HB-4912, As Passed House, November 30, 2011
HOUSE BILL NO. 4912
A bill to amend 1989 PA 292, entitled
"Metropolitan councils act,"
by amending section 27 (MCL 124.677), as amended by 2003 PA 301.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 27. (1) A proposal for a tax authorized to be levied by a
council under this act shall not be placed on the ballot unless the
proposal is adopted by a resolution of the council and certified by
council not later than
70 days 4
p.m. on the twelfth Tuesday
before the election to the county clerk of each county in which all
or part of a participating city, village, or township is located
for inclusion on the ballot. The proposal shall state the amount
and duration of the millage and shall be certified for inclusion on
the ballot at the next general election, the state primary
immediately preceding the general election, or a special election
at a proposed date not within 45 days of a state primary or a
general election, as specified by the council's resolution. A
proposed special election date shall be scheduled in compliance
with the Michigan election law, 1954 PA 116, MCL 168.1 to 168.992.
(2) The county election commission shall provide ballots for
an election for a tax proposal for each city, village, or township
or part of a city, village, or township located within the county
that is participating in a council under this act.
(3) Except as otherwise provided in subsections (4) and (5),
an election for a tax shall be conducted by the city and township
clerks and election officials of the cities and townships
participating in a council under this act.
(4) If an election on a proposal for a tax is to be held in
conjunction with a general election or state primary election and
if a village participating in a council under this act is located
within a nonparticipating township, the township clerk and election
officials shall conduct the election. On the forty-fifth day
preceding the election, the village clerk or other official
maintaining a file of qualified and registered electors of the
village shall provide to the township clerk a list containing the
name, address, and birth date of each qualified and registered
elector of the village. By the fifteenth day preceding the
election, the village clerk or other official providing the list
shall provide to the township clerk information updating the list
as of the close of registration. Persons appearing on the list as
updated are eligible to vote in the election by special ballot.
(5) If a tax is to be voted on at a special election not held
in conjunction with a general election or state primary election
and if a village participating in a council under this act is
located within a nonparticipating township, the village clerk and
election officials shall conduct the election.
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect January
Enacting section 2. This amendatory act does not take effect
unless House Bill No. 4907 of the 96th Legislature is enacted into