HOUSE BILL No. 4053

January 22, 2015, Introduced by Rep. Poleski and referred to the Committee on Elections.

 

     A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled

 

"Michigan election law,"

 

(MCL 168.1 to 168.992) by adding section 931c.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 931c. (1) An individual shall not promise or provide any

 

valuable consideration to an individual to run or not to run as a

 

candidate for election to a political office.

 

     (2) An individual shall not accept any valuable consideration

 

from an individual to run or not to run as a candidate for election

 

to a political office.

 

     (3) An individual who violates this section is guilty of a

 

misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or

 

a fine of not more than $500.00, or both.

 


     (4) As used in this section:

 

     (a) "Contribution" and "expenditure" mean those terms as

 

defined in the Michigan campaign finance act, 1976 PA 388, MCL

 

169.201 to 169.282.

 

     (b) "Valuable consideration" means that term as defined in

 

section 931. Valuable consideration does not include a contribution

 

or an expenditure.