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2017 House Bill 4285: Clarify personal liability for unpaid property tax

Public Act 189 of 2017

Introduced by Rep. Peter Lucido (R) on March 1, 2017 To establish that a person is not subject to personal liability for any unpaid property tax or special assessment unless that person owned the property at the time the unpaid tax or special assessment became due.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on March 1, 2017
Reported in the House on May 17, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Jim Ellison (D) on June 7, 2017 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 7, 2017
Passed 106 to 1 in the House on June 8, 2017.
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(same description)
To establish that a person is not subject to personal liability for any unpaid property tax or special assessment unless that person owned the property at the time the unpaid tax or special assessment became due.
Received in the Senate on June 13, 2017
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on June 13, 2017
Reported in the Senate on September 26, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on October 18, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To establish that a person is not subject to personal liability for any unpaid property tax or special assessment unless that person owned the property at the time the unpaid tax or special assessment became due.
Received in the House on October 18, 2017
Amendment offered by Rep. Peter Lucido (R) on October 23, 2017 To clarify timing details related to the ownership of a property with delinquent taxes.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on October 23, 2017
Passed 106 to 1 in the House on October 23, 2017.
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To pass the bill again with the Lucido amendment added.
Received in the Senate on November 7, 2017
Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on November 7, 2017.
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To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on November 20, 2017

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