Michigan House Bill 4722 which would allow short-term residential rentals anywhere in the state, would render a variety of unintended consequences, a common problem when a broad-swathed statewide decision is put into play.

Despite the dissent of multiple thousands of Michiganders, this bill, which would supersede any local government ordinance, stealthily passed in the House at 2 a.m. Oct. 27. The decision at this juncture now lies directly within our Senate. I am urging Sen. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township, to vote against this bill.

John Bonkoske is a former health care IT and cost-management executive. He is a member of the Bridgman City Council.