Nofs’ MISS DIG bills signed by governor

LANSING—Two measures to update a 40-year-old state law and prevent damage to Michigan’s valuable underground infrastructure were signed into law by the governor on Tuesday, said sponsor Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek.

Public Acts 173 and 174 of 2013 create the MISS DIG Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act.

“These new laws are about preventing damage to facilities and potential injury or loss of life to individuals,” said Nofs, chair of the Senate Energy and Technology Committee. “I appreciate the many hours of hard work that were put in by so many people to help craft this important legislation. It was truly a team effort.”

The initiatives received unanimous, bipartisan support in the House and Senate and garnered widespread support from industry groups, trade associations, utilities and safety professionals.

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