Bill Text: MI HB4120 | 2019-2020 | 100th Legislature | Engrossed

Bill Title: Counties; other; provision related to contracts or agreements for the purchase of real or personal property for public use; modify. Amends sec. 10, ch. IV of 1909 PA 283 (MCL 224.10).

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-20 - Referred To Committee Of The Whole [HB4120 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2019-HB4120-Engrossed.html

HB-4120, As Passed House, May 2, 2019




















February 5, 2019, Introduced by Reps. Markkanen, LaFave and Cambensy and referred to the Committee on Transportation.


     A bill to amend 1909 PA 283, entitled


"An act to revise, consolidate, and add to the laws relating to the

establishment, opening, discontinuing, vacating, closing, altering,

improvement, maintenance, and use of the public highways and

private roads; the condemnation of property and gravel therefor;

the building, repairing and preservation of bridges; maintaining

public access to waterways under certain conditions; setting and

protecting shade trees, drainage, and cutting weeds and brush

within this state; providing for the election or appointment and

defining the powers, duties, and compensation of state, county,

township, and district highway officials; and to prescribe

penalties and provide remedies,"


by amending section 10 of chapter IV (MCL 224.10), as amended by


2004 PA 516.




                              CHAPTER IV


     Sec. 10. (1) The clerk and the members of a board of county


road commissioners are subject to 1968 PA 317, MCL 15.321 to




     (2) The board of county road commissioners shall employ a


competent county highway engineer who shall make surveys ordered by


the board, prepare plans and specifications for roads, bridges, and


culverts, and exercise general supervision over construction to


insure that the plans and specifications are strictly followed. Two


or more adjoining counties may employ the same engineer, if the


work in 1 or more of the counties is not enough to employ the whole


time of the engineer. The engineer employed by the board shall be


known as the county highway engineer.


     (3) The board may also engage other professional and


consultant services as it considers necessary to implement this act


and promote efficiency and economy in the operation of the county


road system. The board may also employ other necessary laborers and


may purchase machines, tools, appliances, and materials which that


it considers necessary or convenient for the performance of work by


the laborers. In cases involving the expenditure of an amount


greater than $15,000.00 for the purchase of machines, tools,


appliances, and materials, the board of county road commissioners


shall advertise for sealed proposals for the machines, tools,


appliances, and materials proposed to be purchased, except under


emergency conditions, in which case the limit shall must not exceed


$50,000.00. All purchases made under this section shall must be


compiled separately for purposes of board approval. The board shall


advertise for sealed proposals for the purchase of passenger


vehicles and trucks weighing less than 5,000 pounds. The board may


purchase surplus properties from the state and federal governments

without advertising for sealed proposals.


     (4) Each county road commission shall take all reasonable


steps to ensure minority business enterprises have the equal


opportunity to compete and perform contracts or purchases of


services, or both, for the county road commission. The county road


commission shall issue a plan for implementing this subsection.


     (5) A county road commission may enter into a contract or


agreement for the purchase of real or personal property for public


purposes, to be paid for in installments over a period not to


exceed 15 30 years or the useful life of the property acquired,


whichever is less. Real or personal property purchased under this


act may serve as collateral in support of the purchase, contract,


or agreement.