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2013 House Bill 4768: Restrict DEQ groundwater discharge sodium limits

Public Act 180 of 2013

Introduced by Rep. Hugh Crawford (R) on May 23, 2013 To prohibit the Department of Environmental Quality from imposing limitations on the amount of sodium in groundwater discharges allowed under state water pollution regulations.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on May 23, 2013
Reported in the House on June 4, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 6, 2013 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details; this was rejected in favor of a substitute that broadens the scope of the proposed regulation ban.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on June 6, 2013
Substitute offered by Rep. Hugh Crawford (R) on June 6, 2013 To clarify that the prohibition would apply to rules promulgated under any state environmental law.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 6, 2013
Passed 65 to 43 in the House on June 11, 2013 (same description)
To prohibit the Department of Environmental Quality from imposing limitations on the amount of sodium in groundwater discharges allowed under state water pollution regulations.
Received in the Senate on June 12, 2013
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources, Environment & Great Lakes Committee on June 12, 2013
Reported in the Senate on November 5, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on November 7, 2013 To adopt a version of the bill that does allow the DEQ to restrict these discharges above a specified level.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 7, 2013
Passed 26 to 12 in the Senate on November 12, 2013 To restrict the Department of Environmental Quality from imposing limitations beyond a level specified in the bill on the amount of sodium in groundwater discharges that allowed under state water pollution regulations.
Received in the House on November 12, 2013
Passed 65 to 45 in the House on November 13, 2013 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill, which limit rather than prohibits DEQ imposing new restriction in this area.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on November 26, 2013

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