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Governor signs two inch rule legislation

Posted on March 14, 2012 by Dene Westbrook

Yesterday afternoon the Governor signed HB 4589, a bill reinstating the long standing two inch rule for sidewalk liability.

Under the new statute, PA 50 of 2012, there is a rebuttable presumption that a local unit of government properly maintained a sidewalk if a sidewalk defect is less than two inches.

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 sharkins@mml.org.

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