2006 Michigan Compiled Laws - Act 312 of 1929


Act 312 of 1929

AN ACT to provide for the incorporation by any 2 or more cities, villages, or townships, or any combination or parts thereof, of a metropolitan district comprising territory within their limits for the purpose of acquiring, owning, and operating parks or public utilities for supplying sewage disposal, drainage, water, or transportation, or any combination thereof; to provide that a district may sell or purchase sewage disposal, drainage rights, water, or transportation facilities; to provide that a district may acquire and succeed to the rights, obligations, and property of such cities, villages, and townships respecting or connected with such functions or public utilities but subject to the approval of a majority of the electors voting thereon; to limit the rate of taxation of a district for its municipal purposes and restrict its powers of borrowing money and contracting debts; to provide the method and vote by which charters may be framed, adopted, and amended and laws and ordinances relating to its municipal concerns may be enacted; to define the powers, rights, and liabilities of a district; to provide for the dissolution of a district; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies.

History: 1929, Act 312, Eff. Aug. 28, 1929 ;--Am. 1989, Act 98, Imd. Eff. June 21, 1989 ;--Am. 1998, Act 171, Eff. Mar. 23, 1999

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 119.1Metropolitan districts; purposes; body corporate.
Section 119.1aMetropolitan districts; short title.
Section 119.2Metropolitan district; powers; referendum.
Section 119.3Officers; records; taxes; sinking fund; subjects of taxation; mandatory charter provisions.
Section 119.4Permissive charter provisions.
Section 119.5Powers; restrictions.
Section 119.6Incorporation; procedure; charter commission to prepare budget.
Section 119.7Charter commission; powers, duties; election.
Section 119.8Charter rejection; unfavorable vote, charter provision; resubmission proceedings.
Section 119.9Amendment of charter; manner; form.
Section 119.9aAmendment to enlarge boundaries of metropolitan district; signing and filing petition; resolution; election; amendment of charter.
Section 119.9bViolation of §§ 168.1 to 168.992 applicable to petitions; penalties.
Section 119.10Charter amendment; submission to governor; procedures after submittal.
Section 119.11Charter or amendment; publication; independent propositions, authorizing vote.
Section 119.12Charter or amendments; copies, filing.
Section 119.13Initiatory petition; filing; checking; submission to voters; insufficiency.
Section 119.15Metropolitan districts; short title.
Section 119.16Dissolution of metropolitan district; resolution.
Section 119.17Duties of legislative body prior to dissolution; plan for disposition of assets and liabilities; resolution; insufficient assets.
Section 119.18Deposit of records; notice to governor.

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