Act No. 284

Public Acts of 2023

Approved by the Governor

December 7, 2023

Filed with the Secretary of State

December 8, 2023

EFFECTIVE DATE:  February 13, 2024



state of michigan

102nd Legislature

Regular session of 2023

Introduced by Senators McBroom, Nesbitt, Brinks, Huizenga, Singh, Moss, McDonald Rivet, Cavanagh, McCann, Wojno, Anthony, Hertel, Bayer, Geiss, Chang and Cherry


AN ACT to amend 1976 PA 388, entitled “An act to regulate political activity; to regulate campaign financing; to restrict campaign contributions and expenditures; to require campaign statements and reports; to regulate anonymous contributions; to regulate campaign advertising and literature; to provide for segregated funds for political purposes; to provide for the use of public funds for political purposes; to create certain funds; to provide for reversion, retention, or refunding of unexpended balances in certain funds; to require other statements and reports; to regulate acceptance of certain gifts, payments, and reimbursements; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments and state and local officials and employees; to provide appropriations; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 44 (MCL 169.244), as amended by 2017 PA 119.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 44. (1) A person shall not make a contribution to another person with the agreement or arrangement that the person receiving the contribution will then transfer that contribution to a particular candidate committee.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in this section and sections 21a, 44a, 45, and 71, a candidate committee shall not make an expenditure or other disbursement except to further the nomination or election of the candidate for which it is formed. A candidate committee shall not make a contribution to or an independent expenditure on behalf of another candidate committee. This subsection does not prohibit the purchase of tickets to another candidate committee’s fund-raising event that does not exceed $100.00 per candidate committee in any calendar year.

(3) An individual, other than a committee treasurer or the individual designated as responsible for the record keeping, report preparation, or report filing for a committee, who obtains possession of a committee’s contribution for the purpose of delivering the contribution to another committee shall deliver the contribution to that committee, that committee’s treasurer, or that committee’s agent, or return the contribution to the payor, not later than 10 business days after obtaining possession of the contribution.

(4) Two or more persons, other than individuals, may hold a joint fund-raiser if the receipts and expenses of the fund-raiser are shared proportionately.

(5) A person who knowingly violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect unless all of the following bills of the 102nd Legislature are enacted into law:

(a) Senate Bill No. 613.

(b) Senate Bill No. 614.

(c) Senate Bill No. 615.

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