Report 313: Michigan Constitutional Issues

  • Michigan Constitutional Issues

    Report 313 ( July – October 94 ) 44 pages

    The complete collection of 10 papers.

  • The Nature and Purpose of a State Constitution

    Report 313-1 ( June 94 ) 4 pages

    Examines the basic principles underlying American constitutional law, particularly as those principles concern the nature of state government

  • The November 1994 Ballot Question and a Brief Michigan Constitution History

    Report 313-2 ( July 94 ) 6 pages

    History of Michigan Constitution and comparison with other states

  • The Declaration of Rights of the Michigan Constitution

    Report 313-3 ( July 94 ) 4 pages

    Examines provisions of Article and the dual role which a state bill of rights fulfills

  • Elections and Term Limitation Provisions in the Michigan Constitution

    Report 313-4 ( July 94 ) 4 pages

    Examines provisions of Article 2 that a constitution convention might consider: obsolete provisions; the functioning of the board of state canvassers; and details relating to the powers of initiative and referendum

  • The Executive Branch

    Report 313-5 ( July 94 ) 6 pages

    Examines provisions of Article 5 that a constitution convention might consider: the governor’s executive reorganization power; the role of the Civil Service Commission; the election of state executive officials; and the need for a constitutional Transportation Commission

  • The Legislative Branch

    Report 313-6 ( August 94 ) 4 pages

    Examines provisions of Article 4 that a convention might consider: legislative apportionment; legislative immunity from civil process; pay setting procedures; legislative disposition of administrative agency rules; and authorization to enact public sector collective bargaining laws

  • Education

    Report 313-7 ( September 94 ) 4 pages

    Examines provisions of Article 8 that a constitution convention might consider: aid to nonpublic schools; governance of K-12 and higher education; and the relationship between state board of education, the state superintendent and the governor

  • The Judicial Branch

    Report 313-8 ( September 94 ) 4 pages

    Examines provisions of Article 6 that a constitution convention might consider: judicial branch organization and administration; whether members of the judicial branch should continue to be chosen through election; and the proper extent of state Supreme Court rulemaking authority

  • System of Local Government

    Report 313-9 ( October 94 ) 4 pages

    Examines provisions of Article 7 that a constitutional convention might consider: Are the present basic organizational structure and powers of local government adequate to meet the needs of today and tomorrow?

  • Finance and Taxation

    Report 313-10 ( October 94 ) 4 pages

    Examines provisions of Article 9 that a constitution convention might consider: state and local property taxes; a graduated income tax; local sales taxes; and the effectiveness of the 1978 (Headlee) tax limitation amendment

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