REVISED JUDICATURE ACT OF 1961 (EXCERPT)
Act 236 of 1961
600.6033 Execution; property partially exempt; bond.
Whenever a levy is made upon any article, belonging to a class or species which is exempt from execution to a specified amount or value, and the value thereof as determined by the appraisal, is in excess of the amount of the exemption allowed therein to the defendant in execution, levy and sale thereof may be made under the execution in the ordinary way; and unless the amount of the exemption is claimed or set off in other property, or waived, the officer shall pay to the defendant in execution, the amount of such exemption, in money from the proceeds of the sale, and the balance of such proceeds shall be applied towards the satisfaction of the execution. If at the sale no bid is made for such property, in excess of the amount of the exemption allowed therein, such property shall not be sold, but shall be returned to the defendant. If the defendant in execution, before such sale, pays to the officer the difference between the appraised value of such property, and the amount of the exemption therein, not to exceed the amount due on such execution with costs of such levy, to be applied upon the execution, such property shall not be sold, but shall be returned to the defendant: Provided, That if after such officer has completed the levy upon such property, the defendant in execution gives to such officer a sufficient bond, to be approved by him, conditioned that said defendant will deliver said property to such officer or before the time of sale, pay to him the difference between the appraised value of such property, and the amount of his exemption, not to exceed the amount due on such execution with costs accrued, then such officer may permit such defendant to have possession of such property during the period intervening between the making of the levy and the time of sale.
History: 1961, Act 236, Eff. Jan. 1, 1963
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