STATE BOUNDARY COMMISSION (EXCERPT)
Act 191 of 1968
123.1017 Corporate status of municipalities; submission of revised charter to electors; effect of unfavorable vote; termination of proceedings.Sec. 17.
(1) The corporate status of the cities and villages proposed for consolidation shall not be changed or in any way affected until the charter takes effect.
(2) If the charter first submitted for adoption is not approved on the first vote taken by the electors, the charter commission may reconvene and prepare a new charter or prepare modifications or amendments to the first charter as they consider necessary, and shall submit the revised charter to the electors in the same manner and on a date to be fixed as in the first instance.
(3) If on submission of the second charter a favorable vote by a majority of the electors voting separately in the municipalities proposed for consolidation is not obtained, the consolidation proceedings shall end and the charter commission shall have no further authority to act or to submit another charter to the electors.
(4) If a charter has not been adopted within 3 years following the date the commission's order became final, or if within the 3-year period the charter commission does not reconvene within 90 days after the election at which the first proposed charter was defeated, the consolidation proceedings shall end.
History: 1968, Act 191, Eff. Nov. 15, 1968
Am. 1972, Act 362, Imd. Eff. Jan. 9, 1973
Am. 2008, Act 419, Imd. Eff. Jan. 6, 2009
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