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MICHIGAN VEHICLE CODE

Act 300 of 1949

AN ACT to provide for the registration, titling, sale, transfer, and regulation of certain vehicles operated upon the public highways of this state or any other place open to the general public or generally accessible to motor vehicles and distressed vehicles; to provide for the licensing of dealers; to provide for the examination, licensing, and control of operators and chauffeurs; to provide for the giving of proof of financial responsibility and security by owners and operators of vehicles; to provide for the imposition, levy, and collection of specific taxes on vehicles, and the levy and collection of sales and use taxes, license fees, and permit fees; to provide for the regulation and use of streets and highways; to create certain funds; to provide penalties and sanctions for a violation of this act; to provide for civil liability of manufacturers, the manufacturers of automated technology, upfitters, owners, and operators of vehicles and service of process on residents and nonresidents; to regulate the introduction and use of certain evidence; to provide for the levy of certain assessments; to provide for the enforcement of this act; to provide for the creation of and to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies; to impose liability upon the state or local agencies; to provide appropriations for certain purposes; to repeal all other acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act or contrary to this act; and to repeal certain parts of this act on a specific date.


History: 1949, Act 300, Eff. Sept. 23, 1949 ;-- Am. 1957, Act 281, Eff. Sept. 27, 1957 ;-- Am. 1978, Act 507, Eff. July 1, 1979 ;-- Am. 1979, Act 66, Eff. Aug. 1, 1979 ;-- Am. 1980, Act 137, Imd. Eff. May 29, 1980 ;-- Am. 1980, Act 518, Eff. Mar. 31, 1981 ;-- Am. 1982, Act 310, Eff. Mar. 30, 1983 ;-- Am. 1987, Act 154, Eff. Dec. 1, 1987 ;-- Am. 1988, Act 255, Eff. Oct. 1, 1989 ;-- Am. 1991, Act 98, Imd. Eff. Aug. 9, 1991 ;-- Am. 2000, Act 282, Imd. Eff. July 10, 2000 ;-- Am. 2000, Act 408, Eff. Mar. 28, 2001 ;-- Am. 2002, Act 554, Eff. Oct. 1, 2002 ;-- Am. 2010, Act 10, Imd. Eff. Mar. 8, 2010 ;-- Am. 2013, Act 231, Eff. Mar. 27, 2014
Compiler's Notes: In OAG 6480, issued November 23, 1987, the Attorney General stated: “It is my opinion, therefore, that 1987 PA 154, which fixes maximum speed limit on certain state highways, becomes effective November 29, 1987.”


© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
300-1949-IDivisionCHAPTER I WORDS AND PHRASES DEFINED (257.1...257.82)
300-1949-IIDivisionCHAPTER II ADMINISTRATION, REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AND ANTI-THEFT (257.201...257.259)
300-1949-IIIDivisionCHAPTER III OPERATOR'S AND CHAUFFEUR'S LICENSE (257.301...257.329)
300-1949-IVDivisionCHAPTER IV CIVIL LIABILITY ACT (257.401...257.404)
300-1949-VDivisionCHAPTER V FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT (257.501...257.532)
300-1949-VIDivisionCHAPTER VI OBEDIENCE TO AND EFFECT OF TRAFFIC LAWS (257.601...257.750)
300-1949-VIIDivisionCHAPTER VII REGISTRATION FEES (257.801...257.821)
300-1949-VIIIDivisionCHAPTER VIII PENALTIES (257.901...257.910)
300-1949-IXDivisionCHAPTER IX MISCELLANEOUS (257.921...257.923)