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2013 House Bill 4874: Limit local protectionist septic waste facility restrictions

Public Act 546 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Ken Goike (R) on June 20, 2013 To restrict a local government's ability to mandate that septic tank servicers may only dispose of waste in a "receiving facility" in the same area as the property from which the waste was removed. The bill would also preempt local governments' authority to impose rules on application of septage waste to land that are stricter than state rules (although they could still ban this).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on June 20, 2013
Reported in the House on May 13, 2014 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Ken Goike (R) on June 4, 2014 To establish that if enacted the bill will go into effect 90 days afterwards.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 4, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Wayne Schmidt (R) on June 4, 2014 To exempt a Grand Traverse County septic waste receiving facility from the bill's restriction on local mandates that septic servicers may only dispose of waste in a "receiving facility" in the same area as the septic tank from this facilith is charging much higher prices than other facilities, and under current law property owners are not allowed to have their waste removed to a less costly facility.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 4, 2014
Passed 69 to 41 in the House on June 10, 2014 To restrict a local government's ability to mandate that septic tank servicers may only dispose of waste in a "receiving facility" in the same area as the property from which the waste was removed. This is said to protect a heavily indebted government facility in Grand Traverse County from losing business to less costly facilities. The bill would also limit local government rulemaking on applying septage waste to land.
Received in the Senate on June 11, 2014
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources, Environment & Great Lakes Committee on June 11, 2014
Reported in the Senate on November 12, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 17, 2014 To exclude the heavily indebted facility in Grand Traverse County from the bill's provisions.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 17, 2014
Passed 25 to 13 in the Senate on December 18, 2014 To restrict a local government's ability to mandate that septic tank servicers may only dispose of waste in a "receiving facility" in the same area as the property from which the waste was removed. A heavily indebted government facility in Grand Traverse County would be excluded. The bill would also limit local government rulemaking on applying septage waste to land.
Received in the House on December 18, 2014
Passed 72 to 38 in the House on December 18, 2014 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 10, 2015

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