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2011 Senate Bill 570: Allow certain log wall construction

Public Act 264 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Sen. Michael Green (R) on July 13, 2011, to explicitly allow residential construction containing log walls if they meet requirements specified in the bill, including minimum average thickness of 5 inches, comply with “International Code Council standard ICC 400-2007,” and the “area weighted average u-factor for fenestration products in the log walls is a maximum of 0.31”.
    • Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on July 13, 2011.
      • Reported in the Senate on May 8, 2012, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on May 23, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on May 23, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on May 23, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on June 6, 2012, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 108 to 1 in the House on June 13, 2012, to explicitly allow residential construction containing log walls if they meet requirements specified in the bill, including minimum average thickness of 5 inches, comply with “International Code Council standard ICC 400-2007,” and the “area weighted average u-factor for fenestration products in the log walls is a maximum of 0.31”.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 25, 2012.

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