Jelinek introduces bill to revamp state’s recall laws

Published 4:08 pm Friday, September 19, 2003

By By JOHN EBY / Niles Daily Star
CASSOPOLIS -- Niles' State Sen. Ron Jelinek on Thursday introduced his recall bill, which has been endorsed by Michigan's chief elections officer, Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land.
Siebenmark said Jelinek, R-Three Oaks, wants to "go this route for a few reasons -- not the least of which is it gives a cooling-off period for some communities. It allows them to calm down, be a little more logical and maybe not want to go that route. Secondly, it can be quite costly for smaller municipalities to have to gear up and find the dollars to conduct a special election. Thirdly, for a better voter turnout."
Siebenmark said Jelinek has a second bill, submitted before summer break, regarding anhydrous ammonia, the farm chemical that is also a key component in the manufacture of the highly addictive drug methamphetamine.
Lastly, Siebenmark said he will be back at the COA for today's senior health fair. "I will be at the legislative table all day," he said.