LANSING, MI – Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder (R) on June 26 signed the FY-2013 budget, which prioritizes the use of remanufactured parts in the State fleet up through Sept. 30, 2013.

Part 5 of section 831 (page 120 of the budget) states: “In order to reduce costs and maintain quality, it is the intent of the legislature that, excluding the fleet of motor vehicles for the department of state police, when economically feasible, the department of technology, management, and budget will prioritize the utilization of remanufactured parts as the primary means of maintenance and repair for the state of Michigan’s fleet of motor vehicles.”

Another state that recently mandated the use of remanufactured parts is California. Memo 12-06, issued May 18, requires that state agencies request reconditioned, previously used, and/or remanufactured automotive parts whenever possible, as well as use re-refined or synthetic motor oil and lubricants.

Updated 7/3/2012 at 5:01 p.m. to add reference to California mandate.