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Act 442 of 1976 - FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (15.231 - 15.246)
Section 15.231 ‑ Short title; public policy.
Section 15.232 ‑ Definitions.
Section 15.233 ‑ Public records; right to inspect, copy, or receive; subscriptions; forwarding requests; file; inspection and examination; memoranda or abstracts; rules; compilation, summary, or report of information; creation of new public record; certified copies.
Section 15.234 ‑ Fee; limitation on total fee; labor costs; establishment of procedures and guidelines; creation of written public summary; detailed itemization; availability of information on website; notification to requester; deposit; failure to respond in timely manner; increased estimated fee deposit; deposit as fee.
Section 15.235 ‑ Request to inspect or receive copy of public record; response to request; failure to respond; damages; contents of notice denying request; signing notice of denial; notice extending period of response; action by requesting person.
Section 15.236 ‑ FOIA coordinator.
Section 15.240 ‑ Options by requesting person; appeal; actions by public body; receipt of written appeal; judicial review; civil action; venue; de novo proceeding; burden of proof; private view of public record; contempt; assignment of action or appeal for hearing, trial, or argument; attorneys' fees, costs, and disbursements; assessment of award; damages.
Section 15.240a ‑ Fee in excess of amount permitted under procedures and guidelines or MCL 15.234.
Section 15.240b ‑ Failure to comply with act; civil fine.
Section 15.241 ‑ Matters required to be published and made available by state agency; form of publications; effect of matter not published and made available; exception; action to compel compliance by state agency; order; attorneys' fees, costs, and disbursements; jurisdiction; definitions.
Section 15.243 ‑ Exemptions from disclosure; public body as school district or public school academy; withholding of information required by law or in possession of executive office.
Section 15.243a ‑ Salary records of employee or other official of institution of higher education, school district, intermediate school district, or community college available to public on request.
Section 15.244 ‑ Separation of exempt and nonexempt material; design of public record; description of material exempted.
Section 15.245 ‑ Repeal of MCL 24.221, 24.222, and 24.223.
Section 15.246 ‑ Effective date.

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