THE INSURANCE CODE OF 1956 (EXCERPT)
Act 218 of 1956
500.6103 Automobile theft prevention authority; creation; board of directors; appointment, qualifications, and terms of members; compensation and expenses; quorum; meetings; exercising powers, duties, and functions.
(1) There is hereby created a public body corporate and politic to be known as the automobile theft prevention authority.
(2) The purposes, powers, and duties of the authority shall be vested in and exercised by a board of directors.
(3) The board of directors shall consist of 7 members, appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, 2 of whom shall be representative of purchasers of automobile insurance in this state, 2 of whom shall be representative of automobile insurers doing business in this state, 2 of whom shall be representative of law enforcement officials in this state, and 1 of whom shall be the director of the department of state police or his or her designee. The governor shall designate 1 member to serve as the chairperson of the authority.
(4) Members of the board shall serve for a term of 4 years.
(5) Members of the board shall serve without compensation for their membership on the board, except that members of the board shall receive reasonable reimbursement for necessary travel and expenses.
(6) A majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at a meeting, or the exercise of a power or function of the authority, notwithstanding the existence of 1 or more vacancies. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, action may be taken by the authority at a meeting upon a vote of the majority of its members present in person or through the use of amplified telephonic equipment, if authorized by the bylaws of the board. The authority shall meet at the call of the chair or as may be provided in the bylaws of the authority. Meetings of the authority may be held anywhere within the state of Michigan.
(7) The authority shall be within the department of state police and shall exercise its prescribed statutory powers, duties, and functions independently of the head of that department. The budgeting, procurement, and related functions of the authority, and administrative responsibilities for employees of the authority, shall be performed under the direction and supervision of the director of the department of state police.
History: Add. 1992, Act 174, Imd. Eff. July 23, 1992
Compiler's Notes: Enacting section 2 of Act 174 of 1992 provides:“Section 2. Chapter 61 of Act No. 218 of the Public Acts of 1956, as added by this amendatory act, is retroactive and applies effective April 1, 1992.”Former MCL 500.6103, which pertained to creation of the automobile theft prevention authority, was repealed by Act 191 of 1991, Eff. Apr. 1, 1992.
Popular Name: Act 218
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