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2012 Senate Bill 1052: Repeal state “beach grooming” regulations and restrictions

Public Act 247 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on March 28, 2012 To essentially repeal state regulations mandating a permit for “beach grooming.” The restrictions were passed in 2003 during a period of low Great Lakes water levels, when many lakefront property owners and resorts were unable to access or use beaches because of excessive weed growth.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources, Environment & Great Lakes Committee on March 28, 2012
Reported in the Senate on May 8, 2012 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on May 22, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 22, 2012
Substitute offered by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on May 23, 2012 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 23, 2012
Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate on May 23, 2012 (same description)
To essentially repeal state regulations mandating a permit for “beach grooming.” The restrictions were passed in 2003 during a period of low Great Lakes water levels, when many lakefront property owners and resorts were unable to access or use beaches because of excessive weed growth.
Received in the House on May 23, 2012
Referred to the House Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee on May 23, 2012
Reported in the House on June 13, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 13, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2012
Passed 82 to 28 in the House on June 14, 2012 To essentially repeal state regulations mandating a permit for “beach grooming.” The restrictions were passed in 2003 during a period of low Great Lakes water levels, when many lakefront property owners and resorts were unable to access or use beaches because of excessive weed growth. The bill would not apply in the St. Clair flats portion of Lake St. Clair.
Received in the Senate on June 14, 2012
Passed 27 to 11 in the Senate on June 14, 2012 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 25, 2012

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