MCL - Act 139 of 1973


Act 139 of 1973

AN ACT to provide forms of county government; to provide for county managers and county executives and to prescribe their powers and duties; to abolish certain departments, boards, commissions, and authorities; to provide for transfer of certain powers and functions; to prescribe powers of a board of county commissioners and elected officials; to provide organization of administrative functions; to transfer property; to retain ordinances and laws not inconsistent with this act; to provide methods for abolition of a unified form of county government; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies.

History: 1973, Act 139, Eff. Mar. 29, 1974 ;-- Am. 1998, Act 201, Eff. Mar. 23, 1999

The People of the State of Michigan enact:
Document Type Description
Section 45.551 Section Optional unified form of county government; authorization; effect of adoption.
Section 45.552 Section Optional unified form of county government; alternate A; alternate B.
Section 45.553 Section Optional unified form of county government; procedure for adoption; effective date.
Section 45.553a Section Violation of MCL 168.1 to 168.992 applicable to petitions; penalties.
Section 45.554 Section Abolition of certain offices, boards, commissions, authorities, or departments; termination of tenure; former powers as general county government powers; powers and duties of excepted boards or commissions; certain powers neither minimized nor divested; method of appointing veterans; powers vested in county department of veterans' affairs administrative committee or soldiers' relief commission.
Section 45.554a Section Annual certification that certain employee-related conditions satisfied; failure to make certification; withholding distributions to county road agency; website; definitions.
Section 45.555 Section Board of county commissioners as governing body of county; election, organization, and procedures.
Section 45.556 Section Board of county commissioners; powers.
Section 45.556a Section Ordinance; designation of violation as certain civil infraction; civil fine; act or omission constituting crime.
Section 45.556b Section Minimum staffing requirement; adoption of ordinance prohibited.
Section 45.556c Section Licensing requirements subject to the local government occupational licensing act.
Section 45.557 Section County manager; appointment, qualifications, compensation, term, and removal.
Section 45.558 Section County manager or county executive; powers and duties.
Section 45.559 Section County executive; nomination, election, and term; vacancy; salary.
Section 45.559a Section Death or resignation of elected county executive; successor.
Section 45.560 Section County executive; responsibility.
Section 45.561 Section County executive; veto of ordinance or resolution; certification; overriding veto; certain resolutions or motions not to be approved or disapproved; effective date of ordinance or resolution.
Section 45.562 Section Officials; powers; functions; manner of election or appointment; term.
Section 45.563 Section Departments; establishment; directors; functions.
Section 45.564 Section Departments; consolidation; transfer of functions; creation of additional departments; county manager or county executive as director.
Section 45.565 Section Deputy; appointment; department head and deputy exempt from civil service.
Section 45.566 Section Civil service commission; appeals; secretarial and clerical assistance; personnel and employee relations.
Section 45.567 Section Employee retirement and pension programs; retirement board.
Section 45.568 Section Title to property to be held in name of county.
Section 45.569 Section Ordinances previously enacted.
Section 45.570 Section Provisions of act controlling.
Section 45.571 Section Rights under civil service and merit system continued.
Section 45.572 Section Retirement and pension rights.
Section 45.572a Section Retirement system subject to protecting local government retirement and benefits act; "retirement system" defined.
Section 45.573 Section Procedures for abolishing optional unified form of county government.