HB 5037, a bill to require local inspectors hold tenants responsible for violations that occur in the area that is under their control received a hearing in the House Local Government committee last week. This legislation would also state that liens and other sanctions shall not be added onto the property for those violations that occur in the area that is under the tenant’s control. The League testified in opposition to this piece of legislation along with municipal officials from Fenton, East Lansing and Jackson. We look forward to working with the sponsor of the bill and his staff to provide feedback on any potential amendments as the process moves forward.
Nikki Brown is a legislative associate for the League handling economic development issues. She can be reached at email@example.com or 517-908-0305.