Thursday, December 20, 2012
Michigan: Recall law signed into law by Governor
Michigan's Governor has signed into law the bill limiting recalls. The most prominent provisions are making the recall a one-step process, the moving the signature gathering timeframe from 90 to 60 days and limiting recalls to only Election Days in May and November. It would also prevent recalls in the first and last year of a Senators term (and six month each for Reps), and mandate "factual" charges, a very unclear term.
For some analysis of the provisions (I'll look at the law in further depth when I have some time), see here and here