No. 8

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Journal of the Senate

99th Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

10:00 a.m.

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

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

Ananich—present Hood—excused O’Brien—present

Bieda—present Hopgood—present Pavlov—present

Booher—present Horn—present Proos—present

Brandenburg—excused Hune—present Robertson—present

Casperson—present Johnson—present Rocca—present

Colbeck—present Jones—present Schmidt—present

Conyers—present Knezek—present Schuitmaker—present

Emmons—present Knollenberg—present Shirkey—present

Green—present Kowall—present Stamas—present

Gregory—present MacGregor—present Warren—present

Hansen—present Marleau—present Young—present

Hertel—present Meekhof—present Zorn—present

Hildenbrand—present Nofs—present

Pastor Chris Peddie of Lakeside Family Church of Stevensville offered the following invocation:

Heavenly Father, Maker of heaven and earth, hear our prayer this morning. We invite You to oversee the proceedings in this place and we request your presence and superintendence over all that is said and done. St. Luke tells us that You have marked out our appointed times in history and the boundaries of the land in which we live. We are eternally grateful to be Your servants and to live within these sacred borders at this designated time in history.

We’re thankful for the men and women who have taken time away from their homes, their families, and other pursuits to serve the people of the great state of Michigan. We ask that You would grant us wisdom to perform our duties in a way that is both beneficial to the citizens of this state and also pleasing to You. May Your Spirit remind us, time and again, of St. Paul’s words: that we should do nothing out of self-interest or ambition but rather in humility, consider others better than ourselves. Lord, give us the understanding to know when compromise is reasonable and appropriate and give us the strength to know when to stand resolute and unshaken in matters of principle.

And finally, I once heard a man say that his desire was to make God smile. Lord, admittedly that doesn’t sound very deep or profound, but my prayer today is that we will find favor in Your sight and that what we do and what we accomplish will be pleasing to You and that it would simply make You smile. We pray this in Your holy Name. Amen.

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

Motions and Communications

Senator Kowall moved that Senators Casperson, Meekhof, Robertson and Schmidt be temporarily excused from today’s session.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Bieda moved that Senators Ananich and Young be temporarily excused from today’s session.

The motion prevailed.

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

The motion prevailed.

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

The motion prevailed.

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

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

The Secretary announced that the following bills and joint resolutions were printed and filed on Thursday, January 26, and are available at the Michigan Legislature website:

Senate Bill Nos. 65 66 67 68 69

Senate Joint Resolutions A B

House Bill Nos. 4091 4092 4093 4094 4095 4096 4097 4098 4099 4100 4101 4102 4103 4104

4105 4106 4107 4108 4109 4110 4111 4112 4113

Recess

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

The motion prevailed, the time being 10:05 a.m.

10:12 a.m.

The Senate was called to order by the President pro tempore, Senator Schuitmaker.

During the recess, Senators Robertson, Casperson, Meekhof, Schmidt and Ananich entered the Senate Chamber.

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Meekhof’s statement is as follows:

It’s not often that we have someone of Carol’s stature retiring from the Senate after 28 years of service. I am honored today to be joined by Carol Cukier as we recognize and congratulate her on her retirement after 28 years with the Legislative Service Bureau.

Carol has been instrumental in drafting constitutional amendments and being the lead drafter on making changes to the Workers’ Disability Compensation Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the Public Employment Relations Act, and countless other acts and constitutional amendments.

Carol’s service extends beyond the chamber walls in that her hard work and dedication for nearly three decades is felt in the important legislation that shapes our great state and touches all of our constituents.

Carol is joined today by her husband Bob. We are especially grateful for the sacrifices that Bob and their two daughters, Miriam and Emily, have made so that Carol can serve the Legislature. Please join me in congratulating Carol upon her retirement from the Michigan Legislature.

Recess

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

The motion prevailed, the time being 10:15 a.m.

11:03 a.m.

The Senate was called to order by the President pro tempore, Senator Schuitmaker.

During the recess, Senator Young entered the Senate Chamber.

Messages from the Governor

The following message from the Governor was received on January 27, 2017, and read:

PROCLAMATION

Request for Extension of Declaration of Emergency

WHEREAS, on January 6, 2017, the Governor declared a State of Emergency for the county of Macomb, including the City of Fraser, due to a sewer collapse/sinkhole causing widespread and severe damage, and loss of property in Macomb County and the City of Fraser; and

WHEREAS, the State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, pursuant to the provisions of Section 407 of Act No. 390 of the Public Acts of 1976, as amended, with the concurrence of the Governor, amended the State of Emergency declaration to include the Township of Clinton; and

WHEREAS, the emergency response and recovery elements of the Michigan Emergency Management Plan and the aforementioned local political subdivisions’ emergency operations plans were activated in a timely manner to administer and manage this emergency; and

FURTHERMORE, the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division of the Michigan State Police is coordinating and maximizing all state efforts to assist the local political subdivisions and may call upon all state departments to utilize resources at their avail to assist in the emergency area pursuant to the Michigan Emergency Management Plan; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the state of Michigan to provide resources to the County of Macomb, Township of Clinton and City of Fraser. Local, state and community partners are working together to take appropriate actions in response to the potential emergency. It remains necessary to maintain sufficient resources to protect public health, safety, property, and to lessen or avert the threat of more severe and long-lasting impacts on the community; and

WHEREAS, it is essential to ensure state resources can respond quickly, efficiently and in a coordinated manner with local emergency response personnel; and

WHEREAS, the long-term emergency bypass system that was expected to be completed in early to mid-February is delayed and now expected to be completed in early to mid-March; and

WHEREAS, the sewer flow capacity within the collapsed sewer has diminished significantly within the last 24 hours; and

WHEREAS, there is the potential for continued wet weather, equipment failures, and potential ground destabilization at the site causing a continued and heightened threat to the health and public safety of 11 communities that this sewer system serves to include the Selfridge Air National Guard Base and more than 200,000 residences and businesses and over 500,000 people.

NOW, THEREFORE, I Richard D. Snyder, Governor of the state of Michigan, pursuant to the Constitution of the state of Michigan and the provisions of Act No. 390 of the Public Acts of 1976, as amended, do hereby request that the legislature extend the state of emergency proclaimed on January 6, 2017, for an additional 56 days, through March 31, 2017, in the County of Macomb and the Township of Clinton.

[SEAL] Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the state of Michigan this 27th day of January in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Seventeen.

Richard D. Snyder

Governor

By the Governor:

Ruth A. Johnson

Secretary of State

The message was referred to the Secretary for record.

The following messages from the Governor were received and read:

January 10, 2017

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

Michigan Gaming Control Board

Carla Walker-Miller of 19280 Burlington Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48203, county of Wayne, representing Democrats, succeeding herself, is reappointed for a term expiring December 31, 2020.

January 26, 2017

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

Central Michigan University Board of Control

Joseph B. Anderson of 7275 Ledgerock Court, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301, county of Oakland, succeeding Sarah Opperman, is appointed for a term commencing January 1, 2017, and expiring December 31, 2024.

Michael A. Sandler of 4270 Barcroft Way, West Bloomfield, Michigan 48323, county of Oakland, succeeding John Hurd, is appointed for a term commencing January 1, 2017, and expiring December 31, 2024.

January 26, 2017

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

State Officers Compensation Commission

James P. Hallan of 2490 Overglen Court, East Lansing, Michigan 48823, county of Ingham, succeeding Larry Meyer, is appointed for a term expiring January 1, 2020.

Nancy E. Jenkins of 1980 Marsh Drive, Manitou Beach, Michigan 49253, county of Lenawee, succeeding Carol Klenow, is appointed for a term expiring January 1, 2020.

Joseph D. Smalley of 5907 Troyes Road, East Lansing, Michigan 48823, county of Ingham, succeeding James Middaugh, is appointed for a term expiring January 1, 2020.

Sincerely,

Rick Snyder

Governor

The appointments were referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Resolutions

Senator Knollenberg offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 7.

A resolution designating January 30, 2017 as Fred Korematsu Day.

Whereas, The Legislature recognizes the contributions to civil liberties made by Fred Korematsu.

Whereas, Fred Korematsu was born to Japanese immigrant parents in Oakland, California, on January 30, 1919, the third of four sons; and

Whereas, Fred Korematsu was one of the many American citizens of Japanese ancestry living on the west coast during World War II; and

Whereas, Following the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan on December 7, 1941, where 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 others were wounded, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued Executive Order No. 9066, that authorized the Secretary of War to require all Americans of Japanese ancestry to be placed in internment camps; and

Whereas, Fred Korematsu is famously known for his arrest, at the age of 23, on May 30, 1942, and conviction for defying the government’s order to report to an assembly center to be moved to an internment camp; and

Whereas, Fred Korematsu later moved to Detroit, Michigan, where he met his wife Kathryn and married before returning to California; and

Whereas, A decision of Korematsu v. United States that declared his incarceration justified was formally vacated on November 10, 1983, by United States District Court of Northern California in San Francisco; and

Whereas, This action, considered to be a pivotal moment in civil rights history, cleared Fred Korematsu’s name; and

Whereas, Fred Korematsu was recognized in 2010 when the state of California passed the Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution bill, making January 30 the first day in United States history designated to honor an Asian-American; and

Whereas, Fred Korematsu is considered by many as a national civil rights hero whose growing legacy continues to inspire people of all backgrounds; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That the members of this legislative body recognizes the contributions that Fred Korematsu has made and designates that January 30, 2017, shall be known as “Fred Korematsu Day”.

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

Senator Kowall moved that the rule be suspended.

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

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

Senators Bieda, Booher, Conyers, Hansen, Hertel, Hopgood, Horn, Kowall, MacGregor, Marleau, Proos, Rocca, Schmidt and Warren were named co‑sponsors of the resolution.

Senators Hertel and Bieda asked and were granted unanimous consent to make statements and moved that the statements be printed in the Journal.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Hertel’s statement is as follows:

“No one should ever be locked away simply because they share the same race, ethnicity, or religion as a spy or terrorist. If that principle was not learned from the internment of Japanese-Americans, then these are very dangerous times for our democracy.” That is a quote by Fred Korematsu. The internment of Japanese-Americans is one of the darkest actions in our nation’s history, and those who forget our history are doomed to repeat it. This has never been more poignant than what we are experiencing in America today.

In just ten days in office, President Trump has used the power of executive order to fundamentally change the promise of America. He has violated the principles of our Founding and attempted to divide this country. America is a nation of immigrants, opening its arms to those who are in search of a better life, escaping tyranny, that long for the freedom to exercise their political and religious beliefs. It is at the core of who we are as a nation.

But just down the road at Michigan State University, we have students, researchers, and faculty that are legally here who are afraid that they cannot visit their families back home because they may be detained and not allowed to come back into our great country. These are good people who came to this country in the hopes of a better life that are now being told that America does not welcome them. The President’s ban on immigrants, specifically targeting Muslims, is categorically un-American and we have a responsibility to fight against it every step of the way. The tragedies in Syria and Aleppo are heartbreaking and evil. How can we turn our backs on those fleeing tyranny? As a Christian, I believe we should welcome these refugees. We should be giving them safe harbor and we should be sharing with them the blessings that we enjoy as Americans.

Edmund Burke once said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” I am proud that so many of our citizens are standing up to fight these un-American actions. I am proud that they are taking to the streets and to our airports to stand up for those who do not have a voice. I believe you, my colleagues, are good men and women as well and that we need to stand up to these actions and reaffirm the great promise of America. It is important to recognize the mistakes our nation has made in the past. It is easy to recognize those who fought back then, but it is harder to live in his spirit. We have a responsibility to fight in the same spirit as Fred Korematsu today to protect these people. Colleagues, I support this resolution honoring Fred Korematsu whom we would be remiss to forget that his fight for equality and justice is not over and needs to be fought again today.

Senator Bieda’s statement is as follows:

I would like to express my strong support for this resolution. I would like to quote Justice Frank Murphy in Korematsu v. United States. For those of you who might not know your local history, Frank Murphy was also Governor of Michigan, Mayor of Detroit, Attorney General of the United States, and Associate Supreme Court Justice. I am very proud that he is from Michigan because his dissent in Korematsu v. United States is considered one of the finest of the last century. In that case he issued a very vehement dissent. I would like to read a little bit about it. He said that the exclusion of Japanese “falls into the ugly abyss of racism,” and resembles “the abhorrent and despicable treatment of minority groups by the dictatorial tyrannies which this nation is now pledged to destroy.”

He also compared the treatment of Japanese-Americans with the treatment of Americans of German and Italian ancestry, as evidence that race—and not emergency alone—led to the exclusion order which Korematsu was convicted of violating. Murphy went on to say:

“I dissent, therefore, from this legalization of racism. Racial discrimination in any form and in any degree has no justifiable part whatever in our democratic way of life. It is unattractive in any setting, but it is utterly revolting among a free people who have embraced the principles set forth in the Constitution of the United States. All residents of this nation are kin in some way by blood or culture to a foreign land. Yet they are primarily and necessarily a part of the new and distinct civilization of the United States. They must, accordingly, be treated at all time as the heirs of the American experiment, and as entitled to all the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.”

I know we have had this Fred Korematsu Day for several years now, and it seems particularly timely with some of the events that are going on. With that I would like to thank the Senator from the 13th District for his courage and foresight in introducing this today.

Senator Kowall offered the following concurrent resolution:

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5.

A concurrent resolution for the adoption of the Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives.

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That the following rules be and are hereby adopted as the Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives:

JOINT RULES

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE

Transmission of Messages.

Rule 1. All messages necessary for conducting legislative business between the two houses shall be communicated in writing and electronically by the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

Amendments.

Rule 2. It shall be in the power of either house to amend an amendment made by the other to any bill, resolution, or alternative measure as defined in Rule 29.

Conference Committees.

Rule 3. (a) The house not concurring in the amendments of the other house shall appoint conferees and notify the amending house of its action. The amending house shall request return of the bill, resolution, or alternative measure, or appoint conferees. The conference committee shall consist of three members from each house, to be appointed as each house may determine. The first named member of the house in which the bill, resolution, or alternative measure originated shall be chairperson of the conference committee. Upon appointment of conferees by both houses, the bill, resolution, or alternative measure shall be referred to the conference committee. When one house amends or substitutes a bill, resolution, or alternative measure that has been returned for concurrence from the other house, but then non-concurs in that bill, resolution, or alternative measure as amended or substituted, those amendments or that substitute shall not be referred to the conference committee. The conference committee shall serve until the conference report has been adopted by both houses or rejected by a house.

(b) The conference committee shall consist of committees of the two houses with those two committees voting separately while in conference. The adoption of a conference report shall require concurring majorities of the members of each house. The conference committees of the two houses shall vote separately while in conference. The majority of each committee shall constitute a quorum of each committee and shall determine the position to be taken toward the propositions of the conference committee. If the conferees agree, a report shall be made which shall be signed by at least a majority of the conferees of each house who were present and voted in the conference committee meeting to adopt the report. The bill, resolution, or alternative measure, including the original signed conference report and three copies, shall be filed in the house of origin where the question shall be on the adoption of the conference report. If the conference report is adopted in the house of origin, the bill, resolution, or alternative measure, including the original signed conference report, and two copies of the conference report shall be transmitted to the other house where the question shall be on the adoption of the conference report. If the conference report is adopted in the other house, the bill, resolution, or alternative measure and the original signed copy of the conference report shall be returned to the house of origin and referred for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor, filing with the Secretary of State, or filing for record with the Secretary of the Senate or Clerk of the House of Representatives.

Conference Committee Clerk.

Rule 4. The conference committee clerk shall be from the house of origin, who shall notify the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives of all scheduled meetings for public posting and shall deliver written notice to each member of the conference committee and the majority and minority leaders of each house indicating the time and place of all scheduled meetings. Conference committees on appropriation bills may use fiscal agency personnel from the same house as the Chairperson for clerks.

Conference Report: Rejection.

Rule 5. If the conference report is rejected by the house of origin, it shall appoint second conferees and notify the other house of its action. The procedure shall then be the same as for an original conference.

If the conference report is rejected by the other house, it shall appoint second conferees, notify the house of origin of its action, and transmit the bill, resolution, or alternative measure to the house of origin. Upon receipt of the bill, resolution, or alternative measure, the house of origin shall appoint second conferees and refer the bill, resolution, or alternative measure to the second conference committee. The procedure shall then be the same as for an original conference.

Disagreement of Conferees.

Rule 6. If the conferees are unable to agree, a report of that fact shall be made to both houses. The report that the conferees were unable to agree shall be signed by at least a majority of the conferees of each house who were present and voted in the conference committee meeting to adopt the report. The bill, resolution, or alternative measure, including the original signed conference report that the conferees were unable to agree, and three copies shall be filed in the house of origin. Both houses shall appoint second conferees, and the house of origin shall refer the bill, resolution, or alternative measure to the second conference committee. The procedure shall then be the same as for an original conference.

Second Conference: Failure.

Rule 7. When a second conference committee fails to reach agreement, or when a second conference report is rejected by either house, no further conference is in order.

Power of Conferees.

Rule 8. The conference committee shall not consider any matters other than the matters of difference between the two houses.

For all bills making appropriations, adoption of a substitute by either house shall not open identical provisions contained in the other house-passed version of the bill as a matter of difference; nor shall the adoption of a substitute by either house open provisions not contained in either house version of the bill as a matter of difference.

When the conferees arrive at an agreement on the matters of difference that affects other parts of the bill, resolution, or alternative measure, the conferees may recommend amendments to conform with the agreement. In addition, the conferees may also recommend technical amendments to the other parts of the bill, resolution, or alternative measure, such as, necessary date revisions, adjusting totals, cross-references, misspelling and punctuation corrections, conflict amendments for bills enacted into law, additional anticipated federal or other flow through funding, and corrections to any errors in the bill, resolution, or alternative measure or the title.

Adoption of Conference Report.

Rule 9. Conference reports shall not be subject to amendments or division. The vote on conference reports shall be taken by “yeas” and “nays” and shall require the same number of votes constitutionally required for passage of the bill or adoption of the resolution or alternative measure. Conference reports shall not be considered until they are made available to the public on the Internet; this requirement may, however, be suspended by a house by a majority vote in that house, provided that a copy of the conference report has been made available to each Member.

Conference Reports: Points of Order.

Rule 10. Points of order regarding conference reports shall be decided by the presiding officer, subject to an appeal, which appeal shall be determined by a majority vote. When a conference report is ruled out of order, the conference report is returned to the originating conference committee with instructions to eliminate from the report such matters as have been declared not within the powers of the conferees to consider.

Either House May Recede.

Rule 11. At any time while in possession of the bill, resolution, or alternative measure, either house may recede from its position in whole or in part, and the bill, resolution, or alternative measure upon request may be returned to the other house for that purpose. If this further action is agreed to by both houses, the bill, resolution, or alternative measure shall be referred for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor, filing with the Secretary of State, or filing for record with the Secretary of the Senate or Clerk of the House of Representatives.

Correction of Errors.

Rule 12. If errors are found in a bill, resolution, or alternative measure which has been passed or adopted by both houses, the house in which the bill, resolution, or alternative measure originated may make amendments to correct the errors and shall notify the other house of its action. If the corrective amendments are agreed to by the other house, the corrected bill, resolution, or alternative measure shall be referred for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor, filing with the Secretary of State, or filing for record with the Secretary of the Senate or Clerk of the House of Representatives.

In addition, the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives, as the case may be, shall correct obvious technical errors in the enrolled bill, resolution, or alternative measure, including adjusting totals, misspellings, the omission or redundancy of grammatical articles, cross-references, punctuation, updating bill, resolution, or alternative measure titles, capitalization, citation formats, and plural or singular word forms.

Bills and Joint Resolutions.

Rule 13. Upon introduction, no bill shall include catch lines, a severing clause, or a general repealing clause, as distinguished from a specific or an express repealing clause. The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall delete such catch lines and clauses from all bills.

The same joint resolution shall not propose an amendment to the Constitution on more than one subject matter. However, more than one section of the Constitution may be included in the same joint resolution if the subject matter of each section is germane to the proposed amendment.

Yeas and Nays.

Rule 14. The yeas and nays shall be taken and printed in the Journal of the house taking action upon the passage or adoption of any bill, joint resolution, alternative measure, conference report, and amendments made by the other house to a bill, joint resolution, or alternative measure.

No Members Present.

Rule 15. In the event the presiding officer and all members are absent on a day scheduled for meeting, the Secretary of the Senate or the Clerk of the House of Representatives, as the case may be, shall call that house to order at the designated time and announce the absence of a quorum. That house shall be declared adjourned until the succeeding legislative day and hour previously designated.

In any event where either or both houses of the Legislature adjourns to a date certain for more than two days, a committee composed of the Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives may, by a unanimous vote of that committee, convene either or both houses of the Legislature at any time in case of emergency.

If a gubernatorial appointment that is subject to the advice and consent process is made at a time such that 60 days would lapse during an extended recess of the Senate, the Senate Majority Leader may schedule a session of the Senate for the sole purpose of carrying out the Senate’s constitutional duties to advise and consent on gubernatorial appointments. No other action shall be taken by the Senate during session convened under this provision. The Senate Majority Leader shall notify the Secretary of the Senate at least 10 calendar days prior to the date of the scheduled session, and the Secretary of the Senate shall take all reasonable steps to notify the members of the Senate of the scheduled session.

Passage, Adoption, and Enrollment Printing.

Rule 16. Every bill passed or joint resolution or alternative measure adopted by both houses and returned to the house of origin shall forthwith be enrolled and signed by the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Enrolled bills shall be presented to the Governor, and enrolled joint resolutions that propose an amendment to the Constitution and alternative measures that propose a different measure upon the same subject as a rejected law proposed by initiative petition shall be filed with the Secretary of State with a certificate attached to the effect that the joint resolution or alternative measure has been adopted by the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution. If the house having last passed the bill or adopted the joint resolution or alternative measure requests its return and such request is granted or a motion is made in the house of origin to amend errors in the bill, joint resolution, or alternative measure, or to give the bill immediate effect, the enrollment printing shall not occur.

Every bill, joint resolution, alternative measure, or concurrent resolution passed or adopted by either house shall be transmitted to the other house unless a motion for reconsideration is pending.

Immediate Effect.

Rule 17. Whenever both houses, by the constitutional vote, order that a bill take immediate effect, a statement shall be added at the enrollment of the bill in words to this effect: “This act is ordered to take immediate effect.”

Joint Resolutions.

Rule 18. Joint resolutions shall be used for the following purposes:

1. Amendments to the Constitution of Michigan.

2. Ratification of amendments to the Constitution of the United States submitted by the Congress.

3. Matters upon which power is solely vested in the Legislatures of the several states by the Constitution of the United States.

Joint resolutions proposing amendments to the Constitution of Michigan shall require a 2/3 vote of the members elected and serving in each house for adoption. Other joint resolutions shall require a majority of the members elected and serving in each house for adoption. All joint resolutions shall require a record roll call vote.

Veto Override: Filing with Secretary of State.

Rule 19. When a bill is passed by both houses over the objections of the Governor or a bill is not filed by the Governor with the Secretary of State within the constitutionally mandated 14-day period, and the Legislature continues in session, an official enrolled bill with a letter from the house of origin signed by the Secretary of the Senate or the Clerk of the House of Representatives, as appropriate, shall be filed with the Secretary of State for a public act number to be assigned. The letter shall certify that the Governor’s veto has been overridden by both houses of the Legislature or that the bill has not been returned within the specified time, as the case may be, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.

Section Numbers of Compiled Laws - Amendments.

Rule 20. The title of every bill or alternative measure to amend or repeal existing laws shall be clear and explicit so as to definitely fix what is proposed to be done. Such title shall refer to the act number and the year in which it was passed. If the bill was passed or alternative measure was adopted at an extra session of the Legislature, the title shall designate which extra session.

Such title shall contain the last title of the act it is proposed to amend. However, the short title (e.g., This act shall be known and may be cited as “The revised judicature act of 1961,”) shall be used in acts where it has been defined by legislative enactment. The title shall also contain the chapter, part numbers and compiler’s section numbers, if any, and the year of the compilation containing the same.

Following the passage of a bill or adoption of an alternative measure with a short title, the house other than the house of origin shall replace the short title with the last full title of the act it is proposed to amend or repeal. Other corrective amendments to the title shall be made as may be necessary. The full title and amended title shall be agreed to by both houses.

When an amendment to a bill or alternative measure, or a bill or alternative measure to amend an existing law is printed, words proposed to be added to such law shall be printed in upper case bold type, and the words to be omitted shall be printed in stricken-through type. This style requirement also applies to joint resolutions that amend the Constitution of Michigan.

All bills, joint resolutions, and alternative measures introduced, amendments to joint resolutions and alternative measures, substitute bills, joint resolutions, and alternative measures, and conference committee reports shall be approved as to form and section numbers by the Legislative Service Bureau.

Tie-bars.

Rule 21. A bill, resolution, or alternative measure that is tie-barred to a request number shall not be considered for passage or adoption unless that tie-barred request item has been introduced. No bill, resolution, or alternative measure shall be passed or adopted by either house until the tie-barred item has been designated in the appropriate blank space provided.

Elections in Joint Convention.

Rule 22. Whenever there is an election of any officer in joint convention, the result shall be certified by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The results shall be announced by the presiding officers to their respective houses, printed in the Journal of each house, and communicated to the Governor by the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

Legislative Handbook.

Rule 23. The initial appointment of the standing committee members of the two houses shall be printed in their respective Journals as soon as possible after the announcement. The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall prepare and have printed a legislative handbook containing these appointments and other information they deem appropriate.

Compensation.

Rule 24. Compensation for members, officers, and employees of the Legislature shall be delivered to the Secretary of the Senate or Clerk of the House of Representatives, as the case may be, and transmitted directly to the payee.

If the office of a member of the Legislature becomes vacant, the compensation for the elected successor shall begin on the date of his or her oath of office.

Committee Expenses.

Rule 25. No committee created by concurrent resolution shall incur expenses in excess of $2,500.00 unless authorized in the resolution creating that committee.

Final Adjournment of Regular Sessions.

Rule 26. In the regular session in each year, this rule for adjournment shall govern.

The Majority Floor Leader of the Senate and/or the Majority Floor Leader of the House of Representatives shall introduce a concurrent resolution providing for an adjournment schedule for the Legislature for that regular session.

Daily Adjournment.

Rule 27. Neither house shall remain in session on any legislative day beyond 12:00 midnight. If either house is in session at 12:00 midnight, the presiding officer shall declare that house adjourned until a fixed hour for meeting on the next legislative day. That house shall stand adjourned until the next fixed meeting time.

Pending Business.

Rule 28. Any business, bill, or joint resolution which has not been defeated by either house shall be considered pending under the provisions of Article 4, Section 13 of the Constitution.

It shall not be in order for either house, by suspension of rules or any other means, to reconsider in a subsequent year the vote by which any business, bill, joint resolution, or veto override was defeated in a previous year unless there is a pending motion to reconsider offered in the odd-numbered year.

Alternative Measures.

Rule 29. If the Legislature rejects a law proposed by initiative petition, the Legislature may propose a different (“alternative”) measure upon the same subject as provided in Article 2, Section 9, of the Michigan Constitution of 1963. An alternative measure shall be labeled “Alternative Measure No. ___ to a law proposed by Initiative Petition”. An alternative measure shall not be considered for a second reading in either house unless a law proposed by initiative petition has been rejected by a house. An alternative measure shall require a majority vote of the members elected and serving in each house for adoption, and the vote shall be by record roll call.

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

Senator Kowall moved that the rule be suspended.

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

The question being on the adoption of the concurrent resolution,

The concurrent resolution was adopted, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

Senators Booher, Conyers, Hansen, Horn, MacGregor, Marleau, Proos and Schmidt were named co‑sponsors of the concurrent resolution.

Introduction and Referral of Bills

Senator Hune introduced

Senate Joint Resolution C, entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the state constitution of 1963, by adding section 28 to article I, to prohibit illegal aliens from receiving public assistance in this state.

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

Senators Gregory, O’Brien, Booher, Hertel, Marleau, Hopgood, Bieda, Green, Nofs, Jones, Kowall, Colbeck, Young, Horn, MacGregor and Conyers introduced

Senate Bill No. 70, entitled

A bill to amend 1974 PA 370, entitled “Vietnam veteran era bonus act,” by amending sections 2, 7, and 11 (MCL 35.1022, 35.1027, and 35.1031), section 2 as amended by 2016 PA 201 and section 11 as amended by 1980 PA 194.

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

Senators Ananich, Bieda, Gregory, Conyers and Kowall introduced

Senate Bill No. 71, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 801 (MCL 257.801), as amended by 2016 PA 148.

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

Senators Bieda, Jones and Kowall introduced

Senate Bill No. 72, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 232, entitled “Corrections code of 1953,” by amending section 34 (MCL 791.234), as amended by

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

Senators Bieda, Jones and Kowall introduced

Senate Bill No. 73, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending section 7413 (MCL 333.7413), as amended by 1988 PA 144.

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

Senators Bieda, Jones and Rocca introduced

Senate Bill No. 74, entitled

A bill to amend 1915 PA 31, entitled “Youth tobacco act,” by amending sections 1 and 2 (MCL 722.641 and 722.642), as amended by 2006 PA 236.

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

Senators O’Brien, Schmidt, Robertson, Stamas, Gregory, Hertel, Hopgood, Booher, Nofs, Kowall, Horn and Conyers introduced

Senate Bill No. 75, entitled

A bill 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,” (MCL 36.1 to 36.12) by adding section 11a.

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

Senator Booher introduced

Senate Bill No. 76, entitled

A bill to make, supplement, and adjust appropriations for certain capital outlay projects for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017; to provide for expenditure of the appropriations; and to prescribe certain conditions for the appropriations.

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

Senators Nofs, Bieda, Hildenbrand, MacGregor, Hansen, Jones, Green, Horn, Proos, Booher and Colbeck introduced

Senate Bill No. 77, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” (MCL 257.1 to 257.923) by adding section 811jj.

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

Senators Nofs, Hildenbrand, MacGregor, Hansen, Jones, Green, Horn, Proos and Colbeck introduced

Senate Bill No. 78, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled “The general property tax act,” by amending section 7cc (MCL 211.7cc), as amended by 2016 PA 144.

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

Senator Pavlov introduced

Senate Bill No. 79, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending sections 1233b and 1531i (MCL 380.1233b and 380.1531i), section 1233b as amended by 1995 PA 289 and section 1531i as added by 2009 PA 202.

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

Senators Pavlov, Kowall, Colbeck, Green, Casperson, Hildenbrand, Nofs, Meekhof, Emmons, Shirkey, Knollenberg, Robertson, Marleau, Jones, Horn, O’Brien and Proos introduced

Senate Bill No. 81, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending section 1278 (MCL 380.1278), as amended by 2016 PA 170, and by adding sections 1278e, 1278f, and 1278g.

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

Statements

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Young’s statement is as follows:

Colleagues, don’t even get me started. I rise today to speak about the fundamental values of our democracy, of our liberty, and of our core values that are the foundation of these United States of America. You see, there’s this document called the Constitution, elements of which are being challenged by the actions of one small hand holding a pen. But before I get into that, I would like to remind you of a quote that has greeted millions of immigrants and refugees on their way to Ellis Island for centuries. Inscribed on a plaque on the Statue of Liberty is a promise of salvation that reads: “Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, / The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. / Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, / I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” This quote at the base of Lady Liberty in New York Harbor is etched in stone and epitomizes the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Our great nation is comprised of immigrants who come here seeking a better life by working hard and being productive members of our inclusive, diversified society. Michigan has been a leader in welcoming refugees who seek safety and security from the volatility of the Middle East and particularly Syria. Since 2006, our state has taken in more than 8,000 refugees, and is the home of the second highest number of Syrian refugees in the country. Refugees who come to our country seeking safety not violence. Refugees who come to our country seeking security not terrorism. Refugees who are thoroughly vetted before they are even granted entrance into our country.

Unfortunately, President Trump—who has never held elected office before—seems to be unaware of the extensive screening that occurs during the comprehensive immigration process that is already in place, and that works. Many immigrants were wrongfully detained upon landing in our country this past weekend. They have been waiting for years to be granted a visa, but with one heartless stroke of the pen, their dreams of a better life were erased in just one day’s time.

Let me make this clear. This immigration ban is not about saving lives. This immigration ban is not about protecting our borders, and this immigration ban is certainly not about simply fulfilling a campaign promise. This immigration ban is about denying freedom and access to opportunity to decent, innocent human beings who have survived unspeakable horrors, and who have fled for the United States of American because they see our shores as a land of hope and opportunity. But those in power, who have great responsibility, don’t seem to see that.

People, if we do not accept harmless refugees, we risk the lives of every single person who we send back, including those of babies and children who will face persecution in their home country. Last time I checked, I, along with 66 million other Americans—a fairly large crowd by most standards—agree that this is absolutely not who we are and what we stand for as a land of freedom and opportunity for all. In the bubble of this chamber, we may call ourselves Democrats or Republicans, but in reality we are human beings, and most importantly, we are all descendants of immigrants who helped build this country. We have an opportunity to denounce this ban and not remain silent. We have an opportunity to place ourselves in the right side of history, or we could keep quiet and blindly follow the President as he joins the antagonists of history.

Let’s keep that lamp lit beside the golden door for all those disposed, oppressed, and in despair. The world is counting on us. Our children are counting on us. History is counting on us. God knows we are so much better than this.

Committee Reports

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4.

A concurrent resolution to encourage the Governor to change the name of the Michigan Department of Corrections to the Michigan Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

(For text of resolution, see Senate Journal No. 3, p. 26.)

With the recommendation that the concurrent resolution be adopted.

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The concurrent resolution was placed on the order of Resolutions.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 5, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending section 1 of chapter I (MCL 761.1), as amended by 2007 PA 20, and by adding section 21a to chapter XVI.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 6, entitled

A bill to amend 1988 PA 511, entitled “Community corrections act,” by amending sections 2 and 4 (MCL 791.402 and 791.404), as amended by 2014 PA 466.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 7, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 232, entitled “Corrections code of 1953,” (MCL 791.201 to 791.285) by adding section 8a.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 8, entitled

A bill to provide for the use of evidence-based supervision practices for probation and parole supervision; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments and local agencies; to require the adoption of certain rules; to regulate the use of funds by certain state departments and local agencies; and to require certain reports.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 9, entitled

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

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 10, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 232, entitled “Corrections code of 1953,” (MCL 791.201 to 791.285) by adding section 31b.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 11, entitled

A bill to create the criminal justice data collection and management program act; to describe the criminal justice data collection and management program; to provide for certain grants; and to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental officers and entities.

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

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 12, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 232, entitled “Corrections code of 1953,” by amending section 44 (MCL 791.244), as amended by 1999 PA 191, and by adding section 44a.

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

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 13, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” (MCL 760.1 to 777.69) by adding section 4b to chapter XI.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 14, entitled

A bill to establish and implement a work opportunity employer reimbursement program; and to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state agencies and officials.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 15, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending section 2 of chapter XI (MCL 771.2), as amended by 2010 PA 351.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 16, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 232, entitled “Corrections code of 1953,” (MCL 791.201 to 791.285) by adding chapter IIIB.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 17, entitled

A bill to create the supervising region incentive program act; to create the supervising region incentive fund; to provide for expenditures from the fund; and to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental officers and entities.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 18, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 232, entitled “Corrections code of 1953,” (MCL 791.201 to 791.285) by adding section 84.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 19, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled “The social welfare act,” by amending section 10b (MCL 400.10b), as amended by 2011 PA 198.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Stamas, Robertson and Proos

Nays: Senator Warren

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 20, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 232, entitled “Corrections code of 1953,” by amending sections 33 and 34d (MCL 791.233 and 791.234d), section 33 as amended by 1998 PA 320 and section 34d as added by 2014 PA 359.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 21, entitled

A bill 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 section 4 (MCL 780.904), as amended by 2015 PA 9.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 22, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 232, entitled “Corrections code of 1953,” (MCL 791.201 to 791.285) by adding section 62d.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 23, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending sections 3, 4, 5, and 6 of chapter XIA (MCL 771A.3, 771A.4, 771A.5, and 771A.6), as added by 2012 PA 616, and by adding a heading for chapter XIA.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 24, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled “Revised judicature act of 1961,” (MCL 600.101 to 600.9947) by adding section 1086.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 50, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 232, entitled “Corrections code of 1953,” (MCL 791.201 to 791.285) by adding section 65j.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Robertson, Proos and Warren

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness submitted the following:

Meeting held on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building

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

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Senate Fiscal Agency Governing Board submitted the following:

Meeting held on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building

Present: Senators Hildenbrand (C), Meekhof, MacGregor, Ananich, and Gregory

Scheduled Meetings

Appropriations - Wednesday, February 1, 2:00 p.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-5307)

Subcommittees -

Agriculture and Rural Development - Tuesdays, February 21, March 7, March 14 and March 21, 3:00 p.m., Senate Hearing Room, Ground Floor, Boji Tower; February 28, 3:00 p.m., Room 405, Capitol Building (373-2768)

Community Colleges - Wednesday, February 22, 9:30 a.m., Rooms 402 and 403, Capitol Building (373-2768)

State Police and Military Affairs - Tuesdays, February 14, February 21, March 7 and March 21, 8:30 a.m., Rooms 402 and 403; February 28 and March 14, Room 405, Capitol Building (373-2768)

Transportation - Tuesday, February 28; Thursdays, March 2, March 9, March 16, March 23 and March 30, 9:00 a.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-2768)

Criminal Justice Policy Commission - Wednesday, February 1, 9:00 a.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-0212)

Economic Development and International Investment - Thursday, February 2, 1:30 p.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building (373-5323)

Natural Resources - Wednesday, February 1, 12:30 p.m. EST and 11:30 a.m. CST, Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building

Remote Access: Iron Mountain Location, Room 232, Bay College West Campus, 2801 N. US-2, Iron Mountain and Escanaba Location, Room 963, Joseph Heirman University Center, Bay Community College, 2001 N. Lincoln Road, Escanaba (373-1721)

Outdoor Recreation and Tourism - Wednesday, February 1, 12:30 p.m. EST and 11:30 a.m. CST, Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building

Remote Access: Iron Mountain Location, Room 232, Bay College West Campus, 2801 N. US-2, Iron Mountain and Escanaba Location, Room 963, Joseph Heirman University Center, Bay Community College, 2001 N. Lincoln Road, Escanaba (373-1721)

Regulatory Reform - Wednesday, February 1, 1:00 p.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building (373-5323)

Senator Kowall moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 11:36 a.m.

The President pro tempore, Senator Schuitmaker, declared the Senate adjourned until Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

JEFFREY F. COBB

Secretary of the Senate

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