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Act 293 of 1966
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Act 293 of 1966

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of charter counties; to provide for the election of charter commissioners; to prescribe their powers and duties; to prohibit certain acts of a county board of commissioners after the approval of the election of a charter commission; to prescribe the mandatory and permissive provisions of a charter; to provide for the exercise by a charter county of certain powers whether or not authorized by its charter; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies.

History: 1966, Act 293, Eff. Mar. 10, 1967 ;-- Am. 1980, Act 7, Imd. Eff. Feb. 13, 1980 ;-- Am. 1994, Act 20, Eff. May 1, 1994 ;-- Am. 1998, Act 147, Eff. Mar. 23, 1999

© 2017 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 45.501SectionCharter county; body corporate.
Section 45.501aSectionAuthority of emergency financial manager; authority and responsibilities of local emergency financial assistance loan board.
Section 45.502SectionResolution for submission of question on election of charter commission; adoption by county board of supervisors.
Section 45.502aSectionViolation of MCL 168.1 to 168.992 applicable to petitions; penalties.
Section 45.503SectionSubmission of question to qualified electors.
Section 45.504SectionNumber of charter commissioners to be elected; qualifications of candidate for election to office of charter commissioner; member of county board of commissioners as chief administrative officer.
Section 45.505SectionPartisan election of charter commission; nomination of candidates; petition or filing fee; primary election; composition and convening of county apportionment commission; rules of procedure; quorum; majority vote; establishment of charter commission districts; requirements for districts; use of census figures; apportionment; division; date of primary; election of charter commission; filing and availability of apportionment plan and copies thereof; judicial review; appeal; submission and filing of plan by registered voter; official apportionment plan; duration; election of 1 charter commissioner for each district; limitation on representation.
Section 45.506SectionCompensation for charter commissioner; appropriations to defray certain costs.
Section 45.507SectionPassage of resolution; transmittal of copies to city, village and township clerks; notice of election, publication, posting.
Section 45.508SectionBallots; form, content, preparation.
Section 45.509SectionCharter commission members; oath of office; first meeting, notice; presiding officer.
Section 45.510SectionCharter commission; organization; quorum; conducting business at public meeting; notice of meeting; record of meetings; journal of proceedings; availability of writings to public; prohibited action; duration of charter commission; ballot questions.
Section 45.511SectionCharter commission; draft of proposed charter, approval; dissolution upon failure to agree.
Section 45.511aSectionSubmission of 2 alternative charter proposals; dissolution of charter commission; approval of proposed charters; differences between charter proposals; election of county executive; selection, term, and removal of chief administrative officer; declaration of charter adoption; votes; duties and responsibilities of county executive or chief administrative officer; veto of ordinance or resolution; contents of ballot.
Section 45.512SectionCharter commission; vacancies.
Section 45.513SectionCharter commission; employees and assistants, appointment, compensation; use of county departmental personnel; powers and duties; expenses.
Section 45.514SectionCounty charter; mandatory provisions; subsection(1)(d) inapplicable to certain counties; staggered terms of office.
Section 45.514aSectionSatisfaction of condition with respect to transportation employees; certification by county road agency; failure of county road agency to make certification; maintenance of website; posting information; definitions.
Section 45.515SectionCounty charter; permissible provisions.
Section 45.515aSectionOrdinance; designation of violation as civil infraction; civil fine; act or omission constituting crime.
Section 45.515bSectionMinimum staffing requirement; adoption of county charter or ordinance prohibited.
Section 45.515cSectionRetirement system subject to protecting local government retirement and benefits act.
Section 45.515dSectionLicensing requirements subject to the local government occupational licensing act.
Section 45.516SectionProposed charter; submission to governor; rejection, revision, resubmission; approval; referendum on adoption and election of officers; incumbent county officers, continuation.
Section 45.517SectionProposed charter; publication; notice of election.
Section 45.518SectionProposed charter; rejection, revision, resubmission to electorate; dissolution of charter commission.
Section 45.519SectionSecond charter commission; election procedures; provisions governing; rejection; dissolution of commission.
Section 45.520SectionHome rule county status; when change occurs; incumbent officers.
Section 45.521SectionHome rule county; succession to and vesting of property; continuation of rights, liabilities, suits, or prosecutions; debts, liabilities, tax rates, and uncollected taxes and assessments.
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