STATE SURVEY AND REMONUMENTATION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 345 of 1990
As used in this act:
(a) "Commission" means the state survey and remonumentation commission created in section 3.
(b) "County plan" means a county monumentation and remonumentation plan and perpetual monument maintenance plan established under section 8.
(c) "County representative" means the individual obligated to perform the duties of county representative under section 9.
(d) "Department" means the department of licensing and regulatory affairs.
(e) "Fund" means the state survey and remonumentation fund created in section 11.
(f) "Monumentation" means all land surveying activities performed by a surveyor to monument a protracted public land survey corner under this act and in accordance with the laws of this state.
(g) "Original public land survey corner" means a corner established and monumented pursuant to orders and instructions issued by the United States government for the purposes of delineating United States public lands and private lands or subdividing public lands for conveyance.
(h) "Property controlling corner" means either of the following:
(i) A position misidentified as and used as an original public land survey corner or as a protracted public land survey corner that serves to control property lines.
(ii) Any other corner approved by the department, acting in consultation with the commission.
(i) "Protracted public land survey corner" means either of the following:
(i) A closing quarter section position along a township or range line or a center quarter section position that was not actually monumented on the ground in the field notes of the original United States government survey, but that serves to complete the nominal half-mile grid of government corners.
(ii) A monumented position that is not an original public land survey corner, lying on a section line or quarter line near a body of water, that serves to define the section line or quarter line in lieu of a submerged government position or an omitted meander position.
(j) "Remonumentation" means all land surveying activities performed by a surveyor to perpetuate a previously monumented original public land survey corner, protracted public land survey corner, or property controlling corner as provided in this act.
(k) "Surveyor" means a professional surveyor who is licensed to practice professional surveying under article 20 of the occupational code, 1980 PA 299, MCL 339.2001 to 339.2014.
History: 1990, Act 345, Eff. Jan. 1, 1991
Am. 1998, Act 5, Imd. Eff. Feb. 6, 1998
Am. 2010, Act 260, Eff. Dec. 22, 2010
Am. 2014, Act 166, Imd. Eff. June 12, 2014
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