This afternoon the House concurred on the Senate-passed version of HB 4589, a bill that reinstates the two inch rule for sidewalk liability. The legislation has a rebuttable presumption that a sidewalk with a defect under two inches wasmaintained by a local unit of government in reasonable repair.
The bill now heads to the Governor for his signature.
Samantha Harkins works for the Michigan Municipal League handling municipal services and energy and technology issues. She can be reached at 517-908-0306 or email at email@example.com.