Snyder also plans to sign SB 1328 once it reaches his desk. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Tom Casperson, will encourage the cleanup and closure of more contaminated sites, returning them to productive use more quickly. It provides the Department of Environmental Quality flexibility in its cleanup approval process. It offers tools to help property owners finance redevelopment of contaminated properties through DEQ approval of site documentation required by lenders. In addition, SB 1328 will encourage more brownfield redevelopment by allowing the safe relocation of contaminated soil
In addition, the governor intends to sign a series of bills designed to make Michigan more attractive to the insurance and finance industries. These industries are important to Michigan as they offer high paying, technology-oriented jobs.
The bills remove obsolete statutes, eliminate significant government-mandated costs that have little benefit to the consumer, and remove barriers to innovation so Michigan can better compete for these jobs with other states.
Sponsors are Rep. Jeff Farrington (HB 5835), Rep. Nancy Jenkins (HB 5836), Rep. Kevin Cotter (HB 5837), Rep. Matt Huuki (HB 5838), Rep. Ray Franz (HB 5863), Sen. Darwin Booher (SB 1281), Sen. Mike Green (SB 1283), Sen. Mike Nofs (1284), Sen. James Marleau (SBs 1285 and 1308), Rep. Deb Shaughnessy (HB 5890), Rep. Peter Lund (HB 5891),and Sen. Joe Hune (SB 1305).
Visit www.legislature.mi.gov for more information on the bills.