Act No. 167

Public Acts of 2020

Approved by the Governor

September 30, 2020

Filed with the Secretary of State

September 30, 2020

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 30, 2020





state of michigan

100th Legislature

Regular session of 2020

Introduced by Reps. Hauck and Hernandez


AN ACT to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “An act to reorganize, consolidate, and add to the election laws; to provide for election officials and prescribe their powers and duties; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, state agencies, and state and local officials and employees; to provide for the nomination and election of candidates for public office; to provide for the resignation, removal, and recall of certain public officers; to provide for the filling of vacancies in public office; to provide for and regulate primaries and elections; to provide for the purity of elections; to guard against the abuse of the elective franchise; to define violations of this act; to provide appropriations; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal certain acts and all other acts inconsistent with this act,” by amending section 624g (MCL 168.624g), as amended by 1990 PA 7.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 624g. (1) The state shall reimburse each county, city, and township for the cost of conducting a presidential primary election. The reimbursement must not exceed the verified account of actual costs of the election.

(2) Payment must be made upon presentation and approval of a verified account of actual costs to the department of treasury, local government audit division, after the department of treasury and the secretary of state agree as to what constitutes valid costs of conducting an election. Reimbursable costs do not include salaries of permanent local officials, the cost of reusable supplies and equipment, or costs attributable to local special elections held in conjunction with the presidential primary. The state shall disapprove costs not in compliance with this section.

(3) The legislature shall appropriate from the general fund of this state an amount necessary to implement this section.

(4) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, to qualify for reimbursement, a county, city, or township must submit its verified account of actual costs no later than 90 days after the date of the presidential primary. To qualify for reimbursement for the March 10, 2020 presidential primary, a county, city, or township must submit its verified account of actual costs no later than September 30, 2020.

(5) Not later than 90 days after the state receives a verified account of actual costs, the state shall pay or disapprove the verified account.

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