CLEAN MICHIGAN INITIATIVE ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 284 of 1998
324.95102 Bonds; limitation on amount; issuance; full faith and credit; purpose.
The state shall borrow a sum not to exceed $675,000,000.00 and issue the general obligation bonds of this state, pledging the full faith and credit of the state for the payment of principal and interest on the bonds, to finance environmental and natural resources protection programs that would clean up and redevelop contaminated sites, protect and improve water quality, prevent pollution, abate lead contamination, reclaim and revitalize community waterfronts, enhance recreational opportunities, and clean up contaminated sediments in lakes, rivers, and streams.
History: 1998, Act 284, Imd. Eff. July 27, 1998
Compiler's Notes: Act 284 of 1998, known as the Clean Michigan Initiative Act, which was approved by the Governor and filed with the Secretary of State on July 27, 1998, provides that bonds “shall not be issued under this act unless the question set forth in section 5 [MCL 324.95105] is approved by a majority vote of the registered electors voting on the question.” In accordance with Const 1963, art 9, sec 15, the question of borrowing a sum not to exceed $675,000,000.00 and the issuance of the general obligation bonds of the state for the purposes set forth in this act was submitted to the qualified electors of the state at the November 3, 1998, general election as Proposal C. Proposal C was approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon at the November 3, 1998, general election.For transfer of powers and duties of department of natural resources and environment to department of natural resources, see E.R.O. No. 2011-1, compiled at MCL 324.99921.
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