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2019 Senate Bill 311: Make state liable for local debt authorized by emergency manager
Introduced by Sen. Betty Jean Alexander D-Detroit on May 9, 2019
To require the state to reimburse a financially mismanaged local government that is placed in receivership under a state-appointed emergency manager for any additional debt or liability incurred after the appointment. A municipal government could appeal an emergency manager’s decisions to the governor if they are judged to “potentially create a hazard to the public health, safety, or welfare of the residents”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on May 9, 2019