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2006 House Bill 5641: Expand "wood harvester" truck license discount
Introduced by Rep. Tom Casperson (R) on February 7, 2006
To revise the definition of "wood harvester" in the law setting license fees for different classes of vehicle, so it would apply not just a person hauling logs or forest products, but also to hauling or transporting wood harvesting equipment (like feller-buncher machines, or logging road equipment including bulldozers). The law sets lower registration fees for farmers and wood harvesters.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Transportation Committee on February 7, 2006
Reported in the House on February 28, 2006
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Tom Casperson (R) on March 9, 2006
To clarify that the bill's definition of "wood harvestor" means loggers, not landscapers. Also, clarify that the bulldozers and other road equipment specified by the bill must be in the process of being hauled to a place wheter they will build or maintain logging roads.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 9, 2006
Amendment offered by Rep. Paul Condino (D) on March 9, 2006
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4811, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4811 would repeal Michigan's ban on suing the maker of prescription drugs that have been approved by the FDA, unless there was fraud involved.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 9, 2006
Received in the Senate on March 15, 2006
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on March 15, 2006