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Act 267 of 1976
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Act 267 of 1976

AN ACT to require certain meetings of certain public bodies to be open to the public; to require notice and the keeping of minutes of meetings; to provide for enforcement; to provide for invalidation of governmental decisions under certain circumstances; to provide penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts.

History: 1976, Act 267, Eff. Mar. 31, 1977

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 15.261SectionShort title; effect of act on certain charter provisions, ordinances, or resolutions.
Section 15.262SectionDefinitions.
Section 15.263SectionMeetings, decisions, and deliberations of public body; requirements; attending or addressing meeting of public body; COVID-19 safety measures; tape-recording, videotaping, broadcasting, and telecasting proceedings; accommodation of absent members; remote attendance; rules; exclusion from meeting; exemptions.
Section 15.263aSectionElectronic public meetings; telephonic or video conferencing; "agricultural commodity group" defined; permissibility under certain circumstances; 2-way communication required; advance notice of electronic meetings; availability of agenda; registration requirement prohibited; remote participation limited to military duty or medical condition.
Section 15.264SectionPublic notice of meetings generally; contents; places of posting.
Section 15.265SectionPublic notice of regular meetings, change in schedule of regular meetings, rescheduled regular meetings, or special meetings; posting; statement of date, time, and place; website; recess or adjournment; emergency sessions; emergency public meeting; meeting in residential dwelling; limitation; notice; duration requirement.
Section 15.266SectionProviding copies of public notice on written request; fee.
Section 15.267SectionClosed sessions; roll call vote; separate set of minutes.
Section 15.268SectionClosed sessions; permissible purposes; applicability to independent citizens redistricting commission.
Section 15.269SectionMinutes.
Section 15.269aSectionSound recordings of public meetings.
Section 15.270SectionDecisions of public body; presumption; civil action to invalidate; jurisdiction; venue; reenactment of disputed decision.
Section 15.271SectionCivil action to compel compliance or enjoin noncompliance; commencement; venue; security not required; commencement of action for mandamus; court costs and attorney fees.
Section 15.272SectionViolation as misdemeanor; penalty.
Section 15.273SectionViolation; liability.
Section 15.273aSectionSelection of president by governing board of higher education institution; violation; civil fine.
Section 15.274SectionRepeal of MCL 15.251 to 15.253.
Section 15.275SectionEffective date.
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