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Act 312 of 1929
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Act 312 of 1929

AN ACT to provide for the incorporation by any 2 or more cities, villages, or townships, or any combination or parts thereof, of a metropolitan district comprising territory within their limits for the purpose of acquiring, owning, and operating parks or public utilities for supplying sewage disposal, drainage, water, or transportation, or any combination thereof; to provide that a district may sell or purchase sewage disposal, drainage rights, water, or transportation facilities; to provide that a district may acquire and succeed to the rights, obligations, and property of such cities, villages, and townships respecting or connected with such functions or public utilities but subject to the approval of a majority of the electors voting thereon; to limit the rate of taxation of a district for its municipal purposes and restrict its powers of borrowing money and contracting debts; to provide the method and vote by which charters may be framed, adopted, and amended and laws and ordinances relating to its municipal concerns may be enacted; to define the powers, rights, and liabilities of a district; to provide for the dissolution of a district; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies.

History: 1929, Act 312, Eff. Aug. 28, 1929 ;-- Am. 1989, Act 98, Imd. Eff. June 21, 1989 ;-- Am. 1998, Act 171, Eff. Mar. 23, 1999

© 2017 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 119.1SectionMetropolitan districts; purposes; body corporate.
Section 119.1aSectionMetropolitan districts; short title.
Section 119.2SectionMetropolitan district; powers; referendum.
Section 119.2aSectionMetropolitan district elections; administration; conduct; date.
Section 119.3SectionMandatory charter provisions.
Section 119.4SectionPermissive charter provisions.
Section 119.5SectionPowers; restrictions.
Section 119.6SectionIncorporation; procedure; charter commission to prepare budget.
Section 119.7SectionCharter commission; duties; first district election.
Section 119.8SectionCharter rejection; unfavorable vote, charter provision; resubmission proceedings.
Section 119.9SectionAmendment of charter.
Section 119.9aSectionAmendment to enlarge boundaries of metropolitan district; signing and filing petition; resolution; election; amendment of charter.
Section 119.9bSectionViolation of MCL 168.1 to 168.992 applicable to petitions; penalties.
Section 119.10SectionCharter amendment; submission to governor; procedures after submittal.
Section 119.11SectionCharter or amendment; publication; independent propositions, authorizing vote.
Section 119.12SectionCharter or amendments; copies, filing.
Section 119.13SectionInitiatory petition; filing; verification; checking; certification; submission of ballot question to electors.
Section 119.15SectionMetropolitan districts; short title.
Section 119.16SectionDissolution of metropolitan district; resolution.
Section 119.17SectionDuties of legislative body prior to dissolution; plan for disposition of assets and liabilities; resolution; insufficient assets.
Section 119.17aSectionDissolution of metropolitan district; petition; submission of ballot question to electors; language; form; approval by majority of electors.
Section 119.17bSectionDissolution of metropolitan district; transfer of powers, duties, assets, and liabilities; appointment of board of trustees; duties.
Section 119.18SectionDeposit of records; notice to governor.
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