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conflict with the law or action thereunder where a navigable
(p) For altering, amending or repealing any special act
(9) For the enforcement of all such local, police, sanitary
(r) For a system of civil service;
(u) For the issuance of bonds of said city for the purpose
providing first cost of installation and connection of sewers and water works on and to property in said cities used solely for dwelling house purposes, when such installation and connection shall be ordered by the proper health authorities; and to provide a lien on such property for, and manner of payment of, money's so used.
Sec. 18. Any city desiring to revise its charter shall do Revision of So in the following manner, unless otherwise provided by
When its legislative body shall by a three-fifths Vote of the members-elect declare for a general revision of the charter, or when an initiatory petition shall be presented therefor as provided in section twenty-five of this act, the submission question of having a general charter revision shall be sub- of question. mitted to the electors for adoption or rejection at the next general or municipal election, or at a special election. In charter case the electors shall, by a majority vote, declare in favor commission. of such revision, a charter commission shall be elected within sixty days consisting of one elector from each ward and three electors at large, and four electors at large in cities having in odd number of wards, having a residence of at least three Fears in the municipality, or the legislative body ly a threefifths vote of the members-elect or the initiatory petition may provide that the charter commission be selected at the same election at which the proposition to revise is submitted; the selection shall be void if the proposition to revise is not adopted, no city officer or employe, whether elected or appointed, shall be eligible to a place on said commission. Can. Nomination didates shall be nominated by petition without reference to or designation of party affiliation, signed in the case of the
Conduct of election.
commissioner from each ward by not less than fifty electors residing in such ward and in the case of commissioners at large by not less than fifty electors residing in each ward in such city asking that the name of the candidate designated be placed upon the ballot. The foregoing provisions shall not be deemed to apply to nominations or proceedings for nominations already had. The names of all candidates so nominated shall be placed upon a separate ballot at the election designated to be held for the election of a charter commission and without their party affiliations designated; the candidate having the greatest number of votes in each ward shall be declared elected, and the three candidates at large (or the four in cities having an odd number of wards) having the greatest number of votes cast in the city shall be declared elected; the nomination and election of the members of such commission, except as herein specified, shall be conducted as near as may be as now provided by law for the nomination and election of city and ward officers in the respective cities of this State. If upon the rejection by the electors of a proposed charter, whether submitted heretofore or hereafter, or prepared or submitted under, and pursuant to this act, or to any of the provisions of the law of which this act is amendatory or supplemental, a petition shall be filed with the legislative body, signed by a number of electors equal to ten per cent of the number voting for executive officer at the last preceding election, the legislative body shall thereupon submit such charter at the next general or municipal election with only such changes therein as shall be necessitated therein by postponement in taking effect. The foregoing provisions shall not be limited, restricted or subject to any provision limiting the time when the question of adopting a revised charter, may be submitted to the electors.
Sec. 21. Any existing city charter, whether passed pursuant to the provisions of this act or heretofore granted or passed by the State Legislature for the government of a city may, from time to time be amended in the manner following: An amendment may be proposed by the legislative body of the city on a three-fifths vote of the memberselect or by an initiatory petition as herein provided, and shall be submitted to the electors of such city as herein provided at the next general or special election. When it originates in the legislative body it shall be published and remain on the table for fifteen days before action is taken thereon. Amendments proposed for submission to the electors after April ten, nineteen hundred thirteen, shall remain on the table of the legislative body thirty days before action is taken thereon. The form in which any proposed amendment to a city charter shall be submitted on the ballot, unless provided for in the initiatory petition shall be determined by resolution by the legislative body.
Amendment of charter.
Form of amendment.
SEC. 22. Every amendment to a city charter whether Submitted passed pursuant to the provisions of this act or heretofore to governor. granted or passed by the State Legislature for the government of such city, before its submission to the electors, and every charter before the final adjournment of the commisşion, shall be transmitted to the Governor of the State. If he shall approve it, he shall sign it; if not, he shall return the charter to the commission and the amendment to the legislative body of the city, with his objections thereto, which shall be spread at large on the journal of the body receiving them, and if it be an amendment proposed by the legislative body, such body shall re-consider it, and if two-thirds of the members-elect agree to pass it, it shall be submitted to the electors. If it be an amendment proposed by initiatory petition, it shall be submitted to the electors notwithstanding such objections.
Sec. 23. Every city charter and amendment thereto, Publication. whether of cities incorporated under the provisions of this act, or under an existing charter of the city heretofore granted or passed by the Legislature for the government of the city before submission to the electors, shall be published as the commission or legislative body respectively may preseribe. There may be submitted with any charter or an amendment to a charter independent sections or propositions, and such of them as receive a three-fifths' vote of the electors voting thereon shall become a part of such charter, or shall prevail as such amendments.
SEC. 24. If the charter, or any amendment thereto, Filing. whether of cities incorporated under the provisions of this
or under an existing charter of the city heretofore granted or passed by the Legislature for the government of the city, be approved, then two printed copies thereof, with the vote for and against duly certified by the city clerk shall, Within thirty days after the vote is taken, be filed with the Secretary of State, and a like number with the county clerk of the county in which such city is located and shall thereupon become law. Sec. 25. The initiatory petition herein referred to shall Petition,
Verified by the person or persons who obtain the signatures, and shall be signed by a number of electors equal to
per centum of the total vote cast for the executive office at the last preceding election, and shall be filed with the
or village clerk. Such verification shall state that such signatures were obtained by the person so verifying said petition, that such signatures are the signatures of the percons purporting to sign the same, and that the person verifying such petition verily believes that the signers obtained thereto are duly qualified electors. Any person who shall Subscribe and swear to a verification false in any particular
tion on board
Proviso. shall be deemed guilty of the crime of perjury: Provided,
however, That no special election shall be called to vote on any initiatory petition, unless the same is signed by a number of electors equal to fifteen per cent of the total vote cast for the executive officer at the last preceding election. No charter or amendment to any charter submitted to the electors by the initiative and receiving an aflirmative majority of the votes cast thereon shall be held unconstitutional, invalid or void on account of the insufficiency of the petition
by which submission of the same was procured. Representa
Sec. 27. Each city shall have at least one representative
on the board of supervisors of the county. The present of supervisors.
representation of cities now organized on such boards of supervisors shall remain as now fixed, until changed accord
ing to law, but no city shall have power to increase its Proviso. representation on such board of supervisors: Provided, how
eter, That any existing city of not to exceed fifteen thousand population shall have the right and authority to amend its charter to provide for at least one representative on board of supervisor's for each ward of such city as now con
stituted. Right of SEC. 35. Any city may acquire by purchase or condemna
tion proceedings any lands within or without its corporate limits necessary for disposing of sewage or for obtaining or protecting a water supply for the city and the inhabitants thereof, and may acquire by purchase or condemnation proceedings when authorized by the electors of such city any public utility and any water power and water rights for the
use of such city within the corporate limits of said city. The Jury, jury in condemnation proceedings shall consist of twelve award of, etc. freeholders drawn from the body of the county and if they
find the necessity for such use exists and, in case of sewage that the use proposed will not materially injure the health or safety of persons living adjacent to the land, they shall award the compensation to be paid therefor. Other proceedings in such cases shall conform to the general law authorizing cities and villages to take or hold land or property outside of their corporate limit as contained in chapter ninety of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred ninetyseven, or any other appropriate act now or hereafter existing.
SEC. 38. It is intended by this act to re-enact sections twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three and twenty-four, as above amended pursuant to the adoption of the amendment to sertion twenty-one of article eight of the State constitution by vote of the elector's on November five, nineteen hun. dred twelve, so that cities under existing charters heretofore granted by the Legislature shall have the same right and power to amend such charters under the act hereby amended iis cities that have adopted complete charter revisions.
Intent of act.
SEC. 2. All acts or parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.
SEC. 3. This act is hereby declared to be immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to fix the number of police justices in cities in this
State having over two hundred fifty thousand inhabitants, and in which police courts now exist.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. In each city in the State of Michigan having Police justices, a population of over two hundred fifty thousand inhabitants, number cife in where there is at the time this act goes into effect a police court, such police court shall hereafter consist of three police justices, each of whom shall possess the qualifications and exercise the powers now prescribed by law for justices of such court, except as herein otherwise provided.
Sec. 2. At the spring election in nineteen hundred fifteen Election, two police justices shall be elected by the qualified electors of any such city which shall be affected by the provisions of this act, who shall hold office for four years from the succeeding fourth of July, and at the spring election of every fourth Fear thereafter two police justices shall be elected and hold office for a term of four years each. At the spring election in nineteen hundred seventeen one police justice shall be elected by the qualified electors of any such city, who shall hold office for four years from the succeeding fourth of July,
at the spring election of every fourth year thereafter
Candidates for election to the office of police justice in such cities shall be nominated and elected in accordance with the appropriate primary election and election law's from time to time in force in such cities.
In any city where the effect of this act shall be to Vacancy, increase the number of justices of the police court, the office how sille, etc.
Offices of the additional justice or justices so created shall be lzemed to be vacant at the time when this act goes into effect, and such vacancy or vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the mayor and confirmed by the legislative
Such appointee or appointees shall
term or terms of such office or
and one of four years.
aut hority of said city.