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

Public Act 151 of 2013

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.   Official 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.
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on September 12, 2013 (same description)
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.
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
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on October 16, 2013
Passed 102 to 6 in the House on October 17, 2013 (same description)
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.
Received in the Senate on October 22, 2013
Substitute offered by Sen. John Moolenaar (R) on October 22, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 22, 2013
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on October 22, 2013
Received in the House on October 22, 2013
Passed 103 to 4 in the House on October 23, 2013 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on November 5, 2013

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