STATE OF MICHIGAN
REGULAR SESSION OF 2018
Introduced by Senators Knezek, Hertel and Proos
ENROLLED SENATE BILL No. 735
AN ACT to amend 1846 RS 65, entitled “Of alienation by deed, and the proof and recording of conveyances, and the canceling of mortgages,” by amending section 48 (MCL 565.48).
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
Sec. 48. A register of deeds shall not record a deed or other instrument in writing that purports to convey an interest in land by the survivor or survivors under a deed to joint tenants or tenants by the entirety, unless, for each joint tenant or tenant by the entirety who is indicated in the deed or instrument to be deceased, a certified copy of the death certificate or other proof of death that is permitted by the laws of this state to be received for record by the register, is shown to have been recorded in the register’s office by liber and page reference or is filed concurrently with the deed or other instrument and recorded as a separate document.
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days after the date it is enacted into law.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Secretary of the Senate
Clerk of the House of Representatives