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2012 Senate Bill 1155: Authorize local government water, sewer and “wetland mitigation” subsidies

Public Act 559 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. Mike Kowall (R) on May 31, 2012 To authorize more state grants to local governments for sewage treatment and water quality projects. Also, to authorize state grants and loans to locals to finance “wetland mitigation banks,” meaning the creation of new wetlands to offset other wetlands that have been filled.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources, Environment & Great Lakes Committee on May 31, 2012
Reported in the Senate on October 17, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on October 17, 2012 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that would make Michigan a "right-to-work" state. The bill passed the House with all Democrats voting no, and all Republicans voting "yes" exceot for Reps. Forlini, Goike, Horn, McBroom, Somervill and Zorn.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 17, 2012
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on November 8, 2012 (same description)
To authorize more state grants to local governments for sewage treatment and water quality projects. Also, to authorize state grants and loans to locals to finance “wetland mitigation banks,” meaning the creation of new wetlands to offset other wetlands that have been filled.
Received in the House on November 8, 2012
Referred to the House Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee on November 8, 2012
Reported in the House on November 27, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on December 4, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 4, 2012
Passed 67 to 41 in the House on December 6, 2012 (same description)
To authorize more state grants to local governments for sewage treatment and water quality projects. Also, to authorize state grants and loans to locals to finance “wetland mitigation banks,” meaning the creation of new wetlands to offset other wetlands that have been filled.
Received in the Senate on December 11, 2012
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 12, 2012
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 2, 2013

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