HOUSE BILL NO. 6382

November 12, 2020, Introduced by Reps. Coleman, Meerman and Steven Johnson and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

A bill to amend 1929 PA 312, entitled

"The metropolitan district act,"

by amending sections 7 and 11 (MCL 119.7 and 119.11), section 7 as amended by 2012 PA 587.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 7. (1) The charter commission shall proceed to adopt a name for the district and frame a charter for the district as soon thereafter as practicable. The charter commission shall determine the rules of its proceedings and keep a journal. A roll call of its members on any question shall must be entered on the journal at the request of any member.

(2) The charter commission shall fix the date of the first district election. The first district election shall must be held on a regular election date as established under section 641 of the Michigan election law, 1954 PA 116, MCL 168.641. The

(3) Before January 1, 2022, the county clerk of the county in which the largest number of registered electors of the metropolitan district reside shall publish the proposed charter in 1 or more newspapers published in the district at least once and not less than 2 weeks and not more than 4 weeks before the election, together with a notice of the election. , and that on the date fixed for the election the question of adopting the proposed charter will be voted on, and that the elective officers provided for therein will be elected on the same date. Notice Before January 1, 2022, notice of the election shall must also be posted in at least 10 public places within each city, village, or township in the proposed district not less than 10 days before the election. Beginning January 1, 2022, the county clerk of the county in which the largest number of registered electors of the metropolitan district reside shall, not less than 2 weeks and not more than 4 weeks before the election, post public notice of the proposed charter, together with a notice of the election, as set forth in the local government public notice act.

(4) On the date fixed for the election, the question of adopting the proposed charter will be voted on, and the elective officers provided for in the metropolitan district will be elected on the same date.

(5) The charter commission shall have has authority to study the area proposed to be included in the metropolitan district and submit recommendations to the legislative bodies of any city, village, or township to amend its original resolution in regards to same. The charter shall must state with certainty the territory proposed to be included.

Sec. 11. Every district charter or amendment thereto shall to a district charter must be published or posted as the commission or legislative body respectively may prescribe. prescribes. There may be submitted with any charter or amendment independent sections or propositions, and such of them as those that receive a 3/5 vote of the electors of each city, village, or township voting thereon shall become a part of such the charter or shall prevail as amendments or propositions.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect unless Senate Bill No.____ or House Bill No. 6440 (request no. 02449'19) of the 100th Legislature is enacted into law.