No. 82

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Journal of the Senate

99th Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Thursday, October 12, 2017.

10:00 a.m.

The Senate was called to order by the President, Lieutenant Governor Brian N. Calley.

The roll was called by the Secretary of the Senate, who announced that a quorum was present.

Ananich—present Hood—present O’Brien—present

Bieda—present Hopgood—present Pavlov—excused

Booher—present Horn—excused Proos—present

Brandenburg—present Hune—present Robertson—present

Casperson—present Johnson—present Rocca—present

Colbeck—present Jones—present Schmidt—present

Conyers—present Knezek—present Schuitmaker—present

Emmons—present Knollenberg—present Shirkey—present

Green—present Kowall—present Stamas—present

Gregory—present MacGregor—present Warren—present

Hansen—present Marleau—present Young—excused

Hertel—present Meekhof—present Zorn—present

Hildenbrand—present Nofs—present

Pastor DeShawn Wilkins of Immanuel Outreach Cathedral of Detroit offered the following invocation:

Father, in Jesus’ name, dear Lord, we do thank You now for this, Thy grace, Thy loving-kindness, and Thy tender mercies. We thank You, O God, for this day; this is the day which You have made and we’re commanded to rejoice and to be glad in it. Father, we ask that You would give wisdom and direction to these servants of this state, that they would do the people’s business, O God, and that You would receive all of the honor and glory thereof. We give You praise, glory, and honor, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

The President, Lieutenant Governor Calley, led the members of the Senate in recital of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motions and Communications

Senators Green, Schuitmaker, Rocca and Casperson entered the Senate Chamber.

Senator Kowall moved that Senator Knollenberg be temporarily excused from today’s session.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Kowall moved that Senators Horn and Pavlov be excused from today’s session.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Hood moved that Senator Young be excused from today’s session.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Kowall moved that rule 3.902 be suspended to allow the guests of Senator O’Brien admittance to the Senate floor.

The motion prevailed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

Senator Knollenberg entered the Senate Chamber.

Senator O’Brien asked and was granted unanimous consent to make a statement and moved that the statement be printed in the Journal.

The motion prevailed.

Senator O’Brien’s statement is as follows:

It’s a privilege today to have some special guests up here at the Capitol. Many of you remember the tragedy that we had on June 14, earlier this year, when we lost one of our very own fire chiefs in my community—Comstock Fire Chief Ed Switalski. Today, we were up for a Transportation Committee hearing, in which the chairman treated us very kindly, asking to rename a portion of I-94 after our fire chief who was killed while serving the public on duty and it was a special honor to have Chief Switalski’s widow Holly up here with me. She, unfortunately, had to get back home to work, but also up here, I have Comstock Fire Marshal Mike Kessler, and Captain Kevin Thompson and his wife Sarah Thompson, and I just wanted you to give them the love that you have given to me over these many months and appreciate all they’ve done to continue to remember Chief Switalski for all he did for not just our community but the people in Illinois with over 30 years of service to protecting other people.

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Resolutions

Senator Kowall moved that consideration of the following resolutions be postponed for today:

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 10

House Concurrent Resolution No. 3

Senate Resolution No. 30

The motion prevailed.

Senator Meekhof offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 106.

A resolution recognizing October 15, 2017, as the Ronald McDonald House Charities Global Day of Change.

Whereas, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michigan supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families throughout the state; and

Whereas, Ronald McDonald Houses in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Detroit provide lodging, meals and support to families with children receiving treatment at local hospitals and medical centers; and

Whereas, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms offer parents a place to rest and regroup inside hospitals while remaining near their child; and

Whereas, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michigan strives to create a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage and joy; and

Whereas, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michigan will participate in the Ronald McDonald House Charities Global Day of Change on October 15, 2017, which commemorates the opening of the very first Ronald McDonald House on October 15, 1974; and

Whereas, The Global Day of Change is an opportunity to remind customers, donors, volunteers, and communities that by dropping spare change into a donation box at a local McDonald’s restaurant, they are helping keep families close in their greatest time of need; and

Whereas, Spare change dropped in donation boxes helped raise $28 million last year in the United States for Ronald McDonald House Charities and the families they serve; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That the members of this legislative body recognizes October 15th, 2017, as the Ronald McDonald House Charities Global Day of Change and congratulates Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michigan on its success and continued growth to support the children.

Pending the order that, under rule 3.204, the resolution be referred to the Committee on Government Operations,

Senator Kowall moved that the rule be suspended.

The motion prevailed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

The resolution was adopted.

Senator Kowall moved that rule 3.204 be suspended to name the entire membership of the Senate and the Lieutenant Governor as co‑sponsors of the resolution.

The motion prevailed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

The President pro tempore, Senator Schuitmaker, assumed the Chair.

Introduction and Referral of Bills

Senators Hertel, Bieda, Hansen, Jones, Gregory and Hood introduced

Senate Bill No. 628, entitled

A bill to amend 1969 PA 317, entitled “Worker’s disability compensation act of 1969,” by amending section 405 (MCL 418.405), as amended by 2014 PA 515.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Senators Hopgood, Warren, Gregory, Hood and Conyers introduced

Senate Bill No. 629, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending sections 1169, 1507, and 1507b (MCL 380.1169, 380.1507, and 380.1507b), sections 1169 and 1507 as amended and section 1507b as added by 2004 PA 165.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Jones introduced

Senate Bill No. 630, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending sections 321a and 732 (MCL 257.321a and 257.732), section 321a as amended by 2012 PA 13 and section 732 as amended by 2015 PA 11.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Shirkey, Knezek, Schmidt, Hertel, Hune and Jones introduced

Senate Bill No. 631, entitled

A bill to amend 1963 PA 125, entitled “An act to provide for the incorporation, supervision, and regulation of nonprofit dental care corporations; to prescribe the functions of the commissioner of insurance as to such corporations; to provide for the imposition of a regulatory fee; and to prescribe penalties for violations of this act,” by amending section 13 (MCL 550.363).

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Insurance.

House Bill No. 4066, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” (MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding section 16189; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Health Policy.

House Bill No. 4067, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending sections 17001 and 17501 (MCL 333.17001 and 333.17501), as amended by 2016 PA 379, and by adding sections 17011a and 17511a.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Health Policy.

House Bill No. 4549, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending sections 16141, 16145, and 18223 (MCL 333.16141, 333.16145, and 333.18223), sections 16141 and 16145 as amended by 1993 PA 80 and section 18223 as amended by 2014 PA 385.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Health Policy.

House Bill No. 4573, entitled

A bill to amend 1846 RS 16, entitled “Of the powers and duties of townships, the election and duties of township officers, and the division of townships,” (MCL 41.1a to 41.110c) by adding section 3b.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Local Government.

House Bill No. 4756, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 732 (MCL 257.732), as amended by 2015 PA 11.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

House Bill No. 4802, entitled

A bill to amend 1897 PA 180, entitled “An act to provide for the issuance of marriage licenses and certificates without publicity in certain cases; and to provide criminal and civil penalties for violation of this act,” by amending sections 3 and 4 (MCL 551.203 and 551.204).

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Families, Seniors and Human Services.

House Bill No. 4849, entitled

A bill to amend 1903 PA 81, entitled “An act to provide for the care and preservation of cemetery lots,” by amending sections 2, 3, 5, and 6 (MCL 128.82, 128.83, 128.85, and 128.86) and by adding sections 1a, 9, and 10; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Local Government.

House Bill No. 4976, entitled

A bill to amend 1941 PA 122, entitled “An act to establish the revenue collection duties of the department of treasury; to prescribe its powers and duties as the revenue collection agency of this state; to prescribe certain powers and duties of the state treasurer; to establish the collection duties of certain other state departments for money or accounts owed to this state; to regulate the importation, stamping, and disposition of certain tobacco products; to provide for the transfer of powers and duties now vested in certain other state boards, commissions, departments, and offices; to prescribe certain duties of and require certain reports from the department of treasury; to provide procedures for the payment, administration, audit, assessment, levy of interests or penalties on, and appeals of taxes and tax liability; to prescribe its powers and duties if an agreement to act as agent for a city to administer, collect, and enforce the city income tax act on behalf of a city is entered into with any city; to provide an appropriation; to abolish the state board of tax administration; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to declare the effect of this act,” by amending sections 21 and 28 (MCL 205.21 and 205.28), section 21 as amended by 2014 PA 35 and section 28 as amended by 2017 PA 111.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Finance.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

General Orders

Senator Kowall moved that the Senate resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for consideration of the General Orders calendar.

The motion prevailed, and the President pro tempore, Senator Schuitmaker, designated Senator Stamas as Chairperson.

After some time spent therein, the Committee arose; and the President pro tempore, Senator Schuitmaker, having resumed the Chair, the Committee reported back to the Senate, favorably and without amendment, the following bills:

House Bill No. 4457, entitled

A bill to amend 1966 PA 331, entitled “Community college act of 1966,” by amending section 122 (MCL 389.122), as amended by 2014 PA 485.

House Bill No. 4396, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled “Income tax act of 1967,” by amending section 30 (MCL 206.30), as amended by 2015 PA 161.

The bills were placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The Committee of the Whole reported back to the Senate, favorably and with a substitute therefor, the following bill:

Senate Bill No. 52, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending section 24 of chapter VII (MCL 767.24), as amended by 2014 PA 324.

Substitute (S-2).

The Senate agreed to the substitute recommended by the Committee of the Whole, and the bill as substituted was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The Committee of the Whole reported back to the Senate, favorably and with a substitute therefor, the following bill:

House Bill No. 4181, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending section 1233 (MCL 380.1233), as amended by 2016 PA 192.

Substitute (S-1).

The Senate agreed to the substitute recommended by the Committee of the Whole, and the bill as substituted was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Third Reading of Bills

Senator Kowall moved that the following bills be placed at the head of the Third Reading of Bills calendar:

House Bill No. 4999

Senate Bill No. 509

The motion prevailed.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4999, entitled

A bill to prohibit local units of government from imposing an excise tax on the manufacture, distribution, or sale of food.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

The bill was passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, as follows:

Roll Call No. 386 Yeas—30

Ananich Green Kowall Robertson

Bieda Hansen MacGregor Rocca

Booher Hertel Marleau Schmidt

Brandenburg Hildenbrand Meekhof Schuitmaker

Casperson Hune Nofs Shirkey

Colbeck Jones O’Brien Stamas

Conyers Knezek Proos Zorn

Emmons Knollenberg

Nays—5

Gregory Hopgood Johnson Warren

Hood

Excused—3

Horn Pavlov Young

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

Senator Kowall moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

The motion prevailed, 2/3 of the members serving voting therefor.

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The Assistant President pro tempore, Senator O’Brien, assumed the Chair.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 509, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled “Michigan memorial highway act,” (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2080) by adding section 10a.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

The bill was passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, as follows:

Roll Call No. 387 Yeas—35

Ananich Gregory Knezek Robertson

Bieda Hansen Knollenberg Rocca

Booher Hertel Kowall Schmidt

Brandenburg Hildenbrand MacGregor Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Marleau Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Conyers Hune Nofs Warren

Emmons Johnson O’Brien Zorn

Green Jones Proos

Nays—0

Excused—3

Horn Pavlov Young

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

Senator Hertel asked and was granted unanimous consent to make a statement and moved that the statement be printed in the Journal.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Hertel’s statement is as follows:

Today I rise and ask for your support of Senate Bill No. 509, my legislation to honor the ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Grant Whitaker. On December 7, 2014, Ingham County Deputy Grant Whitaker, at the age of 25, was tragically killed in the line of duty. Deputy Whitaker lost his life in pursuit of a fleeing driver who was attempting to elude a traffic stop. Thankfully, the driver of the fleeing vehicle was arrested several days later, convicted, and sentenced to prison, but our community has lost a son, a brother, an uncle, a friend, and a dedicated public servant.

Grant Whitaker was a life-long resident of Stockbridge and a graduate of Stockbridge High School. He loved being with his family. He loved to hunt deer, duck, and turkey. Although young, Grant already had a history of serving the citizens of Ingham County—first as a police officer for the Stockbridge Police Department and then as an Ingham County Sheriff’s Deputy.

A life that was lost too soon, one that is deeply missed. Senate Bill No. 509 will honor this fallen hero by designating a portion of M-52 in Stockbridge the “Deputy Grant Whitaker Memorial Highway.” This is the road that runs through where Grant grew up, and where he ultimately gave his life in service of his community. This legislation is about a community that will never forget Grant Whitaker. It is a way for our community to wrap our arms around his family and show that we truly honor his sacrifice and his memory.

I ask for your support of this legislation.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Motions and Communications

The following communication was received and read:

Office of the Senate Majority Leader

October 12, 2017

I would like House Bill 4849 re-referred to the Senate Committee on Regulatory Reform.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Arlan Meekhof

30th Senate District

Senate Majority Leader

The communication was referred to the Secretary for record.

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Statements

Senator Warren asked and was granted unanimous consent to make a statement and moved that the statement be printed in the Journal.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Warren’s statement is as follows:

This is only the second time in seven years of serving in this body that I have risen to say a statement about someone I have lost in my life. Both times were political bosses of mine. Last Tuesday afternoon, I lost my long-time friend, my mentor, and my first boss in politics, former Representative Mary Bernadette Schroer. Mary served as State Representative for the 52nd District, representing Ann Arbor and parts of northern and western Washtenaw County, including Dexter, Chelsea, and Whitmore Lake, from 1992 to 1998. I worked in her office for five of the six years that she served, as a Legislative Assistant eventually rising to be her Chief of Staff. Mary Schroer never served in this chamber, so she will not get a memorial tribute here. I assume that our colleagues on the other side of the Rotunda will recognize her sometime in the very near future.

When I leave here today, I will be attending her memorial service, giving my first-ever eulogy. I think it’s very fitting that the woman who taught me so many things about politics and life will be the one who gives me that first experience. I’ve joked throughout the years that if you like the elected official and the woman that I have become, you have Mary Schroer to thank in part for it; and if you don’t like the elected official or woman that I have become, you have her a little bit to blame, because the lessons she taught me in those five years and in the resulting years after that, are lessons that never left me.

Mary Schroer was a woman of great sense of humor and grace, she was intelligent, and she had the best political gut I’ve ever had the experience to work with. She never needed to do a poll; she knew what her district wanted even though she served in a very marginal 50/50 district. She worked across the aisle. She loved to work with her colleagues on both sides. She loved to find a way to cut the deal even when people didn’t see that was a possibility. She would fight tooth and nail on the floor, and she would go after work to have drinks and she would be the first one to buy the first round of Scotch for all those who she worked with. She found a way, as one of the few women serving at that time, to get into the card game that the guys played, eventually winning the poker championship trophy. She liked it so much she never gave it back.

Mary Schroer taught me lessons that I have never forgotten, the first of which is that family comes first. If her husband Mike or one of her three daughters—Amy, Jenny, or Rebecca—called, she always took the call no matter who was in her office. She taught me that nothing is too expensive in terms of political capital when you’re trying to do the right thing, when you’re trying to do the right thing for your constituents, so start at the top. If you have a question about something that is happening in a department or a policy, call the director, don’t call the legislative liaison. She taught me to make the change you can, even if you can’t win the victories that people want, you can’t get the whole loaf or run the whole marathon, take the steps that you can take now and make a difference. Some of the policies she worked on in the early 1990s became Public Acts that I received in the Legislature in my time nearly 20 years later. She taught me it is okay to screw up, but it’s not okay not to try. The worst mistake I made as a Legislative Assistant, I was devastated that I had let her down. I went in her office and there is nothing that she could have said that would have made me feel worse. She looked me in the eye and said, “Alright, this isn’t good. What ideas do you have to fix it? We will do that together.”

I’ve tried to carry those lessons forward as I’ve had a staff in this body for the last 11 years. She taught me that it is never too late to pursue your passion. She always regretted never finishing her bachelor’s degree before she served in office. At 50 years old, when she left the Legislature, she went back to college, eventually getting her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Eastern Michigan University. She taught me that the most important thing that you do here is be the voice for those who sent you. Stand up even when it’s hard. Make the arguments even if you’re going to use. And never give up, because just when you think that things aren’t going to work out the way that you want, somehow they find a way to.

Cancer took Mary Schroer from us way too young—she had just turned 70 in February—but her legacy lives on in her husband, her daughters, her grandchildren, and in all the people who were touched by the lessons that she taught me and so many people around us in Washtenaw County. I ask today that my colleagues stand with me for just a moment of silence in honor of State Representative Mary Schroer.

A moment of silence was observed in memory of Mary Schroer, former member of the House of Representatives.

Announcements of Printing and Enrollment

The Secretary announced that the following House bills were received in the Senate and filed on Wednesday, October 11:

House Bill Nos. 4549 4573 4756 4802 4849 4976

The Secretary announced that the following bills and joint resolution were printed and filed on Wednesday, October 11, and are available at the Michigan Legislature website:

Senate Bill Nos. 626 627

House Bill Nos. 5082 5083 5084 5085 5086 5087 5088 5089 5090

House Joint Resolution X

Committee Reports

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 609, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 732a (MCL 257.732a), as amended by 2016 PA 32.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Stamas, Robertson, Proos and Warren

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 610, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” (MCL 257.1 to 257.923) by adding section 732c.

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Stamas, Robertson, Proos and Warren

Nays: None

The bill and the substitute recommended by the committee were referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 611, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 732b (MCL 257.732b), as added by 2014 PA 283.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Stamas, Robertson, Proos and Warren

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 612, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 732a (MCL 257.732a), as amended by 2016 PA 32.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Stamas, Robertson, Proos and Warren

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 613, entitled

A bill to amend 2008 PA 23, entitled “Enhanced driver license and enhanced official state personal identification card act,” by amending section 4 (MCL 28.304).

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Stamas, Robertson, Proos and Warren

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 614, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 304 (MCL 257.304), as amended by 2016 PA 32.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Stamas, Robertson, Proos and Warren

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 615, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 732a (MCL 257.732a), as amended by 2016 PA 32.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Stamas, Robertson, Proos and Warren

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 624, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending sections 732a and 732b (MCL 257.732a and 257.732b), section 732a as amended by 2016 PA 32 and section 732b as added by 2014 PA 283.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Stamas, Robertson, Proos and Warren

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 625, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” (MCL 257.1 to 257.923) by adding section 732c.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Stamas, Robertson, Proos and Warren

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 8:30 a.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Shirkey (C), Stamas, Robertson, Proos and Warren

The Committee on Commerce reported

Senate Bill No. 483, entitled

A bill to amend 2014 PA 138, entitled “Workforce opportunity wage act,” by amending section 10 (MCL 408.420).

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Wayne A. Schmidt

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Schmidt, Kowall, MacGregor, O’Brien and Hertel

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Commerce reported

Senate Bill No. 485, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 90, entitled “Youth employment standards act,” (MCL 409.101 to 409.124) by adding section 18a.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Wayne A. Schmidt

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Schmidt, Kowall, MacGregor, O’Brien and Hertel

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Commerce reported

Senate Bill No. 486, entitled

A bill to amend 1903 PA 106, entitled “An act to prescribe the duties and liabilities of employers and employes arising from the offer and acceptance of inducements for the performance of labor or service for hire at some point away from the home locality,” (MCL 408.581 to 408.583) by adding section 2a.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Wayne A. Schmidt

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Schmidt, Kowall, MacGregor, O’Brien and Hertel

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Commerce reported

House Bill No. 4305, entitled

A bill to amend 2008 PA 551, entitled “Uniform securities act (2002),” by amending sections 202a and 451 (MCL 451.2202a and 451.2451), section 202a as added by 2013 PA 264 and section 451 as added by 2014 PA 355.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Wayne A. Schmidt

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Schmidt, Kowall, MacGregor, O’Brien and Hertel

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Commerce submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 8:30 a.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Schmidt (C), Kowall, MacGregor, O’Brien and Hertel

The Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism reported

Senate Resolution No. 93.

A resolution to urge the continued work on Route 1 of the Great Lake to Lake Trails and to encourage continued commitment of state resources to the effort.

(For text of resolution, see Senate Journal No. 73, p. 1412.)

With the recommendation that the following substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the resolution then be adopted:

A resolution to urge the continued work on Route 1 of the Great Lake to Lake Trails and to encourage continued commitment of state resources to the effort.

Whereas, Michigan leads the nation with over 12,500 miles of recreational use trails and the most rail trail miles of any state. These trails provide important recreational and tourism opportunities in the state; and

Whereas, Route 1 is one of five planned Great Lake to Lake Trails created by connecting existing trailways to establish a continuous trail extending from one Great Lake to another. Route 1 encompasses fifteen existing trails that are being connected to form a continuous trailway from South Haven to Port Huron, connecting Lake Michigan to Lake Huron. Route 1 crosses nine counties and incorporates the cities of South Haven, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Jackson, Ann Arbor, Pontiac, Novi, Rochester, Sterling Heights, and Port Huron; and

Whereas, Connecting the many individual trails to extend from one Great Lake to another will provide economic and other benefits for the communities and tourist attractions along these trails. Completion of Route 1 will allow individuals to connect socially with their neighbors, encourage outdoor health and fitness, provide outdoor education, and protect and enhance our environment; and

Whereas, Additional Great Lake to Lake Trails are planned between Muskegon and Bay City, Charlevoix and Alpena, Manistique and Marquette, and Escanaba and Porcupine Mountain State Park; and

Whereas, Michigan’s exemplary trail system is the shared effort of public and private partnerships. The many stakeholders involved in taking the Great Lake to Lake Trails from dream to reality have provided focus and commitment, bringing together numerous volunteers at the local level with key state agencies to create one of the best trail systems in the nation. A continued commitment is necessary to ensure that the trails are completed in a timely manner; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That we urge continued work on Route 1 of the Great Lake to Lake Trails to ensure that this route is completed by 2019; and be it further

Resolved by the Senate, That we encourage and direct the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Department of Transportation to continue to demonstrate the exemplary conduct of interagency cooperation that they have shown so far and commit all practical resources and energy to finish Route 1; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Director of the Department of Natural Resources, the members of the Natural Resources Commission, the Director of the Department of Transportation, and the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance.

Goeffrey M. Hansen

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hansen, Zorn, Schmidt, Green and Johnson

Nays: None

The resolution and the substitute recommended by the committee were placed on the order of Resolutions.

The Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism reported

House Bill No. 4781, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “Natural resources and environmental protection act,” by amending section 72105 (MCL 324.72105), as amended by 2014 PA 212.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Goeffrey M. Hansen

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hansen, Zorn, Schmidt, Green and Johnson

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism reported

House Bill No. 4782, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending sections 32b, 33, and 657 (MCL 257.32b, 257.33, and 257.657), section 32b as amended by 2012 PA 424, section 33 as amended by 2015 PA 127, and section 657 as amended by 2015 PA 126, and by adding sections 13e and 662a.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Goeffrey M. Hansen

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hansen, Zorn, Schmidt, Green and Johnson

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism reported

House Bill No. 4783, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled “The insurance code of 1956,” by amending section 3101 (MCL 500.3101), as amended by 2016 PA 346.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Goeffrey M. Hansen

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hansen, Zorn, Schmidt, Green and Johnson

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 12:30 p.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Hansen (C), Zorn, Schmidt, Green and Johnson

The Committee on Insurance reported

Senate Bill No. 492, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled “The insurance code of 1956,” (MCL 500.100 to 500.8302) by adding section 3406u.

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Joe Hune

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hune, Brandenburg, Schmidt, O’Brien, Jones, Marleau, Bieda and Johnson

Nays: None

The bill and the substitute recommended by the committee were referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Insurance submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Hune (C), Brandenburg, Schmidt, O’Brien, Jones, Marleau, Bieda and Johnson

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Natural Resources submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 12:30 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Casperson (C), Pavlov, Robertson, Stamas and Warren

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Regulatory Reform submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Rocca (C), Jones, Knollenberg, Kowall, MacGregor, Hune, Warren, Hertel and Johnson

Scheduled Meetings

Economic Development and International Investment - Thursday, October 19, 1:30 p.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building (373-5323)

Judiciary - Tuesday, October 17, 3:00 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building (373-5314)

Michigan State Capitol Commission - Monday, October 16, 11:00 a.m., Room H-65, Capitol Building (373-1433)

State Drug Treatment Court Advisory Committee - Tuesday, October 17, 10:00 a.m., Legislative Council Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Boji Tower (373-0212)

Senator Kowall moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 10:42 a.m.

The Assistant President pro tempore, Senator O’Brien, declared the Senate adjourned until Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

JEFFREY F. COBB

Secretary of the Senate

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