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2015 House Bill 4724: Allow no-reason absentee voting
Introduced by Rep. Lisa Lyons R-Alto on June 16, 2015
To eliminate the requirement that a person give a specific reason for requesting an absentee ballot, and require an individual who applies in person for an absentee ballot to show a picture ID.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Elections Committee on June 16, 2015
Reported in the House on December 2, 2015
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Martin Howrylak R-Troy on December 9, 2015
To revise a provision prohibiting electioneering in a clerk's office where people get their absentee ballot, by removing a provision prohibiting individuals from informally trying to persuade another person while in the clerk's office.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 9, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Laura Cox R-Livonia on December 9, 2015
To establish that if the bill becomes law and any provision is invalidated by a court, the other provisions will still apply (in other words, to add a "severability clause").
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 9, 2015
Received in the Senate on December 10, 2015
Referred to the Senate Elections and Government Reform Committee on December 10, 2015