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Infrastructure

Lower the Cost of Fixing Roads, Protect Property Rights

Staff Contact

James Holcomb

Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel

(517) 371-7696 | jholcomb@michamber.com

Summary of Bill & What It Means to You

SB 0431: This legislation prevents local governments from arbitrarily preventing aggregate mining in Michigan and consequently, saves tax dollars, fixes more roads and clarifies property rights for property owners all across Michigan.

The bill will increase access to high-demand, construction-quality aggregates that are required for building durable infrastructure, such as roads and bridges consequently, creating good-paying jobs for Michigan workers. Concrete and asphalt cannot be produced without aggregates like sand and gravel. Michigan needs to have proper policies in place to ensure we can cost-effectively rebuild crumbling infrastructure.

Chamber Position

SUPPORT: The Michigan Chamber defends private property rights and supports local aggregate mining to promote cost-effective infrastructure repair through locally sourced material.

Bill Sponsors

This bill is a

Primary Sponsor: Senator Adam Hollier, District 2

Related Issues

Support
Lower the Cost of Fixing Roads, Protect Property Rights

SB 0431: This legislation prevents local governments from arbitrarily preventing aggregate mining in Michigan and consequently, saves tax dollars, fixes more roads and clarifies property rights for property owners all across Michigan.

The bill will increase access to high-demand, construction-quality aggregates that are required for building durable infrastructure, such as roads and bridges consequently, creating good-paying jobs for Michigan workers. Concrete and asphalt cannot be produced without aggregates like sand and gravel. Michigan needs to have proper policies in place to ensure we can cost-effectively rebuild crumbling infrastructure.