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2017 House Bill 5095: Adopt Coast Guard ballast water discharge permit standards
Introduced by Rep. Dan Lauwers (R) on October 12, 2017 To adopt the U.S. Coast Guard standards for ballast water discharges from oceangoing vessels. Michigan adopted its own standards in 2006, which was before the Coast Guard finalized theirs in 2012.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Commerce and Trade Committee on October 12, 2017
Reported in the House on October 31, 2017 With the recommendation that the amendments be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the House on November 2, 2017 To establish that if the director of the state Department of Environmental Quality determines that any future changes in the Coast Guard standards are less protective of Great Lakes waters, vessels would have to abide by the previous standards.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on November 2, 2017
Passed 66 to 42 in the House on November 2, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To adopt the U.S. Coast Guard standards for ballast water discharges from oceangoing vessels. Michigan adopted its own standards in 2006, which was before the Coast Guard finalized theirs in 2012.
Received in the Senate on November 7, 2017
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources Committee on November 7, 2017
Reported in the Senate on November 9, 2017 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 25 to 11 in the Senate on November 9, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To adopt the U.S. Coast Guard standards for ballast water discharges from oceangoing vessels. Michigan adopted its own standards in 2006, which was before the Coast Guard finalized theirs in 2012.

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