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2007 Senate Bill 632: Expand allowable prison labor sales

Public Act 102 of 2007

Introduced by Sen. Jason Allen (R) on June 28, 2007
To allow the sale to private parties or businesses of “cut-and-sewn textiles” created by prison labor, if there is no private business in the state making the same or similar products. Under current law, the “Michigan Prison Industries” entity may only sell prisoner-made products to governments or non-profit organizations.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 28, 2007
Amendment offered in the Senate on September 18, 2007
To revise the proposed exception prohibiting prison sales if no private business in the state makes similar products so that is instead applies to products that are "comparable in style".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 18, 2007
To allow the sale to private parties or businesses of “cut-and-sewn textiles” created by prison labor, if there is no private business in the state making the same products or ones "similar in style." Under current law, the “Michigan Prison Industries” entity may only sell prisoner-made products to governments or non-profit organizations.
Received in the House on September 18, 2007
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on September 18, 2007
Substitute offered by Rep. Steve Tobocman (D) on September 30, 2007
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that specifies that the bill only applies if same product, or one that is comparable in style, is not manufactured by a private business in Michigan.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 30, 2007
Received in the Senate on September 30, 2007
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on October 1, 2007

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