PUBLIC BODY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 378 of 2004
28.588 Passage of rules, regulations, and ordinances by multicounty metropolitan district; penalties; notice.Sec. 8.
(1) The governing board of a public body that is a multicounty metropolitan district may do the following:
(a) Adopt and amend all necessary rules, regulations, and ordinances for the management, government, and use of any property under its control, establish penalties for the violation of the rules, regulations, and ordinances, and enforce the penalties.
(b) Adopt and enact rules, regulations, and ordinances designed to safeguard the public peace and health and for the safety of persons and property upon or within the limits of the properties under its control. The subjects of the rules, regulations, and ordinances may include, but not be limited to, the proper policing and supervision of persons and property, the regulation or prohibition of parking, and the regulation of signs and other things which may impede or make dangerous the use of roads, lanes, or thoroughfares, within the limits of the properties under the governing board's control.
(2) The governing board of the public body that adopts an ordinance under this section shall provide in each ordinance a sanction for violation of the ordinance. Violations may be punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $500.00, or both, if the violation substantially corresponds to a violation of state law that is a misdemeanor for which the maximum period of imprisonment is 93 days. To the extent permitted by state law, the governing board may adopt an ordinance that designates a violation of the ordinance as a state civil infraction and provides a civil fine for that violation.
(3) An ordinance passed by the governing board of a public body under this section shall be published once in a newspaper of general circulation within the territory of the public body. An ordinance is effective immediately upon its publication, unless a specific effective date that is subsequent to the date of the publication of the ordinance is provided for in the ordinance. The publication of a summary or a true copy of an ordinance after final passage, as a part of the published proceedings of the governing board, constitutes publication of the ordinance.
History: 2004, Act 378, Imd. Eff. Oct. 12, 2004
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