Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Construction Codes
Administrative Rules for Board of Mechanical Rules
Rule Set 2019-126 LR
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Monday, May 23, 2022
Michigan Library & Historical Center, First Floor Forum
702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48915
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will hold a public hearing to receive public
comments on proposed changes to the Board of Mechanical Rules rule set.
The Skilled Trades Regulation Act, 2016 PA 407, repealed the Forbes Mechanical Contractors Act, 1984
PA 192, MCL 338.971 to 338.988. The Mechanical Contractors Act is outdated and does not provide
uniform licensing, complaint investigation, and enforcement provisions for skilled trades licenses. This
places a burden on the bureau administering the Mechanical Contractors Act and creates an inefficient
use of resources. Additionally, many licensees who are cross-licensed in multiple trades have expressed
dissatisfaction with conflicting provisions in separate licensing statutes. The Skilled Trades Regulation
Act, 2016 PA 3407, streamlines the processes for all license types included while providing for
modernized provisions such as electronic communication and third-party continuing education tracking
options, and specifies violations for unlicensed activity as provided to other regulated professions.
Because the Mechanical Contractors Act was repealed, the bureau plans to rescind the license
examination procedure rules promulgated under that Act and create a new rule set to house all licensing
rules regulated under the Skilled Trades Regulation Act, including the license examination procedure
By authority conferred promulgation of the mechanical rules license examination procedures is
authorized under the Skilled Trades Regulation Act, section 207 of 2016 PA 407, MCL 339.5207; and
Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 2003-1, 2008-4, and 2011-4, MCL 445.2011, MCL 445.2025, and
MCL 445.2030. This authority replaces the previous authority under 1984 PA 192, MCL 338.971 to
The proposed rules will take effect 7 days after filing with the Secretary of State. The proposed rules are
the Michigan Register. Copies of these proposed rules may also be obtained by mail or electronic mail at
the following email address: LARA-BCC-Rules@michigan.gov.
Comments on these proposed rules may be made at the hearing, by mail, or by electronic mail at the
following addresses until 5/23/2022 at 05:00PM.
Administrative Services Division - Rules Analyst, Amanda Johnson
611 W. Ottawa Street Lansing, MI 48933
The public hearing will be conducted in compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. If the
hearing is held at a physical location, the building will be accessible with handicap parking available.
Anyone needing assistance to take part in the hearing due to disability may call 517-582-5519 to make