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Michigan legislature sends auto business bill to governor

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The state Senate has given final approval to a bill that would affect auto parts at Michigan repair shops.

The Senate on Wednesday approved the House version of the legislation. It's now headed to Gov. Rick Snyder's desk without a requirement that the Senate had initially supported that would have forced repair shops to use parts from original manufacturers.

The Senate approved a version of the bill with an amendment by Republican sponsor Rep. Pete Pettalia of Presque Isle that lets vehicle owners request aftermarket parts. Lobbyists representing aftermarket parts companies had said the earlier Senate version would have put the companies at a disadvantage.

Pettalia says his bill will encourage auto body shops to use safe car parts.

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