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Showing 34 bills tagged ‘Agriculture’    


HB 4118: Exempt qualified farmland from education tax
Introduced February 22, 2023
Official text and analysis

Property tax: exemptions; exemption from state education tax for certain agricultural property; provide for.
Tags: Agriculture, Taxes   
Sponsor: Neil Friske
Cosponsors: Angela Rigas, Gregory Alexander, James DeSana, Joseph Fox, Rachelle Smit, Luke Meerman
Referred to House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee

HB 4134: Prohibit selling farmland to foreign entities
Introduced February 22, 2023
Official text and analysis

Property: land sales; sale or transfer of real property to foreign entities; prohibit.
Tags: Agriculture, No Expectation Of Passage   
Sponsor: Neil Friske
Cosponsors: none
Referred to House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee

HB 4283: Prohibit aliens from owning farmland
Introduced March 14, 2023
Official text and analysis

Property: land sales; prohibition for foreign entity to purchase farmland in Michigan; provide for.
Tags: Agriculture, Civil Liberties, Immigration   
Sponsor: Gina Johnsen
Cosponsors: none
Referred to House Government Operations Committee

HB 4289: Dept of Agriculture (MDARD) annual budget
Introduced March 15, 2023
Official text and analysis

Appropriations: department of agriculture and rural development; appropriations for fiscal year 2023-2024; provide for.
Tags: Agriculture, Spending   
Sponsor: Julie Brixie
Cosponsors: none
Referred to House Appropriations Committee

Votes on this bill

05/10/23  House roll call vote #85 On passage: Passed 56 – 52 (See how they voted)
05/17/23  Senate roll call vote #301 On passage: Passed 20 – 18 (See how they voted)
06/06/23  House roll call vote #133 Concur with Senate: Failed 52 – 54 (See how they voted)


HB 4333: Expand limits on cottage food operations and give MSU certain privileges
Introduced March 23, 2023
Official text and analysis

Food: cottage food operation; certain requirements for cottage food operations and cottage food products; modify.
Tags: Agriculture   
Sponsor: Gregory Alexander
Cosponsors: Matt Bierlein, James DeSana, Rachelle Smit, John Roth, Timothy Beson, Tom Kunse, Jay DeBoyer, Jerry Neyer, Bryan Posthumus, Ken Borton, David Prestin, Matt Maddock, Mike Mueller, Mike Harris, Gina Johnsen, Bradley Slagh, Brad Paquette, Denise Mentzer, Graham Filler, Alabas Farhat, Neil Friske, William Snyder, Jaime Greene, Luke Meerman, Curtis VanderWall
Referred to House Agriculture Committee

HB 4460: Allow rearing hens in residential areas
Introduced April 25, 2023
Official text and analysis

Land use: zoning and growth management; rearing of hen chickens in residential areas; allow.
Tags: Agriculture, Civil Liberties, Animals   
Sponsor: James DeSana
Cosponsors: Pat Outman, Angela Rigas
Referred to House Agriculture Committee

HB 4461: Raise sale limitation on cottage food operations
Introduced April 25, 2023
Official text and analysis

Food: cottage food operation; gross sales requirements for cottage food operations; modify.
Tags: Agriculture, Civil Liberties   
Sponsor: James DeSana
Cosponsors: Pat Outman, Angela Rigas
Referred to House Agriculture Committee

HB 4462: Regulate rearing hens in residential areas
Introduced April 25, 2023
Official text and analysis

Agriculture: animals; generally accepted agricultural and management practices for rearing egg-laying hens in residential areas under certain conditions; provide for.
Tags: Agriculture, Regulations, Animals   
Sponsor: James DeSana
Cosponsors: Pat Outman, Angela Rigas
Referred to House Agriculture Committee

HB 4609: Impose regulations on manufacturers of agricultural equipment with electronics
Introduced May 23, 2023
Official text and analysis

Vehicles: agricultural equipment; original equipment manufacturers of electronics-enabled agricultural equipment to provide certain parts, tools, and documentation to owners and independent repair providers; require.
Tags: Agriculture, Regulations   
Sponsor: Curtis VanderWall
Cosponsors: Ken Borton, Jerry Neyer, Brian BeGole, Gregory Markkanen, Gregory Alexander, Pat Outman, Joseph Aragona, David Prestin, James DeSana, Jay DeBoyer, Douglas Wozniak, Bradley Slagh, John Roth, Gina Johnsen, Rachelle Smit, Tom Kunse, Neil Friske, Bill Schuette
Referred to House Agriculture Committee

HB 4650: Impose regulations on manufacturers of agricultural equipment with electronics
Introduced May 24, 2023
Official text and analysis

Vehicles: agricultural equipment; original equipment manufacturers of electronics-enabled agricultural equipment to provide certain parts, tools, and documentation to owners and independent repair providers; require.
Tags: Agriculture, Regulations   
Sponsor: Dale Zorn
Cosponsors: Donavan McKinney
Referred to House Agriculture Committee

HB 4651: Impose regulations on manufacturers of agricultural equipment with electronics
Introduced May 24, 2023
Official text and analysis

Vehicles: agricultural equipment; definitions for the agricultural equipment repair act; create.
Tags: Agriculture, Regulations   
Sponsor: Donavan McKinney
Cosponsors: Dale Zorn
Referred to House Agriculture Committee

HB 4653: Prohibit labeling lab-grown "meat" as meat
Introduced May 24, 2023
Official text and analysis

Food: other; labeling lab-grown meat as meat; prohibit.
Tags: Agriculture, Regulations   
Sponsor: Jerry Neyer
Cosponsors: Luke Meerman, David Martin, Jaime Greene, Timothy Beson, Angela Rigas, Mike Hoadley, Cameron Cavitt, Gregory Markkanen, Matt Bierlein, James DeSana, Tom Kunse, David Prestin, Rachelle Smit, Curtis VanderWall
Referred to House Agriculture Committee

HB 4673: Impose numerous restrictions on agricultural equipment
Introduced May 25, 2023
Official text and analysis

Trade: business regulation; agricultural equipment repair act; create.
Tags: Agriculture   
Sponsor: Regina Miller
Cosponsors: Erin Byrnes, Alabas Farhat, Helena Scott, Veronica Paiz, Betsy Coffia, Donavan McKinney, Jimmie Wilson, Angela Witwer, Kristian Grant, Noah Arbit, Matt Koleszar, Jasper Martus, Sharon MacDonell, Emily Dievendorf, Kimberly Edwards, Jason Morgan, Jason Hoskins, Mike McFall, Jenn Hill, Ranjeev Puri, Kevin Coleman, Tullio Liberati, Julie Brixie, Samantha Steckloff, Felicia Brabec, Jaime Churches, Brenda Carter, Amos O'Neal, Kara Hope, Carrie Rheingans, Denise Mentzer, John Fitzgerald, Jim Haadsma, Carol Glanville, Stephanie Young, Abraham Aiyash
Referred to House Agriculture Committee

HB 4857: Exclude milkweed from definition of noxious weeds
Introduced June 27, 2023
Official text and analysis

Agriculture: plants; classification of milkweed as a noxious or exotic weed by local governments; prohibit.
Tags: Agriculture, Environment   
Sponsor: Samantha Steckloff
Cosponsors: Carrie Rheingans, Erin Byrnes, Regina Miller, Rachel Hood, Kara Hope, Natalie Price, Regina Weiss, Emily Dievendorf, Kelly Breen, Alabas Farhat
Referred to House Agriculture Committee

Votes on this bill

11/08/23  House roll call vote #509 On passage: Passed 88 – 21 (See how they voted)
02/28/24  Senate roll call vote #38 Republican amendment: Failed 18 – 19 (See how they voted)
02/28/24  Senate roll call vote #39 Republican amendment: Failed 18 – 19 (See how they voted)
02/28/24  Senate roll call vote #40 On passage: Passed 24 – 14 (See how they voted)
03/12/24: Signed into law, PA 13 of 2024

HB 4858: Ban a class of pesticides from being used on public land and allow local private bans
Introduced June 27, 2023
Official text and analysis

Agriculture: pesticides; use of neonicotinoid insecticides; regulate.
Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Local Government, Regulations   
Sponsor: Carrie Rheingans
Cosponsors: Samantha Steckloff, Erin Byrnes, Regina Miller, Rachel Hood, Kara Hope, Natalie Price, Regina Weiss, Emily Dievendorf, Kelly Breen, Alabas Farhat
Referred to House Agriculture Committee

HB 4975: Include agricultural laborers and domestic servants in definition of employee
Introduced September 13, 2023
Official text and analysis

Labor: collective bargaining; definition of employee in 1939 PA 176; remove certain exclusions from.
Tags: Agriculture, Big Labor   
Sponsor: Emily Dievendorf
Cosponsors: Felicia Brabec, Veronica Paiz, Donavan McKinney, Kara Hope, Dylan Wegela, Jimmie Wilson, Joey Andrews, Erin Byrnes, Julie Brixie, Jason Morgan, Penelope Tsernoglou
Referred to House Labor Committee

HB 4988: Eliminate sunset on livestock licensing fees
Introduced September 14, 2023
Official text and analysis

Agriculture: animals; livestock licensing fees; modify.
Tags: Agriculture, Taxes   
Sponsor: Jasper Martus
Cosponsors: Angela Witwer
Referred to House Appropriations Committee

Votes on this bill

09/20/23  House roll call vote #293 On passage: Passed 56 – 54 (See how they voted)
09/27/23  Senate roll call vote #458 On passage: Passed 20 – 18 (See how they voted)
09/29/23: Signed into law, PA 128 of 2023

HB 5024: Allow "cottage food operations" to sell products online
Introduced September 20, 2023
Official text and analysis

Food: cottage food operation; cottage food operations; allow to sell, offer for sale, and accept payment for cottage food products over the internet.
Tags: Agriculture, Civil Liberties   
Sponsor: Alabas Farhat
Cosponsors: none
Referred to House Agriculture Committee

HB 5511: Dept of Agriculture (MDARD) annual budget
Introduced February 22, 2024
Official text and analysis

Appropriations: department of agriculture and rural development; appropriations for fiscal year 2024-2025; provide for.
Tags: Agriculture, Spending   
Sponsor: Julie Brixie
Cosponsors: Angela Witwer
Referred to House Appropriations Committee

Votes on this bill

05/08/24  House roll call vote #65 On passage: Passed 56 – 49 (See how they voted)
05/15/24  Senate roll call vote #185 On passage: Passed 20 – 16 (See how they voted)
05/22/24  House roll call vote #128 Concur with Senate: Failed 51 – 55 (See how they voted)


SB 11: Beginning farmer tax credit
Introduced January 12, 2023
Official text and analysis

Individual income tax: credit; beginning farmer tax credit; provide for.
Tags: Agriculture, Taxes   
Sponsor: Joe Bellino
Cosponsors: none
Referred to Senate Finance, Insurance, and Consumer Protection Committee

SB 47: Revise farmland easement boundary detail
Introduced February 1, 2023
Official text and analysis

Land use: farmland and open space; relinquishment of portion of farmland from agreement or easement; allow to make boundaries more regular.
Tags: Agriculture   
Sponsor: Kevin Daley
Cosponsors: Kristen McDonald Rivet, Dan Lauwers, Roger Victory, Joe Bellino, Lana Theis
Referred to Senate Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee

SB 270: Prohibit selling farmland to foreigners
Introduced April 19, 2023
Official text and analysis

Property: land sales; sale or transfer of agricultural assets or land to foreign entities; prohibit.
Tags: Agriculture, No Expectation Of Passage   
Sponsor: Dan Lauwers
Cosponsors: Kevin Daley, Roger Victory, Ed McBroom, Michele Hoitenga
Referred to Senate Government Operations Committee

SB 277: Allow farmers to rent land to build solar farms
Introduced April 19, 2023
Official text and analysis

Land use: farmland and open space; policy for farmers to rent land for commercial solar operations while enrolled in the PA 116 program; allow.
Tags: Agriculture, Energy/Utilities, Leftism   
Sponsor: Kristen McDonald Rivet
Cosponsors: Sam Singh, Mallory McMorrow, Mary Cavanagh, Jeff Irwin, Sue Shink, Sylvia Santana, Stephanie Chang, Darrin Camilleri, Kevin Hertel, Erika Geiss, Jeremy Moss, Rosemary Bayer, Winnie Brinks, Sara Anthony, Dayna Polehanki
Referred to Senate Energy and Environment Committee

Votes on this bill

09/26/23  Senate roll call vote #455 Republican amendment: Failed 18 – 20 (See how they voted)
09/26/23  Senate roll call vote #456 Republican Amendment: Failed 18 – 20 (See how they voted)
09/26/23  Senate roll call vote #457 On passage: Passed 23 – 15 (See how they voted)
11/03/23  House roll call vote #490 On passage: Passed 56 – 51 (See how they voted)
11/08/23  Senate roll call vote #675 Concur with House: Passed 22 – 14 (See how they voted)
11/28/23: Signed into law, PA 230 of 2023

SB 341: Impose regulations on manufacturers of agricultural equipment with electronics
Introduced May 18, 2023
Official text and analysis

Vehicles: agricultural equipment; original equipment manufacturers of electronics-enabled agricultural equipment to provide certain parts, tools, and documentation to owners and independent repair providers; require.
Tags: Agriculture, Regulations   
Sponsor: Joe Bellino
Cosponsors: Sam Singh
Referred to Senate Finance, Insurance, and Consumer Protection Committee

SB 342: Impose regulations on manufacturers of agricultural equipment with electronics
Introduced May 18, 2023
Official text and analysis

Vehicles: agricultural equipment; definitions for the agricultural equipment repair act; create.
Tags: Agriculture, Regulations   
Sponsor: Sam Singh
Cosponsors: Joe Bellino
Referred to Senate Finance, Insurance, and Consumer Protection Committee

SB 392: Create residency requirement for certain membership on commission of agriculture board
Introduced June 15, 2023
Official text and analysis

Agriculture: associations and commissions; residency requirement for certain membership on the commission of agriculture board; provide for.
Tags: Agriculture   
Sponsor: Ed McBroom
Cosponsors: Dan Lauwers, Roger Victory, Kevin Daley, John Damoose
Referred to Senate Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee

SB 441: Impose regulations on fisheries
Introduced June 28, 2023
Official text and analysis

Natural resources: fishing; allocation, management, and regulation of state and tribal fisheries; provide for.
Tags: Agriculture, Regulations   
Sponsor: Sue Shink
Cosponsors: Stephanie Chang, Rosemary Bayer
Referred to Senate Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee

Votes on this bill

10/05/23  Senate roll call vote #503 On passage: Passed 21 – 15 (See how they voted)
11/09/23  House roll call vote #576 On passage: Passed 87 – 20 (See how they voted)
11/09/23  Senate roll call vote #740 Concur with House: Passed 23 – 13 (See how they voted)
11/29/23: Signed into law, PA 239 of 2023

SB 480: Authorize dividing of tracts of unused farmland
Introduced September 12, 2023
Official text and analysis

Land use: land division; number of parcels resulting from division; modify.
Tags: Agriculture, Local Government   
Sponsor: Kevin Hertel
Cosponsors: none
Referred to Senate Local Government Committee

Votes on this bill

11/08/23  Senate roll call vote #692 On passage: Passed 30 – 5 (See how they voted)


SB 508: Limit farm produce insurance board member's mileage reimbursement
Introduced September 19, 2023
Official text and analysis

Agriculture: products; certain fees for farm produce insurance authority board; revise.
Tags: Agriculture, Taxes   
Sponsor: Kevin Hertel
Cosponsors: none

Votes on this bill

09/27/23  Senate roll call vote #468 On passage: Passed 20 – 18 (See how they voted)
10/18/23  House roll call vote #378 On passage: Passed 56 – 54 (See how they voted)
11/07/23: Signed into law, PA 196 of 2023

SB 509: Allow government to delay grain dealer licenses by 30 more days
Introduced September 19, 2023
Official text and analysis

Occupations: agriculture; time period for issuance of grain dealer's license; revise.
Tags: Agriculture, Regulations   
Sponsor: Mary Cavanagh
Cosponsors: none

Votes on this bill

09/27/23  Senate roll call vote #469 On passage: Passed 21 – 17 (See how they voted)


SB 510: Allow department to grant an additional extension for a temporary grain dealer permit
Introduced September 19, 2023
Official text and analysis

Occupations: agriculture; temporary permits for grain dealers; revise.
Tags: Agriculture, Regulations, Special Interest Deal   
Sponsor: Mary Cavanagh
Cosponsors: none

Votes on this bill

09/27/23  Senate roll call vote #470 On passage: Passed 21 – 17 (See how they voted)
10/18/23  House roll call vote #379 On passage: Passed 56 – 54 (See how they voted)
11/07/23: Signed into law, PA 197 of 2023

SB 645: Impose hard 500-ft distance on those required to be notified of pesticide application
Introduced November 8, 2023
Official text and analysis

Agriculture: pesticides; pesticide notification requirements; modify.
Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Regulations, Health   
Sponsor: Sue Shink
Cosponsors: Jeff Irwin, Rosemary Bayer, Mallory McMorrow, John Cherry, Stephanie Chang, Erika Geiss
Referred to Senate Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee

SB 691: Revise agriculture growth assessment audit detail
Introduced January 18, 2024
Official text and analysis

Agriculture: associations and commissions; growth assessments audit requirements; modify.
Tags: Agriculture, Taxes   
Sponsor: Sam Singh
Cosponsors: Kevin Daley
Referred to Senate Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee

Votes on this bill

03/13/24  Senate roll call vote #57 On passage: Passed 38 – 0 (See how they voted)
05/22/24  House roll call vote #138 On passage: Passed 103 – 0 (See how they voted)
06/20/24: Signed into law, PA 60 of 2024

SB 758: Dept of Agriculture annual budget
Introduced March 7, 2024
Official text and analysis

Appropriations: department of agriculture and rural development; appropriations for fiscal year 2024-2025; provide for.
Tags: Agriculture, Spending   
Sponsor: John Cherry
Cosponsors: none
Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

Votes on this bill

05/01/24  Senate roll call vote #110 On passage: Passed 28 – 10 (See how they voted)
05/21/24  House roll call vote #98 On passage: Passed 56 – 51 (See how they voted)
06/04/24  Senate roll call vote #219 Concur with House: Failed 0 – 38 (See how they voted)





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