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2014 Senate Bill 872: Reduce regulatory obstacles to developing stamp-sand property

Public Act 258 of 2014

Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on March 13, 2014 To establish that property where “stamp sands” have been deposited is not subject to state environmental law restrictions unless the sands contain hazardous substances that exceed the allowable levels for unrestricted residential use. "Stamp sands" are finely grained crushed rock resulting from copper ore processing and are not uncommon in the Keweenaw region.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources, Environment & Great Lakes Committee on March 13, 2014
Reported in the Senate on May 6, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on June 4, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 4, 2014
Passed 31 to 6 in the Senate on June 4, 2014 (same description)
To establish that property where “stamp sands” have been deposited is not subject to state environmental law restrictions unless the sands contain hazardous substances that exceed the allowable levels for unrestricted residential use. "Stamp sands" are finely grained crushed rock resulting from copper ore processing and are not uncommon in the Keweenaw region.
Received in the House on June 4, 2014
Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on June 4, 2014
Reported in the House on June 10, 2014 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Andrea LaFontaine (R) on June 12, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2014
Passed 67 to 43 in the House on June 12, 2014 (same description)
To establish that property where “stamp sands” have been deposited is not subject to state environmental law restrictions unless the sands contain hazardous substances that exceed the allowable levels for unrestricted residential use. "Stamp sands" are finely grained crushed rock resulting from copper ore processing and are not uncommon in the Keweenaw region.
Received in the Senate on June 12, 2014
Passed 29 to 8 in the Senate on June 12, 2014 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Motion in the Senate on June 12, 2014 To give the bill immediate effect.
The motion failed 25 to 11 in the Senate on June 12, 2014
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 28, 2014

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