Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on May 30, 2017
To authorize 50 year "bottomland" leases to owners of single-family homes on Great Lakes shorelines who want to create a private, non-commercial, recreational harbor formed by a breakwater. Owners would have to pay 1 percent of the state equalized property value in an up-front lump sum payment every 25 years. The money would go into a segregated account that pays for parts of the Department of Environmental Quality's operations. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources Committee on May 30, 2017
Reported in the Senate on June 15, 2017
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on September 6, 2017
To adopt a version of the bill that would instead authorize grants to remove breakwaters.