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It is important that water professionals stay apprised of the latest regulations and any proposed legislation that may impact how you do your job. The Association and the Michigan Section stay on top of the issues and provide updates as we can.

The Section also periodically published Position Statements to help clarify the position the Section takes on particular issues.

Utility members get special access to Utility Insider and other alerts from AWWA. Visit the Utility Insider archive on www.awwa.org to see what's been happening at the federal level recently.

Draft Rule Changes
Impacting Water Professionals

The LCR page now has the final Lead and Copper Rule. (members only - login required).

 

Proposed Michigan Legislation
Impacting Water Professionals

This is a working list of legislative activity being monitored by the Section's Government Affairs Council as of June 22.

Michigan's Legislators are now on summer recess. If you have updated information or have questions on any of the below bills, please email the Chair.

 

BILL

SPONSOR

SUMMARY

STATUS  

POSITION

SB157

Jones

Requires use of state materials for use of state funds in water supply and wastewater projects.

03/23/17 REFERRED TO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE W/ SUB S-2

AGAINST
SB652 Casperson  Makes changes to the Administrative Procedures Act by creating an Environmental Rules Review Committee. 06/12/18 HOUSE SUB H-4 CONCURRED IN
06/12/18 ROLL CALL #532 YEAS 25 NAYS 11 EXCUSED 1
06/12/18 GIVEN IMMEDIATE EFFECT
06/12/18 TITLE AMENDMENT AGREE TO
06/12/18 ORDERED ENROLLED
 
SB653  Booher Makes changes to the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act by establishing a permit appeal panel within the Department of Environmental Quality. 06/12/18 HOUSE SUB H-5 CONCURRED IN
06/12/18 ROLL CALL #533 YEAS 25 NAYS 11 EXCUSED 1
06/12/18 GIVEN IMMEDIATE EFFECT
06/12/18 TITLE AMENDMENT AGREE TO
06/12/18 ORDERED ENROLLED
CONCERNS
SB654 Robertson Makes changes to the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act to create an Environmental Science Advisory Board. 06/12/18 HOUSE SUB H-1 CONCURRED IN
06/12/18 ROLL CALL #534 YEAS 25 NAYS 11 EXCUSED 1
06/12/18 GIVEN IMMEDIATE EFFECT
06/12/18 TITLE AMENDMENT AGREE TO
06/12/18 ORDERED ENROLLED
 

SB756

Knollenberg

Sets up regulations for the creation of stormwater management utilities by local units of government.

03/21/18 REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES

SUPPORT

SB790

Stamas

Prescribes powers and duties of certain providers of water and sewage services in the state and requires certain reports to be filed with the Department of Health and Human Services

01/30/18 TO GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

 

SB848 Hildenbrand Provides omnibus budget appropriations for fiscal year 2018-19 6/21/18 ASSIGNED PA 207'18 W/ IMMEDIATE EFFECT

SB854

Green

Provides appropriations for the Department of Environmental Quality for fiscal year 2018-19

6/12/18 FOR FINAL DISPOSITION OF BUDGET SEE SB848

 

HB4100

McCready

Provides for municipal stormwater utilities and authorizes fee.

01/26/17 To Local Government

SUPPORT

HB4179

Hughes

Authorizes the use of the safe drinking water revolving fund for replacing lead or galvanized service lines.

02/08/17 To Natural Resources

 

HB4290

Webber

Specifies rainfall levels and what constitutes a defect.

09/13/17 Referred to second reading

SUPPORT

HB4497

Kosowski

Creates Regional Water and Sewer Alliance Act.

04/20/17 To Local Government

 

HB4498

Kosowski

Grants power to set rates for certain water and sewer authorities to the Public Service Commission.

04/20/17 To Local Government

 

HB4712

Garrett

Clarifies customer responsibility when municipality fails to bill for water or sewerage services and requires municipalities to bill customers for water or sewerage services on a regular basis.

06/07/17 To Local Government

 

HB5406

Victory

Establishes water asset management council.

06/12/18 REPORTED BY COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE FAVORABLY W/
SUB S-1
06/12/18 SUB S-1 CONCURRED IN
06/12/18 PLACED ON ORDER OF THIRD READING W/ SUB S-1
06/12/18 PASSED; GIVEN IMMEDIATE EFFECT ROLL CALL #451 YEAS 36
NAYS 0 EXCUSED 1
06/12/18 INSERTED FULL TITLE
06/12/18 Returned from Senate w/ sub S-1 w/ immediate effect
and full title
06/12/18 Laid over one day under the rules
06/12/18 Rule suspended
06/12/18 Senate sub S-1 concurred in
06/12/18 Roll Call #543 Yeas 106 Nays 3
06/12/18 Full title agreed to
06/12/18 Bill ordered enrolled

SUPPORT

HB5573

Whiteford

Provides for Fiscal Year 2018-19 budget for the Department of Environmental Quality.

02/14/18 To Appropriations

 

HB5638 Miller Revises standards for determining adverse resource impact from water withdrawal 06/11/18 Presented to Governor @ 11:02AM CONCERNS

HB5723

Chatfield

Requires use of state funds in water supply and wastewater projects to use certain materials.

03/14/18 To Michigan Competitiveness

 AGAINST

HB5754  Howrylak Reduces lawn sprinkler backflow preventers frequency  03/22/18 To Natural Resources  
HB5755  Howrylak Reduces frequency of testing lawn sprinkler backflow preventers  03/22/18 To Natural Resources  

HB5898

Inman

Establishes annual fee schedules for community supply providers.

04/26/18 To Appropriations

Concerns

HB6087  Frederick  Allows municipalities to borrow money from state infrastructure bank.  05/29/18 To Transportation and Infrastructure  
HB6088  Howell  Exempts loan from state infrastructure bank from the definition of municipal security under the Revised Municipal Finance Act.  05/29/18 To Transportation and Infrastructure  
HB6101  Neeley  Extends statute of limitations for damages caused by water emergency.  06/05/18 To Judiciary  
HB6102  Phelps  Allows suit for damages for water emergency.  06/05/18 To Judiciary  
HB6242  Singh  Reauthorizes issuing Clean Michigan Initiative bonds.  06/13/18 To Natural Resources  
HB6243  Sabo  Distributes Clean Michigan Initiative bond funds.  06/13/18 To Natural Resources  
HB6244  Sowerby  Distributes Clean Michigan Initiative bond funds.  06/13/18 To Natural Resources  
HB6245 Cambensy  Distributes Clean Michigan Initiative bond funds. 06/13/18 To Natural Resources  

 

 

 

 

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