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2017 Senate Bill 363: Give road salt contracts to Detroit Salt Company, not the lowest bidder
Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on May 4, 2017
To allow the state to not buy products that are “mined” - meaning road salt purchased from the Detroit Salt Company - from lowest bidder. The bill would permit the state to pay up to 8 percent more for road salt from this company than the lowest bid from a non-Michigan vendor. Note: While Detroit Salt's mine is in Michigan, it is owned by a Canadian holding company.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Michigan Competitiveness Committee on May 4, 2017
Reported in the Senate on May 18, 2017
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the House on May 24, 2017
Referred to the House Commerce and Trade Committee on May 24, 2017