September 07, 2022, Introduced by Rep. Hall and referred to the Committee on Local Government and Municipal Finance.

A bill to prohibit local governments from decriminalizing public indecency; and to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental officers and entities.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 1. As used in this section:

(a) "Decriminalize" means to repeal a local ordinance or charter provision or to lessen the penalties of violating a local ordinance or charter provision from criminal to civil.

(b) "Local government" means a county, city, township, or village.

(c) "Public indecency law" means any law that penalizes public urination, public defecation, or littering.

Sec. 3. (1) If a local government has a local ordinance or charter provision to provide for criminal penalties for violating a public indecency law, the local government shall not decriminalize public indecency.

(2) If a local government decriminalized public indecency after January 1, 2022, the local government shall, no later than 60 days after the effective date of this act, reenact the public indecency ordinance as it was on January 1.