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2013 Senate Bill 163: Revise wetland use permit details

Public Act 98 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Sen. Michael Green (R) on February 6, 2013, to revise details of certain exemptions to a state wetland use permit mandate, increase certain wetland use permit fees and reduce others, require permit denials to document their rationale and authority, authorize grants to local governments to create “wetland mitigation banks,” slightly reduce regulatory burdens imposed on county drain commission activities, and make other changes to this private and public property regulatory regime.
    • Referred to the Senate Natural Resources, Environment & Great Lakes Committee on February 6, 2013, which reported a version that in some areas slightly increases the state's burden of justifying restrictions on an owner's use of his or her property.
      • Reported in the Senate on May 22, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on May 22, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 22, 2013.
    • Substitute offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on May 22, 2013, to adopt a version of the bill that makes fewer changes to this comprehensive regulatory regime, and ones that are in line with the preferences of the Democratic minority. The substitute failed 11 to 26 in the Senate on May 22, 2013.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  2. Passed 25 to 12 in the Senate on May 22, 2013, to expand certain exemptions to a state wetland permit mandate, increase some wetland permit fees and reduce others, require permit denials to document their rationale and authority, authorize grants to local governments to create “wetland mitigation banks,” slightly reduce regulatory burdens imposed on county drain commission activities, slightly increase the state's burden to justify restrictions on an owner's use of his or her property, prohibit the Department of Environmental Quality from imposing regulations that beyond the scope of those required by federal law, and make other changes to these land use restrictions.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on May 22, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on May 22, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on June 11, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on June 12, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Kevin Daley (R) on June 12, 2013. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2013.
  4. Passed 66 to 42 in the House on June 12, 2013, to expand certain exemptions to a state wetland permit mandate, increase some wetland permit fees and reduce others, require permit denials to document their rationale and authority, authorize grants to local governments to create “wetland mitigation banks,” slightly reduce regulatory burdens imposed on county drain commission activities, slightly increase the state's burden to justify restrictions on an owner's use of his or her property, prohibit the Department of Environmental Quality from imposing regulations that beyond the scope those required by federal law, and make other changes to these land use restrictions.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on June 13, 2013.
  6. Passed 25 to 12 in the Senate on June 13, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 2, 2013.

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