MCL - Act 267 of 1976


Act 267 of 1976

AN ACT to require certain meetings of certain public bodies to be open to the public; to require notice and the keeping of minutes of meetings; to provide for enforcement; to provide for invalidation of governmental decisions under certain circumstances; to provide penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts.

History: 1976, Act 267, Eff. Mar. 31, 1977

The People of the State of Michigan enact:
Document Type Description
Section 15.261 Section Short title; effect of act on certain charter provisions, ordinances, or resolutions.
Section 15.262 Section Definitions.
Section 15.263 Section Meetings, decisions, and deliberations of public body; requirements; attending or addressing meeting of public body; COVID-19 safety measures; tape-recording, videotaping, broadcasting, and telecasting proceedings; accommodation of absent members; remote attendance; rules; exclusion from meeting; exemptions.
Section 15.263a Section Electronic public meetings; telephonic or video conferencing; "agricultural commodity group" defined; permissibility under certain circumstances; 2-way communication required; advance notice of electronic meetings; availability of agenda; registration requirement prohibited; remote participation limited to military duty or medical condition.
Section 15.264 Section Public notice of meetings generally; contents; places of posting.
Section 15.265 Section Public notice of regular meetings, change in schedule of regular meetings, rescheduled regular meetings, or special meetings; posting; statement of date, time, and place; website; recess or adjournment; emergency sessions; emergency public meeting; meeting in residential dwelling; limitation; notice; duration requirement.
Section 15.266 Section Providing copies of public notice on written request; fee.
Section 15.267 Section Closed sessions; roll call vote; separate set of minutes.
Section 15.268 Section Closed sessions; permissible purposes; applicability to independent citizens redistricting commission.
Section 15.269 Section Minutes.
Section 15.269a Section Sound recordings of public meetings.
Section 15.270 Section Decisions of public body; presumption; civil action to invalidate; jurisdiction; venue; reenactment of disputed decision.
Section 15.271 Section Civil action to compel compliance or enjoin noncompliance; commencement; venue; security not required; commencement of action for mandamus; court costs and attorney fees.
Section 15.272 Section Violation as misdemeanor; penalty.
Section 15.273 Section Violation; liability.
Section 15.273a Section Selection of president by governing board of higher education institution; violation; civil fine.
Section 15.274 Section Repeal of MCL 15.251 to 15.253.
Section 15.275 Section Effective date.