§ 18.44 Transfer of powers, duties, and unexpended balances of Ronald Wilson Reagan memorial monument fund commission to department of management and budget by type III transfer; abolishment of Ronald Wilson

Terms Used In Michigan Laws > Chapter 18 > E.R.O. No. 2007-2

  • Adverse claim: means a claim that a claimant has a property interest in a financial asset and that it is a violation of the rights of the claimant for another person to hold, transfer, or deal with the financial asset. See Michigan Laws 440.8102
  • 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.
  • Age: means chronological age except as otherwise provided by law. See Michigan Laws 37.2103
  • Agricultural property: means real property used for farming in any of its branches, including cultivating of soil; growing and harvesting of any agricultural, horticultural, or floricultural commodity; dairying; raising of livestock, bees, fish, fur-bearing animals, or poultry; turf and tree farming; and performing any practices on a farm as an incident to, or in conjunction with, these farming operations. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • All appropriate inquiry: means an evaluation of environmental conditions at a property at the time of purchase, occupancy, or foreclosure that reasonably defines the existing conditions and circumstances at the property in conformance with 40 CFR 312 (2014). See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Attorney general: means the department of the attorney general. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Background concentration: means the concentration or level of a hazardous substance that exists in the environment at or regionally proximate to a facility that is not attributable to any release at or regionally proximate to the facility. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Ballot container: means a container that is used for transporting and storing voted ballots, as described and approved under section 24j. See Michigan Laws 168.14a
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • 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
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Blighted property: means property that meets any of the following criteria:

    (i) The property has been declared a public nuisance in accordance with a local housing, building, plumbing, fire, or other related code or ordinance. See Michigan Laws 125.942

  • Board: means the brownfield redevelopment board created in section 20104a. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Bonds: means the bonds authorized under the clean Michigan initiative act, 1998 PA 284, MCL 324. See Michigan Laws 324.19601
  • Bonds: means the bonds authorized under the Great Lakes water quality bond authorization act. See Michigan Laws 324.19701
  • Chief executive officer: means the mayor of a city, the village manager of a village, the township supervisor of a township, or the county executive of a county or, if the county does not have an elected county executive, the chairperson of the county board of commissioners. See Michigan Laws 324.19601
  • citation: means a complaint or notice upon which a police officer shall record an occurrence involving 1 or more vehicle law violations by the person cited. See Michigan Laws 257.727c
  • Cleanup criteria for unrestricted residential use: means any of the following:

    (i) Cleanup criteria that satisfy the requirements for the residential category in section 20120a(1)(a). See Michigan Laws 324.20101

  • Clearing corporation: means 1 or more of the following:

    (i) A person that is registered as a clearing agency under the federal securities laws. See Michigan Laws 440.8102

  • 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
  • Commission: means the civil rights commission established by section 29 of article V of the state constitution of 1963. See Michigan Laws 37.2103
  • Corrective action: means that term as it is defined in section 21302. See Michigan Laws 324.19601
  • Creditor: includes a general creditor, a secured creditor, a lien creditor, and any representative of creditors, including an assignee for the benefit of creditors, a trustee in bankruptcy, a receiver in equity, and an executor or administrator of an insolvent debtor's or assignor's estate. See Michigan Laws 440.1201
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the department of environmental quality. See Michigan Laws 324.19601
  • Department: means the department of environmental quality. See Michigan Laws 324.19701
  • 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 324.33924
  • Department: means the department of civil rights or its employees. See Michigan Laws 37.2103
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Designated state-operated public boating access site: means a state-operated public boating access site designated under section 78105(2). See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the director of the department of environmental quality. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Director: means the administrative director of the commission. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • Directors: means the directors or their designees of the departments of environmental quality, community health, agriculture and rural development, and state police. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Due care activities: means those activities conducted under sections 20107a and 21304c. See Michigan Laws 324.19601
  • educational institution: means a public or private institution, or a separate school or department thereof, and includes an academy, college, elementary or secondary school, extension course, kindergarten, nursery, local school system, university, or a business, nursing, professional, secretarial, technical, or vocational school; and includes an agent of an educational institution. See Michigan Laws 37.2401
  • 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 168.2
  • Enforcement costs: means court expenses, reasonable attorney fees of the attorney general, and other reasonable expenses of an executive department that are incurred in relation to enforcement under this part. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • 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.
  • Entitlement holder: means a person identified in the records of a securities intermediary as the person having a security entitlement against the securities intermediary. See Michigan Laws 440.8102
  • Entitlement order: means a notification communicated to a securities intermediary directing transfer or redemption of a financial asset to which the entitlement holder has a security entitlement. See Michigan Laws 440.8102
  • 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.
  • Evaluation: means those activities including, but not limited to, investigation, studies, sampling, analysis, development of feasibility studies, and administrative efforts that are needed to determine the nature, extent, and impact of a release or threat of release and necessary response activities. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Facility: means that term as it is defined in part 201. See Michigan Laws 324.19601
  • Facility: means any area, place, parcel or parcels of property, or portion of a parcel of property where a hazardous substance in excess of the concentrations that satisfy the cleanup criteria for unrestricted residential use has been released, deposited, disposed of, or otherwise comes to be located. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Feasibility study: means a process for developing, evaluating, and selecting appropriate response activities. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Financial asset: except as otherwise provided in section 8103, means 1 or more of the following:

    (i) A security. See Michigan Laws 440.8102

  • Foreclosure: means possession of a property by a lender on which it has foreclosed on a security interest or the expiration of a lawful redemption period, whichever occurs first. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fund: means the clean Michigan initiative bond fund created in section 19606. See Michigan Laws 324.19601
  • Fund: means the Great Lakes water quality bond fund created in section 19706. See Michigan Laws 324.19701
  • Fund: means the cleanup and redevelopment fund established in section 20108. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Gaming facility: means a gaming facility regulated under the Michigan gaming control and revenue act, 1996 IL 1, MCL 432. See Michigan Laws 324.19601
  • Gasoline: means gasoline, casing head or natural gasoline, benzole, benzine, and naphtha. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • Genuine: means free of forgery or counterfeiting. See Michigan Laws 440.1201
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governing institution: means the state university within which the Michigan geological survey is established or continued under section 60102. See Michigan Laws 324.60101
  • grantee: may be construed as including every person to whom any such interest or estate passes in like manner. See Michigan Laws 8.3e
  • grantor: may be construed as including every person from or by whom any estate in lands passes in or by any deed. See Michigan Laws 8.3e
  • 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
  • Harbor facilities: means the structures at a harbor constructed to protect the lake or body of water and the facilities provided within the harbor and ashore for the mooring and servicing of watercraft and the servicing of crews and passengers. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • Hazardous substance: means 1 or more of the following, but does not include fruit, vegetable, or field crop residuals or processing by-products, or aquatic plants, that are applied to the land for an agricultural use or for use as an animal feed, if the use is consistent with generally accepted agricultural management practices at the time of the application or stamp sands:

    (i) Any substance that the department demonstrates, on a case by case basis, poses an unacceptable risk to the public health, safety, or welfare, or the environment, considering the fate of the material, dose-response, toxicity, or adverse impact on natural resources. See Michigan Laws 324.20101

  • Holder: means any of the following:

    (i) A person in possession of a negotiable instrument that is payable either to bearer or to an identified person that is the person in possession. See Michigan Laws 440.1201

  • Immediate family: means an individual's father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, and spouse and a relative of any degree residing in the same household as that individual. See Michigan Laws 168.2
  • Inland lake or stream: means that term as defined in section 30101. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • 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
  • Interim response activity: means the cleanup or removal of a released hazardous substance or the taking of other actions, prior to the implementation of a remedial action, as may be necessary to prevent, minimize, or mitigate injury to the public health, safety, or welfare, or to the environment. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • IRC: means the internal revenue code of 1954 as in effect on January 1, 1970. See Michigan Laws 14.272
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • 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.
  • Legislative body: means the city council, city commission, township board, or other legislative body of a city, village, or township. See Michigan Laws 125.942
  • Lender: means any of the following:

    (i) A state or nationally chartered bank. See Michigan Laws 324.20101

  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Liquefied petroleum gas: means gases derived from petroleum or natural gases that are in the gaseous state at normal atmospheric temperature and pressure, but that may be maintained in the liquid state at normal atmospheric temperature by suitable pressure. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • 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 324.19601
  • Local unit of government: means a county, city, township, or village, an agency of a local unit of government, an authority or any other public body or entity created by or pursuant to state law. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Marina: means a site that contains harbor facilities. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • martial rule: means the exercise of partial or complete military control over domestic territory in time of emergency because of public necessity. See Michigan Laws 32.505
  • 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 324.19601
  • 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 324.19601
  • Method detection limit: means the minimum concentration of a hazardous substance that can be measured and reported with 99% confidence that the analyte concentration is greater than zero and is determined from analysis of a sample in a given matrix that contains the analyte. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Metropolitan district: means a district incorporated under the metropolitan district act, 1929 PA 312, MCL 119. See Michigan Laws 168.17
  • Motor vehicle: means that term as defined in section 74101. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • Municipality: means a city, village, or township. See Michigan Laws 125.942
  • Municipality: means a city, village, or township. See Michigan Laws 324.301
  • NAPL: means that term as it is defined in section 21303. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • National origin: includes the national origin of an ancestor. See Michigan Laws 37.2103
  • natural resources: means land, surface water, groundwater, subsurface strata, air, fish, wildlife, or biota within the state. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Neighborhood area: means a portion of a municipality that has been delimited as a neighborhood unit in a plan of neighborhoods adopted by the legislative body, which plan has the function of designating the service area of elementary schools, playgrounds, or other local improvements. See Michigan Laws 125.942
  • No further action report: means a report under section 20114d detailing the completion of remedial actions and including a postclosure plan and a postclosure agreement, if appropriate. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • 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
  • Operator: means a person who is in control of or responsible for the operation of a facility. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means a person who owns a facility. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Owner: means any person or persons, natural or corporate, owning a legal or equitable title to the land. See Michigan Laws 125.942
  • Panel: means the response activity review panel created in section 20114e. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Permitted release: means 1 or more of the following:

    (i) A release in compliance with an applicable, legally enforceable permit issued under state law. See Michigan Laws 324.20101

  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, public corporation, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Michigan Laws 440.1201
  • Person: includes any individual, partnership, corporation, association, or body politic, except the United States and this state, and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or other similar representative of those entities. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, or other nongovernmental legal entity. See Michigan Laws 324.33924
  • Person: means an individual, agent, association, corporation, joint apprenticeship committee, joint stock company, labor organization, legal representative, mutual company, partnership, receiver, trust, trustee in bankruptcy, unincorporated organization, the state or a political subdivision of the state or an agency of the state, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Michigan Laws 37.2103
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, as well as to individuals. See Michigan Laws 8.3l
  • Postclosure agreement: means an agreement between the department and a person who has submitted a no further action report that prescribes, as appropriate, activities required to be undertaken upon completion of remedial actions as provided for in section 20114d. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Postclosure plan: means a plan for land use or resource use restrictions or permanent markers at a facility upon completion of remedial actions as provided for in section 20114c. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Private foundation trust: means a trust, including a trust described in section 4947(a)(1) of the IRC, as defined in section 509(a) of the IRC. See Michigan Laws 14.272
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • 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 324.19601
  • Project: means all of the undertakings authorized in this act for the improvement of a neighborhood area. See Michigan Laws 125.942
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public boating access site: means a publicly owned site for the launching of recreational watercraft. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • Public charitable organization: means an organization described in section 509(a)(1), (2) or (3) of the IRC and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of the IRC. See Michigan Laws 14.272
  • Public use: when used with reference to land reserved for that purpose, means and relates to uses for the general benefit of the public, such as schools, libraries, public institutions, administration buildings, parks, boulevards, playgrounds, streets, alleys, easements or sewers, public lighting, water, gas, or other similar utilities, or improvements. See Michigan Laws 125.942
  • Purchaser: means a person that takes by purchase. See Michigan Laws 440.1201
  • Real property: includes land, building improvements, land under water, waterfront property, and any and all easements, franchises, and hereditaments, corporeal or incorporeal, and every estate, interest, privilege, easement, franchise, and right to that property, or appurtenant to that property, legal or equitable, including rights-of-way, terms for years, and liens, charges, or incumbrances by mortgage, judgment, or otherwise. See Michigan Laws 125.942
  • Recreation passport fee: means that term as defined in section 2001. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • Recreational boating facilities: means boat launches, harbors, marinas, and locks assisting recreational boats accessing water bodies at different elevations. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • Release: includes , but is not limited to, any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, or disposing of a hazardous substance into the environment, or the abandonment or discarding of barrels, containers, and other closed receptacles containing a hazardous substance. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • 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.
  • Remedial action: includes , but is not limited to, cleanup, removal, containment, isolation, destruction, or treatment of a hazardous substance released or threatened to be released into the environment, monitoring, maintenance, or the taking of other actions that may be necessary to prevent, minimize, or mitigate injury to the public health, safety, or welfare, or to the environment. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Remedial action plan: means a work plan for performing remedial action under this part. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Residence: as used in this act , for registration and voting purposes means that place at which a person habitually sleeps, keeps his or her personal effects, and has a regular place of lodging. See Michigan Laws 168.11
  • Resident motor vehicle: means that term as defined in section 74101. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • Residential: means that category of land use for parcels of property or portions of parcels of property where people live and sleep for significant periods of time such that the frequency of exposure is reasonably expected or foreseeable to meet the exposure assumptions used by the department to develop generic residential cleanup criteria as set forth in rules promulgated under this part. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Response activity: means that term as it is defined in part 201 or corrective action as defined in part 213. See Michigan Laws 324.19601
  • Response activity: means evaluation, interim response activity, remedial action, demolition, providing an alternative water supply, or the taking of other actions necessary to protect the public health, safety, or welfare, or the environment or the natural resources. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Response activity plan: means a plan for undertaking response activities. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • School district: means a school district, a local act school district, or an intermediate school district, as those terms are defined in the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380. See Michigan Laws 168.4
  • seal: means a seal of high tensile strength that is approved by the secretary of state under section 36. See Michigan Laws 168.14a
  • Secretary of state: means the secretary of state of this state, acting directly or through a duly authorized deputy, investigators, agents, and employees. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • Securities intermediary: means either of the following:

    (i) A clearing corporation. See Michigan Laws 440.8102

  • Security: except as otherwise provided in section 8103, means an obligation of an issuer or a share, participation, or other interest in an issuer or in property or an enterprise of an issuer and is all of the following:

    (i) Represented by a security certificate in bearer or registered form, or the transfer of which may be registered upon books maintained for that purpose by or on behalf of the issuer. See Michigan Laws 440.8102

  • Security entitlement: means the rights and property interest of an entitlement holder with respect to a financial asset specified in part 5. See Michigan Laws 440.8102
  • Security interest: means an interest in personal property or fixtures which secures payment or performance of an obligation. See Michigan Laws 440.1201
  • Security interest: means any interest, including a reversionary interest, in real property created or established for the purpose of securing a loan or other obligation. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Signed: includes any symbol executed or adopted by a party with present intention to adopt or accept a writing. See Michigan Laws 440.1201
  • Source: means any storage, handling, distribution, or processing equipment from which the release originates and first enters the environment. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Split interest trust: means a trust for individual and charitable beneficiaries that is subject to section 4947(a)(2) of the IRC. See Michigan Laws 14.272
  • Stamp sands: means finely grained crushed rock resulting from mining, milling, or smelting of copper ore and includes native substances contained within the crushed rock and any ancillary material associated with the crushed rock. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • State geologist: means the chief of the office of oil, gas, and minerals, or a successor office, of the department of environmental quality. See Michigan Laws 324.60101
  • State university: means a state university described in section 4, 5, or 6 of article VIII of the state constitution of 1963. See Michigan Laws 324.60101
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Supplemental appropriation: Budget authority provided in an appropriations act in addition to regular or continuing appropriations already provided. Supplemental appropriations generally are made to cover emergencies, such as disaster relief, or other needs deemed too urgent to be postponed until the enactment of next year's regular appropriations act.
  • Target detection limit: means the detection limit for a hazardous substance in a given environmental medium that is specified by the department on a list that it publishes not more than once a year. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • this part: includes "rules promulgated under this part". See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • threat of release: means any circumstance that may reasonably be anticipated to cause a release. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Transportation administration collection fund: means the fund created under section 810b. See Michigan Laws 257.811d
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust: means an express trust created by a trust instrument, including a will. See Michigan Laws 14.272
  • Trustee: means the trustee or person possessing a power referred to in this act. See Michigan Laws 14.272
  • 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
  • Venting groundwater: means groundwater that is entering a surface water of this state from a facility. See Michigan Laws 324.20101
  • Vessel: means all watercraft except the following:

    (i) Watercraft used for commercial fishing. See Michigan Laws 324.78101

  • 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 168.9
  • Watercraft: means any contrivance used or designed for navigation on water, including, but not limited to, any vessel, ship, boat, motor vessel, steam vessel, vessel operated by machinery, motorboat, sailboat, barge, scow, tugboat, and rowboat, but does not include contrivances used or owned by the United States. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • Waterway: means any body of water. See Michigan Laws 324.78101
  • Waterways account: means the waterways account of the Michigan conservation and recreation legacy fund provided for in section 2035. See Michigan Laws 324.78101