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Engrossed Senate Bill (H)

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Lake Michigan shore zone administrative rules. Defines "Lake Michigan shore zone" as the land between the ordinary high water mark of Lake Michigan and the lakeside property line of a privately owned lot or tract of land described by metes and bounds. Defines "ordinary high water mark". Provides that a Lake Michigan shore zone includes a seawall constructed on the lakeside property line of a privately owned lot or tract of land described by metes and bounds. Authorizes the natural resources commission (commission) to adopt rules concerning: (1) the movement of sand across a Lake Michigan shore zone through natural Lake Michigan shore zone administrative rules. Defines "Lake Michigan shore zone" as the land between the ordinary high water mark of Lake Michigan and the lakeside property line of a privately owned lot or tract of land described by metes and bounds. Defines "ordinary high water mark". Provides that a Lake Michigan shore zone includes a seawall constructed on the lakeside property line of a privately owned lot or tract of land described by metes and bounds. Authorizes the natural resources commission (commission) to adopt rules concerning: (1) the movement of sand across a Lake Michigan shore zone through natural forces or otherwise and the return of the sand to the Lake Michigan shore; (2) the flow of water, including water from a source on a privately owned lot or tract of land, across a Lake Michigan shore zone; (3) permitting and specifications for any maintenance, construction, or another similar activity in the Lake Michigan shore zone related to beach grooming, sea walls, revetments, secondary erosion control, and retaining walls; and (4) other matters relating to the use of Lake Michigan shore zones. Provides that the rules adopted by the commission supersede an ordinance of a unit of local government, including a zoning ordinance, that is inconsistent with the adopted rules. Provides that a person who goes on the property of another for the purpose of: (1) going to or departing Lake Michigan public trust land: or (2) going to another destination upon leaving Lake Michigan public trust land; does not have assurance that the property is safe for the purpose, and the owner of the property is immune from liability, with certain exceptions, for an injury to a person or property caused by an act or omission of another person using the property. ... View more