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Act 472 of 1978
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Act 472 of 1978

AN ACT to regulate political activity; to regulate lobbyists, lobbyist agents, and lobbying activities; to require registration of lobbyists and lobbyist agents; to require the filing of reports; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department of state; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts.

History: 1978, Act 472, Imd. Eff. Oct. 19, 1978
Popular Name: Lobby Act

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The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 4.411SectionMeanings of words and phrases.
Section 4.412SectionDefinitions generally.
Section 4.413SectionAdditional definitions.
Section 4.414SectionAdditional definitions.
Section 4.415SectionAdditional definitions.
Section 4.416SectionAdditional definitions.
Section 4.416aSectionResignation from office; lobbying during remainder of term; violation as misdemeanor; penalty.
Section 4.417SectionRegistration forms; filing; contents; failure to register; late registration fee; penalty; notice of termination.
Section 4.418SectionSigned report; filing; form; extension; filing amended report; contents of report; reporting expenditures for food and beverage; failure to report; late filing fee; penalty; reporting activities of employee lobbyist agent; report to elected public official; preservation and destruction of statements and reports.
Section 4.419SectionPreservation of accounts, bills, receipts, books, papers, and documents; inspection of records; contents of records; violation; penalty.
Section 4.420SectionAccounting of lobbying and expenditures; waiver; violation; penalty.
Section 4.421SectionEmployment of lobbyist agent for compensation contingent on outcome of administrative or legislative action; gifts, loans, or preferential interest rates; selling or utilizing certain information for commercial purpose; compensation or reimbursement of public official engaging in lobbying; violations; penalties.
Section 4.422SectionSummaries of statements and reports.
Section 4.423SectionStatement or report; determination of filing; deadline for filing; notice of error or omission; notice of failure to file; failure to give notice; making corrections; reporting errors, omissions, or failure to file; copy; investigations and hearings.
Section 4.424SectionEnforcement of penalties; filing sworn complaint; determination of probable cause; notices; cooperation in conduct of investigations.
Section 4.425SectionOrdinance or resolution.
Section 4.426SectionRules.
Section 4.427SectionCivil action; criminal prosecution.
Section 4.428SectionSeverability.
Section 4.429SectionDeclaratory ruling or interpretive statement.
Section 4.429aSectionAdjustment of monetary amounts established for registration and reporting thresholds and for penalties; applicability, determination, and announcement of adjustments; approximation if index unavailable.
Section 4.430SectionEffective date of MCL 4.417, 4.418, 4.419, 4.420, 4.421, 4.422, 4.423, and 4.431.
Section 4.431SectionRepeal of MCL 4.401 to 4.410.
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