HOUSE BILL NO. 6118

August 17, 2020, Introduced by Reps. Hauck and Hernandez and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled

"Michigan election law,"

by amending section 624g (MCL 168.624g), as amended by 1990 PA 7.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 624g. (1) The state shall reimburse each county, city, and township for the cost of conducting a presidential primary election. The reimbursement shall must not exceed the verified account of actual costs of the election.

(2) Payment shall must be made upon presentation and approval of a verified account of actual costs to the department of treasury, local government audit division, after the department of treasury and the secretary of state agree as to what constitutes valid costs of conducting an election. Reimbursable costs do not include salaries of permanent local officials, ; the cost of reusable supplies and equipment, ; or costs attributable to local special elections held in conjunction with the presidential primary. The state shall disapprove costs not in compliance with this section.

(3) The state shall also compensate each city and township for the processing of voter identification cards required for the sole purpose of changing or adding an elector's designation of a political party preference or no political party preference. Compensation shall not be paid to a city or township for the processing of voter identification cards required for original voter registration applications or voter registration applications changing an elector's address. The secretary of state shall equitably distribute funds appropriated to implement this subsection upon receipt of an annual verified account of actual costs from each city and township stating the number of voter identification cards processed as specified by this subsection.

(3) (4) The legislature shall appropriate from the general fund of the this state an amount necessary to implement this section.

(4) (5) To Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, to qualify for reimbursement, a county, city, or township shall must submit its verified account of actual costs no later than 90 days after the date of the presidential primary. To qualify for reimbursement for the March 10, 2020 presidential primary, a county, city, or township must submit its verified account of actual costs no later than September 30, 2020.

(5) (6) Not later than 90 days after the state receives a verified account of actual costs, the state shall pay or disapprove the verified account.