§ 290.421 Definitions
§ 290.422 Potato industry commission; creation; appointment, qualifications, and terms of members; vacancies; meetings; chairperson; quorum; conducting business at public meeting; notice of meeting; special mee
§ 290.423 Powers and duties of commission; rules
§ 290.424 Assessment on growers and shippers; rates; exemption; shipper application and certificate; records; inspection; reports; payment of assessment by shipper; limitation on assessment increase
§ 290.424a Exemption of certain information from freedom of information act
§ 290.425 Failure to pay assessment; penalty
§ 290.426 Failure to pay assessment or file report; false information; penalty
§ 290.427 Enforcement; reimbursement for costs; appropriation
§ 290.428 Referendum; votes; rules; petition to terminate shipper assessments; referendum by mail; conditions for termination of shipper assessments; adoption of assessment increase; public hearing; findings an
§ 290.429 Petition to terminate commission; referendum by mail; conditions for termination of commission
§ 290.429a Referendum; vote as to whether commission shall levy assessments and carry out act
§ 290.430 Repeal

Terms Used In Michigan Laws > Chapter 290 > Act 29 of 1970

  • 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.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • 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.
  • Commission: means the potato industry commission. See Michigan Laws 290.421
  • 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.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the department of agriculture and rural development. See Michigan Laws 290.421
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Michigan Laws 290.421
  • 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.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grower: means any business unit, including a family operation, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, company, association, trust, or other business organization engaged in the business of growing potatoes for market. See Michigan Laws 290.421
  • Hundredweight: means a 100-pound unit or a combination of packages making a 100-pound unit, or the equivalent in metric units, of any shipment of potatoes. See Michigan Laws 290.421
  • 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
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, cooperative, or any other business unit. See Michigan Laws 290.421
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, as well as to individuals. See Michigan Laws 8.3l
  • Processor: means a person engaged in canning, freezing, dehydrating, chipping, fermenting, distilling, extracting, preserving, or changing the form of potatoes for the purpose of consumption or for any other commercial use. See Michigan Laws 290.421
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • 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.
  • Rule: means a rule promulgated pursuant to the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24. See Michigan Laws 290.421
  • Shipment of potatoes: means , and a shipment of potatoes shall be considered to take place, when potatoes are loaded within this state in a rail car, truck, or other conveyance in which the potatoes are to be transported for sale or otherwise put into the channel of trade and commerce. See Michigan Laws 290.421
  • Shipper: means a person engaged in the shipment of potatoes, whether as owner, agent, or otherwise; or engaged in the processing of potatoes for human or animal consumption in any form or for any other commercial use. See Michigan Laws 290.421
  • 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
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.