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2012 Senate Bill 1206: Exempt certain compost from environmental regulations

Public Act 563 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on July 18, 2012, to waive certain state restrictions on selling or giving away sewage treatment residue for landscaping purposes if it is "mature and stable," has minimal potential to generate a nuisance, is of "exceptional quality” for this purpose, and if the generator of the material has a record of dutiful compliance with state environmental regulations.
    • Referred to the Senate Natural Resources, Environment & Great Lakes Committee on July 18, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on September 25, 2012, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered in the Senate on September 25, 2012, to clarify a statutory reference in the bill. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 25, 2012.
  2. Passed 27 to 11 in the Senate on September 27, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on September 27, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee on September 27, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on December 4, 2012, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 69 to 40 in the House on December 12, 2012, to waive certain state restrictions on selling or giving away sewage treatment residue for landscaping purposes if it is "mature and stable," has minimal potential to generate a nuisance, is of "exceptional quality” for this purpose, and if the generator of the material has a record of dutiful compliance with state environmental regulations.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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

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