Revised Statutes of 1846 (EXCERPT)
CHAPTER 1. OF THE STATUTES.
8.8 “Law” defined; reference to “Michigan Compiled Laws”; reference to statute as including latest amendments; use of “as amended”; reference in title or enacting section to law adding or amending section subsequent to most recent published compilation.
(1) As used in this section, "law" means any of the following:
(a) A public act of the legislature.
(b) An initiated law adopted by the people.
(c) An executive order of the governor submitted to the legislature pursuant to section 2 of article 5 of the state constitution of 1963 and having the force of law.
(2) A reference to "Michigan Compiled Laws" shall include all sections of law, as last amended, which are assigned a compilation number by the legislative service bureau and are not subsequently repealed.
(3) Unless otherwise specifically provided, a reference to all or part of a statute, regardless of whether the words "as amended" are used in the reference, shall include the latest amendments to the statute or part.
(4) With respect to a section of the Michigan Compiled Laws which is added to a statute or amended subsequent to the most recent published compilation of the laws of this state in force, as certified by the legislative council, a reference within the title or an enacting section of a statute to the law which added or amended the section is not required, but a statute may include within the title or enacting section, or both, of the statute, a reference to the law which added or most recently amended the section subsequent to the most recent published compilation.
History: Add. 1982, Act 183, Imd. Eff. June 17, 1982
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