Law Resources


Executive Branch Law Sources

Michigan.gov
http://www.michigan.gov/
The one-stop portal for Michigan government information.
(Last checked 05/01/08)

Michigan Administrative Code
http://www.michigan.gov/dleg/0,1607,7-154-10576_35738_5698---,00.html
The Michigan Administrative Code was last compiled in a 1979 edition. Since that time, changes to the Code have been published by the Michigan Legislative Service Bureau in the Annual Supplements. The on-line version you have accessed is the first comprehensive recodification since the 1979 edition. To facilitate research, the MAC is arranged with both numeric and departmental indices to make it easier and more efficient to use. Courtesy of the Office of Regulatory Reform.
(Last checked 05/01/08)

Michigan Register
http://www.michigan.gov/dleg/0,1607,7-154-10576_35738_40280---,00.html
The Office of Regulatory Reform is now providing copies of the Michigan Register on this web page starting with Issue No. 3, April 17, 2000.
(Last checked 05/01/08)

Michigan Attorney General Opinions, 1997/98- .
http://www.ag.state.mi.us/opinion/op_main.htm
Arranged chronologically (numerically). Includes search engine as well.
(Last checked 05/01/08)

Michigan Office of the Governor, Executive Orders, 2003- .
http://www.michigan.gov/gov/0,1607,7-168-21975---,00.html
Arranged in chronological (numerical) order.
(Last checked 05/01/08)

Michigan Office of the Governor Home Page
http://www.michigan.gov/gov
(Last checked 05/01/08)

Michigan Departments and Agency Web Sites
http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,1607,7-192-29929---A,00.html
(Last checked 05/01/08)


Legislative Branch Law Sources

A Citizen's Guide to State Government
http://michiganlegislature.org/documents/publications/citizensguide.pdf
Take the time to read through the entire Citizen's Guide -- it has answers to some hard-to-find information on term dates of Supreme Court justices, history of the capitol, how to write legislators, and much much more. Courtesy of the Library of Michigan.
(Last checked 05/01/08)

How a Bill Becomes a Law
http://www.michigan.gov/mikids/0,1607,7-163-15942_20095---,00.html
MIKids explains the process.
(Last checked 05/01/08)

Michigan Constitution of 1963
http://www.mileg.org/mileg.asp?page=getobject&objName=mcl-chap1
(Last checked 05/01/08)

Michigan Legislature
http://michiganlegislature.org/
The place to go to find bills, bill histories, legislative bill analyses, journals, calendars, compiled law tables, public act tables, a glossary of legislative terms, etc.
(Last checked 05/01/08)

Michigan Manual, 2001-2002
http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,1607,7-192-29701_29704-2838--,00.html
Includes chapters on Michigan history, constitutions, local government, elections, and general information and statistics, as well as section on the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government.
(Last checked 05/01/08)

Michigan Public Acts, Alphabetical List of Commonly Requested Documents
http://michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=mostrequested
Current selections include: Child Custody, Clear Indoor Air, Consumer Protection Act, Employee Right-to-Know, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Graduated Driver's License, Landlord-Tenant, Lemon Law, Open Meetings, Power of Attorney - Medical Directives, Returnable Beverage Container Law, Scanner Law, Seller Disclosure Act, Statutory Will, Truth in Renting, and the Whistleblower Protection Act. Courtesy of the Library of Michigan, Law Library.
(Last checked 05/01/08)

Michigan Public Acts, Commonly Requested Documents By Category
http://michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=mostrequestedbycategory
Current categories include: Civil Rights, Commerce, Construction, Education, Family, Health, Housing, Insurance, Labor, Law Enforcement, Libraries, Local Government, State Government, Taxation, and Vehicles. Courtesy of the Library of Michigan, Law Library.
(Last checked 05/01/08)

Michigan Public and Local Acts
http://michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=PublicActs
Provides access to Michigan Public Acts back to 1997.
Print volumes of Michigan Public Acts from 1837 through 1998 are available in the Main Library Reference (1 East) Law Tool Collection under the call number KHV .A3 P8. The West Group has just begun publishing Michigan Session Laws beginning with the year 2000; it is available in the Main Library Reference (1 East) Law Tools collection under the call number KFM 4231 .M4
(Last checked 05/01/08)

Michigan Compiled Laws Online
http://www.michiganlegislature.org/law/
The MCL (Michigan Compiled Laws) Beta Site is up and ready for a test drive. Search choices include Chapter/Index, Constitution, Basic and Advanced. In the Basic you can search by Section Number, Statute Number, Popular Name, Chapter Number, Session, or Full Text. Lots of options, lots of help.
A print version of the Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated/Michigan Compiled Laws Service is also available in the Main Library Reference (1 East) Law Tools collection under the call number KFM4230 .A3 1967 and KFM4230 .A42 2001.
(Last checked 05/01/08)


Executive Branch Law Sources

Michigan.gov
http://www.michigan.gov/
The one-stop portal for Michigan government information.
(Last checked 05/01/08)

Michigan Administrative Code
http://www.michigan.gov/dleg/0,1607,7-154-10576_35738_5698---,00.html
The Michigan Administrative Code was last compiled in a 1979 edition. Since that time, changes to the Code have been published by the Michigan Legislative Service Bureau in the Annual Supplements. The on-line version you have accessed is the first comprehensive recodification since the 1979 edition. To facilitate research, the MAC is arranged with both numeric and departmental indices to make it easier and more efficient to use. Courtesy of the Office of Regulatory Reform.
(Last checked 05/01/08)

Michigan Register
http://www.michigan.gov/dleg/0,1607,7-154-10576_35738_40280---,00.html
The Office of Regulatory Reform is now providing copies of the Michigan Register on this web page starting with Issue No. 3, April 17, 2000.
(Last checked 05/01/08)

Michigan Attorney General Opinions, 1997/98- .
http://www.ag.state.mi.us/opinion/op_main.htm
Arranged chronologically (numerically). Includes search engine as well.
(Last checked 05/01/08)

Michigan Office of the Governor, Executive Orders, 2003- .
http://www.michigan.gov/gov/0,1607,7-168-21975---,00.html
Arranged in chronological (numerical) order.
(Last checked 05/01/08)

Michigan Office of the Governor Home Page
http://www.michigan.gov/gov
(Last checked 05/01/08)

Michigan Departments and Agency Web Sites
http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,1607,7-192-29929---A,00.html
(Last checked 05/01/08)


Judicial Branch Law Sources

Michigan Courts: One Court of Justice
http://courts.michigan.gov/
The place to go to find information about the state of Michigan various courts. You'll find descriptions of the various levels of courts (supreme court, court of appeals, district, etc.), court rules and administrative orders, all about the courts answering the most frequently asked questions, and more.
Recently added a database covering:

  • All Supreme Court opinions released since January 2001.
  • All Court of Appeals published opinions released since January 2001.
  • Court of Appeals unpublished opinions released since July 1996.
    (Last checked 05/01/08)

State Law Sources

Access to Online Dockets and Court Records
http://www.llrx.com/features/onlinedockets.htm
Carole Levitt explores how to access state, local and federal dockets and other case information, and, in some cases, find images of the court records online. Courtesy of the Law Resources Exchange, Nov. 16, 2002.
(Last checked 05/01/08)

American Law Sources Online
http://www.lawsource.com/also/
Provides links to free web pages.
(Last checked 05/01/08)

Findlaw's State Resources
http://www.findlaw.com/11stategov/index.html
(Last checked 05/01/08)

National Association of Secretaries of State's Administrative Code & Register Section
http://www.nass.org/acr/
This state-by-state table links to the Registers, Codes and/or Manuals of any of the 50 states (or six protectorates/territories-American Samoa, D.C, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands) that have made this material available on the Internet. The page also includes links to corollary Federal Government resources.
(Last checked 05/01/08)

State Legal Sources on the Web
http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/statelaw.html
Courtesy of the University of Michigan Library Documents Center.
(Last checked 05/01/08)

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