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2001 Senate Bill 152

Public Act 114 of 2001

  1. Introduced by Sen. Ken Sikkema (R) on February 7, 2001, to prohibit any new state grants, loans, or awards administered by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) from going to the owners, operators, or companies that contract with any ship not on a list to be compiled by the department of vessels complying with certain specified ballast water management practices devised by industry groups. The legislation is an attempt to address, within the constraints of international treaties and the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution, the problem of new aquatic nuisance species being introduced into the Great Lakes via ballast water discharged from cargo ships traveling from the oceans to the lakes.
    • Referred to the Senate Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs Committee on February 7, 2001.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on May 22, 2001, to adopt a version of the bill recommended by the committee which reported it to the full Senate. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 22, 2001.
  2. Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on May 23, 2001, to prohibit any new grants, loans, or awards administered by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) from going to the owners, operators, or companies that contract with any ship not on a list to be compiled by the department of vessels complying with certain specified ballast water management practices devised by industry groups. The legislation is an attempt to address, within the constraints of international treaties and the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution, the problem of new aquatic nuisance species being introduced into the Great Lakes via ballast water discharged from cargo ships traveling from the oceans to the lakes.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on May 23, 2001, to prohibit any new grants, loans, or awards administered by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) from going to the owners, operators, or companies that contract with any ship not on a list to be compiled by the department of vessels complying with certain specified ballast water management practices devised by industry groups. The legislation is an attempt to address, within the constraints of international treaties and the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution, the problem of new aquatic nuisance species being introduced into the Great Lakes via ballast water discharged from cargo ships traveling from the oceans to the lakes.
    • Substitute offered in the House on June 14, 2001, to adopt a version of the bill recommended by the committee which reported it to the full House. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 14, 2001.
  4. Passed 105 to 0 in the House on June 19, 2001, to prohibit any new state grants, loans, or awards administered by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) from going to the owners, operators, or companies that contract with any ship not on a list to be compiled by the department of vessels complying with certain specified ballast water management practices devised by industry groups. The legislation is an attempt to address, within the constraints of international treaties and the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution, the problem of new aquatic nuisance species being introduced into the Great Lakes via ballast water discharged from cargo ships traveling from the oceans to the lakes.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on June 19, 2001, to prohibit any new state grants, loans, or awards administered by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) from going to the owners, operators, or companies that contract with any ship not on a list to be compiled by the department of vessels complying with certain specified ballast water management practices devised by industry groups. The legislation is an attempt to address, within the constraints of international treaties and the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution, the problem of new aquatic nuisance species being introduced into the Great Lakes via ballast water discharged from cargo ships traveling from the oceans to the lakes.
  6. Passed 33 to 0 in the Senate on July 10, 2001, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. John Engler on August 6, 2001.

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