Answered By: Kate Britt Last Updated: Apr 20, 2018 Views: 4
The Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) is the official codification of statutes by the state of Michigan. It has not been published officially since 1970, though the laws can be found on the Michigan Legislature website.
The two major commercial publishers, West and Lexis, produce print editions of the current Michigan code.
- West publishes the Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated (MCLA) (Ref Coll KFM 4230 1948 .A44 and Smith KFM 4230 1948 .A44)
- Lexis publishes the Michigan Compiled Laws Service (MCLS) ( Smith KFM 4225.2 2001x)
Citations to either of these commercial codes is generally accepted in Michigan court filings. According to the Michigan Supreme Court Appellate Opinion Manual, when citing, use "MCL," not "MCLA" or MCLS."