HOUSE BILL No. 4259

 

February 26, 2015, Introduced by Rep. Lane and referred to the Committee on Local Government.

 

     A bill to amend 1951 PA 33, entitled

 

"An act to provide police and fire protection for townships and for

certain areas in townships, certain incorporated villages, and

certain cities; to authorize contracting for fire and police

protection; to authorize the purchase of fire and police equipment,

and the maintenance and operation of the equipment; to provide for

defraying the cost of the equipment; to authorize the creation of

special assessment districts and the levying and collecting of

special assessments; to authorize the issuance of special

assessment bonds in anticipation of the collection of special

assessments and the advancement of the amount necessary to pay such

bonds, and to provide for reimbursement for such advances by

reassessment if necessary; to authorize the collection of fees for

certain emergency services in townships and other municipalities;

to authorize the creation of administrative boards and to prescribe

their powers and duties; to provide for the appointment of traffic

officers and to prescribe their powers and duties; and to repeal

acts and parts of acts,"

 

by amending section 10 (MCL 41.810), as amended by 2004 PA 463.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 10. (1) This act applies to townships and adjoining

 

townships and incorporated villages and qualified cities. If

 

reference is made in this act to townships, that reference shall


 

apply applies to townships and incorporated villages and qualified

 

cities. If reference is made in this act to township boards, that

 

reference shall apply applies to township boards and the

 

legislative bodies of incorporated villages and qualified cities. A

 

township, incorporated village, or qualified city shall not use

 

this act to lessen the number of paid full-time firefighters in

 

that township, incorporated village, or qualified city.

 

     (2) As used in this act, "qualified city" means either of the

 

following:

 

     (a) A city with a population of less than 15,000.

 

     (b) A city with a population of 15,000 or more and less than

 

70,000 located in a county with a population of more than 200,000

 

and less than 235,000, if the question of raising money by special

 

assessment and the amount of the special assessment to be levied

 

annually under this act is approved by a majority of the electors

 

in the special assessment district. The amount of the special

 

assessment to be levied annually under this act that was approved

 

under this subdivision shall not be increased unless that increase

 

is first approved by a majority of the electors in the special

 

assessment district.