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2015 House Bill 4727: Restrict “meteorological towers”

Public Act 28 of 2016

Introduced by Rep. Triston Cole R-Mancelona on June 17, 2015
To prohibit the state aeronautics commission from allowing construction of a tower that does not comply with local zoning restrictions, and impose regulations and restrictions on “meteorological towers” erected to measure wind for commercial wind generation turbines. Owners of existing towers would be required to register them, paint them and place lights on the according to specifications in the bill, and meet other regulations. The National Safety Aviation Board has asked states to regulate these towers because they are hard for airplane pilots to see.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee on June 17, 2015
Reported in the House on October 7, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on October 29, 2015
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on October 29, 2015
Reported in the Senate on February 9, 2016
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 1, 2016