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2001 House Bill 5118

Public Act 148 of 2002

Introduced by Rep. Scott Shackleton (R) on October 2, 2001 To prohibit slant drilling for oil or gas beneath Great Lakes unless a state energy emergency has been declared by the governor or continued by the legislature.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Committee on October 2, 2001
Amendment offered by Rep. William Callahan (D) on January 24, 2002 To require that the wellheads for any drilling permitted under the bill be at least 1,500 feet from the shoreline.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on January 24, 2002
Amendment offered by Rep. Joanne Voorhees (R) on January 24, 2002 To add a "sunset clause" that would make the drilling ban in the bill expire in October, 2003.
The amendment failed 17 to 87 in the House on January 24, 2002.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Substitute offered by Rep. Barb Vander Veen (R) on January 24, 2002 To replace the previous version of the bill with a version recommended by the committee which reported it. The substitute requires that an energy emergency that would allow slant drilling must be declared by the House and Senate in a Concurrent Resolution. As introduced, the bill authorized the governor to declare the emergency.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on January 24, 2002
Amendment offered by Rep. William Callahan (D) on January 24, 2002 To establish March 1, 2002 as the date the bill goes into effect.
The amendment passed 92 to 11 in the House on January 24, 2002.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Rep. Scott Shackleton (R) on January 24, 2002 To clarify a technical definition in the bill related to exactly what drilling would be permitted in the event of an energy emergency.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on January 24, 2002
Amendment offered by Rep. Barb Vander Veen (R) on January 24, 2002 To establish explicitly that drilling leases held by a person prior to the date the bill goes into effect would still be valid.
The amendment failed 21 to 82 in the House on January 24, 2002.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Passed 98 to 7 in the House on January 24, 2002.
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(same description)
To prohibit slant drilling for oil or gas beneath Great Lakes unless a state energy emergency has been declared by the legislature.
Received in the Senate on January 24, 2002 To prohibit slant drilling for oil or gas beneath Great Lakes unless a state energy emergency has been declared by the legislature.
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 12, 2002 To use a consistent definition of "Great Lakes" throughout the bill.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 12, 2002
Passed 28 to 5 in the Senate on February 13, 2002.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To prohibit slant drilling for oil or gas beneath Great Lakes.
Received in the House on February 13, 2002 To prohibit slant drilling for oil or gas beneath Great Lakes.
Passed 98 to 8 in the House on March 19, 2002.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. John Engler on April 5, 2002

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