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Terms Used In Michigan Laws > Chapter 338 > Act 403 of 2004

  • 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.
  • Alternative fuel: means that term as defined in section 151 of the motor fuel tax act, 2000 PA 403, MCL 207. See Michigan Laws 205.173
  • Amateur: means any of following:
  (i) An individual who is not competing and has never competed for a prize or who is not competing and has not competed with or against a professional for a prize. See Michigan Laws 338.3610
  • 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
  • Authority: means the local community stabilization authority created under the local community stabilization authority act. See Michigan Laws 205.92c
  • 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.
  • Basic school operating mills: means school operating mills used to calculate the state portion of a local school district's foundation allowance under section 20 of the state school aid act of 1979, 1979 PA 94, MCL 388. See Michigan Laws 205.92c
  • Boxing: means the sport of attack and defense with fists, using padded gloves, in a square ring. See Michigan Laws 338.3610
  • Business: means all activities engaged in by a person or caused to be engaged in by a person with the object of gain, benefit, or advantage, either direct or indirect. See Michigan Laws 205.92
  • Chemical dependency: means that term as defined in section 16106a of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333. See Michigan Laws 338.3610
  • Commission: means the Michigan unarmed combat commission created in section 20. See Michigan Laws 338.3610
  • Complainant: means a person that files a complaint with the department alleging that a person has violated this act or a rule promulgated or an order issued under this act. See Michigan Laws 338.3610
  • 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 205.92b
  • 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 205.92b
  • Consumer: means the person who has purchased tangible personal property or services for storage, use, or other consumption in this state and includes, but is not limited to, 1 or more of the following:
  •   (i) A person acquiring tangible personal property if engaged in the business of constructing, altering, repairing, or improving the real estate of others. See Michigan Laws 205.92
  • Contest: means an individual bout between 2 boxers, 2 mixed martial artists, or 2 individuals engaged in other unarmed combat that is subject to this act. See Michigan Laws 338.3610
  • Contestant: means an individual who competes in an unarmed combat contest or event. See Michigan Laws 338.3610
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Delivered electronically: means delivered from the seller to the purchaser by means other than tangible storage media. See Michigan Laws 205.92b
  • Department: means the department of treasury. See Michigan Laws 205.92
  • Department: means the department of treasury. See Michigan Laws 205.173
  • Department: means the department of insurance and financial services. See Michigan Laws 500.102
  • Department: means the department of licensing and regulatory affairs. See Michigan Laws 338.3610
  • Diesel fuel: means that term as defined in section 2 of the motor fuel tax act, 2000 PA 403, MCL 207. See Michigan Laws 205.173
  • Direct mail: means printed material delivered or distributed by United States mail or other delivery service to a mass audience or to addresses on a mailing list provided by the purchaser or at the direction of the purchaser if the cost of the items is 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 205.92b
  • Director: means , unless the context clearly implies a different meaning, the director of the department. See Michigan Laws 500.102
  • Director: means the director of the department or his or her designee. See Michigan Laws 338.3610
  • Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities. See Michigan Laws 205.92b
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Employee of the department: means an individual who is employed by the department, or a person that is under contract to the department, whose duty it is to enforce the provisions of this act or rules promulgated or orders issued under this act. See Michigan Laws 338.3610
  • Event: means a program of unarmed combat that is planned for a specific date and time by a promoter and is subject to the approval of the department under this act. See Michigan Laws 338.3610
  • 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.
  • Finance charge: The total cost of credit a customer must pay on a consumer loan, including interest. The Truth in Lending Act requires disclosure of the finance charge. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • 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 Michigan unarmed combat fund created in section 22. See Michigan Laws 338.3610
  • Gallon equivalent: means that term as defined in section 151 of the motor fuel tax act, 2000 PA 403, MCL 207. See Michigan Laws 205.173
  • Gasoline: means that term as defined in section 3 of the motor fuel tax act, 2000 PA 403, MCL 207. See Michigan Laws 205.173
  • Good moral character: means good moral character as determined and defined under 1974 PA 381, MCL 338. See Michigan Laws 338.3610
  • Health insurance policy: means an expense-incurred hospital, medical, or surgical policy, certificate, or contract. See Michigan Laws 500.608
  • Health maintenance organization: means that term as defined in section 3501. See Michigan Laws 500.106
  • Impaired: means the inability or immediately impending inability of an individual to safely participate in a contest or event due to his or her substance abuse, chemical dependency, or use of drugs or alcohol that does not constitute substance abuse or chemical dependency. See Michigan Laws 338.3610
  • 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
  • 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
  • International: means a telecommunications service that originates or terminates in the United States and terminates or originates outside the United States, respectively. See Michigan Laws 205.93a
  • Interstate: means a telecommunications service that originates in 1 United States state, territory, or possession and terminates in a different United States state, territory, or possession. See Michigan Laws 205.93a
  • Interstate motor carrier: means a person who operates or causes to be operated a qualified commercial motor vehicle on a public road or highway in this state and at least 1 other state or Canadian province. See Michigan Laws 205.173
  • 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
  • Lease or rental: means any transfer of possession or control of tangible personal property for a fixed or indeterminate term for consideration and may include future options to purchase or extend. See Michigan Laws 205.92b
  • 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.
  • Local community stabilization share: means the local community stabilization share tax described in section 3(5), authorized by the amendatory act that added this section, and included in the specific tax levied under section 3(1). See Michigan Laws 205.92c
  • Manufacture: means to convert or condition tangible personal property by changing the form, composition, quality, combination, or character of the property. See Michigan Laws 205.93a
  • Matchmaker: means an individual who is responsible for arranging individual contests of unarmed combat. See Michigan Laws 338.3610
  • Medical clearance: means a determination by a physician, made with reasonable medical certainty, that a contestant does not have a medical condition that would prevent him or her from being able to participate in an event or contest. See Michigan Laws 338.3610
  • 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.
  • Mixed martial arts: means a form of combat, either amateur or professional, that involves the use of a combination of techniques from different disciplines of the martial arts, including grappling, kicking, and striking, subject to the limitations contained in this act and rules promulgated under this act. See Michigan Laws 338.3610
  • 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
  • motel: means a building or group of buildings in which the public may obtain accommodations for a consideration, including, without limitation, such establishments as inns, motels, tourist homes, tourist houses or courts, lodging houses, rooming houses, nudist camps, apartment hotels, resort lodges and cabins, camps operated by other than nonprofit organizations but not including those licensed under 1973 PA 116, MCL 722. See Michigan Laws 205.93a
  • Motor fuel: means diesel fuel and gasoline. See Michigan Laws 205.173
  • 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.
  • Participant: means a referee, judge, matchmaker, timekeeper, contestant, or promoter. See Michigan Laws 338.3611
  • 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 any of the following:
  •   (i) An individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, or other legal entity. See Michigan Laws 338.3611
  • Person: means an individual, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, social club, fraternal organization, municipal or private corporation whether or not organized for profit, company, limited liability company, estate, trust, receiver, trustee, syndicate, the United States, this state, county, or any other group or combination acting as a unit, and 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 205.92
  • 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, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, social club fraternal organization, municipal or private corporation whether or not organized for profit, company, limited liability company, estate, trust receiver, trustee, syndicate, the United States, this state, country, or any other group or combination acting as a unit, and 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 205.173
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Physician: means that term as defined in section 17001 or 17501 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333. See Michigan Laws 338.3611
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • price: means the total amount of consideration paid by the consumer to the seller, 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 use tax. See Michigan Laws 205.92
  • Prize: means currency or any other valuable compensation or reward offered or given to a contestant. See Michigan Laws 338.3611
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Professional: means an individual who is competing or has competed in unarmed combat for a prize. See Michigan Laws 338.3611
  • Promoter: means a person that produces or stages, in whole or in part, an unarmed combat contest or event. See Michigan Laws 338.3611
  • Purchase: means to acquire for a consideration, whether the acquisition is effected by a transfer of title, of possession, or of both, or a license to use or consume; whether the transfer is absolute or conditional, and by whatever means the transfer is effected; and whether consideration is a price or rental in money, or by way of exchange or barter. See Michigan Laws 205.92
  • Purchase price: means the price paid by the seller for the property. See Michigan Laws 205.93a
  • Purse: means a prize or any other remuneration offered to contestants to compete in a contest or event. See Michigan Laws 338.3611
  • Qualified commercial motor vehicle: means that term as defined in section 1 of the motor carrier fuel tax act, 1980 PA 119, MCL 207. See Michigan Laws 205.173
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Respondent: means a licensee or other person against which a complaint is filed under this act. See Michigan Laws 338.3611
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Rule: means a rule promulgated under the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24. See Michigan Laws 338.3611
  • Sale: means a transaction by which tangible personal property or services are purchased or rented for storage, use, or other consumption in this state. See Michigan Laws 205.92
  • Sales price: means that term as defined in section 1 of the general sales tax act, 1933 PA 167, MCL 205. See Michigan Laws 205.93a
  • Seller: means the person from whom a purchase is made and includes every person selling tangible personal property or services for storage, use, or other consumption in this state. See Michigan Laws 205.92
  • Service area: means that term as defined in section 3501, unless the context requires otherwise. See Michigan Laws 500.116
  • Settlement: means an agreement, stipulation, consent order, waiver, default, or other method of settlement of a complaint that is agreed to by the parties and the department. See Michigan Laws 338.3611
  • 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
  • State share: means the state share tax described in section 3(5) and included in the specific tax levied under section 3(1). See Michigan Laws 205.92c
  • Storage: means a keeping or retention of property in this state for any purpose after the property loses its interstate character. See Michigan Laws 205.92
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Substance abuse: means that term as defined in section 16106a of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333. See Michigan Laws 338.3611
  • 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 205.92
  • Tax: includes all taxes, interest, or penalties levied under this act. See Michigan Laws 205.92
  • Tax: includes all taxes, interest, or penalties levied under this act. See Michigan Laws 205.173
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Tobacco: means cigarettes, cigars, chewing or pipe tobacco, or any other item that contains tobacco. See Michigan Laws 205.92b
  • 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.
  • Training center: means an institution that is formed or operated principally to provide instruction in boxing, mixed martial arts, or other sports. See Michigan Laws 338.3611
  • 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.
  • Unarmed combat: means any of the following:
  •   (i) Professional boxing. See Michigan Laws 338.3611
  • 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
  • United States: shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o
  • Use: means the exercise of a right or power over tangible personal property incident to the ownership of that property including transfer of the property in a transaction where possession is given. See Michigan Laws 205.92
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.