February 22, 2023, Introduced by Reps. Hope, Tsernoglou, Steckloff, Young, Rheingans, McFall, Andrews, Price, Hoskins, Coffia, Conlin, Haadsma, Mentzer, Arbit, Wegela, Wilson, Breen, Liberati, Byrnes, Miller, Morgan, Brixie, Glanville, Martus, Hood, Morse, Churches, Weiss, Rogers, McKinney, O'Neal and Aiyash and referred to the Committee on Elections.

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled

"Michigan election law,"

(MCL 168.1 to 168.992) by adding section 931b.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 931b. (1) An individual shall not intimidate an election official.

(2) An individual shall not prevent an election official from performing the election official's duties.

(3) An individual who violates subsection (1) or (2) is guilty of a felony.

(4) As used in this section:

(a) "Election official" means a public officer or public employee who has a duty to perform in connection with an election conducted under this act.

(b) "Intimidate" means to commit harassing conduct that would cause a reasonable individual to feel terrorized, frightened, threatened, harassed, or molested and that actually causes the individual to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested.