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2014 Senate Bill 891: Revise hazardous waste cleanup regulations, procedures and definitions

Public Act 542 of 2014

Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on March 27, 2014
To revise a number of procedures and definitions in the state’s law on hazardous waste cleanups, which would generally streamline operation of the law and make it more accommodating to various types of properties, situations and circumstances. Among other things, the bill would recognize that when contaminated property (a “facility”) is split or subdivided, new parcels created by the split that are not contaminated would no longer be subject to restrictions that applied to the original parcel.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources, Environment & Great Lakes Committee on March 27, 2014
Reported in the Senate on June 10, 2014
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on June 11, 2014
To expand the scope of some provisions in the bill and narrow others, with the general effect of making (or leaving) the law more specific and prescriptive regarding clean up actions.
The amendment failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on June 12, 2014.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on June 12, 2014
To expand the scope of some provisions in the bill and narrow others, with the general effect of making (or leaving) the law more specific and prescriptive regarding clean up actions.
The amendment failed 15 to 23 in the Senate on June 12, 2014.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Received in the House on June 12, 2014
Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on June 12, 2014
Reported in the House on December 2, 2014
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Gretchen Driskell (D) on December 11, 2014
To expand the scope of some provisions in the bill and narrow others, with the general effect of making (or leaving) the law more specific and prescriptive regarding clean up actions. Among other things this would revise and expand the definition of "residential property" used in various clean up requirements.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 11, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Jeff Irwin (D) on December 11, 2014
To mandate monitoring in all plans that address aquifer contamination.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 11, 2014
Received in the Senate on December 17, 2014
Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate on December 17, 2014.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 10, 2015

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