HOUSE BILL NO. 6240

September 22, 2020, Introduced by Rep. Markkanen and referred to the Committee on Regulatory Reform.

A bill to amend 1911 PA 163, entitled

"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 and 6 (MCL 425.101 and 425.106), section 1 as amended by 1984 PA 116; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

TITLE

An act to provide for the election of inspectors of mines in certain cases and the appointment of their deputies; , to provide 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.acts and parts of acts.

Sec. 1. (1) There In a county of this state where there is a metallic mineral mine situated, 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 after that year. The inspector of mines shall serve for a term of 4 years.

(2) In a county of this state where there is an operating metallic mineral mine situated, the inspector of mines elected under subsection (1) must meet all of the following requirements:

(a) Be a suitable person individual 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 profession as a mining engineer for at least 2 years. Inspectors

(3) In a county of this state where there is only an abandoned, closed, or idled metallic mineral mine situated as of the effective date of the amendatory act that added this subsection, an inspector of mines elected under subsection (1) must meet all of the following requirements:

(a) Be a suitable individual who is 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 his or her profession as a mining engineer for at least 2 years.

(4) 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 as an inspector of mines , nor for or appointment as a deputy inspector of mines.

(5) If an inspector of mines is unable to serve to the completion of his or her term for any reason, the county in which the inspector served may designate an inspector of mines elected to serve in another county, subject to the approval of the county board of commissioners in that other county, to serve as the inspector of mines until the next election is held.

Sec. 6. The An elected inspector of mines when so elected may appoint 1 or more deputy inspectors, not exceeding 3, as in his or her judgment may be necessary for the purpose of discharging the duties hereinafter prescribed in this act, and may revoke such appointments at his or her pleasure. Any and all such deputy inspectors inspector in any county shall be appointed under this section is under the supervision of the inspector of mines, and their the inspector of mines shall prescribe the deputy inspector's duties. shall be prescribed by him.

Enacting section 1. Section 2 of 1911 PA 163, MCL 425.102, is repealed.