SENATE BILL No. 522

 

 

September 6, 2017, Introduced by Senator CASPERSON and referred to the Committee on Local Government.

 

 

     A bill to amend 1929 PA 199, entitled

 

"An act to authorize and empower villages and townships of this

state having a population not exceeding 10,000 inhabitants, to levy

a tax for the maintenance or the purchase of lands and maintenance

of property for a community center for the benefit of the public,

provided the question of such purchase or maintenance, or both

purchase and maintenance, as the case may be, is submitted to the

duly qualified voters of such villages or townships and is adopted

by a majority vote of those participating in said election; and to

prescribe penalties and provide remedies,"

 

by amending section 3 (MCL 123.43), as amended by 2000 PA 435.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 3. (1) If a village or township votes to establish a

 

community center, the governing body of the village or township

 

shall appoint 6 directors for boards established before the

 

effective date of the amendatory act that added subsection (2)

 


January 9, 2001 and 7 directors for boards established on or after

 

the effective date of the amendatory act that added subsection (2)

 

January 9, 2001 who shall hold office until their successors are

 

elected and qualified. For boards established before the effective

 

date of the amendatory act that added subsection (2), January 9,

 

2001, the governing body of the village or township shall appoint 1

 

additional director who shall hold office until his or her

 

successor is elected and qualified. At the next regular election

 

there shall must be elected a community board of 7 directors, 2 for

 

1 year, 2 for 2 years, and 3 for 3 years, and then annually there

 

shall must be elected the number of directors whose terms have

 

expired, who shall hold office for 3 years or until their

 

successors are elected and qualified. Alternatively, the governing

 

body of a village or township may by resolution provide that at the

 

next regular election, and then every 2 years, there shall must be

 

elected a community board of 7 directors, who shall hold office for

 

2 years or until their successors are elected and qualified.

 

     (2) If a village or township initially elected directors for

 

3-year terms as described in subsection (1), its governing body may

 

subsequently adopt a resolution providing for the election every 2

 

years of directors for 2-year terms. The resolution shall must

 

provide for the transition of the elective terms from 3 to 2 years

 

as follows:

 

     (a) The offices of those directors whose terms first expire

 

after the adoption of the resolution shall must be filled at the

 

next scheduled local, state, or federal election by the election of

 

that number of directors who shall hold office for 2 years, and


then every 2 years for 2 years or until their successors are

 

elected and qualified.

 

     (b) The offices of those directors whose terms next expire

 

after the adoption of the resolution shall must be filled in the

 

year following the election in subdivision (a) by the election of

 

that number of directors who shall hold office for 1 year, and then

 

every 2 years for 2 years or until their successors are elected and

 

qualified.

 

     (c) The offices of those directors whose terms last expire

 

after the adoption of the resolution shall must be filled as

 

described in subdivision (a).

 

     (3) The directors shall serve without compensation. The

 

governing body of the village or township shall determine by

 

resolution the compensation of the board of directors. A vacancy in

 

the board of directors occasioned by a removal, a resignation, or

 

otherwise shall must be reported to the governing body of the

 

village or township, which shall proceed to appoint a director to

 

fill the vacancy.

 

     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days

 

after the date it is enacted into law.