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Committee Hears Testimony on Lame Duck Reforms

Feb 19, 2021

The House Elections and Ethics Committee heard testimony this week on legislation that would change lame duck as we know it. Lame duck, the period between a general election and the end of a two-year legislative term, has historically been controversial. Under House Joint Resolution A, introduced by Speaker Jason Wentworth (R-Clare), would amend the Michigan Constitution to require a two-thirds majority vote to pass a bill during lame duck. The Resolution would need the support of two-thirds of both the House and Senate and would then be placed on the ballot for Michigan voters to decide. It remains in the House Committee awaiting consideration.

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