Loomis attorneys, Sara Cunningham and James Neal, assisted in the drafting of Senate Bill No. 427 introduced in the Michigan Senate on June 12, 2013. The proposed legislation seeks to clarify the current law and provide that an independent landman is classified as an independent contractor, and not an employee. This legislation is supported by both the Michigan Association of Professional Landmen (MAPL) and the Michigan Oil and Gas Association (MOGA). A copy of Senate Bill No. 427 can be viewed here.