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Anti-SLAPP Bills Introduced in State House
This publication describes bills introduced into the Michigan state house that would limit the use of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, or "SLAPPs". Sections include What are SLAPPs?, Judicial Responses, etc. 5 pp.

Are We Supporting Sprawl Through Aid to High-Growth Communities? Revisiting the 1998 State Revenue Sharing Formula Changes

This publication describes a 1998 law that changed the way state revenue was distributed among cities, villages, townships and counties. It describes how fast growing communities are benefiting at the expense of Michigans slow-growth central cities and inner ring suburbs? 29 pp.



Congress Passes, President Signs the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000. S 2869 of 2000 (106th Congress)
This publication describes the Religious Land use and Institutionalized Persons Act. Includes description of each section of the act and discusses implication for local governments. 5 pp.

Economic Implications of the Transfer of Functions Legislation

Results and analysis of a study which examined the financial implications of the policy change proposed in HB 4780, which would transfer elections, tax collections and assessment functions from "rural" townships to the county in which the township is located. Sections include Current Property Assessment Process in Michigan, Economics of Property Assessment, Survey Response Demographics, Financial Analysis and Projected Costs, etc. 14 pp.



Environmental Quality Legal Considerations for Michigan Livestock Producers

This publication provides information on laws that affect livestock producers in Michigan. 9 pp.

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Extension office. Michigan Offices.



Farmers Need to Prevent Sexual Harassment, Retaliation

An overview of recent court cases against agricultural operations for sexual harassment. 2 pp.



Freedom of Information Act
This publication describes the Freedom of Information Act, PA442 of 1976(MCL 15.231). Includes description of each section of the act. 37 pp.

Labor Laws and Michigan Agriculture

This publication outlines various federal and state labor laws and explains how they affect Michigan's farm employers and workers.  Laws discussed include:  Federal Wage Law, Michigan Wage Law, Michigan New Hire Reporting, Federal and Michigan Laws on Youth Employment, Federal Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, Federal Family and Medical Leave Act, Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act, Field Sanitation Rules, Michigan Agricultural Labor Housing Law, Federal Worker Protection Standard, Taxes Overview, Michigan Workers’ Disability Compensation Law, Michigan Civil Rights Law, Federal Americans with Disabilities Act, and Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act .  12 pp.
 

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Revision of E-1597, developed by A. E. Shapley, which replaced E-831  

 



Michigan Supreme Court Exempts Siting of County Buildings from Township Zonings

The publication describes a recent Michigan Supreme Court ruling which determined that county boards of commissioners are not subject to the Township Zoning Act when determining the site of, or prescribing the time and manner of erecting county buildings. 2 pp.



On-Farm Mortality Management
This publication describes Michigan's Bodies of Dead Animals Act (Act 239 of 1982, as amended) and discusses various ways of disposing of dead farm animals.  Sections include burial, incineration, landfill, rendering, and composting.  3 pp.

Open Meetings Act
This publication describes the Open Meetings Act, PA 267 of 1976(MCLA 15.261). Includes discussion of each section of the act. 32 pp.

Organization and Codification of a Zoning Ordinance

There is a logic to the way a zoning ordinance is organized.  This bulletin presents one example of how to codify a zoning ordinance.  The example presents a system that might be used for all zoning ordinances in a county. Doing so can be a public service to help those who work with several different zoning ordinances.  With the standardization of ordinance organization, it is easier for a person using many ordinances to be able to find and compare particular sections. This has been updated to reflect P.A. 110 of 2006, as amended, (being the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, M.C.L. 125.3101 et seq.). Written by Kurt H. Schindler, MSU Extension Regional Land Use Educator.



Perspectives on Land Use: A Survey of Statewide Land Use Decision Makers in Michigan

To learn about local officials’ perspectives on land use and community growth, Michigan State University conducted an opinion survey of county commissioners, county planning and zoning officials, and township supervisors and personnel to assess their level of concern about land use issues and their knowledge and understanding of available planning and regulatory tools. 26 pp.



Perspectives on Land Use: A Survey of Township Land Use Decision Makers in Michigan

To learn about local officials’ perspectives on land use and community growth, Michigan State University conducted an opinion survey of county commissioners, county planning and zoning officials, and township supervisors and personnel to assess their level of concern about land use issues and their knowledge and understanding of available planning and regulatory tools. This report contains the findings of the surveys received from township officials only. 42 pp.



Planning Your Townships Capital Improvements
This publication describes how to plan for your township's capital improvements, such as roads, sewer and water lines, etc. Includes sections on budgeting for capital improvements, forecasts for population, employment, land use, etc. 76 pp.

Recent Planning and Zoning Court Decisions: 2004
Overview of relevant federal and state land use court cases. Includes summaries of 32recent land use court cases. 24 pp.

Right to Farm Amendments, Public Act 261 of 1999 (SB 205)
This paper was written as a resource to help MSU Extension staff members better understand the implications of newly enacted state legislation that amends Michigan’s Right to Farm Act. This paper gives background information on the development of Public Act 261, explains the changes to the Right to Farm Act, and discusses some of the policy questions related to the legislation. 10 pp.

Spot Zoning

Spot Zoning is a Policy Brief prepared by the MSU Extension State and Local Government team. It provides a good primer on what is spot zoning, and how to deal with spot zoning issues. By Gary Taylor



State & Local Government Area of Expertise Team

Teams of Extension specialists, field staff and others around specific topics producing training, publications and research



Statewide Assessment of Local Officials: Perspectives on Land Use Decision Making in Michigan
This publication contains the results of a survey on land use in Michigan. Results are reported on perceptions about growth, future problems in Michigan communities, etc. 10 pp.

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