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2013 Senate Bill 29: Mandate “bittering agents” in antifreeze
  1. Introduced by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on January 16, 2013, to mandate that antifreeze engine coolant sold at retail in Michigan must have a “bittering agent” added to make it unpalatable to children, dogs and other animals (who are attracted by the sweet taste of antifreeze, a deadly poison).
    • Referred to the Senate Economic Development Committee on January 16, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on February 26, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on May 1, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on May 1, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on May 1, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on March 11, 2014, with the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.