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

Public Act 258 of 2014

  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. Passed 31 to 6 in the Senate on June 4, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. Passed 67 to 43 in the House on June 12, 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on June 12, 2014.
  6. Passed 29 to 8 in the Senate on June 12, 2014, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  8. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 28, 2014.

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