Part 1 General Provisions
Part 2 Downtown Development Authorities
Part 3 Tax Increment Finance Authorities
Part 4 Local Development Finance Authorities
Part 5 Nonprofit Street Railways
Part 6 Corridor Improvement Authorities
Part 7 Water Resource Improvement Authorities
Part 8 Neighborhood Improvement Authorities
Part 9 Reporting Requirements

Terms Used In Michigan Laws > Chapter 125 > Act 57 of 2018 - Recodified Tax Increment Financing Act

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Active duty firearms standard: means the in-service standard for the training and qualification of active duty law enforcement officers as mandated by the commission under the commission on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28. See Michigan Laws 28.512
  • Advance: means a transfer of funds made by a municipality to an authority or to another person on behalf of the authority. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Advance: means a transfer of funds made by a municipality to an authority or to another person on behalf of the authority in anticipation of repayment by the authority. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Advance: means a transfer of funds made by a municipality to an authority or to another person on behalf of the authority in anticipation of repayment by the authority. See Michigan Laws 125.4602
  • Advance: means a transfer of funds made by a municipality to an authority or to another person on behalf of the authority in anticipation of repayment by the authority. See Michigan Laws 125.4702
  • Advance: means a transfer of funds made by a municipality to an authority or to another person on behalf of the authority in anticipation of repayment by the authority. See Michigan Laws 125.4802
  • Advance: means a transfer of funds made by a municipality to an authority or to another person on behalf of the authority in anticipation of repayment by the authority. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Alcoholic liquor: means that term as defined in section 1d of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257. See Michigan Laws 324.80101
  • Alcoholic liquor: means that term as defined in section 105 of the Michigan liquor control code of 1998, 1998 PA 58, MCL 436. See Michigan Laws 28.512
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Alternate payee: means a spouse of a participant under a judgment of separate maintenance, or a former spouse, child, or dependent of a participant, who is named in an eligible domestic relations order. See Michigan Laws 38.1702
  • Alternative energy technology: means equipment, component parts, materials, electronic devices, testing equipment, and related systems that are specifically designed, specifically fabricated, and used primarily for 1 or more of the following:
  (i) The storage, generation, reformation, or distribution of clean fuels integrated within an alternative energy system or alternative energy vehicle, not including an anaerobic digester energy system or a hydroelectric energy system, for use within the alternative energy system or alternative energy vehicle. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Alternative energy technology business: means a business engaged in the research, development, or manufacturing of alternative energy technology or a business located in an authority district that includes a military installation that was operated by the United States Department of Defense and closed after 1980. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • annual meeting: when applied to townships, mean the annual meeting required by law to be held on the Saturday immediately preceding the first Monday in April. See Michigan Laws 8.3d
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Applicable environmental requirement: means an applicable federal environmental requirement, an applicable state environmental requirement, or an environmental requirement established by a local unit of government. See Michigan Laws 324.1401
  • Applicable federal environmental requirement: means any of the following:
  •   (i) The federal water pollution control act, 33 USC 1251 to 1387. See Michigan Laws 324.1401
  • Applicable state environmental requirement: means any of the following or a rule promulgated or permit, order, or other legally binding document issued under any of the following:
  •   (i) Article II or chapter 1 or 3 of article III. See Michigan Laws 324.1401
  • Application period: means the period beginning when an application for a permit is received by the state and ending when the application is considered to be administratively complete under section 1305 and any applicable fee has been paid. See Michigan Laws 324.1301
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Approved laboratory: means a laboratory that has been evaluated by the department and is approved to perform tests on manufacturing milk and milk products. See Michigan Laws 288.570
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Arrest card: means a paper form or an electronic format prescribed by the department that facilitates the collection and compilation of criminal and juvenile arrest history record information and biometric data. See Michigan Laws 28.241a
  • Articles: means the articles of incorporation of an authority. See Michigan Laws 324.901
  • Articles pyrotechnic: means pyrotechnic devices for professional use that are similar to consumer fireworks in chemical composition and construction but not intended for consumer use, that meet the weight limits for consumer fireworks but are not labeled as such, and that are classified as UN0431 or UN0432 under 49 CFR 172. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • Assessed value: means 1 of the following:
  •   (i) For valuations made before January 1, 1995, the state equalized valuation as determined under the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Assessed value: means 1 of the following:
  •   (i) For valuations made before January 1, 1995, the state equalized valuation as determined under the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Assessed value: means the taxable value as determined under section 27a of the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211. See Michigan Laws 125.4602
  • Assessed value: means the taxable value as determined under section 27a of the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211. See Michigan Laws 125.4702
  • Assessed value: means the taxable value as determined under section 27a of the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211. See Michigan Laws 125.4802
  • Assessed value: means 1 of the following:
  •   (i) For valuations made before January 1, 1995, the state equalized valuation as determined under the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Associated equipment: means any of the following that are not radio equipment:
  •   (i) An original system, part, or component of a personal watercraft at the time that boat was manufactured, or a similar part or component manufactured or sold for replacement. See Michigan Laws 324.80201
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Audited financial statement: means a fiscal year end financial statement prepared by a certified public accountant according to generally accepted accounting principles. See Michigan Laws 288.570
  • Authority: means a tax increment finance authority created under this part. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Authority: means a local development finance authority created pursuant to this part. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Authority: means a corridor improvement authority created under section 604(1) or a joint authority created under section 604(2). See Michigan Laws 125.4602
  • Authority: means a water resource improvement tax increment finance authority created under this part. See Michigan Laws 125.4702
  • Authority: means a neighborhood improvement authority created under this part. See Michigan Laws 125.4802
  • Authority: means all of the following:
  •   (i) An authority as defined in part 2. See Michigan Laws 125.4901
  • Authority: means a joint city-state environmental management authority created pursuant to section 902. See Michigan Laws 324.901
  • Authority: means a downtown development authority created pursuant to this part. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Authority district: means that area within which an authority exercises its powers and within which 1 or more development areas may exist. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Authority district: means an area or areas within which an authority exercises its powers. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Bankruptcy trust: means a trust created by a court order, including a plan for adjustment. See Michigan Laws 38.1212
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Benefit: means an annuity, a pension, a retirement allowance, or an optional benefit accrued or accruing to a participant under a retirement system or a postretirement subsidy payable to a participant under a retirement system. See Michigan Laws 38.1702
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Biometric data: means all of the following:
  •   (i) Fingerprint images recorded in a manner prescribed by the department. See Michigan Laws 28.241a
  • Board: means the governing body of an authority. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Board: means the governing body of an authority. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Board: means the governing body of an authority. See Michigan Laws 125.4602
  • Board: means the governing body of an authority. See Michigan Laws 125.4702
  • Board: means the governing body of an authority. See Michigan Laws 125.4802
  • Board: as used in this part means each board created in this article and as used in any other part covering a specific health profession means the board created in that part. See Michigan Laws 333.16103
  • Board: means the board of directors of the authority. See Michigan Laws 324.901
  • board: means the governing board of a bankruptcy trust. See Michigan Laws 38.1212
  • Board: means the Michigan natural resources trust fund board established in section 1905. See Michigan Laws 324.1901
  • board: means the environmental science board created in section 2603. See Michigan Laws 324.2601
  • Board: means the governing body of an authority. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Boat: means a vessel. See Michigan Laws 324.80101
  • Boat livery: means that term as defined in section 44501. See Michigan Laws 324.80201
  • Boating safety certificate: means either of the following:
  •   (i) The document issued by the department under this part that certifies that the individual named in the document has successfully completed a boating safety course and passed an examination approved and administered as required under section 80211. See Michigan Laws 324.80201
  • Boating safety course: means a course that meets both of the following requirements:
  •   (i) Provides instruction on the safe operation of a personal watercraft that meets or exceeds the minimum course content for boating or personal watercraft education established by the national association of state boating law administrators education committee (October 1996). See Michigan Laws 324.80201
  • Business development area: means an area designated as a certified industrial park under this part prior to June 29, 2000, or an area designated in the tax increment financing plan that meets all of the following requirements:
  •   (i) The area is zoned to allow its use for eligible property. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Business district: means an area in the downtown of a municipality zoned and used principally for business. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Business incubator: means real and personal property that meets all of the following requirements:
  •   (i) Is located in a certified technology park or a certified alternative energy park. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Captured assessed value: means the amount in any 1 year by which the current assessed value of the development area, including the assessed value of property for which specific local taxes are paid in lieu of property taxes as determined in subdivision (w), exceeds the initial assessed value. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Captured assessed value: means the amount in any 1 year by which the current assessed value of the eligible property identified in the tax increment financing plan or, for a certified technology park, a certified alternative energy park, or a Next Michigan development area, the real and personal property included in the tax increment financing plan, including the current assessed value of property for which specific local taxes are paid in lieu of property taxes as determined pursuant to subdivision (hh), exceeds the initial assessed value. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Captured assessed value: means the amount in any 1 year by which the current assessed value of the development area, including the assessed value of property for which specific local taxes are paid in lieu of property taxes as determined in section 603(e), exceeds the initial assessed value. See Michigan Laws 125.4602
  • Captured assessed value: means the amount in any 1 year by which the current assessed value of the development area, including the assessed value of property for which specific local taxes are paid in lieu of property taxes as determined in section 803(d), exceeds the initial assessed value. See Michigan Laws 125.4702
  • Captured assessed value: means the amount in any 1 year by which the current assessed value of the development area, including the assessed value of property for which specific local taxes are paid in lieu of property taxes as determined in section 803(d), exceeds the initial assessed value. See Michigan Laws 125.4802
  • Captured assessed value: means the amount in any 1 year by which the current assessed value of the project area, including the assessed value of property for which specific local taxes are paid in lieu of property taxes as determined in subdivision (aa), exceeds the initial assessed value. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Catalyst development project: means a project that is located in a municipality with a population greater than 600,000, is designated by the authority as a catalyst development project, and is expected to result in at least $300,000,000. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Certificate: means a commission-issued document that identifies a qualified retired law enforcement officer who is certified under 18 USC 926C and this act. See Michigan Laws 28.512
  • Certificate holder: means a qualified retired law enforcement officer who is issued a certificate by the commission. See Michigan Laws 28.512
  • Certificate of licensure: means a document issued as evidence of authorization to practice and use a designated title. See Michigan Laws 333.16103
  • Certificate of registration: means a document issued as evidence of authorization to use a designated title. See Michigan Laws 333.16103
  • certified: means official recognition by the commission that a retired law enforcement officer has met the active duty firearms standard in this state and is eligible to carry a concealed firearm under 18 USC 926C. See Michigan Laws 28.512
  • Certified alternative energy park: means that portion of an authority district designated by a written agreement entered into pursuant to section 412c between the authority, the municipality or municipalities, and the Michigan economic development corporation. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Certified business park: means a business development area that has been designated by the Michigan economic development corporation as meeting criteria established by the Michigan economic development corporation. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Certified technology park: means that portion of the authority district designated by a written agreement entered into pursuant to section 412a between the authority, the municipality, and the Michigan economic development corporation. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Channel: means either of the following:
  •   (i) The deepest part of a stream, bay, or straight through which the main current flows. See Michigan Laws 324.80201
  • Cheese: means natural cheeses, processed cheeses, blended cheeses, cheese foods, cheese spreads, nonstandard cheese products, and related foods described in 21 CFR part 133. See Michigan Laws 288.571
  • Chief executive officer: means the mayor or city manager of a city, the president of a village, or the supervisor of a township. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Chief executive officer: means the mayor or city manager of a city, the president of a village, or, for other local units of government or school districts, the person charged by law with the supervision of the functions of the local unit of government or school district. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Chief executive officer: means the mayor of a city, the president of a village, or the supervisor of a township. See Michigan Laws 125.4602
  • Chief executive officer: means the mayor or city manager of a city, the president or village manager of a village, or the supervisor of a township. See Michigan Laws 125.4702
  • Chief executive officer: means the mayor or city manager of a city or the president or village manager of a village. See Michigan Laws 125.4802
  • Chief executive officer: means the mayor or city manager of a city, the president or village manager of a village, or the supervisor of a township or, if designated by the township board for purposes of this part, the township superintendent or township manager of a township. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Child: means an individual less than 17 years of age. See Michigan Laws 28.258
  • Citation: means that term as described in section 17a. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • Civil infraction: means an act or omission that is prohibited by a law and is not a crime under that law or that is prohibited by an ordinance, as defined in section 8701, and is not a crime under that ordinance, and for which civil sanctions may be ordered. See Michigan Laws 600.113
  • Clean corporate citizen: means a facility that has demonstrated environmental stewardship and a strong environmental ethic by meeting the criteria in this part. See Michigan Laws 324.1401
  • Clearinghouse: means the missing child information clearinghouse established under section 9. See Michigan Laws 28.258
  • Collector plate: means a collector plate that matches any registration plate developed and issued under this act. See Michigan Laws 257.811d
  • Commanding officer: means the director of the department of state police or the director's designee. See Michigan Laws 28.241a
  • Commercial manufacturer: means a person engaged in the manufacture of consumer fireworks. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • Commission: means the commission of natural resources. See Michigan Laws 324.301
  • Commission: means the commission on law enforcement standards established under section 3 of the commission on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28. See Michigan Laws 28.512
  • Commission: means the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards created in section 3 of the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28. See Michigan Laws 28.562
  • commission: means the environmental permit review commission established under section 1313(1). See Michigan Laws 324.1301
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Concession: means an agreement between the department and a person under terms and conditions as specified by the department to provide services or recreational opportunities for public use. See Michigan Laws 324.83101
  • confidential address: means that term as defined in section 3 of the address confidentiality program act. See Michigan Laws 28.291a
  • Consumer fireworks: means fireworks devices that are designed to produce visible effects by combustion, that are required to comply with the construction, chemical composition, and labeling regulations promulgated by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission under 16 CFR parts 1500 and 1507, and that are listed in APA Standard 87-1, 3. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • Consumer fireworks certificate: means a certificate issued under section 4. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Controlled substance: means that term as defined in section 7104 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333. See Michigan Laws 324.80101
  • Controlled substance: means that term as defined in section 7104 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333. See Michigan Laws 28.512
  • Controlled substance: means that term as defined in section 7104. See Michigan Laws 333.16103
  • Conviction: means a plea of guilty, guilty but mentally ill, or nolo contendere if accepted by the court, or a jury verdict or court finding that a defendant is guilty or guilty but mentally ill for a criminal law violation, or a juvenile adjudication or disposition for a criminal law violation that if committed by an adult would be a crime. See Michigan Laws 28.172
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Conviction: means a final conviction, the payment of a fine, a plea of guilty or nolo contendere if accepted by the court, a finding of guilt, or a probate court or family division disposition on a violation of this part, regardless of whether the penalty is rebated or suspended. See Michigan Laws 324.80101
  • Conviction: means a judgment entered by a court upon a plea of guilty, guilty but mentally ill, or nolo contendere or upon a jury verdict or court finding that a defendant is guilty or guilty but mentally ill. See Michigan Laws 333.16103
  • Coordinator: means the coordinator of environmental education provided for in section 2503. See Michigan Laws 324.2502
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Corrections officer of the department of corrections: means a state correctional officer as that term is defined in section 2 of the correctional officers' training act of 1982, 1982 PA 415, MCL 791. See Michigan Laws 28.421
  • council: means that advisory body established pursuant to section 20. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Council: means the criminal justice information policy council created in section 2. See Michigan Laws 28.211a
  • Criminal history record information: means name; date of birth; personal descriptions including identifying marks, scars, amputations, and tattoos; aliases and prior names; social security number, driver's license number, and other identifying numbers; and information on misdemeanor arrests and convictions and felony arrests and convictions. See Michigan Laws 28.241a
  • Dairy animal: means any domesticated lactating mammal, including a cow, goat, sheep, water buffalo, or other hooved mammal, which is managed and milked to obtain milk for human consumption. See Michigan Laws 288.572
  • Dairy farm: means any place or premises where 1 or more dairy animals are kept for milking purposes, and from which a part or all of the milk is provided, sold, or offered for sale. See Michigan Laws 288.572
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dealer: means a person and an authorized representative of that person who annually purchases from a manufacturer, or who is engaged in selling or manufacturing, 6 or more personal watercraft that require certificates of number under part 801. See Michigan Laws 324.80201
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the department of state police. See Michigan Laws 28.122
  • Department: means the director of the department of natural resources or his or her designee to whom the director delegates a power or duty by written instrument. See Michigan Laws 324.301
  • Department: means the department of state police. See Michigan Laws 28.172
  • department: means the department of state police. See Michigan Laws 28.196
  • Department: means the department of state police. See Michigan Laws 28.241a
  • Department: means the department of state police. See Michigan Laws 28.258
  • Department: means the state transportation department. See Michigan Laws 125.4507
  • Department: means the department of licensing and regulatory affairs. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • Department: means the department of natural resources. See Michigan Laws 324.80201
  • Department: means the department of natural resources. See Michigan Laws 324.83101
  • Department: means the department, agency, or officer authorized by this act to approve or deny an application for a particular permit. See Michigan Laws 324.1301
  • Department: means the department of management and budget. See Michigan Laws 38.1161
  • Department: means the department of environmental quality. See Michigan Laws 324.1401
  • Department: means the department of technology, management, and budget. See Michigan Laws 38.1682
  • Department: means the department of environmental quality. See Michigan Laws 324.2301
  • Department: means the department of environmental quality. See Michigan Laws 324.2701
  • Department: means the Michigan department of agriculture. See Michigan Laws 288.572
  • Department of natural resources: means the principal state department created in section 501. See Michigan Laws 324.301
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Development area: means that area to which a development plan is applicable. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Development area: means that area described in section 605 to which a development plan is applicable. See Michigan Laws 125.4602
  • Development area: means that area described in section 805 to which a development plan is applicable. See Michigan Laws 125.4702
  • Development area: means that area described in section 805 to which a development plan is applicable. See Michigan Laws 125.4802
  • Development area: means that area to which a development plan is applicable. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Development plan: means that information and those requirements for a development set forth in section 16. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Development plan: means that information and those requirements for a development set forth in section 415. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Development plan: means that information and those requirements for a development area set forth in section 621. See Michigan Laws 125.4602
  • Development plan: means that information and those requirements for a development area set forth in section 822. See Michigan Laws 125.4702
  • Development plan: means that information and those requirements for a development area set forth in section 819. See Michigan Laws 125.4802
  • Development plan: means that information and those requirements for a development plan set forth in section 217. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Development program: means the implementation of the development plan. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Development program: means the implementation of a development plan. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Development program: means the implementation of the development plan. See Michigan Laws 125.4602
  • Development program: means the implementation of the development plan. See Michigan Laws 125.4702
  • Development program: means the implementation of the development plan. See Michigan Laws 125.4802
  • Development program: means the implementation of the development plan. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the director of the department of natural resources. See Michigan Laws 324.301
  • Director: means the director of the department of natural resources. See Michigan Laws 324.80201
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Michigan Laws 324.83101
  • Director: means the director of the state department authorized under this act to approve or deny an application for a particular permit or the director's designee. See Michigan Laws 324.1301
  • Director: means the director of the department or his or her designee. See Michigan Laws 38.1161
  • Director: means the director of the department or his or her designee. See Michigan Laws 324.1401
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Michigan Laws 324.2301
  • Director: means the director of the Michigan department of agriculture or his or her designee. See Michigan Laws 288.572
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Display fireworks: means large fireworks devices that are explosive materials intended for use in fireworks displays and designed to produce visible or audible effects by combustion, deflagration, or detonation, as provided in 27 CFR 555. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • Distressed area: means a local governmental unit that meets all of the following:
  •   (i) Has a population of 700,000 or more. See Michigan Laws 125.4603
  • district: means that area to which the tax increment finance plan pertains. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • district: means 1 or more of the following:
  •   (i) An inland body of water and land that is up to 1 mile from the shoreline of an inland lake that contains 1 or more public access points. See Michigan Laws 125.4703
  • DNA identification profiling: means a validated scientific method of analyzing components of deoxyribonucleic acid molecules in a biological specimen to determine a match or a nonmatch between a reference sample and an evidentiary sample. See Michigan Laws 28.172
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Domestic relations order: means a judgment, decree, or order of a court made according to the domestic relations law of this state and relating to the provision of alimony payments, child support, or marital property rights to a spouse of a participant under a judgment of separate maintenance, or to a former spouse, child, or dependent of a participant. See Michigan Laws 38.1702
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Downtown district: means that part of an area in a business district that is specifically designated by ordinance of the governing body of the municipality pursuant to this part. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Earliest retirement date: means the earliest date on which a participant meets all of the requirements for retirement under a retirement system except for termination of employment. See Michigan Laws 38.1702
  • EDRO: means a domestic relations order that is considered an eligible domestic relations order under section 11 or that meets all of the following requirements:
  •   (i) The domestic relations order states the names and last known addresses of the participant and alternate payee. See Michigan Laws 38.1702
  • Eligible advance: means an advance made before August 19, 1993. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Eligible advance: means an advance made before August 19, 1993. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Eligible advance: means an advance made before August 19, 1993. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Eligible obligation: means an obligation issued or incurred by an authority or by a municipality on behalf of an authority before August 19, 1993 and its subsequent refunding by a qualified refunding obligation. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Eligible obligation: means an obligation issued or incurred by an authority or by a municipality on behalf of an authority before August 19, 1993 and its subsequent refunding by a qualified refunding obligation. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Eligible obligation: means an obligation issued or incurred by an authority or by a municipality on behalf of an authority before August 19, 1993 and its subsequent refunding by a qualified refunding obligation. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Eligible property: means land improvements, buildings, structures, and other real property, and machinery, equipment, furniture, and fixtures, or any part or accessory thereof whether completed or in the process of construction comprising an integrated whole, located within an authority district, of which the primary purpose and use is or will be 1 of the following:
  •   (i) The manufacture of goods or materials or the processing of goods or materials by physical or chemical change. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Employer contributions: means the amount transferred by an employer to a participating unit retirement system on behalf of members of the retirement system to pay for the actuarial accrued liabilities of the retirement system. See Michigan Laws 38.1682
  • Enhanced driver license: means an operator's or chauffeur's license issued to an individual under this act for the following purposes:
  •   (i) Use in entering the United States at land and sea ports. See Michigan Laws 28.302
  • Enhanced official state personal identification card: means an official state personal identification card issued under this act to an individual who is a United States citizen who resides in this state for the following purposes:
  •   (i) Use in entering the United States at land and sea ports. See Michigan Laws 28.302
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Environmental education: means the teaching of factual information regarding the natural environment, including basic sciences, ecological sciences, agricultural sciences, and other relevant subject matter, and the interdisciplinary process of developing a citizenry that is knowledgeable about the total environment and has the capacity and the commitment to engage in inquiry, problem solving, decision making, and action that will assure environmental quality. See Michigan Laws 324.2502
  • Environmental management system: means the part of an overall management system that addresses environmental concerns through allocating resources, assigning responsibilities, and evaluating practices, procedures, and processes to achieve sound environmental performance. See Michigan Laws 324.1401
  • Environmental policy: means a policy, signed by an authorized official of the facility, that does all of the following:
  •   (i) Articulates the facility's environmental mission and values. See Michigan Laws 324.1401
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • exhibition: means an organized water event of limited duration that is conducted according to a prearranged schedule. See Michigan Laws 324.80104
  • Facility: means any of the following that is situated in this state and is subject to an applicable state environmental requirement or applicable federal environmental requirement:
  •   (i) A source as defined in section 5501. See Michigan Laws 324.1401
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Farm tank: means the farm bulk milk tank, milk tank truck, or silo used for the storage or cooling of milk, or both, before pickup and transport from the farm. See Michigan Laws 288.573
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Felony: means a violation of a penal law of this state for which the offender may be punished by imprisonment for more than 1 year or an offense expressly designated by law to be a felony. See Michigan Laws 28.172
  • Felony: means a violation of a penal law of this state for which the offender may be punished by imprisonment for more than 1 year or an offense expressly designated by law to be a felony. See Michigan Laws 28.241a
  • Felony: means , except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, that term as defined in section 1 of chapter I of the code of criminal procedure, 1927 PA 175, MCL 761. See Michigan Laws 28.421
  • Felony arising out of his or her service as a public employee: means 1 or more of the following:
  •   (i) A felony resulting from the misuse of public funds. See Michigan Laws 38.2702
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Filed with the retirement system: means that the retirement system has determined that the domestic relations order submitted for filing is acceptable as an EDRO. See Michigan Laws 38.1702
  • Fire alarm system: means a system designed to detect and annunciate the presence of fire, or by-products of fire. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • firearm: except as otherwise specifically defined in statute, includes any weapon which will, is designed to, or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by action of an explosive. See Michigan Laws 8.3t
  • Firearm: means any weapon which will, is designed to, or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by action of an explosive. See Michigan Laws 28.421
  • Firearm: means that term as defined in section 1 of 1927 PA 372, MCL 28. See Michigan Laws 28.512
  • Firearms records: means any form, information, or record required for submission to a government agency under sections 2, 2a, 2b, and 5b, or any form, permit, or license issued by a government agency under this act. See Michigan Laws 28.421
  • fireworks: means any composition or device, except for a starting pistol, a flare gun, or a flare, designed for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, deflagration, or detonation. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • Fireworks safety fund: means the fireworks safety fund created in section 11. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • Fiscal year: means the fiscal year of the authority. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Fiscal year: means the fiscal year of the authority. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Fiscal year: means the fiscal year of the authority. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Fiscal year: means the fiscal year of the authority. See Michigan Laws 125.4602
  • Fiscal year: means the fiscal year of the authority. See Michigan Laws 125.4702
  • Fiscal year: means the fiscal year of the authority. See Michigan Laws 125.4802
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreign country: means a country, including a political subdivision thereof, other than the United States, that authorizes the issuance of support orders and 1 or more of the following:
  •   (i) That has been declared under the law of the United States to be a foreign reciprocating country. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Foreign support order: means a support order of a foreign tribunal. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Forest recreation account: means the forest recreation account of the Michigan conservation and recreation legacy fund provided for in section 2005. See Michigan Laws 324.83101
  • Forest recreation account: means the forest recreation account of the legacy fund provided for in section 2005. See Michigan Laws 324.2001
  • Former employing law enforcement agency: means a law enforcement agency in this state that was the employer of, or that issued an oath of office to, a law enforcement officer licensed under the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28. See Michigan Laws 28.562
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • Fund: means a public employee health care fund created under this act or a court order, including a plan for adjustment, and used for the accumulation and investment of funds for the purpose of funding health care for retired employees of the public corporation. See Michigan Laws 38.1212
  • Fund-raising plate: means a registration plate authorized to raise funds for a specified goal. See Michigan Laws 257.811d
  • Game and fish protection account: means the game and fish protection account of the legacy fund provided for in section 2010. See Michigan Laws 324.2001
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governing body: means the elected body of a municipality having legislative powers. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Governing body: means , except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, the elected body having legislative powers of a municipality creating an authority under this part. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Governing body of a municipality: means the elected body of a municipality having legislative powers. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • governing body of a municipality: means the elected body of a municipality having legislative powers or, for a joint authority created under section 604(2), the elected body of each municipality having legislative powers that is a member of the joint authority. See Michigan Laws 125.4602
  • governing body of a municipality: means the elected body of a municipality having legislative powers. See Michigan Laws 125.4702
  • governing body of a municipality: means the elected body of a municipality having legislative powers. See Michigan Laws 125.4802
  • Governing entity: means either of the following, as applicable:
  •   (i) For any public body except a public body described in subparagraph (ii), the governing board of the public body. See Michigan Laws 28.582
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Highly restricted personal information: includes an individual's photograph or image, Social Security number, digitized signature, and medical and disability information and source documents presented by an applicant to obtain a personal identification card under section 1. See Michigan Laws 28.291a
  • Highly restricted personal information: means an individual's photograph or image, social security number, digitized signature, and medical and disability information. See Michigan Laws 324.80301
  • Homemade fireworks: means any composition or device designed for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, deflagration, or detonation that is not produced by a commercial manufacturer and does not comply with the construction, chemical composition, and labeling regulations of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission under 16 CFR parts 1500 and 1507. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • Housing: means publicly owned housing, individual or multifamily. See Michigan Laws 125.4802
  • in writing: shall be construed to include printing, engraving, and lithographing; except that if the written signature of a person is required by law, the signature shall be the proper handwriting of the person or, if the person is unable to write, the person's proper mark, which may be, unless otherwise expressly prohibited by law, a clear and classifiable fingerprint of the person made with ink or another substance. See Michigan Laws 8.3q
  • Income: includes earnings or other periodic entitlements to money from any source and any other property subject to withholding for support under the law of this state. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Income-withholding order: means an order or other legal process directed to an obligor's employer or other debtor, as defined by the support and parenting time enforcement act, 1982 PA 295, MCL 552. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Incompetence: means a departure from, or failure to conform to, minimal standards of acceptable and prevailing practice for a health profession, whether or not actual injury to an individual occurs. See Michigan Laws 333.16106
  • Initial assessed value: means the assessed value, as equalized, of all the taxable property within the boundaries of the development area at the time the ordinance establishing the tax increment financing plan is approved, as shown by the most recent assessment roll of the municipality for which equalization has been completed at the time the resolution is adopted. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Initial assessed value: means the assessed value, as equalized, of all the taxable property within the boundaries of the development area at the time the resolution establishing the tax increment financing plan is approved as shown by the most recent assessment roll of the municipality for which equalization has been completed at the time the resolution is adopted. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Initial assessed value: means the assessed value of the eligible property identified in the tax increment financing plan or, for a certified technology park, a certified alternative energy park, or a Next Michigan development area, the assessed value of any real and personal property included in the tax increment financing plan, at the time the resolution establishing the tax increment financing plan is approved as shown by the most recent assessment roll for which equalization has been completed at the time the resolution is adopted or, for property that becomes eligible property in other than a certified technology park or a certified alternative energy park after the date the plan is approved, at the time the property becomes eligible property. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Initial assessed value: means the assessed value, as equalized, of all the taxable property within the boundaries of the development area at the time the resolution establishing or amending the tax increment financing plan is approved, as shown by the most recent assessment roll of the municipality for which equalization has been completed at the time the resolution is adopted. See Michigan Laws 125.4602
  • Initial assessed value: means the assessed value of all the taxable property within the boundaries of the development area at the time the ordinance establishing the tax increment financing plan is approved, as shown by the most recent assessment roll of the municipality at the time the resolution is adopted. See Michigan Laws 125.4702
  • Initial assessed value: means the assessed value of all the taxable property within the boundaries of the development area at the time the ordinance establishing the tax increment financing plan is approved, as shown by the most recent assessment roll of the municipality at the time the resolution is adopted. See Michigan Laws 125.4802
  • initiate a service credit purchase: means to complete payment or to enter into a tax-deferred payment arrangement in a form and manner prescribed by the retirement system. See Michigan Laws 38.1379b
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inland lake: means a natural or artificial lake, pond, or impoundment. See Michigan Laws 125.4702
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Investigating law enforcement agency: means the law enforcement agency responsible for the investigation of the offense for which the individual is arrested or convicted. See Michigan Laws 28.172
  • Investment fiduciary: means a person who does any of the following:
  •   (i) Exercises any discretionary authority or control in the investment of the fund's or trust's assets. See Michigan Laws 38.1212
  • Ionizing radiation: means gamma rays and x-rays, alpha particles, beta particles, high speed electrons, neutrons, protons, high speed ions, and other high speed nuclear particles. See Michigan Laws 333.13501
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • Issuing state: means the state in which a tribunal issues a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Issuing tribunal: means the tribunal of a state or foreign country that issues a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Juvenile history record information: means name; date of birth; personal descriptions including identifying marks, scars, amputations, and tattoos; aliases and prior names; social security number, driver's license number, and other identifying numbers; and information on juvenile offense arrests and adjudications or convictions. See Michigan Laws 28.241a
  • Juvenile offense: means an offense committed by a juvenile that, if committed by an adult, would be a felony, a criminal contempt conviction under section 2950 or 2950a of the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961 PA 236, MCL 600. See Michigan Laws 28.241a
  • Label: means a display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon the immediate container of any article conforming to a requirement imposed under this act that any word, statement, or other information appearing on the label also appears on the outside container or wrapper of the retail package of the article or be easily legible through the outside container or wrapper. See Michigan Laws 288.573
  • Land use plan: means a plan prepared under former 1921 PA 207, former 1943 PA 184, or a site plan under the Michigan zoning enabling act, 2006 PA 110, MCL 125. See Michigan Laws 125.4602
  • Land use plan: means a plan prepared under former 1921 PA 207, or a site plan under the Michigan zoning enabling act, 2006 PA 110, MCL 125. See Michigan Laws 125.4702
  • Land use plan: means a plan prepared under former 1921 PA 207 or a site plan under the Michigan zoning enabling act, 2006 PA 110, MCL 125. See Michigan Laws 125.4802
  • Law: includes decisional and statutory law and rules and regulations having the force of law. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Law enforcement agency: means the police department of a city, township, or village, the sheriff's department of a county, the department, or any other governmental law enforcement agency of this state. See Michigan Laws 28.241a
  • Law enforcement agency: means the department, a police agency of a city, village, or township, a sheriff's department, or any other governmental law enforcement agency in this state. See Michigan Laws 28.258
  • Law of another state: means a law or ordinance enacted by any of the following:
  •   (i) Another state. See Michigan Laws 324.80102
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legacy fund: means the Michigan conservation and recreation legacy fund established in section 40 of article IX of the state constitution of 1963 and provided for in section 2002. See Michigan Laws 324.2001
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • LEIN: means law enforcement information network regulated under the C. See Michigan Laws 28.258
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: except as otherwise provided in this subsection, means an authorization issued under this article to practice where practice would otherwise be unlawful. See Michigan Laws 333.16106
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Limitation: means an action by which a board imposes restrictions or conditions, or both, on a license. See Michigan Laws 333.16106
  • Limited license: means a license to which restrictions or conditions, or both, as to scope of practice, place of practice, supervision of practice, duration of licensed status, or type or condition of patient or client served are imposed by a board. See Michigan Laws 333.16106
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Local corrections officer: means that term as defined in section 2 of the local corrections officers training act, 2003 PA 125, MCL 791. See Michigan Laws 28.421
  • Local government agency: means a county, city, village, or township in this state. See Michigan Laws 28.302
  • local unit: means a municipality or county. See Michigan Laws 324.301
  • Local unit of government: means a village, city, township, or county. See Michigan Laws 28.117
  • Local unit of government: means a city, village, or township. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • Local unit of government or public authority: means a county, city, township, village, school district, the Huron-Clinton metropolitan authority, or any authority composed of counties, cities, townships, villages, or school districts, or any combination of these entities, and legally constituted to provide public recreation. See Michigan Laws 324.1901
  • Low-impact fireworks: means ground and handheld sparkling devices as that phrase is defined under APA Standard 87-1, 3. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • Mammography: means radiography of the breast for the purpose of enabling a physician to determine the presence, size, location, and extent of cancerous or potentially cancerous tissue in the breast. See Michigan Laws 333.13501
  • Mammography authorization: means authorization under section 13523 to use a radiation machine for mammography. See Michigan Laws 333.13501
  • Mammography interpreter: means an individual who meets the requirements set forth in section 13523(2)(g) and is responsible for evaluating and interpreting mammographic images. See Michigan Laws 333.13501
  • Manufacturer: means a person that prepares, produces, derives, propagates, compounds, processes, packages, or repackages a drug or device salable on prescription only, or otherwise changes the container or the labeling of a drug or device salable on prescription only, and that supplies, distributes, sells, offers for sale, barters, or otherwise disposes of that drug or device and any other drug or device salable on prescription only, to another person for resale, compounding, or dispensing. See Michigan Laws 333.17706
  • Manufacturer: means a person engaged in any of the following:
  •   (i) The manufacture, construction, or assembly of boats or associated equipment. See Michigan Laws 324.80103
  • Manufacturer: means a person engaged in any of the following:
  •   (i) The manufacture, construction, or assembly of personal watercraft or associated equipment. See Michigan Laws 324.80201
  • Marine law: means this part, a local ordinance adopted in conformity with this part, or a rule promulgated under this part. See Michigan Laws 324.80103
  • Marine safety act: means former Act No. See Michigan Laws 324.80103
  • Marine safety program: means marine law enforcement, search and rescue operations, water safety education, recovery of drowned bodies, and boat livery inspections. See Michigan Laws 324.80103
  • Member: means a member, vested former member, deferred member, beneficiary, designated beneficiary, or refund beneficiary of a retirement system. See Michigan Laws 38.1682
  • Member: means a member, vested former member, deferred member, or participant of a retirement system. See Michigan Laws 38.2702
  • mental disability: includes Alzheimer's disease and dementia. See Michigan Laws 28.258
  • Methamphetamine-related offense: means 1 or more of the following offenses under Michigan law:
  •   (i) A violation or attempted violation of article 7 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333. See Michigan Laws 28.122
  • Michigan conservation and recreation legacy fund: means the Michigan conservation and recreation legacy fund established in section 40 of article IX of the state constitution of 1963 and provided for in section 2002. See Michigan Laws 324.301
  • Michigan economic development corporation: means the public body corporate created under section 28 of article VII of the state constitution of 1963 and the urban cooperation act of 1967, 1967 (Ex Sess) PA 7, MCL 124. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Michigan state parks endowment fund: means the Michigan state parks endowment fund established in section 35a of article IX of the state constitution of 1963 and provided for in section 74119. See Michigan Laws 324.1901
  • Michigan strategic fund: means the Michigan strategic fund as described in the Michigan strategic fund act, 1984 PA 270, MCL 125. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Michigan vehicle code: means Act No. See Michigan Laws 324.80103
  • Milk: means the lacteal secretion, practically free from colostrum, obtained by the complete milking of 1 or more healthy cows, goats, sheep, or other dairy animals. See Michigan Laws 288.574
  • Milk buyer: means any milk producer, milk producer marketing organization, dairy plant, receiving station, transfer station, or bulk milk hauler that either takes delivery of raw milk or a raw milk product or manages the sale of the raw milk or raw milk product, or both. See Michigan Laws 288.574
  • Milk tank truck: means both a bulk milk pickup tanker and a milk transport tank. See Michigan Laws 288.574
  • Minor: means an individual who is less than 18 years of age. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • Misdemeanor: means either of the following:
  •   (i) A violation of a penal law of this state that is not a felony or a violation of an order, rule, or regulation of a state agency that is punishable by imprisonment or a fine that is not a civil fine. See Michigan Laws 28.241a
  • Misdemeanor: means a violation of a penal law of this state or violation of a local ordinance substantially corresponding to a violation of a penal law of this state that is not a felony or a violation of an order, rule, or regulation of a state agency that is punishable by imprisonment or a fine that is not a civil fine, or both. See Michigan Laws 28.421
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • month: means a calendar month; the word "year" a calendar year; and the word "year" alone shall be equivalent to the words "year of our Lord". See Michigan Laws 8.3j
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Motorboat: means a vessel propelled wholly or in part by machinery. See Michigan Laws 324.80103
  • Municipality: means a city, village, or township. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Municipality: means a city. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Municipality: means a city, village, or township. See Michigan Laws 324.301
  • Municipality: means a city, village, or urban township. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Municipality: means 1 of the following:
  •   (i) A city. See Michigan Laws 125.4602
  • Municipality: means a city, village, or township. See Michigan Laws 125.4702
  • Municipality: means a city or a village. See Michigan Laws 125.4802
  • Municipality: means all of the following:
  •   (i) A municipality as defined in part 2. See Michigan Laws 125.4901
  • NADDI: means the national association of drug diversion investigators. See Michigan Laws 28.122
  • Next Michigan development area: means a portion of an authority district designated by a Next Michigan development corporation under section 412e to which a development plan is applicable. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Next Michigan development corporation: means that term as defined in section 3 of the next Michigan development act, 2010 PA 275, MCL 125. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • NFPA: means the National Fire Protection Association headquartered at 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Nonprofit: means that which is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 501. See Michigan Laws 257.811d
  • Nonprofit corporation: means that term as defined under section 108 of the nonprofit corporation act, 1982 PA 162, MCL 450. See Michigan Laws 125.4507
  • Nonpublic information: means information to which access, use, or dissemination is restricted by a law or rule of this state or the United States. See Michigan Laws 28.211a
  • Novelties: means that term as defined under APA Standard 87-1, 3. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • NPLEx: means the national precursor log exchange. See Michigan Laws 28.122
  • oath: shall be construed to include the word "affirmation" in all cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath; and in like cases the word "sworn" shall be construed to include the word "affirmed". See Michigan Laws 8.3k
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: means a written promise to pay, whether evidenced by a contract, agreement, lease, sublease, bond, or note, or a requirement to pay imposed by law. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Obligation: means a written promise to pay, whether evidenced by a contract, agreement, lease, sublease, bond, or note, or a requirement to pay imposed by law. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Obligation: means a written promise to pay, whether evidenced by a contract, agreement, lease, sublease, bond, or note, or a requirement to pay imposed by law. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Obligee: means 1 or more of the following:
  •   (i) An individual to whom a duty of support is or is alleged to be owed or in whose favor a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child has been issued. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Obligor: means an individual about whom 1 of the following is true, or the estate of a decedent about whom 1 of the following was true before the individual's death:
  •   (i) Owes or is alleged to owe a duty of support. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Off-road vehicle account: means the off-road vehicle account of the legacy fund provided for in section 2015. See Michigan Laws 324.2001
  • Offering for sale: means selling, offering to sell, holding for sale, preparing for sale, trading, bartering, offering as a gift as an inducement for sale of, and advertising for sale in any media. See Michigan Laws 288.576
  • Operate: means to be in control of a vessel while the vessel is under way and is not secured in some manner such as being docked or at anchor. See Michigan Laws 324.80103
  • Operate: means to be in control of a personal watercraft while the personal watercraft is under way and is not docked or at anchor or secured in another way. See Michigan Laws 324.80201
  • Operating license agreement: means an agreement entered into under section 513 by and among a street railway and each road authority with jurisdiction over public streets and highways upon which the street railway operates or seeks to operate a street railway system, including, but not limited to, each city, village, or township road authority in the city, village, or township in which the street railway operates or seeks to operate a street railway system. See Michigan Laws 125.4507
  • Operator: means the person who is in control or in charge of a vessel while that vessel is underway. See Michigan Laws 324.80103
  • Operator: means the person who is in control or in charge of a personal watercraft while that vessel is under way. See Michigan Laws 324.80201
  • Other protected obligation: means :
  •   (i) A qualified refunding obligation issued to refund an obligation described in subparagraph (ii), (iii), or (iv), an obligation that is not a qualified refunding obligation that is issued to refund an eligible obligation, or a qualified refunding obligation issued to refund an obligation described in this subparagraph. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Other protected obligation: means :
  •   (i) A qualified refunding obligation issued to refund an obligation described in subparagraph (ii) or (iii), an obligation that is not a qualified refunding obligation that is issued to refund an eligible obligation, or a qualified refunding obligation issued to refund an obligation described in this subparagraph. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Other protected obligation: means :
  •   (i) A qualified refunding obligation issued to refund an obligation described in subparagraph (ii) or (iii), an obligation that is not a qualified refunding obligation that is issued to refund an eligible obligation, or a qualified refunding obligation issued to refund an obligation described in this subparagraph. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means a person who claims or is entitled to lawful possession of a vessel by virtue of that person's legal title or equitable interest in a vessel. See Michigan Laws 324.80103
  • Owner: means a person who claims or is entitled to lawful possession of a personal watercraft by virtue of that person's legal title or equitable interest in a personal watercraft. See Michigan Laws 324.80201
  • panel: means a panel of the environmental permit review commission, appointed under section 1315(2). See Michigan Laws 324.1301
  • Parcel: means an identifiable unit of land that is treated as separate for valuation or zoning purposes. See Michigan Laws 125.4603
  • Parcel: means an identifiable unit of land that is treated as separate for valuation or zoning purposes. See Michigan Laws 125.4703
  • Parcel: means an identifiable unit of land that is treated as separate for valuation or zoning purposes. See Michigan Laws 125.4803
  • Parole or probation officer of the department of corrections: means any individual employed by the department of corrections to supervise felony probationers or parolees or that individual's immediate supervisor. See Michigan Laws 28.421
  • Participant: means a member, deferred member, vested former member, deceased former member, or retirant under the retirement system. See Michigan Laws 38.1702
  • Participating unit: means a retirement system that elects to come under the provisions of section 6. See Michigan Laws 38.1682
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Peace officer: means , except as otherwise provided in this act, an individual who is employed as a law enforcement officer, as that term is defined under section 2 of the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28. See Michigan Laws 28.421
  • Peace officer: means an officer of a law enforcement agency of the state, the federal government, or a county, township, city, or village who is responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and enforcement of the criminal laws of this state, and includes a motor carrier officer appointed under section 6d of 1935 PA 59, MCL 28. See Michigan Laws 28.512
  • Peace officer: means any of the following:
  •   (i) A sheriff. See Michigan Laws 324.80104
  • Peace officer: means 1 or both of the following:
  •   (i) A law enforcement officer as that term is defined in section 2 of the commission on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28. See Michigan Laws 324.80201
  • Permanent building or structure: is a building or structure that is affixed to a foundation on a site that has fixed utility connections and that is intended to remain on the site for more than 180 consecutive calendar days. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, company, limited liability company, cooperative, association, firm, trustee, educational institution, state or local government unit, or corporation. See Michigan Laws 288.576
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, as well as to individuals. See Michigan Laws 8.3l
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental entity, or other legal entity. See Michigan Laws 324.301
  • Person: means an individual, agent, association, charitable organization, company, limited liability company, corporation, labor organization, legal representative, partnership, unincorporated organization, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • Person: means a person as defined in section 1106 or a governmental entity. See Michigan Laws 333.13501
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, governmental entity, or other legal entity. See Michigan Laws 324.80201
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Personal information: means information that identifies an individual, including the individual's photograph or image, name, address (but not the 5-digit zip code), driver license number, Social Security number, telephone number, digitized signature, and medical and disability information. See Michigan Laws 28.291a
  • Personal information: means information that identifies an individual, including an individual's driver identification number, name, address not including zip code, and telephone number. See Michigan Laws 324.80301
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personal watercraft: means a vessel that meets all of the following requirements:
  •   (i) Uses a motor-driven propeller or an internal combustion engine powering a water jet pump as its primary source of propulsion. See Michigan Laws 324.80201
  • Pistol: means a loaded or unloaded firearm that is 26 inches or less in length, or a loaded or unloaded firearm that by its construction and appearance conceals it as a firearm. See Michigan Laws 28.421
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plan for adjustment: means a plan for the adjustment of debts entered and approved by a federal bankruptcy court for a public corporation. See Michigan Laws 38.1212
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Political subdivision: means a county, metropolitan authority, municipality, or combination of those entities in this state. See Michigan Laws 324.80104
  • Political subdivision: means a county, metropolitan authority, municipality, or combination of those entities in this state. See Michigan Laws 324.80201
  • Pollution prevention: means eliminating or minimizing the initial generation of waste at the source, reuse of waste, or utilizing environmentally sound on-site or off-site recycling. See Michigan Laws 324.1403
  • Port: means left, and reference is to the port side of a vessel or to the left side of the vessel. See Michigan Laws 324.80104
  • Postretirement subsidy: includes , but is not limited to, all of the following:
  •   (i) A supplemental annuity. See Michigan Laws 38.1702
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Prior conviction: means a conviction for any of the following, whether under a law of this state, a local ordinance substantially corresponding to a law of this state, a law of the United States substantially corresponding to a law of this state, or a law of another state substantially corresponding to a law of this state:
  •   (i) A violation or an attempted violation of section 80176(1), (3), (4), (5), (6), or (7), except that only 1 violation or attempted violation of section 80176(6), a local ordinance substantially corresponding to section 80176(6), a law of another state substantially corresponding to section 80176(6), or a law of the United States substantially corresponding to section 80176(6) may be used as a prior conviction other than for enhancement purposes as provided in section 80178a(1)(b). See Michigan Laws 324.80104
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Process improvement: is a recommended improvement that is concisely written and identifies a problem, situation, or opportunity for improvement, together with a recommendation for a remedy. See Michigan Laws 38.1161
  • Processing deadline: means the last day of the processing period. See Michigan Laws 324.1301
  • Producer: means a person who owns or operates a dairy farm and sells or distributes milk produced on that farm including a person who markets milk on behalf of a producer pursuant to a marketing agreement. See Michigan Laws 288.576
  • profile: means the results of the DNA identification profiling of a sample, including a paper, electronic, or digital record. See Michigan Laws 28.172
  • Program: means a permit program or regulatory program administered by the department under this act. See Michigan Laws 324.2701
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public body: means either of the following, within this state:
  •   (i) A multicounty metropolitan district authorized and established pursuant to state law by 2 or more counties with a combined population of not less than 3,000,000, for the purpose of cooperative planning, promoting, acquiring, constructing, owning, developing, maintaining, or operating parks. See Michigan Laws 28.582
  • Public corporation: means a county, city, village, township, authority, district, board, or commission in this state. See Michigan Laws 38.1212
  • Public facility: means a street, plaza, pedestrian mall, and any improvements to a street, plaza, or pedestrian mall including street furniture and beautification, park, parking facility, recreational facility, right-of-way, structure, waterway, bridge, lake, pond, canal, utility line or pipe, building, and access routes to any of the foregoing, designed and dedicated to use by the public generally, or used by a public agency. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Public facility: means 1 or more of the following:
  •   (i) A street, plaza, or pedestrian mall, and any improvements to a street, plaza, boulevard, alley, or pedestrian mall, including street furniture and beautification, park, parking facility, recreation facility, playground, school, library, public institution or administration building, right-of-way, structure, waterway, bridge, lake, pond, canal, utility line or pipeline, transit-oriented development, transit-oriented facility, and other similar facilities and necessary easements of these facilities designed and dedicated to use by the public generally or used by a public agency. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Public facility: means 1 or more of the following:
  •   (i) A street, road, bridge, storm water or sanitary sewer, sewage treatment facility, facility designed to reduce, eliminate, or prevent the spread of identified soil or groundwater contamination, drainage system, retention basin, pretreatment facility, waterway, waterline, water storage facility, rail line, electric, gas, telephone or other communications, or any other type of utility line or pipeline, transit-oriented facility, transit-oriented development, or other similar or related structure or improvement, together with necessary easements for the structure or improvement. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Public facility: means a street, plaza, pedestrian mall, and any improvements to a street, plaza, or pedestrian mall including street furniture and beautification, sidewalk, trail, lighting, traffic flow modification, park, parking facility, recreational facility, right-of-way, structure, waterway, bridge, lake, pond, canal, utility line or pipe, transit-oriented development, transit-oriented facility, or building, including access routes, that are either designed and dedicated to use by the public generally or used by a public agency, or that are located in a qualified development area and are for the benefit of or for the protection of the health, welfare, or safety of the public generally, whether or not used by 1 or more business entities, provided that any road, street, or bridge shall be continuously open to public access and that other property shall be located in public easements or rights-of-way and designed to accommodate foreseeable development of public facilities in adjoining areas. See Michigan Laws 125.4603
  • Public facility: means a street, and any improvements to a street, including street furniture and beautification, park, parking facility, recreational facility, right-of-way, structure, waterway, bridge, lake, pond, canal, utility line or pipe, or building, including access routes designed and dedicated to use by the public generally, or used by a public agency, that is related to access to inland lakes or a water resource improvement, or means a water resource improvement. See Michigan Laws 125.4703
  • Public facility: means housing, a street, plaza, pedestrian mall, and any improvements to a street, plaza, or pedestrian mall including street furniture and beautification, park, parking facility, recreational facility, right-of-way, structure, waterway, bridge, lake, pond, canal, utility line or pipe, or building, including access routes designed and dedicated to use by the public generally, or used by a public agency. See Michigan Laws 125.4803
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public street or highway: means any state trunk line highway, county road, or city or village street maintained by a road authority. See Michigan Laws 125.4507
  • Purchaser: means a person who receives a pistol from another person by purchase or gift. See Michigan Laws 28.421
  • Qualified development area: means a development area that meets 1 of the following:
  •   (i) All of the following:
      (A) Is located within a city with a population of 700,000 or more. See Michigan Laws 125.4603
  • Qualified person: means an individual who is eligible to receive health care benefits and who is designated as a qualified person by the public corporation. See Michigan Laws 38.1212
  • Qualified refunding obligation: means an obligation issued or incurred by an authority or by a municipality on behalf of an authority to refund an obligation if 1 or more of the following apply:
  •   (i) The obligation is issued to refund a qualified refunding obligation issued in November 1997 and any subsequent refundings of that obligation issued before January 1, 2010 or the obligation is issued to refund a qualified refunding obligation issued on May 15, 1997 and any subsequent refundings of that obligation issued before January 1, 2010 in an authority in which 1 parcel or group of parcels under common ownership represents 50% or more of the taxable value captured within the tax increment finance district and that will ultimately provide for at least a 40% reduction in the taxable value of the property as part of a negotiated settlement as a result of an appeal filed with the state tax tribunal. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Qualified refunding obligation: means an obligation issued or incurred by an authority or by a municipality on behalf of an authority to refund an obligation if 1 of the following applies:
  •   (i) The refunding obligation meets both of the following:
      (A) The net present value of the principal and interest to be paid on the refunding obligation, including the cost of issuance, will be less than the net present value of the principal and interest to be paid on the obligation being refunded, as calculated using a method approved by the department of treasury. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Qualified refunding obligation: means an obligation issued or incurred by an authority or by a municipality on behalf of an authority to refund an obligation if the refunding obligation meets both of the following:
  •   (i) The net present value of the principal and interest to be paid on the refunding obligation, including the cost of issuance, will be less than the net present value of the principal and interest to be paid on the obligation being refunded, as calculated using a method approved by the department of treasury. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Qualified retired law enforcement officer: means that term as defined in 18 USC 926C(c). See Michigan Laws 28.512
  • Qualified township: means a township that meets all of the following requirements:
  •   (i) Was not eligible to create an authority prior to January 3, 2005. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Radioactive material: means a solid, liquid, or gas material which emits ionizing radiation spontaneously. See Michigan Laws 333.13501
  • Radiography: means the making of a film or other record of an internal structure of the body by passing x-rays or gamma rays through the body to act on film or other image receptor. See Michigan Laws 333.13501
  • Railroad: means that term as defined under section 109 of the railroad code of 1993, 1993 PA 354, MCL 462. See Michigan Laws 125.4507
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Reclassification: means an action by a disciplinary subcommittee by which restrictions or conditions, or both, applicable to a license are added or removed. See Michigan Laws 333.16108
  • recognition board: means the recognition board established in section 2. See Michigan Laws 38.1161
  • Recreation improvement account: means the recreation improvement account of the legacy fund provided for in section 2020. See Michigan Laws 324.2001
  • Recreation passport fee: means a state park and state-operated public boating access site recreation passport fee paid under section 805 of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257. See Michigan Laws 324.2001
  • Registering tribunal: means a tribunal in which a support order or judgment determining parentage of a child is registered. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Registrar: means the state registrar as defined in section 2805 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333. See Michigan Laws 28.258
  • Registration: means registration of a source of ionizing radiation in writing with the department. See Michigan Laws 333.13501
  • Registration: means an authorization only for the use of a designated title which use would otherwise be prohibited under this article. See Michigan Laws 333.16108
  • Reinstatement: means the granting of a license or certificate of registration, with or without limitations or conditions, to an individual whose license or certificate of registration has been suspended or revoked. See Michigan Laws 333.16108
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Reporting agency: means 1 of the following:
  •   (i) If property is seized by or forfeited to a local unit of government, that local unit of government. See Michigan Laws 28.117
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • reserve officer: means , except as otherwise provided in this act, an individual authorized on a voluntary or irregular basis by a duly authorized police agency of this state or a political subdivision of this state to act as a law enforcement officer, who is responsible for the preservation of the peace, the prevention and detection of crime, and the enforcement of the general criminal laws of this state, and who is otherwise eligible to possess a firearm under this act. See Michigan Laws 28.421
  • Residence address: means the place that is the settled home or domicile at which a person legally resides, which meets the definition of residence as defined in section 11 of the Michigan election law, 1954 PA 116, MCL 168. See Michigan Laws 28.291a
  • Resident: means every person who resides in this state and establishes that he or she is legally present in the United States. See Michigan Laws 28.291a
  • Residential district: means an area of a municipality where 75% or more of the area is zoned for residential housing. See Michigan Laws 125.4803
  • Responding tribunal: means the authorized tribunal in a responding state or foreign country. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retail location: means a facility listed under NFPA 1124, 7. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • Retailer: means a person that sells consumer fireworks or low-impact fireworks for resale to an individual for ultimate use. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • Retirant: means a person who has retired with a retirement benefit payable from a retirement system. See Michigan Laws 38.1682
  • Retirant: means an individual who has retired with a retirement benefit payable from a retirement system. See Michigan Laws 38.2702
  • Retired federal law enforcement officer: means an individual who was an officer or agent employed by a law enforcement agency of the United States government whose primary responsibility was enforcing laws of the United States, who was required to carry a firearm in the course of his or her duties as a law enforcement officer, and who retired in good standing from his or her employment as a federal law enforcement officer. See Michigan Laws 28.421
  • retired law enforcement officer: means an individual who was a police officer or law enforcement officer who was licensed or certified as described in the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28. See Michigan Laws 28.421
  • Retired state employee: means an individual who has retired from state service and is receiving a retirement benefit from either the defined benefits or defined contributions retirement plans sponsored by this state. See Michigan Laws 38.1161
  • Retirement benefit: means an annuity, a retirement allowance, an optional benefit, a postretirement benefit, a benefit received from a defined contribution plan, defined benefit plan, deferred compensation plan, disability plan, life insurance plan, all money, investments and income of the various funds created under a public employee retirement system, and any other right accruing to a member under a retirement system. See Michigan Laws 38.1682
  • Retirement benefit: means an annuity, a retirement allowance, a pension, a benefit from employer contributions to a defined contribution plan, an optional benefit, a postretirement benefit, and any other right accrued or accruing to a member under a retirement system. See Michigan Laws 38.2702
  • Retirement system: means a public employee retirement system established by this state or a political subdivision of this state. See Michigan Laws 38.1682
  • Retirement system: means a public employee retirement system created and established by this state or any political subdivision of this state. See Michigan Laws 38.1702
  • Retirement system: means a public employee retirement system established by this state or a political subdivision of this state. See Michigan Laws 38.2702
  • Road authority: means each governmental agency with jurisdiction over public streets and highways. See Michigan Laws 125.4507
  • Roundtable: means the agriculture and rural communities roundtable convened under section 2303. See Michigan Laws 324.2301
  • Rule: means a rule promulgated pursuant to the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24. See Michigan Laws 324.301
  • Rule: means a rule, as that term is defined in section 7 of the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • Rural county: means a county with a population of less than 70,000. See Michigan Laws 324.2301
  • Sample: means a portion of an individual's blood, saliva, or tissue collected from the individual. See Michigan Laws 28.172
  • Sanitary standards: means the dairy equipment construction standards or accepted dairy system operating practices formulated by 1 of the following:
  •   (i) 3-A sanitary standards committees representing the international association for food protection, the United States public health service, the United States department of agriculture, and the dairy industry committee. See Michigan Laws 288.577
  • Sanitizing: means the application of any effective method or sanitizing agent in compliance with the federal act to a clean surface for the destruction of pathogens and other organisms as far as is practicable. See Michigan Laws 288.577
  • seal: shall be construed to include any of the following:
  •   (a) The impression of the seal on the paper alone. See Michigan Laws 8.3n
  • Seller: means a person who sells or gives a pistol to another person. See Michigan Laws 28.421
  • Serious impairment of a body function: means that term as defined in section 58c of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • Serious violation: means a violation of this act, an order issued under this act, or a rule promulgated or adopted by reference under this act for which a substantial probability exists that death or serious impairment of a body function to an individual other than the violator may result unless the violator did not and could not, with the exercise of reasonable diligence, know of the presence of the violation. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • 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. See Michigan Laws 8.4c
  • Slow--no wake speed: means a very slow speed whereby the wake or wash created by the vessel would be minimal. See Michigan Laws 324.80104
  • Slow--no wake speed: means the use of a vessel at a very slow speed so that the resulting wake or wash is minimal. See Michigan Laws 324.80201
  • Snowmobile account: means the snowmobile account of the legacy fund provided for in section 2025. See Michigan Laws 324.2001
  • Solid waste: means solid waste as defined in part 115. See Michigan Laws 324.901
  • Source of ionizing radiation: means a device or material that emits ionizing radiation. See Michigan Laws 333.13501
  • Special effects: means a combination of chemical elements or chemical compounds capable of burning independently of the oxygen of the atmosphere and designed and intended to produce an audible, visual, mechanical, or thermal effect as an integral part of a motion picture, radio, television, theatrical, or opera production or live entertainment. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • Specialty court program: means a program under any of the following:
  •   (i) A drug treatment court, as defined in section 1060 of the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961 PA 236, MCL 600. See Michigan Laws 324.80104
  • Specific local tax: means a tax levied under 1974 PA 198, MCL 207. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Specific local tax: means a tax levied under 1974 PA 198, MCL 207. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Specific local tax: means a tax levied under 1974 PA 198, MCL 207. See Michigan Laws 125.4603
  • Specific local tax: means a tax levied under 1974 PA 198, MCL 207. See Michigan Laws 125.4703
  • Specific local tax: means a tax levied under 1974 PA 198, MCL 207. See Michigan Laws 125.4803
  • Specific local taxes: means a tax levied under 1974 PA 198, MCL 207. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Standard driver license: means an operator's license or chauffeur's license issued under the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257. See Michigan Laws 28.302
  • Standard methods: means the sixteenth edition of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Dairy Products" published by the American public health association, dated 1992, incorporated by reference. See Michigan Laws 288.577
  • Standard official state personal identification card: means an official state personal identification card issued under 1972 PA 222, MCL 28. See Michigan Laws 28.302
  • Standing committees: means the committees of the senate and house of representatives with primary responsibility for agriculture. See Michigan Laws 324.2301
  • Starboard: means right, and reference is to the starboard side of a vessel or to the right side of the vessel. See Michigan Laws 324.80104
  • 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
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • State agency: means either the department or the governing body of the state park that is participating in an authority. See Michigan Laws 324.901
  • State court judge: means a judge of the district court, circuit court, probate court, or court of appeals or justice of the supreme court of this state who is serving either by election or appointment. See Michigan Laws 28.421
  • State court retired judge: means a judge or justice described in subdivision (q) who is retired, or a retired judge of the recorders court. See Michigan Laws 28.421
  • State employee: means a classified member of the state civil service or an unclassified employee of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of state government. See Michigan Laws 38.1161
  • State fire marshal: means the state fire marshal appointed under section 1b of the fire prevention code, 1941 PA 207, MCL 29. See Michigan Laws 28.452
  • State forest: means those lands designated as state forests by the department. See Michigan Laws 324.83101
  • State park improvement account: means the state park improvement account of the legacy fund provided for in section 2030. See Michigan Laws 324.2001
  • State unit: means a retirement system established under the state employees' retirement act, 1943 PA 204, MCL 38. See Michigan Laws 38.1682
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Street railway: means a nonprofit corporation organized under this part for the purpose of operating a street railway system other than a railroad train for transporting individuals or property. See Michigan Laws 125.4507
  • Street railway system: means the facilities, equipment, and personnel required to provide and maintain a public transportation system operated on rails at grade or above or below ground within a city, village, or township utilizing streetcars, trolleys, light rail vehicles, or trams for the transportation of individuals or property. See Michigan Laws 125.4507
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Supplemental environmental project: means an environmentally beneficial project that an alleged violator agrees to undertake in settlement of an enforcement action, but which the alleged violator is not otherwise legally required to undertake. See Michigan Laws 324.1403
  • Support order: means a judgment, decree, order, decision, or directive, whether temporary, final, or subject to modification, issued in a state or foreign country for the benefit of a child, a spouse, or a former spouse, that provides for monetary support, health care, arrearages, retroactive support, or reimbursement for financial assistance provided to an individual obligee in place of child support. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Tax increment financing plan: means that information and those requirements set forth in sections 313 to 315. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Tax increment revenues: means the amount of ad valorem property taxes and specific local taxes attributable to the application of the levy of all taxing jurisdictions upon the captured assessed value of real and personal property in the development area, subject to the following requirements:
  •   (i) Tax increment revenues include ad valorem property taxes and specific local taxes attributable to the application of the levy of all taxing jurisdictions other than the state pursuant to the state education tax act, 1993 PA 331, MCL 211. See Michigan Laws 125.4201
  • Tax increment revenues: means the amount of ad valorem property taxes and specific local taxes attributable to the application of the levy of all taxing jurisdictions upon the captured assessed value of real and personal property in the development area, subject to the following requirements:
  •   (i) Tax increment revenues include ad valorem property taxes and specific local taxes attributable to the application of the levy of all taxing jurisdictions other than the state pursuant to the state education tax act, 1993 PA 331, MCL 211. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Tax increment revenues: means the amount of ad valorem property taxes and specific local taxes attributable to the application of the levy of all taxing jurisdictions upon the captured assessed value of eligible property within the district or, for purposes of a certified technology park, a Next Michigan development area, or a certified alternative energy park, real or personal property that is located within the certified technology park, a Next Michigan development area, or a certified alternative energy park and included within the tax increment financing plan, subject to the following requirements:
  •   (i) Tax increment revenues include ad valorem property taxes and specific local taxes attributable to the application of the levy of all taxing jurisdictions, other than the state pursuant to the state education tax act, 1993 PA 331, MCL 211. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Tax increment revenues: means the amount of ad valorem property taxes and specific local taxes attributable to the application of the levy of all taxing jurisdictions upon the captured assessed value of real and personal property in the development area. See Michigan Laws 125.4603
  • Tax increment revenues: means the amount of ad valorem property taxes and specific local taxes attributable to the application of the levy of all taxing jurisdictions upon the captured assessed value of real and personal property in the development area. See Michigan Laws 125.4703
  • Tax increment revenues: means the amount of ad valorem property taxes and specific local taxes attributable to the application of the levy of all taxing jurisdictions upon the captured assessed value of real and personal property in the development area. See Michigan Laws 125.4803
  • Temporary ordinance: means a type of local ordinance adopted by a political subdivision of this state under section 80112a that includes, but is not limited to, a local watercraft control or administrative rule. See Michigan Laws 324.80104
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Transit-oriented development: means infrastructure improvements that are located within 1/2 mile of a transit station or transit-oriented facility that promotes transit ridership or passenger rail use as determined by the board and approved by the municipality in which it is located. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Transit-oriented development: means infrastructure improvements that are located within 1/2 mile of a transit station or transit-oriented facility that promotes transit ridership or passenger rail use as determined by the board and approved by the municipality in which it is located. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Transit-oriented development: means infrastructional improvements that are located within 1/2 mile of a transit station or transit-oriented facility that promotes transit ridership or passenger rail use as determined by the board and approved by the municipality in which it is located. See Michigan Laws 125.4603
  • Transit-oriented facility: means a facility that houses a transit station in a manner that promotes transit ridership or passenger rail use. See Michigan Laws 125.4301
  • Transit-oriented facility: means a facility that houses a transit station in a manner that promotes transit ridership or passenger rail use. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Transit-oriented facility: means a facility that houses a transit station in a manner that promotes transit ridership or passenger rail use. See Michigan Laws 125.4603
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Tribunal: means a court, administrative agency, or quasi-judicial entity authorized to establish, enforce, or modify support orders or to determine parentage of a child. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Trust: means a trust created under the authority of a state or federal law for the purpose of funding retiree health care benefits. See Michigan Laws 38.1212
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trust fund: means the Michigan natural resources trust fund established in section 35 of article IX of the state constitution of 1963. See Michigan Laws 324.1901
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • United States: shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o
  • Urban township: means a township that meets 1 or more of the following:
  •   (i) Meets all of the following requirements:
      (A) Has a population of 20,000 or more, or has a population of 10,000 or more but is located in a county with a population of 400,000 or more. See Michigan Laws 125.4402
  • Use: means operate, navigate, or employ. See Michigan Laws 324.80104
  • Use: means operate, navigate, or employ. See Michigan Laws 324.80201
  • Value added behavior: means a positive contribution by a person that advances the implementation of a process improvement or otherwise assists in the advancement of overall organizational success. See Michigan Laws 38.1161
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Vessel: means every description of watercraft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water. See Michigan Laws 324.80104
  • Vessel: means every description of watercraft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water. See Michigan Laws 324.80201
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Violation notice: means a written notice or formal enforcement action by the department, the United States environmental protection agency, or the enforcing agency of a local unit of government in response to a violation of an applicable environmental requirement. See Michigan Laws 324.1403
  • Waste: means any environmental pollutant, waste, discharge, or emission, regardless of how it is regulated and regardless of whether it is released to the general environment or the workplace environment. See Michigan Laws 324.1403
  • Water resource improvement: means enhancement of water quality and water dependent natural resources, including, but not limited to, the following:
  •   (i) The elimination of the causes and the proliferation of aquatic nuisance species, as defined in section 3101 of the natural resources and environmental protection act, 1994 PA 451, MCL 324. See Michigan Laws 125.4703
  • Watercraft: means a contrivance used or designed for navigation on water, including a vessel, boat, motor vessel, steam vessel, vessel operated by machinery either permanently or temporarily affixed, scow, tugboat, or any marine equipment that is capable of carrying passengers, except a ferry. See Michigan Laws 324.80301
  • Waters of this state: means any waters within the territorial limits of this state, and includes those waters of the Great Lakes that are under the jurisdiction of this state. See Michigan Laws 324.80104
  • Waters of this state: means any waters within the territorial limits of this state, and includes those waters of the Great Lakes that are under the jurisdiction of this state. See Michigan Laws 324.80201
  • Waterways account: means the waterways account of the legacy fund provided for in section 2035. See Michigan Laws 324.2001
  • Wholesaler: means a person that sells consumer fireworks or low-impact fireworks to a retailer or any other person for resale. See Michigan Laws 28.452