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Section 324.72109

Act 451 of 1994

***** 324.72109 THIS SECTION IS AMENDED EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 25, 2014: See 324.72109.amended *****

324.72109 Michigan trailways fund.

Sec. 72109.

(1) The Michigan trailways fund is created within the state treasury.

(2) Except as otherwise provided by law, the state treasurer may receive money or other assets from any of the following for deposit into the fund:

(a) Fees collected from users of trailways on state forest lands.

(b) Payments to the state for easements, use permits, leases, or other use of state owned Michigan trailway property.

(c) Payments to the state for concessions operated by private vendors on state owned property located on or adjacent to a Michigan trailway.

(d) Federal funds.

(e) Gifts or bequests.

(f) State appropriations.

(g) Money or assets from other sources as provided by law.

(3) The state treasurer shall direct the investment of the fund. The state treasurer shall credit to the fund interest and earnings from fund investments.

(4) Money in the fund at the close of the fiscal year shall remain in the fund and shall not lapse to the general fund.

(5) Money in the fund may be expended for any of the following purposes:

(a) The expenses of the department in operating and maintaining the Michigan trailway system and enforcing Michigan trailway rules and regulations.

(b) Grants to or contracts with councils or governmental agencies to operate and maintain segments of Michigan trailways and to enforce Michigan trailway rules and regulations.

(c) Funding Michigan trailway construction and improvements.

(d) Acquisition of land or rights in land.

(e) Publications and promotions of the Michigan trailways system.

(6) In determining the expenditure of money in the fund, the department shall consider all of the following:

(a) The need for funding for each of the purposes listed in subsection (5).

(b) The estimated cost of Michigan trailway management for each governmental agency that manages a Michigan trailway, based on previous costs, trailway mileage, level of use, and other relevant factors.

(c) The need of each governmental agency that manages a Michigan trailway for financial assistance in managing that trailway, and the amount of money from the fund received by that agency in the past.

(d) The amount of revenue accruing to the fund that is generated from each Michigan trailway.

(e) Other factors considered appropriate by the department.

(7) The department shall submit a report to the legislature on or before December 1 of each year describing the use of money appropriated from the fund in the previous fiscal year.

History: Add. 1995, Act 58, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995
Popular Name: Act 451
Popular Name: NREPA

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