2010 Michigan Compiled Laws
Act 328 of 1931 - THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (750.1 - 750.568)
328-1931-X - CHAPTER X ARSON AND BURNING (750.71...750.80)
Section 750.79 - Clearing of land and disposing of refuse in townships.

Act 328 of 1931

750.79 Clearing of land and disposing of refuse in townships.

Sec. 79.

Clearing land by fire and disposing of refuse materials in townships—Whenever in pursuance of the authority given by law, any township board shall, by order, rule or regulation, designate a period during which it shall be unlawful to set forest fires or fires for the purpose of clearing lands, and disposing by burning of refuse material and waste matter within its respective jurisdiction or any part thereof, any person who shall be found guilty of violating the orders, rules and regulations of such board by setting any such fire in such township contrary to the provisions thereof shall be guilty of a felony: Provided, That any person desiring to dispose of refuse material by burning the same during the time prohibited by the board of such township, may do so after first procuring permission in writing, signed by the supervisor and township clerk, or by a majority of such township board, and the said supervisor and township clerk, or a majority of the said board are hereby authorized to grant such permission in their discretion, under such conditions as they may prescribe, upon application made in writing for such purpose: Provided further, That said board is hereby authorized at any time to repeal by resolution any order, rule or regulation herein mentioned.

History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931 ;-- CL 1948, 750.79
Former Law: See section 5 of Ch. 45 of R.S. 1846, being CL 1897, § 11657; CL 1915, § 15428; CL 1929, § 16946; and Act 189 of 1897.

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