NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 451 of 1994
324.74116 Entry into state park by nonresident or resident motor vehicle; permit; payment of recreation passport fee; registration tab or sticker; exceptions.
(1) Subject to subsection (4), the operator of a nonresident motor vehicle or commercial motor vehicle shall not enter any state park with that motor vehicle unless a valid motor vehicle park permit issued under section 74117 is affixed to the lower right-hand corner of the windshield. An annual motor vehicle park permit for a nonresident motor vehicle shall be affixed permanently for that year. The department shall post signs at parks that state that a motor vehicle permit is required for entry by a nonresident motor vehicle or commercial motor vehicle.
(2) Subject to subsection (4), the operator of a resident motor vehicle shall not enter a state park with the resident motor vehicle unless the recreation passport fee has been paid for that motor vehicle.
(3) Subject to subsection (4), if the secretary of state issues registration tabs or stickers as described in section 805 of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257.805, the operator of a resident motor vehicle shall not enter a state park with the resident motor vehicle unless the resident motor vehicle has a registration tab or sticker or temporary registration plate marked as provided under that section to show that the recreation passport fee has been paid.
(4) The requirements of subsections (1) to (3) do not apply under any of the following circumstances:
(a) While the motor vehicle is being driven or parked within an established federal, state, or county highway within a state park.
(b) If the motor vehicle is used in the operation or maintenance of a state park, is an emergency motor vehicle, is a state owned or law enforcement motor vehicle, or is a private motor vehicle being operated on official state business.
(c) If and to the extent the department waives the requirements for department-sponsored events or other circumstances as determined by the director or the director's designee.
History: Add. 1995, Act 58, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995
Am. 2010, Act 33, Eff. Oct. 1, 2010
Popular Name: Act 451
Popular Name: NREPA
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