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2015 House Bill 4850: Give “biobased” product state purchasing preference

Public Act 376 of 2016

Introduced by Rep. Jason Sheppard (R) on September 9, 2015
To require the state to give preference in purchasing and procurement to “biobased” products. Contracts would have to be given to providers of equivalent “biobased” products. The bill was cosponsored by Republicans Triston Cole, Ben Glardon, Hank Vaupel, along with Democrats George Darany and Bill LaVoy.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight and Ethics Committee on September 9, 2015
Reported in the House on March 15, 2016
With the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Agriculture.
Referred to the House Agriculture Committee on March 15, 2016
Reported in the House on April 27, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 104 to 5 in the House on May 17, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To require the state to give preference in purchasing and procurement to “biobased” products. Contracts would have to be given to providers of equivalent “biobased” products.
Received in the Senate on May 18, 2016
Referred to the Senate Elections and Government Reform Committee on May 18, 2016
Referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on September 6, 2016
Reported in the Senate on December 6, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the House on December 7, 2016
Passed 101 to 6 in the House on December 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 December 21, 2016

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