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2011 Senate Bill 46: Allow ethanol plants on land zoned “agricultural”

Public Act 97 of 2011

Introduced by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on January 20, 2011
To establish that small ethanol producing plants may be placed on property zoned for agricultural use, and establish regulations for allowing larger plants.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on January 20, 2011
Reported in the Senate on March 22, 2011
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-7) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on March 24, 2011
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 Senate on March 24, 2011
Received in the House on April 12, 2011
Referred to the House Agriculture Committee on April 12, 2011
Reported in the House on June 22, 2011
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 19, 2011