MCL - Section 125.3883

MICHIGAN PLANNING ENABLING ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 33 of 2008


125.3883 Transfer of powers, duties, and records.

Sec. 83.

    (1) If, on the effective date of this act, a planning commission had the powers and duties of a zoning board or zoning commission under the former city and village zoning act, 1921 PA 207, the former county zoning act, 1943 PA 183, or the former township zoning act, 1943 PA 184, and under the Michigan zoning enabling act, 2006 PA 110, MCL 125.3101 to 125.3702, the planning commission may continue to exercise those powers and duties without amendment of the ordinance, resolution, or charter provision that created the planning commission.
    (2) If, on the effective date of this act, a local unit of government had a planning commission without zoning authority created under former 1931 PA 285, former 1945 PA 282, or former 1959 PA 168, the legislative body may by amendment to the ordinance creating the planning commission, or, if the planning commission was created by resolution, may by resolution, transfer to the planning commission all the powers and duties provided to a zoning board or zoning commission created under the Michigan zoning enabling act, 2006 PA 110, MCL 125.3101 to 125.3702. If an existing zoning board or zoning commission in the local unit of government is nearing the completion of its draft zoning ordinance, the legislative body shall postpone the transfer of the zoning board's or zoning commission's powers, duties, and records until the completion of the draft zoning ordinance, but is not required to postpone the transfer more than 1 year.
    (3) If, on or after the effective date of this act, a planning commission is created in a local unit of government that has had a zoning board or zoning commission since before the effective date of this act, the legislative body shall transfer all the powers, duties, and records of the zoning board or zoning commission to the planning commission before July 1, 2011. If the existing zoning board or zoning commission is nearing the completion of its draft zoning ordinance, the legislative body may, by resolution, postpone the transfer of the zoning board's or zoning commission's powers, duties, and records until the completion of the draft zoning ordinance, but not later than until 1 year after creation of the planning commission or July 1, 2011, whichever comes first.


History: 2008, Act 33, Eff. Sept. 1, 2008