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Act 327 of 1945 ‑
AERONAUTICS CODE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN (259.1 - 259.208)
CHAPTER I DECLARATION OF INTENT. (259.1...259.1)
CHAPTER II DEFINITIONS. (259.2...259.25e)
CHAPTER III AERONAUTICS DEPARTMENT—CREATION—MEMBERSHIP—FUNDS. (259.26...259.36)
Section 259.26 ‑
Michigan aeronautics commission; creation; membership; appointment; terms.
Section 259.27 ‑
Director of aeronautics; appointment; qualifications, duties, compensation and expenses.
Section 259.28 ‑
Commissioners of aeronautics; appointment, qualifications.
Section 259.31 ‑
Aeronautics commission; organization, meetings and reports.
Section 259.35 ‑
State aeronautics fund; qualified airport fund; appropriations; use of money disbursed to operator; finding of noncompliance with federal requirements; disbursement; report; "ordinance" defined.
Section 259.36 ‑
Transfer of properties from board of aeronautics to department of aeronautics.
CHAPTER IV GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES OF AERONAUTICS COMMISSION AND DIRECTOR OF AERONAUTICS. (259.51...259.55)
Section 259.54 ‑
Cooperation with federal government; compliance with federal laws and regulations for expenditure of federal money; receipt and disbursement of federal and other money; commission as agent of state; deposit of money in state treasury; commission assistance in preparation of airport projects; cost.
CHAPTER V REGULATION OF AIRCRAFT, AIRMEN, AIRPORTS AND AIR INSTRUCTION. (259.76...259.91)
Section 259.76a ‑
Operation of aircraft; registration required; registration certificate; application forms; fees.
Section 259.77 ‑
Application for renewal registration; execution and return; payment of registration fee; expiration of registration; registration fee in lieu of property taxes; rate of registration fee; penalty for failure to register or pay registration fee; waiver of penalty; postmark date as date of payment.
Section 259.78 ‑
Sale, transfer, or assignment of interest in aircraft; transfer fee.
Section 259.79 ‑
Carrying or display of registration certificate or assigned number; exception.
Section 259.80 ‑
Operation of aircraft; airworthiness requirements; operating limitations; waiver.
Section 259.80b ‑
Conformance with standard traffic patterns recommended by federal air regulations; exceptions; flying aircraft acrobatically; payment of storage, repair, and supply charges; responsibility for safe operation; report of accident; distance requirements.
Section 259.80c ‑
Disposal of wrecked aircraft; report by participants in accident; admission of investigations or hearings as evidence; testimony as expert witness.
Section 259.80f ‑
Possessing, carrying, or attempting to possess certain items in sterile area of airport; prohibitions; violations; penalties; exceptions; other violations; consecutive terms of imprisonment; definitions.
Section 259.82 ‑
Dealer's license; application; fee; form; signature; statement; expiration; renewal; display; record; report; general registration numbers for manufacturer and dealer aircraft; issuance, charge, and display; sale or exchange of aircraft subject to registration; application for registration; dismantling or wrecking registered aircraft; cancellation, revocation, or suspension of license.
Section 259.83 ‑
Operation of civil aircraft; federal airman certification requirements; compliance required.
Section 259.83a ‑
Flight operations requiring federal aviation regulation air carrier or commercial operator's certification.
Section 259.84a ‑
Registration of aircraft; cancellation, revocation, or suspension; grounds; notice and hearing.
Section 259.86 ‑
Airport manager; license; fee; expiration; approval of aeronautical facilities; license of approval; requirements; fee in lieu of real property taxes; temporary field permits; statement describing approach clear zones and transitional surface areas.
Section 259.87 ‑
Airports and facilities; rejection of application for permission to operate.
CHAPTER VI ACQUISITION AND OPERATION OF STATE AIRPORTS. (259.101...259.107)
Section 259.104 ‑
Aeronautics commission; condemnation, right of eminent domain.
Section 259.106 ‑
Aeronautics commission; charges and rentals, determination.
Section 259.107 ‑
Aeronautics commission; rules establishing traffic code for state-owned facilities; enforcement; violation as misdemeanor.
CHAPTER VIA. ACQUISITION AND OPERATION OF AIRPORTS, LANDING FIELDS, AND OTHER AERONAUTICAL FACILITES BY PUBLIC AIRPORT AUTHORITIES (259.108...259.125c)
Section 259.110 ‑
Public airport authority; political subdivision and instrument of local government; public agency; airport manager; qualified airport; powers of authority; incorporation of authority; presumption of validity; court jurisdiction; state transportation department as party; rules prohibited.
Section 259.111 ‑
Public airport authority; board; membership; appointment; terms; qualifications; violation of subsection 5(b); chief executive officer; chief financial officer; duties.
Section 259.112 ‑
Full term appointments; terms; expiration date; resignation; vacancy; removal; oath of office.
Section 259.113 ‑
First meeting of board; compliance with open meetings act; delegation of power; reimbursement of expenses; action by resolution or ordinance; voting.
Section 259.114 ‑
Meetings; frequency; special meeting; system of accounts; reports; bond; audit committee; appointment; meetings; duty to recommend 3 independent certified public accounting firms; selection; contract terms and conditions; appointment and compensation of chief executive officer; duties and responsibilities; power and authority; contracting policies and procedures; conflicts of interest; ethics manual; airport noise and fumes mitigation.
Section 259.116 ‑
Authority as public body corporate; powers; personal liability; transfer of operational jurisdiction; indemnification for local government with civil claim; imposition of fees or charges; airport revenues, facilities, or assets as security; prohibited actions; completion of airport or facility project; preparation, submission, and administration of grants; custodian of funds.
Section 259.117 ‑
Actions, commitments, and proceedings occurring on approval date; exclusive rights and authority; acquisitions or transfers.
Section 259.118 ‑
Operational jurisdiction over airport; transfer to authority; effect.
Section 259.119 ‑
Election by employees to transfer to authority; requirements.
Section 259.121 ‑
Other publicly owned airports; transfer of operational jurisdiction.
CHAPTER VII ACQUISITION AND OPERATION OF AIRPORTS, LANDING FIELDS AND OTHER AERONAUTICAL FACILITIES BY POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THIS STATE. (259.126...259.136)
Section 259.126 ‑
Airports; acquisition and operation by political subdivisions.
Section 259.126a ‑
Aeronautical facilities; acquisition and operation by state of Wisconsin; reciprocity.
Section 259.126b ‑
Political subdivision of state of Ohio; privileges, rights, and duties.
Section 259.126c ‑
Political subdivision of state of Indiana; privileges, rights, and duties.
Section 259.128 ‑
Encroachments on airport protection privileges declared public nuisance; abatement.
Section 259.131 ‑
Aeronautical facilities; general obligation bonds; revenue bonds; additional security; “revenues” defined.
Section 259.133 ‑
Additional powers of political subdivision establishing aeronautical facility.
Section 259.134 ‑
Joint operation; board, compensation, term; condemnation proceedings; expenditures.
Section 259.135 ‑
Federal or other assistance to political subdivisions; submittal of project application to administrator of federal aviation administration; commission as agent; terms and conditions of agency; disbursements.
CHAPTER VIIA. ACQUISITION AND OPERATION OF AIRPORTS, LANDING FIELDS, AND OTHER AERONAUTICAL FACILITIES BY REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITIES (259.137...259.149)
Section 259.139 ‑
Authority as public body corporate; intent to incorporate regional authority; resolution; presumption of validity; rules prohibited.
Section 259.140 ‑
Board; membership; terms; qualifications; appointment; expiration; resignation; vacancy; removal; first meeting; election of officers; withdrawal of power from chief executive officer; compensation; expenses; action of board by resolution or ordinance; vote; quorum.
Section 259.142 ‑
Chief executive officer; chief financial officer; appointment; qualifications; duties and responsibilities; regional authority; procurement policies and procedures; purchasing contracts and agreements; members of board or officer, appointee, or employee of regional authority as public servant; ethics policy; personal liability; indemnification.
Section 259.143 ‑
Regional authority; powers; limitations; actions by local government.
Section 259.144 ‑
Approval date; powers and duties of regional authority and local government; assumption of actions, commitments, and proceedings by regional authority; right and authority to occupy, operate, control, and use airport facilities; acquisitions, assumptions, successions, or transfers.
Section 259.145 ‑
Transfer of operational jurisdiction over airport to regional authority; contracts not impaired; relief of local government from certain costs and responsibilities; duties of local government; transitional services; payment of costs.
Section 259.146 ‑
Employees; transfer to regional authority; dates; terms of employment; collective bargaining agreement; regional authority as employer; retirement system or pension plan; transfer of amounts under subsection (3); assumption of retiree health benefit or payment obligations by regional authority; eligibility of employee hired by regional authority to participate in benefit plan; definitions.
Section 259.147 ‑
Transfer of operational jurisdiction of other publicly owned airports to regional authority.
Section 259.148 ‑
Issuance of bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness by regional authority.
Section 259.149 ‑
Purposes of regional authority; effectuation; payment of taxes or assessments not required.
CHAPTER VIII APPROACH PROTECTION FOR AIRPORTS, LANDING FIELDS AND OTHER AERONAUTICAL FACILITIES. (259.151...259.156)
Section 259.154 ‑
Execution of order to abate hazard; privately owned airport; failure to comply.
Section 259.155 ‑
Hazards surrounding state-owned airport, field, and facility.
Section 259.156 ‑
Encroachments upon approach protection areas declared public nuisance.
CHAPTER IX PENAL PROVISIONS—JURISDICTION OF CRIMES, TORTS, CONTRACTS. (259.176...259.191)
Section 259.176a ‑
Suspension or revocation of license, certificate, or letter of authority; grounds.
Section 259.179 ‑
Unlawful methods of hunting; violation as state civil infraction; penalty.
Section 259.180a ‑
Liability for injury occasioned by negligent operation of aircraft.
Section 259.181 ‑
Tampering with markings of airports, landing fields, and aeronautical facilities; violation as misdemeanor; penalty.
Section 259.184 ‑
Conduct requiring authorization by airport management; violation as misdemeanor; penalty.
Section 259.185 ‑
Operation of aircraft while under influence of intoxicating liquor or controlled substance.
Section 259.186 ‑
Prohibited conduct by owner of aircraft or person in charge or in control of aircraft.
CHAPTER X MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS. (259.201...259.208)
Section 259.203 ‑
Fuel privilege tax; imposition; collection and remittance; refund; purchase of fuel by unregistered person; imposition of tax on aviation fuel.
Section 259.204 ‑
Aircraft fuels; storing, dispensing, and selling; rules and regulations; violation as misdemeanor.
Section 259.205b ‑
Garage keeper lien; filing of lien claim; sale; notice; purchase; disposition of surplus.
Section 259.206 ‑
Operation of aircraft by lessee; notice of insurance coverage; violation; remedies; “lessee” defined.
Section 259.251 ‑
Continuing airport loan program; creation; administration; purpose.
Section 259.253 ‑
Loans; rules; limitation; repayment period; interest rate; collection and disposition of repayments and interest.
Section 259.254 ‑
Aeronautics commission; report to legislature, time, contents.
Section 259.305 ‑
Political subdivision; limitations; powers; federal preemption; conflict with other sections of law.
Section 259.311 ‑
Operation of unmanned aircraft system; person authorized by Federal Aviation Administration.
Section 259.321 ‑
Operation of unmanned aircraft system; interference with official duties prohibited.
Section 259.322 ‑
Operation of unmanned aircraft system; harassment, violation of order, or invasion of privacy prohibited; definition; individual registered as sex offender.
Section 259.323 ‑
Violation as misdemeanor; penalty; other violation of law.
Section 259.442 ‑
Airport approach plan; adoption by aeronautics commission, considerations.
Section 259.443 ‑
Airport hazard area; determination; zoning regulations; “development” defined.
Section 259.444 ‑
Joint airport zoning board; creation; powers; membership.
Section 259.445 ‑
Airport zoning regulations; incorporation into zoning ordinance.
Section 259.447 ‑
Airport hazard; definition and certification by aeronautics commission; joint airport zoning board, appointment, meetings, powers, compensation and expenses, expenditures.
Section 259.448 ‑
Airport zoning regulations; conflict, determination by commission.
Section 259.449 ‑
Airport zoning regulations; public hearing on adoption or amendment, notice.
Section 259.450 ‑
Airport zoning commission; appointment, reports and hearings.
Section 259.451 ‑
Airport zoning regulations; reasonableness, considerations.
Section 259.452 ‑
Airport zoning regulations; removal or alteration of structures or trees prohibited, exception.
Section 259.453 ‑
Airport zoning regulations; construction permits for new structures required.
Section 259.454a ‑
Constructing, establishing, rebuilding, or changing, altering, or repairing structure or replanting tree; permit or variance considered as granted.
Section 259.455 ‑
Airport zoning regulations; variances, markers and lights required.
Section 259.456 ‑
Airport zoning regulations; administration and enforcement.
Section 259.458 ‑
Board of appeals; members, appointment, terms, officers, removals, rules, meetings, records, subpoenas.
Section 259.462 ‑
Approach protection; acquisition of property by aeronautics commission.
Section 259.465 ‑
Powers and duties of contiguous political subdivision in adjoining state as to airports, landing fields, and other aeronautical facilities.
Section 259.482a ‑
Issuance of permit allowing construction, replacement, or increase in height of certain structures; conditions.
Section 259.482b ‑
Width of primary surface; length of primary surface; elevation.
Section 259.482c ‑
Width of approach surface; outward and upward extension of approach surface.
Section 259.482f ‑
Meteorological tower; requirements; database of locations; information to be provided by owner; marking; removal.
Section 259.483 ‑
Building permits; public utility structures, emergency repair.
Section 259.484 ‑
Structure extending more than 1,000 feet above ground elevation at structure's site; conditions to issuance of permit to erect, add to, or replace.
Section 259.485 ‑
Application for permit; statement of location and maximum height; applicability of height restrictions.
Section 259.486 ‑
Permit; specification of visual or aural identification; compliance with federal laws or regulations; operation during daylight hours; high intensity white obstruction lights; demolition or removal of structure; violation.
Section 259.487 ‑
Application for permit; investigation; considerations; notice of determination; hearing.
Section 259.488 ‑
Building permits; conduct, controlling statute and rules for conduct of public hearings.
Act 329 of 1945 ‑
Repealed-MICHIGAN AVIATION MATCHING FUND (259.501 - 259.509)
Act 206 of 1951 ‑
Repealed-MICHIGAN AVIATION SUPPLEMENTAL MATCHING FUND (259.511 - 259.517)
Act 206 of 1952 ‑
Repealed-MICHIGAN AVIATION SUPPLEMENTAL MATCHING FUND (259.521 - 259.527)
Act 222 of 1953 ‑
Repealed-MICHIGAN AVIATION SUPPLEMENTAL MATCHING FUND (259.531 - 259.537)
Act 266 of 1955 ‑
Repealed-MICHIGAN AVIATION SUPPLEMENTAL MATCHING FUND (259.541 - 259.547)
Act 204 of 1956 ‑
Repealed-MICHIGAN AVIATION SUPPLEMENTAL MATCHING FUND (259.551 - 259.557)
Act 271 of 1957 ‑
Repealed-MICHIGAN AVIATION SUPPLEMENTAL MATCHING FUND (259.561 - 259.566)
Act 255 of 1959 ‑
Repealed-MICHIGAN AVIATION SUPPLEMENTAL MATCHING FUND (259.571 - 259.576)
Act 130 of 1960 ‑
Repealed-MICHIGAN AVIATION SUPPLEMENTAL MATCHING FUND (259.581 - 259.586)
Act 168 of 1961 ‑
Repealed-MICHIGAN AVIATION SUPPLEMENTAL MATCHING FUND (259.591 - 259.596)
Section 259.601 ‑
Lease of lands to Lansing for airport; state administrative board authority, term, description of lands.
Act 143 of 1956 ‑
Repealed-CAPITAL CITY AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING (259.611 - 259.617)
Section 259.621 ‑
Airport authority; formation; purpose; selection and location of site for physical facilities.
Section 259.623 ‑
Resolution creating airport authority; county, city, incorporated village, or township subsequently becoming member of airport authority; release from membership; resolutions; conditions.
Section 259.624 ‑
Ad valorem property tax; authorization; limitation; computing total tax to be levied; approval of tax by electors; use of revenues.
Section 259.625 ‑
Airport authority board; number, appointment, and representation of members; election of officers; conducting business at public meeting; public notice; appointment of committees; selection and employment of officers and employees; engaging necessary services; reimbursement of expenses.
Section 259.626 ‑
Airport authority board; meetings; quorum; record; availability of writings to public; system of accounts; treasurer; bond; rules and policies.
Section 259.627 ‑
Airport authority board; preparation, contents, and adoption of budget; determining fair and equitable share of each county, city, and township; appropriation by village; payment of sums certified by board; liability; reports.
Section 259.627a ‑
Applicability of section; levy of ad valorem property tax; election; resolution; form of proposition; collection; certification; payment; expenses; adoption of budget; dissolution of authority.
Section 259.628 ‑
Airport authority board; self-liquidating bonds; issuance; liability; amount required of municipality as revenues of authority; sale of bonds; petition for referendum; resolution; election; ballots; governing bodies as board of canvassers; certification of election results.
Section 259.628a ‑
Violation of MCL 168.1 to 168.992 applicable to petitions; penalties.
Section 259.629 ‑
Airport authority board; borrowing money and issuing notes; maturity; purpose; resolution; notes issued subject to MCL 141.2101 to 141.2821.
Section 259.630 ‑
Airport authority board; purchase, lease, or acceptance of property; condemnation of private property; powers of board; taxation of buildings or personal property located on community airport; taxes due as debt.
Section 259.651 ‑
Airports and equipment declared surplus by federal government; acceptance by department of aeronautics.
Act 257 of 1955 ‑
Repealed-UNIFORM AIRCRAFT FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT (259.671 - 259.692)
Act 223 of 1962 ‑
Repealed-MICHIGAN AVIATION SUPPLEMENTAL MATCHING FUND (259.751 - 259.756)
Act 129 of 1963 ‑
Repealed-MICHIGAN AVIATION SUPPLEMENTAL MATCHING FUND (259.761 - 259.766)
Act 192 of 1964 ‑
Repealed-CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF PUBLIC AIRPORTS (259.771 - 259.775)
Section 259.783 ‑
Model rockets; requirements prior to launch, operation and flight.
Section 259.801 ‑
Airport authority; formation, charter; population specifications.
Section 259.802 ‑
Airport authority board; number, appointment, and qualifications of members.
Section 259.806 ‑
Airport authority board; first meeting; election of officers; conducting business at public meeting; notice; corporate seal; executive committee; expenses; quorum; legal majority.
Section 259.807 ‑
Airport authority as body corporate; other airports; powers.
Section 259.808 ‑
Airport authority board; meetings; records; availability of certain writings to public; system of accounts; audit; treasurer's bond; executive director; rules and policies; interest in contract prohibited; personal liability.
Section 259.809 ‑
Airport authority; powers, duties and limitations; elections.
Section 259.811 ‑
Local units contributions; certification, payment; tax, rate, limitation.