MCL - Act 472 of 1978


Act 472 of 1978

AN ACT to regulate political activity; to regulate lobbyists, lobbyist agents, and lobbying activities; to require registration of lobbyists and lobbyist agents; to require the filing of reports; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department of state; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts.

History: 1978, Act 472, Imd. Eff. Oct. 19, 1978
Popular Name: Lobby Act

The People of the State of Michigan enact:
Document Type Description
Section 4.411 Section Meanings of words and phrases.
Section 4.412 Section Definitions generally.
Section 4.413 Section Additional definitions.
Section 4.414 Section Additional definitions.
Section 4.415 Section Additional definitions.
Section 4.416 Section Additional definitions.
Section 4.416a Section Resignation from office; lobbying during remainder of term; violation as misdemeanor; penalty.
Section 4.417 Section Registration forms; filing; contents; failure to register; late registration fee; penalty; notice of termination.
Section 4.418 Section Signed report; filing; form; extension; filing amended report; contents of report; reporting expenditures for food and beverage; failure to report; late filing fee; penalty; reporting activities of employee lobbyist agent; report to elected public official; preservation and destruction of statements and reports.
Section 4.419 Section Preservation of accounts, bills, receipts, books, papers, and documents; inspection of records; contents of records; violation; penalty.
Section 4.420 Section Accounting of lobbying and expenditures; waiver; violation; penalty.
Section 4.421 Section Employment of lobbyist agent for compensation contingent on outcome of administrative or legislative action; gifts, loans, or preferential interest rates; selling or utilizing certain information for commercial purpose; compensation or reimbursement of public official engaging in lobbying; violations; penalties.
Section 4.422 Section Summaries of statements and reports.
Section 4.423 Section Statement or report; determination of filing; deadline for filing; notice of error or omission; notice of failure to file; failure to give notice; making corrections; reporting errors, omissions, or failure to file; copy; investigations and hearings.
Section 4.424 Section Enforcement of penalties; filing sworn complaint; determination of probable cause; notices; cooperation in conduct of investigations.
Section 4.425 Section Ordinance or resolution.
Section 4.426 Section Rules.
Section 4.427 Section Civil action; criminal prosecution.
Section 4.428 Section Severability.
Section 4.429 Section Declaratory ruling or interpretive statement.
Section 4.429a Section Adjustment of monetary amounts established for registration and reporting thresholds and for penalties; applicability, determination, and announcement of adjustments; approximation if index unavailable.
Section 4.430 Section Effective date of MCL 4.417, 4.418, 4.419, 4.420, 4.421, 4.422, 4.423, and 4.431.
Section 4.431 Section Repeal of MCL 4.401 to 4.410.