The bill to increase the difficulty to get on the ballot as a right in candidate passed in the senate 25 to 0. We had to vote on the bill again to accept a slight change the senate put on.
With the diminished number of democrats on hand to vote, Republicans wanted to go "under the rule". This rule says you can not vote for other legislators if they are not present to do it themselves. Chris Clem tried to get the speaker to recognize him and put us under the rule. Several hands were in the air, but similar to the conceal carry bill last year the speaker said "I only see three hands" (5 are needed but we probably had 15 or more) and pushed the vote on the bill. 57 votes were yes the rest were no. The bill passed.