COMMUNITY CENTER; DIRECTOR COMP.                                                           S.B. 522:

                                                                                                    SUMMARY OF BILL

                                                                                      REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE










Senate Bill 522 (as reported without amendment)

Sponsor:  Senator Tom Casperson

Committee:  Local Government




The bill would amend Public Act 199 of 1929, which governs villages' and townships' establishment of community centers, to require the governing body of a village or township to determine the compensation of the community center's board of directors.


Under the Act, if the electors of a village or township vote to establish a community center, the village or township governing body must appoint a seven-member board of directors, who must hold office until their successors are elected and qualified. At the next regular election, a community board of seven directors must be elected.


The Act specifies that the directors must serve without compensation. The bill would delete this provision. Under the bill, the governing body of the village or township would have to determine by resolution the compensation of the board of directors.


MCL 123.43                                                            Legislative Analyst:  Drew Krogulecki




The bill would have an unknown but likely minimal fiscal impact on local government, which would depend on the decisions of each village or township with a community center board of directors appointed and elected under the Act. A governing body of a village or township that approved compensation for members of a community center board of directors would have increased costs.


The bill would have no fiscal impact on the State.


Date Completed:  12-6-17                                                  Fiscal Analyst:  Elizabeth Pratt




This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.