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THE DISTRICT LIBRARY ESTABLISHMENT ACT

Act 24 of 1989

AN ACT to provide for the establishment and maintenance of district libraries; to provide for district library boards; to define the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental entities; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.


History: 1989, Act 24, Imd. Eff. May 22, 1989 ;-- Am. 1998, Act 176, Eff. Mar. 23, 1999
Popular Name: District Libraries Act


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The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 397.171SectionShort title.
Section 397.172SectionDefinitions.
Section 397.173SectionJoint establishment of district library; requirements; portion of municipality to be included in district library; excluded portion; documents to be filed with state librarian; review; approval or disapproval; amendment of boundaries; effect of excluded territory; single municipality.
Section 397.173aSectionReferendum on question of becoming district library or joining existing district library; filing, approval, and review of petition; approval by electors; establishment of new-district library; appointment of interim board; vote by district library board to accept or reject new proposed participating municipality.
Section 397.173bSectionMerging of district libraries; requirements; districtwide library tax.
Section 397.173cSectionDisincorporation, annexation, consolidation, or merger of municipalities.
Section 397.173dSectionTransfer of portion of district library to other district library; condition; effect of districtwide library tax; "transfer area" defined.
Section 397.174SectionDistrict library agreement; provisions.
Section 397.175SectionSubmission of agreement and amendment to state librarian; approval or disapproval of agreement, amendment, or revision; statement.
Section 397.176SectionOrganizational plan; revision of board structure and selection.
Section 397.177SectionDistrict library as authority.
Section 397.178SectionCandidate for appointment or election as board member; qualifications; vacancy in office of board member.
Section 397.179SectionAppointed board members; number; right to appoint; term; vacancy.
Section 397.180SectionRepealed. 2002, Act 159, Eff. Jan. 1, 2003.
Section 397.180aSectionViolation of MCL 168.1 to 168.992 applicable to petitions; penalties.
Section 397.181SectionElection of board members of district library; provisions applicable where school district is participating municipality; amendment of agreement.
Section 397.182SectionPowers of board; compensation and expenses of board members; deposit and expenditure of money in district library fund.
Section 397.183SectionDetermination of money necessary for establishment and operation of district library districtwide tax; payment by participating municipality; approval of tax; library tax.
Section 397.184SectionProvisions governing elections.
Section 397.185SectionBallot proposal for districtwide tax; amount of millage; proposed duration; adoption by resolution; certification; authorization of tax levy; limitation on elections.
Section 397.186SectionProviding ballots.
Section 397.187SectionConduct of election; list of electors.
Section 397.188SectionPublication of notices of close of registration and election; canvass and certification of results of election.
Section 397.189SectionPrinting and providing ballots.
Section 397.190SectionConduct of election for board members or districtwide tax.
Section 397.191SectionPublication of notices for election of board members or districtwide tax; publication of notices of close of registration and election; ballot language of proposal.
Section 397.192SectionCanvass and certification of results of election.
Section 397.193SectionReimbursement for costs of election.
Section 397.194SectionWithdrawal of municipality from district library; amendment of agreement; dissolution.
Section 397.195SectionMunicipality other than school district as party to existing agreement; requirements; acceptance conditioned on authorization of tax; change in number of mills based on district library agreement.
Section 397.195aSectionRepealed. 2003, Act 279, Imd. Eff. Jan. 8, 2004.
Section 397.196SectionRepeal of MCL 397.271 to 397.276.
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