Terms Used In Michigan Laws 8.4c

  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories belonging to the United States; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.

As used in the statutes of this state, “shall not apply” means that the pertinent provision is not operative as to certain persons or things or in conjunction with a particular date or dates. Use of the phrase “shall not apply” does not result in the repeal, expiration, termination, or otherwise legislating out of existence of that portion of a statute to which the phrase pertains, but only relates to the operational effect of the provision.