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CHARTER COUNTIES

Act 293 of 1966

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of charter counties; to provide for the election of charter commissioners; to prescribe their powers and duties; to prohibit certain acts of a county board of commissioners after the approval of the election of a charter commission; to prescribe the mandatory and permissive provisions of a charter; to provide for the exercise by a charter county of certain powers whether or not authorized by its charter; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies.


History: 1966, Act 293, Eff. Mar. 10, 1967 ;-- Am. 1980, Act 7, Imd. Eff. Feb. 13, 1980 ;-- Am. 1994, Act 20, Eff. May 1, 1994 ;-- Am. 1998, Act 147, Eff. Mar. 23, 1999


© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 45.501SectionCharter county; body corporate.
Section 45.501aSectionAuthority of emergency financial manager; authority and responsibilities of local emergency financial assistance loan board.
Section 45.502SectionResolution for submission of question on election of charter commission; adoption by county board of supervisors.
Section 45.502aSectionViolation of MCL 168.1 to 168.992 applicable to petitions; penalties.
Section 45.503SectionSubmission of question to qualified electors.
Section 45.504SectionNumber of charter commissioners to be elected; qualifications of candidate for election to office of charter commissioner; member of county board of commissioners as chief administrative officer.
Section 45.505SectionPartisan election of charter commission; nomination of candidates; petition or filing fee; primary election; composition and convening of county apportionment commission; rules of procedure; quorum; majority vote; establishment of charter commission districts; requirements for districts; use of census figures; apportionment; division; date of primary; election of charter commission; filing and availability of apportionment plan and copies thereof; judicial review; appeal; submission and filing of plan by registered voter; official apportionment plan; duration; election of 1 charter commissioner for each district; limitation on representation.
Section 45.506SectionCompensation for charter commissioner; appropriations to defray certain costs.
Section 45.507SectionPassage of resolution; transmittal of copies to city, village and township clerks; notice of election, publication, posting.
Section 45.508SectionBallots; form, content, preparation.
Section 45.509SectionCharter commission members; oath of office; first meeting, notice; presiding officer.
Section 45.510SectionCharter commission; organization; quorum; conducting business at public meeting; notice of meeting; record of meetings; journal of proceedings; availability of writings to public; prohibited action; duration of charter commission; ballot questions.
Section 45.511SectionCharter commission; draft of proposed charter, approval; dissolution upon failure to agree.
Section 45.511aSectionSubmission of 2 alternative charter proposals; dissolution of charter commission; approval of proposed charters; differences between charter proposals; election of county executive; selection, term, and removal of chief administrative officer; declaration of charter adoption; votes; duties and responsibilities of county executive or chief administrative officer; veto of ordinance or resolution; contents of ballot.
Section 45.512SectionCharter commission; vacancies.
Section 45.513SectionCharter commission; employees and assistants, appointment, compensation; use of county departmental personnel; powers and duties; expenses.
Section 45.514SectionCounty charter; mandatory provisions; subsection(1)(d) inapplicable to certain counties; staggered terms of office.
Section 45.514aSectionSatisfaction of condition with respect to transportation employees; certification by county road agency; failure of county road agency to make certification; maintenance of website; posting information; definitions.
Section 45.515SectionCounty charter; permissible provisions.
Section 45.515aSectionOrdinance; designation of violation as civil infraction; civil fine; act or omission constituting crime.
Section 45.515bSectionMinimum staffing requirement; adoption of county charter or ordinance prohibited.
Section 45.516SectionProposed charter; submission to governor; rejection, revision, resubmission; approval; referendum on adoption and election of officers; incumbent county officers, continuation.
Section 45.517SectionProposed charter; publication; notice of election.
Section 45.518SectionProposed charter; rejection, revision, resubmission to electorate; dissolution of charter commission.
Section 45.519SectionSecond charter commission; election procedures; provisions governing; rejection; dissolution of commission.
Section 45.520SectionHome rule county status; when change occurs; incumbent officers.
Section 45.521SectionHome rule county; succession to and vesting of property; continuation of rights, liabilities, suits, or prosecutions; debts, liabilities, tax rates, and uncollected taxes and assessments.