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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.

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.

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

SECTION POSITION STATEMENTS

 

Rule Changes Impacting Water Professionals

The LCR page now has the final Lead and Copper Rule and a Q&A on implementation.

 

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 Dec 21, 2018.

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. 06/29/18 ASSIGNED PA 267'18 W/IMMEDIATE EFFECT  
SB653  Booher Makes changes to the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act by establishing a permit appeal panel within the Department of Environmental Quality. 06/29/18 ASSIGNED PA 268'18 W/IMMEDIATE EFFECT
SB654 Robertson Makes changes to the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act to create an Environmental Science Advisory Board. 06/29/18 ASSIGNED PA 269'18 W/IMMEDIATE EFFECT  

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

 

 SB917 MacGregor Revises list of public safety officials included as those not to be interfered with as it relates to use of unmanned aerial systems.

12/17/18 Presented to Governor

 
 SB 918 Casperson Creates an unmanned aerial systems joint program office.

09/27/18 TO COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY

 
 SB 919 Jones Amends law for criminal responsibility for use of unmanned aerial vehicles as to be defined as an extension of the person.

09/27/18 TO COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY

 
SB 921 Booher Provides for a prohibition on using an unmanned aircraft in a manner that inerferes with the operations of a key facility.

09/27/18 TO COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY

 
SB 922 Booher Creates sentencing guidelines for using an unmaned aircraft in a manner that interferes with the operations of a key facility.

12/18/18 Presented to Governor

 
SB 943 Nofs Increases landfill tipping fees and provides for use of revenue. 04/17/18 TO GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS  
SB1088 Bieda Creates labeling requirements for nonflushable nonwoven disposable wipes. 09/05/18 TO NATURAL RESOURCES  
SB1109 Bieda Allows for general obligation bonds for certain infrastructure improvement and environmental cleanup. 09/05/18 to Government Operations  Monitor
SB1244 Stamas Modifies cleanup criteria for hazardous substances 12/18/18 Reported w/recommendation w/sub H-3
12/18/18 Referred to second reading
12/18/18 Read a second time
12/18/18 Sub H-3 adopted
12/18/18 Placed on third read
12/18/18 Placed on immediate passage
12/18/18 Read a third time
12/18/18 Passed; given immediate effect Roll Call #880 Yeas 56 Nays 53
12/18/18 Inserted full title
12/18/18 Returned to Senate
12/19/18 Roll Call #921 Yeas 22 Nays 16
12/19/18 Given immediate effect
12/19/18 Full title agreed to
12/19/18 Ordered enrolled
 
SB1265 Stamas Authorizes millages for costs associated with waste management 12/06/18 to Government Operations  

HB4100

McCready

Provides for municipal stormwater utilities and authorizes fee.

01/26/17 To Local Government

SUPPORT

HB4120 Zemke Requires testing levels of lead and other contaminants in water supplied to public schools 01/31/17 TO NATURAL RESOURCES  
 HB4124 Neeley Provides for program for testing and removing lead in drinking water used by schools and child car centers 01/31/17 TO NATURAL RESOURCES  

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

HB4372 Kosowski Requires testing for levels of lead and other contaminants in water supplied to colleges and universities. 03/16/17 TO NATURAL RESOURCES  
HB4378  Kosowski Requires testing for levels of lead and other contaminants in water supplied to nonpublic schools.  03/21/17 TO NATURAL RESOURCES  
HB4379 Kosowski Provides for testing for lead levels and other contaminants in water supplied to hopsitals. 03/21/17 TO NATURAL RESOURCES  

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

 

HB5375 Brinks Provides state drinking water standards for certain circumstances 12/13/17 TO NATURAL RESOURCES  

HB5406

Victory

Establishes water asset management council.

07/02/18 ASSIGNED PA 324'18 W/IMMEDIATE EFFECT
HB5494  Hoitenga Defines criminal responsibility for use of unmanned aerial vehicle as an extension of a person. 12/18/18 Full title agreed to
12/18/18 Bill ordered enrolled
12/20/18 Presented to the Governor
 
HB5495 Hauck Provides for prohibition on using an unmanned aircraft in a manner that interferes with the operations of a key facility. 12/18/18 Full title agreed to
12/18/18 Bill ordered enrolled
12/20/18 Presented to the Governor
 
HB5496 Hoitenga Establishes Michigan aeronautics commission duties under the unmanned aircraft systems act. 12/18/18 Full title agreed to
12/18/18 Bill ordered enrolled
12/20/18 Presented to the Governor
 
HB5497 Barrett Expands definition of public safety officials.  04/10/18 TO TRANSPORTATION  
HB5498 Lower Provides for sentencing guidelines for using an unmanned aircraft in a manner that interferes with the operations of a key facility. 04/10/18 TO TRANSPORTATION  

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 06/22/18 ASSIGNED PA 209'18 W/IMMEDIATE EFFECT

HB5723

Chatfield

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

03/14/18 To Michigan Competitiveness

 AGAINST

HB5752 Lower Regulates onsite wastewater systems and provides for assessments and evaluations 12/11/18 Reported w/recommendation w/sub H-3
12/11/18 Referred to second reading
 
HB5753 Hammoud Regulates onsite wastewater treatment systems and provides for assessments and evaluations 11/28/18 Reported w/recommendation for referral to Local Government
11/28/18 Recommendation concurred in
 
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.

12/12/18 Reported w/recommendation w/sub H-1
12/12/18 Referred to second reading
12/12/18 Read a second time
12/12/18 Sub H-1 concurred in
12/12/18 Placed on third reading
12/12/18 Placed on immediate passage
12/12/18 Read a third time
12/12/18 Passed; given immediate effect Roll call #826 Yeas 60 Nays 49
12/13/18 To Government Operations

Against

HB6081  Howell  Requires testing of water at state veterans facilities  05/29/18 TO NATURAL RESOURCES  
HB6082  Maturen  Provides for testing of water supplies at veterans facilities under control of the Michigan Veterans Facility Authority. 5/29/18 TO NATURAL RESOURCES  
HB6087  Frederick  Allows municipalities to borrow money from state infrastructure bank. 12/20/18 Reported by committee of the whole favorably w/out amendment(s)
12/20/18 Placed on order of third reading
12/20/18 Rule suspended
12/20/18 Placed on immediate passage
12/20/18 Passed roll call #996 Yeas 38 Nays 0
12/21/18 Returned from Senate w/out amendment
12/21/18 Bill ordered enrolled
 
HB6088  Howell  Exempts loan from state infrastructure bank from the definition of municipal security under the Revised Municipal Finance Act. 12/20/18 Reported by committee of the whole favorably w/out amendment(s)
12/20/18 Placed on order of third reading
12/20/18 Rule suspended
12/20/18 Placed on immediate passage
12/20/18 Passed roll call #997 Yeas 38 Nays 0
12/21/18 Returned from Senate w/out amendment
12/21/18 Bill ordered enrolled
 
HB6099  Brinks REvises provision of alternative water supplies under certain circumstances when Department of Health and Human Services issues a drinking water advisory. 06/05/18 TO NATURAL RESOURCES  
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  
HB6123 VanSingel Creates Water Use Advisory Council

12/18/18 Reported by committee of the whole favorably w/out amendment(s)
12/18/18 Placed on order of third reading
12/20/18 Rule suspended
12/20/18 Placed on immediate passage
12/20/18 Passed roll call #959 Yeas 38 Nays 0
12/21/18 Returned from Senate w/out amendment
12/21/18 Bill ordered enrolled

 
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  
 HB6278 Lucido Requires separation of stormwater drainage and sanitary sewers.  08/15/18 TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT  
HB6279 Cochran Creates labeling requirements for nonflushable, nonwoven disposable wipes. 08/15/18 TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT  
HB6320 Brinks Provides for testing for PFAS in public water systems and issuance of public advisories upon detection. 09/05/18 TO NATURAL RESOURCES  
HB6321 Brinks Provides for notification of property owner upon detection of PFAS in private drinking water wells. 09/08/18 TO NATURAL RESOURCES  
HB6372 Lucido Provides permit fee for certain bottled drinking water operations. 09/25/18 TO NATURAL RESOURCES  
HB6373 Lucido Provides for regulations on handling, storage, disposal and clean up of substances containing PFAS 09/25/18 TO NATURAL RESOURCES  

 

 

 

 

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