November 29, 2022, Introduced by Reps. Rogers, Hood, LaGrand, Rabhi, Tate, Cavanagh, Glanville, Neeley, Brixie, Aiyash and Howell and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Tourism.

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled

"Natural resources and environmental protection act,"

(MCL 324.101 to 324.90106) by adding subpart 3 to part 147.

the people of the state of michigan enact:



Sec. 14731. (1) Beginning December 1, 2027, a person shall not manufacture a dry cleaning solvent that contains perchloroethylene.

(2) Beginning June 1, 2028, a person shall not sell a dry cleaning solvent that contains perchloroethylene.

(3) Beginning December 1, 2028, a person shall not use as a dry cleaning solvent a product that contains perchloroethylene.

Sec. 14733. (1) The perchloroethylene fund is created within the state treasury. The state treasurer may receive money or other assets from any source for deposit into the fund. The state treasurer shall direct the investment of the fund and credit to the fund interest and earnings from fund investments. Money in the fund at the close of the fiscal year remains in the fund and does not lapse to the general fund.

(2) Upon appropriation, the department shall expend money from the fund to do all of the following:

(a) Provide grants under the cost-share program provided for in subsection (3).

(b) Provide information and resources about alternative products and dry cleaning processes.(c) Provide information and resources regarding the cost-share program provided for in subsection (3).

(3) In accordance with the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328, the department shall promulgate rules to implement a cost-share program to provide grants to dry cleaning facilities to cover the costs of transitioning from products that contain perchloroethylene to alternative products, and establish all of the following:

(a) Eligibility and selection criteria.

(b) Application requirements.

(c) Eligible alternative products and dry cleaning processes.

(d) A buy-back program to ensure safe disposal of existing products that contain perchloroethylene from dry cleaning facilities.

(4) The department shall make the information on the cost-share program available on its website.

(5) As used in this section, "fund" means the perchloroethylene fund created in subsection (1).

Sec. 14735. A person that violates section 14731 may be ordered to pay a civil fine of not more than $10,000.00. A violation of section 14731 may be prosecuted by the prosecutor of the county in which the violation occurred or by the attorney general.