Measure simplifies the permitting process for transporting equipment
State Rep. Triston Cole, of Mancelona, recently joined Gov. Rick Snyder for the ceremonial signing of his bill to simplify the permitting process for vehicles that routinely transport equipment, consolidating several permits into one. House Bill 4644 is Public Act 17 of 2018.
Pictured from left to right are transportation commission and legislative adviser of Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Phil Browne; Denise Pallarito, legislative director to Rep. Cole; The Michigan Association of Timbermen (MAT) board member Jim Maeder; State Rep. Triston Cole; MAT President Wes Windover; Gov. Rick Snyder; daughter of MAT board member Mike Elenz, Miss Elenz; MDOT legislative liaison Troy Hagon; MAT board member Mike Elenz; MAT and Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association (GLTPA) board member Mike Sturgill; MAT and GLTPA board member Judy Augenstein; Marcus Keech, legislative assistant to Rep. Cole; and Michigan State Police Insp. Randy Coplin.