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2014 House Bill 5685: Authorize local government drain petitions

Public Act 551 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Al Pscholka (R) on June 12, 2014 To permit a local government to petition a drain commission for a drain (usually a network of ditches) to remove excess water from lands that traverses more than one county, if it deems this necessary for "public health." Taxpayers in the petitioning city, village or township would then be liable "at large" for a portion of the costs.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Local Government Committee on June 12, 2014
Reported in the House on October 2, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 106 to 0 in the House on November 13, 2014 (same description)
To permit a local government to petition a drain commission for a drain (usually a network of ditches) to remove excess water from lands that traverses more than one county, if it deems this necessary for "public health." Taxpayers in the petitioning city, village or township would then be liable "at large" for a portion of the costs.
Received in the Senate on December 2, 2014
Referred to the Senate Local Government & Elections Committee on December 2, 2014
Reported in the Senate on December 15, 2014 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on December 17, 2014 (same description)
To permit a local government to petition a drain commission for a drain (usually a network of ditches) to remove excess water from lands that traverses more than one county, if it deems this necessary for "public health." Taxpayers in the petitioning city, village or township would then be liable "at large" for a portion of the costs.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 10, 2015

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