Michigan Senate Bill 1086 (2008)
Michigan State Senate as a restriction on initiative rights in Michigan. The sponsor of the bill is Gilda Jacobs, a Democrat. She introduced it on February 12, 2008.
SB 1086 would mandate:
- A filing deadline of March 15.
- Says that signatures signed within 210 days can be considered not "stale and void", versus the current 180 days.
Two other bills to restrict initiative rights in Michigan have also been proposed in the 2008 legislative session. Michigan Senate Joint Resolution K (2008) proposed a distribution requirement and Michigan Senate Bill 1087 (2008) proposed a residency requirements.
In combination, the three bills--if they are enacted--represent a significant abridgement of initiative rights in Michigan.