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State Bill Would Cut Time To Collect Petition Signatures To 180 Days

Mar 24, 2016

Credit MI Legalize

A bill in a Michigan House committee would severely limit the amount of time petition organizers have to collect signatures.

 

The bill would change the time frame on gathering signatures from up to four years to 180 days.

Jamie Lowell is a board member of MILegalize, one of the groups which could be affected if SB 776 becomes law. “This is a really radical departure from the law.”, he says. 

Lowell says, 

“It would limit was is supposed to be up to four years to collect signatures to just 180 days, so it would be eliminating 87.5% of the time currently allotted for petitioners to get their signatures.”

 

Ann Arbor Representative Jeff Irwin is on the House committee that is currently overseeing the bill.

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— Amanda LeClaire is a reporter and producer for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact her at 734.487.3363 or email her aleclair@emich.edu