As used in this act:

(a) “Michigan building code” means part 4 of the state construction code, R 408.30401 to R 408.30499 of the Michigan Administrative Code.

(b) “Michigan electrical code” means part 8 of the state construction code, R 408.30801 to R 408.30873 of the Michigan Administrative Code.

(c) “Michigan mechanical code” means part 9A of the state construction code, R 408.30901a to R 408.30996 of the Michigan Administrative Code.

(d) “Michigan plumbing code” means part 7 of the state construction code, R 408.30701 to R 408.30792 of the Michigan Administrative Code.

(e) “Municipality” means a city, village, or township.

(f) “Occupation” means a field of endeavor regulated under this act.

(g) “Person” means an individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, association, limited liability company, corporation, or common law trust or a combination of those legal entities. Person includes a department, board, school, institution, establishment, or governmental entity.

(h) “Probation” means a sanction that permits a board to evaluate over a period of time a licensee‘s fitness to practice an occupation regulated under this act while the licensee continues to practice the occupation.

(i) “Public access” means the right of a person to view and copy files under the freedom of information act, 1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 to 15.246.

(j) “Rule” means a rule promulgated under the administrative procedures act of 1969.

(k) “State construction code” means the rules promulgated by the state construction code commission under section 4 of the Stille-DeRossett-Hale single state construction code act, MCL 125.1504, R 408.30101 to R 408.31194 of the Michigan administrative code, including each part of that code that is of limited application, and any modification of or amendment to those rules.

(l) “Stille-DeRossett-Hale single state construction code act” means 1972 PA 230, MCL 125.1501 to 125.1531.