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2009 House Bill 5368: Restrict phosphorous fertilizer

Public Act 299 of 2010

Introduced by Rep. Terry Brown (D) on September 15, 2009
To prohibit (with certain specified exceptions) spreading a fertilizer containing more than 0.5 percent of the plant nutrient “available phosphate” (p2o5) on a lawn, golf course or other grass. Also, to require “containment procedures” if such fertilizers are spread on an impervious surface.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Great Lakes and Environment Committee on September 15, 2009
Reported in the House on November 12, 2009
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Arlan Meekhof (R) on September 23, 2010
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises various details, but does not change its substance. This version was subsequently superseded by another substitute with more changes.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on September 23, 2010
Substitute offered by Rep. Terry Brown (D) on September 23, 2010
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 23, 2010
Amendment offered by Rep. Terry Brown (D) on September 23, 2010
To back up the effective date of the proposed restrictions, and impose certain standards on the soil tests and testers required by the bill.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on September 23, 2010
Received in the Senate on September 28, 2010
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs Committee on September 28, 2010
Reported in the Senate on November 10, 2010
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on December 1, 2010
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that would allow use as grass fertilizer of a finished sewage sludge product, organic manure, or manipulated manure, subject to certain conditions.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 1, 2010
Passed 32 to 1 in the Senate on December 2, 2010.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To prohibit (with certain specified exceptions) spreading a fertilizer containing more than 0.5 percent of the plant nutrient “available phosphate” (p2o5) on a lawn, golf course or other grass. Also, to allow the use as grass fertilizer of a finished sewage sludge product, organic manure, or manipulated manure, subject to certain conditions.
Received in the House on December 2, 2010
Passed 63 to 37 in the House on December 2, 2010.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill, which also would allow the use as grass fertilizer of a finished sewage sludge product, organic manure, or manipulated manure, subject to certain conditions.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 16, 2010

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