LANSING – Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, and Muskegon County Equalization Director Donna VanderVries testified in support of House Bill 4888 before the Senate Committee on Local Government on Tuesday.
HB 4888 would allow an assessor to maintain the local property assessment roll electronically, instead of on paper only
“This is a fairly simple bill, which came about from working with Donna,” Rep. Hughes said. “Every year township and county assessors have to print out the assessment rolls, but if even one mistake is made then the entire roll has to be reprinted. That’s hundreds or thousands of pages and with it added costs.”
“This bill addressed a critical need and will help bring storage of assessor rolls into the 21st century,” VanderVries said to the committee.
Following testimony by Rep. Hughes and VanderVries, the Michigan Department of Treasury, Michigan Assessors Association and Michigan Townships Association all shared their support of HB 4888.
The committee did not vote on the legislation.