MBIA applauds Governor Snyder for signing PA 286 RE: the disposal/sale of abandoned boats in marinas
The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) applauds Governor Snyder for signing legislation regarding the disposal or sale of abandoned boats in marinas into law, which is now Public Act 286.
Marinas in Michigan can now sell or dispose of boats which have no clear title or are titled out of state that are abandoned at their facilities. The Law states that after default of more than 180 days, the marine business owner can follow steps outlined in the legislation in order to obtain, sell or dispose of an abandoned vessel.
"This will be a positive addition to the legislation MBIA has championed on behalf of our members," said MBIA Executive Director Nicki Polan. "We thank MBIA Director Amy Crouchman of Toledo Beach Marina for bringing the concern to the forefront, and our lobbyists at MHSA and Representative Andrea LaFontaine for bringing it quickly through the legislative process.”
The MBIA initiated legislation in March, 2016 after learning many members were stuck with no way to legally sell or destroy abandoned vessels stacking up and literally rotting away in their facilities.In some cases the numbers were 20 or more boats in these facilities.