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Attorney General Opinions
Lobby Registration Act
MCL 4.411 - MCL 4.431
ALL MONETARY THRESHOLDS, FEES AND PENALTIES ARE ADJUSTED ON JANUARY 1 OF EACH YEAR TO REFLECT THE PERCENTAGE OF CHANGE IN THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR DETROIT. THEREFORE, THE CURRENT THRESHOLDS FEES AND PENALTIES MAY BE DIFFERENT FROM THE AMOUNT INDICATED IN THE FOLLOWING SUMMARIES. INFORMATION ON THE CURRENT THRESHOLDS, FEES AND PENALTIES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE.
An act to regulate political activities; to regulate lobbyists, lobby 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.
Section 19 of the Michigan Lobby Act provides that an interested person may request a declaratory ruling. The Act further provides that the Secretary of State may issue an Interpretative Statement in lieu of a Declaratory Statement. The Secretary of State must provide an annual summary of the Declaratory Rulings and Interpretative Statements issued. The Attorney General opinions relevant to the Michigan Lobby Act are included in the summary for your convenience.
Explanation of Column Headings and Acronyms:
DATE: The "Date" column provide the date that the ruling or interpretation was issued.
TO WHOM: The "To Whom" Column provides the last name of the person that filed a request for additional information or clarification and to whom the response was given.
TYPE: The "Type" Column provides the type of rulings issued. There are several types explained in the following.
- IS = Interpretive Statement
- DR = Declaratory Ruling
- AG = Attorney General Opinion
KEY WORDS: The "Key Words" Column provides key words that are referenced in the actual document.
SECTION OF LAW: The "Section of Law" Column provides the Sections of the Act that are affected by the ruling or interpretation or referenced in the actual document.
SYNOPSIS: The "Synopsis" Column provides a short description of the main points in the ruling or interpretation.
COMPLETE TEXT: The link provided at the end of each Synopsis/Summary will direct you to the full text of the document. You can purchase a copy of the actual document for a charge of $.25 per page if you are unable to print directly.
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