LEGISLATOR RESIGNATION REMOVAL                                                             H.B. 4208:

                                                                                                    SUMMARY OF BILL

                                                                                      REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House Bill 4208 (as reported without amendment)

Sponsor:  Representative Aaron Miller

House Committee:  Elections and Ethics

Senate Committee:  Elections and Government Reform

 


CONTENT

 

The bill would amend of the Michigan Election Law to provide that the resignation or removal of a State Senator or Representative would remain in effect for the duration of the unexpired term.

 

Under the Law, an individual elected to the office of State Senator or Representative who desires to resign must file a written notice containing the effective date of the resignation with the presiding officer of his or her respective house, who must immediately transmit the written notice to the Governor. The bill specifies that the resignation of an individual from the office of the State Senator or Representative would remain in effect for the duration of the unexpired legislative term.

 

The Law also specifies that any State Senator or Representative may be removed from office as provided in Article IV, Section 16 of the Michigan Constitution (under which each house of the Legislature may, with the concurrence of a two-thirds majority, expel a member). The bill specifies that the removal of an individual from the office of the State Senator or Representative would remain in effect for the duration of the unexpired legislative term.

 

MCL 168.175 & 168.177                                             Legislative Analyst:  Nathan Leaman

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.

 

Date Completed:  5-9-17                                                     Fiscal Analyst:  Joe Carrasco

 

 

 

 

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.