§ 14.141 Investigation of books of township or school district or public officer thereof; procedure; duty of auditor general
§ 14.142 Investigation of books; production of records; witnesses; orders and subpoenas
§ 14.143 Investigation of books; filing of report; criminal and civil proceedings; cause for removal of attorney general
§ 14.144 Giving or offering to examiner or other employee money, gift, emolument, or thing of value; purposes; misdemeanor; penalty
§ 14.145 Receiving or soliciting money, gift, emolument, or anything of value; purposes; misdemeanor; penalty

Terms Used In Michigan Laws > Chapter 14 > Act 52 of 1929

  • 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 333.16125
  • 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 333.16174
  • 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 333.16204c
  • 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.
  • 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 333.16231a
  • 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 333.13740

  • 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.
  • 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 324.51302
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 333.13740

  • 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 333.16125
  • 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 333.16174
  • 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 333.16204c
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Authority: means a local development finance authority created pursuant to this part. See Michigan Laws 333.13740
  • Authority: means a corridor improvement authority created under section 604(1) or a joint authority created under section 604(2). See Michigan Laws 333.16125
  • Authority: means a water resource improvement tax increment finance authority created under this part. See Michigan Laws 333.16174
  • Authority: means a neighborhood improvement authority created under this part. See Michigan Laws 333.16204c
  • Authority: means all of the following:

    (i) An authority as defined in part 2. See Michigan Laws 333.16231

  • Authority district: means an area or areas within which an authority exercises its powers. See Michigan Laws 333.13740
  • 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.
  • 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 333.16231a
  • 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 governing body of an authority. See Michigan Laws 333.13740
  • Board: means the governing body of an authority. See Michigan Laws 333.16125
  • Board: means the governing body of an authority. See Michigan Laws 333.16174
  • Board: means the governing body of an authority. See Michigan Laws 333.16204c
  • 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 333.13740

  • 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 333.13740
  • 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 333.16125
  • 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 333.16174
  • 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 333.16204c
  • 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 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 333.13740
  • 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 333.13740
  • Chief executive officer: means the mayor of a city, the president of a village, or the supervisor of a township. See Michigan Laws 333.16125
  • 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 333.16174
  • Chief executive officer: means the mayor or city manager of a city or the president or village manager of a village. See Michigan Laws 333.16204c
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Commercial motor vehicle: means that term as defined in section 74101. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • Commission: means the Michigan state waterways commission. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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. See Michigan Laws 333.16103
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the state transportation department. See Michigan Laws 333.16106a
  • Department: means the department of natural resources. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • Department: means the department of natural resources unless expressly indicated otherwise. See Michigan Laws 324.78302
  • Department: means the department of management and budget. See Michigan Laws 333.16221
  • 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 described in section 605 to which a development plan is applicable. See Michigan Laws 333.16125
  • Development area: means that area described in section 805 to which a development plan is applicable. See Michigan Laws 333.16174
  • Development area: means that area described in section 805 to which a development plan is applicable. See Michigan Laws 333.16204c
  • Development plan: means that information and those requirements for a development set forth in section 415. See Michigan Laws 333.13740
  • Development plan: means that information and those requirements for a development area set forth in section 621. See Michigan Laws 333.16125
  • Development plan: means that information and those requirements for a development area set forth in section 822. See Michigan Laws 333.16174
  • Development plan: means that information and those requirements for a development area set forth in section 819. See Michigan Laws 333.16204c
  • Development program: means the implementation of a development plan. See Michigan Laws 333.13740
  • Development program: means the implementation of the development plan. See Michigan Laws 333.16125
  • Development program: means the implementation of the development plan. See Michigan Laws 333.16174
  • Development program: means the implementation of the development plan. See Michigan Laws 333.16204c
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the director of the department of natural resources. See Michigan Laws 324.80208
  • Director: means the administrative director of the commission. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • 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:
  • 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 333.16175

  • 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 333.16231a
  • 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 333.16231a
  • 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 333.16231a

  • Election: means an election or primary election at which the electors of this state or of a subdivision of this state choose or nominate by ballot an individual for public office or decide a ballot question lawfully submitted to them. See Michigan Laws 333.17210
  • 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 333.13740

  • 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 333.16221
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • 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.
  • Facility: means that term as it is defined in part 201. See Michigan Laws 324.76109
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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 333.16231a
  • Fiscal year: means the fiscal year of the authority. See Michigan Laws 333.13740
  • 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.
  • Fiscal year: means the fiscal year of the authority. See Michigan Laws 333.16125
  • Fiscal year: means the fiscal year of the authority. See Michigan Laws 333.16174
  • Fiscal year: means the fiscal year of the authority. See Michigan Laws 333.16204c
  • 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 the clean Michigan initiative bond fund created in section 19606. See Michigan Laws 324.76109
  • 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 , 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 333.13740
  • 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 333.16125
  • governing body of a municipality: means the elected body of a municipality having legislative powers. See Michigan Laws 333.16174
  • governing body of a municipality: means the elected body of a municipality having legislative powers. See Michigan Laws 333.16204c
  • 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.
  • Harbor: means a portion of a lake or other body of water either naturally or artificially protected so as to be a place of safety for watercraft, including contrivances used or designed for navigation on water and used or owned by the United States. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • High-technology activity: means that term as defined in section 3 of the Michigan economic growth authority act, 1995 PA 24, MCL 207. See Michigan Laws 333.13740
  • Housing: means publicly owned housing, individual or multifamily. See Michigan Laws 333.16204c
  • 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 324.51502
  • 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 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 333.16174
  • 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 333.16204c
  • Inland lake: means a natural or artificial lake, pond, or impoundment. See Michigan Laws 333.16174
  • 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
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • 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.
  • 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 333.16125
  • 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 333.16174
  • 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 333.16204c
  • 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.
  • 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 unit of government: means a county, city, village, or township, or an agency of a county, city, village, or township; or a brownfield redevelopment authority, economic development corporation, or an authority or other public body created by or pursuant to state law. See Michigan Laws 324.76109
  • Marina: means a site that contains harbor facilities. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • Measurable economic benefit: means the permanent jobs that are created or retained, the capital invested, or the increased tax base to the applicable county, city, village, and township where the project is located. See Michigan Laws 324.76109
  • Measurable environmental benefit: means the extent that the requirements of part 201 or part 213, or both, are advanced at a brownfield project where environmental conditions inhibit the site's redevelopment or reuse. See Michigan Laws 324.76109
  • Member: means a member, vested former member, deferred member, beneficiary, designated beneficiary, or refund beneficiary of a retirement system. See Michigan Laws 333.16221
  • 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 333.13740
  • 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 324.30501
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Motor vehicle: means that term as defined in section 74101. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • Municipality: means a city, village, or urban township. See Michigan Laws 333.13740
  • Municipality: means 1 of the following:

    (i) A city. See Michigan Laws 333.16125

  • Municipality: means a city, village, or township. See Michigan Laws 333.16174
  • Municipality: means a city or a village. See Michigan Laws 333.16204c
  • Municipality: means all of the following:

    (i) A municipality as defined in part 2. See Michigan Laws 333.16231

  • 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 333.13740
  • 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 333.13740
  • 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.
  • 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 324.30502
  • 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.
  • 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 333.13740
  • 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 333.16106a
  • Parcel: means an identifiable unit of land that is treated as separate for valuation or zoning purposes. See Michigan Laws 333.16126
  • Parcel: means an identifiable unit of land that is treated as separate for valuation or zoning purposes. See Michigan Laws 333.16175
  • Parcel: means an identifiable unit of land that is treated as separate for valuation or zoning purposes. See Michigan Laws 333.16204d
  • Participant: means a member, deferred member, vested former member, deceased former member, or retirant under the retirement system. See Michigan Laws 333.16231a
  • Participating unit: means a retirement system that elects to come under the provisions of section 6. See Michigan Laws 333.16221
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, as well as to individuals. See Michigan Laws 324.30503
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, or other nongovernmental legal entity. See Michigan Laws 324.78302
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • physical disability: means that term as defined in section 6 of the adult foster care facility licensing act, 1979 PA 218, MCL 400. See Michigan Laws 333.17315
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • project: means the entire project to be undertaken, including, but not limited to, the actual site remediation and its resulting economic development. See Michigan Laws 324.76109
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • 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 333.13740

  • 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 333.16126
  • 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 333.16175
  • 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 333.16204d
  • 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 333.16106a
  • 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 333.16126

  • 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 333.13740

  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • 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
  • Recreation passport fee: means that term as defined in section 2001. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • 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
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • 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.
  • Resident motor vehicle: means that term as defined in section 74101. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • Residential district: means an area of a municipality where 75% or more of the area is zoned for residential housing. See Michigan Laws 333.16204d
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retirant: means a person who has retired with a retirement benefit payable from a retirement system. See Michigan Laws 333.16221
  • 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 333.16221
  • Retirement system: means a public employee retirement system established by this state or a political subdivision of this state. See Michigan Laws 333.16221
  • Retirement system: means a public employee retirement system created and established by this state or any political subdivision of this state. See Michigan Laws 333.16231a
  • Road authority: means each governmental agency with jurisdiction over public streets and highways. See Michigan Laws 333.16106a
  • seal: means a seal of high tensile strength that is approved by the secretary of state under section 36. See Michigan Laws 333.17305
  • seal: shall be construed to include any of the following:

    (a) The impression of the seal on the paper alone. See Michigan Laws 324.30505

  • 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 324.51510
  • Specific local tax: means a tax levied under 1974 PA 198, MCL 207. See Michigan Laws 333.16175
  • Specific local tax: means a tax levied under 1974 PA 198, MCL 207. See Michigan Laws 333.16204d
  • 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 324.51501
  • State unit: means a retirement system established under the state employees' retirement act, 1943 PA 204, MCL 38. See Michigan Laws 333.16221
  • 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 333.16106a
  • 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 333.16106a
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • 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 333.13740

  • 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 333.16126
  • 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 333.16175
  • 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 333.16204d
  • 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.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 324.51501
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • 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.
  • village: as used in this act , shall mean an incorporated village. See Michigan Laws 333.17221
  • 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 333.16175

  • Waterways account: means the waterways account of the Michigan conservation and recreation legacy fund provided for in section 2035. See Michigan Laws 324.78101