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. Official Text and Analysis.
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