No. 2

STATE OF MICHIGAN

JOURNAL

OF THE

House of Representatives

94thLegislature


REGULAR SESSION OF 2007


House Chamber, Lansing, Monday, January 22, 2007.

2:30 p.m.

The House was called to order by the Speaker.

The roll was called by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, who announced that a quorum was present.

Accavitti--present Dillon--present Lahti--present Pearce--present

Acciavatti--present Donigan--present LaJoy--present Polidori--present

Agema--present Ebli--present Law, David--present Proos--present

Amos--present Elsenheimer--present Law, Kathleen--present Robertson--present

Angerer--present Emmons--present LeBlanc--present Rocca--present

Ball--present Espinoza--present Leland--present Sak--present

Bauer--present Farrah--present Lemmons--present Schuitmaker--present

Bennett--present Gaffney--present Lindberg--present Scott--present

Bieda--present Garfield--present Marleau--present Shaffer--present

Booher--present Gillard--present Mayes--excused Sheen--present

Brandenburg--excused Gonzales--present McDowell--present Sheltrown--present

Brown--present Green--present Meadows--present Simpson--present

Byrnes--excused Griffin--present Meekhof--present Smith, Alma--present

Byrum--present Hammel--present Meisner--present Smith, Virgil--present

Calley--present Hammon--present Melton--present Spade--present

Casperson--present Hansen--present Meltzer--present Stahl--present

Caswell--present Hildenbrand--present Miller--present Stakoe--present

Caul--present Hood--present Moolenaar--present Steil--present

Cheeks--present Hoogendyk--present Moore--present Tobocman--present

Clack--present Hopgood--present Moss--present Vagnozzi--present

Clemente--present Horn--present Nitz--present Valentine--present

Condino--present Huizenga--present Nofs--present Walker--present

Constan--present Hune--present Opsommer--present Ward--present

Corriveau--present Jackson--present Palmer--present Warren--excused

Coulouris--present Johnson--present Palsrok--present Wenke--present

Cushingberry--present Jones, Rick--present Pastor--present Wojno--present

Dean--present Jones, Robert--present Pavlov--present Young--present

DeRoche--present Knollenberg--present

e/d/s = entered during session

Rep. Frank Accavitti, Jr., from the 42nd District, offered the following invocation:

"Creator God, as we begin this 94th legislative session, we thank You for the opportunity to serve You and the people of Michigan. Guide us as we work together and enlighten us as to the needs of those we represent. Give us the wisdom to view all the issues that come before us in a fair, compassionate, and unbiased manner. May the legislation passed in this chamber reflect our personal commitment to the people of this state, a state that You have so wondrously blessed.

We ask for Your continued guidance as we seek a more prosperous future for all. Amen."

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Rep. Green moved that Rep. Brandenburg be excused from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

Rep. Tobocman moved that Reps. Byrnes, Mayes and Warren be excused from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

Motions and Resolutions

The Speaker, on behalf of the entire membership of the House of Representatives, offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 7.

A resolution of tribute offered as a memorial for President Gerald R. Ford.

Whereas, With the passing of Gerald R. Ford, we in Michigan mourn deeply and join our nation in remembering the contributions of our 38th President of the United States. Yet, as a new year begins, our state's only President provides us an opportunity to look forward with the optimism and confidence that Gerald Ford felt. Gerald R. Ford learned to see possibilities where others saw only problems. He believed in the dream of America and strove to make our country even better; and

Whereas, Born in Nebraska, Gerald Ford grew up in Grand Rapids, coming of age during the Great Depression. He graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he played football for the Wolverines. He went on to graduate from Yale University law school and returned home to start a law practice. When we were attacked at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Gerald Ford immediately joined the United States Navy. Lieutenant Ford volunteered for combat duty and served in the Pacific Theater. His actions to save the light aircraft carrier USS Monterey, which was foundering in a severe typhoon in 1944, demonstrated great personal courage; and

Whereas, Returning home following the war, Gerald Ford was determined to make a difference in bettering his country. He became involved in Grand Rapids civic life and resolved to enter the public arena. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1948, where he served nearly 25 years. Gerald Ford's distinguished legislative career showed him to be a man of conviction and honesty. He was called on to serve on the Warren Commission in 1963, and in 1965 was selected by his colleagues to be the House Minority Leader. In 1973, during a trying time in American politics and abroad, Gerald Ford was called upon to serve as Vice President in the waning months of the Nixon administration; and

Whereas, After only eight months as Vice President, Gerald Ford was sworn in as our 38th President when Richard Nixon resigned the presidency. In this tumultuous time, President Ford's courage, dedication to public service, and basic integrity and decency proved to be just what our country needed to heal. He restored our faith in our Constitution and government, ensuring that our Bicentennial Celebration in 1976 was as much about looking ahead with confidence as looking back with pride. He was a great American and beloved Michiganian. We mourn Gerald R. Ford's passing, yet celebrate his calm and steady hand when our country most needed a common man of uncommon character; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we offer our highest expression of tribute to honor the memory of Gerald R. Ford, the 38th President of the United States; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Ford family as evidence of the esteem and respect that the people of Michigan will always hold for the memory of Gerald R. Ford, our state's President.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted by unanimous standing vote.

Reps. Clack, Accavitti, Ball, Bennett, Cheeks, Condino, Donigan, Farrah, Gillard, Gonzales, Green, Hammel, Hammon, Hildenbrand, Hopgood, Kathleen Law, Lemmons, Mayes, Meisner, Miller, Palmer, Polidori, Proos, Sak, Shaffer, Sheltrown, Alma Smith, Tobocman, Vagnozzi, Valentine, Wojno, Bauer and Bieda offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 8.

A resolution to commemorate February 2, 2007, as Give Kids a Smile Day in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, In 1943, the annual observance of Children's Dental Health Day began in Cleveland, Ohio. This day was envisioned as a day to provide oral health care and education to a large number of low-income and disadvantage children. It also serves to inform policy makers of the on-going challenges that low-income and disadvantaged children face in accessing dental care. Michigan's lowest income children are the most susceptible to poor oral hygiene due to a lack of education and access to quality dental health care; and

Whereas, We know that to live a healthy life we must exercise, eat in moderation, and visit the doctor and the dentist regularly. Many of us do not practice all of the above, especially routine dentist visits. Many Americans do not view oralhealth as a component of their entire health program. Oral health means much more than healthy teeth, and it contributes a great deal to our well-being and general health. We need to reinforce that good dental health habits are learned early. This idea must be reinforced throughout life. The importance of having a healthy mouth is frequently overlooked; and

Whereas, The Chronic Disease Center reports that "cavities are a common problem which begin at an early age. Tooth decay affects nearly one-fifth of two-to-four-year-olds, more than half of eight-year-olds, and more than three-fourths of 17-year-olds." The way we take care of our mouth affects the rest of our body. The Michigan Primary Care Association reported that an individual's chronic disease severity, such as diabetes is correlated with the health of his/her mouth. This is due to the sugar deposits from the food and beverage consumed remain in the gums and on the teeth surface for a long period of time. These sugar deposits travel through the rest of the body and will contribute to health problems.The solution is regular dental cleanings and proper dental hygiene. Although that solution is not simple for the low-income, uninsured, or underinsured population; and

Whereas, One of the best ways to educate children about visits to the dentist and maintaining good oral hygiene is to familiarize them with the fundamentals of proper dental care. It is essential that our children learn the importance of brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and having regular dental check-ups; and

Whereas, A national day dedicated to educating children on the importance of oral health has afforded us an opportunity to break bad dental habits that are learned at an early age. Good oral health is the best protection against cavities, tooth decay and gingivitis; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body commemorate February 2, 2007, as Give Kids a Smile Day in the state of Michigan. We honor the contributions it is making to educate American children on good oral hygiene by naming; and be it further

Resolved, That we honor and join other organizations throughout the state and this country as they use this occasion to contribute to our citizens living healthier lives; and be it further

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted to the American Dental Association and local dental associations throughout the state of Michigan.

Pending the reference of the resolution to a committee,

Rep. Tobocman moved that Rule 71 be suspended and the resolution be considered at this time.

The motion prevailed, 3/5 of the members present voting therefor.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

Communications from State Officers

The following communications from the Auditor General were received and read:

January 11, 2007

Enclosed is a copy of the following audit report and/or report summary:

Performance audit of Individual Income Tax Return Processing,

Department of Treasury

January 2007

January 17, 2007

Enclosed is a copy of the following audit report and/or report summary:

Performance audit of the Community Programming and Support Services Division,

Department of Human Services

January 2007

January 17, 2007

Enclosed is a copy of the following audit report and/or report summary:

Performance audit of the Muskegon Correctional Complex,

Department of Corrections

January 2007

Sincerely,

Thomas H. McTavish, C.P.A.

Auditor General

The communications were referred to the Clerk and the accompanying reports referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

The following communication from the Department of Treasury was received and read:

January 12, 2007

Please find attached one copy of the first Principal Residence Exemption Compliance Program Quarterly Report for the period October 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006. The report is required by Public Act 345 of 2006, the General Government Appropriations Act. Section 947 of the Act provides, in part, as follows:

(1) Of the $5,856,800.00 included in part 1 for the revenue enhancement program, $5,356,000.00 shall be used for revenue collection enhancement activities including auditing functions.

(3) The $500,000.00 balance of the $5,856,800.00 shall be used for the principal residence exemption compliance program. Along with other program costs, expenditures shall include the development of a statewide web-based database created for the purpose of enforcing the principal residence exemption compliance program. The department shall submit quarterly progress reports that include the number of exemptions denied and the revenue received under this program. The legislative auditor general shall complete a performance audit of the principal residence exemption compliance program prior to April 1, 2007. Revenue generated to the state from the principal residence exemption compliance program shall be used to reimburse the state general fund for the $500,000.00 appropriation prior to any other allocation. Additional funds from the revenue enhancement program and carry-forward appropriations may be used to support costs in excess of $500,000.00.

Frederick Headen, Director

Bureau of Local Government Services

The communication was referred to the Clerk.

Introduction of Bills

Rep. Bieda introduced

House Bill No. 4001, entitled

A bill to regulate and to require certain reports to be filed by persons who receive contributions for purposes of defending elected officials from criminal, civil, and administrative actions; to regulate contributions made for purposes of defending elected officials from criminal, civil, and administrative actions; to prescribe certain powers and duties of the secretary of state; and to prescribe penalties and civil sanctions.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Ethics and Elections.

Rep. Bieda introduced

House Bill No. 4002, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled "The insurance code of 1956," by amending section 3104 (MCL 500.3104), as amended by 2002 PA 662.

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

Rep. Rick Jones introduced

House Bill No. 4003, entitled

A bill to amend 1933 PA 167, entitled "General sales tax act," by amending section 4a (MCL 205.54a), as amended by 2004 PA 173.

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

Rep. Rick Jones introduced

House Bill No. 4004, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 388, entitled "Michigan campaign finance act," by amending sections 2, 5, and 11 (MCL 169.202, 169.205, and 169.211), section 2 as amended by 2001 PA 250, section 5 as amended by 1999 PA 237, and section 11 as amended by 1996 PA 590, and by adding section 48.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology.

Rep. Rick Jones introduced

House Bill No. 4005, entitled

A bill to amend 1943 PA 240, entitled "State employees' retirement act," (MCL 38.1 to 38.69) by adding section 19k.

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

Rep. Caswell introduced

House Bill No. 4006, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled "Michigan vehicle code," by amending section 732a (MCL 257.732a), as amended by 2004 PA 52; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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

Rep. Caswell introduced

House Bill No. 4007, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled "The general property tax act," by amending section 78g (MCL 211.78g), as amended by 2003 PA 263.

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

Rep. Caswell introduced

House Bill No. 4008, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled "The state school aid act of 1979," by amending section 101 (MCL 388.1701), as amended by 2006 PA 342.

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

Rep. Caswell introduced

House Bill No. 4009, entitled

A bill to amend 1937 PA 94, entitled "Use tax act," by amending sections 2 and 3a (MCL 205.92 and 205.93a), as amended by 2004 PA 172.

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

Rep. Caswell introduced

House Bill No. 4010, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled "The general property tax act," by amending section 53b (MCL 211.53b), as amended by 2006 PA 378.

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

Rep. Caswell introduced

House Bill No. 4011, entitled

A bill to amend 1990 PA 134, entitled "Motor fuel distribution act," by amending the title and section 2 (MCL 445.1802) and by adding section 5a.

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

Rep. Caswell introduced

House Bill No. 4012, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled "The revised school code," (MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1255a.

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

Rep. Caswell introduced

House Bill No. 4013, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled "Public health code," by amending section 20155 (MCL 333.20155), as amended by 2006 PA 195.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Senior Health, Security, and Retirement.

Rep. Shaffer introduced

House Bill No. 4014, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled "Income tax act of 1967," by amending section 30 (MCL 206.30), as amended by 2005 PA 214.

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

Rep. Shaffer introduced

House Bill No. 4015, entitled

A bill to amend 1987 PA 96, entitled "The mobile home commission act," by amending section 12 (MCL 125.2312), as amended by 2006 PA 328.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Regulatory Reform.

Rep. Shaffer introduced

House Bill No. 4016, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled "Natural resources and environmental protection act," by amending section 43526 (MCL 324.43526), as amended by 1996 PA 585.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Tourism, Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources.

Rep. Opsommer introduced

House Bill No. 4017, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled "Michigan vehicle code," (MCL 257.1 to 257.923) by adding section 653b.

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

Rep. Opsommer introduced

House Bill No. 4018, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled "The code of criminal procedure," by amending section 12g of chapter XVII (MCL 777.12g), as added by 2002 PA 34.

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

Rep. Opsommer introduced

House Bill No. 4019, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled "Michigan election law," by amending section 931 (MCL 168.931), as amended by 1996 PA 583.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Ethics and Elections.

Rep. Rick Jones introduced

House Bill No. 4020, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 40, entitled "The drain code of 1956," by amending sections 72, 154, and 221 (MCL 280.72, 280.154, and 280.221), section 72 as amended by 1987 PA 60.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Regulatory Reform.

Rep. Hildenbrand introduced

House Bill No. 4021, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled "The state school aid act of 1979," (MCL 388.1601 to 388.1772) by adding section 9.

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

Rep. Hildenbrand introduced

House Bill No. 4022, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled "The Michigan penal code," by amending section 224d (MCL 750.224d), as amended by 2006 PA 401.

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

Rep. Hildenbrand introduced

House Bill No. 4023, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 449, entitled "An act to regulate the pricing of consumer items and the advertising of consumer items, services, goods, merchandise, commodities, and real property; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local officials in relation thereto; to provide remedies and penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts," by amending sections 1 and 3 (MCL 445.351 and 445.353) and by adding sections 3a and 3b.

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

Rep. Hildenbrand introduced

House Bill No. 4024, entitled

A bill to provide for submitting the question of whether to call a constitutional convention to the electors of this state.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Ethics and Elections.

Rep. Hildenbrand introduced

House Bill No. 4025, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled "The general property tax act," by amending sections 7dd, 7ee, 10, 24, 24c, 27a, 27b, 27c, 34, 34c, and 34d (MCL 211.7dd, 211.7ee, 211.10, 211.24, 211.24c, 211.27a, 211.27b, 211.27c, 211.34, 211.34c, and 211.34d), section 7dd as amended by 2006 PA 114, sections 7ee and 24c as amended by 2003 PA 247, section 10 as amended by 1994 PA 415, section 24 as amended by 2002 PA 620, section 27a as amended by 2006 PA 378, section 27b as amended and section 27c as added by 1996 PA 476, section 34 as amended by 1986 PA 105, section 34c as amended by 2006 PA 376, and section 34d as amended by 2005 PA 12, and by adding section 27e; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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

Rep. Hansen introduced

House Bill No. 4026, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled "Natural resources and environmental protection act," by amending section 81133 (MCL 324.81133), as amended by 1998 PA 86.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Tourism, Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources.

Rep. Hansen introduced

House Bill No. 4027, entitled

A bill to provide for liens on agricultural products delivered to processors in favor of the producers of the products; to provide remedies; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state officers and agencies; and to impose a fee.

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

Rep. Rocca introduced

House Bill No. 4028, entitled

A bill to amend 1933 PA 167, entitled "General sales tax act," (MCL 205.51 to 205.78) by adding section 4ff.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology.

Rep. Rocca introduced

House Bill No. 4029, entitled

A bill to amend 1937 PA 94, entitled "Use tax act," (MCL 205.91 to 205.111) by adding section 4z.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology.

Rep. Rocca introduced

House Bill No. 4030, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled "Michigan election law," (MCL 168.1 to 168.992) by adding section 482a.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Ethics and Elections.

Rep. Rocca introduced

House Bill No. 4031, entitled

A bill to amend 1933 PA 167, entitled "General sales tax act," by amending section 4g (MCL 205.54g), as amended by 2004 PA 173.

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

Rep. Rocca introduced

House Bill No. 4032, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled "The insurance code of 1956," by amending section 3135 (MCL 500.3135), as amended by 2002 PA 697.

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

Rep. Rocca introduced

House Bill No. 4033, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 232, entitled "Corrections code of 1953," by amending section 65f (MCL 791.265f), as added by 1990 PA 160.

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

Rep. Rocca introduced

House Bill No. 4034, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled "The general property tax act," by amending section 27 (MCL 211.27), as amended by 2003 PA 274.

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

Rep. Rocca introduced

House Bill No. 4035, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 295, entitled "Sex offenders registration act," by amending section 11 (MCL 28.731).

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

Rep. Accavitti introduced

House Bill No. 4036, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled "The revised school code," (MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1271.

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

Reps. Lemmons, Virgil Smith and Leland introduced

House Bill No. 4037, entitled

A bill to repeal 1999 PA 212, entitled "An act to restrict certain governmental entities from requiring individuals to reside within certain geographic areas or specified distances or travel times from their place of employment as a condition of employment or promotion," (MCL 15.601 to 15.603).

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Intergovernmental, Urban and Regional Affairs.

Reps. Lemmons, Virgil Smith and Leland introduced

House Bill No. 4038, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled "Public health code," by amending sections 7212, 7214, 7403, and 7404 (MCL 333.7212, 333.7214, 333.7403, and 333.7404), sections 7212, 7403, and 7404 as amended by 2002 PA 710 and section 7214as amended by 1982 PA 352, and by adding sections 7337, 7338, 7338a, and 7338b; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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

Reps. Lemmons, Virgil Smith and Leland introduced

House Bill No. 4039, entitled

A bill to amend 1947 PA 336, entitled "An act to prohibit strikes by certain public employees; to provide review from disciplinary action with respect thereto; to provide for the mediation of grievances and the holding of elections; to declare and protect the rights and privileges of public employees; and to prescribe means of enforcement and penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act," by amending section 1 (MCL 423.201), as amended by 1999 PA 204.

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

Reps. Lemmons, Virgil Smith and Leland introduced

House Bill No. 4040, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled "The revised school code," by amending sections 373 and 375 (MCL 380.373 and 380.375), as amended by 2004 PA 303.

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

Reps. Lemmons, Virgil Smith, Leland, Tobocman and Robert Jones introduced

House Bill No. 4041, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 232, entitled "Corrections code of 1953," (MCL 791.201 to 791.285) by adding section 69b.

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

Reps. Lemmons, Dean, Johnson, Jackson, Virgil Smith, Leland, Tobocman, Robert Jones and Hopgood introduced

House Bill No. 4042, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled "The revised school code," by amending sections 1561 and 1596 (MCL 380.1561 and 380.1596), section 1561 as amended by 1996 PA 339.

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

Rep. Lemmons introduced

House Bill No. 4043, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled "The revised school code," by amending sections 502 and 1311d (MCL 380.502 and 380.1311d), section 502 as amended by 1995 PA 289 and section 1311d as added by 1999 PA 23.

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

Reps. Simpson, Valentine, Tobocman, Corriveau, Angerer, Coulouris, Meadows, McDowell, Spade, Gillard, Byrnes, Hammel, Vagnozzi, Ebli, Byrum, Kathleen Law, Bauer, LeBlanc, Brown, Griffin, Hammon, Condino, Hood, Sak, Dean, Espinoza, Scott, Melton, Lindberg, Warren, Lahti, Young, Bennett, Alma Smith, Leland, Meisner, Mayes, Gonzales, Farrah, Donigan, Johnson, Miller, Jackson, Accavitti, Virgil Smith, Cushingberry, Lemmons and Hopgood introduced

House Bill No. 4044, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled "Revised judicature act of 1961," by amending section 2946 (MCL 600.2946), as amended by 1995 PA 249.

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

Reps. McDowell, Tobocman, Simpson, Gillard, Spade, Lahti, Hammel, Byrnes, Meadows, Byrum, Dean, Angerer, Valentine, Corriveau, Hammon, Ebli, Condino, Kathleen Law, Melton, Donigan, Vagnozzi, Lemmons, Hood, Hopgood, Brown and Young introduced

House Bill No. 4045, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled "Revised judicature act of 1961," by amending section 5805 (MCL 600.5805), as amended by 2002 PA 715.

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

Reps. Valentine, Kathleen Law, Corriveau, Tobocman, Simpson, McDowell, Meadows, Angerer, Vagnozzi, Byrnes, Lahti, Gillard, Byrum, Dean, Spade, Bauer, Brown, Hammel, Hammon, Condino, Hood, Alma Smith, Lindberg, Bennett, Young, Melton, Donigan, Lemmons and Hopgood introduced

House Bill No. 4046, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 331, entitled "Michigan consumer protection act," by amending sections 2 and 3 (MCL 445.902 and 445.903), as amended by 2006 PA 508.

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

Reps. Ebli, Angerer, Hopgood, Byrum, Corriveau, Kathleen Law, Valentine, Simpson, Byrnes, Alma Smith, Vagnozzi, Espinoza, Brown, Hammel, Bauer, McDowell, Hammon, Condino, Hood, Griffin, Spade, Dean, Melton, Sheltrown, Gonzales, Donigan and Young introduced

House Bill No. 4047, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled "Natural resources and environmental protection act," (MCL 324.101 to 324.90106) by adding section 11511c; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Great Lakes and Environment.

Reps. Griffin, Coulouris, Corriveau, Young, Byrum, Simpson, LeBlanc, Brown, Valentine, Hammel, Hammon, McDowell, Condino, Hood, Ebli, Meadows, Dean, Robert Jones and Lahti introduced

House Bill No. 4048, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled "Michigan election law," by amending sections 758, 759, and 759b (MCL 168.758, 168.759, and 168.759b), section 758 as amended by 1996 PA 207 and section 759 as amended by 1995 PA 261.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Ethics and Elections.

Reps. Griffin, Hood, Hammel, Condino, Valentine, McDowell, Ebli, Meadows, Dean, Robert Jones, Young and Simpson introduced

House Bill No. 4049, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled "The general property tax act," by amending section 27a (MCL 211.27a), as amended by 2006 PA 446.

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

Reps. Miller, LeBlanc, Constan, Young, Polidori, Simpson, Melton, McDowell, Ebli, Vagnozzi, Lemmons, Hood and Hopgood introduced

House Bill No. 4050, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 331, entitled "Michigan consumer protection act," by amending section 3 (MCL 445.903), as amended by 2006 PA 508, and by adding section 3e.

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

Rep. Hune introduced

House Bill No. 4051, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled "The insurance code of 1956," by amending sections 3107, 3109, and 3109a (MCL 500.3107, 500.3109, and 500.3109a), section 3107 as amended by 1991 PA 191, and by adding chapter 21A.

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

Rep. Hune introduced

House Bill No. 4052, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 288, entitled "Land division act," by amending section 108 (MCL 560.108), as added by 1996 PA 591.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Intergovernmental, Urban and Regional Affairs.

Reps. Walker, Agema, Casperson, Nofs, Hansen, Emmons and Sheltrown introduced

House Bill No. 4053, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled "The general property tax act," by amending section 27a (MCL 211.27a), as amended by 2006 PA 446.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security.

Reps. Mayes and Marleau introduced

House Bill No. 4054, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 299, entitled "Occupational code," by amending section 2635 (MCL 339.2635), as amended by 2006 PA 414.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services.

Reps. Mayes and Marleau introduced

House Bill No. 4055, entitled

A bill to amend 1987 PA 173, entitled "Mortgage brokers, lenders, and servicers licensing act," by amending section 29 (MCL 445.1679), as amended by 1996 PA 210.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services.

Reps. Hoogendyk and Sheen introduced

House Bill No. 4056, entitled

A bill to amend 1990 PA 187, entitled "The pupil transportation act," by amending section 59 (MCL 257.1859), as amended by 1996 PA 170.

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

Rep. Nofs introduced

House Bill No. 4057, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 388, entitled "Michigan campaign finance act," by amending section 47 (MCL 169.247), as amended by 2001 PA 250, and by adding section 48.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Ethics and Elections.

Rep. Wojno introduced

House Bill No. 4058, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled "The Michigan penal code," (MCL 750.1 to 750.568) by adding section 492b.

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

Reps. Nofs and Wojno introduced

House Bill No. 4059, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled "The code of criminal procedure," by amending section 16x of chapter XVII (MCL 777.16x), as amended by 2006 PA 234.

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

Rep. Nofs introduced

House Bill No. 4060, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled "The revised school code," (MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1164b.

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

Rep. Nofs introduced

House Bill No. 4061, entitled

A bill to amend 1929 PA 48, entitled "An act levying a specific tax to be known as the severance tax upon all producers engaged in the business of severing oil and gas from the soil; prescribing the method of collecting the tax; requiring all producers of such products or purchasers thereof to make reports; to provide penalties; to provide exemptions and refunds; to prescribe the disposition of the funds so collected; and to exempt those paying such specific tax from certain other taxes," by amending section 14 (MCL 205.314), as amended by 1994 PA 307.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology.

Rep. Nofs introduced

House Bill No. 4062, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled "Income tax act of 1967," by amending section 527a (MCL 206.527a), as amended by 2004 PA 335, and by adding section 527b.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology.

Rep. Nofs introduced

House Bill No. 4063, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled "Income tax act of 1967," (MCL 206.1 to 206.532) by adding section 436.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology.

Rep. Nofs introduced

House Bill No. 4064, entitled

A bill to establish the state home heating credit fund in the department of treasury; and to provide certain powers and duties of the department of treasury with respect to the home heating credit fund.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology.

Reps. Mayes and Condino introduced

House Bill No. 4065, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled "The Michigan penal code," (MCL 750.1 to 750.568) by adding section 66.

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

Rep. Mayes introduced

House Bill No. 4066, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 288, entitled "Probate code of 1939," (MCL 710.21 to 712A.32) by adding section 56a to chapter X.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Families and Children's Services.

Rep. Mayes introduced

House Bill No. 4067, entitled

A bill to amend 1933 PA 167, entitled "General sales tax act," by amending section 6 (MCL 205.56), as amended by 2004 PA 173.

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

Rep. Mayes introduced

House Bill No. 4068, entitled

A bill to amend 1973 PA 139, entitled "An act to provide forms of county government; to provide for county managers and county executives and to prescribe their powers and duties; to abolish certain departments, boards, commissions, and authorities; to provide for transfer of certain powers and functions; to prescribe powers of a board of county commissioners and elected officials; to provide organization of administrative functions; to transfer property; to retain ordinances and laws not inconsistent with this act; to provide methods for abolition of a unified form of county government; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies," by amending section 9 (MCL 45.559), as amended by 2003 PA 281.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Intergovernmental, Urban and Regional Affairs.

Rep. Mayes introduced

House Bill No. 4069, entitled

A bill to amend 1951 PA 51, entitled "An act to provide for the classification of all public roads, streets, and highways in this state, and for the revision of that classification and for additions to and deletions from each classification; to set up and establish the Michigan transportation fund; to provide for the deposits in the Michigan transportation fund of specific taxes on motor vehicles and motor vehicle fuels; to provide for the allocation of funds from the Michigan transportation fund and the use and administration of the fund for transportation purposes; to set up and establish the truck safety fund; to provide for the allocation of funds from the truck safety fund and administration of the fund for truck safety purposes; to set up and establish the Michigan truck safety commission; to establish certain standards for road contracts for certain businesses; to provide for the continuing review of transportation needs within the state; to authorize the state transportation commission, counties, cities, and villages to borrow money, issue bonds, and make pledges of funds for transportation purposes; to authorize counties to advance funds for the payment of deficiencies necessary for the payment of bonds issued under this act; to provide for the limitations, payment, retirement, and security of the bonds and pledges; to provide for appropriations and tax levies by counties and townships for county roads; to authorize contributions by townships for county roads; to provide for the establishment and administration of the state trunk line fund, local bridge fund, comprehensive transportation fund, and certain other funds; to provide for the deposits in the state trunk line fund, critical bridge fund, comprehensive transportation fund, and certain other funds of money raised by specific taxes and fees; to provide for definitions of public transportation functions and criteria; to define the purposes for which Michigan transportation funds may be allocated; to provide for Michigan transportation fund grants; to provide for review and approval of transportation programs; to provide for submission of annual legislative requests and reports; to provide for the establishment and functions of certain advisory entities; to provide for conditions for grants; to provide for the issuance of bonds and notes for transportation purposes; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and officials; to provide for the making of loans for transportation purposes by the state transportation department and for the receipt and repayment by local units and agencies of those loans from certain specified sources; and to repeal acts and parts of acts," by amending section 10 (MCL 247.660), as amended by 2006 PA 178.

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

Rep. Opsommer introduced

House Bill No. 4070, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled "The insurance code of 1956," (MCL 500.100 to 500.8302) by adding chapter 21A.

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

Rep. Virgil Smith introduced

House Bill No. 4071, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled "The Michigan penal code," (MCL 750.1 to 750.568) by adding section 479c.

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

Rep. Virgil Smith introduced

House Bill No. 4072, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled "The code of criminal procedure," by amending section 16x of chapter XVII (MCL 777.16x), as amended by 2006 PA 234.

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

Rep. Virgil Smith introduced

House Bill No. 4073, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled "The revised school code," by amending section 1147 (MCL 380.1147).

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

Rep. Johnson introduced

House Bill No. 4074, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled "The insurance code of 1956," by amending section 2111 (MCL 500.2111), as amended by 2002 PA 492.

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

Reps. Sheen, Meekhof, Calley, Stahl, Booher, Hansen, Hoogendyk, Rick Jones, Ward, Elsenheimer, Moolenaar, Miller and Opsommer introduced

House Bill No. 4075, entitled

A bill to amend 1943 PA 240, entitled "State employees' retirement act," (MCL 38.1 to 38.69) by adding section 19k.

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

Rep. Hildenbrand introduced

House Bill No. 4076, entitled

A bill to amend 1964 PA 284, entitled "City income tax act," (MCL 141.501 to 141.787) by adding section 10 to chapter 1 and section 36 to chapter 2.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Intergovernmental, Urban and Regional Affairs.

Rep. Knollenberg introduced

House Bill No. 4077, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled "Public health code," by amending section 12753 (MCL 333.12753).

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Intergovernmental, Urban and Regional Affairs.

Rep. Opsommer introduced

House Bill No. 4078, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled "Michigan election law," by amending sections 358 and 362 (MCL 168.358 and 168.362), section 358 as amended by 1999 PA 16 and section 362 as amended by 1980 PA 112.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Intergovernmental, Urban and Regional Affairs.

Rep. Opsommer introduced

House Bill No. 4079, 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 70a.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Intergovernmental, Urban and Regional Affairs.

Rep. Opsommer introduced

House Bill No. 4080, entitled

A bill to amend 1947 PA 359, entitled "The charter township act," (MCL 42.1 to 42.34) by adding section 5a.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Intergovernmental, Urban and Regional Affairs.

Rep. Opsommer introduced

House Bill No. 4081, entitled

A bill to amend 1984 PA 431, entitled "The management and budget act," (MCL 18.1101 to 18.1594) by adding section 388a.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Oversight and Investigations.

Rep. Hoogendyk introduced

House Bill No. 4082, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 388, entitled "Michigan campaign finance act," by amending sections 2, 5, and 11 (MCL 169.202, 169.205, and 169.211), section 2 as amended by 2001 PA 250, section 5 as amended by 1999 PA 237, and section 11 as amended by 1996 PA 590, and by adding section 48.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology.

Reps. Farrah and Marleau introduced

House Bill No. 4083, entitled

A bill to amend 1981 PA 125, entitled "The secondary mortgage loan act," by amending section 27 (MCL 493.77), as amended by 1997 PA 91.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services.

Rep. Hildenbrand introduced

House Joint Resolution A, entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the state constitution of 1963, by adding section 27 to article I, to recognize a right to hunt or fish for, and to harvest, game or fish.

The joint resolution was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Tourism, Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources.

Reps. Griffin, Condino, Hood, McDowell, Ebli, Meadows, Dean, Robert Jones, Young and Simpson introduced

House Joint Resolution B, entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the state constitution of 1963, by amending section 3 of article IX, to restrict the rate of increase in the taxable value of a principal residence following a transfer of ownership.

The joint resolution was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Rep. Steil introduced

House Joint Resolution C, entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the state constitution of 1963, by amending sections 2, 3, and 54 of article IV, to reduce the number of senators and representatives and to increase term limits.

The joint resolution was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Rep. Hildenbrand introduced

House Joint Resolution D, entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the state constitution of 1963, by amending section 3 of article IX, to restrict the assessment of agricultural real property used in agricultural operations.

The joint resolution was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Announcement by the Clerk of Printing and Enrollment

The Clerk announced that the following bills had been printed and placed upon the files of the members on Thursday, January 11:

Senate Bill Nos. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

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Rep. Wojno moved that the House adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 4:40 p.m.

The Speaker declared the House adjourned until Tuesday, January 23, at 1:30 p.m.

RICHARD J. BROWN

Clerk of the House of Representatives