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2013 Senate Bill 444: Revise aquatic nuisance species control regulations

Public Act 253 of 2014

Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on June 20, 2013
To revise details of the law restricting and requiring permits for chemicals used to control aquatic nuisance species; increase the permit fees (by extending the sunset on their authorization); require annual permits to be approved by April 1 instead of May 1; and more.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources, Environment & Great Lakes Committee on June 20, 2013
Reported in the Senate on October 22, 2013
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on October 24, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 24, 2013
Substitute offered by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on April 23, 2014
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 23, 2014
To revise details of the law restricting and requiring permits for chemicals used to control aquatic nuisance species; increase the permit fees (by extending the sunset on their authorization); revise the duration of permits and make them transferable; and more.
Received in the House on April 23, 2014
Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on April 23, 2014
Reported in the House on June 3, 2014
With the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the House on June 10, 2014
To exempt from state regulations raking of unvegetated lake bottom lands by a riparian (lakeside) property owner.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 10, 2014
Received in the Senate on June 12, 2014
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 24, 2014

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