No. 36

STATE OF MICHIGAN

 

JOURNAL

OF THE

House of Representatives

 

100th Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

 

 

 

House Chamber, Lansing, Thursday, April 18, 2019.

 

12:00 Noon.

 

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.

 

 

Afendoulis用resent Filler用resent Kahle用resent Reilly用resent

Albert用resent Frederick用resent Kennedy用resent Rendon用resent

Alexander用resent Garrett用resent Koleszar用resent Robinson容xcused

Allor用resent Garza用resent Kuppa用resent Sabo用resent

Anthony用resent Gay-Dagnogo用resent LaFave用resent Schroeder用resent

Bellino用resent Glenn用resent LaGrand用resent Shannon用resent

Berman用resent Green用resent Lasinski用resent Sheppard用resent

Bolden用resent Greig用resent Leutheuser用resent Slagh用resent

Bollin用resent Griffin用resent Liberati用resent Sneller用resent

Brann用resent Guerra用resent Lightner用resent Sowerby用resent

Brixie用resent Haadsma容xcused Lilly用resent Stone用resent

Byrd用resent Hall用resent Love用resent Tate用resent

Calley用resent Hammoud用resent Lower用resent VanSingel用resent

Cambensy容xcused Hauck用resent Maddock用resent VanWoerkom用resent

Camilleri用resent Hernandez用resent Manoogian用resent Vaupel用resent

Carter, B.用resent Hertel用resent Marino用resent Wakeman用resent

Carter, T.用resent Hoadley用resent Markkanen用resent Warren用resent

Chatfield用resent Hoitenga用resent Meerman用resent Webber用resent

Cherry用resent Hood用resent Miller用resent Wendzel用resent

Chirkun用resent Hope用resent Mueller用resent Wentworth用resent

Clemente用resent Hornberger用resent Neeley用resent Whiteford用resent

Cole用resent Howell用resent O樽alley用resent Whitsett用resent

Coleman用resent Huizenga用resent Pagan用resent Wittenberg用resent

Crawford容xcused Iden用resent Paquette用resent Witwer用resent

Eisen用resent Inman用resent Peterson用resent Wozniak用resent

Elder用resent Johnson, C.用resent Pohutsky用resent Yancey用resent

Ellison用resent Johnson, S.用resent Rabhi用resent Yaroch用resent

Farrington用resent Jones用resent

 

 

e/d/s = entered during session

Pastor David L. Pierce, Sr. Pastor of First Baptist Church in Coldwater, offered the following invocation:

 

徹ur Gracious God and Loving Heavenly Father;

In a time in which there is so much division, where there is so much stress, strain and frustration, it is with great hope and expectation that we approach You today on behalf of this gathered body of servants for the state of Michigan.

We give You thanks for the revelation of Yourself in the Creation that surrounds us, through Your Word, and through Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. You have shown Yourself and assured us of Your presence.

And it is in that spirit of thanksgiving that we seek Your wisdom and understanding for those elected, these men and women who compose this Legislative body, and who are under obligation (to) rule Your people well, and with honor, and dignity, compassion and understanding.

Give wisdom to these who are entrusted with the welfare of the State and its people. Give understanding in times when conflicting opinions arise. Give compassion to understand the needs of the poor and shed light on the best paths to solve problems, resolve issues and bring people together.

In a day where so much division exists, help us to remember the words of Jesus Christ that 腺lessed are PEACEMAKERS, for they shall be called the children of God.

Bless this body and its members who not only face the challenge of ruling well, but even now also face personal challenges in their lives. Bless their families. Bless the staff members that serve this assembly, the assistants, and the pages. Make their work a labor of love and grant effectiveness to the process and their endeavors.

In all of these things, we approach You humbly and in faith, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

 

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Rep. Rabhi moved that Reps. Cambensy, Haadsma and Robinson be excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

Rep. Cole moved that Rep. Crawford be excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

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The Speaker called the Speaker Pro Tempore to the Chair.

 

 

Motions and Resolutions

 

 

Reps. Manoogian, Hammoud, Shannon, LaGrand, Bolden, Rabhi, Pagan, Garza, Liberati, Guerra, Neeley, Tate, Sabo, Kuppa, Elder, Cambensy, Kennedy, Tyrone Carter, Anthony, Ellison, Chirkun, Hope, Sneller, Sowerby and Stone offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 71.

A resolution to oppose the mass deportation of Iraqi nationals residing in Michigan and the United States.

Whereas, More than 100 Michigan residents of Iraqi and Chaldean-Assyrian descent have been arrested by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement and threatened with deportation; and

Whereas, Removing these Michigan residents from their homes and communities and deporting them to Iraq will put their lives in danger. Many of these Iraqi nationals were children when they came to the United States as refugees, fleeing systematic religious persecution and violence in Iraq. As members of religious minorities, these individuals will face persecution for their religious beliefs and will face insurmountable struggle to rebuild their lives in a country they do not and have never called home; and

Whereas, Individuals of Iraqi descent have made important historical contributions to the United States and to Michigan. Metro Detroit is home to the largest concentration of Chaldeans outside of Iraq. Chaldean Michiganders are doctors, lawyers, business owners, mothers and fathers, and community leaders. These Michigan residents grew up and made their home here in Michigan, raised families, and became part of the fabric this state; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we oppose the mass deportation of Iraqi nationals residing in Michigan and the United States; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the members of the Michigan congressional delegation.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Reps. Wittenberg, Berman, Chirkun, Garza, Hope, Kuppa, Liberati, Manoogian, Pagan, Sabo, Shannon, Sneller, Sowerby, Stone and Tate offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 72.

A resolution to declare May 2, 2019, as Holocaust Remembrance Day in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, The horrors of the Holocaust should never be forgotten. The Holocaust was the state-sponsored systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during the years 1933 through 1945. This resulted in the extermination of six million Jews and their potential decedents. The world痴 Jewish population was reduced by one-third. Poland, home to the largest Jewish community before World War II, lost 90 percent of its Jewish population. Greece, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Lithuania, Bohemia, the Netherlands, Slovakia and Latvia each lost more than 70 percent of their Jewish population; and

Whereas, Millions more suffered grievous oppression and death under Nazi tyranny based on their religion, including Catholic priests, Christian pastors, and Jehovah痴 Witnesses; their national origin, including Poles, Soviets, Ukrainians and Sorbs; their ethnicity and culture, including the Romani people; their political beliefs, including courageous resisters and government dissidents; their physical appearance, including those with disabilities; and their sexual orientation and gender identity; and

Whereas, The history of the Holocaust allows us to reflect on the moral and ethical responsibilities of individュuals, societies, and governments. It also serves as an important reminder of what can happen when we allow bigotry, hatred, and indifference to enter and conquer our societies. It is crucial to educate all citizens about the horrors of genocide and to instill values of tolerance and acceptance in our state痴 ever-changing and diverse population; and

Whereas, The Michigan Legislature enacted PA 170 of 2016, which provided that the board of a school district or board of directors of a public school academy shall ensure that the school district痴 or public school academy痴 social studies curriculum for grades 8 to 12 includes age- and grade-appropriate instruction about genocide, including, but not limited to, the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide; and

Whereas, PA 170 of 2016 also created the Governor痴 Council on Genocide and Holocaust Education, a temporary commission, whose tasks include identifying and notifying schools about resources for teaching about genocide and the Holocaust; and to engender and coordinate events, activities, and education that will appropriately memorialize the victims of the Holocaust, such as observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare May 2, 2019, as Holocaust Remembrance Day in the state of Michigan; and be it further

Resolved, That in honor of the victims of the Holocaust, the survivors, and their liberators, the citizens of Michigan should reflect upon this terrible event and strive to overcome hatred and intolerance through learning and remembrance.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Rep. Cole 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.

 

Reps. Bellino, Chirkun, Hope, Kuppa, Liberati, Manoogian, Sabo, Sneller, Stone and Tate offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 73.

A resolution to declare April 18, 2019, as Lineman Appreciation Day in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, The linemen profession has existed for as long as electricity has been a standard part of modern living; and

Whereas, There are over 115,000 highly trained and skilled linemen in the United States, servicing 9 million miles of wire; and

Whereas, Linemen work under dangerous conditions in order to construct and maintain the energy infrastructure of the United States. Linemen are often the first responders during catastrophic events, making sure the scene is safe and work around the clock to restore power after a storm emergency. Linemen readily respond to disaster recovery needs anywhere in the country through mutual assistance agreements; and

Whereas, Working in and around roadways is often required by men and women who repair and maintain electric lines which presents a daily danger. The Michigan Legislature has passed several public acts to require drivers to drive safely in work zones and provide penalties for those who don稚 respect these work zones; and

Whereas, It is important for Michigan to recognize and express our appreciation to these brave and dedicated men and women who put their lives at risk to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of power to our communities; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare April 18, 2019, as Lineman Appreciation Day in Michigan.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

Reports of Standing Committees

 

 

The Speaker laid before the House

House Concurrent Resolution No. 3.

A concurrent resolution to call on the Michigan Veterans Facility Authority to ensure plans for the new state veterans homes include designated smoking areas.

(For text of concurrent resolution, see House Journal No. 19, p. 173.)

(The concurrent resolution was reported by the Committee on Ways and Means on April 16.)

The question being on the adoption of the concurrent resolution,

The concurrent resolution was adopted.

Reps. Bellino, Griffin, Hall, Howell, Iden, O樽alley, Paquette, Rendon, Wakeman and Wentworth were named co-sponsors of the concurrent resolution.

 

 

Second Reading of Bills

 

 

House Bill No. 4118, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending section 627 (MCL 257.627), as amended by 2016 PA 445.

The bill was read a second time.

Rep. Slagh moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Third Reading of Bills

 

 

House Bill No. 4440, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 281, entitled 溺edical marihuana facilities licensing act, by amending section 402 (MCL 333.27402), as amended by 2018 PA 582.

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 52 Yeas102

 

 

Afendoulis Frederick Kahle Rabhi

Alexander Garrett Kennedy Rendon

Allor Garza Koleszar Sabo

Anthony Gay-Dagnogo Kuppa Schroeder

Bellino Glenn LaFave Shannon

Berman Green LaGrand Sheppard

Bolden Greig Lasinski Slagh

Bollin Griffin Leutheuser Sneller

Brann Guerra Liberati Sowerby

Brixie Hall Lightner Stone

Byrd Hammoud Lilly Tate

Calley Hauck Lower VanSingel

Camilleri Hernandez Maddock VanWoerkom

Carter, B. Hertel Manoogian Vaupel

Carter, T. Hoadley Marino Wakeman

Chatfield Hoitenga Markkanen Warren

Cherry Hood Meerman Webber

Chirkun Hope Miller Wendzel

Clemente Hornberger Mueller Wentworth

Cole Howell Neeley Whiteford

Coleman Huizenga O樽alley Whitsett

Eisen Iden Pagan Wittenberg

Elder Inman Paquette Witwer

Ellison Johnson, C. Peterson Wozniak

Farrington Johnson, S. Pohutsky Yaroch

Filler Jones

 

 

Nays4

 

 

Albert Love Reilly Yancey

 

 

In The Chair: Wentworth

 

 

The House agreed to the title of the bill.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

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

 

 

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Rep. Cole moved that House Committees be given leave to meet during the balance of today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

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 reproduced and made available electronically on Wednesday, April 17:

House Bill Nos. 4467 4468 4469 4470 4471 4472 4473

 

The Clerk announced that the following bills had been reproduced and made available electronically on Thursday, April 18:

Senate Bill Nos. 276 277

 

The Clerk announced that the following Senate bills had been received on Thursday, April 18:

Senate Bill Nos. 61 127 128

 

 

Reports of Select Committees

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Wentworth, Chair, of the Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Present: Reps. Wentworth, Rendon, Frederick, LaFave, Afendoulis, Lasinski, Sabo, Bolden and Whitsett

 

 

Reports of Standing Committees

 

 

The Committee on Health Policy, by Rep. Vaupel, Chair, reported

House Resolution No. 69.

A resolution to declare May 4-11, 2019, as Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness Week in the state of Michigan.

(For text of resolution, see House Journal No. 35, p. 390.)

With the recommendation that the resolution be adopted.

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Vaupel, Alexander, Calley, Hornberger, Lower, Whiteford, Afendoulis, Filler, Mueller, Wozniak, Liberati, Garrett, Clemente, Ellison, Koleszar, Pohutsky, Stone and Witwer

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Health Policy, by Rep. Vaupel, Chair, reported

House Resolution No. 70.

A resolution to declare April 24, 2019, as Suits and Sneakers Day in the state of Michigan.

(For text of resolution, see House Journal No. 35, p. 390.)

With the recommendation that the resolution be adopted.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Vaupel, Alexander, Calley, Hornberger, Lower, Whiteford, Afendoulis, Filler, Mueller, Wozniak, Liberati, Garrett, Clemente, Ellison, Koleszar, Pohutsky, Stone and Witwer

Nays: None

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Vaupel, Chair, of the Committee on Health Policy, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Present: Reps. Vaupel, Alexander, Calley, Hornberger, Lower, Whiteford, Afendoulis, Filler, Mueller, Wozniak, Liberati, Garrett, Clemente, Ellison, Koleszar, Pohutsky, Stone and Witwer

Absent: Rep. Frederick

Excused: Rep. Frederick

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. O樽alley, Chair, of the Committee on Transportation, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Present: Reps. O樽alley, Eisen, Cole, Sheppard, Alexander, Bellino, Howell, Sneller, Clemente, Yancey, Haadsma and Shannon

Absent: Rep. Afendoulis

Excused: Rep. Afendoulis

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Rendon, Chair, of the Committee on Insurance, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Present: Reps. Rendon, Markkanen, Webber, Vaupel, Bellino, Frederick, Hoitenga, LaFave, Berman, Paquette, Wittenberg, Gay-Dagnogo, Lasinski, Sneller, Bolden, Brenda Carter and Coleman

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Iden, Chair, of the Committee on Ways and Means, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Present: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Wentworth, Warren, Byrd, Neeley and Hertel

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Hall, Chair, of the Committee on Oversight, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Present: Reps. Hall, Reilly, Webber, Steven Johnson, LaFave, Schroeder, Cynthia Johnson, Camilleri and LaGrand

 

 

Messages from the Senate

 

 

Senate Bill No. 61, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending section 627 (MCL 257.627), as amended by 2016 PA 445.

The Senate has passed the bill.

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

 

 

Senate Bill No. 127, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending section 7303a (MCL 333.7303a), as amended by 2018 PA 101.

The Senate has passed the bill.

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

 

 

Senate Bill No. 128, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending section 7104 (MCL 333.7104), as amended by 2001 PA 233.

The Senate has passed the bill.

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

 

 

Messages from the Governor

 

 

The following message from the Governor was received April 17, 2019 and read:

 

EXECUTIVE ORDER

 

No. 2019-10

 

Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration

 

Little statewide data exist to account for who is booked into local jails, how long they stay, and why. National sources show Michigan jail populations tripling in the last 35 years. With crime now at a 50-year low, hundreds of thousands are still admitted to Michigan jails every year, and people are staying in jail longer on average than before. Furthermore, roughly half of the people held in Michigan痴 jails on any given day have not been convicted of a crime and are constitutionally presumed innocent as they await trial.

A significant portion of county budgets in Michigan go to justice-system costs. Growth in jail populations has stretched county resources, leaving less for investment in treatment services, crime prevention, victim services, economic development, and other local priorities.

Local justice-system decisions, ranging from arrest and pretrial release to case processing, diversion, and jail sentences versus community-based alternatives, are shaped and influenced in part by state-level laws, policies, and budgetary decisions.

An emerging and fast-developing body of research offers useful guidance about what does and does not work to prevent and deter crime, protect victims, ensure court appearance and pretrial safety, and reduce recidivism.

Jurisdictions across the country have generated innovative models for justice-system reform that could inform policy discussions or be adapted to improve system outcomes in Michigan.

The elected leaders of this state are committed to good government, transparency, responsible spending of taxpayer resources, and to the constitutional guarantees of liberty, due process, and equal protection of the laws.

Moreover, the elected leaders of this state have a strong interest in easing the burden on county budgets, taxpayers, and citizens by ensuring jail beds are used in targeted ways that promote public safety and economic stability.

A joint task force to evaluate justice systems in Michigan and to craft recommendations for statewide policy and budgetary changes grounded in data, research, and fundamental constitutional principles, will assist the state in increasing justice-system efficiency and effectiveness and in becoming a national leader in justice-system reform. This task force will exist as a partnership between county and state leaders, as well as other leaders involved in the criminal justice system.

Section 1 of article 5 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 vests the executive power of the State of Michigan in the governor.

Section 4 of article 5 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 authorizes the establishment of temporary commissions or agencies for special purposes.

Acting pursuant to the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and Michigan law, I order the following:

1. Creating the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration

(a) The Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration (典ask Force) is created as a temporary advisory body consisting of 21 residents of this state.

(b) The Task Force shall include the following members from the executive branch of state government:

(1) The lieutenant governor.

(2) The attorney general or the attorney general痴 designated representative from within the Department of Attorney General.

(c) The Task Force shall include the following members appointed by the governor:

(1) A community member who is a crime survivor or victim advocate.

(2) A representative of community corrections or pretrial services.

(3) An individual who is a formerly incarcerated person appointed from a list of one or more nominees submitted by the Michigan State Appellate Defender Office.

(4) An individual who is a public defender or a criminal defense attorney for indigent clients appointed from a list of one or more nominees submitted by the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission.

(5) An individual recognized as a community leader or a business leader appointed from a list of one or more nominees submitted by the majority leader of the Michigan Senate.

(6) An individual recognized as a faith leader or a community leader appointed from a list of one or more nominees submitted by the speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives.

(7) A county prosecutor appointed from a list of one or more nominees submitted by the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan.

(8) A police chief appointed from a list of one or more nominees submitted by the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police.

(9) The following two members appointed from a list of two or more nominees submitted by the Michigan Association of Counties:

(A) A member of a board of county commissioners from a county with a population of 200,000 or more according to the most recent decennial census.

(B) A member of a board of county commissioners from a county with a population of less than 200,000 according to the most recent decennial census.

(10) The following two members appointed from a list of two or more nominees submitted by the Michigan Sheriffs Association:

(A) A county sheriff or county jail administrator from a county with a population of 200,000 or more according to the most recent decennial census.

(B) A county sheriff or county jail administrator from a county with a population of less than 200,000 according to the most recent decennial census.

(d) The following officers of the judicial branch of state government may participate as members of the Task Force:

(1) The chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.

(2) A circuit court judge designated by the chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.

(3) A district court judge designated by the chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.

(e) The following officers of the legislative branch of state government may participate as members of the Task Force:

(1) A member of the Michigan Senate designated by the senate majority leader.

(2) A member of the Michigan Senate designated by the senate minority leader.

(3) A member of the Michigan House of Representatives designated by the speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives.

(4) A member of the Michigan House of Representatives designated by the house minority leader.

(f) Nominations for appointments are requested by May 1, 2019. The governor shall make appointments under section 1(c) by May 8, 2019. Members appointed under section 1(c) will be appointed for terms ending on September 30, 2020. Notice to the governor of designation of participants from the judicial branch and the legislative branch is requested by May 1, 2019.

(g) A vacancy on the Task Force shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment or designation.

(h) The lieutenant governor and the chief justice are designated as co-chairpersons of the Task Force.

2. Charge to the Task Force

(a) The Task Force shall act in an advisory capacity with the goal of developing ambitious, innovative, and thorough recommendations for changes in state law, policy, and appropriations to expand alternatives to jail, safely reduce jail admissions and length of stay, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Michigan痴 justice systems.

(b) The Task Force痴 recommendations shall be guided by the following objectives:

(1) To expand jail alternatives for those who can be managed in the community;

(2) To safely reduce jail admissions, length of stay, and associated costs;

(3) To support consistent, objective, and evidence-based pretrial decision-making;

(4) To provide services and support to crime victims;

(5) To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the state痴 and counties justice and public safety systems; and

(6) To better align practices with research and constitutional mandates.

(c) The Task Force shall provide recommendations for implementation and performance-outcome monitoring of statewide policy changes.

(d) The Task Force shall educate the public, stakeholders, and policymakers regarding its findings and recommendations.

(e) The Task Force shall complete its work and shall issue a final report detailing its findings and policy recommendations by January 10, 2020.

3. Operations of the Task Force

(a) By mutual agreement, the State Court Administrative Office shall staff the Task Force and Pew Charitable Trusts will provide technical assistance.

(b) The Task Force shall adopt procedures, consistent with this order and applicable law, governing its organization and operations. The Task Force shall hold its meetings in a manner that complies with the Open Meetings Act, 1976 PA 267, as amended, MCL 15.261 to 15.275.

(c) The Task Force shall meet at the call of its chairpersons and as otherwise provided in the procedures adopted by the Task Force. The Task Force shall meet at least six times and shall hold its first meeting by July 31, 2019.

(d) A majority of the members of the Task Force serving constitutes a quorum for the transaction of the business of the Task Force. The Task Force must act by a majority vote of its serving members.

(e) The Task Force may establish advisory workgroups composed of individuals or entities participating in Task Force activities to assist it in performing its duties and responsibilities. The Task Force may adopt, reject, or modify any recommendations proposed by an advisory workgroup.

(f) The Task Force may, as appropriate, make inquiries, studies, and investigations, hold hearings, and receive comments from the public. The members and staff of the Task Force shall engage and gather input and guidance from their peers, justice-system practitioners and stakeholders, in-state and national experts, crime victims and those impacted by criminal justice systems in the state, community leaders, and members of the public.

(g) The Task Force may accept donations of labor, services, or other things of value from any public or private agency or person. Any donations shall be received and used in accordance with law.

(h) Members of the Task Force shall serve without compensation.

(i) The Task Force is dissolved on September 30, 2020.

4. Implementation

(a) All departments, committees, commissioners, or officers of this state or of any political subdivision of this state shall give to the Task Force and its staff, or to any member or representative of the Task Force, any necessary assistance required by the Task Force, or any member or representative of the Task Force, in the performance of the duties of the Task Force so far as is compatible with their duties and consistent with this order and applicable law. Free access also must be given to any books, records, or documents in their custody relating to matters within the scope of inquiry, study, or review of the Task Force, consistent with applicable law.

(b) This order is not intended to abate a proceeding commenced by, against, or before an officer or entity affected by this order. A proceeding may be maintained by, against, or before the successor of any officer or entity affected by this order.

(c) If any portion of this order is found to be unenforceable, the unenforceable provision should be disregarded and the rest of the order should remain in effect as issued.

(d) This order is effective upon filing.

Given under my hand and the great seal of the State of Michigan.

Date: April 17, 2019

[SEAL] GRETCHEN WHITMER

GOVERNOR

By the Governor

JOCELYN BENSON

SECRETARY OF STATE

The message was referred to the Clerk.

Introduction of Bills

 

 

Reps. Sowerby, Pohutsky, Brenda Carter, Garza, Robinson, Chirkun, Ellison, Stone, Gay-Dagnogo, Clemente, Liberati, Sneller, Hope, Wittenberg, Rabhi and Bolden introduced

House Bill No. 4474, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled 哲atural resources and environmental protection act, by amending sections 1301 and 61525 (MCL 324.1301 and 324.61525), section 1301 as amended by 2018 PA 451 and section 61525 as amended by 2004 PA 325.

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

 

 

Reps. Elder and Wakeman introduced

House Bill No. 4475, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled 溺ichigan memorial highway act, (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2081) by adding section 1090.

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

 

 

Reps. Eisen, Lower, Hornberger, O樽alley, Mueller, Cambensy, Markkanen, Berman, Coleman, Garza and Howell introduced

House Bill No. 4476, entitled

A bill to amend 1951 PA 51, entitled 鄭n 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 promote safe and efficient travel for motor vehicle drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians, and other legal users of roads, streets, and highways; 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 11c (MCL 247.661c), as amended by 2015 PA 182.

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

 

 

Reps. Steven Johnson, Rabhi, LaGrand, Hood, Brann and Reilly introduced

House Bill No. 4477, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 3, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the regulation and control of public and certain private utilities and other services affected with a public interest within this state; to provide for alternative energy suppliers; to provide for licensing; to include municipally owned utilities and other providers of energy under certain provisions of this act; to create a public service commission and to prescribe and define its powers and duties; to abolish the Michigan public utilities commission and to confer the powers and duties vested by law on the public service commission; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and entities; to provide for the continuance, transfer, and completion of certain matters and proceedings; to abolish automatic adjustment clauses; to prohibit certain rate increases without notice and hearing; to qualify residential energy conservation programs permitted under state law for certain federal exemption; to create a fund; to encourage the utilization of resource recovery facilities; to prohibit certain acts and practices of providers of energy; to allow for the securitization of stranded costs; to reduce rates; to provide for appeals; to provide appropriations; to declare the effect and purpose of this act; to prescribe remedies and penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts, by amending section 10a (MCL 460.10a), as amended by 2016 PA 341.

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

 

 

Reps. Steven Johnson, Slagh, Calley and Yaroch introduced

House Bill No. 4478, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 407, entitled 鉄killed trades regulation act, by amending sections 1111 and 1123 (MCL 339.6111 and 339.6123).

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

 

 

Reps. Chirkun, Jones and Sneller introduced

House Bill No. 4479, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled 典he insurance code of 1956, (MCL 500.100 to 500.8302) by adding section 2111f.

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

 

 

Reps. Slagh, Albert, Bellino, Steven Johnson, Hoitenga, Griffin, Alexander and Yancey introduced

House Bill No. 4480, entitled

A bill to amend 1935 PA 253, entitled 典he state correctional facility reimbursement act, by amending section 6 (MCL 800.406), as amended by 1984 PA 282.

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

 

 

Reps. Wittenberg, Warren, Ellison, Rabhi, Pagan, Hope, Sowerby, Hammoud, Neeley, Gay-Dagnogo, Sneller, Kennedy, Brixie, Hertel, Yancey, Guerra, Sabo, Garza, Tate, Tyrone Carter, Hoadley, Bolden, Whitsett and Love introduced

House Bill No. 4481, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled 的ncome tax act of 1967, by amending section 51 (MCL 206.51), as amended by 2018 PA 588.

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

 

 

Reps. Ellison, Wittenberg, Warren, Rabhi, Pagan, Hope, Sabo, Hammoud, Sowerby, Gay-Dagnogo, Neeley, Sneller, Kennedy, Brixie, Hertel, Yancey, Guerra, Garza, Tate, Tyrone Carter, Hoadley, Bolden and Whitsett introduced

House Bill No. 4482, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled 的ncome tax act of 1967, by amending section 30 (MCL 206.30), as amended by 2018 PA 589; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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

 

 

Rep. Brenda Carter introduced

House Bill No. 4483, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, (MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1164c.

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

 

 

Reps. LaFave and Rendon introduced

House Bill No. 4484, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 42 and 45 (MCL 168.42 and 168.45), section 42 as amended by 1999 PA 216 and section 45 as amended by 1985 PA 160.

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

 

 

Reps. Warren, Wittenberg, Ellison, Rabhi, Hope, Pagan, Sowerby, Hammoud, Gay-Dagnogo, Sneller, Kennedy, Hertel, Brixie, Yancey, Sabo, Guerra, Garza, Tate, Tyrone Carter, Hoadley, Bolden and Whitsett introduced

House Joint Resolution G, entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the state constitution of 1963, by amending section 7 of article IX, to provide for a graduated state income tax.

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

Announcements by the Clerk

 

 

April 16, 2019

Received from the Michigan Strategic Fund and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation the final report from the Michigan Business Development Program (MBDP) Effectiveness Study as required in the Michigan Strategic Fund Act (1984 PA 270) and Section 9 of the MSF Act (MCL 125.2009(5)(e).

Gary L. Randall

Clerk of the House

 

 

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Rep. Meerman moved that the House adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 1:00 p.m.

 

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

 

 

GARY L. RANDALL

Clerk of the House of Representatives