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2011 Senate Bill 721: Impose "plastic bulk merchandise container” transaction regulations

Public Act 186 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on October 4, 2011, to impose new recordkeeping and other regulations on the buying and selling of 10 or more "plastic bulk merchandise containers” such as those used by soft drink and bread manufacturers. Reportedly, people steal these and sell them to plastics recyclers.
    • Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on October 4, 2011.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 13, 2011, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on January 26, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on January 26, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on January 26, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on March 27, 2012, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 99 to 10 in the House on May 31, 2012, to impose new recordkeeping and other regulations on the buying and selling of 10 or more "plastic bulk merchandise containers” such as those used by soft drink and bread manufacturers. Reportedly, people steal these and sell them to plastics recyclers.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 14, 2012.

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