Look Up Legislative Bills in Michigan Legislature

legislature.mi.gov 

TUTORIAL

The search default is set to report on legislation introduced during the current sessions of the Michigan Legislature. At the top of the screen is a link, Home Page Overview, to a video tutorial on how to use the site.

The Bills page can be used to look up legislation from prior years. When searching for a bill in a previous year, you will need to know the year in which the legislative bill was active.

For demonstration purposes, we will use two bills advocated by RPOAMM that were enacted into law; one in 2015 and another in 2016.

For our example – use the drop-down box and indicate the “2015-2016” legislative session. Then in the Bill Number box enter “72” and you will note the law enacted in late 2016 regarding marihuana;… of interest to rental property owners.  If you didn’t know the Bill Number in the box below “Bill Number” you could enter the word “marihuana.” With this approach you will note that SB072 appears at the top of the subsequent listing … but you also receive all other legislation dealing with the marihuana issue.

Another example of a legislative bill advocated by RPOAMM is SB394. Change the search period to 2015-2016 and in the Bill Number box enter 394 (omit the “SB”). This bill which was enacted into law in February 2016 deals with “rental housing inspections”.

The RPOAMM works closely with the RPOA-M to ensure that our industry (Rental Property) is not burdened with legislation that hampers our efforts to ensure tenants have a safe, clean and affordable place to stay. This is done using by working closely with our Executive Director Erika Farley, our Lobbyist, Tabitha Zimney with Karoub and Associates and the President of the RPOA-M Board who also happens to be our RPOAMM President Doug Benson.

Each Bill that is introduced relating to our industry is scrutinized and actions are prioritized based on the potential impact of the bill as well as the potential likelihood that the bill will ever find it’s way out of committee. This group is performing a very powerful service in that regard and has for years.

Upcoming Events

Hosted By Doug B.

Rental Property Owners Association of Mid-Michigan

July Membership Meeting

July 18th 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Sidebar East Lansing – 246 E. Saginaw St. Ste 2 East Lansing Mi. 48823

Guest Speaker is Jennifer Burnette – Director of Housing Programs at Lansing Housing Commission

Discussion:

  • Housing partnerships with local landlords
  • Voucher Programs Available
  • Housing needs in the Lansing and surrounding area.