2013 Senate Bill 163

Senate Roll Call 213: Passed

To expand certain exemptions to a state wetland permit mandate, increase some wetland permit fees and reduce others, require permit denials to document their rationale and authority, authorize grants to local governments to create “wetland mitigation banks,” slightly reduce regulatory burdens imposed on county drain commission activities, slightly increase the state's burden to justify restrictions on an owner's use of his or her property, prohibit the Department of Environmental Quality from imposing regulations that beyond the scope of those required by federal law, and make other changes to these land use restrictions.

25 Yeas / 12 Nays
Republican (24 Yeas / 2 Nays)
Democrat (1 Yea / 10 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (1)