Lawmakers in Lansing are trying to put new restrictions on who can run in special elections.
Lawmakers say they are trying to learn from past mistakes. After the forced resignation and expulsion of Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat for a sex scandal, they ran in the special election for their old seats.
A bill headed for the House floor would prevent a lawmaker who resigns from their seat or is expelled from running in the special election for the seat they vacated.
Critics of the legislation say it takes away voter choice.