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2012 House Bill 5660: Exempt "drinks in bag" from bottle deposit mandate

Public Act 213 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on May 22, 2012, to exclude certain types of containers from the state’s 10-cent bottle deposit mandate. Specifically, containers made of aluminum and plastic, or aluminum and paper, where the aluminum represents less than 20 percent of the unfilled container weight, and less than 5 percent of the total weight of the filled container.
    • Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on May 22, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on May 23, 2012, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 91 to 19 in the House on May 29, 2012, to exclude "drink a bag" containers from the state’s 10-cent bottle deposit mandate. Specifically, containers made of aluminum and plastic, or aluminum and paper, where the aluminum represents less than 20 percent of the unfilled container weight, and less than 5 percent of the total weight of the filled container.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on May 30, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on May 30, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 7, 2012, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered in the Senate on June 12, 2012, to narrow the scope of the bill to containers that are "intended to be frozen" (such as a popular "Margarita in a box" product). The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 12, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on June 12, 2012, to expand the "bottle bill" law's 10 cent deposit mandate to include "any other carbonated or noncarbonated water, juice, and energy drinks". The amendment failed 12 to 26 in the Senate on June 12, 2012.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on June 12, 2012, to impose a 5 cent per drink tax on beverates covered by the bill. The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on June 12, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on June 12, 2012, to place a Dec. 31, 2015 sunset on the bill's provisions. The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on June 12, 2012.
  4. Passed 36 to 2 in the Senate on June 12, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on June 12, 2012.
  6. Passed 100 to 8 in the House on June 12, 2012, to exclude frozen "drink a bag" containers (such as a popular "Margarita in a bag" beverage) from the state’s 10-cent bottle deposit mandate.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Received in the House on June 12, 2012.
    • Moved to reconsider by Rep. Kate Segal (D) on June 12, 2012, the vote by which the House concurred in the Senate amendment. The motion passed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012.
  8. Passed 98 to 11 in the House on June 12, 2012, to exclude frozen "drink a bag" containers (such as a popular "Margarita in a bag" beverage) from the state’s 10-cent bottle deposit mandate.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  9. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 25, 2012.

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