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2009 House Bill 5222: Eliminate a “groundwater dispute resolution program”

Public Act 176 of 2009

Introduced by Rep. Doug Bennett (D) on August 4, 2009
To eliminate a “groundwater dispute resolution program” legislated in 2003 that authorized $1,000 per day fines and gave the Department of Environmental Quality expanded powers in this area.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on August 4, 2009
Reported in the House on September 2, 2009
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. John Espinoza (D) on September 15, 2009
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on September 15, 2009
Received in the Senate on September 16, 2009
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs Committee on September 16, 2009
Reported in the Senate on September 23, 2009
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 15, 2009

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