HOUSE BILL No. 4371

 

 

March 16, 2017, Introduced by Reps. Marino, Sowerby, Lucido, Farrington, Hornberger, Yanez, Green, Hertel and Chirkun and referred to the Committee on Local Government.

 

     A bill to amend 1954 PA 188, entitled

 

"An act to provide for the making of certain improvements by

townships; to provide for paying for the improvements by the

issuance of bonds; to provide for the levying of taxes; to provide

for assessing the whole or a part of the cost of improvements

against property benefited; and to provide for the issuance of

bonds in anticipation of the collection of special assessments and

for the obligation of the township on the bonds,"

 

by amending section 9a (MCL 41.729a), as amended by 2014 PA 561.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 9a. (1) An owner of property who by reason of hardship is

 

unable to contribute to the cost of an assessment for an

 

improvement authorized in section 2(1)(a), (b), (c), (g), (h), or

 

(n), or (q) may have the assessment deferred by application to the

 

assessing officer. Upon receipt of evidence of hardship, the

 

township may defer partial or total payment of the assessment.

 

     (2) The township board may enact an ordinance to define

 

hardship and to permit deferred or partial payment of an assessment


pursuant to under this section. As a condition of granting the

 

deferred or partial payment of an assessment, the township board

 

shall require that any deferred assessment constitute a recorded

 

lien against the property, subject to section 8(2).

 

     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days

 

after the date it is enacted into law.

 

     Enacting section 2. This amendatory act does not take effect

 

unless all of the following bills of the 99th Legislature are

 

enacted into law:

 

     (a) Senate Bill No.____ or House Bill No. 4370 (request no.

 

02081'17).

 

     (b) Senate Bill No.____ or House Bill No. 4359 (request no.

 

02171'17).