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Act 359 of 1941
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Act 359 of 1941

AN ACT for controlling and eradicating certain noxious weeds within the state; to permit townships, villages, and cities to have a lien for expenses incurred in controlling and eradicating such weeds; to permit officials of counties and municipalities to appoint commissioners of noxious weeds; to define the powers, duties, and compensation of commissioners; to provide for sanctions; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts.

History: 1941, Act 359, Eff. Jan. 10, 1942 ;-- Am. 1956, Act 81, Eff. Aug. 11, 1956 ;-- Am. 1994, Act 26, Eff. May 1, 1994

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 247.61SectionCommissioner of noxious weeds; appointment, term, removal, report.
Section 247.62SectionNoxious weeds; definition.
Section 247.63SectionNoxious weeds; eradication; duty of commissioner.
Section 247.64SectionDestruction of noxious weeds; duty of owner, commissioner, agent, and department of natural resources and environment; notice; ordinance; resolution; expenses; lien; penalty; exceptions; action in court of claims.
Section 247.64aSectionCutting of weeds by township, city, or village; publication of notice; charging cost to owner; provisions inapplicable to railroads.
Section 247.65SectionNoxious weeds; means of eradication; limitation of expense.
Section 247.66SectionNoxious weeds; prosecution of violators of act.
Section 247.67SectionCommissioner; annual report, contents.
Section 247.68SectionDepartment of agriculture; duty to enforce law; cooperation with commissioners.
Section 247.69SectionBoard of supervisors; auditing accounts of commissioner; payment.
Section 247.70SectionCounty board of commissioners; appropriation; powers; penalties; jurisdiction.
Section 247.71SectionRailroads; failure to comply, penalty.
Section 247.72SectionHighways; noxious weeds; duty of officials to prevent growth.
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