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2007 House Bill 4221: Levy landfill tipping tax
  1. Introduced by Rep. Kathleen Law (D) on February 7, 2007, to impose a $7.50 per ton tipping fee (tax) on all solid waste deposited in Michigan landfills, and use the money to promote and pay for recycling programs. Under House Bill 4222 most of the money would be distributed to local governments, mostly allocated on a per-capita basis, with some exceptions. Those municipalities that provide curbside recycling programs would get more money. This would increase an existing 21-cent per ton levy on garbage dumped in landfills.
    • Referred to the House Great Lakes and Environment Committee on February 7, 2007.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Kathleen Law (D) on April 17, 2007, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on April 17, 2007.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Martin Griffin (D) on April 17, 2007, to exempt municipal incinerators from the tax increase. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 17, 2007.
  2. Passed 56 to 53 in the House on April 17, 2007, to impose a $7.50 per ton tipping fee (tax) on all solid waste deposited in Michigan landfills. This would increase an existing 21-cent per ton levy on garbage dumped in landfills.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on April 19, 2007.
    • Referred to the Senate Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs Committee on April 19, 2007.

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