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2015 House Bill 4604: Authorize government erosion control permit exemptions

Public Act 2 of 2015

Introduced by Rep. Brett Roberts (R) on May 14, 2015
To exempt certain routine agricultural practices from the mandate to obtain a government erosion control permit, if the activity would not cause soil to erode into lakes and streams. The exemption would apply to fenceline work, removing trees, shrubs and roots, and installing drainage tiles, irrigation or electric lines.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Agriculture Committee on May 14, 2015
Reported in the House on September 9, 2015
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the Senate on September 24, 2015
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources Committee on September 24, 2015
Reported in the Senate on December 10, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the House on December 16, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Bill LaVoy (D) on January 13, 2015
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on January 13, 2015
Passed 64 to 43 in the House on January 13, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 26, 2016

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