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2015 House Bill 5023: Establish more “dark sky preserves”

Public Act 11 of 2016

Introduced by Rep. Peter Pettalia (R) on October 27, 2015
To designate the Rockport State Recreation Area, Negwegon State Park, and Thompson's Harbor State Park as “dark sky preserves,” which means state authorities must restrict outdoor lighting to only that needed for safety, security, or reasonable use and enjoyment.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee on October 27, 2015
Reported in the House on October 28, 2015
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 88 to 18 in the House on November 10, 2015.
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(same description)
To designate the Rockport State Recreation Area, Negwegon State Park, and Thompson's Harbor State Park as “dark sky preserves,” which means state authorities must restrict outdoor lighting to only that needed for safety, security, or reasonable use and enjoyment.
Received in the Senate on December 1, 2015
Referred to the Senate Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Committee on December 1, 2015
Reported in the Senate on January 21, 2016
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on February 3, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To designate the Rockport State Recreation Area, Negwegon State Park, and Thompson's Harbor State Park as “dark sky preserves,” which means state authorities must restrict outdoor lighting to only that needed for safety, security, or reasonable use and enjoyment.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on February 16, 2016

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