METROPOLITAN COUNCILS ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 292 of 1989
124.715 Definitions; MCL 124.717 to 124.729.
As used in sections 67 through 79:
(a) “Articles” means a metropolitan arts council's articles of incorporation provided for in section 69.
(b) “Council” means a metropolitan arts council established under section 67.
(c) “Council area” means the actual territory of a metropolitan arts council.
(d) “Facilities and programs” means structures, fixtures, and activities provided by a tax exempt entity that has been in existence for at least 18 consecutive months before becoming eligible for funding under sections 67 through 79. Facilities and programs may include a public broadcast station as defined by section 397 of subpart E of part IV of title III of the communications act of 1934, 47 U.S.C. 397, whether or not the public broadcast station is affiliated with an institution of higher education; a museum or historical center; a performing arts center; an orchestra; chorus; chorale; opera theater; and a ballet, dance, or theater company. Facilities and programs do not include professional sports arenas or stadiums, labor organizations, political organizations, libraries, or public, private, or charter schools.
(e) “Metropolitan district” means either of the following:
(i) A county with not less than 2 state public universities.
(ii) A county with a population of not more than 100,000 individuals and a boundary contiguous to a county with not less than 2 state public universities.
(f) “Tax exempt entity” means any of the following:
(i) An organization exempt from taxation under section 501(c) of the internal revenue code of 1986.
(ii) An entity or division owned by an organization described in subparagraph (i).
(iii) An entity owned by a township, city, village, community college, state university, or any other public body that is not a public school, charter school, or public school academy.
History: Add. 1998, Act 373, Imd. Eff. Oct. 20, 1998
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