Knocking Down Regulatory Hurdles for Michigan Aggregate Sector

The steady drumbeat from organizations advocating for the business community is “stop the madness.” Thanks to action in Lansing yesterday, one industry sector will face fewer hurdles going forward based on legislation introduced by State Senator Kim LaSata, passed by the Legislature, and signed by the Governor.

The newly enacted legislation designed to reduce the burden of government regulation on small businesses in the state was signed into law on Thursday, according to LaSata, who sponsored it — Senate Bill 255.

The Bainbridge Township legislator says, “This is a commonsense reform that brings state law up to date with modern business practices,” and adds, “This change will help to reduce potential operational delays, which is good for businesses, customers and regulators alike. I thank my colleagues and the governor for their support.”

The new law streamlines an outdated regulation regarding mobile crushing equipment utilized in the aggregate industry. Companies that employ mobile crushing equipment to grind up large chunks of asphalt and concrete into reusable material are required by law to notify the government of the equipment’s movement.

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SB 255 provides operators of mobile crushing equipment with the ability to submit notifications electronically, simplifying the process and shortening the amount of time required to make a notification before the equipment is moved. The law now gets out of the way of everyday business, and streamlines operations for the sector.