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2013 Senate Bill 481: Repeal licensure mandate on foresters
  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. Passed 24 to 14 in the Senate on May 13, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. Passed 57 to 53 in the House on June 12, 2014, 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 2, 2014.
  6. Received in the Senate on September 9, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on September 9, 2014.

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