This term, Senate Republicans unveiled their 39-bill package to address concerns with elections security, operations, and access stemming from the 2020 elections. Our members on The League’s Elections Subcommittee reviewed the bills based on our interpretation of our role as stewards of the community and administrators of the electoral experience.
The subcommittee anchored our positions in our principles of community wealth building and how these bills affect our achievement within the pillars of learning, belonging, economics, sustainability, infrastructure, public health, and trust are all enhanced and encouraged by strong elections and electoral participation. You can view the MML Summary of Bill Positions from the 2021 Senate Elections Package here.
The Michigan Municipal League has also been engaged in the last two weeks of testimony in the Senate Elections Committee. The League submitted testimony this week to support our positions in opposition on SBs 273 and SBs 286 and to express support in concept to SBs 278 + 300. You can view the testimony here.
Herasanna Richards is a legislative associate handling energy, environmental, elections, and external municipal services for the League. She can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0309.