§ 38.1301 Short title
§ 38.1302 Meanings of words and phrases
§ 38.1303 Definitions; A
§ 38.1303a “Compensation” explained
§ 38.1304 Definitions; C to M
§ 38.1305 Definitions; M, N
§ 38.1306 Definitions; O, P
§ 38.1307 Definitions; R
§ 38.1308 Definitions; S, T
§ 38.1309 Calculating member’s final average compensation; effective date of section

Terms Used In Michigan Laws > Chapter 38 > Act 300 of 1980 > Article 1

  • 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.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • 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
  • Boat: means a vessel. See Michigan Laws 324.80101
  • Collector plate: means a collector plate that matches any registration plate developed and issued under this act. See Michigan Laws 257.811d
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Conviction: means a final conviction, the payment of a fine, a plea of guilty or nolo contendere if accepted by the court, a finding of guilt, or a probate court or family division disposition on a violation of this part, regardless of whether the penalty is rebated or suspended. See Michigan Laws 324.80101
  • 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.
  • Department: means the department of state police. See Michigan Laws 28.122
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fund-raising plate: means a registration plate authorized to raise funds for a specified goal. See Michigan Laws 257.811d
  • 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.
  • Local unit of government: means a village, city, township, or county. See Michigan Laws 28.117
  • Methamphetamine-related offense: means 1 or more of the following offenses under Michigan law:

    (i) A violation or attempted violation of article 7 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333. See Michigan Laws 28.122

  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Motorboat: means a vessel propelled wholly or in part by machinery. See Michigan Laws 324.80103
  • NADDI: means the national association of drug diversion investigators. See Michigan Laws 28.122
  • Nonprofit: means that which is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 501. See Michigan Laws 257.811d
  • NPLEx: means the national precursor log exchange. See Michigan Laws 28.122
  • Operate: means to be in control of a vessel while the vessel is under way and is not secured in some manner such as being docked or at anchor. See Michigan Laws 324.80103
  • Operator: means the person who is in control or in charge of a vessel while that vessel is underway. See Michigan Laws 324.80103
  • 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, governmental entity, or other legal entity. See Michigan Laws 324.301
  • Port: means left, and reference is to the port side of a vessel or to the left side of the vessel. See Michigan Laws 324.80104
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Reporting agency: means 1 of the following:

    (i) If property is seized by or forfeited to a local unit of government, that local unit of government. See Michigan Laws 28.117

  • Slow--no wake speed: means a very slow speed whereby the wake or wash created by the vessel would be minimal. See Michigan Laws 324.80104
  • Starboard: means right, and reference is to the starboard side of a vessel or to the right side of the vessel. See Michigan Laws 324.80104
  • 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
  • United States: shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o
  • Use: means operate, navigate, or employ. See Michigan Laws 324.80104
  • Vessel: means every description of watercraft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water. See Michigan Laws 324.80104
  • Waters of this state: means any waters within the territorial limits of this state, and includes those waters of the Great Lakes that are under the jurisdiction of this state. See Michigan Laws 324.80104