Legislation introduced by state Rep. Scott VanSingel eliminating a confusing and unnecessary state regulation was recently signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder.
VanSingel’s bill was part of a four-piece package repealing the Michigan Explosives Act.
“The Michigan Explosives Act was a useless law that generated confusion and created a liability for the state,” said VanSingel, of Grant. “People cannot legally possess explosives in Michigan without obtaining a federal permit, which requires applicants to go through a better screening process than the outdated and inefficient state law.”
VanSingel said eliminating this state regulation makes it absolutely clear that a federal permit is required to possess explosives in Michigan.
The legislation, House Bill 4524, was VanSingel’s first bill signed into law. It becomes Public Act 28 of 2018.