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Terms Used In Michigan Laws > Chapter 338 > Act 135 of 1986

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Asbestos: means a group of naturally occurring minerals that separate into fibers, including chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and actinolite. See Michigan Laws 338.3103
  • Asbestos abatement contractor: means a business entity that is licensed under this act and that carries on the business of asbestos abatement on the premises of another business entity and not on the asbestos abatement contractor's premises. See Michigan Laws 338.3103
  • Asbestos abatement project: means any activity involving persons working directly with the demolition, renovation, or encapsulation of friable asbestos materials. See Michigan Laws 338.3103
  • 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.
  • Board: means the asbestos abatement contractors licensing board created in section 201. See Michigan Laws 338.3103
  • Business: includes an activity engaged in by a person or caused to be engaged in by that person with the object of gain, benefit, or advantage, either direct or indirect. See Michigan Laws 205.51
  • Business entity: means a person, partnership, firm, association, corporation, sole proprietorship, public or private agency, or other legal entity. See Michigan Laws 338.3103
  • Commissioner: means the director. See Michigan Laws 500.102
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Computer: means an electronic device that accepts information in digital or similar form and manipulates it for a result based on a sequence of instructions. See Michigan Laws 205.51a
  • Computer software: means a set of coded instructions designed to cause a computer or automatic data processing equipment to perform a task. See Michigan Laws 205.51a
  • Construction contractor: means a business entity that, pursuant to a contract with the owner or lessee of real property, provides an improvement to that property. See Michigan Laws 338.3103
  • Construction subcontractor: means a business entity that, pursuant to a contract with a person other than the owner or lessee of the real property, performs any part of a construction contractor's contract for an improvement to that property. See Michigan Laws 338.3103
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Dealer: means that term as defined in section 11 of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257. See Michigan Laws 205.51
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Delivery charges: means charges by the seller for preparation and delivery to a location designated by the purchaser of tangible personal property or services. See Michigan Laws 205.51a
  • Demolition: means the razing or taking out of any load-supporting structural member and any related removing or stripping of friable asbestos materials. See Michigan Laws 338.3103
  • Dental prosthesis: means a bridge, crown, denture, or other similar artificial device used to repair or replace intraoral defects such as missing teeth, missing parts of teeth, and missing soft or hard structures of the jaw or palate. See Michigan Laws 205.51a
  • Department: means the department of treasury. See Michigan Laws 205.1
  • Department: means the department of treasury. See Michigan Laws 205.51
  • Department: means the department of consumer and industry services. See Michigan Laws 338.3103
  • Dietary supplement: means any product, other than tobacco, intended to supplement the diet that is all of the following:
  (i) Required to be labeled as a dietary supplement identifiable by the "supplemental facts" box found on the label as required by 21 CFR 101. See Michigan Laws 205.51a
  • Direct mail: means printed material delivered or distributed by United States mail or other delivery service to a mass audience or to addressees on a mailing list provided by the purchaser or at the direction of the purchaser when the cost of the items are not billed directly to the recipients, including tangible personal property supplied directly or indirectly by the purchaser to the direct mail seller for inclusion in the package containing the printed material, but not including multiple items of printed material delivered to a single address. See Michigan Laws 205.51a
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Durable medical equipment: means equipment for home use, other than mobility enhancing equipment, dispensed pursuant to a prescription, including durable medical equipment repair or replacement parts, that does all of the following:
  •   (i) Can withstand repeated use. See Michigan Laws 205.51a
  • Durable medical equipment repair or replacement parts: includes all components or attachments used in conjunction with durable medical equipment. See Michigan Laws 205.51a
  • Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities. See Michigan Laws 205.51a
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gross proceeds: means sales price. See Michigan Laws 205.51
  • 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
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Insurer: means an individual, corporation, association, partnership, reciprocal exchange, inter-insurer, Lloyds organization, fraternal benefit society, or other legal entity, engaged or attempting to engage in the business of making insurance or surety contracts. See Michigan Laws 500.106
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: means an authorization issued by the department upon recommendation by the board for demolition, renovation, encapsulation, or removal of asbestos. See Michigan Laws 338.3103
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mobility enhancing equipment: means equipment, other than durable medical equipment or a motor vehicle or equipment on a motor vehicle normally provided by a motor vehicle manufacturer, dispensed pursuant to a prescription, including repair or replacement parts for that equipment, that is all of the following:
  •   (i) Primarily and customarily used to provide or increase the ability to move from 1 place to another and is appropriate for use at home or on a motor vehicle. See Michigan Laws 205.51a
  • 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
  • Neutral party: means a business entity that is not part of the asbestos abatement contractor's primary or secondary family and is not legally associated to any business operated by the asbestos abatement contractor. See Michigan Laws 338.3103
  • New motor vehicle: means that term as defined in section 33a of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257. See Michigan Laws 205.51
  • 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, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, social club, fraternal organization, municipal or private corporation whether organized for profit or not, company, estate, trust, receiver, trustee, syndicate, the United States, this state, county, or any other group or combination acting as a unit, and includes the plural as well as the singular number, unless the intention to give a more limited meaning is disclosed by the context. See Michigan Laws 205.51
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, as well as to individuals. See Michigan Laws 8.3l
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Prescription: means an order, formula, or recipe, issued in any form of oral, written, electronic, or other means of transmission by a licensed physician or other health professional as defined in section 3501 of the insurance code of 1956, 1956 PA 218, MCL 500. See Michigan Laws 205.51a
  • Prewritten computer software: means computer software, including prewritten upgrades, that is delivered by any means and that is not designed and developed by the author or other creator to the specifications of a specific purchaser. See Michigan Laws 205.51a
  • Prosthetic device: means a replacement, corrective, or supportive device, other than contact lenses and dental prosthesis, dispensed pursuant to a prescription, including repair or replacement parts for that device, worn on or in the body to do 1 or more of the following:
  •   (i) Artificially replace a missing portion of the body. See Michigan Laws 205.51a
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • 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.
  • Recreational vehicle: means that term as defined in section 49a of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257. See Michigan Laws 205.51
  • Removal: means the taking out or stripping of asbestos from an existing structure. See Michigan Laws 338.3103
  • Renovation: means the removal or stripping of friable asbestos materials used on any pipe, duct, boiler, tank, reactor, turbine, furnace, or structural member. See Michigan Laws 338.3103
  • retail sale: means a sale, lease, or rental of tangible personal property for any purpose other than for resale, sublease, or subrent. See Michigan Laws 205.51
  • Sales price: means the total amount of consideration, including cash, credit, property, and services, for which tangible personal property or services are sold, leased, or rented, valued in money, whether received in money or otherwise, and applies to the measure subject to sales tax. See Michigan Laws 205.51
  • 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
  • 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
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Structural member: means any load-supporting member, including, but not limited to, beams and load-supporting walls, or any nonsupporting member, including, but not limited to, ceilings and nonload-supporting walls. See Michigan Laws 338.3103
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Support: means that term as defined in section 2 of the support and parenting time enforcement act, 1982 PA 295, MCL 552. See Michigan Laws 205.1
  • Tangible personal property: means personal property that can be seen, weighed, measured, felt, or touched or that is in any other manner perceptible to the senses and includes electricity, water, gas, steam, and prewritten computer software. See Michigan Laws 205.51a
  • Tax: includes a tax, interest, or penalty levied under this act. See Michigan Laws 205.51
  • Taxpayer: means a person subject to a tax under this act. See Michigan Laws 205.51
  • Textiles: means goods that are made of or incorporate woven or nonwoven fabric, including, but not limited to, clothing, shoes, hats, gloves, handkerchiefs, curtains, towels, sheets, pillows, pillow cases, tablecloths, napkins, aprons, linens, floor mops, floor mats, and thread. See Michigan Laws 205.51
  • Tobacco: means cigarettes, cigars, chewing or pipe tobacco, or any other item that contains tobacco. See Michigan Laws 205.51a
  • 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 8.3o
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.