February 21, 2024, Introduced by Senators CAVANAGH and CHANG and referred to the Committee on Housing and Human Services.

A bill to amend 1939 PA 178, entitled

"An act to provide for the collection of water or sewage system rates, assessments, charges, or rentals; and to provide a lien for water or sewage system services furnished by municipalities as defined by this act,"

by amending section 1 (MCL 123.161), as amended by 1981 PA 132, and by adding section 4a.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 1. As used in this act:

(a) "Municipality" means a county, city, township, village, or metropolitan district.

(b) "Person" means an individual, firm, partnership, association, or corporation which is the owner or occupant of any house or other building or any premises, lot, or parcel of land.

(c) "Provider" means a community water supply that is publicly or privately owned and that provides retail water service in this state.

(d) (c) "Sewage system" means a sewage disposal system, including sanitary sewers, combined sanitary and storm sewers, plants, works, instrumentalities, and properties used or useful in connection with the collection, treatment, or disposal, of sewage or industrial wastes.

Sec. 4a. If a provider receives a request from a lessee under section 1d(1) of 1972 PA 348, MCL 554.601d, the provider shall approve the lessee's request. As used in this section, "lessee" means a tenant as that term is defined in section 1 of 1972 PA 348, MCL 554.601.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect unless Senate Bill No. 554 of the 102nd Legislature is enacted into law.