§ 324.51301 Definitions
§ 324.51302 Management and utilization of private forestland and private forest resources; purpose and intent of part
§ 324.51305 Private forestland enhancement fund
§ 324.51306 List of qualified foresters; preparation; maintenance; registration; removal; publication on department’s website

Terms Used In Michigan Laws > Chapter 324 > Act 451 of 1994 > Article III > Chapter 2 > Subchapter 4 > TAX INCENTIVES > Part 513

  • agricultural drain: means a human-made conveyance of water that meets all of the following requirements:

    (a) Does not have continuous flow. See Michigan Laws 324.30305

  • 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
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Commission: means the commission of agriculture and rural development. See Michigan Laws 324.51301
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Council: means the legislative council established under section 15 of article IV of the state constitution of 1963. See Michigan Laws 4.351
  • 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 324.51301
  • Director: means the director of the department or his or her designee. See Michigan Laws 324.51301
  • Director: means the director of the department of natural resources. See Michigan Laws 324.301
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fill material: means soil, rocks, sand, waste of any kind, or any other material that displaces soil or water or reduces water retention potential. See Michigan Laws 324.30301
  • 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.
  • Follow-up work: means forest practices to promote the survival of seeds or seedlings or the protection or enhancement of other work previously undertaken under this part. See Michigan Laws 324.51301
  • Forest improvement project: means any of the following:

    (i) Production, processing, handling, storage, marketing, or transportation of forest resources, including sawmills, hardboard mills, power stations, warehouses, air and water pollution control equipment, and solid waste disposal facilities. See Michigan Laws 324.51301

  • Forest practice: means that term as it is defined in section 7jj of the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211. See Michigan Laws 324.51301
  • Forest resources: means those products, uses, and values associated with forestland, including recreation and aesthetics, fish, forage, soil, timber, watershed, wilderness, and wildlife. See Michigan Laws 324.51301
  • Forestland: means a tract of land that may include nonproductive land that is intermixed with productive land that is an integral part of a managed forest and the owner of which agrees to develop, maintain, and actively manage the land as a private forest through planting, natural reproduction, or other silvicultural practices. See Michigan Laws 324.51301
  • Fund: means the landfill maintenance trust fund created in section 11302 . See Michigan Laws 324.11301
  • Fund: means the private forestland enhancement fund created in section 51305. See Michigan Laws 324.51301
  • Harvest: means that term as it is defined in section 7jj of the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211. See Michigan Laws 324.51301
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Legislator: means a member of the senate or the house of representatives of this state. See Michigan Laws 4.351
  • Local unit of government: means a municipality or county. See Michigan Laws 324.301
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Municipality: means a city, village, or township. See Michigan Laws 324.301
  • Nonindustrial private forestland: means a privately owned tract of land consisting of 20 or more acres, or the timber rights in the land if the timber rights have been severed, that has the productive capacity to grow on average not less than 20 cubic feet per acre per year and that meets either of the following conditions:

    (i) For a tract of land that contains less than 40 acres, at least 80% of the land is occupied by forest tree species. See Michigan Laws 324.51301

  • Office: means the office of the legislative corrections ombudsman created under this act. See Michigan Laws 4.351
  • Official: means an official or employee of the department of corrections. See Michigan Laws 4.351
  • Ombudsman: means the office of legislative corrections ombudsman. See Michigan Laws 4.351
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Person: means an individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, association, municipality, this state, an instrumentality or agency of this state, the federal government, an instrumentality or agency of the federal government, or other legal entity. See Michigan Laws 324.30301
  • 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
  • Prisoner: means a person committed to or under the jurisdiction of the department. See Michigan Laws 4.351
  • Qualified forester: means that term as it is defined in section 7jj of the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211. See Michigan Laws 324.51301
  • Response activity: means response activity as defined in part 201. See Michigan Laws 324.11301
  • Security: means an evidence of debt such as a bond, note, contract, obligation, refunding obligation, certificate of indebtedness, or other similar instrument issued by a municipality, which pledges payment of the debt by the municipality from an identified source of revenue. See Michigan Laws 141.2103
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Technical assistance: means direct on-site assistance provided to individuals. See Michigan Laws 324.51301
  • Timber: means wood growth, mature or immature, growing or dead, standing or down. See Michigan Laws 324.51301
  • Wetland: means land characterized by the presence of water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances does support, wetland vegetation or aquatic life, and is commonly referred to as a bog, swamp, or marsh, and which is any of the following:

    (i) Contiguous to the Great Lakes or Lake St. See Michigan Laws 324.30301