Act No. 197

Public Acts of 2023

Approved by the Governor

November 7, 2023

Filed with the Secretary of State

November 7, 2023

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 7, 2023










state of michigan

102nd Legislature

Regular session of 2023

Introduced by Senator Cavanagh


AN ACT to amend 1939 PA 141, entitled An act to regulate the storage, warehousing, buying, and selling of farm produce within this state; to provide for the licensing, regulation, and bonding of grain dealers; to provide for warehouse receipts, acknowledgment forms, and price later agreements and their use and priority; to provide for the creation of security interests; to provide for certain powers and duties of the department of agriculture and its director; to impose certain duties on insurance companies and sureties; and to provide administrative remedies and penalties for the violation of this act, by amending section 6 (MCL 285.66), as amended by 2002 PA 80.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 6. (1) If a grain dealer has applied for a license but needs additional time to comply with the requirements of this act for issuance of a license, the department may issue 1 temporary permit to the applicant. A permit issued under this section expires on the expiration date set by the department, which may not be more than 60 days after the permit is issued, when a license is issued, or when the application for license is denied, whichever occurs first. The department may grant 2 extensions of not more than 30 days of a permit issued under this section.

(2) A grain dealer who has been granted a permit under this section has the same rights and obligations of a licensee under this act.

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Secretary of the Senate


Clerk of the House of Representatives