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

A bill to amend 1967 PA 288, entitled

"Land division act,"

by amending section 209 (MCL 560.209).

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 209. (1) When the assessor's plat is completed, the surveyor shall file the assessor's plat shall be filed with the clerk of the governing body that ordered the plat. In unincorporated areas, the Before filing an assessor's plat of an area that is not located within a city or village, the surveyor shall obtain a certificate of from the county road commission shall first be secured, stating that the public roads shown on the plat were in existence at the time when the plat was made.

(2) The If the assessor's plat is filed before January 1, 2022, the clerk shall promptly give notice thereof of the filing by publication for 3 successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the city, village, township, or county, or if there is none, in a newspaper published in the an adjoining county and having general circulation in the locality where the plat is situated. If the assessor's plat is filed on or after January 1, 2022, the clerk shall promptly post notice of the filing as provided in the local government public notice act.

(3) The plat shall remain on file in the clerk's office for 30 days after the first publication. the commencement of notice under subsection (2). At any time within before the 30-day period expires, any person or public body having an interest in any lands affected by the plat may bring a suit an action to have such correct the plat. corrected.

(4) If no such suit is brought If an action is not commenced within such that time, the plat may be approved by the governing body may approve the plat.

(5) If suit is brought, approval shall be withheld If an action is timely commenced, the governing body shall not approve the plat until it the case is decided. If necessary, the plat shall be revised in accordance with such decision, the order of the court and then approved by the governing body.

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.