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2013 Senate Bill 351: Clarify fertilizer use restrictions

Public Act 141 of 2013

Introduced by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on May 7, 2013 To clarify that use of fertilizers and other soil conditioners prior to a 1981 law, and which followed “generally accepted” agricultural and management practices at the time of use, does not constitute a “release” of hazardous substances in violation of state regulations, which could trigger extremely burdensome cleanup requirements.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on May 7, 2013
Reported in the Senate on June 18, 2013 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 27 to 10 in the Senate on September 12, 2013 (same description)
To clarify that use of fertilizers and other soil conditioners prior to a 1981 law, and which followed “generally accepted” agricultural and management practices at the time of use, does not constitute a “release” of hazardous substances in violation of state regulations, which could trigger extremely burdensome cleanup requirements.
Received in the House on September 12, 2013
Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on September 12, 2013
Reported in the House on September 24, 2013 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 94 to 14 in the House on October 3, 2013 (same description)
To clarify that use of fertilizers and other soil conditioners prior to a 1981 law, and which followed “generally accepted” agricultural and management practices at the time of use, does not constitute a “release” of hazardous substances in violation of state regulations, which could trigger extremely burdensome cleanup requirements.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 22, 2013

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