Sunday, June 25, 2017

New Law Would Increase Filing Fees For State House+Senate By 300%

By Brandon Hall
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It's not exactly a surprise: Lansing wants more of your money.

A new law proposed by State House members Steve Marino, Tommy Brann, Julie Calley, Kimberly LaSata, and Jim Lilly would increase filing fees for State House and State Senate by 300%.

Currently, the cost is $100, but if the bill becomes law, Michiganders looking to serve in the legislature would have to pay $400 to get on the ballot in lieu of gathering signatures.

Below is an excerpt of the proposal:

"In lieu of filing a nominating petition, a NONREFUNDABLE filing fee of $100.00 $400.00 may be paid to the county clerk or, for a candidate in a district comprising more than 1 county, to the secretary of state."

>>>Read the proposed change in full HERE

Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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