LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate on Wednesday approved Sen. Mark Huizenga’s legislation as part of a bipartisan package designed to implement the financial disclosure measures of Proposal 1 of 2022.
“The people of Michigan voted overwhelmingly to require more financial transparency from their elected state officials — and that is what this bipartisan effort will do,” said Huizenga, R-Walker. “This legislation is a good start toward a more open and accountable state government. Most importantly, it will help restore the public’s trust and better ensure public officials are not making decisions for their own personal benefit.”
In November 2022, Michigan voters approved Proposal 1 with over 66% of the vote. The constitutional amendment included language to require statewide office holders and members of the Legislature to file an annual financial disclosure report with the state.
Senate Bills 613-616 would implement Proposal 1’s financial disclosure section by requiring the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, members of the Legislature, candidates for those offices — and spouses in limited instances — to disclose certain financial information every year.
The bills now head to the House of Representatives for consideration.