House Committee Passes Problematic Rental Inspection Legislation

Posted on December 4, 2014 by Dene Westbrook

This morning the House Local Government Committee reported Senate Bill 313 sponsored by Senator Dave Robertson (R-Grand Blanc) that would drastically change the way municipal rental inspection programs operate.

The bill would lower revenue that programs collect and provide additional barriers to entry when attempting to inspect a tenants property.The bill now heads to the full House, and we need your help to prevent this from passing.

For those communities that have rental inspection programs we would ask that you please reach out to your legislator to ask for a “no” vote. The message is very simple: making the proposed changes to the rental inspection laws would negatively impact well run,  efficient programs. Further, SB 313 should not be brought up for a vote this year and we can revisit the issue next year.

John LaMacchia is a Legislative Associate for the League handling transportation and infrastructure issues. He can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0303.

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