No. 23

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Journal of the Senate

99th Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Thursday, March 1, 2018.

10:00 a.m.

The Senate was called to order by the Associate President pro tempore, Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood.

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

Ananich—present Hood—present O’Brien—present

Bieda—present Hopgood—present Pavlov—present

Booher—present Horn—present Proos—present

Brandenburg—present Hune—present Robertson—present

Casperson—present Johnson—excused Rocca—present

Colbeck—present Jones—present Schmidt—present

Conyers—excused 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 Bob Creagan of St. Joseph Parish of St. Joseph offered the following invocation:

This is a reading from the book of Micah, the 6th chapter: “You have been told, O mortal, what is good, and what the Lord requires of you: Only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God.”

God of all people by whose divine will we must abide, we give You thanks for the blessings of liberties and freedoms. We ask You to bless and guide and enlighten our state Senators and all elected officials. May they prove worthy of the confidence placed upon them by their fellow citizens. May they be just and clear in their thinking, honest in their duties, and guided by a true conscience in their legislation. Protect them from all harm, forgive their mistakes, and help prepare us to seek the common good.

Amen.

The Associate President pro tempore, Senator Hopgood, led the members of the Senate in recital of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motions and Communications

Senator Green entered the Senate Chamber.

Senator Kowall moved that Senators Casperson, Hildenbrand, Knollenberg, Marleau, Nofs and O’Brien be temporarily excused from today’s session.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Kowall moved that rule 2.106 be suspended to allow committees to meet during Senate session.

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

Senator Marleau entered the Senate Chamber.

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Hood moved that Senators Conyers and Johnson be excused from today’s session.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Knollenberg entered the Senate Chamber.

Recess

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

The motion prevailed, the time being 10:04 a.m.

10:14 a.m.

The Senate was called to order by the Assistant President pro tempore, Senator O’Brien.

During the recess, Senators Nofs, Hildenbrand, Bieda, Hansen, Casperson, Young and O’Brien entered the Senate Chamber.

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Resolutions

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

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 10

Senate Resolution No. 30

Senate Resolution No. 105

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 20

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 21

The motion prevailed.

Senator Hood offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 137.

A resolution recognizing March 2018 as National Kidney Month and March 8, 2018, as World Kidney Day.

Whereas, More than 900,000 people in Michigan have kidney disease and most don’t know it; and

Whereas, Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two leading causes of kidney disease; and

Whereas, An estimated 70 percent of kidney disease cases can be prevented; and

Whereas, One in three kids born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime; and

Whereas, More than 2,800 people are currently waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant in Michigan; and

Whereas, Minority populations are at greater risk for developing kidney disease; and

Whereas, The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s campaign encourages Michiganders to know their risk for kidney disease and make healthy lifestyle changes to reduce their risk; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That the members of this legislative body recognize March 2018 as National Kidney Month and March 8, 2018, as World Kidney Day; and be it further

Resolved, That we urge all citizens to show their support for those fighting kidney disease and commemorate this day by wearing the color orange; and be it further

Resolved, That this increased awareness of kidney disease will encourage healthy lifestyles, and enable people to work together to fight kidney disease so we can save and improve the lives of Michiganders.

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

Senator Kowall moved that the rule be suspended.

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

The resolution was adopted.

Senators Booher, Brandenburg, Gregory, Hansen, Hopgood, Knollenberg, O’Brien, Proos and Schmidt were named co‑sponsors of the resolution.

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

Recess

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

The motion prevailed, the time being 10:20 a.m.

11:08 a.m.

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

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Motions and Communications

Senator Kowall moved that the rules be suspended and that the following bill, now on Committee Reports, be placed on the General Orders calendar for consideration today:

House Bill No. 4321

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

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

General Orders

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

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

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

House Bill No. 5155, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “Natural resources and environmental protection act,” by amending sections 35901 and 35903 (MCL 324.35901 and 324.35903), as added by 1996 PA 88; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

House Bill No. 5156, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “Natural resources and environmental protection act,” by amending sections 35801 and 35803 (MCL 324.35801 and 324.35803), as added by 1996 PA 89; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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

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

Senate Bill No. 799, entitled

A bill to amend 1984 PA 431, entitled “The management and budget act,” by amending section 367b (MCL 18.1367b), as amended by 2011 PA 47.

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

House Bill No. 4321, entitled

A bill to make, supplement, and adjust appropriations for various state departments and agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

Substitute (S-1).

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

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Messages from the House

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

Senate Bill No. 35

Senate Bill No. 551

The motion prevailed.

Senate Bill No. 522, entitled

A bill to amend 1929 PA 199, entitled “An act to authorize and empower villages and townships of this state having a population not exceeding 10,000 inhabitants, to levy a tax for the maintenance or the purchase of lands and maintenance of property for a community center for the benefit of the public, provided the question of such purchase or maintenance, or both purchase and maintenance, as the case may be, is submitted to the duly qualified voters of such villages or townships and is adopted by a majority vote of those participating in said election; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies,” by amending section 3 (MCL 123.43), as amended by 2000 PA 435.

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

The question being on concurring in the committee recommendation to give the bill immediate effect,

The recommendation was concurred in, 2/3 of the members serving voting therefor.

The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor.

Third Reading of Bills

Senator Kowall moved that the rules be suspended and that the following bill, now on the order of Third Reading of Bills, be placed on its immediate passage:

House Bill No. 4321

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

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

House Bill No. 4321

House Bill No. 4545

House Bill No. 4546

House Bill No. 4839

House Bill No. 4973

Senate Bill No. 752

The motion prevailed.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4321, entitled

A bill to make, supplement, and adjust appropriations for various state departments and agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

Senator Hertel offered the following amendments:

1. Amend page 5, line 2, by striking out “175,000,000” and inserting “450,000,000”.

2. Amend page 5, line 6, by striking out “175,000,000” and inserting “450,000,000”.

3. Amend page 5, line 13, by striking out “0” and inserting “275,000,000”.

4. Amend page 5, line 15, by striking out “38,150,000” and inserting “98,100,000”.

5. Amend page 5, line 16, by striking out “68,425,000” and inserting “175,950,000”.

6. Amend page 5, line 18, by striking out “68,425,000” and inserting “175,950,000”.

7. Amend page 5, line 19, by striking out “175,000,000” and inserting “450,000,000”.

8. Amend page 5, following line 20, by inserting:

“Special revenue funds:

Countercyclical budget and economic stabilization fund............................................................. 275,000,000”

and adjusting the subtotals, totals, and section 201 accordingly.

The amendments were not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

Senator Hood requested the yeas and nays.

The yeas and nays were ordered, 1/5 of the members present voting therefor.

The amendments were not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor, as follows:

Roll Call No. 118 Yeas—15

Ananich Hertel Knezek Warren

Bieda Hood Knollenberg Young

Colbeck Hopgood O’Brien Zorn

Gregory Horn Rocca

Nays—21

Booher Hildenbrand Marleau Robertson

Brandenburg Hune Meekhof Schmidt

Casperson Jones Nofs Schuitmaker

Emmons Kowall Pavlov Shirkey

Green MacGregor Proos Stamas

Hansen

Excused—2

Conyers Johnson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

Senator Ananich offered the following amendments:

1. Amend page 5, line 2, by striking out “175,000,000” and inserting “180,000,000”.

2. Amend page 5, line 6, by striking out “175,000,000” and inserting “180,000,000”.

3. Amend page 5, line 13, by striking out “175,000,000” and inserting “180,000,000”.

4. Amend page 5, following line 18, by inserting:

“Pothole damage repair........................................................................................................... 5,000,000”.

5. Amend page 5, line 19, by striking out “175,000,000” and inserting “180,000,000”.

6. Amend page 5, line 21, by striking out “175,000,000” and inserting “180,000,000” and adjusting the subtotals, totals, and section 201 accordingly.

7. Amend page 7, following line 26, by inserting:

“Sec. 304. Funds appropriated in part 1 for pothole damage repair shall be used for emergency claims for reimbursement to individual claimants whose vehicles have been damaged by potholes on state trunkline highways beginning January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2018. The department shall administer the funds and shall reimburse claimants upon receipt of an application for reimbursement, provided by the department, and supporting vehicle repair documentation. The emergency claims process shall be separate from, and in addition to, any other pothole claims process the department currently has in place. Emergency claims may be in excess of $1,000.00 and do not require a showing that the department had notice of the roadway condition and an opportunity to repair it.”.

The amendments were not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

Senator Hood requested the yeas and nays.

The yeas and nays were ordered, 1/5 of the members present voting therefor.

The amendments were not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor, as follows:

Roll Call No. 119 Yeas—14

Ananich Hood Knollenberg Warren

Bieda Hopgood O’Brien Young

Gregory Horn Rocca Zorn

Hertel Knezek

Nays—22

Booher Hansen Marleau Robertson

Brandenburg Hildenbrand Meekhof Schmidt

Casperson Hune Nofs Schuitmaker

Colbeck Jones Pavlov Shirkey

Emmons Kowall Proos Stamas

Green MacGregor

Excused—2

Conyers Johnson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The question being on the passage of the bill,

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

Roll Call No. 120 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hood Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hopgood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Horn Nofs Stamas

Emmons Hune O’Brien Warren

Green Jones Pavlov Young

Gregory Knezek Proos Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Johnson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The question being on concurring in the committee recommendation to give the bill immediate effect,

The recommendation was concurred in, 2/3 of the members serving voting therefor.

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

Senators Hertel, Bieda, Meekhof, Rocca and Ananich 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:

I rise to offer an amendment to add $275 million out of the rainy day fund to this supplemental appropriation. The current proposal is a day late and dollar short—actually, it’s about 842 days late and $275 million short—of what is needed to actually fix our roads.

Every day we do not invest, our roads get worse. It is the ultimate insult to the citizens of Michigan to ask them to pay higher taxes, ask them to pay higher registration fees, and to not solve this problem for them. We continually scramble to fix the problem that we have kicked down the road, and we fail to allocate the money to properly address the issue. As potholes wreak havoc on vehicles and jeopardize drivers’ safety, we cannot afford to wait until 2021 to fully fund this problem.

Colleagues, we’ve seen photos circulating of people standing in knee-deep potholes. Motorists are having flying concrete crash through their windshields. It could not be blatantly clearer that the status quo is not acceptable. My friends, it’s raining in Michigan—literally, at times, raining concrete. The people of Michigan have been paying higher registration fees and higher gas taxes, and they deserve to have this issue fixed now. The people are tired of paying more and getting less from their government.

Now, I know we’ll have speakers who come up and argue against so I want to take their arguments one by one.

One, people will mention that I didn’t vote for the original package. I am proud of my “no” vote. We predicted that the partisan solution would exactly come to this: the people paying more and the roads not being fixed. Instead, we can work on a bipartisan basis right now and put the money needed to fix roads and work on a bipartisan basis to make that happen.

Two, that inflation will lead to too much money being spent on roads or that the cost will go up. First of all, I have to say that I’m not sure everyone in this room understands the free market, but the cost of road construction is set nationally. Adding $275 million just here in Michigan will not make the cost of fixing roads skyrocket. Beyond that, in fact, a letter from Lance Binoniemi, the vice president of the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association, that’s on your desks says, and I quote, “in fact, during the summer of construction, the industry saw even more competition and competitive prices on final bids than in the prior and future years, proving that the argument of inflated costs is actually not true.” Again, colleagues, the free market works. Let’s vote for it.

The next argument would be that there’s not enough capacity to fix our roads, that we don’t have the workers to do it, and that we couldn’t get to all these projects. I’d say the answer to that is, one, talk to your constituents. They’re tired of the projects being put off year after year. I’d say talk to those who build the roads. The letter from MITA clearly states the workers are ready to actually fix those roads if we fund them, and talk to your local mayors and county commissioners where most of the money goes and those people are waiting for the state to do the right thing to fund the projects that we need.

Finally, you could argue that this money shouldn’t come out of the rainy day fund. We have a billion dollars in the rainy day fund. I’m sure it’s a good talking point, but it’s not solving the problem for the people of Michigan. Again, my friends, it’s raining in Michigan—literally, at times, concrete.

Citizens are tired of excuses. The time to act is now. For the people of this state who drive on these roads every day and who are tired of paying higher taxes and seeing no results, I urge you to support this amendment and give our residents relief now.

Senator Bieda’s statement is as follows:

Colleagues, I rise today, both as a lawmaker and as a frustrated driver, who makes the trip from my home in Warren to Lansing every week. This bill reminds me that lawmakers in this room had a chance to fix our roads several times—in 2015, in 2016, in 2017, and now, in 2018. Every year, my Democratic colleagues and I have offered comprehensive funding mechanisms to fix our roads once and for all, but this chamber has refused to be proactive. Instead, we come back year after year to toss more pennies into potholes and hope it works. That’s the only thing that this bill does today, and frankly, it is woefully inadequate.

Well, I have had enough of this nonsense. The folks in my district don’t get the luxury to toss a couple of bucks toward their mangled rims and blown-out tires, and that’s in the best case scenarios. I have people in my district who couldn’t even make it to work because their suspension or their car was damaged. They needed to spend thousands of dollars and their mornings with mechanics to get their cars fixed. How much more evidence do we need to see that the status quo isn’t working?

The Department of Transportation told you, “We need more funding.” The Governor’s office conducted a study and it said, “We need more funding.” Your constituents are calling your office and telling you, “We need more funding.” I look outside today and see even more snow falling and I worry how bad it’s going to get. If you think the roads are bad today, wait until tomorrow, wait until the next day. This just isn’t enough. The measly amount that some cities and municipalities in my district stand to get, won’t be able to make up the real difference in the quality of our roads. We will be back here next year—well some of you will be back here next year—simply because we won’t appropriate enough money to do a permanent fix.

I have this letter signed by our County Executive, Mark Hackel, and our Macomb County Public Works Commissioner, Candice Miller, which talks about this. It says:

An eminent danger to life and property exists in Macomb County and much of southern Michigan due to the current condition of our roads.

No doubt you have heard numerous constituent complaints about the conditions of our roads due to an unprecedented number of potholes and related issues. The current conditions of our local, county and state roads have far surpasses the level of inconvenience and are now at crisis levels. A number of roads in our county were recently temporarily closed by the Macomb County Dept. of Roads due to the danger. The current road conditions not only endanger drivers, passengers and nearby pedestrians, but could soon also have a direct negative impact on economic development and business attraction efforts.

The recent statewide allocation of $175 million is woefully insufficient to address the structural needs to fix Macomb County roads. As it now stands, Macomb County’s expected share of that $175 million is in the range of $4.4 million-a figure that is woefully inadequate to address the current need. According to MDOT’s rating system, over 780 of Macomb County’s 1,500 lane miles are rated as “poor.” Our county highway engineers estimate that bringing all those roads up to standards would cost around $1.2 billion. We have no doubt that other communities, particularly those in southeast Michigan, will agree that the dollars designated for their communities is inadequate.

Crisis conditions call for extraordinary actions to be taken by our elected leaders. We urge the State Legislature to rap into the state’s Rainy Day Fund, to borrow from Designated Reserves or to take such other creative actions that will allow for an immediate application of substantial funds to fix our roads. This action should be taken in addition to the $175 million allocation recently approved by the state House of Representatives.

We urge you to take direct, immediate action to provide additional funds to fix our roads.

This, again, is signed by Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel—a Democrat—and Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller—a Republican. The roads, my friends, are not a partisan issue. The problem is an issue that we are facing in this state. The roads are a huge problem. Our constituents are calling for a solution. My colleague, Senator Hertel, mentioned that we have a huge problem that concrete is coming down—it really is. This is more than a rainy day, this more than a blizzard, this is a catastrophic event that is hitting our state, that is impact our industry, that’s impacting our economy, and it’s endangering our public, and we need to take strong action and we need to do that today.

Senator Meekhof’s statement is as follows:

I’ve listened to my colleagues from the 23rd and 9th districts bloviate over this issue. I think it’s important for their public officials, and for our public officials, to understand when they had a chance to vote for $1.2 billion in road funding on November 3, 2015, all but one of the other side voted “no.” I think it’s a bit disingenuous, and I’m very disappointed, that this has become a partisan issue when you actually had the opportunity to participate in a long-term funding process and vote “yes.” So, when you go back and tell your constituents that you voted “no” on $1.2 billion, I’d like to see the headline in the newspaper.

Senator Rocca’s statement is as follows:

I rarely speak on the floor, but I feel compelled to today because the system of road funding in this state is nothing less than institutionalized theft.

The people in my district are driving on roads, the majority of which are rated as “poor” by MDOT and poor does not even begin to describe them. People in this chamber who support Public Act No. 51 in its current form—the system of institutionalized theft from people in my district and other donor counties—I challenge you to come to Sterling Heights, and come to Macomb County and drive on our roads. The majority of them are destroyed. We drive on our roads and use them until the end of their actual service life and then several years afterward. The gaps between the pavement seams on Mound Road and the other roads in my district are chasms. People avoid most of the main roads in my district because of this, and it’s because so much of our tax dollars are being taken by other parts of the state—by greedy, grubbing people who steal our money every year, re-paving roads in their districts that are perfectly fine while my constituents, who are paying the bills, drive on roads that are destroyed.

This has to change, but, of course, there is no will in this chamber to change this because so many people benefit from this system of theft in which my constituents get robbed every year and drive on destroyed infrastructure while we waste money on nonsense as our roads in my area are destroyed and people keep taking more and more of our money every year. It has to stop, but, of course, so many people benefit from this system of theft. I’ve become convinced the only way it’ll ever change is by filing a federal lawsuit and getting a federal judge involved because nobody wants to change it because they are in on this scam. It is infuriating and it should not be allowed to continue, but, of course, so many people benefit from it—they just keep taking and taking and taking and living in denial and imagining that a part of the state where there are 18 people per square mile is somehow funding their roads that cost millions of dollars per mile to build while Macomb County, where we have 1,800 people per square mile, our roads are destroyed and it’s somehow our fault.

It’s not our fault. My constituents are paying enough taxes to fund their roads, it’s just being robbed by other people and it has to stop and of course people in this chamber will not.

Senator Ananich’s statement is as follows:

I offer an amendment that’s pretty simple and fair and I ask my colleagues to support it.

Obviously, a few years ago I had some disagreements with my colleagues and didn’t support this plan because I didn’t think it was going to work. Obviously we know now, as we drive here every day, that it didn’t, but I lost that debate, and that’s what happens sometimes in this chamber.

Let me outline the problem that I’m trying to resolve and what I believe is a solution. As we all know and hear from constituents over and over and over again when companies and truck drivers and individuals drive on our roads, there is an immense amount of damage done to their vehicles—blown tires, alignment issues, rims, and things of that nature. Even last week, Crain’s reported that damage done from roads is costing motorists an average of $865 in repairs to each motorist. No matter who you are, that’s a lot of money. In essence, it’s a backdoor tax. For those who have tried to maneuver through the Department of Transportation to be reimbursed for the damage that was done through no fault of their own, good luck maneuvering through that bureaucracy. One of the main things they throw up in people’s faces is that it had to have been reported a week in advance. Let me say this: I think I can safely say the roads in this state are terrible. MDOT, I hope you’re listening. I’m reporting it. There are potholes and damaged bridges all over this state.

What I’m proposing is that we allocate $5 million to start to address a wrong that happens to individuals all across this state. We would allocate $5 million to MDOT so that when individuals have their car damaged—in many cases not allowing them to get to work, allowing unsafe travel for taking their kids to school, or to visit a family member—that we just say, plain and simple, if damage was done because of government failure, we’ll address the issue. It’s what I’m proposing today to start giving folks relief by creating an easy, one-stop reimbursement fund. We all know the roads aren’t going to be fixed anytime soon but it’s something we can do immediately to help our constituents.

I’m proposing a solution. If you have a better one, I’d love to hear it.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4545, entitled

A bill to amend 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1, entitled “Michigan employment security act,” by amending section 11 (MCL 421.11), as amended by 2011 PA 269.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

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

Roll Call No. 121 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hood Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hopgood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Horn Nofs Stamas

Emmons Hune O’Brien Warren

Green Jones Pavlov Young

Gregory Knezek Proos Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Johnson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The question being on concurring in the committee recommendation to give the bill immediate effect,

The recommendation was concurred in, 2/3 of the members serving voting therefor.

Pursuant to Joint Rule 20, the full title of the act shall be inserted to read as follows:

“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 levy and provide for obligation assessments; to provide for the collection of those contributions and assessments; 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 this act; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4546, entitled

A bill to amend 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1, entitled “Michigan employment security act,” by amending section 54 (MCL 421.54), as amended by 2017 PA 226.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

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

Roll Call No. 122 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hood Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hopgood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Horn Nofs Stamas

Emmons Hune O’Brien Warren

Green Jones Pavlov Young

Gregory Knezek Proos Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Johnson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The question being on concurring in the committee recommendation to give the bill immediate effect,

The recommendation was concurred in, 2/3 of the members serving voting therefor.

Pursuant to Joint Rule 20, the full title of the act shall be inserted to read as follows:

“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 levy and provide for obligation assessments; to provide for the collection of those contributions and assessments; 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 this act; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4839, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending sections 219 and 258 (MCL 257.219 and 257.258), section 219 as amended by 2010 PA 155 and section 258 as amended by 1999 PA 73.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

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

Roll Call No. 123 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hood Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hopgood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Horn Nofs Stamas

Emmons Hune O’Brien Warren

Green Jones Pavlov Young

Gregory Knezek Proos Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Johnson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The question being on concurring in the committee recommendation to give the bill immediate effect,

The recommendation was concurred in, 2/3 of the members serving voting therefor.

Pursuant to Joint Rule 20, the full title of the act shall be inserted to read as follows:

“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 manufacturers, the manufacturers of certain devices, the manufacturers of automated technology, upfitters, owners, and operators of vehicles and service of process on residents and nonresidents; to regulate the introduction and use of certain evidence; to regulate and certify the manufacturers of certain devices; to provide for approval and certification of installers and servicers of certain devices; 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,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4973, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 442, entitled “Freedom of information act,” by amending sections 2 and 13 (MCL 15.232 and 15.243), section 2 as amended by 1996 PA 553 and section 13 as amended by 2006 PA 482.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

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

Roll Call No. 124 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hood Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hopgood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Horn Nofs Stamas

Emmons Hune O’Brien Warren

Green Jones Pavlov Young

Gregory Knezek Proos Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Johnson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The question being on concurring in the committee recommendation to give the bill immediate effect,

The recommendation was concurred in, 2/3 of the members serving voting therefor.

Pursuant to Joint Rule 20, the full title of the act shall be inserted to read as follows:

“An act to provide for public access to certain public records of public bodies; to permit certain fees; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain public officers and public bodies; to provide remedies and penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 752, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled “The social welfare act,” by amending sections 57, 57a, and 57b (MCL 400.57, 400.57a, and 400.57b), section 57 as amended by 2014 PA 375, section 57a as amended by 2012 PA 607, and section 57b as amended by 2015 PA 56.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

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

Roll Call No. 125 Yeas—33

Ananich Hertel Kowall Robertson

Bieda Hildenbrand MacGregor Rocca

Booher Hood Marleau Schmidt

Brandenburg Hopgood Meekhof Shirkey

Casperson Horn Nofs Stamas

Emmons Jones O’Brien Warren

Green Knezek Pavlov Young

Gregory Knollenberg Proos Zorn

Hansen

Nays—3

Colbeck Hune Schuitmaker

Excused—2

Conyers Johnson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Introduction and Referral of Bills

Senator Young introduced

Senate Bill No. 884, entitled

A bill to provide for the levy, collection, and administration of an excise tax on the admission charge to an entertainment event in this state; to provide for the disposition of the proceeds of the tax; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments; and to provide for certain exemptions.

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

Senators Shirkey, Knollenberg, MacGregor and Pavlov introduced

Senate Bill No. 885, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending section 1284b (MCL 380.1284b), as amended by 2006 PA 235.

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

House Bill No. 4667, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled “Michigan liquor control code of 1998,” by amending section 303 (MCL 436.1303).

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

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

House Bill No. 4668, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled “Michigan liquor control code of 1998,” by amending sections 221 and 543 (MCL 436.1221 and 436.1543), section 543 as amended by 2016 PA 434, and by adding section 303a.

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

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

House Bill No. 5097, entitled

A bill to amend 1909 PA 283, entitled “An act to revise, consolidate, and add to the laws relating to the establishment, opening, discontinuing, vacating, closing, altering, improvement, maintenance, and use of the public highways and private roads; the condemnation of property and gravel therefor; the building, repairing and preservation of bridges; maintaining public access to waterways under certain conditions; setting and protecting shade trees, drainage, and cutting weeds and brush within this state; providing for the election or appointment and defining the powers, duties, and compensation of state, county, township, and district highway officials; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies,” by amending section 19b of chapter IV (MCL 224.19b), as amended by 2016 PA 456.

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

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

House Bill No. 5243, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 232, entitled “Corrections code of 1953,” by amending section 35 (MCL 791.235), as amended by 2012 PA 24.

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

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

House Bill No. 5244, entitled

A bill to amend 1974 PA 258, entitled “Mental health code,” by amending section 1028 (MCL 330.2028).

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

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

House Bill No. 5246, entitled

A bill to amend 1974 PA 258, entitled “Mental health code,” by amending section 1026 (MCL 330.2026).

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

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

House Bill No. 5379, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending section 1179 (MCL 380.1179), as amended by 2013 PA 187.

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

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

House Bill No. 5435, entitled

A bill to amend 2005 PA 210, entitled “Commercial rehabilitation act,” by amending section 12 (MCL 207.852).

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

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

House Bill No. 5436, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 146, entitled “Obsolete property rehabilitation act,” by amending section 12 (MCL 125.2792).

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

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

House Bill No. 5439, entitled

A bill to amend 1974 PA 258, entitled “Mental health code,” (MCL 330.1001 to 330.2106) by adding section 151.

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

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

House Bill No. 5524, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” (MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1526b.

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

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

Statements

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:

I just want to add to my comments from earlier today. On House Bill No. 4378, where our friends had an opportunity to vote for $1.2 billion worth of road funding, the Senator from the 1st District voted “no,” the Senator from the 2nd District voted “no,” the Senators from the 3rd District, 5th District, 6th District, 9th District, 11th District, 18th District, 23rd District, and 27th District all voted “no” when they had the chance to vote for $1.2 billion for road funding.

Announcements of Printing and Enrollment

The Secretary announced that the following House bills were received in the Senate and filed on Wednesday, February 28:

House Bill Nos. 4667 4668 5097 5243 5244 5246 5379 5435 5436 5439 5524

The Secretary announced that the following bills and joint resolution were printed and filed on Wednesday, February 28, and are available at the Michigan Legislature website:

Senate Bill Nos. 881 882 883

Senate Joint Resolution P

House Bill Nos. 5662 5663 5664 5665 5666 5667 5668 5669 5670 5671 5672

Committee Reports

The Committee on Judiciary reported

Senate Bill No. 871, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending section 24 of chapter VII (MCL 767.24), as amended by 2017 PA 79.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Schuitmaker, Rocca and Emmons

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

Senate Bill No. 872, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled “Revised judicature act of 1961,” by amending section 5805 (MCL 600.5805), as amended by 2012 PA 582, and by adding section 5851b.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Schuitmaker, Rocca and Emmons

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

Senate Bill No. 873, entitled

A bill to amend 1975 PA 238, entitled “Child protection law,” by amending section 3 (MCL 722.623), as amended by 2016 PA 35.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Schuitmaker, Rocca and Emmons

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

Senate Bill No. 874, entitled

A bill to amend 1975 PA 238, entitled “Child protection law,” by amending section 13 (MCL 722.633), as amended by 2002 PA 14.

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.

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Schuitmaker, Rocca and Emmons

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Judiciary reported

Senate Bill No. 875, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled “Revised judicature act of 1961,” by amending section 6431 (MCL 600.6431).

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Schuitmaker, Rocca and Emmons

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

Senate Bill No. 876, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled “Revised judicature act of 1961,” by amending section 6452 (MCL 600.6452).

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Schuitmaker, Rocca and Emmons

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

Senate Bill No. 877, entitled

A bill to amend 1964 PA 170, entitled “An act to make uniform the liability of municipal corporations, political subdivisions, and the state, its agencies and departments, officers, employees, and volunteers thereof, and members of certain boards, councils, and task forces when engaged in the exercise or discharge of a governmental function, for injuries to property and persons; to define and limit this liability; to define and limit the liability of the state when engaged in a proprietary function; to authorize the purchase of liability insurance to protect against loss arising out of this liability; to provide for defending certain claims made against public officers, employees, and volunteers and for paying damages sought or awarded against them; to provide for the legal defense of public officers, employees, and volunteers; to provide for reimbursement of public officers and employees for certain legal expenses; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” (MCL 691.1401 to 691.1419) by adding section 7d.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Schuitmaker, Rocca and Emmons

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

Senate Bill No. 878, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “The Michigan penal code,” by amending section 145c (MCL 750.145c), as amended by 2012 PA 583.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Schuitmaker, Rocca and Emmons

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

Senate Bill No. 879, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending section 16g of chapter XVII (MCL 777.16g), as amended by 2017 PA 74.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Schuitmaker, Rocca and Emmons

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

Senate Bill No. 880, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending section 15g of chapter XVII (MCL 777.15g), as amended by 2017 PA 259.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Schuitmaker, Rocca and Emmons

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

House Bill No. 4486, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “The Michigan penal code,” by amending section 136b (MCL 750.136b), as amended by 2016 PA 488.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Schuitmaker, Rocca and Emmons

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

House Bill No. 4487, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending section 16g of chapter XVII (MCL 777.16g), as amended by 2017 PA 74.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Schuitmaker, Rocca and Emmons

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Judiciary submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Jones (C), Schuitmaker, Rocca and Emmons

Excused: Senator Bieda

The Committee on Finance reported

Senate Bill No. 816, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled “Income tax act of 1967,” by amending section 435 (MCL 206.435), as amended by 2016 PA 184.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Jack M. Brandenburg

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Brandenburg, Robertson, Knollenberg, Casperson and Proos

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Finance reported

Senate Bill No. 817, entitled

A bill to establish the Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial fund in the department of treasury; to provide for the distribution of the money from the fund; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain agencies and officials; and to provide for appropriations.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Jack M. Brandenburg

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Brandenburg, Robertson, Knollenberg, Casperson and Proos

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Finance reported

Senate Bill No. 838, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 34, entitled “Revised municipal finance act,” by amending section 518 (MCL 141.2518), as amended by 2015 PA 46.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Jack M. Brandenburg

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Brandenburg, Robertson, Knollenberg, Casperson and Proos

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Finance reported

Senate Bill No. 841, entitled

A bill to amend 1917 PA 72, entitled “Uniform partnership act,” by amending section 46 (MCL 449.46), as added by 1994 PA 323.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Jack M. Brandenburg

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Brandenburg, Robertson, Knollenberg, Casperson and Proos

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Finance submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 2:30 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Brandenburg (C), Robertson, Knollenberg, Casperson and Proos

Excused: Senators Bieda and Warren

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

House Bill No. 5236, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 299, entitled “Occupational code,” by amending sections 720, 721, 724, 727a, 728, 729, and 734a (MCL 339.720, 339.721, 339.724, 339.727a, 339.728, 339.729, and 339.734a), sections 720 and 728 as amended by 2016 PA 76, section 721 as amended by 2012 PA 566, section 724 as amended and sections 727a and 734a as added by 2008 PA 161, and section 729 as amended by 2010 PA 215.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Tory Rocca

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Rocca, Jones, Knollenberg, Kowall, MacGregor, Hune, Warren, Hertel and Johnson

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Regulatory Reform submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building

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

The Committee on Appropriations reported

House Bill No. 4321, entitled

A bill to make, supplement, and adjust appropriations for various state departments and agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

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.

David S. Hildenbrand

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hildenbrand, MacGregor, Hansen, Stamas, Schuitmaker, Knollenberg, Booher, Shirkey, Proos, Nofs, Marleau, Gregory, Hopgood, Hertel, Knezek and Young

Nays: None

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

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Appropriations submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building

Present: Senators Hildenbrand (C), MacGregor, Hansen, Stamas, Schuitmaker, Knollenberg, Booher, Shirkey, Proos, Nofs, Marleau, Gregory, Hopgood, Hertel, Knezek and Young

Excused: Senator Green

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., Rooms 402 and 403, Capitol Building

Present: Senators Green (C), Stamas, and Hopgood

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 8:30 a.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building

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

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Natural Resources submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 12:30 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building

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

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Joint Subcommittee on Capital Outlay submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building

Present: Senators Booher (C), Nofs, Schuitmaker and Hertel

Excused: Senators Hansen, MacGregor and Gregory

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Subcommittee on K-12, School Aid, Education submitted the following:

Joint Meeting held on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 8:00 a.m., Room 521, House Office Building

Present: Senators Hansen (C), Pavlov and Hopgood

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Subcommittee on General Government submitted the following:

Meeting held on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 8:30 a.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Stamas (C), Booher, Nofs and Young

Scheduled Meetings

Appropriations -

Subcommittees -

Agriculture and Rural Development - Tuesdays, March 13 and March 20, 3:00 p.m., Rooms 402 and 403, Capitol Building (373-2768)

General Government - Thursdays, March 8, March 15, and March 22, 8:30 a.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building (373-2768)

Health and Human Services - Tuesday, March 6, 1:00 p.m., Senate Hearing Room, Ground Floor, Boji Tower (373‑2768)

Higher Education - Thursday, March 15, 1:45 p.m., Rooms 402 and 403, Capitol Building (373-2768)

K-12, School Aid, Education - Wednesday, March 7, 8:00 a.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building; Wednesday, March 14, 8:00 a.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building; and Wednesday, March 21, 8:30 a.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-2768)

Judiciary - Tuesday, March 6, 9:00 a.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-2768)

State Police and Military Affairs - Tuesdays, March 6, March 13, March 20; and Wednesday, March 14, 8:30 a.m., Rooms 402 and 403, Capitol Building (373-2768)

Transportation - Thursday, March 8, 9:00 a.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-2768)

Criminal Justice Policy Commission - Wednesday, March 7, 9:00 a.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-0212)

Judiciary - Tuesday, March 6, 3:00 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building (373-5323)

Senator Kowall moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 11:58 a.m.

The President pro tempore, Senator Schuitmaker, declared the Senate adjourned until Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.

JEFFREY F. COBB

Secretary of the Senate

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