MCL - Act 293 of 1966


Act 293 of 1966

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of charter counties; to provide for the election of charter commissioners; to prescribe their powers and duties; to prohibit certain acts of a county board of commissioners after the approval of the election of a charter commission; to prescribe the mandatory and permissive provisions of a charter; to provide for the exercise by a charter county of certain powers whether or not authorized by its charter; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies.

History: 1966, Act 293, Eff. Mar. 10, 1967 ;-- Am. 1980, Act 7, Imd. Eff. Feb. 13, 1980 ;-- Am. 1994, Act 20, Eff. May 1, 1994 ;-- Am. 1998, Act 147, Eff. Mar. 23, 1999

The People of the State of Michigan enact:
Document Type Description
Section 45.501 Section Charter county; body corporate.
Section 45.501a Section Authority of emergency financial manager; authority and responsibilities of local emergency financial assistance loan board.
Section 45.502 Section Resolution for submission of question on election of charter commission; adoption by county board of supervisors.
Section 45.502a Section Violation of MCL 168.1 to 168.992 applicable to petitions; penalties.
Section 45.503 Section Submission of question to qualified electors.
Section 45.504 Section Number of charter commissioners to be elected; qualifications of candidate for election to office of charter commissioner; member of county board of commissioners as chief administrative officer.
Section 45.505 Section Partisan election of charter commission; nomination of candidates; petition or filing fee; primary election; composition and convening of county apportionment commission; rules of procedure; quorum; majority vote; establishment of charter commission districts; requirements for districts; use of census figures; apportionment; division; date of primary; election of charter commission; filing and availability of apportionment plan and copies thereof; judicial review; appeal; submission and filing of plan by registered voter; official apportionment plan; duration; election of 1 charter commissioner for each district; limitation on representation.
Section 45.506 Section Compensation for charter commissioner; appropriations to defray certain costs.
Section 45.507 Section Passage of resolution; transmittal of copies to city, village and township clerks; notice of election, publication, posting.
Section 45.508 Section Ballots; form, content, preparation.
Section 45.509 Section Charter commission members; oath of office; first meeting, notice; presiding officer.
Section 45.510 Section Charter commission; organization; quorum; conducting business at public meeting; notice of meeting; record of meetings; journal of proceedings; availability of writings to public; prohibited action; duration of charter commission; ballot questions.
Section 45.511 Section Charter commission; draft of proposed charter, approval; dissolution upon failure to agree.
Section 45.511a Section Submission of 2 alternative charter proposals; dissolution of charter commission; approval of proposed charters; differences between charter proposals; election of county executive; selection, term, and removal of chief administrative officer; declaration of charter adoption; votes; duties and responsibilities of county executive or chief administrative officer; veto of ordinance or resolution; contents of ballot.
Section 45.512 Section Charter commission; vacancies.
Section 45.513 Section Charter commission; employees and assistants, appointment, compensation; use of county departmental personnel; powers and duties; expenses.
Section 45.514 Section County charter; mandatory provisions; subsection(1)(d) inapplicable to certain counties; staggered terms of office.
Section 45.514a Section Satisfaction of condition with respect to transportation employees; certification by county road agency; failure of county road agency to make certification; maintenance of website; posting information; definitions.
Section 45.515 Section County charter; permissible provisions.
Section 45.515a Section Ordinance; designation of violation as civil infraction; civil fine; act or omission constituting crime.
Section 45.515b Section Minimum staffing requirement; adoption of county charter or ordinance prohibited.
Section 45.515c Section Retirement system subject to protecting local government retirement and benefits act.
Section 45.515d Section Licensing requirements subject to the local government occupational licensing act.
Section 45.516 Section Proposed charter; submission to governor; rejection, revision, resubmission; approval; referendum on adoption and election of officers; incumbent county officers, continuation.
Section 45.517 Section Proposed charter; publication; notice of election.
Section 45.518 Section Proposed charter; rejection, revision, resubmission to electorate; dissolution of charter commission.
Section 45.519 Section Second charter commission; election procedures; provisions governing; rejection; dissolution of commission.
Section 45.520 Section Home rule county status; when change occurs; incumbent officers.
Section 45.521 Section Home rule county; succession to and vesting of property; continuation of rights, liabilities, suits, or prosecutions; debts, liabilities, tax rates, and uncollected taxes and assessments.