- Government Regulations/Condemnation/ Eminent Domain
- The right of government to take private property for public use. Private property shall not be taken for public use without just compensation therefore being first made or secured in a manner prescribed by law. A condemnation action is the legal action taken by government to acquire private property for public use (exercising eminent domain power).
- Michigan Open Meetings Act
- The Michigan Open Meetings Act requires certain meetings of certain public bodies to be open to the public; to require notice and the keeping of minutes of meetings; to provide for enforcement; to provide for invalidation of governmental decisions under certain circumstances; to provide penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts. A public official who intentionally violates this act is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000. A public official who is convicted of intentionally violating a provision of this act for a second time within the same term shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than $2,000 or imprisoned for not more than 1 year, or both.
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