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Act 246 of 1945
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Act 246 of 1945

AN ACT to authorize township boards to adopt ordinances and regulations to secure the public health, safety and general welfare; to provide for the establishment of a township police department; to provide for policing of townships by certain law enforcement officers and agencies; to provide for the publication of ordinances; to prescribe powers and duties of township boards and certain local and state officers and agencies; to provide sanctions; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict with the act.

History: 1945, Act 246, Eff. Sept. 6, 1945 ;-- Am. 1952, Act 224, Eff. Sept. 18, 1952 ;-- Am. 1963, Act 39, Eff. Sept. 6, 1963 ;-- Am. 1989, Act 78, Imd. Eff. June 20, 1989 ;-- Am. 1991, Act 177, Eff. Mar. 30, 1992 ;-- Am. 1994, Act 14, Eff. May 1, 1994

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 41.181SectionAdoption of ordinances by township board.
Section 41.182SectionRepealed. 1989, Act 78, Imd. Eff. June 20, 1989.
Section 41.183SectionSanctions for violations; designation of violation as civil infraction; civil fine; penalty; act or omission constituting crime; institution of action in district court; distribution of fines and costs.
Section 41.183aSectionRecreational trailway; posting of ordinance; prohibited operation of vehicle as municipal civil infraction.
Section 41.184SectionTownship ordinance; effective date; publication; adoption by reference.
Section 41.185SectionTownship ordinance; recording and filing requirements; fees.
Section 41.186SectionCodifying, recodifying, and continuing ordinances in code; publication of ordinance adopting code and subsequent ordinance; amending, repealing, revising, or rearranging ordinances by reference.
Section 41.187SectionEmployment, duties, and compensation of attorney.
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