State Senator Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba) has introduced legislation to revise laws governing the treatment and management of aquatic invasive species within Michigan waters.  Specifically, the language of the bill would revamp Part 33 of Public Act 451 that regulates the issuance of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality permits required to treat aquatic invasive species and would allow local governments to collect fees at public boat launch facilities that could be used to fund aquatic invasive species management plans.

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