Act No. 11

Public Acts of 2016

Approved by the Governor

February 16, 2016

Filed with the Secretary of State

February 16, 2016

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 16, 2016




Introduced by Rep. Pettalia


AN ACT to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “An act to protect the environment and natural resources of the state; to codify, revise, consolidate, and classify laws relating to the environment and natural resources of the state; to regulate the discharge of certain substances into the environment; to regulate the use of certain lands, waters, and other natural resources of the state; to protect the people’s right to hunt and fish; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and officials; to provide for certain charges, fees, assessments, and donations; to provide certain appropriations; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 75102 (MCL 324.75102), as amended by 2012 PA 251.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 75102. (1) The following lands are designated as dark sky preserves:

(a) State-owned land at Lake Hudson, legally described as:

All state-owned land located in Sections 25, 26, 27, 34, 35, and 36, T 7 S, R 1 E, and Section 1, T 8 S, R 1 E - Lenawee County, Michigan.

(b) The state-owned land encompassing Wilderness State Park and the state forestland within Bliss Township, Cross Village Township, and Wawatam in Emmet County.

(c) Those portions of Port Crescent State Park lying north and west of the Pinnebog River in section 9 of Hume Township, Huron County, T18N, R12E.

(d) The state-owned land encompassing Rockport State Recreation Area, located in Presque Isle Township, Presque Isle County and Alpena Township, Alpena County.

(e) The state-owned land encompassing Negwegon State Park, located in Sanborn Township, Alpena County and Alcona Township, Alcona County.

(f) The state-owned land encompassing Thompson’s Harbor State Park, located in Krakow Township, Presque Isle County.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, a dark sky preserve shall not be established in the Upper Peninsula.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days after the date it is enacted into law.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.

Clerk of the House of Representatives

Secretary of the Senate