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2013 Senate Bill 332: Exempt “natural fertilizer” from phosphate content restrictions

Public Act 151 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Sen. John Moolenaar (R) on April 30, 2013, to exempt “natural fertilizer” from restrictions imposed by a 2010 law restricting spreading a fertilizer containing more than 0.5 percent of the plant nutrient “available phosphate” (p2o5) on a lawn, golf course or other grass.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • Referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on April 30, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 18, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    1. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on September 12, 2013, to exempt “natural fertilizer” from restrictions imposed by a 2010 law restricting spreading a fertilizer containing more than 0.5 percent of the plant nutrient “available phosphate” (p2o5) on a lawn, golf course or other grass.
      See who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  2. Received in the House on September 12, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Agriculture Committee on September 12, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on October 9, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on October 16, 2013.
      1. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on October 16, 2013.
    1. Passed 102 to 6 in the House on October 17, 2013, to exempt “natural fertilizer” from restrictions imposed by a 2010 law restricting spreading a fertilizer containing more than 0.5 percent of the plant nutrient “available phosphate” (p2o5) on a lawn, golf course or other grass.
      See who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  3. Received in the Senate on October 22, 2013.
    • Substitute offered by Sen. John Moolenaar (R) on October 22, 2013.
      1. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 22, 2013.
    1. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on October 22, 2013.
      See who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  4. Received in the House on October 22, 2013.
    1. Passed 103 to 4 in the House on October 23, 2013, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
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  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on November 5, 2013.

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