Passed 30 to 8 in the Senate on August 17, 2010, to streamline the regulations, procedures, reporting and inspection requirements, definitions, etcetera for cleanups of hazardous materials that exist on a property or are spilled. In general, rather than requiring the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to promulgate generic rules for all cleanups, this and Senate Bills 1345 to 1349 would instead determine the adequacy of a given cleanup on a case-by-case basis. The package would also diminish certain DNRE rulemaking authority, and establish that that a "guideline, bulletin, interpretative statement or operational memorandum" issued by the department would not have the force of law. Note: Provisions in the original version banning environmental cleanup standards more stringent than federal law no longer remain.
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The vote was 30 in favor, 8 against, and 0 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 381)
Ban environmental cleanup standards more stringent than federal
|Barcia (D)||Basham (D)||Cherry (D)||Clarke (D)||Gleason (D)|
|Hunter (D)||Prusi (D)||Thomas (D)|
|Allen (R)||Birkholz (R)||Bishop (R)||Brown (R)||Cassis (R)|
|Cropsey (R)||Garcia (R)||George (R)||Gilbert (R)||Hardiman (R)|
|Jansen (R)||Jelinek (R)||Kahn (R)||Kuipers (R)||McManus (R)|
|Nofs (R)||Pappageorge (R)||Patterson (R)||Richardville (R)||Sanborn (R)|
|Stamas (R)||Van Woerkom (R)|
|Anderson (D)||Brater (D)||Clark-Coleman (D)||Jacobs (D)||Olshove (D)|
|Scott (D)||Switalski (D)||Whitmer (D)|
SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES
|Y Allen (R)||n Anderson (D)||Y Barcia (D)||Y Basham (D)||Y Birkholz (R)|
|Y Bishop (R)||n Brater (D)||Y Brown (R)||Y Cassis (R)||Y Cherry (D)|
|n Clark-Coleman (D)||Y Clarke (D)||Y Cropsey (R)||Y Garcia (R)||Y George (R)|
|Y Gilbert (R)||Y Gleason (D)||Y Hardiman (R)||Y Hunter (D)||n Jacobs (D)|
|Y Jansen (R)||Y Jelinek (R)||Y Kahn (R)||Y Kuipers (R)||Y McManus (R)|
|Y Nofs (R)||n Olshove (D)||Y Pappageorge (R)||Y Patterson (R)||Y Prusi (D)|
|Y Richardville (R)||Y Sanborn (R)||n Scott (D)||Y Stamas (R)||n Switalski (D)|
|Y Thomas (D)||Y Van Woerkom (R)||n Whitmer (D)|
Senate Roll Call 381 on 2009 Senate Bill 437
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In the interest of informed discussion …
Consider what the Michigan Constitution says about our
natural resources (today lumped under the term, “environment”).
§ 52 Natural resources; conservation, pollution, impairment,
The conservation and development of the natural resources of
the state are hereby declared to be of paramount public concern in the interest
of the health, safety and general welfare of the people. The legislature shall
provide for the protection of the air, water and other natural resources of the
state from pollution, impairment and destruction.[/quote]
The wording in Sec 52 is unambiguous as to what the legislature’s
obligation is in the realm of “environmental” protection.