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.