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2002 House Bill 5892

Public Act 397 of 2002

Introduced by Rep. Tom Meyer R- on April 11, 2002
To establish the implementing language for the $1 billion sewer infrastructure bond proposed by House Bill 4625. The fund would receive the proceeds from the bond sale, and would transfer them to the state water pollution control revolving fund for disbursement to projects to prevent discharges of untreated or improperly treated sewage. See also House Bill 5893.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on April 11, 2002
Substitute offered by Rep. Jason Allen R- on April 25, 2002
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that would establish a new “Strategic Water Quality Initiative” program administered by Department of Environmental Quality that would make loans to communities for improvements to existing sewer systems, to upgrade failing septic systems, and other similar purposes. The substitute would place 10% of the proceeds of the $1 billion sewer infrastructure bond proposed by House Bill 4625 into this program, and 90 percent into the State Revolving Loan Fund.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2002
Received in the Senate on April 25, 2002
To establish the implementing language for the $1 billion sewer infrastructure bond proposed by House Bill 4625. 90 percent of the borrowed money would go to the state water pollution control revolving fund for disbursement to projects to prevent discharges of untreated or improperly treated sewage. The remaining ten percent would go to into a “Strategic Water Quality Initiative” program administered by Department of Environmental Quality that would make low interest loans to communities for improvements to existing sewer systems, to upgrade failing septic systems, and other similar purposes. See also House Bill 5893.
Substitute offered in the Senate on May 21, 2002
To replace the previous version of the bill with a version recommended by the committee which reported it, amended to establish that no payments on the bonds be required until the end of the next fiscal year (for which a state budget revenue shortfall of several hundred million dollars is projected).
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 21, 2002
Received in the House on May 22, 2002
Signed by Gov. John Engler on May 29, 2002

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