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