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House Bill 1335

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF HB1335 (Updated April 12, 2007 12:04 pm - DI 84)

Coal mining. Revises provisions concerning the mining board (board) and the director of the bureau of mines and mine safety (bureau). Limits the availability of coal mine maps to certain persons. Repeals various provisions of state underground mining law that are preempted by federal law. Replaces the mining employee board certification category of fire boss with mining examiner, and eliminates the board certification categories of assistant mine foreman and mine electrician. Transfers certain duties from the state mine inspectors to the director of the bureau. Eliminates the requirement that quarterly meetings of the board be held on the second Saturday of the month. Requires the bureau to maintain one or two mine rescue teams, and authorizes the commissioner of labor to contract with a mine operator to supply one of the teams. Requires that fees paid to the board be deposited in the mine safety fund. Authorizes certain individuals to test coal mine employees for illegal use of drugs or alcohol. Makes conforming amendments.
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