Sen. Nofs praises passage of legislation aimed to help grieving families

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, praised the passage of Senate Bill 78 on Thursday, which would allow a family member who inherits a property to retain for up to two years the existing Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) on the property due to the loss of a family member.

“This bill allows the proper time for the family to make the necessary funeral arrangements, go through the grieving process, and to then deal with what can be a lengthy process of getting a property title, cleaning out the property and preparing the property for sale,” Nofs said. “There is no good reason to add to the burden of going through the difficult process of losing a loved one. No one loses under this bill as the same amount of tax the previous owner would have paid will still be paid by the inheritor.”

The bill, sponsored by Nofs, now heads to the House for further consideration.


**Photo Advisory** Sen. Nofs presents Michigan State Police with a special tribute honoring 100 years of service


LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, welcomed Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the Michigan State Police, to the Michigan Senate on Wednesday to receive a special tribute recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Michigan State Police.

“As a former trooper, I’d like to congratulate the Michigan State Police on 100 years of protecting our great state,” Nofs said. “We can all take pride and comfort in knowing our troopers are on the job and represent an organization that is recognized across the nation for first class training and professional law enforcement service.

“Here’s to the next 100 years of service with a purpose that helps make Michigan a great place to live, work and play.”


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