Forced by a court order, the Board of State Canvassers has certified a petition drive to repeal a Michigan law that was used to set major restrictions during the early months of the pandemic.
The decision means the Republican-controlled Legislature can kill the law without intervention by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Lawmakers could also put it on the 2022 statewide ballot for voters to decide. Action in the Capitol appears to be the likely step.
A group called Unlock Michigan met the 340,000 signature threshold.
The State Supreme Court ruled the law unconstitutional in October.