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2003 Senate Bill 790: Establish state recycling advisory council
  1. Introduced by Sen. Cameron Brown (R) on October 23, 2003, to establish a state "recycling advisory council," which would review existing programs and recommend to the legislature changes to the state's comprehensive recycling plan, including the provision of additional government subsidies.
    • Referred to the Senate Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs Committee on October 23, 2003.
    • Reported in the Senate on July 1, 2004, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on August 4, 2004, 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 Senate on August 4, 2004.
  2. Passed 22 to 13 in the Senate on August 4, 2004.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on August 4, 2004.
    • Referred to the House Land Use and Environment Committee on August 4, 2004.
      • Reported in the House on November 10, 2004, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on December 2, 2004, 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 December 2, 2004.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Stephen Ehardt (R) on December 2, 2004, to require that an administrator of a municipally owned landfill be a member of the recycling council. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 2, 2004.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Kathleen Law (D) on December 2, 2004, to tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4802, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. SB 172 would to expand the state bottle deposit law (“bottle bill”) to include all other carbonated and noncarbonated beverages except for dairy based products. The amendment failed 32 to 56 in the House on December 2, 2004.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Rep. Ruth Johnson (R) on December 2, 2004, to remove a requirement that the Department of Environmental Quality "shall" provide staff to the recycling council. Instead, the department "may" do so. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 2, 2004.
  4. Passed 57 to 38 in the House on December 2, 2004, to establish a state "recycling advisory council," which would review existing programs and recommend to the legislature changes to the state's comprehensive recycling plan, including the provision of additional government subsidies.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received by Sen. Jason Allen (R) on December 7, 2004.
  6. Passed 27 to 4 in the Senate on December 7, 2004, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Vetoed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 28, 2004.

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