GREAT LAKES WATER QUALITY BOND AUTHORIZATION ACT
Act 396 of 2002
AN ACT to authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds of the state and to pledge the full faith and credit of the state for the payment of principal and interest on the bonds to finance sewage treatment works projects, storm water projects, and nonpoint source projects, that improve the quality of the waters of the state; to pay for issuing the bonds; to provide for other measures relating to the bonds; and to provide for the submission of the question of the issuance of the bonds to the electors of the state.
History: 2002, Act 396, Imd. Eff. May 30, 2002
Compiler's Notes: Act 396 of 2002, which was approved by the Governor on May 29, 2002, and filed with the Secretary of State on May 30, 2002, provides that bonds “shall not be issued under this act unless the question set forth in section 5 [MCL 324.95205] is approved by a majority vote of the registered electors voting on the question.” In accordance with Const 1963, art 9, sec 15, the question of borrowing a sum of not to exceed $1,000,000,000.00 and the issuance of general obligation bonds of the state for the purposes set forth in the act was submitted to a vote of the qualified electors of the state at the November 5, 2002 general election as Proposal 02-2, which read as follows:“A PROPOSAL TO AUTHORIZE BONDS FOR SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS PROJECTS, STORM WATER PROJECTS AND WATER POLLUTION PROJECTSThe proposal would:—Authorize the State of Michigan to borrow a sum not to exceed $1 billion to improve the quality of the waters of the state by financing sewage treatment works projects, storm water projects and water pollution projects.—Authorize the state to issue general obligation bonds pledging the full faith and credit of the state for the payment of principal and interest on the bonds.—Provide for repayment of the bonds from the general fund of the state.Should this proposal be adopted?Yes __________No __________”Proposal 02-2 was approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon at the November 5, 2002, general election.
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