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Act 51 of 1951
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Act 51 of 1951

AN ACT to provide for the classification of all public roads, streets, and highways in this state, and for the revision of that classification and for additions to and deletions from each classification; to set up and establish the Michigan transportation fund; to provide for the deposits in the Michigan transportation fund of specific taxes on motor vehicles and motor vehicle fuels; to provide for the allocation of funds from the Michigan transportation fund and the use and administration of the fund for transportation purposes; to promote safe and efficient travel for motor vehicle drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians, and other legal users of roads, streets, and highways; to set up and establish the truck safety fund; to provide for the allocation of funds from the truck safety fund and administration of the fund for truck safety purposes; to set up and establish the Michigan truck safety commission; to establish certain standards for road contracts for certain businesses; to provide for the continuing review of transportation needs within the state; to authorize the state transportation commission, counties, cities, and villages to borrow money, issue bonds, and make pledges of funds for transportation purposes; to authorize counties to advance funds for the payment of deficiencies necessary for the payment of bonds issued under this act; to provide for the limitations, payment, retirement, and security of the bonds and pledges; to provide for appropriations and tax levies by counties and townships for county roads; to authorize contributions by townships for county roads; to provide for the establishment and administration of the state trunk line fund, local bridge fund, comprehensive transportation fund, and certain other funds; to provide for the deposits in the state trunk line fund, critical bridge fund, comprehensive transportation fund, and certain other funds of money raised by specific taxes and fees; to provide for definitions of public transportation functions and criteria; to define the purposes for which Michigan transportation funds may be allocated; to provide for Michigan transportation fund grants; to provide for review and approval of transportation programs; to provide for submission of annual legislative requests and reports; to provide for the establishment and functions of certain advisory entities; to provide for conditions for grants; to provide for the issuance of bonds and notes for transportation purposes; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and officials; to provide for the making of loans for transportation purposes by the state transportation department and for the receipt and repayment by local units and agencies of those loans from certain specified sources; to investigate and study the tolling of roads, streets, highways, or bridges; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

History: 1951, Act 51, Eff. June 1, 1951 ;-- Am. 1953, Act 86, Imd. Eff. May 18, 1953 ;-- Am. 1957, Act 262, Eff. July 1, 1957 ;-- Am. 1975, Act 195, Imd. Eff. Aug. 13, 1975 ;-- Am. 1978, Act 444, Imd. Eff. Oct. 10, 1978 ;-- Am. 1982, Act 438, Eff. Jan. 1, 1983 ;-- Am. 1983, Act 82, Imd. Eff. June 15, 1983 ;-- Am. 1988, Act 348, Imd. Eff. Oct. 25, 1988 ;-- Am. 1992, Act 223, Imd. Eff. Oct. 15, 1992 ;-- Am. 1997, Act 79, Eff. July 28, 1997 ;-- Am. 2004, Act 384, Imd. Eff. Oct. 12, 2004 ;-- Am. 2010, Act 135, Imd. Eff. Aug. 2, 2010 ;-- Am. 2020, Act 140, Imd. Eff. July 8, 2020
Popular Name: McNitt Act
Popular Name: Michigan Transportation Fund Act

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 247.651SectionState trunk line highway system; additions and deletions; operating license agreement with regional transit authority to operate public transit system; lane designation for high-occupancy vehicles.
Section 247.651aSectionState trunk line highway system; construction, maintenance, improvement; control of state highway commissioner; change in line of road.
Section 247.651bSectionCost of maintaining state trunk line highways; preservation of aesthetic and historic character of abutting national historic landmark; service plaza prohibited.
Section 247.651cSectionCost of opening, widening, and improving state trunk line highways.
Section 247.651dSectionContract for joint participation in cost; approval; renegotiation; local taxation; bonds; special assessment.
Section 247.651eSectionContract with city or village for joint participation in cost; assumption by board of county road commissioners, approval.
Section 247.651fSectionState trunk lines; cancellation of municipal obligations; assumption by state.
Section 247.651gSectionPavement management system.
Section 247.651hSectionLife-cycle cost analysis; "life-cycle cost" defined; substitutes for requirements listed in subsection (3).
Section 247.651iSectionDemonstration projects.
Section 247.651jSectionRoad innovation task force; purpose; report; availability of report to public; update of finalized report; deposit of amount into state treasury; roads innovation fund; creation; investment; interest and earnings; money remaining in fund at close of fiscal year; expenditure; 1-time concurrent resolution.
Section 247.652SectionTentative system of county primary roads; selection and certification; check and review; approval; county primary road system.
Section 247.653SectionTentative system of county primary roads; roads included or deleted.
Section 247.654SectionTentative system of county primary roads; roads under jurisdiction of county road commissioners; certification and review.
Section 247.655SectionTentative system of county primary roads; official name; establishment, certification, and approval.
Section 247.655aSectionSeasonal county road system.
Section 247.656SectionTentative system of streets; selection and certification; approval.
Section 247.657SectionTentative system of streets; included or deleted.
Section 247.658SectionTentative system of streets; streets not included, certification and approval.
Section 247.659SectionTentative system of streets; official name; establishment and certification.
Section 247.659aSectionDefinitions; transportation asset management council; creation; charge; membership; appointments; Michigan infrastructure council; staff and technical assistance; advisory committee; infrastructure asset management pilot program; template for asset management plan; report including multiyear program; submission and review asset management plan; compliance; notice of progress; annual report; funding; records on road and bridge work performed and funds expended; federal grants or loans.
Section 247.659bSectionContracts to construct or repair roads or bridges; assistance to minority business enterprises; notice to legislative committees; definitions; other duties of department.
Section 247.659cSectionReview of adequacy of surface transportation and aeronautics service provision and finance; appointment of task force by governor; duties; membership; citizens advisory committee; creation; purpose; technical staff and administrative support; focus of task force; report and recommendations.
Section 247.659dSection"Port facility" definition.
Section 247.660SectionMichigan transportation fund; establishment; use of appropriated money; programs; allocation to transportation economic development fund; establishment of local bridge fund and regional bridge councils; distribution and allocation of money; report; rules; selection of bridge projects for funding; availability of list to interested parties; implementation of bridge project by county road commission, city, or village.
Section 247.660aSectionTransferred mileage; worth per mile of county primary and local roads; determination of money to be transferred; jurisdictional transfers made after July 1, 1992; construction of subsections (4) and (5); transfer of funds included in appropriation.
Section 247.660bSectionComprehensive transportation fund.
Section 247.660cSectionDefinitions.
Section 247.660dSectionComprehensive transportation fund; distribution.
Section 247.660eSectionComprehensive transportation fund; appropriation and expenditure; order of priority; capital grants; instructions; submission of local transportation program to department; department transportation program; proposed state transportation program; action by commission; approval of projects; agreement; approval of multiyear public transportation program; grant-in-aid instrument; audits; source of funds for payment of eligible capital projects, local bus new services, and intercity passenger operating assistance projects; demand actuated service; plan; exceptions; annual report; appropriation; application, receipt, and disbursement of funds.
Section 247.660fSectionRepealed. 1982, Act 438, Eff. Jan. 1, 1983.
Section 247.660gSectionRules.
Section 247.660hSectionReport by state transportation commission to legislature, governor, and auditor general; contents; audit; cost; submission of audit report and management letter to department; minimum audit standards and requirements; task force.
Section 247.660iSectionRepealed. 1978, Act 444, Imd. Eff. Oct. 10, 1978.
Section 247.660jSectionIneligibility for grant or distribution; accrued pension or retirement liabilities.
Section 247.660kSectionNonmotorized transportation services and facilities; expenditures; improvements as qualified nonmotorized facility; meeting requirements of section; 5-year program; notice and consultation; establishment of facilities; information and assistance as to planning, design, and construction.
Section 247.660lSectionReturn of audit as credit to cities, villages, and townships; expenditure of credit; use of unexpended credit; final decision; expenditure by county as condition prohibited; coordination of services; “operating deficit” defined.
Section 247.660mSectionSchedule.
Section 247.660nSectionComprehensive transportation fund; distribution of funds; notes.
Section 247.660oSectionAllocation of federal funds to local jurisdictions; distributions; local federal aid exchange program.
Section 247.660pSectionDefinitions; complete streets policy; duties of state transportation commission; consultation by department or county road agency with municipality; agreements for maintenance of transportation facilities.
Section 247.660rSectionTolling highways; feasibility study and strategic implementation plan; written report.
Section 247.660sSectionMaritime and port facility assistance office; responsibilities and duties.
Section 247.661SectionState trunk line fund; separate fund; appropriation; purposes; order of priority; expenditures; borrowing by local road agency; deductions; approval; notice; borrowing by state transportation commission; procedures for implementation and administration of loan program; expenditure for administrative expenses; conduct of performance audits; contracts not subject to revised municipal finance act; annual report listing warranties; definitions.
Section 247.661aSectionUse of agricultural additives pilot program; report to legislature.
Section 247.661bSectionRepealed. 2004, Act 384, Imd. Eff. Oct. 12, 2004.
Section 247.661cSectionConstruction or preservation projects to be performed by contract awarded by competitive bidding; other method; findings; report; "local road agency" defined.
Section 247.661dSectionReport to legislature on changes in department's accounting system.
Section 247.661eSectionLocal program fund; creation; purpose; distribution of funds; local federal match program; use.
Section 247.661fSectionFunds received under local federal match program; projects; submission; grant awards; criteria; unused bond proceeds; reports; distribution of remaining funds; additional criteria.
Section 247.661gSectionMovable bridge fund; contract with person or agency having jurisdiction of publicly owned movable bridge; operational procedures and costs; "operational costs" defined.
Section 247.661hSectionLocal agency wetland mitigation board fund; advisory board; duties.
Section 247.661iSectionLocal grade separation grant program.
Section 247.661jSectionPrioritization parameters of funding applications; railroad crossing projects; local grade separation grant program.
Section 247.662SectionReturn to county treasurers of amount distributed to county road commissions; manner, purposes, terms, and conditions; statewide purchasing pools; expenditures; urban routes; certification concerning average annual debt service requirements for bonds or notes; representation of charter county in certain transactions; expenditure for administrative expenses; conduct of performance audits; pavement warranties; permissible county expenditures.
Section 247.662aSectionSnow removal; distribution of amount returned to county road commission.
Section 247.662bSectionCounty urban system; distribution of amounts returned; urban area boundaries.
Section 247.662cSectionPlacing county primary road under jurisdiction of city or village; request; response by county road commission; appeal; hearing; determination.
Section 247.663SectionReturn of distribution to city and village treasurers; manner, purpose, and conditions; audits; pavement warranties; permissible city or village expenditures; definitions.
Section 247.663aSectionAcquisition of private property within right of way of highway project; expenditure of revenue.
Section 247.663bSectionContracts between county road commissions for purchase or use of equipment or machinery.
Section 247.664SectionBiennial primary road and major street programs; separate accounts; records; annual report; expenditures for administration, engineering, and record keeping; noncompliance; responsibility of state for local county road support; additional funds.
Section 247.664aSectionExpenditures to pay cost of drain assessments; rules.
Section 247.665SectionReports showing disposition of funds appropriated, apportioned, or allocated; other information.
Section 247.665aSectionIntergovernmental highway corridor planning preservation committees.
Section 247.665bSectionMowing right-of-way of public road.
Section 247.666SectionForfeiture of funds.
Section 247.667SectionCertifications required; warrants; checks; mandamus; report.
Section 247.667aSectionOffice of audit; creation; head; duties, functions, and responsibilities.
Section 247.668SectionRepealed. 1957, Act 262, Eff. July 1, 1957.
Section 247.668aSectionMichigan transportation fund; payment of notes, bonds, or other indebtedness; notes and bonds not general obligations of state.
Section 247.668bSectionState transportation commission; bonds and notes.
Section 247.668cSectionCounties; bonds.
Section 247.668dSectionContracts between governmental units for construction or reconstruction of highways; contributions; pledges; bonds; applicability of revised municipal finance act and agency financing reporting act.
Section 247.668eSectionBonds of governmental unit; maturities; interest; measuring maximum annual principal and interest requirements; certification of state transportation commission concerning average annual debt service requirements for certain obligations; “preservation” defined.
Section 247.668fSectionApproval of construction; sale price of bonds.
Section 247.668gSectionBonds; protection of outstanding bonds.
Section 247.668hSectionBonds; negotiability; payment, exemption from taxation.
Section 247.668iSectionCumulative authority of act.
Section 247.668jSectionAnnual certification that certain employee-related conditions met; failure to make certification; withholding distributions to local road agency; website.
Section 247.668kSectionList of projects for which notes or bonds to be issued.
Section 247.668lSectionBorrowing money and issuing notes or bonds in anticipation of federal funds.
Section 247.668mSectionBorrowing from a state infrastructure bank program.
Section 247.669SectionRoads, streets, and alleys taken over as county roads.
Section 247.670SectionUnexpended balances of township funds; appropriation for local road maintenance or improvement; additional powers; snow removal in Marquette county townships.
Section 247.670aSectionContract for preservation of county local road system within township.
Section 247.671SectionRepeal.
Section 247.672SectionEffective date of act.
Section 247.673SectionEffective upon passage of certain act.
Section 247.674SectionRefunding bonds or advance refunding bonds.
Section 247.675SectionTruck safety fund and Michigan truck safety commission; establishment; administration of fund; duty of commission; appointment, qualifications, and terms of commission members; election of chairperson; vacancy; meetings; notice; quorum; expenditure of fund; annual report.
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