Act No. 202

Public Acts of 2023

Approved by the Governor

November 21, 2023

Filed with the Secretary of State

November 22, 2023

EFFECTIVE DATE:  February 13, 2024










state of michigan

102nd Legislature

Regular session of 2023

Introduced by Reps. Morse, Pohutsky, Koleszar, Hope, Brixie, Dievendorf, Glanville, Price, Rheingans, Arbit, Wilson, Tsernoglou, Steckloff, Liberati, Stone, Paiz, Byrnes, Mentzer, Breen, Skaggs, Brabec, Hoskins, Haadsma, Wegela, Hood, MacDonell, Conlin, Morgan and Weiss


AN ACT to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled “An act to revise and consolidate the statutes relating to the organization and jurisdiction of the courts of this state; the powers and duties of the courts, and of the judges and other officers of the courts; the forms and attributes of civil claims and actions; the time within which civil actions and proceedings may be brought in the courts; pleading, evidence, practice, and procedure in civil and criminal actions and proceedings in the courts; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and entities; to provide remedies and penalties for the violation of certain provisions of this act; to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening any of the provisions of this act; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 5711 (MCL 600.5711), as amended by 2014 PA 223.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 5711. (1) A person shall not make any entry into or upon premises unless the entry is permitted by law.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), if entry is permitted by law, the person shall not enter with force but only in a peaceable manner.

(3) If the occupant took possession of the premises by means of a forcible entry, holds possession of the premises by force, or came into possession of the premises by trespass without color of title or other possessory interest, the owner, lessor, or licensor or an agent thereof may enter the premises and subsection (2) does not apply to the entry. However, any forcible entry shall not include conduct proscribed by chapter XI of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, MCL 750.81 to 750.90g.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect unless House Bill No. 4949 of the 102nd Legislature is enacted into law.

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