HB 1175 Mineral mining.
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Summary:
Mineral mining. Clarifies the responsibilities of licensed operators and independent contractors at mineral mines. The current definition of "operator" includes any independent contractor performing services or construction at a mine. The bill clarifies that many duties imposed by law are the responsibility of the operator to whom the mining license has been issued. For some duties, particularly those related to protecting the health and safety of those working at the mine, the licensed operator and the independent contractor each have responsibilities. Two members are added to the Board of Mineral Mining Examiners: one supervisory and one nonsupervisory employee of an independent contractor. Applicants for a mineral mine license must provide information about any independent contractors who will be working at the mine.

Full text:
01/26/98  House: Presented & ordered printed 980377100  pdf
02/06/98  House: Printed as engrossed 980377100-E  pdf
03/25/98  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1175ER)  pdf
05/01/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0695)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments

Status:
01/26/98  House: Presented & ordered printed 980377100
01/26/98  House: Referred to Committee on Mining and Mineral Resources
02/04/98  House: Reported from M. & M. R. with amds. (15-Y 0-N)
02/05/98  House: Read first time
02/06/98  House: Read second time
02/06/98  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/98  House: Title replaced
02/06/98  House: Amendments by Mr. O'Brien agreed to
02/06/98  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/06/98  House: Printed as engrossed 980377100-E
02/09/98  House: Read third time and passed House (Block Vote) (97-Y 0-N)
02/09/98  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/09/98  House: Communicated to Senate
02/10/98  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/98  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
03/09/98  Senate: Reported from A. C. & N. R. (14-Y 0-N)
03/10/98  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (39-Y 0-N)
03/10/98  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
03/11/98  Senate: Read third time
03/11/98  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/11/98  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
03/25/98  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1175ER)
03/31/98  House: Enrolled
03/31/98  Senate: Signed by President
04/02/98  House: Signed by Speaker
04/16/98  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 695 (effective 7/1/98)
05/01/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0695)