No. 101

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Journal of the Senate

96th Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Wednesday, December 28, 2011.

11:30 a.m.

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

Senator Arlan B. Meekhof of the 30th District offered the following invocation:

Lord God and Heavenly Father, we know that all the days that are numbered before us are given to us by You, and for that we thank You. We praise and adore You for the season in which we are finding ourselves now, as we acknowledge Your Son Jesus who was born only to die for us. We confess before You that we have done things, said things, and thought things that are not according to Your will, and we ask for forgiveness. We are grateful and thankful, Lord, for all the gifts and many friends and benefits that You have given to us, being born here in the United States and in this great state of Michigan.

We ask now prayer for those who are traveling home or are returning from service across the sea. We are grateful for their service in defending this country. We ask that You give them traveling mercies and a great reception when they return home to family and friends.

We ask all of this 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

The following communications were received and read:

Office of the Auditor General

December 15, 2011

Enclosed is a copy of the following audit report:

Follow-up of the performance audit of Training and Staff Development, Department of Human Services.

December 20, 2011

Enclosed is a copy of the following audit report:

Follow-up of the performance audit of Statewide Information Technology Contracting Practices, Department of Technology, Management and Budget.

Sincerely,

Thomas H. McTavish, C.P.A.

Auditor General

The audit reports were referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

The Secretary announced that the following House bill was received in the Senate and filed on Thursday, December 15:

House Bill No. 4207

The Secretary announced the enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor on Monday, December 19, for his approval the following bills:

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 799 at 12:11 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 368 at 12:13 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 483 at 12:15 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 484 at 12:17 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 806 at 12:19 p.m.

The Secretary announced the enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor on Tuesday, December 20, for his approval the following bills:

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 364 at 10:24 a.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 864 at 10:26 a.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 798 at 11:52 a.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 369 at 11:54 a.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 535 at 11:56 a.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 536 at 11:58 a.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 537 at 12:00 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 538 at 12:02 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 691 at 12:04 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 725 at 12:06 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 508 at 12:08 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 509 at 12:10 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 510 at 12:12 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 653 at 12:14 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 666 at 12:16 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 673 at 12:18 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 678 at 12:20 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 807 at 12:22 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 453 at 12:24 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 563 at 12:26 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 748 at 12:28 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 197 at 12:30 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 618 at 12:32 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 569 at 12:34 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 855 at 12:36 p.m.

The Secretary announced that the following official bills were printed on Thursday, December 15, and are available at the legislative website:

Senate Bill Nos. 880 881 882 883

House Bill Nos. 5226 5227 5228 5229 5230 5231 5232

The Secretary announced that the following official bills were printed on Friday, December 16, and are available at the legislative website:

Senate Bill No. 884

House Bill Nos. 5233 5234 5235 5236 5237 5238 5239

Messages from the Governor

The following messages from the Governor were received:

Date: December 13, 2011

Time: 9:18 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 493 (Public Act No. 260), being

An act 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; to require certain provisions in collective bargaining agreements; and to prescribe means of enforcement and penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act,” by amending section 15 (MCL 423.215), as amended by 2011 PA 25.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 14, 2011, at 4:34 p.m.)

Date: December 13, 2011

Time: 9:22 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 8 (Public Act No. 258), being

An act to provide for certain municipal joint endeavors; to provide standards for those municipal joint endeavors; to provide powers and duties of a municipal joint endeavor; to authorize the levy of a property tax by a municipal joint endeavor; and to provide for the powers and duties of certain government officials.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 14, 2011, at 4:30 p.m.)

Date: December 13, 2011

Time: 9:24 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 9 (Public Act No. 259), being

An act 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; to require certain provisions in collective bargaining agreements; and to prescribe means of enforcement and penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act,” (MCL 423.201 to 423.217) by adding section 1a.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 14, 2011, at 4:32 p.m.)

Date: December 13, 2011

Time: 3:11 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 194 (Public Act No. 257), being

An act to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “An act to revise, consolidate, and codify the laws relating to criminal procedure and to define the jurisdiction, powers, and duties of courts, judges, and other officers of the court under the provisions of this act; to provide laws relative to the rights of persons accused of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to provide for the arrest of persons charged with or suspected of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to provide for bail of persons arrested for or accused of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to provide for the examination of persons accused of criminal offenses; to regulate the procedure relative to grand juries, indictments, informations, and proceedings before trial; to provide for trials of persons complained of or indicted for criminal offenses and ordinance violations and to provide for the procedure in those trials; to provide for judgments and sentences of persons convicted of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to establish a sentencing commission and to prescribe its powers and duties; to provide for procedure relating to new trials and appeals in criminal and ordinance violation cases; to provide a uniform system of probation throughout this state and the appointment of probation officers; to prescribe the powers, duties, and compensation of probation officers; to provide penalties for the violation of the duties of probation officers; to provide for procedure governing proceedings to prevent crime and proceedings for the discovery of crime; to provide for fees of officers, witnesses, and others in criminal and ordinance violation cases; to set forth miscellaneous provisions as to criminal procedure in certain cases; to provide penalties for the violation of certain provisions of this act; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening any of the provisions of this act,” by amending section 11b of chapter XVII (MCL 777.11b), as amended by 2011 PA 19.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 14, 2011, at 11:34 a.m.)

Date: December 13, 2011

Time: 3:14 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 166 (Public Act No. 255), being

An act to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “An act to provide for the registration, titling, sale, transfer, and regulation of certain vehicles operated upon the public highways of this state or any other place open to the general public or generally accessible to motor vehicles and distressed vehicles; to provide for the licensing of dealers; to provide for the examination, licensing, and control of operators and chauffeurs; to provide for the giving of proof of financial responsibility and security by owners and operators of vehicles; to provide for the imposition, levy, and collection of specific taxes on vehicles, and the levy and collection of sales and use taxes, license fees, and permit fees; to provide for the regulation and use of streets and highways; to create certain funds; to provide penalties and sanctions for a violation of this act; to provide for civil liability of owners and operators of vehicles and service of process on residents and nonresidents; to regulate the introduction and use of certain evidence; to provide for the levy of certain assessments; to provide for the enforcement of this act; to provide for the creation of and to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies; to impose liability upon the state or local agencies; to provide appropriations for certain purposes; to repeal all other acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act or contrary to this act; and to repeal certain parts of this act on a specific date,” by amending section 732a (MCL 257.732a), as amended by 2010 PA 155.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 14, 2011, at 11:30 a.m.)

Date: December 19, 2011

Time: 3:16 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 483 (Public Act No. 267), being

An act to authorize the issuance of bonds, notes, or other financial instruments; to create funds and accounts; to prescribe the powers and duties of the authority, the state treasurer, and certain other state officials and state employees; and to make appropriations and prescribe certain conditions for the appropriations.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 19, 2011, at 4:20 p.m.)

Date: December 19, 2011

Time: 3:52 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 484 (Public Act No. 268), being

An act to amend 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1, entitled “An act to protect the welfare of the people of this state through the establishment of an unemployment compensation fund, and to provide for the disbursement thereof; to create certain other funds; to create the Michigan employment security commission, and to prescribe its powers and duties; to provide for the protection of the people of this state from the hazards of unemployment; to levy and provide for contributions from employers; to provide for the collection of such contributions; to enter into reciprocal agreements and to cooperate with agencies of the United States and of other states charged with the administration of any unemployment insurance law; to furnish certain information to certain governmental agencies for use in administering public benefit and child support programs and investigating and prosecuting fraud; to provide for the payment of benefits; to provide for appeals from redeterminations, decisions and notices of assessments; and for referees and a board of review to hear and decide the issues arising from redeterminations, decisions and notices of assessment; to provide for the cooperation of this state and compliance with the provisions of the social security act and the Wagner-Peyser act passed by the Congress of the United States of America; to provide for the establishment and maintenance of free public employment offices; to provide for the transfer of funds; to make appropriations for carrying out the provisions of this act; to prescribe remedies and penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act,” by amending the title and section 2 (MCL 421.2) and by adding sections 10a and 26a.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 19, 2011, at 4:22 p.m.)

Date: December 19, 2011

Time: 3:54 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 806 (Public Act No. 269), being

An act to amend 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1, entitled “An act to protect the welfare of the people of this state through the establishment of an unemployment compensation fund, and to provide for the disbursement thereof; to create certain other funds; to create the Michigan employment security commission, and to prescribe its powers and duties; to provide for the protection of the people of this state from the hazards of unemployment; to levy and provide for contributions from employers; to provide for the collection of such contributions; to enter into reciprocal agreements and to cooperate with agencies of the United States and of other states charged with the administration of any unemployment insurance law; to furnish certain information to certain governmental agencies for use in administering public benefit and child support programs and investigating and prosecuting fraud; to provide for the payment of benefits; to provide for appeals from redeterminations, decisions and notices of assessments; and for referees and a board of review to hear and decide the issues arising from redeterminations, decisions and notices of assessment; to provide for the cooperation of this state and compliance with the provisions of the social security act and the Wagner-Peyser act passed by the Congress of the United States of America; to provide for the establishment and maintenance of free public employment offices; to provide for the transfer of funds; to make appropriations for carrying out the provisions of this act; to prescribe remedies and penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act,” by amending sections 6a, 10, 11, 13, 13m, 15, 17, 19, 19a, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 32a, 32b, 33, 34, 37, 38, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 54, 62, and 64 (MCL 421.6a, 421.10, 421.11, 421.13, 421.13m, 421.15, 421.17, 421.19, 421.19a, 421.20, 421.21, 421.27, 421.28, 421.29, 421.32a, 421.32b, 421.33, 421.34, 421.37, 421.38, 421.42, 421.44, 421.46, 421.48, 421.50, 421.54, 421.62, and 421.64), section 6a as amended by 1992 PA 204, sections 10, 15, 54, 62, and 64 as amended by 2011 PA 14, sections 11 and 19a as amended by 2009 PA 1, section 13 as amended by 1985 PA 197, section 13m as added by 2010 PA 383, section 17 as amended by 2009 PA 18, section 19 as amended by 2007 PA 188, section 20 as amended by 2009 PA 20, sections 21, 33, and 34 as amended by 1983 PA 164, section 27 as amended by 2011 PA 216, section 28 as amended by 1994 PA 422, section 29 as amended by 2008 PA 480, sections 32a and 38 as amended by 1996 PA 503, section 32b as added and sections 44 and 48 as amended by 2002 PA 192, and sections 46 and 50 as amended by 1995 PA 25, and by adding sections 15a, 42a, and 48a; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 19, 2011, at 4:24 p.m.)

Date: December 20, 2011

Time: 12:48 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 864 (Public Act No. 274), being

An act to amend 1939 PA 3, entitled “An 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 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 provide for a restructuring of the manner in which energy is provided in this state; 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 sections 6e, 9q, and 10u (MCL 460.6e, 460.9q, and 460.10u), section 6e as added by 1980 PA 50, section 9q as added by 2009 PA 171, and section 10u as added by 2000 PA 141.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 20, 2011, at 1:20 p.m.)

Date: December 20, 2011

Time: 12:50 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 364 (Public Act No. 275), being

An act to make, supplement, and adjust appropriations for various state departments and agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 20, 2011, at 1:22 p.m.)

Date: December 20, 2011

Time: 2:46 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 618 (Public Act No. 277), being

An act to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “An act to provide a system of public instruction and elementary and secondary schools; to revise, consolidate, and clarify the laws relating to elementary and secondary education; to provide for the organization, regulation, and maintenance of schools, school districts, public school academies, intermediate school districts, and other public school entities; to prescribe rights, powers, duties, and privileges of schools, school districts, public school academies, intermediate school districts, and other public school entities; to provide for the regulation of school teachers and certain other school employees; to provide for school elections and to prescribe powers and duties with respect thereto; to provide for the levy and collection of taxes; to provide for the borrowing of money and issuance of bonds and other evidences of indebtedness; to establish a fund and provide for expenditures from that fund; to provide for and prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, the state board of education, and certain other boards and officials; to provide for licensure of boarding schools; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending sections 501, 502, 502a, 503, 504, 505, 507, 522, 523, 524, 528, 551, 552, 553, 553a, 556, 559, 561, and 1211 (MCL 380.501, 380.502, 380.502a, 380.503, 380.504, 380.505, 380.507, 380.522, 380.523, 380.524, 380.528, 380.551, 380.552, 380.553, 380.553a, 380.556, 380.559, 380.561, and 380.1211), section 501 as amended and section 528 as added by 2003 PA 179, sections 502, 503, 504, 507, 522, 523, and 524 as amended and sections 502a, 551, 552, 553, 553a, 556, 559, and 561 as added by 2009 PA 205, section 505 as amended by 1994 PA 416, and section 1211 as amended by 2010 PA 216, and by adding sections 503c, 523c, 553c, 1277b, and 1280e; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 20, 2011, at 4:50 p.m.)

Date: December 20, 2011

Time: 8:10 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 563 (Public Act No. 290), being

An act to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled “An act to provide for the assessment of rights and interests, including leasehold interests, in property and the levy and collection of taxes on property, and for the collection of taxes levied; making those taxes a lien on the property taxed, establishing and continuing the lien, providing for the sale or forfeiture and conveyance of property delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition of lands bid off to the state and not redeemed or purchased; to provide for the establishment of a delinquent tax revolving fund and the borrowing of money by counties and the issuance of notes; to define and limit the jurisdiction of the courts in proceedings in connection with property delinquent for taxes; to limit the time within which actions may be brought; to prescribe certain limitations with respect to rates of taxation; to prescribe certain powers and duties of certain officers, departments, agencies, and political subdivisions of this state; to provide for certain reimbursements of certain expenses incurred by units of local government; to provide penalties for the violation of this act; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 9 (MCL 211.9), as amended by 2008 PA 337.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 21, 2011, at 2:53 p.m.)

Date: December 21, 2011

Time: 12:22 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 799 (Public Act No. 283), being

An act to amend 1885 PA 152, entitled “An act to authorize the establishment of facilities for former members of the armed forces of the United States in the state of Michigan; to create funds; and to provide for the promulgation of rules,” by amending sections 6, 7, and 8 (MCL 36.6, 36.7, and 36.8) and by adding section 2a; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 21, 2011, at 2:39 p.m.)

Date: December 21, 2011

Time: 12:24 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 508 (Public Act No. 284), being

An act to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “An act to protect the environment and natural resources of the state; to codify, revise, consolidate, and classify laws relating to the environment and natural resources of the state; to regulate the discharge of certain substances into the environment; to regulate the use of certain lands, waters, and other natural resources of the state; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and officials; to provide for certain charges, fees, assessments, and donations; to provide certain appropriations; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” (MCL 324.101 to 324.90106) by adding sections 41401 and 41411.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 21, 2011, at 2:41 p.m.)

Date: December 21, 2011

Time: 12:26 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 510 (Public Act No. 286), being

An act to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “An act to protect the environment and natural resources of the state; to codify, revise, consolidate, and classify laws relating to the environment and natural resources of the state; to regulate the discharge of certain substances into the environment; to regulate the use of certain lands, waters, and other natural resources of the state; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and officials; to provide for certain charges, fees, assessments, and donations; to provide certain appropriations; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” (MCL 324.101 to 324.90106) by adding sections 41409, 41413, and 41415; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 21, 2011, at 2:45 p.m.)

Date: December 21, 2011

Time: 1:05 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 509 (Public Act No. 285), being

An act to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “An act to protect the environment and natural resources of the state; to codify, revise, consolidate, and classify laws relating to the environment and natural resources of the state; to regulate the discharge of certain substances into the environment; to regulate the use of certain lands, waters, and other natural resources of the state; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and officials; to provide for certain charges, fees, assessments, and donations; to provide certain appropriations; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” (MCL 324.101 to 324.90106) by adding part 414.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 21, 2011, at 2:43 p.m.)

Date: December 21, 2011

Time: 1:12 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 798 (Public Act No. 282), being

An act to amend 1946 (1st Ex Sess) PA 9, entitled “An act to create the Michigan veterans’ trust fund, and to define who shall be eligible to receive assistance therefrom; to provide for the disbursement of the income thereof and surplus therein; to create a board of trustees, and to prescribe its powers and duties; to provide for county and district committees, and their powers, duties, and expenses; to prescribe penalties; and to make appropriations to carry out the provisions of this act,” (MCL 35.602 to 35.610) by adding sections 3b and 6a; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 21, 2011, at 2:37 p.m.)

Date: December 21, 2011

Time: 1:16 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 569 (Public Act No. 291), being

An act to amend 1984 PA 270, entitled “An act relating to the economic development of this state; to create the Michigan strategic fund and to prescribe its powers and duties; to transfer and provide for the acquisition and succession to the rights, properties, obligations, and duties of the job development authority and the Michigan economic development authority to the Michigan strategic fund; to provide for the expenditure of proceeds in certain funds to which the Michigan strategic fund succeeds in ownership; to provide for the issuance of, and terms and conditions for, certain notes and bonds of the Michigan strategic fund; to create certain boards and funds; to create certain permanent funds; to exempt the property, income, and operation of the fund and its bonds and notes, and the interest thereon, from certain taxes; to provide for the creation of certain centers within and for the purposes of the Michigan strategic fund; to provide for the creation and funding of certain accounts for certain purposes; to impose certain powers and duties upon certain officials, departments, and authorities of this state; to make certain loans, grants, and investments; to provide penalties; to make an appropriation; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending sections 9, 29a, and 29d (MCL 125.2009, 125.2029a, and 125.2029d), section 9 as amended by 1987 PA 278 and sections 29a and 29d as added by 2008 PA 75, and by adding section 29h.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 21, 2011, at 4:37 p.m.)

Date: December 21, 2011

Time: 1:23 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 855 (Public Act No. 292), being

An act to amend 2007 PA 36, entitled “An act to meet deficiencies in state funds by providing for the imposition, levy, computation, collection, assessment, reporting, payment, and enforcement of taxes on certain commercial, business, and financial activities; to prescribe the powers and duties of public officers and state departments; to provide for the inspection of certain taxpayer records; to provide for interest and penalties; to provide exemptions, credits, and refunds; to provide for the disposition of funds; to provide for the interrelation of this act with other acts; and to make appropriations,” by amending sections 107, 117, 434, 500, 510, and 511 (MCL 208.1107, 208.1117, 208.1434, 208.1500, 208.1510, and 208.1511), sections 107, 117, and 500 as amended by 2011 PA 209, section 434 as amended by 2010 PA 114, and section 510 as amended by 2011 PA 77.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 21, 2011, at 4:39 p.m.)

Date: December 21, 2011

Time: 9:10 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 535 (Public Act No. 293), being

An act to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “An act to revise, consolidate, and codify the laws relating to criminal procedure and to define the jurisdiction, powers, and duties of courts, judges, and other officers of the court under the provisions of this act; to provide laws relative to the rights of persons accused of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to provide for the arrest of persons charged with or suspected of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to provide for bail of persons arrested for or accused of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to provide for the examination of persons accused of criminal offenses; to regulate the procedure relative to grand juries, indictments, informations, and proceedings before trial; to provide for trials of persons complained of or indicted for criminal offenses and ordinance violations and to provide for the procedure in those trials; to provide for judgments and sentences of persons convicted of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to establish a sentencing commission and to prescribe its powers and duties; to provide for procedure relating to new trials and appeals in criminal and ordinance violation cases; to provide a uniform system of probation throughout this state and the appointment of probation officers; to prescribe the powers, duties, and compensation of probation officers; to provide penalties for the violation of the duties of probation officers; to provide for procedure governing proceedings to prevent crime and proceedings for the discovery of crime; to provide for fees of officers, witnesses, and others in criminal and ordinance violation cases; to set forth miscellaneous provisions as to criminal procedure in certain cases; to provide penalties for the violation of certain provisions of this act; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening any of the provisions of this act,” by amending section 1j of chapter IX (MCL 769.1j), as amended by 2008 PA 547.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 22, 2011, at 2:55 p.m.)

Date: December 21, 2011

Time: 9:12 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 536 (Public Act No. 294), being

An act to amend 1989 PA 196, entitled “An act to abolish the criminal assessments commission; to prescribe certain duties of the crime victim services commission; to create the crime victim’s rights fund; to provide for expenditures from the fund; to provide for assessments against criminal defendants and certain juvenile offenders; to provide for payment of crime victim’s rights services; and to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and departments,” by amending sections 1 and 5 (MCL 780.901 and 780.905), section 1 as amended by 2008 PA 396 and section 5 as amended by 2010 PA 281.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 22, 2011, at 2:57 p.m.)

Date: December 21, 2011

Time: 9:14 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 537 (Public Act No. 295), being

An act to amend 1939 PA 288, entitled “An act to revise and consolidate the statutes relating to certain aspects of the family division of circuit court, to the jurisdiction, powers, and duties of the family division of circuit court and its judges and other officers, to the change of name of adults and children, and to the adoption of adults and children; to prescribe certain jurisdiction, powers, and duties of the family division of circuit court and its judges and other officers; to prescribe the manner and time within which certain actions and proceedings may be brought in the family division of the circuit court; to prescribe pleading, evidence, practice, and procedure in certain actions and proceedings in the family division of circuit court; to provide for appeals from certain actions in the family division of circuit court; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, agencies, and officers; to provide for certain immunity from liability; and to provide remedies and penalties,” by amending sections 18 and 18m of chapter XIIA (MCL 712A.18 and 712A.18m), section 18 as amended by 2004 PA 475 and section 18m as amended by 2008 PA 543.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 22, 2011, at 2:59 p.m.)

Date: December 21, 2011

Time: 9:16 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 538 (Public Act No. 296), being

An act to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled “An act to revise and consolidate the statutes relating to the organization and jurisdiction of the courts of this state; the powers and duties of the courts, and of the judges and other officers of the courts; the forms and attributes of civil claims and actions; the time within which civil actions and proceedings may be brought in the courts; pleading, evidence, practice, and procedure in civil and criminal actions and proceedings in the courts; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and entities; to provide remedies and penalties for the violation of certain provisions of this act; to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening any of the provisions of this act; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 8381 (MCL 600.8381), as amended by 2003 PA 96.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 22, 2011, at 3:01 p.m.)

Date: December 21, 2011

Time: 9:18 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 197 (Public Act No. 299), being

An act to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled “An act to make appropriations to aid in the support of the public schools, the intermediate school districts, community colleges, and public universities of the state; to make appropriations for certain other purposes relating to education; to provide for the disbursement of the appropriations; to authorize the issuance of certain bonds and provide for the security of those bonds; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, the state board of education, and certain other boards and officials; to create certain funds and provide for their expenditure; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending sections 11, 11j, 11m, 22a, 22b, 26a, 31d, 31f, 51a, 51c, 53a, and 62 (MCL 388.1611, 388.1611j, 388.1611m, 388.1622a, 388.1622b, 388.1626a, 388.1631d, 388.1631f, 388.1651a, 388.1651c, 388.1653a, and 388.1662), as amended by 2011 PA 62.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 22, 2011, at 3:07 p.m.)

Respectfully,

Rick Snyder

Governor

Date: December 27, 2011

Time: 10:10 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 748 (Public Act No. 314), being

An act to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled “An act to meet deficiencies in state funds by providing for the imposition, levy, computation, collection, assessment, and enforcement by lien and otherwise of taxes on or measured by net income; to prescribe the manner and time of making reports and paying the taxes, and the functions of public officers and others as to the taxes; to permit the inspection of the records of taxpayers; to provide for interest and penalties on unpaid taxes; to provide exemptions, credits and refunds of the taxes; to prescribe penalties for the violation of this act; to provide an appropriation; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts,” (MCL 206.1 to 206.713) by adding section 31a.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 27, 2011, at 4:28 p.m.)

Date: December 27, 2011

Time: 10:19 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 368 (Public Act No. 304), being

An act 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 section 27a (MCL 205.27a), as amended by 2010 PA 38.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 27, 2011, at 4:08 p.m.)

Date: December 27, 2011

Time: 10:28 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 369 (Public Act No. 305), being

An act to amend 2007 PA 36, entitled “An act to meet deficiencies in state funds by providing for the imposition, levy, computation, collection, assessment, reporting, payment, and enforcement of taxes on certain commercial, business, and financial activities; to prescribe the powers and duties of public officers and state departments; to provide for the inspection of certain taxpayer records; to provide for interest and penalties; to provide exemptions, credits, and refunds; to provide for the disposition of funds; to provide for the interrelation of this act with other acts; and to make appropriations,” by amending sections 105, 111, 405, and 505 (MCL 208.1105, 208.1111, 208.1405, and 208.1505), sections 105 and 405 as amended by 2007 PA 145 and section 111 as amended by 2010 PA 133, and by adding section 512.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 27, 2011, at 4:10 p.m.)

Date: December 27, 2011

Time: 10:30 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 453 (Public Act No. 321), being

An act to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled “An act to provide for the assessment of rights and interests, including leasehold interests, in property and the levy and collection of taxes on property, and for the collection of taxes levied; making those taxes a lien on the property taxed, establishing and continuing the lien, providing for the sale or forfeiture and conveyance of property delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition of lands bid off to the state and not redeemed or purchased; to provide for the establishment of a delinquent tax revolving fund and the borrowing of money by counties and the issuance of notes; to define and limit the jurisdiction of the courts in proceedings in connection with property delinquent for taxes; to limit the time within which actions may be brought; to prescribe certain limitations with respect to rates of taxation; to prescribe certain powers and duties of certain officers, departments, agencies, and political subdivisions of this state; to provide for certain reimbursements of certain expenses incurred by units of local government; to provide penalties for the violation of this act; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” (MCL 211.1 to 211.155) by adding section 110.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 27, 2011, at 4:42 p.m.)

Date: December 27, 2011

Time: 10:32 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 653 (Public Act No. 306), being

An act to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled “An act to meet deficiencies in state funds by providing for the imposition, levy, computation, collection, assessment, and enforcement by lien and otherwise of taxes on or measured by net income; to prescribe the manner and time of making reports and paying the taxes, and the functions of public officers and others as to the taxes; to permit the inspection of the records of taxpayers; to provide for interest and penalties on unpaid taxes; to provide exemptions, credits and refunds of the taxes; to prescribe penalties for the violation of this act; to provide an appropriation; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 607 (MCL 206.607), as amended by 2011 PA 182.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 27, 2011, at 4:12 p.m.)

Date: December 27, 2011

Time: 10:34 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 666 (Public Act No. 307), being

An act to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled “An act to meet deficiencies in state funds by providing for the imposition, levy, computation, collection, assessment, and enforcement by lien and otherwise of taxes on or measured by net income; to prescribe the manner and time of making reports and paying the taxes, and the functions of public officers and others as to the taxes; to permit the inspection of the records of taxpayers; to provide for interest and penalties on unpaid taxes; to provide exemptions, credits and refunds of the taxes; to prescribe penalties for the violation of this act; to provide an appropriation; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 605 (MCL 206.605), as amended by 2011 PA 179.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 27, 2011, at 4:14 p.m.)

Date: December 27, 2011

Time: 10:37 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 673 (Public Act No. 308), being

An act to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled “An act to meet deficiencies in state funds by providing for the imposition, levy, computation, collection, assessment, and enforcement by lien and otherwise of taxes on or measured by net income; to prescribe the manner and time of making reports and paying the taxes, and the functions of public officers and others as to the taxes; to permit the inspection of the records of taxpayers; to provide for interest and penalties on unpaid taxes; to provide exemptions, credits and refunds of the taxes; to prescribe penalties for the violation of this act; to provide an appropriation; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 663 (MCL 206.663), as added by 2011 PA 38.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 27, 2011, at 4:16 p.m.)

Date: December 27, 2011

Time: 10:39 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 678 (Public Act No. 309), being

An act to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled “An act to meet deficiencies in state funds by providing for the imposition, levy, computation, collection, assessment, and enforcement by lien and otherwise of taxes on or measured by net income; to prescribe the manner and time of making reports and paying the taxes, and the functions of public officers and others as to the taxes; to permit the inspection of the records of taxpayers; to provide for interest and penalties on unpaid taxes; to provide exemptions, credits and refunds of the taxes; to prescribe penalties for the violation of this act; to provide an appropriation; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts,” (MCL 206.1 to 206.713) by adding section 699.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 27, 2011, at 4:18 p.m.)

Date: December 27, 2011

Time: 10:41 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 691 (Public Act No. 322), being

An act to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled “An act to make appropriations to aid in the support of the public schools, the intermediate school districts, community colleges, and public universities of the state; to make appropriations for certain other purposes relating to education; to provide for the disbursement of the appropriations; to authorize the issuance of certain bonds and provide for the security of those bonds; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, the state board of education, and certain other boards and officials; to create certain funds and provide for their expenditure; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 25 (MCL 388.1625), as amended by 2005 PA 155.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 27, 2011, at 4:44 p.m.)

Date: December 27, 2011

Time: 10:43 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 725 (Public Act No. 320), being

An act to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled “An act to provide for the assessment of rights and interests, including leasehold interests, in property and the levy and collection of taxes on property, and for the collection of taxes levied; making those taxes a lien on the property taxed, establishing and continuing the lien, providing for the sale or forfeiture and conveyance of property delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition of lands bid off to the state and not redeemed or purchased; to provide for the establishment of a delinquent tax revolving fund and the borrowing of money by counties and the issuance of notes; to define and limit the jurisdiction of the courts in proceedings in connection with property delinquent for taxes; to limit the time within which actions may be brought; to prescribe certain limitations with respect to rates of taxation; to prescribe certain powers and duties of certain officers, departments, agencies, and political subdivisions of this state; to provide for certain reimbursements of certain expenses incurred by units of local government; to provide penalties for the violation of this act; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending sections 7dd and 34c (MCL 211.7dd and 211.34c), section 7dd as amended by 2010 PA 17 and section 34c as amended by 2006 PA 646.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 27, 2011, at 4:40 p.m.)

Date: December 27, 2011

Time: 10:47 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 807 (Public Act No. 310), being

An act to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled “An act to meet deficiencies in state funds by providing for the imposition, levy, computation, collection, assessment, and enforcement by lien and otherwise of taxes on or measured by net income; to prescribe the manner and time of making reports and paying the taxes, and the functions of public officers and others as to the taxes; to permit the inspection of the records of taxpayers; to provide for interest and penalties on unpaid taxes; to provide exemptions, credits and refunds of the taxes; to prescribe penalties for the violation of this act; to provide an appropriation; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 661 (MCL 206.661), as amended by 2011 PA 191.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 27, 2011, at 4:20 p.m.)

Respectfully,

Brian Calley

Acting and Lieutenant Governor

The following messages from the Governor were received and read:

November 10, 2011

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office:

Board of Mechanical Rules

Catherine A. Gay of 2450 London Drive, Troy, Michigan 48085, county of Oakland, representing energy producing utilities, succeeding Gary Van Ochten, is appointed for a term expiring October 1, 2015.

Robert S. Logan of 20500 13 Mile Road, Battle Creek, Michigan 49014, county of Calhoun, representing chief mechanical inspectors of a government subdivision, succeeding Michael Ogletree, is appointed for a term expiring October 1, 2015.

Daniel G. Grafmiller of 2461 West Shiawassee Avenue, Fenton, Michigan 48430, county of Genesee, representing ductwork, succeeding Christopher Stockwell, is appointed for a term expiring October 1, 2015.

Mark F. Riley of 3336 Kipling Avenue, Berkley, Michigan 48072, county of Oakland, representing chief mechanical inspectors, succeeding George Shields, is appointed for a term expiring October 1, 2015.

Christopher J. Freeman of 67955 W. 8 Mile Road, South Lyon, Michigan 48178, county of Washtenaw, representing the general public, succeeding Charles H. Wash, is appointed for a term expiring October 1, 2015.

Kenneth D. Misiewicz of 1314 N. Pease Road, Vermontville, Michigan 49096, county of Eaton, representing specialty work areas, succeeding Mark Mangione, is appointed for a term expiring October 1, 2015.

Robert J. Fosburg of 7251 Kraft Avenue, S.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49316, county of Kent, representing hydronic heating and cooling process piping, succeeding Lawrence H. Hale, is appointed for a term expiring October 1, 2015.

November 15, 2011

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office:

Michigan Asparagus Marketing Advisory Board

Ryan R. Walsworth of 3772 N. 48th Avenue, Mears, Michigan 49436, county of Oceana, representing growers-at-large, succeeding Gerald Malburg, is appointed for a term expiring November 13, 2014.

Kenneth F. Oomen of 2157 E. Jackson, Hart, Michigan 49420, county of Oceana, representing growers-at-large, succeeding himself, is reappointed for a term expiring November 13, 2014.

Thomas J. Oomen of 5182 N. 136th Avenue, Hart, Michigan 49420, county of Oceana, representing growers-at-large, succeeding himself, is reappointed for a term expiring November 13, 2014.

Harold D. Goodell of 54823 Sink Road, Dowagiac, Michigan 49047, county of Cass, representing Southwest Michigan growers, succeeding himself, is reappointed for a term expiring November 13, 2014.

Victor L. Shank of 57424 Wilbur Hill Road, Dowagiac, Michigan 49047, county of Cass, representing Southwest Michigan growers, succeeding himself, is appointed for a term expiring November 13, 2014.

November 16, 2011

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointment to office:

Michigan Board of Athletic Trainers

Patrick F. Wykes of 3768 Pine Meadow Drive, Holland, Michigan 49424, county of Ottawa, representing athletic trainers, succeeding Laurie Ryan, is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2015.

November 29, 2011

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office:

Michigan Civil Rights Commission

Deloris Hunt of 27256 Winterset Circle, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334, county of Oakland, succeeding Bertram Marks, is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2015.

Rasha S. Demashkieh of 5620 Lakeshore Road, Fort Gratiot, Michigan 48059, county of St. Clair, succeeding Nabih H. Ayad, is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2015.

December 7, 2011

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointment to office:

Advisory Board for the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center for Homeland Security

Tilman L. Crutchfield of 404 North Macomb Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162, county of Monroe, representing local sheriff’s departments in Michigan or Michigan Sheriffs’ Association, succeeding himself, is reappointed for a term expiring November 30, 2015.

December 7, 2011

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office:

Chair - Michigan Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers with Developmental Disabilities

Julie K. Lagos of 15730 Mulberry, Macomb, Michigan 48042, county of Macomb, succeeding Mark Larson, is appointed for a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor.

Michigan Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers with Developmental Disabilities

Lauren E. Heilman of 6430 E. 48 Road, Cadillac, Michigan 49601, county of Wexford, representing parents, succeeding Emilie Mullins, is appointed for a term expiring October 31, 2015.

Prachi E. Shah of 346 Village Green Boulevard, #204, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105, county of Washtenaw, representing other individuals, succeeding Julie Lumeng, is appointed for a term expiring October 31, 2015.

Judy Goth-Owens of 269 Kensington Drive, East Lansing, Michigan 48823, county of Ingham, representing individuals involved in personnel preparation, succeeding Mark Larson, is appointed for a term expiring October 31, 2015.

Barbara A. Corbin of 1126 Glenwood Street, Jenison, Michigan 49425, county of Kent, representing public/private providers of early intervention services, succeeding herself, is reappointed for a term expiring October 31, 2015.

Stephanie A. Peters of 3623 Gale Road, Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827, county of Ingham, representing other individuals, succeeding a vacancy left by Evan Peters, is appointed for a term expiring October 31, 2012.

December 8, 2011

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office:

Michigan Board of Social Work

Michele A. Brock of 1735 Linden Street, East Lansing, Michigan 48823, county of Ingham, representing professionals, succeeding herself, is reappointed for a term expiring December 31, 2015.

Anwar Najor-Durak of 6852 Windmill Lane, West Bloomfield, Michigan 48324, county of Oakland, representing professionals, succeeding herself, is reappointed for a term expiring December 31, 2015.

December 12, 2011

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office:

State Historic Preservation Review Board

Ronald D. Staley of 9139 Orion Drive, Brighton, Michigan 48814, county of Livingston, succeeding himself, is reappointed for a term expiring December 31, 2015.

Elisabeth Knibbe of 2640 Stommel Road, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198, county of Washtenaw, succeeding herself, is reappointed for a term expiring December 31, 2015.

December 13, 2011

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office:

Chair - Michigan Long-Term Care Supports and Services Advisory Committee

Reginald Carter of 1777 Colorado Drive, East Lansing, Michigan 48823, county of Ingham, succeeding RoAnne Chaney, is appointed for a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor.

Michigan Long-Term Care Supports and Services Advisory Committee

Reginald Carter of 1777 Colorado Drive, East Lansing, Michigan 48823, county of Ingham, representing primary or secondary consumers of long-term care, succeeding William Mania, is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2015.

John A. Nelson of 1991 S. Graham Road, Saginaw, Michigan 48609, county of Saginaw, representing primary or secondary consumers of long-term care, succeeding Toni Wilson, is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2015.

Tiffiny Reo of 123 Main Street, Suite 260, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067, county of Oakland, representing direct care staff providing long-term care support and services, succeeding Hollis Turnham, is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2015.

Larry Braver of 555 Judy Ann Lane, Holly, Michigan 48442, county of Oakland, representing providers of Medicaid-funded long-term care supports and services, succeeding Yolanda McKinney, is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2015.

December 13, 2011

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointment to office:

Michigan Travel Commission

Michael Patrick Shiels of 2551 Bruin Drive, East Lansing, Michigan 48823, county of Ingham, succeeding Jim Berryman, is appointed for a term expiring August 20, 2014.

December 14, 2011

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office:

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council

Kristin L. Kleinheksel of 862 Forest Park, Muskegon, Michigan 49441, county of Muskegon, representing an individual with developmental disabilities, succeeding Theresa Arini, for a term expiring September 30, 2015.

Heidi A. DeVries of 6240 Woodfield Place, S.E., #2, Kentwood, Michigan 49548, county of Kent, representing an individual with developmental disabilities, succeeding Robin Sefton, for a term expiring September 30, 2015.

Jane E. Pilditch of 2017 Timberview Drive, Okemos, Michigan 48864, county of Ingham, representing parents or guardians with a child with developmental disabilities, succeeding Wendy A. Middelton, for a term expiring September 30, 2015.

Robert L. Brown of 287 Greenwood Avenue, Holland, Michigan 49424, county of Ottawa, representing parents or guardians with a child with developmental disabilities, succeeding Jacqueline Day, for a term expiring September 30, 2015.

Kristen E. Columbus of 211 Burt Street, Tecumseh, Michigan 49286, county of Lenawee, representing parents or guardians with a child with developmental disabilities, succeeding herself, for a term expiring September 30, 3015.

Sincerely,

Rick Snyder

Governor

The appointments were referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Messages from the House

Recess

Senator Meekhof moved that the Senate recess subject to the call of the Chair.

The motion prevailed, the time being 11:33 a.m.

11:59 a.m.

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

The following message was received and read:

December 28, 2011

I have the honor to inform you that the House of Representatives has completed the business of the session and is now ready to adjourn sine die.

Very respectfully,

Gary L. Randall, Clerk

House of Representatives

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Resolutions

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 20.

A concurrent resolution to memorialize the United States Congress to enact legislation that classifies forestry management activities as nonpoint sources under the federal Clean Water Act.

(For text of resolution, see Senate Journal No. 76, p. 2303.)

The House of Representatives has adopted the concurrent resolution and named Reps. Heise and Huuki as co‑sponsors of the concurrent resolution.

The concurrent resolution was referred to the Secretary for record.

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 21.

A concurrent resolution to urge Congress and the United States Forest Service to take immediate and aggressive action to correct the mismanagement of national forestlands.

(For text of resolution, see Senate Journal No. 76, p. 2304.)

The House of Representatives has adopted the concurrent resolution and named Reps. Heise and Huuki as co‑sponsors of the concurrent resolution.

The concurrent resolution was referred to the Secretary for record.

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 24.

A concurrent resolution prescribing the legislative schedule.

(For text of resolution, see Senate Journal No. 100, p. 2889.)

The House of Representatives has adopted the concurrent resolution.

The concurrent resolution was referred to the Secretary for record.

The hour of 12:00 noon having arrived,

Pursuant to the resolution fixing the date of final adjournment and the provision of the Constitution determining the hour of such adjournment, the President, Lieutenant Governor Calley, declared the Senate adjourned without day.

CAROL MOREY VIVENTI

Secretary of the Senate

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