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2005 House Bill 5176: Ban Canadian waste imports if Congress allows

Public Act 57 of 2006

Introduced by Rep. Daniel Acciavatti (R) on September 13, 2005
To prohibit the disposal in Michigan landfills of solid waste from Canada if Congress passes a law authorizing states to ban such imports. Under current federal law and international treaties (NAFTA), states may not prohibit solid waste imported from other states or Canada.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Natural Resources, Great Lakes, Land Use, and Environment Committee on September 13, 2005
Reported in the House on September 15, 2005
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on September 21, 2005
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 September 21, 2005
Amendment offered by Rep. Kathleen Law (D) on September 21, 2005
To impose a $7.50 per ton tipping fee for all solid waste deposited in Michigan landfills if Congress does not pass the legislation this bill is predicated on, with the money being used to promote and pay for recycling programs.
The amendment failed 46 to 57 in the House on September 21, 2005.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Rep. Herb Kehrl (D) on September 21, 2005
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4760, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4760 would extend until 2010 a moratorium on permits for new landfills. Under current law the moratorium will expire after 2005.
The amendment failed 50 to 57 in the House on September 21, 2005.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Received in the Senate on September 22, 2005
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs Committee on September 22, 2005
Reported in the Senate on November 3, 2005
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on November 30, 2005
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that would not abrogate current contracts between landfills and out-of-state entities, but these could not be renewed.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 30, 2005
Amendment offered by Sen. Liz Brater (D) on December 1, 2005
To tie-bar the bill to Senate Bill 256, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. SB 256 would impose a $6 per ton solid waste disposal surcharge on solid waste placed in Michigan landfills.
The amendment failed 10 to 25 in the Senate on December 1, 2005.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Sen. Liz Brater (D) on December 1, 2005
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4760, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4760 would extend until 2010 a moratorium on permits for new landfills.
The amendment failed 12 to 23 in the Senate on December 1, 2005.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To prohibit the disposal in Michigan landfills of solid waste from Canada if Congress passes a law authorizing states to ban such imports. Under current federal law and international treaties (NAFTA), states may not prohibit solid waste imported from other states or Canada. Current contracts between landfills and out-of-state entities would not be abrogated, but could not be renewed.
Received in the House on December 1, 2005
Received in the Senate on March 1, 2006
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Beverly Hammerstrom (R) on March 1, 2006
The vote by which the bill was passed.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 1, 2006
Amendment offered by Sen. Ken Sikkema (R) on March 1, 2006
To abrogate current contracts between landfills and out-of-state entities should Congress give states the authority to ban Canadian garbage.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 1, 2006
To adopt a version of the bill that would abrogate current contracts between landfills and out-of-state entities should Congress give states the authority to ban Canadian garbage. Note: Under Article 1, section 10 of the Michigan Constitution, "No . . . law impairing the obligation of contract shall be enacted".
Received in the House on March 1, 2006
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill, which would abrogate current contracts between landfills and out-of-state entities should Congress give states the authority to ban Canadian garbage. Note: Under Article 1, section 10 of the Michigan Constitution, "No . . . law impairing the obligation of contract shall be enacted".
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on March 9, 2006

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