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Act 196 of 1973
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Act 196 of 1973

AN ACT to prescribe standards of conduct for public officers and employees; to create a state board of ethics and prescribe its powers and duties; and to prescribe remedies and penalties.

History: 1973, Act 196, Imd. Eff. Jan. 8, 1974 ;-- Am. 1980, Act 481, Eff. Mar. 31, 1981

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 15.341SectionDefinitions.
Section 15.342SectionPublic officer or employee; prohibited conduct.
Section 15.342aSectionMCL 15.301 to 15.310 and MCL 15.321 to 15.330 not amended or modified; purpose of act; validity of contract in violation of act; voting on, making, or participating in governmental decisions; “governmental decision” defined.
Section 15.342bSectionReport of violation; applicability of sanctions; civil fine.
Section 15.342cSectionCivil action; commencement of action; “damages” defined.
Section 15.342dSectionCourt order; costs.
Section 15.342eSectionPosting notices of protections and obligations.
Section 15.343SectionBoard of ethics; creation; function.
Section 15.344SectionBoard of ethics; appointment, qualifications, and terms of members; vacancies; ex officio members; quorum; action by board; compensation; executive secretary; clerical or administrative assistance.
Section 15.345SectionBoard of ethics; powers and duties.
Section 15.346SectionRules.
Section 15.347SectionAppropriation.
Section 15.348SectionOther acts not superseded; interpretation and administration of act.
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