May 30, 2024, Introduced by Reps. Paiz, Wilson, Weiss, Price, O'Neal, Hope, Morgan, Tsernoglou
and Brenda Carter and referred to the Committee on Economic Development and Small
A bill to amend 1978 PA 454, entitled
"Truth in renting act,"
(MCL 554.631 to 554.641) by adding section 4a.
1 Sec. 4a. (1) Not more than 90 days after the effective date of
2 the amendatory act that added this section, the state court
3 administrative office shall, after consultation with the Michigan
4 state housing development authority created under section 21 of the
5 state housing development authority act of 1966, 1966 PA 346, MCL
6 125.1421, create a form that contains all of the following
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1 information:
2 (a) A summary of a tenant's rights under this act, 1972 PA
3 348, MCL 554.601 to 554.616, the housing law of Michigan, 1917 PA
4 167, MCL 125.401 to 125.543, and the revised judicature act of
5 1961, 1961 PA 236, MCL 600.101 to 600.9947.
6 (b) A list of legal resources that are available to a tenant
7 who alleges that a rental agreement violates this act, 1972 PA 348,
8 MCL 554.601 to 554.616, the housing law of Michigan, 1917 PA 167,
9 MCL 125.401 to 125.543, or the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961
10 PA 236, MCL 600.101 to 600.9947.
11 (2) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the
12 summary of a tenant's rights required under subsection (1) must be
13 in 12-point boldface type. The summary of a tenant's rights about a
14 release from rental payment obligation when a tenant is under
15 apprehension of danger from domestic violence, criminal sexual
16 conduct, or stalking as provided under section 1b of 1972 PA 348,
17 MCL 554.601b, must be in 14-point boldface type.
18 (3) The state court administrative office must have copies of
19 the form available in its office and make the form easily
20 accessible on its website.
21 (4) Beginning 60 days after the state court administrative
22 office creates the form under subsection (1), both of the following
23 apply to a form created pursuant to subsection (1):
24 (a) The form must be attached as an addendum to a lease
25 agreement provided to a tenant in this state.
26 (b) A landlord shall post the form in a common area on the
27 premises. As used in this subdivision, "common area" means a
28 portion of a premises that is generally accessible to all occupants
29 of the premises. Common area includes, but is not limited to, a
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1 hallway, stairway, laundry and recreational room, mailbox room,
2 playground, community center, or garage.
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Statutes affected:
House Introduced Bill: 554.631, 554.641