INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT REVENUE BOND ACT OF 1963 (EXCERPT)
Act 62 of 1963
125.1263 Issuance of bonds; application; resolution and project cost estimate; approval by municipal finance commission or successor agency; exception; effect of order; prior approval requirement subject to MCL 133.10 and 133.11; department of treasury order providing or denying exception from prior approval.
(1) Unless an exception from prior approval is available pursuant to subsection (3), before any bonds are issued under this act, the issuing municipality shall make a sworn application to the municipal finance commission or its successor agency, on forms furnished by the commission, for permission to issue the bonds. The municipality shall attach a certified copy of the resolution authorizing the bonds and, except in the case of refunding bonds, a certified copy of the estimate of the cost of the project. The commission or its successor agency may request the municipality to furnish such information as the commission or its successor agency deems necessary in order to pass on the application. Unless an exception from prior approval is available pursuant to subsection (3), bonds shall not be issued until the municipal finance commission or its successor agency approves the issuance. In determining whether a proposed issue of bonds shall be approved, the municipal finance commission or its successor agency shall take into consideration: (a) whether the bonds conform to the provisions of this act; (b) whether the probable revenues pledged to the payment of the bonds will be sufficient to pay the principal and interest when due; and (c) whether the amount of the proposed issue is sufficient or excessive for the purpose for which they are to be issued.
(2) No order of the municipal finance commission or its successor agency permitting the issuance of bonds under this act shall be deemed an approval of the legality thereof. The issuance of the commission's or its successor agency's order granting permission to issue the bonds shall imply that the commission or its successor agency has made such determination of facts or circumstances, has given such approvals and has reached such opinions as are a necessary prerequisite to the issuance of the order.
(3) The requirement of subsection (1) for obtaining the prior approval of the municipal finance commission or its successor agency before issuing bonds under this act shall be subject to sections 10 and 11 of chapter III of Act No. 202 of the Public Acts of 1943, being sections 133.10 and 133.11 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, and the department of treasury shall have the same authority as provided by section 11 of chapter III of Act No. 202 of the Public Acts of 1943 to issue an order providing or denying an exception from the prior approval required by subsection (1) for bonds issued under this act.
History: 1963, Act 62, Imd. Eff. May 8, 1963
Am. 1983, Act 46, Imd. Eff. May 12, 1983
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