ZONING ENABLING ACT:  TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS

House Bill 5926

Sponsor:  Rep. John Walsh

Committee:  Intergovernmental and Regional Affairs

Complete to 6-21-10

A SUMMARY OF HOUSE BILL 5926 AS INTRODUCED 3-9-10

House Bill 5926 would amend the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act to make three technical corrections.

Now under the act, an appeal from a decision of a local Zoning Board of Appeals must be filed within 30 days after the board issues its decision in writing signed by the chairperson (or by the board members if there is no chairperson), or within 21 days after the board approves its minutes of the decision.  House Bill 5926 would retain these deadlines, but specify that the appeal would have to be filed within whichever of the deadlines comes first.

The bill would also revise references within the Zoning Enabling Act to the cited sections of the former County Zoning Act, the former Township Zoning Act, and the former City and Village Zoning Act.

Finally, the bill specifies that the effective date of the 2007 amendatory act that modified the Michigan Zoning Act was February 29, 2008.

MCL 125.3208 et al

FISCAL IMPACT:

The bill does not appear to have any significant fiscal impact.

                                                                                           Legislative Analyst:  J. Hunault     

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan House staff for use by House members in their deliberations, and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.