This is in the Michigan Constitution..

Note: this is in the MI Constitution..

<>§26 Bills; printing, possession, reading, vote on passage.
Sec. 26. No bill shall be passed or become a law at any regular session of the legislature until it has been printed or reproduced and in the possession of each house for at least five days.

Every bill shall be read three times in each house before the final passage thereof. No bill shall become a law without the concurrence of a majority of the members elected to and serving in each house. On the final passage of bills, the votes and names of the members voting thereon shall be entered in the journal.

A question arrises, was the bill in it’s final form for 5 days?

3 comments for “This is in the Michigan Constitution..

  1. Jason Gillman Jr.
    October 11, 2007 at 12:35 am

    Hard to tell. I can’t seem to find exactly when the final amendments were made, but here’s the page for HB 4882

    http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2007-HB-4882

  2. jgillman
    October 11, 2007 at 9:04 am

    There may be rules the legislators think are sufficient to overcome the Article 26, however the changes are sufficient that a Judge would probably rule it violating the intent.

  3. jgillman
    October 18, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    OK talked to a legal aid.. Apparently the final bill doesn’t have to even resemble the original bill which sets in the houses.for 5 days.. All it has to do is be in the same category… Pretty lame.. I still say it doesn’t pass the smell test.

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