June 15, 2023, Introduced by Rep. Morgan and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

A bill to amend 1941 PA 178, entitled

"An act defining the rights of cotenants, joint owners, tenants in common and coparceners in lands; to provide for the development and operation of such lands for oil and gas mining purposes; to grant jurisdiction to the circuit court to authorize the exploration, development and operation of such lands for oil and gas mining purposes; to determine and quiet the title to said lands and to repeal all acts in conflict herewith,"

by amending section 4 (MCL 319.104).

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 4. Executors, administrators, and administrators with will annexed, receivers, and trustees , may institute or defend such suits provided for by this act on behalf of their respective estates and trusts and the heirs, devisees, legatees, successors, and assigns thereof. of those estates and trusts. Infants and persons under legal disability may institute or defend suits by guardian or next of friend. Every person, including wives spouses of owners, having any interest in such lands described in this act, whether in possession or otherwise, who is not a party plaintiff, shall must be made a party defendant to such that suit. In case of If the names of persons interested in such those lands whose names are unknown, the bill of complaint shall must so state, and such those persons may be made parties to such the suits by the name and description of "unknown owners."owners".

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect unless Senate Joint Resolution ____ or House Joint Resolution F (request no. 00367'23) of the 102nd Legislature becomes a part of the state constitution of 1963 as provided in section 1 of article XII of the state constitution of 1963.