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