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

Public Act 559 of 2012

  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on November 8, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. Passed 67 to 41 in the House on December 6, 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on December 11, 2012.
  6. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 12, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 2, 2013.

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