Legislative Council Act (Excerpt) Act 268 Of 1986


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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 268 of 1986

4.1401 Michigan law revision commission; creation; appointment, qualifications, and terms of members; vacancy; designation of chairperson; continuation of members appointed under former law.

Sec. 401.

(1) The Michigan law revision commission is created. The commission shall consist of the following:

(a) Four members appointed by the council. Members appointed under this subdivision shall not be members of the legislature.

(b) Two members appointed by the majority leader of the senate, 1 from the minority party.

(c) Two members appointed by the speaker of the house, 1 from the minority party.

(d) The director of the bureau or his or her designee, as an ex officio member.

(2) The members first appointed by the council shall be appointed for such terms that the term of 1 member will expire on each succeeding December 31. The term of a member thereafter appointed by the council, except to fill a vacancy occurring otherwise than by expiration of term, shall be 4 years from the expiration of the term of his or her predecessor. A vacancy in the office of a member appointed by the council occurring otherwise than by expiration of term, shall be filled by the council for the remainder of the unexpired term.

(3) The council shall designate 1 of the members appointed by the council as chairperson of the commission. At least 3 members appointed by the council shall be attorneys admitted to practice in the courts of this state.

(4) The 3 members of the commission appointed by the council under former Act No. 412 of the Public Acts of 1965 shall continue in office for the duration of the terms of office for which they were appointed and with the members appointed under subsection (1)(b) and (c), the director of the bureau or his or her designee, and the additional member appointed by the council under subsection (1)(a) shall constitute the Michigan law revision commission. Members shall be appointed by the council under subsection (1)(a) to replace the 3 members appointed by the council under former Act No. 412 of the Public Acts of 1965 only as the terms of those members expire. Members appointed by the council under former Act No. 412 of the Public Acts of 1965 may be appointed to the commission by the council under this section.


History: 1986, Act 268, Imd. Eff. Dec. 19, 1986

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