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Act 285 of 1965
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Act 285 of 1965

AN ACT to license and regulate professional investigators; to provide for certain powers and duties for certain state agencies and local officials; to provide for the imposition for certain fees; to protect the general public against unauthorized, unlicensed and unethical operations by professional investigators; to provide for immunity for certain persons under certain circumstances; to provide for penalties and remedies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

History: 1965, Act 285, Imd. Eff. July 22, 1965 ;-- Am. 2002, Act 474, Eff. Oct. 1, 2002 ;-- Am. 2008, Act 146, Imd. Eff. May 28, 2008

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 338.821SectionShort title.
Section 338.822SectionDefinitions.
Section 338.823SectionLicense required; investigation of prohibited activities; civil or criminal action; violation; penalty.
Section 338.824SectionExemptions from act.
Section 338.825SectionLicense; issuance, duration.
Section 338.826SectionLicense; qualifications; reciprocal agreements.
Section 338.827SectionApplication for license; notarized statement as to qualifications; investigation of applicant.
Section 338.828SectionApplication for license by corporation; contents; copy of incorporation certificate.
Section 338.829SectionLicense; conditions of issuance; fee; duration; suspension or revocation; bonds; branch office; filing completed application; issuance of license within certain time period; report; “completed application” defined.
Section 338.830SectionLicense; suspension or revocation; grounds; additional sanctions; surrendering license and identification card; noncompliance as misdemeanor.
Section 338.831SectionLicense fee; refund; conditions.
Section 338.832SectionLicense; posting.
Section 338.833SectionReporting name or location change in agency; new license.
Section 338.834SectionIdentification card; issuance; form and contents; maintenance, custody, and control; duplicates.
Section 338.835SectionNonassignability of license.
Section 338.836SectionDisplay of unauthorized badge, shield, identification card, or license; violation; penalties.
Section 338.837SectionLicensees; employment of assistants; records; false statements; fingerprints.
Section 338.838SectionHiring of person convicted of certain felonies or misdemeanors prohibited; refusal to surrender license or identification card.
Section 338.839SectionCarrying deadly weapon; license required.
Section 338.840SectionDivulging of information; willful sale of or furnishing false information; penalty; privileged communications; notice and hearing.
Section 338.841SectionViolation of act; report of conviction by prosecuting attorney.
Section 338.842SectionAdvertising; contents; discontinuing misleading advertising; notice.
Section 338.843SectionTrade names; approval by department.
Section 338.844SectionRecord of business transaction and reports; retention.
Section 338.845SectionInvestigation of applicants; complaints; subpoenas; fees; failure to obey; penalty; testimony under oath.
Section 338.846SectionLicense; renewal; fee; bond.
Section 338.847SectionDeath of licensee; carrying on business; notice to department; sale of business.
Section 338.848SectionEmployment of agents; rules.
Section 338.849SectionApplication of act as to license applications and renewals.
Section 338.850SectionRepeals.
Section 338.851SectionViolation; penalty.
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