Act No. 596
Public Acts of 2006
Approved by the Governor
December 30, 2006
Filed with the Secretary of State
January 3, 2007
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 3, 2007
STATE OF MICHIGAN
REGULAR SESSION OF 2006
Introduced by Rep. David Law
ENROLLED HOUSE BILL No. 6681
AN ACT to amend 1947 PA 359, entitled "An act to authorize the incorporation of charter townships; to provide a municipal charter therefor; to prescribe the powers and functions thereof; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies," (MCL 42.1 to 42.34) by adding section 13a.
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
Sec. 13a. (1) In a charter township in a county with a population of more than 1,000,000 but less than 2,000,000 that has not been located within the service area of an established free public library for the previous 5 years, the township board may establish and maintain a free public library.
(2) The board shall establish a free public library under subsection (1) by adopting an ordinance or passing a resolution as provided by law. The board shall file a copy of the ordinance or resolution with the department of history, arts, and libraries within 10 days after adoption or passage.
(3) The township board shall serve as board of directors for the library with final authority over all library matters. The township board shall appoint a library advisory committee consisting of 7 members holding staggered 3-year terms to advise the township board with regard to development, operation, and maintenance of the library. The township board may fill vacancies on the library advisory committee and may remove a member with or without cause.
(4) The township board shall establish the rules and regulations for the operation of the library, appoint a library director and authorize the hiring of qualified assistants, establish a separate and dedicated library fund, and pass any necessary ordinances governing the operations of the library.
(5) A free public library established and operated under this section is a public library for the purposes of the state aid to public libraries act, 1977 PA 89, MCL 397.551 to 397.576.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Clerk of the House of Representatives
Secretary of the Senate