Michigan Legislation Update, Senate Bill Package 1155-1158

On Tuesday each of the bills were moved to a second reading:

The Committee on Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation, by Rep. Foster, Chair, reported
Senate Bill No. 1155, entitled
A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “Natural resources and environmental protection act,” by amending sections 5201, 5202, 5203, and 5204 (MCL 324.5201, 324.5202, 324.5203, and 324.5204), section 5201 as amended by 2005 PA 257, sections 5202 and 5203 as added by 2002 PA 397, and section 5204 as amended by 2010 PA 232, and by adding sections 5204e and 5204f.
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

Favorable Roll Call
To Report Out:
Yeas: Reps. Foster, Huuki, Wayne Schmidt, Damrow, Hughes, Johnson, Pettalia, Haugh, Stapleton, Bledsoe and Slavens
Nays: None

The Committee on Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation, by Rep. Foster, Chair, reported
Senate Bill No. 1156, entitled
A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “Natural resources and environmental protection act,” by amending sections 5301 and 5303 (MCL 324.5301 and 324.5303), section 5301 as amended by 2005 PA 255 and section 5303 as amended by 2002 PA 398; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

Favorable Roll Call
To Report Out:
Yeas: Reps. Foster, Huuki, Wayne Schmidt, Damrow, Hughes, Johnson, Pettalia, Haugh, Stapleton, Bledsoe and Slavens
Nays: None

The Committee on Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation, by Rep. Foster, Chair, reported
Senate Bill No. 1157, entitled
A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “Natural resources and environmental protection act,” by amending sections 5402 and 5406 (MCL 324.5402 and 324.5406), as added by 1997 PA 26.
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

Favorable Roll Call
To Report Out:
Yeas: Reps. Foster, Huuki, Wayne Schmidt, Damrow, Hughes, Johnson, Pettalia, Haugh, Stapleton, Bledsoe and Slavens
Nays: None
The Committee on Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation, by Rep. Foster, Chair, reported
Senate Bill No. 1158, entitled
A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “Natural resources and environmental protection act,” by amending section 19708 (MCL 324.19708), as amended by 2010 PA 232.
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

Favorable Roll Call
To Report Out:
Yeas: Reps. Foster, Huuki, Wayne Schmidt, Damrow, Hughes, Johnson, Pettalia, Haugh, Stapleton, Bledsoe and Slavens
Nays: None

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT
The following report, submitted by Rep. Foster, Chair, of the Committee on Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation, was received and read:
Meeting held on: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Present: Reps. Foster, Huuki, Wayne Schmidt, Damrow, Hughes, Johnson, Pettalia, Haugh, Stapleton, Bledsoe and Slavens
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A meeting has just been scheduled for next Tuesday (11/27), agenda is to include the public works financing bills discussed in our last post:

DATE: 11/27/2012
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE: Room 307 House Office Building, Lansing, MI

AGENDA:
SB 1155    (Sen. Kowall)    Water; quality; strategic water quality initiatives fund; modify grant and loan programs.
SB 1156    (Sen. Proos)    Water; quality; state water pollution control revolving fund; modify definition of disadvantaged community to be eligible for clean water assistance.
SB 1157    (Sen. Pavlov)    Water; quality; safe drinking water revolving fund; revise designation of disadvantaged community and modify points awarded for funding priorities.
SB 1158    (Sen. Hildenbrand)    Water; quality; transfer of money from the Great Lakes water quality bond fund; modify distributions.

HB 5897    (Rep. Stamas)    Natural resources; wetlands; permit exemptions for wetlands and inland lakes and streams; revise, and require more information from department justifying denial of any part 13 permits.

HB 5544    (Rep. Foster)    Crimes; weapons; prohibitions against carrying certain weapons; revise.

HB 5883    (Rep. Johnson)    Natural resources; fishing; netting of fish; allow department of natural resources to issue order.

SB 939    (Sen. Meekhof)    Environmental protection; permits; environmental leader program; establish in statute and provide incentives.

SB 940    (Sen. Proos)    State financing and management; purchasing; priority consideration; grant to companies in environmental leaders program.

SB 941    (Sen. Casperson)    Environmental protection; solid waste; public health code; make parts concerning medical waste and radiation control subject to environmental leaders program.

SB 942    (Sen. Green)    Environmental protection; other; safe drinking water act; make subject to environmental leaders program.

SB 1031    (Sen. Casperson)    Natural resources; forests; provision related to use of municipal forest property; expand to allow recreational activities on property.

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Michigan Legislation Update, Senate Bill Package 1155-1158

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