New Corporate Expenditure Law Signed In Michigan - State and Federal Communications

December 19, 2023  •  

New Corporate Expenditure Law Signed In Michigan

Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 4234, permitting corporations to make administrative expenditures to non-connected separate segregated funds (SSFs).

The bill changes the definitions of contribution and expenditure to permit expenditures made by a corporation to provide for the collection and transfer of contributions to an SSF for which it is not a connected organization.

Previously these were prohibited in-kind contributions.

Contributions or expenditures made to facilitate contributions to an SSF through a payroll deduction plan also do not qualify as contributions or expenditures.

Any costs of establishing or administering a payroll deduction plan for contributions to an SSF are not considered expenditures.

The bill also removes a restriction on public bodies using public funds to set up a payroll deduction plan for political contributions from consenting employees.

Public employees may participate in payroll deductions for their labor union’s PAC and the public body is permitted to use public funds to administer the process.

The new law will be effective February 13, 2024.

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