MCL - Section 18.1206a

Act 431 of 1984

18.1206a Designation of racial or ethnic classification in writing developed by state agency; transmission of information to federal agency; “writing” defined.

Sec. 206a.

    (1) A state agency shall do both of the following if that state agency lists racial or ethnic classifications in a writing developed or printed 90 or more days after the effective date of this section, and if that state agency requests that an individual select a classification to designate his or her race or ethnicity:
    (a) Include in the writing the term "multiracial" as a classification, and a definition of that term that substantially provides that "multiracial" means having parents of different races.
    (b) Exclude from the writing the term "other" as a classification.
    (2) If a federal agency requires a state agency to transmit information obtained from an individual pursuant to a writing described in subsection (1), but rejects the classification "multiracial", the state agency shall redesignate the individuals identified as multiracial by allocating those individuals to racial or ethnic classifications approved by the federal agency in the same ratio that those classifications occur within the general population of the group from which the information was solicited.
    (3) As used in this section, "writing" means that term as defined in section 2 of the freedom of information act, Act No. 442 of the Public Acts of 1976, being section 15.232 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.

History: Add. 1995, Act 89, Imd. Eff. June 20, 1995
Popular Name: Act 431
Popular Name: DMB