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

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Senate Bill 522 (as introduced 9-6-17)

Sponsor:  Senator Tom Casperson

Committee:  Local Government


Date Completed:  10-17-17




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, there must be elected a community board of seven directors, two for one year, two for two years, and three for three years, and then annually there must be elected the number of directors whose terms have expired. Alternatively, the governing body of a village or township may by resolution provide that at the next regular election, and then every two years, there must be elected a community board of seven directors who must hold office for two years. If a village or township initially elected directors for three-year terms, its governing body may subsequently adopt a resolution providing for the election every two years of directors for two-year terms.


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.


The bill would take effect 90 days after its enactment.


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 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.


                                                                                     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.