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2013 Senate Bill 56: Expand forest property tax breaks

Public Act 45 of 2013

Introduced by Sen. Darwin Booher (R) on January 16, 2013
To expand the powers and duties of the 79 government “conservation district” authorities in the state, among other things giving them a role in granting the property tax breaks for forestland owners which Senate Bill 51 would expand and modify.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources, Environment & Great Lakes Committee on January 16, 2013
Reported in the Senate on February 5, 2013
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 7, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 7, 2013
Received in the House on February 12, 2013
Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on February 12, 2013
Reported in the House on March 6, 2013
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Peter Pettalia (R) on May 22, 2013
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 House on May 22, 2013
Received in the Senate on May 28, 2013
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 5, 2013