The House passed legislation authorizing a trash surcharge of $7.50 per ton.
Negotiations on the budget crisis continue.
SB 152 – A bill to phase out the use of phosphorus in dishwashing detergent by 2010.
SB 362 – A bill to put in statute the current restrictions placed on laundry detergent (currently in administrative rule).
Environmental Quality will meet Thursday (4/26) at 1:00 for:
FY 2007-08 Department of Environmental Quality Budget
o Air Quality
o Environmental Science & Services
o Geological Survey
o Public Testimony
Natural Resources will meet Tuesday (4/24) at noon or after session for:
FY 2007-08 Department of Natural Resources Budget
o Law Enforcement
o Public Testimony
Energy Policy and Public Utilities will meet Thursday (4/26) at 1:00 for:
SB 213 – Establishment of a portfolio standard for renewable energy (10% by 2015, waste-to-energy considered renewable).
SB 219 - Alternative proposal for establishment of a renewable portfolio standard (7% by 2015, waste-to-energy considered renewable).
SB 385 - Alternative proposal for establishment of a renewable portfolio standard (13% by 2015, waste-to-energy not considered renewable).
A presentation by the Michigan Sustainable Energy Coalition on Renewable Portfolio Standards.
HB 4221 – Authorizes a trash surcharge of $7.50 per ton on all solid waste going to landfills. The bill exempts waste going to a solid waste incinerator.
On the floor:
HB 4047 - A bill to provide for a moratorium on construction of new landfills and limits on expansions of existing landfills.
HB 4485-86 – Bills to provide for changes to the solid waste planning process.
Agriculture will meet Wednesday at 9:00 to continue work on the FY 2007-08 budget.
Tourism, Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources will meet Tuesday (4/24) at 10:30 for testimony on HB 4597 - which would provide for hunting on department controlled land; and SB 336 - which would repeal the sunset on operating requirements for airboats.
Transportation: Public Transit will meet Monday (4/23) at 2:30 for:
Presentation by Jackie Shinn from the Michigan Department of Transportation
Presentation by Clarke Harder from the
Agriculture will meet on Wednesday (4/25) at 2:30 or after committees are given leave to meet for a presentation by Tom Coon, Michigan State University Extension Director.
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