SENATE BILL NO. 119
"An act to provide for the election of inspectors of mines in certain cases and the appointment of their deputies, for the appointment of such inspectors of mines and their deputies until the election and qualification of the first inspectors of mines, to prescribe their powers and duties and to provide for their compensation, and to repeal Act No. 213 of the Public Acts of 1887,"
by amending the title and sections 1, 3, 5, 6, and 11 (MCL 425.101, 425.103, 425.105, 425.106, and 425.111), section 1 as amended by 1984 PA 116; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.
the people of the state of michigan enact:
An act to provide for the election or appointment of inspectors of mines in certain cases and the appointment of their deputies; , for the appointment of such inspectors of mines and their deputies until the election and qualification of the first inspectors of mines, to prescribe their powers and duties; and to provide for their compensation. , and to repeal Act No. 213 of the Public Acts of 1887.
Sec. 1. (1) There Subject to subsection (2), in a county of this state where a metallic mineral mine is located, an inspector of mines shall be elected at the general election in the year 1968, and at the general election held every fourth year thereafter an inspector of mines for the term of 4 years in any county within this state where there are iron or copper mines situated, some thereafter. The inspector of mines shall serve for a term of 4 years.
(2) If, in a county described in subsection (1), a vacancy in the office of inspector of mines will occur because of the lack of a candidate for that office qualified under subsection (3) or (4), as applicable, the county board of commissioners may designate as inspector of mines for that county and term of office the elected inspector of mines of another county, subject to the approval of the county board of commissioners of that other county.
(3) Except as provided in subsection (4), in a county of this state where an operating metallic mineral mine is located, the inspector of mines must meet all of the following requirements:
(a) Be suitable person who is a citizen of this state. , who can
(b) Be able to read and write the English language. , and who has had
(c) Have at least 10 years' actual experience in mining, or a person holding hold the degree of mining engineer, or an equivalent degree. , and who shall have
(d) Have practiced his or her the profession as a of mining engineer for at least 2 years. Inspectors
(4) In a county of this state where, on the effective date of the amendatory act that added this subsection, there was located an abandoned, closed, or idled metallic mineral mine but no operating metallic mineral mine, an inspector of mines must meet all of the following requirements:
(a) Be a citizen of this state.
(b) Be able to read and write the English language.
(c) Have actual experience in mining, or hold the degree of mining engineer, or an equivalent degree.
(d) Have practiced the profession of mining engineer for at least 2 years.
(5) An inspector of mines shall not, during their his or her term of office, accept employment or be employed by any a mining company or any subsidiary or affiliate thereof. A person of a mining company. An individual elected to any other public office shall not be is not eligible for election any of the following:
(a) Election as an inspector of mines.
(b) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (6), appointment as an inspector of mines. , nor for appointment
(c) Appointment as a deputy inspector of mines.
(6) If an inspector of mines vacates office, the county board of commissioners may designate as inspector of mines for that county, for the balance of the term, the inspector of mines for another county, subject to the approval of the county board of commissioners of that other county.
Sec. 3. The regular terms of office of the inspectors of mines to be so elected shall commence term of office of an inspector of mines commences on the first day of January succeeding their his or her election under section 1(1) or appointment under section 1(2).
Sec. 5. The Before assuming office as inspector of mines, when so elected shall give bonds an individual must execute and file with the county clerk a bond in the sum of 5,000 dollars, with good and sufficient sureties to be approved by the circuit judge or judge of probate of the county in which such inspector shall be elected $5,000.00 for the faithful performance of his or her duties. , which said The bond shall be issued by a surety company licensed to do business in this state and payable to the people of this state. and shall be filed with the clerk of the county where he is so elected.
Sec. 6. The An inspector of mines when so elected may appoint 1 or more not more than 3 deputy inspectors, not exceeding 3, as, in his or her judgment, may be necessary for the purpose of discharging to discharge the duties hereinafter prescribed in this act, and may revoke such the appointments at his pleasure. Any and all such deputy inspectors in any county shall be under the supervision of the inspector of mines, and their duties shall be prescribed by him. will. The inspector of mines shall prescribe the specific duties of and supervise each deputy inspector.
Sec. 11. The salaries for the mine inspector , and the assistants so elected and any deputy inspectors, and mileage at a rate determined by the county board of commissioners for distance traveled while on official business, shall be paid out of the treasury of the county in which they serve on vouchers similar to those used by other county officials. , and in addition thereto they shall be entitled to mileage at such rate as shall be determined by the board of supervisors for the actual distance traveled while on official business.