HB 4494 sponsored by Representative Joe Graves was taken up for testimony in House Local Government Committee. This bill would limit a municipalities ability to retroactively charge a sewer tap-in fee to two years from the time a building permit is issued. The Michigan Municipal League has some serious concerns with this legislation and is discussing potential changes with the sponsor. During committee, along with the City of Linden, we expressed our concerns and opposition to the bill as introduced.
John LaMacchia is a Legislative Associate for the League handling transportation and infrastructure issues. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-908-0303.