EXCLUSIVE: Michigan lawmakers try to reform mining inspections

WAUCEDAH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WBUP) — Michigan lawmakers are looking to reform mining inspection requirements.

Senate Bill 1121 would remove a state requirement that inspectors have at least 10 years of experience before being able to be elected in counties that only have abandoned mines or idled metallic mineral mines. The bill would also allow counties to form agreements to share mining inspectors.

ABC 10 spoke with the sponsor of the bill Michigan Senator Ed McBroom to find out why the law needed to be reformed.