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.




     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.




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