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2011 House Bill 5076: Revise local government budget lawsuit standing and authority
Introduced by Rep. Peter Pettalia R-Presque Isle on October 13, 2011
To establish that only the chief administrative officer of a local government has standing to sue the municipality for passing a budget that doesn’t adequately fund activities required by law; and also establish that the only the a local government’s legislative body can sue the chief administrative officer for failure to properly administer, execute and enforce the budget. However, a court funded by the municipal government could sue for more money, but any hearings would have to consider the ability of the local government to pay more.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on October 13, 2011
Reported in the House on September 27, 2012
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on November 27, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 27, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. John Walsh R-Livonia on November 28, 2012
To revised details related to when a court authorized by the bill to sue over its funding is already in mediation on this.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on November 28, 2012
Received in the Senate on November 29, 2012
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on November 29, 2012