Today, the full Senate passed out SB 394 (adopted S-2 version: SB 394 S-2), a bill to fold townships into the mix of those local communities who qualify for the Housing Law, clarifies that inspection programs are optional at the local level, and states a rental inspection fee cannot be required to be paid more than 6 months prior to the actual inspection. The League testified in support of this legislation when it was in Senate committee.
Again, thank you to Sen. Robertson, his staff, Rental Property Owners Association, and Apartment Association of Michigan for working with us on this issue to address our concerns from last session’s legislation.
The legislation now goes to the House.
Nikki Brown is a legislative associate for the League handling economic development, land use, and municipal services issues. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-908-0305.