SENATE BILL NO. 16

January 13, 2021, Introduced by Senator ZORN and referred to the Committee on Local Government.

A bill to amend 1917 PA 167, entitled

"Housing law of Michigan,"

by amending section 125 (MCL 125.525), as amended by 2016 PA 14.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 125. (1) The enforcing agency may maintain a registry of owners and premises regulated by this act.

(2) If the enforcing agency maintains a registry of owners and premises, the owner of a multiple dwelling or rooming house containing units which that will be offered to let, or to hire, for more than 6 months of a calendar year shall register with the enforcing agency the owner's name, the address of the owner's residence or usual place of business, and the location of the multiple dwelling or rooming house. The owner shall register within 60 days following the day on which any part of the premises is offered for occupancy.

(3) If the premises are managed or operated by an agent, the agent's name and place of business shall must be entered with the name of the owner in the registry under subsection (2).

(4) A transfer of ownership to another person is not a change of ownership for purposes of this act if the owner, owners, trustors, grantors, or members of the transferring person are the same as the owner, owners, trustees, grantees, or members of the recipient person, or both the transferring person and recipient person are under common control, and the property being transferred was inspected in accordance with this act during the 2-year period immediately preceding the date of that transfer or a longer period if previously determined by a local municipality inspection ordinance. As used in this subsection, "person" means an individual or a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability limited partnership, trust, individual retirement account, or other legal person recognized in this state.