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New SEC Regulations of Municipal Advisors and Underwriters Take Effect in July

Last fall, the federal Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) issued new rules (Rule) regulating municipal advisors and underwriters, now scheduled to become effective July 1, 2014. In 2010, President Obama signed into...more

3/4/2014 - Dodd-Frank Municipal Advisers SEC

Proposed New MSRB Rule on Standards of Conduct for Municipal Advisors

On January 9, 2014 the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) issued proposed Rule G-42 on the standards of conduct and duties of municipal advisors when engaging in municipal advisory activities other than making...more

3/4/2014 - Code of Conduct MSRB Rule G-42 SEC

Michigan Election Law Amendments Will Require Ballot Language to be Certified Two Weeks Earlier than Previously Required

Recent changes to the Michigan Election Law will require municipalities and school districts to certify ballot language two weeks earlier than previously required. Michigan Public Act 253 of 2013, which amends the...more

2/28/2014 - Ballots Election Laws

Process and Form of Filing Annual Qualifying Statement Revised

Earlier this month, the Michigan Department of Treasury issued Bulletin 6 implementing revisions to the application form and method of filing for the annual Qualifying Statement. The Revised Municipal Finance Act, Public Act...more

5/23/2013 - Annual Filings Audits Municipalities

School Loan Revolving Fund Changes Act 437 of 2012

The long debated changes to the State law implementing the School Bond Qualification and Loan Act were enacted in December as part of the Legislature's lame duck session, and became effective on December 27, 2012, as Public...more

1/30/2013 - Lame Duck Session Loans School Bond Qualifications School Loan Revolving Fund Changes Act 437 of 2012

Open Meetings Act Now Requires Additional Notice for Special Meetings

On December 27, 2012, Governor Snyder signed into law HB 5459, which amends the Michigan Open Meetings Act to add several new notice requirements for public bodies holding rescheduled or special meetings....more

1/21/2013 - Notice Requirements Open Meetings Act

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