Definitions - Mich. Comp. Laws Section 24.422
As used in this act:
(a) "Constitutional taking" or "taking" means the taking of private property by government action such that compensation to the owner of that property is required by either of the following:
(i) Amendment V or XIV of the constitution of the United States.
(ii) Section 23 of article I and section 2 of article X of the state constitution of 1963.
(b) "Departments" means the departments of natural resources, environmental quality, and transportation.
(c) "Government action" means any of the following:
(i) A decision on an application for a permit or license.
(ii) Proposed rules that if promulgated or enforced may limit the use of private property.
(iii) Required dedications or exactions of private property.
(iv) The enforcement of a statute or rule, including the issuance of an order.
(d) "Government action" does not include any of the following:
(i) The formal exercise of the power of eminent domain.
(ii) The forfeiture or seizure of private property by law enforcement agencies as evidence of a crime or for violations of law.
(iii) The discontinuance of government programs.
(e) "Rule" means a rule promulgated pursuant to the administrative procedures act of 1969, Act No. 306 of the Public Acts of 1969, being sections 24.201 to 24.328 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
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