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2017 Senate Bill 652: Create environmental rules review committee

Public Act 267 of 2018

Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on November 8, 2017
To create a state environmental rules review committee comprised of certain officials and representatives of specified interests including business, government and environmentalist groups, with the duty to oversee and make judgments on whether plans by the Department of Environmental Quality to promulgate and impose new rules meet certain specified criteria including reasonableness, and to propose revisions if they do not. The committee would be empowered to stop the DEQ from imposing a rule that did not meet the criteria.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources Committee on November 8, 2017
Reported in the Senate on December 7, 2017
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on January 25, 2018
To remove the proposed committee's power to halt new rules, and make revisions to the oversight process that would remain.
The amendment failed 13 to 24 in the Senate on January 25, 2018.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on January 25, 2018
To require voting members on the proposed oversight committee to be a resident of the state.
The amendment failed 17 to 20 in the Senate on January 25, 2018.
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Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate on January 25, 2018.
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(same description)
To create a state environmental rules review committee comprised of certain officials and representatives of specified interests including business, government and environmentalist groups, with the duty to oversee and make judgments on whether plans by the Department of Environmental Quality to promulgate and impose new rules meet certain specified criteria including reasonableness, and to propose revisions if they do not. The committee would be empowered to stop the DEQ from imposing a rule that did not meet the criteria.
Received in the House on January 25, 2018
Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on January 25, 2018
Reported in the House on April 11, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Michigan Competitiveness.
Referred to the House Michigan Competitiveness on April 11, 2018
Reported in the House on April 25, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Lee Chatfield (R) on May 22, 2018
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details related to committee appointments but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 22, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D) on May 22, 2018
To prohibit membership on the proposed panel by an individual who has been a lobbyist at any time during the past five years.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 22, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Tenisha Yancey (D) on May 22, 2018
To require members of the proposed appeals panel to be a resident of the state.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 22, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Stephanie Chang (D) on May 22, 2018
To tie-bar the bill to House Bills 4200 to 4201, and 4214 meaning this bill cannot become law unless those ones do also. Those bills expand the powers of state environmental regulators. Those bills would create environmental oversight committees empowered to hold public hearings and more on environmental permits and enforcement actions.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 22, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Erika Geiss (D) on May 22, 2018
To prohibit membership on the proposed panel by an individual who has been employed by a firm found to have violated an environmental regulation in the past five years.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 22, 2018
Passed 57 to 51 in the House on May 22, 2018.
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To create a state environmental rules review committee comprised of certain officials and representatives of specified interests including business, government and environmentalist groups, with the duty to oversee and make judgments on whether plans by the Department of Environmental Quality to promulgate and impose new rules meet certain specified criteria including reasonableness, and to propose revisions if they do not. Ultimately, the decision to promulgate a new rule would belong to the governor regardless of the committee's judgment.
Received in the Senate on May 29, 2018
Passed 25 to 11 in the Senate on June 12, 2018.
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To concur with the House-passed version of the bill, under which the governor has the final say on whether new environmental rules and regulations are imposed.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 28, 2018

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