Snyder Signs Legislation Blocking Petition Signatures Older Than 180 Days

Rick-Snyder_300Governor Rick Snyder has signed a bill, Senate Bill 776, which prohibits the state from counting signatures older than 180 days that were collected for ballot proposals and constitutional amendments. This means that, beginning immediately, petition signatures for constitutional amendments or initiated legislation collected 180 days before the proposals are turned into the state will not count.

Backers of one of the marijuana legalization proposals have been pushing for the change to allow signatures older than 180 days. Anti-fracking and marijuana legalization petition drives indicated that they would fight the law in court.

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