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Act 214 of 1952
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Act 214 of 1952

AN ACT authorizing the Mackinac bridge authority to acquire a bridge and a utility tunnel connecting the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan, including causeways, tunnels, roads and all useful related equipment and facilities, including park, parking, recreation, lighting, and terminal facilities; extending the corporate existence of the authority; authorizing the authority to enjoy and carry out all powers incident to its corporate objects; authorizing the appropriation and use of state funds for the preliminary purposes of the authority; providing for the payment of the cost of the bridge and authorizing the authority to issue revenue bonds payable solely from the revenues of the bridge; granting the right of condemnation to the authority; granting the use of state land and property to the authority; making provisions for the payment and security of bonds and granting certain rights and remedies to the holders of bonds; authorizing banks and trust companies to perform certain acts in connection with the payment and security of bonds; authorizing the imposition of tolls and charges; authorizing the authority to secure the consent of the United States government to the construction of the bridge and to secure approval of plans, specifications, and location of the bridge; authorizing employment of engineers regardless of whether those engineers have been previously employed to make preliminary inspections or reports with respect to the bridge; authorizing the state transportation department to operate and maintain the bridge or to contribute to the bridge and enter into leases and agreements in connection with the bridge; exempting bonds and the property of the authority from taxation; prohibiting competing traffic facilities; authorizing the operation of ferries by the authority; authorizing the creation of the Mackinac Straits corridor authority; authorizing the operation of a utility tunnel by the authority or the Mackinac Straits corridor authority; providing for the construction and use of certain buildings; and making an appropriation.

History: 1952, Act 214, Imd. Eff. Apr. 30, 1952 ;-- Am. 1992, Act 120, Imd. Eff. June 26, 1992 ;-- Am. 2018, Act 359, Imd. Eff. Dec. 12, 2018

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The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 254.311SectionMackinac bridge authority; definitions; scope of act.
Section 254.312SectionMackinac bridge authority; corporate existence, terms.
Section 254.313SectionRepealed. 2005, Act 331, Imd. Eff. Dec. 28, 2005.
Section 254.314SectionMackinac bridge authority; bridge construction, bond proceeds; property acquisition and condemnation, surveys, easements.
Section 254.315SectionRevenue bonds; purposes; sale or exchange of refunding bonds; contracts for fiscal agents' services; payment of principal, interest, and redemption premiums; serial bonds or term bonds; statement; signatures; negotiability; tax exemption; sale; approval; temporary bonds; recital; scope of section.
Section 254.316SectionMackinac bridge authority; security, trust indenture; authority, duties; annual audit; depository; collateral security; approval.
Section 254.317SectionMackinac bridge authority; bridge construction, tolls, utility lines, lease; appropriation, sale or lease; revenues, priority.
Section 254.318SectionMackinac bridge authority; grants or donations.
Section 254.319SectionUnauthorized indebtedness to state.
Section 254.320SectionScope of act.
Section 254.321SectionBoard and state highway department; authority.
Section 254.322SectionUse of bridge; payment of tolls; authorized emergency vehicles; violation as misdemeanor; penalty.
Section 254.323SectionFederal government approvals.
Section 254.324SectionMackinac Straits corridor authority; definitions.
Section 254.324aSectionMackinac bridge authority; utility tunnel; service rates; duties; powers; property exempt from taxes.
Section 254.324bSectionMackinac Straits corridor authority; duties; corridor authority board; members; terms; powers.
Section 254.324cSectionStraits protection fund.
Section 254.324dSectionTransfer of funds, duties, and powers related to utility tunnel to corridor authority board; report; tunnel agreement; findings required; representation by attorney general.
Section 254.324eSectionFunding from any source other than straits protection fund; agreement to accept liability of utility equipment by user of utility tunnel; prohibited.
Section 254.325SectionConstruction of act.
Section 254.326SectionContracts, books, maps; delivery to authority.
Section 254.327SectionDeclared public purpose; tax exemption.
Section 254.328SectionAuthority's rights not limited or altered; competitive vehicular traffic services.
Section 254.329SectionBondholders' rights; enforcement actions.
Section 254.330SectionOperation of ferries.
Section 254.331SectionInconsistent acts.
Section 254.332SectionExpenditure of funds for construction of state police post; lease agreement; payments; expiration or termination of lease; use.
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