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2015 Senate Bill 637: Expand grass seed seller regulations

Public Act 166 of 2016

Introduced by Sen. Joe Hune (R) on December 3, 2015
To revise details of a 1965 law that imposes a testing and labeling mandate on grass seed sellers. The bill would require cool season lawn and turf seed mixtures to include a "sell by" date, and ban selling them if a state-mandated germination test was more than 15 months earlier.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on December 3, 2015
Reported in the Senate on April 19, 2016
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on April 20, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To revise details of a 1965 law that imposes a testing and labeling mandate on grass seed sellers. The bill would require cool season lawn and turf seed mixtures to include a "sell by" date, and ban selling them if a state-mandated germination test was more than 15 months earlier.
Received in the House on April 20, 2016
Referred to the House Agriculture Committee on April 20, 2016
Reported in the House on May 4, 2016
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 99 to 9 in the House on May 12, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To revise details of a 1965 law that imposes a testing and labeling mandate on grass seed sellers. The bill would require cool season lawn and turf seed mixtures to include a "sell by" date, and ban selling them if a state-mandated germination test was more than 15 months earlier.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 8, 2016

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