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2013 Senate Bill 481: Repeal licensure mandate on foresters
Introduced by Sen. Mark Jansen (R) on September 11, 2013 To repeal a licensure mandate imposed on foresters, and eliminate a state "Board of Foresters" comprised political appointees who establish educational and experience requirements for forresters.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on September 11, 2013
Reported in the Senate on October 15, 2013 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Sen. Tory Rocca (R) on May 13, 2014 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 13, 2014
Passed 24 to 14 in the Senate on May 13, 2014 (same description)
To repeal a licensure mandate imposed on foresters, and eliminate a state "Board of Foresters" comprised political appointees who establish educational and experience requirements for forresters.
Received in the House on May 13, 2014
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on May 13, 2014
Reported in the House on June 10, 2014 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 57 to 53 in the House on June 12, 2014 (same description)
To repeal a licensure mandate imposed on foresters, and eliminate a state "Board of Foresters" comprised political appointees who establish educational and experience requirements for forresters.
Vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 2, 2014
Received in the Senate on September 9, 2014
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on September 9, 2014

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