LaSata’s bill to simplify regulatory hurdles in aggregate industry signed by governor

LANSING, Mich. — Legislation that will reduce the burden of government regulation on small businesses in the state was signed into law on Thursday, said Sen. Kim LaSata, who sponsored Senate Bill 255.

“This is a commonsense reform that brings state law up to date with modern business practices,” said LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township. “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The new law streamlines an outdated regulation regarding mobile crushing equipment utilized in the aggregate industry.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.

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.