No. 75

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Journal of the Senate

99th Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

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 Hollier—present O’Brien—present

Bieda—present Hood—present Pavlov—present

Booher—present Hopgood—present Proos—present

Brandenburg—present Horn—present Robertson—present

Casperson—present Hune—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 Kevin Harbin of Christ United Methodist Church of Fraser offered the following invocation:

God, as we come into Your presence in this moment of prayer, we recognize that we can never escape Your presence. If we go to the highest mountaintop, You are there. If we go to the lowest valley, You are there. You’re in Washington at the cathedral for President Bush’s funeral. You’re here in Lansing in this Capitol as this work day begins. Bless the Bush family and our nation. Bless these Senators, their families, and our state.

Help us to fear You. Help us to love You, O God. Your word reveals much to us and instructs us of many things, including to love You and to love our neighbor.

Teach us who You are. Teach us who our neighbor is. Teach us that our neighbor is down the street and across the state. Teach us that our neighbor is on the other side of the aisle and next to us. Teach us that our neighbor is the homeless and the helpless, the marginalized and the millionaire, those in poverty and those who are prosperous. Teach us to love our neighbor who is Republican, our neighbor who is Democrat, Libertarian, or independent. Teach us to love which would be to do good and to do no harm to all, and forgive us when we don’t.

Forgive us when we use words or names in ways that harm. Forgive us when our actions and deeds cause harm.

In this time of transition, help us to love our neighbor, the Senator who is term-limited or not re-elected. Help us to love our neighbor, the new Senator soon to arrive, voted in by the will of the people. I pray for these public servants who serve today and who will serve in the year ahead because they are my neighbor.

During this season called Christmas, I pray these Senators will respond like Mary did to the voice of Yours, O God, spoken through the angel Gabriel, who responded by saying, “I am God’s servant.” Bless these servants, these Senators, as they serve You, O God, and bless them as they serve the people of this state. May Michigan be blessed by You, and may Michigan bless You.

I offer this prayer, O God, in the name of the one whom I personally name in my heart. Amen.

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

Motions and Communications

Senators Booher and Ananich entered the Senate Chamber.

Senator Hopgood moved that Senators Hood, Hertel and Young be temporarily excused from today’s session.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Kowall moved that Senators Emmons, Hune, Knollenberg, Nofs, Pavlov, Robertson, Rocca, Shirkey and Brandenburg be temporarily excused from today’s session.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Hertel entered the Senate Chamber.

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 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 rise today to take a moment to pay tribute to a great man and a true public servant.

It was with great sadness that the members of the Michigan Senate learned of the passing of President George H. W. Bush. President Bush was a war hero, a patriot, and a statesman. His commitment to service and American values left a lasting impact on the citizens of this state, the people of this entire nation, and the international community.

President Bush served his country and his fellow citizens at every opportunity. His integrity, decency, civility, and seriousness have been a model for generations of Americans who followed him into public life, and should be a model for all of us who have the honor of serving in this chamber.

President Bush did not allow the end of his elected career be the end of his service to the public. His accomplishments in his private life were as notable as his achievements in public office.

We offer our condolences to his family and our heartfelt appreciation for his service to this country. His willingness to lead by example, and his firmly-held belief in the mantra of “a thousand points of light,” will surely serve as an enduring legacy.

Senators Emmons, Hune, Rocca and Pavlov 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 10:08 a.m.

10:18 a.m.

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

During the recess, Senators Knollenberg, Robertson, Brandenburg and Hood 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. 105

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 20

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 21

Senate Resolution No. 153

Senate Resolution No. 149

Senate Resolution No. 115

Senate Resolution No. 132

Senate Resolution No. 179

Senate Resolution No. 180

The motion prevailed.

Senator Shirkey entered the Senate Chamber.

Senator Meekhof offered the following concurrent resolution:

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 41.

A concurrent resolution of tribute offered as a memorial for George H.W. Bush, Forty-first President of the United States.

Whereas, It was with great sadness that the members of the Michigan Legislature learned of the passing of President George H.W. Bush. A war hero, patriot, and statesman, his commitment to service and American values left a lasting impact on the citizens of this state, the people of the entire nation, and the international community; and

Whereas, President Bush’s remarkable life of service began at a young age, enlisting in the Navy on his eighteenth birthday just months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He came to be one of the Navy’s youngest aviators, flying missions in the Pacific Theater, including one in which he was shot down in 1944. He returned stateside at the end of the war, enrolling at Yale and marrying Barbara Pierce, his wife of 73 years. After graduation, he moved to Texas and became an extremely successful businessman; and

Whereas, The call to serve his fellow citizen was too great for George H.W. Bush to remain in the private sector. After losing a race for the United States Senate in 1964, he was elected to the first of two terms in the United States House of Representatives in 1966. After another failed Senate bid in 1970, President Richard Nixon tapped him to serve as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations and then chair of the Republican National Committee. President Gerald Ford then named him Chief of the Liaison Office in China, and later Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. After losing the 1980 Republican presidential primary, George H.W. Bush accepted his party’s nomination for Vice President, a position he held during both terms of the Reagan Administration; and

Whereas, George H.W. Bush won a decisive victory in the 1988 presidential election, including earning the support of nearly 54 percent of Michigan voters that year. As the 41st President of the United States, he will be most remembered for his exemplary stewardship of American interests on the world stage. He led the Free World during the reunification of Germany and the breakup of the Soviet Union, and deftly shepherded an international coalition that repelled Saddam Hussein following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. At home, President Bush championed fiscal responsibility, worked hard to pass protections for Americans with disabilities, and celebrated volunteerism. In the years following his presidency, he worked on numerous humanitarian causes, often side by side with former political rivals; and

Whereas, A true exemplar of the Greatest Generation, President Bush served his country and his fellow citizens at every opportunity. His integrity, decency, civility, and seriousness have been a model for the generations of Americans who followed him into public life; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That we offer this expression of our highest tribute to honor the memory of George H.W. Bush, the Forty-first President of the United States; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Bush family as evidence of our lasting esteem for his memory.

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 concurrent resolution was adopted by a unanimous standing vote of the Senate.

Senator Kowall moved that rule 3.204 be suspended to name the entire membership of the Senate and the Lieutenant Governor as co‑sponsors of the concurrent resolution.

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

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Ananich’s statement is as follows:

My friend the Majority Leader spoke very eloquently and summed up the legacy President Bush very well. Prior to President Bush’s death, I was reading John Meacham’s book Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush. For those who haven’t, it’s a very good summary of a pretty amazing life.

Today we honor and remember George Herbert Walker Bush and his lifetime of service to our nation.

As the memorials have come in this week, we’ve heard the 41st President described as a listener, as kind and gentle, and as someone who took the Oath of Office seriously, but not himself.

He stuck to his principles and his priorities, and he went toe-to-toe with others in debates over the direction of our country, but he treated others with respect while doing so. At the end of the day, he could see the person beyond their politics. Those aren’t always the qualities you expect people to appreciate in a President. I believe we value him for those quieter characteristics because they are some of the qualities our political discourse needs the most.

As we continue to have robust debate in this chamber, we should reflect on President Bush’s legacy that, no matter how high the office, we must follow the Golden Rule and continue to give the kindness that we hope to receive. I hope that his family and loved ones can remember the good times with a pretty amazing man.

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Introduction and Referral of Bills

Recess

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

The motion prevailed, the time being 10:26 a.m.

10:32 a.m.

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

During the recess, Senator Nofs entered the Senate Chamber.

Senators Hollier, Kowall, Gregory, Hune, Emmons, Conyers, Bieda, Ananich, Knezek, Rocca, Hertel, Robertson, Schmidt, Casperson, Nofs, Zorn, Brandenburg and Jones introduced

Senate Bill No. 1261, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 267, entitled “Open meetings act,” by amending section 3 (MCL 15.263), as amended by 2016 PA 504.

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

House Bill No. 4134, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” (MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding section 16147.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill.

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

House Bill No. 4135, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled “The insurance code of 1956,” (MCL 500.100 to 500.8302) by adding section 2212d.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill.

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

House Bill No. 5881, entitled

A bill to amend 1996 IL 1, entitled “Michigan gaming control and revenue act,” by amending sections 2, 4, 4a, 4c, 4d, 5, 6, 6a, 6c, 7a, 7b, 7c, 8, 9, 9a, 9b, 9c, 12, 12a, 14, 18, 21, and 25 (MCL 432.202, 432.204, 432.204a, 432.204c, 432.204d, 432.205, 432.206, 432.206a, 432.206c, 432.207a, 432.207b, 432.207c, 432.208, 432.209, 432.209a, 432.209b, 432.209c, 432.212, 432.212a, 432.214, 432.218, 432.221, and 432.225), sections 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 14 as amended and sections 4a, 4c, 4d, 6a, 6c, 7a, 7b, 7c, 9a, 9b, 9c, 12a, 18, 21, and 25 as added by 1997 PA 69 and section 12 as amended by 2004 PA 306; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill by a 3/4 vote 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 Government Operations.

House Bill No. 5918, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 350, entitled “Public employee retirement benefits forfeiture act,” by amending section 2 (MCL 38.2702), as amended by 2017 PA 43.

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 Government Operations.

House Bill No. 6056, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending section 16215 (MCL 333.16215), as amended by 2005 PA 211, and by adding section 16215a.

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. 6063, entitled

A bill to amend 2006 PA 110, entitled “Michigan zoning enabling act,” (MCL 125.3101 to 125.3702) by adding section 205b.

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 Local Government.

House Bill No. 6269, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “Natural resources and environmental protection act,” by amending sections 11502, 11503, 11504, 11505, 11509, 11510, 11512, 11513, 11515, 11516, 11518, 11523, 11523a, 11523b, 11525, 11525a, 11525b, 11528, 11538, 11539, 11542, and 11550 (MCL 324.11502, 324.11503, 324.11504, 324.11505, 324.11509, 324.11510, 324.11512, 324.11513, 324.11515, 324.11516, 324.11518, 324.11523, 324.11523a, 324.11523b, 324.11525, 324.11525a, 324.11525b, 324.11528, 324.11538, 324.11539, 324.11542, and 324.11550), sections 11502, 11503, 11504, 11505, and 11542 as amended by 2014 PA 178, sections 11509, 11512, and 11516 as amended by 2004 PA 325, section 11510 as amended by 1998 PA 397, sections 11523, 11523a, 11525, and 11525b as amended by 2013 PA 250, section 11523b as added by 1996 PA 359, section 11525a as amended by 2015 PA 82, section 11538 as amended by 2004 PA 44, and section 11550 as amended by 2003 PA 153, and by adding sections 11511a, 11512a, 11519a, 11519b, and 11519c.

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 Natural Resources.

House Bill No. 6378, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 300, entitled “The public school employees retirement act of 1979,” by amending sections 41, 42, and 42a (MCL 38.1341, 38.1342, and 38.1342a), section 41 as amended by 2018 PA 181, section 42 as amended by 2017 PA 92, and section 42a as added by 2018 PA 328, and by adding sections 43h, 43i, and 43j.

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. 6403, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 192, entitled “An act to create a county department of veterans’ affairs in certain counties, and to prescribe its powers and duties; to create the county veteran service fund and to provide for contributions to and expenditures from that fund; and to transfer the powers and duties of the soldiers’ relief commission in those counties,” by amending section 3a (MCL 35.623a), as added by 2018 PA 210.

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 Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security.

House Bill No. 6431, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled “The insurance code of 1956,” by amending sections 2266, 3801, 3803, 3811a, 3813, 3815, 3819a, 3827, 3829, 3831, 3835, 3843, and 3847 (MCL 500.2266, 500.3801, 500.3803, 500.3811a, 500.3813, 500.3815, 500.3819a, 500.3827, 500.3829, 500.3831, 500.3835, 500.3843, and 500.3847), section 2266 as added by 2018 PA 205, sections 3801, 3803, 3815, and 3831 as amended and sections 3811a and 3819a as added by 2009 PA 220, sections 3813, 3843, and 3847 as added by 1992 PA 84, sections 3827 and 3835 as amended by 2006 PA 462, and section 3829 as amended by 2002 PA 304, and by adding section 3811b; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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 Insurance.

House Bill No. 6432, entitled

A bill to amend 1986 PA 252, entitled “The health benefit agent act,” by amending sections 3 and 9 (MCL 550.1003 and 550.1009).

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 Insurance.

House Bill No. 6444, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled “The insurance code of 1956,” by amending sections 1201, 1207, 1208a, and 1211 (MCL 500.1201, 500.1207, 500.1208a, and 500.1211), section 1201 as amended by 2012 PA 462, section 1207 as amended by 1993 PA 200, and sections 1208a and 1211 as added by 2001 PA 228.

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 Insurance.

Senator Young entered the Senate Chamber.

House Bill No. 6551, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled “The social welfare act,” (MCL 400.1 to 400.119b) by adding section 22.

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 Families, Seniors and Human Services.

Recess

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

The motion prevailed, the time being 10:37 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

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

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Motions and Communications

A moment of silence was observed in memory of George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States.

Recess

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

The motion prevailed, the time being 11:01 a.m.

11:35 a.m.

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

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, Lieutenant Governor Calley, designated Senator Knezek as Chairperson.

After some time spent therein, the Committee arose; and the President, Lieutenant Governor Calley, having resumed the Chair, the Committee reported back to the Senate, favorably and with a substitute therefor, the following bill:

Senate Bill No. 1197, entitled

A bill to amend 1952 PA 214, entitled “An act authorizing the Mackinac bridge authority to acquire a bridge connecting the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan, including causeways, tunnels, roads and all useful related equipment and facilities, including park, parking, recreation, lighting and terminal facilities; extending the corporate existence of the authority; authorizing such authority to enjoy and carry out all powers incident to its corporate objects; authorizing the appropriation and use of state funds for the preliminary purposes of the authority; providing for the payment of the cost of such bridge and in that connection authorizing the authority to issue revenue bonds payable solely from the revenues of the bridge; granting the right of condemnation to the authority; granting the use of state land and property to the authority; making provisions for the payment and security of such bonds and granting certain rights and remedies to the holders thereof; authorizing banks and trust companies to perform certain acts in connection therewith; authorizing the imposition of tolls and charges; authorizing the authority to secure the consent of the United States government to the construction of the bridge and to secure approval of plans, specifications and location of same; authorizing employment of engineers irrespective of whether such engineers have been previously employed to make preliminary inspections or reports with respect to the bridge; authorizing the state highway department to operate and maintain such bridge or to contribute thereto and enter into leases and agreements in connection therewith; exempting such bonds and the property of the authority from taxation; prohibiting competing traffic facilities; authorizing the operation of ferries by the authority; providing for the construction and use of certain buildings; and making an appropriation,” (MCL 254.311 to 254.332) by amending the title, as amended by 1992 PA 120, and by adding section 14.

Substitute (S-2).

The following are the amendments to the substitute recommended by the Committee of the Whole:

1. Amend page 3, following line 15, by inserting:

“Sec. 1. As used in this act: the following words and terms shall have the following meanings:

(a) The word “authority” shall mean “AUTHORITY” MEANS the Mackinac bridge authority created by Act No. 21 of the Public Acts of the Extra Session of 1950, being sections 254.301 to 254.304, inclusive, of the Compiled Laws of 1948.IN 1950 (EX SESS) PA 21, MCL 254.301 TO 254.302. THIS SUBDIVISION DOES NOT APPLY TO SECTIONS 14A, 14B, 14D, AND 14E.

(b) The word “board” shall refer to “BOARD” MEANS the members of the authority. THIS SUBDIVISION DOES NOT APPLY TO SECTION 14B.

(c) The word “bridge” shall mean “BRIDGE” MEANS the project for the acquisition of which this act is adopted and shall mean MEANS a bridge or structure extending from the upper peninsula UPPER PENINSULA to the lower peninsula LOWER PENINSULA of Michigan, and shall be understood to include INCLUDES all of the following forming any part thereof OF THE BRIDGE or connected with or used or useful in the operation thereof, OF THE BRIDGE, causeways, bridges, tunnels, roads, fills and approaches, or any combination thereof, parking space and facilities, park and recreation facilities, lighting facilities, terminal facilities consisting of areas, structures, and buildings in whch [sic] WHICH rest rooms, waiting rooms, restaurant and similar facilities, and other accommodations for the traveling public may be installed, including all fixtures, utility lines, accessories, and equipment relating to any or all of the above, and including the improvement and beautification of such terminal areas at each end of the structure as may be designed to increase the use thereof, OF THE STRUCTURE, and including in all of the foregoing all real and personal property, tangible or intangible, licenses, franchises, easements, and rights-of-way necessary thereto.

(d) The term “cost of the bridge” shall include “COST OF THE BRIDGE” INCLUDES all expenditures made in connection with the acquisition and construction thereof, OF THE BRIDGE, financing charges, interest to accrue on the bonds during the period occupied by the construction of the bridge and for such A period thereafter AFTER CONSTRUCTION OF THE BRIDGE as may be determined by the board, the aggregate of such periods, however, not to exceed 7 years, cost of engineering and legal expenses, plans, specifications and surveys, other expenses necessary or incidental to determining the feasibility of the project, the cost of all land, property, rights, easements and franchises, reimbursement of all money which THAT may have been heretofore or may hereafter WILL be paid or advanced by the state of Michigan or any of its agencies, departments, or subdivisions, for any of the foregoing, and all other expenses properly incident to the acquisition of the bridge and the issuance of the bonds.

(e) The words “the state” shall mean “THE STATE” MEANS the state of Michigan.

(f) The words “the bonds” shall mean “THE BONDS” MEANS all bonds authorized to be issued by this act.

(g) The words “to construct” shall mean “TO CONSTRUCT” MEANS to acquire through construction, purchase, gift, condemnation, or any combination thereof.”.

2. Amend page 7, line 26, after “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

3. Amend page 8, line 1, by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

4. Amend page 8, line 2, after “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

5. Amend page 8, line 6, after the first “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

6. Amend page 8, line 6, after the second “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

7. Amend page 8, line 9, after “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

8. Amend page 8, line 16, after “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

9. Amend page 8, line 18, after the second “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

10. Amend page 8, line 24, after the first “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

11. Amend page 9, line 6, after the first “THE” by striking out “CREATION OF THE AUTHORITY AND THE”.

12. Amend page 9, line 6, after the second “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

13. Amend page 9, line 9, after “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

14. Amend page 9, line 11, after “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

15. Amend page 9, line 13, after “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

16. Amend page 9, line 16, after “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

17. Amend page 9, line 18, after the third “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

18. Amend page 11, following line 9, by inserting:

(8) AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS A MEMBER OF THE MACKINAC BRIDGE AUTHORITY BOARD SHALL NOT SERVE AS A MEMBER OF THE CORRIDOR AUTHORITY BOARD DURING HIS OR HER TERM AS A MEMBER OF THE MACKINAC BRIDGE AUTHORITY BOARD.” and renumbering the remaining subsections.

19. Amend page 12, line 12, after “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

20. Amend page 12, line 15, by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

21. Amend page 12, line 17, by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

22. Amend page 12, line 18, after “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

23. Amend page 14, line 20, by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

24. Amend page 14, line 23, after the first “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

25. Amend page 15, line 11, after the first “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

26. Amend page 15, line 25, after the first “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

27. Amend page 16, line 3, after the first “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

28. Amend page 16, line 3, after the second “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

29. Amend page 16, line 6, after the first “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

30. Amend page 16, line 10, after the second “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

31. Amend page 16, line 12, after the first “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

32. Amend page 16, line 15, by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

33. Amend page 16, line 15, after the first “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

34. Amend page 16, line 18, after the first “THE” by inserting “MACKINAC BRIDGE”.

The Senate agreed to the substitute as amended 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

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 at the head of the Third Reading of Bills calendar:

Senate Bill No. 1197

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

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 1197, entitled

A bill to amend 1952 PA 214, entitled “An act authorizing the Mackinac bridge authority to acquire a bridge connecting the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan, including causeways, tunnels, roads and all useful related equipment and facilities, including park, parking, recreation, lighting and terminal facilities; extending the corporate existence of the authority; authorizing such authority to enjoy and carry out all powers incident to its corporate objects; authorizing the appropriation and use of state funds for the preliminary purposes of the authority; providing for the payment of the cost of such bridge and in that connection authorizing the authority to issue revenue bonds payable solely from the revenues of the bridge; granting the right of condemnation to the authority; granting the use of state land and property to the authority; making provisions for the payment and security of such bonds and granting certain rights and remedies to the holders thereof; authorizing banks and trust companies to perform certain acts in connection therewith; authorizing the imposition of tolls and charges; authorizing the authority to secure the consent of the United States government to the construction of the bridge and to secure approval of plans, specifications and location of same; authorizing employment of engineers irrespective of whether such engineers have been previously employed to make preliminary inspections or reports with respect to the bridge; authorizing the state highway department to operate and maintain such bridge or to contribute thereto and enter into leases and agreements in connection therewith; exempting such bonds and the property of the authority from taxation; prohibiting competing traffic facilities; authorizing the operation of ferries by the authority; providing for the construction and use of certain buildings; and making an appropriation,” by amending the title and section 5 (MCL 254.315), the title as amended by 1992 PA 120 and section 5 as amended by 1983 PA 123, and by adding sections 14, 14a, 14b, 14c, 14d, and 14e.

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. 680 Yeas—25

Booher Hildenbrand Marleau Robertson

Brandenburg Hollier Meekhof Rocca

Casperson Horn Nofs Schmidt

Colbeck Knollenberg O’Brien Shirkey

Emmons Kowall Pavlov Stamas

Green MacGregor Proos Zorn

Hansen

Nays—13

Ananich Hertel Hune Schuitmaker

Bieda Hood Jones Warren

Conyers Hopgood Knezek Young

Gregory

Excused—0

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: President

Senator Hollier offered to amend the title to read as follows:

A bill to amend 1952 PA 214, entitled “An act authorizing the Mackinac bridge authority to acquire a bridge connecting the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan, including causeways, tunnels, roads and all useful related equipment and facilities, including park, parking, recreation, lighting and terminal facilities; extending the corporate existence of the authority; authorizing such authority to enjoy and carry out all powers incident to its corporate objects; authorizing the appropriation and use of state funds for the preliminary purposes of the authority; providing for the payment of the cost of such bridge and in that connection authorizing the authority to issue revenue bonds payable solely from the revenues of the bridge; granting the right of condemnation to the authority; granting the use of state land and property to the authority; making provisions for the payment and security of such bonds and granting certain rights and remedies to the holders thereof; authorizing banks and trust companies to perform certain acts in connection therewith; authorizing the imposition of tolls and charges; authorizing the authority to secure the consent of the United States government to the construction of the bridge and to secure approval of plans, specifications and location of same; authorizing employment of engineers irrespective of whether such engineers have been previously employed to make preliminary inspections or reports with respect to the bridge; authorizing the state highway department to operate and maintain such bridge or to contribute thereto and enter into leases and agreements in connection therewith; exempting such bonds and the property of the authority from taxation; prohibiting competing traffic facilities; authorizing the operation of ferries by the authority; providing for the construction and use of certain buildings; and making an appropriation,” by amending the title and sections 1 and 5 (MCL 254.311 and 254.315), the title as amended by 1992 PA 120 and section 5 as amended by 1983 PA 123, and by adding sections 14, 14a, 14b, 14c, 14d, and 14e.

The amendment to the title was adopted.

The Senate agreed to the title as amended.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Resolutions

Senator Kowall moved that rule 3.204 be suspended to permit immediate consideration of the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 203

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

Senator Meekhof offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 203.

A resolution of tribute for the Honorable Mike Nofs.

Whereas, As the Ninety-ninth Legislature comes to a close, the members of this legislative body are honored to pay tribute to Senator Mike Nofs for his years of service. Over the span of his career, he has exhibited commitment and dedication to his constituents of the Nineteenth District as well as citizens throughout this state; and

Whereas, Mike Nofs brought a rich and diverse background of experience and knowledge to the Senate that includes a 30-year career in law enforcement at the city, county, and state levels, including 25 years with the Michigan State Police. He also served as a member of the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners where his leadership contributed to the implementation of innovative programs that assisted victims of sexual assault and with seniors in need of prescription drug coverage; and

Whereas, In 2002, Mike Nofs was elected to the House of Representatives. Known for his adeptness at working in the spirit of bipartisanship, he ushered at least a dozen bills into law, most notably the rewrite of the Telecommunications Act and the 2008 energy package; and

Whereas, First elected to the Senate in 2009, Senator Nofs served as chair of the Energy and Technology Committee for eight years and vice chair of the Banking and Financial Institutions Committee for four years. Over the last four years, he has been a member of the Appropriations Committee and served as chair of the State Police and Military Affairs Subcommittee. He has also been a member of committees dealing with commerce, tourism, economic development, and human services issues during his tenure. Under his leadership, legislation was enacted that established a long-awaited comprehensive energy plan in 2016; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That we offer this expression of tribute to commend and thank the Honorable Mike Nofs for his notable contributions to this legislative body and to our state; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to Senator Nofs as evidence of our gratitude and best wishes.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted by a unanimous standing vote of the Senate.

Senator Kowall moved that rule 3.204 be suspended to name the entire membership of the Senate and the Lieutenant Governor as co‑sponsors of the resolution.

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

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Nofs’ statement is as follows:

Before I start, Mr. President, I’d like to say “thank you very much.” I had a surprise retirement party last Friday night, and you were one of the guest speakers there and I want to publicly thank you and the Governor for the nice words you said at that party with all my family and friends involved. Thank you very much.

I want everyone to know that the last ten years of my life have really been exciting, fulfilling, and rewarding to me personally. My time in the Senate Chamber has been amazing. First, I’d like to thank the citizens of the 19th Senate District for giving me the tremendous honor of serving them and the state of Michigan. It truly has been humbling and something I will never forget. When I first got here, I never imagined that one person, working with so many other elected officials, could accomplish so many good things for our state. We, all of us, were so fortunate that we were all elected to this office at the same time. There are so many good and talented people who I was able to work with here, and what a blessing it was for me.

Now, I must say something about the leaders I worked under, and I had three. As you know, I had a couple extra years other than the normal eight-year, two terms. The first was Mike Bishop. Mike Bishop showed me how to honor and respect this institution and how we are so fortunate to be elected to it. He loved this institution and taught me to never forget that we are only here for a short period of time, so respect it and enjoy it. Then came Randy Richardville. It was amazing how he led our diverse group without losing it himself at times. He truly tried to work with everyone, and usually did. Only a special person can do that. Then there’s our current leader, Arlan Meekhof. The reason I love this guy is that philosophically, we were not always on the same page, but as a true leader does, he set high expectations and stood by his promises. He said that committee chairs would have the power and the authority to run their individual committees. A lot of leaders say that, but few follow through and mean it. It was a pleasure running a committee under his leadership. He never ever let me down. Arlan, thank you for honoring your word, even when the pressure got tough. You always allowed me to run with the issue, so thanks for believing in us.

There are a few Senators who served with us in our first term, or at least my first term, who taught me so much. Such good people are so very smart. I’m talking about my friends for life. Senator Bruce Patterson, I learned so much from him and how to run a committee and to be a successful chairman. When I was chairman of the Energy and Technology Committee in the House of Representatives, he always worked with me and I was able to run with my ideas and we were able to get the job done. He never would let me fail. He offered such good and subtle advice that he could lead you in the right direction without saying it outright. I loved being around him. It was so much fun to watch how he operated his committee over here in the Senate and worked with people. Sometimes very, very entertaining. Thank you, Bruce. You inspired me all these years and I’m not sure that you realize that. One of my best friends, who deserted me four years early, former Senator Bruce Caswell—I think Bruce is up in the east Gallery today. Bruce, you were so full of knowledge and wisdom when I learned so much sitting next to you in caucus. I saw from time to time how you poured your heart out on an issue that you cared about so much because it affected someone back home in your district. You were such a good advocate for the people you served. You never gave up and you always cared. The friendship we shared will last, my friend, forever, but I’m still mad at you for leaving one term early and I’ve really missed you these last four years in caucus.

Next, I want to mention my Appropriations chairman, Dave Hildenbrand. You too let me run my subcommittee with little or no intrusion, and yet you guided me well. You too are a man of your word. I’m so glad that some of your goals matched up with some of mine very well. You really do care about the veterans of this state and our men and women who serve us in our military. With you, they’ll have homes to reside in and the quality of care has risen significantly under your leadership. Also, your concern for the men and women of the Michigan State Police, of whom there are several up in the east Gallery also here today. Under your leadership, we have given that department what they needed and the changes that we make allows them to deliver the service our citizens want and deserve, so I truly thank you, Dave.

I must mention Senator Pat Colbeck. Thank you for putting in place a measured outcomes budget for the Michigan State Police and the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs before I became chairman. Most in those departments did not like the change, but in the end both departments knew what was expected of them and the service that our citizens expect from them and it became so much better. Thank you, Senator.

Now, to our support personnel who make us look so good. They are the brains behind the scene, like Bruce Baker from the Senate Fiscal Agency who knows these budgets inside and out. Without you and your expertise, we wouldn’t know the history behind the numbers, Bruce, and I’m so glad that you were around so long. You provided immeasurable help to me as a new chairman learning the job, so I want to say thank you. Then, there’s the policy person for those committees and the numbers. Her name is Stephanie McGuire. Stephanie, you made sense of some of the crazy ideas we came up with and you actually were able to put the ideas into words and help me get across what we were trying to do in that committee. I’m not sure where she is, oh there she is behind me. Thank you Stephanie. Then there’s Dan Dundas—where’s Dan? Right next to her. Dan has a great way of questioning you and what you’re doing and then asking, “Is that what it does?” You were the person I could trust to test my ideas, if I had the votes or not, and if they were good ideas to run with. Man, sometimes you made me think too much though. On the way home, I would think and think and think about what you said and I worked hard once I got home to make sure I had the votes and it was saying what it was supposed to say. I want to say thank you very much and the committee is so much better with your service and how you were able to do it so professionally and make an impact, so thank you very much.

Those of you who served on the committees I chaired, I want to thank all of you. I think we showed everybody how we could work across the aisle and do good committee work. I want to start with my quiet vice chair, Senator Hoon‑Yung Hopgood—so honest, principled, and just a polite guy. Hoon, did I say quiet? A guy who always had no surprises for me, it was a pleasure to work with you in the excellent job we were able to do two years ago on that energy bill so thank you for all your help. Also on that committee, on and off, we had Senators Bieda, Conyers, Knezek, and Young. Well, everyone’s talked about it. Senator Young, it was so much fun having you on that committee. I was so jealous when you would get up, and then you would come back with a bag of chips, then a sandwich, and later on you even got up and went to the bathroom. I was jealous because I wanted to do the same but being chairman, you just can’t do that sometimes. Also on the committee was Senator Shirkey this last term, who in the beginning I thought I was going to have bumpy ride with. But, in the end we too worked out our differences on the legislation and were able to agree on a final product most of the time. You need people like Mike to make good legislation better, so Michael, thank you very much for being on that committee. Then four more important committee members who I always knew would listen for themselves and always do the right thing, my good friends Senator Tonya Schuitmaker, Senator Joe Hune, Senator Horn, and Senator Zorn—try to say that five times real quick. So much fun to work with all of you on that committee and I want to thank you for taking some tough votes sometimes on some of the legislation we had to do, and I hope that in the end—I know in the end—we did good policy and I don’t think any of us suffered for it. And then, my long-time best friend, my wingman, my vice chair, Senator John Proos. I knew I could give John any assignment and he would come back to the committee with a perfect end piece to put on the bill or a standalone bill that he would author. It was perfect for the goals that we had established on the policy and where we were going. John could go out in the hallway, he could go out before groups back home in any of our districts and articulate the proposed policy so very well. Also, I never had to worry about John’s support, mostly because we agreed on the major concepts. You were so important to me, John, over the years on the Energy and Technology committees in both the House and the Senate. I’m sorry you never got to be chair, but you really were in that position with me, whether you knew it or not, so thank you, my friend.

I’m proud of the bipartisan work we did here in this chamber working on the energy future. At the beginning of that discussion, I was told, “Mike, you did it in 2008, but you’ll never be able to do it again in 2016.” They didn’t know that we had such a good committee, so thank you, all of you, who were involved in making that happen.

Now, I must say something about the good people who must stand out in the hallway and listen to us and be disappointed most of the time when they don’t get their own way in this chamber. It is a tough job out there, but in a term-limited environment, you teach us new legislators so much. You have so much knowledge to offer on the institution and what has been tried before. I have too many friends out there that I can’t mention all of you and I’m sorry if I don’t give you a shout-out at this time, but I would like to mention a few. I want to start with Tom Hoisington. You don’t know this, but the outline of the 2008 energy legislation was written on a napkin down at Troppo. Yes, Tom and I talked at the very beginning before it was all started and what that bill might entail. Through the years up here in Lansing, I was blessed to work with him before he retired. What a great guy. Then there was Dave Mengebier. I also remember our first meeting in Battle Creek where we talked about the energy legislation and got to know each other. Another amazing individual. Then there’s Renze Hoeksema and Steve Young, pretty good golfers some of the time, but always a lot of fun all the time and so knowledgeable on the issues, always respectful, and would always listen to you and then they would give you some advice. You two are such good friends and always will be. And then there’s Rich Studley. Now Rich—I was going to say “hard-ass” but I put in my notes “hard head” sometimes—but in the end, he always wanted what was good for his membership in the state of Michigan. Some of the positions he took on the energy bill did not make his membership happy, but he knew it was the right thing to do. That’s the kind of man he is. There are so many others: Jim Ryan, Bill Wortz, Becky Bechler, Chris Horak, Jim Murray, Matt Groen, Jimmy Weeks, Bob Hantz, Jennifer Greenburg, Sue Schlaybaugh, Jim Paggett, and my former chairman in the House of Representatives on Energy and Technology, Frank Accavitti. What a pleasure it was working with all of you and I’m going to miss you.

Finally, I have to mention some others who worked with me starting back in the House with LSB and the Michigan Public Service Commission: Steve Transeth and Greg White—more amazing people. They taught me so much about energy when I first came to the scene. I knew nothing about energy except that if you stuck your finger in the socket, you’d get a shock. Both moved on, but we never lost contact, especially Steve Transeth who helped me in an enormous way in the 2016 energy legislation. The bill never would have made it through without his expertise. It’s also important for me to recognize Kevin Studebaker and Tom Valli, the drafter tasked with turning our ideas into law with these very complicated issues. They both have put in long hours over the years to make sure that we got the language right, so I want to say thank you to them.

Now we all know that once legislation is passed, somebody has to implement it. In energy, that’s the Michigan Public Service Commission. Chairwoman Sally Talberg and her tremendous staff worked so hard and do an amazing job implementing the legislation as they see fit. Thank you, all of you, for everything that you do at that agency and the hard dedicated workers you have underneath you.

All those Senate policy people, Senate Fiscal people, and the Secretary of the Senate, Jeff Cobb, and his staff, thank you as you all have been a pleasure to work with, but I must say a special thank you to the dedicated men who protect us each and every day here in the Capitol. Mike Ferland and his dedicated professional staff are so enjoyable to work with. Each one is friendly but yet effective in protecting us, like yesterday here at the Capitol. We know that we are safe whenever you or your staff are around; even in our home districts, we know you’re not far away, so thank you and thank you to your men in the service to us over these last eight years.

I must give a shout-out to the “vulnerables” and the guy who helped us “vulnerables” get here, John Llewellyn. We “vulnerables”—Jack Brandenburg, I think Tory Rocca, Tom Casperson, and Goeff Hansen, I don’t know if I left anybody else out, David Robertson, yes, Dave—we worked hard to get here and I’m so thankful that we all made it. I have enjoyed getting to know each and every one of you and becoming good friends with each of you, so thank you very much.

Finally, I want to acknowledge my staff who have done such a great job for the 19th Senate District and me. While I have been in the Senate, I have been blessed with people who work in my office that are just over the top. Let’s start with the individuals who are no longer working here. First, my chief of staff and director of legislation Greg Moore, and Greg’s up in the balcony. I would not be as successful as I have been without you, Greg. I would not be the person that I am without you. To me, you’re like a younger brother. You’re unbelievable. When I go home for the night, I’d get most of my work done after 11 p.m. in my computer room. Everything was quiet, everybody was probably in bed, and I’d do my e-mails and messages and I’d send some of the e-mails to Greg at his e-mail address and tell him something that needs to be looked at and if he could help me out with it. Right away, I’d get a response and it would be Greg saying, “I’ve got that boss. I’ll take care of it.” I’d text back and say, “Greg, it’s 2 o’clock in the damn morning. Get your butt to bed. I’ve got to pick you up in four hours. We’re going to work.” But that was Greg. I cannot tell you enough about all the stuff he did for me. I really do love you like a brother. Thank you. Also Carmen Siciliano—I love saying the name Siciliano, so much fun, Siciliano, Siciliano, Siciliano. When Greg left my staff, Carmen stepped right up and went from director of constituent services in my office to chief of staff and did so without missing a beat. He jumped right into the energy fray and even the 5G bill that we just got done, and all the committees I chair and the work that we did. Everyone up here right away learned, Carmen, you were not going to be an easy pushover. He reads everything, he keeps me informed, and he gives me a heads-up whenever it’s warranted, and believe me, he’s tuned in, and the rumor mill has helped us a lot, and you’ve done well. You’re such a good man, Carmen, and I appreciate everything you do for me each and every day.

Then there are others who worked for me before and I think they’re up in the Gallery, like Drew Beardslee, a young guy who kept the office going and a lot of fun. There he is, Drew. Dedicated and always willing to do what was asked, and we always teased him because he was a young guy and we’re an old group in my office, and he was the young one who kept us alive and jumping and smiling and had a lot of fun. Thank you, Drew, for everything you’ve done. Then there’s Steve Sachs who helped me in my special election for the Senate seat. If you remember, we Republicans got our butts kicked in 2008. We had the special election and I happened to be the candidate representing statewide whether or not the Republicans could win, and I know every county in this state worked really, really hard, working every precinct, including in the U.P.—I got calls back then where they would adopt a precinct and try to call the people in that district—and so I want to thank everyone here, especially Steve Sachs who coordinated all that and worked so hard day and night to make sure that we were successful, and I’m glad he was. Thank you to all your districts or anyone who helped me.

Finally, we all know the person who runs the office is the director of administrative services for our offices, otherwise known as the gatekeeper and the boss, Patty Pastor. She has been with me since the beginning. She does all the tedious jobs in the office like letter-mailing, phone calls, and finances to keep us afloat, everything. She has also had to deal with all of us men in the office. Her smile and wit was always refreshing. Such a wonderful person who has blessed us and given us so many fond memories, especially birthday and holiday parties, and we even had her give Senate tributes from time to time, and she doesn’t like public speaking, but she ran all of the golf outings we had every year, and everybody up here in Lansing said it was the best golf outing every year and they looked forward to it and were kind of upset when we stopped them a couple years ago. You did a great job, Patty. I want to thank you and appreciate everything you’ve done. You made life so much fun and enjoyable, we all appreciate you for the sweet person you are.


Now I’d like to thank my family, my mom and dad who left us within the last six years, my brothers and sisters—I come from a family of eight brothers and sisters, I’m a twin in the middle and have a twin sister—their husbands and their children, and my two sons, Michael John Nofs and Matthew Scott Nofs and their families, and my friend Sharlie Jones. They all helped me get elected and came to my golf outings and my two sons who lost out having their dad attend so many of their events while they were growing up in school. Thank you for understanding, and I know that your dad was not always there, but I tried to get to as many as I could. For that, I am sorry. But I will now be retired and your dad will be at everything, so get ready.

Finally, I have to tell you the one special moment I had up here in the 16 years that I’ve been up here. It was back in 2009 after I was elected in that special election, and it was Veterans Day. We, at the time, the Republican group, were doing a package of bills for veterans and because I was the vulnerable, Jack, they made me the lead speaker in the rotunda for the press conference. A ton of people showed up, a lot of veterans, and I was nervous. I got up there. Greg Moore did a great job on my speech. I did what I usually did—I’d start going on the speech and then I forgot everything and just went off on my own. The reason I went off is because I wanted to touch that group and I told a story about my dad who was a World War II veteran who was on a minesweeper in the South Pacific and a kamikaze plane dive-bombed and sunk the ship. As soon as that plane hit the ship, they were in the water in five minutes. My dad was a good swimmer, he was even a coach and taught us all how to swim. He was 17 years old at the time and one of his friends next to him starts screaming and hollering as the ship was going down that he couldn’t swim. My dad has his life preserver on, took it off, and gave it to the other man. My dad then treaded water for four hours. I know it because in the Port Huron Times, the paper, there was a story I found one time when I was helping him clean the basement. He never talked about it much, but it talked about James Bernard Nofs treading water for four hours and then finally swimming toward a diesel smokestack on the horizon that was another ship. He was one of the first ones who survived. Going back to the package of bills, when I was up there on the podium talking I looked out in the crowd and my dad was in a wheelchair at the time and I saw him and made contact with him in his eyes. I could tell how proud he was of his son. I then told that story about him and what veterans of World War II and that great generation went through and how blessed we were for all the sacrifices they made. At the end, I went out to talk to my dad in the crowd. He gave me a hug and he said, “Michael, I am so glad that I was able to live that day so I could watch you today.” It’s the best moment I’ve had up here in this building, and it’s a blessed building, but I’ll never forget that and I’m so thankful for him, my mom and dad, and my family.

Finally, I’d like to thank everybody for all the good times and memories they shared with me. You have enriched my life being you and accepting me for who I am. I’m going to miss all of you. In our family, we never say “goodbye”—I think someone else said this in their speech—in our family, we say “so long. So long until we meet again.” So I want to say, so long. Thank you. God bless each and every one of you, and I really do appreciate all of you. Thank you.

Senator Meekhof offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 204.

A resolution of tribute for the Honorable Vincent Gregory.

Whereas, It is with great appreciation for his service to the people of Michigan that the members of the Senate commend Senator Vincent Gregory for his contributions to the state. During his years of service, he dedicated his wisdom and insight to advance the concerns of the citizens of the Eleventh District in southeast Michigan, and the entire state; and

Whereas, Senator Gregory’s distinguished public service career includes a stint in the Marine Corps where he attained the rank of corporal. He pursued a career in law enforcement with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department for 30 years, achieving the rank of corporal and detective. He was also elected as vice president and president of Local 502 SEIU, AFL‑CIO. He successfully served as an Oakland County Commissioner for ten years. In 2007, he accomplished a long‑time goal to complete his education by completing the Return to Work Program at Madonna University, earning a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice; and

Whereas, Senator Gregory first joined the Michigan Legislature in 2009 upon his election to the House of Representatives. He was first elected to the Senate in 2010 where he served as minority vice chair of the Appropriations Committee and several Appropriations subcommittees: Capital Outlay, Health and Human Services, Corrections, and State Police and Military Affairs. He also served as a minority vice chair of the Families, Seniors and Human Services, the Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security, and the Oversight committees. He dedicated a lifetime of service to the public, and as a member of this esteemed institution worked to advance the concerns of veterans and vulnerable populations around the state; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That we offer this expression of tribute to commend and thank the Honorable Vincent Gregory for his notable contributions to this legislative body and to our state; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to Senator Gregory as evidence of our gratitude and best wishes.

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 Assistant President pro tempore, Senator O’Brien, resumed the Chair.

The resolution was adopted by a unanimous standing vote of the Senate.

Senator Kowall moved that rule 3.204 be suspended to name the entire membership of the Senate and the Lieutenant Governor as co‑sponsors of the resolution.

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

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Gregory’s statement is as follows:

Thank you Madam President and members for allowing me this opportunity to express my most humble gratitude for the privilege to have served with you in the Senate.

I want to begin by expressing my love, heartfelt gratitude, and appreciation to my lovely wife and partner, Yvonne—who is here with me today—for allowing me to follow my heart and supporting me in every endeavor along the way. I also want to say a special thank you to all my children, some of them are here in the west Gallery: Lawrence, Troi, Vanessa, Cortney, and Kristen; and my nine grandchildren: Lawrence, Kelsey, Elijah, Caiden, Eric, Caleb, Kaylin, Reagan, and Kaylie—Kaylie is the youngest one here today. Thank you for your unfailing love and support. I wouldn’t be the man I am today without you. I’d like to say a special prayer for our son and my namesake, Vincent Jr., who passed away a few months before I took office in the Senate. I love you all with all my heart and thank you for your unfailing and everlasting support.

This day seems to have come much too quickly. When I arrived to the State Capitol Building, I had many goals, ambitions, and an indelible determination to do good—I’m sure as most of us all have—and to solve all the problems facing the state; to make a difference in the lives of the people who elected me to represent them in Lansing; and to leave a mark that would live on into the future.

Having served in the House for one term and two terms in the Senate, I can now look back over these past 10 years with a different perspective and a new appreciation for this process. During my tenure in the Legislature, my goal was to be a passionate champion for my district, for veterans, for police officers, and residents throughout the state. I wanted to be a strong voice for the people in the 14 communities that compromise the very diverse 11th Senate District in Oakland County. I trust I have served them well.

In all matters before this body, I chose to speak when necessary, but to be firm and expeditious in my decision-making to ensure order. Some called me soft spoken and a man of few words. Today, I promise will be no different. I promise to be as brief as I possibly can.

As the Senate minority vice chair of Appropriations, I worked tirelessly to extend needed programs and assistance to help women, families, and children in our communities. I pushed for fair and equitable treatment of workers, veterans, seniors, and fought on behalf of those in need. I sought to ensure that Michigan would be a state where all its citizens would have fair access to opportunities and can enjoy the fruits of all our programs. I want to thank Chairman Dave Hildenbrand for all his support and his friendship.

I knew it was important to be impartial and decisive while working on sensitive issues, and I would strive daily to work with my colleagues across the aisle on important and life changing issues impacting our communities. These past eight years have been met with many difficult but oftentimes necessary decisions. My focus was to provide the citizens of Michigan with a quality of life, improving our infrastructure, maintaining a strong economy while providing adequate social safety nets for the less fortunate among us. I strove daily to write and pass meaningful legislation that addressed real issues and problems facing our constituents. Some of those included my first bill that was signed into law. That was for overseas voters to have their ballots sent electronically.

There were also bills to revise assessment of commercial rental property, provide counseling programs for children found to be victims of human trafficking; to extend the date by which certain doctoral programs must receive certain designations or accreditations, notifications to the children’s ombudsman regarding death of a child who is a ward of the state, and provide a tax credit for home modifications for the disabled. This bill has been the one I wanted to get done more than others. In the eight years that I have been here, I ran this through the first time and all of you, my Senate colleagues, supported it. It didn’t get through the House. We ran it again the second time, and again, my colleagues here and Chairman Brandenburg pushed the bill and helped me with it. We got it through again in the Senate, it is now in the House, and I’m hoping that the House will get a chance to hear this bill before the session ends. I’m still holding out hope that they will get a chance to do that. Also, I had a bills to expand service bonuses for certain Vietnam veterans, to create a credit for certain employers that provide employment for veterans, and to create a specialty plate to recognize women veterans.

I’m very proud to say that I was appointed to the subcommittee for Medicaid expansion, and was a part of helping over 600,000 Michiganders gain healthcare. These were just a few of the things I was involved in, trying to make a difference. I personally want to thank Senator Nofs, who just spoke about the veterans, for his help with getting some help with veterans in this next budget. Thank you, Senator Nofs.

While serving in the Senate, I am most proud to serve as co-chair of the Senate Legislative Breakfast, to have the opportunity to break bread with my colleagues, past and present, and to share some of our more personal and intimate thoughts and aspirations. I am grateful to be a part of this amazing group. I joined this group, and because of the Senate Legislative Breakfast, I learned a lot more about my colleagues than I would have ever known. When I became to co-chair, the other co-chair was Senator John Moolenaar. He wanted to not just be a co-chair, but he wanted to get to know each other. He said to me, “How about we meet in your district of Southfield. I will come out to Southfield and we will spend a day together.” That’s exactly what we did. I got a chance to know him, and I got a chance to know a lot of other people because of the Senate Legislative Breakfast. For that, I will always be grateful.

I want to say a special thank you to Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich for his strong leadership of this caucus, and also his friendship. Also, a special thank you to Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof for his tenacity and leadership of this body, to strive to serve the citizens of Michigan with dignity and conscience of mind. Indeed, we may have been on opposite sides on many issues—and we were on many issues—but I know we made significant gains in recent years and that there remains much left to be done.

I have met and worked with some amazing people in this legislative journey. I want to express my sincere appreciate for the work of my staff. My chief of staff and constituent relations director, Karen Adams-Powell, who has been my solid rock, my right hand, and who has kept me together over the past eight years. Madelyn Day, who assisted me while she served on the Senate Dem Policy staff and later became my legislative director, a position she has served me well in over the past four years. My receptionist and scheduler, Tina Magee, who keeps me on track each and every day, who greets visitors in the office, and whose voice welcomes each caller. To my district liaison, Charles Robinson, my long-time friend and commuting partner who keeps me in the loop with all the happenings in the community. And, to those who have assisted me along the way, including Victoria Spector, who started this legislative journey with me in the House and transitioned to the Senate as my chief of staff. Without you and would still be lost. To my former legislative assistant, Spencer Tobias, I will always be grateful for your eagerness and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

To the staff of the Senate Fiscal Agency, Senate Democratic Policy and Communications staffs, Legislative Service Bureau, Secretary of the Senate’s staff, and the Sergeants who keep us safe, thank you all so very much for your work, assistance, and support. A very special thank you to the Secretary of the Senate, Jeff Cobb, who was involved in the process of getting the portrait of the first elected African-American to be placed in the Capitol. Jeff contacted me early on about this and had me involved in this process, and for that I will always be grateful. Thank you, Jeff.

As I summarize my farewell, I want to thank each and every one of you, my Senate colleagues. It has been my utmost privilege to walk this walk alongside you, to graciously serve with you, and for the comradery you extended to me. I want to mention my good friend, Senator Morris Hood. We have traveled many journeys together, and I have a feeling that this won’t be the last one. Also, my Oakland County colleague, Senator Mike Kowall, thank you for your friendship and your support. I wish everyone well in the future.

Lastly, as we leave these walls and hand over the responsibility to the next class, I say to those of you who will be here the next four years, please continue to create good jobs for our workers and provide adequate education so our students are ready to take on those good jobs. Please continue to maintain quality and affordable healthcare and give Michiganders the care that they deserve. Of course, these issues are complex and there is no straightforward way to address them all. Facing up to them will involve compromise and making trade-offs. But if there is one phrase I’d like to leave, I would have to steal it from my dear friend, Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer, and that is “Let’s get it done.”

It has been my honor to serve this body, to represent the 11th Senate District, and to maintain the trust that the people of the state of Michigan have in this government. With that, I will say, “Thank you.”

Recess

Senator Kowall moved that the Senate recess until 2:30 p.m.

The motion prevailed, the time being 12:30 p.m.

The Senate reconvened at the expiration of the recess and pursuant to rule 1.101, in the absence of the Presiding Officers, the Senate was called to order by the Secretary of the Senate.

Recess

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

The motion prevailed, the time being 2:31 p.m.

2:37 p.m.

Pursuant to rule 1.101, in the absence of the Presiding Officers, the Senate was called to order by the Secretary of the Senate.

Recess

Senator Kowall moved that the Senate recess until 3:15 p.m.

The motion prevailed, the time being 2:38 p.m.

The Senate reconvened at the expiration of the recess and pursuant to rule 1.101, in the absence of the Presiding Officers, the Senate was called to order by the Secretary of the Senate.

Recess

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

The motion prevailed, the time being 3:16 p.m.

3:53 p.m.

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

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 bills, now on Committee Reports, be placed on the General Orders calendar for consideration today:

Senate Bill No. 1209

Senate Bill No. 1254

House Bill No. 4259

Senate Bill No. 1180

Senate Bill No. 1070

Senate Bill No. 304

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

By unanimous consent the Senate returned 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 Assistant President pro tempore, Senator O’Brien, designated Senator Knezek as Chairperson.

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

Senate Bill No. 1127, entitled

A bill to amend 1966 PA 331, entitled “Community college act of 1966,” by amending section 83 (MCL 389.83), as amended by 2003 PA 306.

Senate Bill No. 1137, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled “Michigan memorial highway act,” (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2080) by adding section 36a.

Senate Bill No. 1222, entitled

A bill to amend 1996 PA 381, entitled “Brownfield redevelopment financing act,” by amending section 15a (MCL 125.2665a), as amended by 2016 PA 471.

Senate Bill No. 1223, entitled

A bill to amend 2018 PA 57, entitled “Recodified tax increment financing act,” by amending sections 213c, 312b, and 411b (MCL 125.4213c, 125.4312b, and 125.4411b).

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. 374, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 224 (MCL 257.224), as amended by 2013 PA 179.

Substitute (S-3).

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. 4205, entitled

A bill to amend 1969 PA 306, entitled “Administrative procedures act of 1969,” by amending sections 32 and 45 (MCL 24.232 and 24.245), section 32 as amended by 2011 PA 270 and section 45 as amended by 2016 PA 513.

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:

Senate Bill No. 1034, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled “The general property tax act,” by amending section 7jj (MCL 211.7jj[1]), as amended by 2018 PA

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:

Senate Bill No. 1095, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “Michigan election law,” by amending sections 321 and 646a (MCL 168.321 and 168.646a), section 321 as amended by 2003 PA 302 and section 646a as amended by 2015 PA 197.

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:

Senate Bill No. 1130, entitled

A bill to amend 1996 PA 376, entitled “Michigan renaissance zone act,” by amending sections 8c and 8e (MCL 125.2688c and 125.2688e), section 8c as amended by 2006 PA 284 and section 8e as amended by 2008 PA 329.

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:

Senate Bill No. 1209, entitled

A bill to amend 2011 PA 152, entitled “Publicly funded health insurance contribution act,” by amending sections 3 and 4 (MCL 15.563 and 15.564), section 3 as amended by 2013 PA 270 and section 4 as amended by 2013 PA 271, and by adding section 7a.

Substitute (S-2).

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:

Senate Bill No. 1254, entitled

A bill to provide for certain duties of the secretary of state relating to the independent citizens redistricting commission; to provide for certain rules and procedures governing the application and selection process for commissioners; to prescribe standards for establishing political party affiliation; to prohibit individuals affiliated with a political party from providing services to the commission; to provide civil sanctions; and to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental officers and entities.

Substitute (S-1).

The following is the amendment to the substitute recommended by the Committee of the Whole:

1. Amend page 4, line 3, after “commission.” by inserting “This section does not apply to an individual serving as a commissioner on the commission.”.

The Senate agreed to the substitute as amended 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. 4259, entitled

A bill to amend 2003 PA 1, entitled “An act to provide for the audit and examination of this state and state funds; to provide for the audit and examination of the books and accounts of all branches, departments, offices, boards, commissions, agencies, authorities, and institutions of this state; to prescribe powers and duties of certain state officers and employees; to provide for access to certain records; to provide for the subpoena of witnesses and production of documents and records; to prescribe penalties; and to provide for the administration of this act,” by amending section 1 (MCL 13.101).

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:

Senate Bill No. 1180, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 560, entitled “Michigan veterans’ facility authority act,” by amending sections 3 and 5 (MCL 36.103 and 36.105).

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:

Senate Bill No. 1070, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled “Revised judicature act of 1961,” by amending section 2543 (MCL 600.2543), as amended by 2004 PA 328.

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:

Senate Bill No. 304, entitled

A bill to amend 1993 PA 327, entitled “Tobacco products tax act,” by amending sections 7 and 12 (MCL 205.427 and 205.432), section 7 as amended by 2016 PA 86 and section 12 as amended by 2016 PA 309.

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

Third Reading of Bills

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

House Bill No. 4205

Senate Bill No. 1254

House Bill No. 4259

Senate Bill No. 1180

Senate Bill No. 374

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. 4205

Senate Bill No. 838

Senate Bill No. 886

Senate Bill No. 1026

Senate Bill No. 1027

House Bill No. 5217

House Bill No. 5218

House Bill No. 5219

Senate Bill No. 1145

Senate Bill No. 1149

Senate Bill No. 1150

Senate Bill No. 1151

Senate Bill No. 1173

Senate Bill No. 1129

Senate Bill No. 1254

House Bill No. 4259

Senate Bill No. 1180

Senate Bill No. 374

The motion prevailed.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4205, entitled

A bill to amend 1969 PA 306, entitled “Administrative procedures act of 1969,” by amending sections 32 and 45 (MCL 24.232 and 24.245), section 32 as amended by 2011 PA 270 and section 45 as amended by 2016 PA 513.

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. 681 Yeas—24

Booher Hansen MacGregor Proos

Brandenburg Hildenbrand Marleau Robertson

Casperson Horn Meekhof Schuitmaker

Colbeck Hune Nofs Shirkey

Emmons Knollenberg O’Brien Stamas

Green Kowall Pavlov Zorn

Nays—13

Ananich Hollier Jones Schmidt

Bieda Hood Knezek Warren

Gregory Hopgood Rocca Young

Hertel

Excused—0

Not Voting—1

Conyers

In The Chair: O’Brien

Senator Hood moved that Senator Conyers be excused from the balance of today’s session.

The motion prevailed.

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 effect, processing, promulgation, publication, and inspection of state agency rules, determinations, and other matters; to provide for the printing, publishing, and distribution of certain publications; to provide for state agency administrative procedures and contested cases and appeals from contested cases in licensing and other matters; to create and establish certain committees and offices; to provide for declaratory judgments as to rules; to repeal certain acts and parts of acts; 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:

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.

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. 682 Yeas—37

Ananich Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hildenbrand Kowall Rocca

Booher Hollier 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

Hansen

Nays—0

Excused—1

Conyers

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 886, entitled

A bill to amend 2006 PA 384, entitled “Driver education provider and instructor act,” by amending section 23 (MCL 256.643).

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. 683 Yeas—34

Ananich Hertel Kowall Robertson

Bieda Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Booher Hollier Marleau Schuitmaker

Brandenburg Hood Meekhof Shirkey

Casperson Hopgood Nofs Stamas

Emmons Horn O’Brien Warren

Green Hune Pavlov Young

Gregory Knezek Proos Zorn

Hansen Knollenberg

Nays—3

Colbeck Jones Rocca

Excused—1

Conyers

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 1026, entitled

A bill to amend 1933 PA 167, entitled “General sales tax act,” by amending section 1a (MCL 205.51a), as amended by 2017 PA 221.

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. 684 Yeas—35

Ananich Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hopgood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Horn Nofs Stamas

Emmons Hune O’Brien Warren

Green Jones Pavlov Young

Gregory Knezek Proos Zorn

Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Nays—2

Bieda Hood

Excused—1

Conyers

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 1027, entitled

A bill to amend 1937 PA 94, entitled “Use tax act,” by amending section 2b (MCL 205.92b), as amended by 2017 PA 220.

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. 685 Yeas—35

Ananich Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hopgood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Horn Nofs Stamas

Emmons Hune O’Brien Warren

Green Jones Pavlov Young

Gregory Knezek Proos Zorn

Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Nays—2

Bieda Hood

Excused—1

Conyers

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 5217, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending section 20919 (MCL 333.20919), as amended by 2017 PA 154, and by adding section 21540.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

Senator Schmidt offered the following substitute:

Substitute (S-2).

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

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. 686 Yeas—33

Ananich Hildenbrand MacGregor Rocca

Booher Hopgood Marleau Schmidt

Brandenburg Horn Meekhof Schuitmaker

Casperson Hune Nofs Shirkey

Colbeck Jones O’Brien Stamas

Emmons Knezek Pavlov Warren

Green Knollenberg Proos Young

Hansen Kowall Robertson Zorn

Hertel

Nays—4

Bieda Gregory Hollier Hood

Excused—1

Conyers

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

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 and promote the public health; to codify, revise, consolidate, classify, and add to the laws relating to public health; to provide for the prevention and control of diseases and disabilities; to provide for the classification, administration, regulation, financing, and maintenance of personal, environmental, and other health services and activities; to create or continue, and prescribe the powers and duties of, departments, boards, commissions, councils, committees, task forces, and other agencies; to prescribe the powers and duties of governmental entities and officials; to regulate occupations, facilities, and agencies affecting the public health; to regulate health maintenance organizations and certain third party administrators and insurers; to provide for the imposition of a regulatory fee; to provide for the levy of taxes against certain health facilities or agencies; to promote the efficient and economical delivery of health care services, to provide for the appropriate utilization of health care facilities and services, and to provide for the closure of hospitals or consolidation of hospitals or services; to provide for the collection and use of data and information; to provide for the transfer of property; to provide certain immunity from liability; to regulate and prohibit the sale and offering for sale of drug paraphernalia under certain circumstances; to provide for the implementation of federal law; to provide for penalties and remedies; to provide for sanctions for violations of this act and local ordinances; to provide for an appropriation and supplements; to repeal certain acts and parts of acts; to repeal certain parts of this act; and to repeal certain parts of this act on specific dates,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 5218, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending section 21501 (MCL 333.21501) and by adding section 21541.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

Senator Hune offered the following substitute:

Substitute (S-2).

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

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. 687 Yeas—33

Ananich Hildenbrand MacGregor Rocca

Booher Hopgood Marleau Schmidt

Brandenburg Horn Meekhof Schuitmaker

Casperson Hune Nofs Shirkey

Colbeck Jones O’Brien Stamas

Emmons Knezek Pavlov Warren

Green Knollenberg Proos Young

Hansen Kowall Robertson Zorn

Hertel

Nays—4

Bieda Gregory Hollier Hood

Excused—1

Conyers

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

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 and promote the public health; to codify, revise, consolidate, classify, and add to the laws relating to public health; to provide for the prevention and control of diseases and disabilities; to provide for the classification, administration, regulation, financing, and maintenance of personal, environmental, and other health services and activities; to create or continue, and prescribe the powers and duties of, departments, boards, commissions, councils, committees, task forces, and other agencies; to prescribe the powers and duties of governmental entities and officials; to regulate occupations, facilities, and agencies affecting the public health; to regulate health maintenance organizations and certain third party administrators and insurers; to provide for the imposition of a regulatory fee; to provide for the levy of taxes against certain health facilities or agencies; to promote the efficient and economical delivery of health care services, to provide for the appropriate utilization of health care facilities and services, and to provide for the closure of hospitals or consolidation of hospitals or services; to provide for the collection and use of data and information; to provide for the transfer of property; to provide certain immunity from liability; to regulate and prohibit the sale and offering for sale of drug paraphernalia under certain circumstances; to provide for the implementation of federal law; to provide for penalties and remedies; to provide for sanctions for violations of this act and local ordinances; to provide for an appropriation and supplements; to repeal certain acts and parts of acts; to repeal certain parts of this act; and to repeal certain parts of this act on specific dates,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 5219, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” (MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding sections 20921b, 20921c, 20932a, 20932b, and 21542.

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. 688 Yeas—33

Ananich Hildenbrand MacGregor Rocca

Booher Hopgood Marleau Schmidt

Brandenburg Horn Meekhof Schuitmaker

Casperson Hune Nofs Shirkey

Colbeck Jones O’Brien Stamas

Emmons Knezek Pavlov Warren

Green Knollenberg Proos Young

Hansen Kowall Robertson Zorn

Hertel

Nays—4

Bieda Gregory Hollier Hood

Excused—1

Conyers

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

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 and promote the public health; to codify, revise, consolidate, classify, and add to the laws relating to public health; to provide for the prevention and control of diseases and disabilities; to provide for the classification, administration, regulation, financing, and maintenance of personal, environmental, and other health services and activities; to create or continue, and prescribe the powers and duties of, departments, boards, commissions, councils, committees, task forces, and other agencies; to prescribe the powers and duties of governmental entities and officials; to regulate occupations, facilities, and agencies affecting the public health; to regulate health maintenance organizations and certain third party administrators and insurers; to provide for the imposition of a regulatory fee; to provide for the levy of taxes against certain health facilities or agencies; to promote the efficient and economical delivery of health care services, to provide for the appropriate utilization of health care facilities and services, and to provide for the closure of hospitals or consolidation of hospitals or services; to provide for the collection and use of data and information; to provide for the transfer of property; to provide certain immunity from liability; to regulate and prohibit the sale and offering for sale of drug paraphernalia under certain circumstances; to provide for the implementation of federal law; to provide for penalties and remedies; to provide for sanctions for violations of this act and local ordinances; to provide for an appropriation and supplements; to repeal certain acts and parts of acts; to repeal certain parts of this act; and to repeal certain parts of this act on specific dates,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 1145, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “Natural resources and environmental protection act,” by amending section 47305 (MCL 324.47305), as added by 1995 PA 57.

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. 689 Yeas—22

Booher Hildenbrand Marleau Robertson

Brandenburg Horn Meekhof Schmidt

Casperson Hune Nofs Schuitmaker

Emmons Knollenberg O’Brien Shirkey

Green Kowall Proos Stamas

Hansen MacGregor

Nays—15

Ananich Hertel Jones Warren

Bieda Hollier Knezek Young

Colbeck Hood Pavlov Zorn

Gregory Hopgood Rocca

Excused—1

Conyers

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 1149, entitled

A bill to amend 2017 PA 128, entitled “Law enforcement officer separation of service record act,” by amending section 5 (MCL 28.565).

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. 690 Yeas—37

Ananich Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hildenbrand Kowall Rocca

Booher Hollier 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

Hansen

Nays—0

Excused—1

Conyers

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 1150, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 397, entitled “Bullard-Plawecki employee right to know act,” by amending sections 7 and 9 (MCL 423.507 and 423.509).

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. 691 Yeas—37

Ananich Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hildenbrand Kowall Rocca

Booher Hollier 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

Hansen

Nays—0

Excused—1

Conyers

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 1151, entitled

A bill to amend 1974 PA 381, entitled “An act to encourage and contribute to the rehabilitation of former offenders and to assist them in the assumption of the responsibilities of citizenship; to prescribe the use of the term “good moral character” or similar term as a requirement for an occupational or professional license or when used as a requirement to establish or operate an organization or facility regulated by this state; and to provide administrative and judicial procedures to contest licensing board or agency rulings thereon,” by amending section 1 (MCL 338.41).

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. 692 Yeas—37

Ananich Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hildenbrand Kowall Rocca

Booher Hollier 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

Hansen

Nays—0

Excused—1

Conyers

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 1173, entitled

A bill to amend 1941 PA 207, entitled “Fire prevention code,” by amending sections 1, 3c, and 21c (MCL 29.1, 29.3c, and 29.21c), as amended by 2006 PA 189; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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. 693 Yeas—37

Ananich Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hildenbrand Kowall Rocca

Booher Hollier 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

Hansen

Nays—0

Excused—1

Conyers

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 1129, 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.

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. 694 Yeas—28

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Robertson

Brandenburg Hopgood Marleau Rocca

Casperson Horn Meekhof Schmidt

Colbeck Hune Nofs Schuitmaker

Emmons Jones O’Brien Shirkey

Green Knollenberg Pavlov Stamas

Hansen Kowall Proos Zorn

Nays—9

Ananich Hertel Hood Warren

Bieda Hollier Knezek Young

Gregory

Excused—1

Conyers

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 1254, entitled

A bill to provide for certain duties of the secretary of state relating to the independent citizens redistricting commission; to provide for certain rules and procedures governing the application and selection process for commissioners; to prescribe standards for establishing political party affiliation; to prohibit individuals affiliated with a political party from providing services to the commission; to provide civil sanctions; and to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental officers and entities.

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. 695 Yeas—25

Booher Horn Marleau Robertson

Brandenburg Hune Meekhof Schmidt

Casperson Jones Nofs Schuitmaker

Emmons Knollenberg O’Brien Shirkey

Green Kowall Pavlov Stamas

Hansen MacGregor Proos Zorn

Hildenbrand

Nays—12

Ananich Gregory Hood Rocca

Bieda Hertel Hopgood Warren

Colbeck Hollier Knezek Young

Excused—1

Conyers

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

Protests

Senators Ananich and Bieda, under their constitutional right of protest (Art. 4, Sec. 18), protested against the passage of Senate Bill No. 1254 and moved that the statements they made during the discussion of the bill be printed as their reasons for voting “no.”

The motion prevailed.

Senator Ananich’s statement is as follows:

This bill is just unnecessary. We have to ask ourselves, “Why are we making this so hard?” You are just setting up your lawsuit.

There are many simpler ways to determine who qualifies as a Democrat, Republican, or Independent. In fact, as we brought up in committee, the amendment is self-executing. The Secretary of State just does a random draw of registered Democrats and Republicans. Or we could use affidavits.

But what we’re considering here is not the intent of those who created this proposal and the 61 percent of voters who supported it. The incoming Secretary of State was elected to preside over election matters. She’s perfectly capable of figuring out who is a Democrat and who is a Republican without the help of this lame-duck Legislature.

This legislation is unneeded and is designed to continue the gerrymandering that the people have suffered under many years that this proposal was designed to fix.

Senator Bieda’s statement is as follows:

I’m also rising to speak against the passage of Senate Bill No. 1254.

There is a lot of cynicism in society when people take a look at what is going on in this chamber. We just had an election and the electorate spoke very highly, very clearly, and very definitively. Now we’re coming in at the 11th and half hour in a lame-duck session to try to change it.

I urge a “no” vote on Senate Bill No. 1254 and any other type of measures that monkey with the intent of the voters.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4259, entitled

A bill to amend 2003 PA 1, entitled “An act to provide for the audit and examination of this state and state funds; to provide for the audit and examination of the books and accounts of all branches, departments, offices, boards, commissions, agencies, authorities, and institutions of this state; to prescribe powers and duties of certain state officers and employees; to provide for access to certain records; to provide for the subpoena of witnesses and production of documents and records; to prescribe penalties; and to provide for the administration of this act,” by amending section 1 (MCL 13.101).

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. 696 Yeas—37

Ananich Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hildenbrand Kowall Rocca

Booher Hollier 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

Hansen

Nays—0

Excused—1

Conyers

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

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.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 1180, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 560, entitled “Michigan veterans’ facility authority act,” by amending sections 3, 5, 6, and 7 (MCL 36.103, 36.105, 36.106, and 36.107); and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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. 697 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hopgood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Horn Nofs Stamas

Emmons Hune O’Brien Warren

Green Jones Pavlov Young

Gregory Knezek Proos Zorn

Nays—1

Hood

Excused—1

Conyers

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 374, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 224 (MCL 257.224), as amended by 2018 PA 342.

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. 698 Yeas—32

Ananich Hertel Knollenberg Proos

Bieda Hildenbrand Kowall Robertson

Booher Hollier MacGregor Rocca

Brandenburg Hopgood Marleau Schmidt

Casperson Horn Meekhof Schuitmaker

Emmons Hune Nofs Shirkey

Green Jones O’Brien Stamas

Hansen Knezek Pavlov Young

Nays—5

Colbeck Hood Warren Zorn

Gregory

Excused—1

Conyers

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

Announcements of Printing and Enrollment

The Secretary announced that the following House bills were received in the Senate and filed on Tuesday, December 4:

House Bill Nos. 4134 4135 5881 5918 6056 6063 6269 6378 6403 6431 6432 6444 6551

The Secretary announced that the following bills were printed and filed on Tuesday, December 4, and are available on the Michigan Legislature website:

Senate Bill Nos. 1255 1256 1257 1258 1259 1260

House Bill Nos. 6561 6562 6563 6564 6565 6566 6567 6568 6569 6570 6571 6572 6573 6574

6575 6576 6577 6578 6579 6580 6581 6582

Committee Reports

The Committee on Education reported

Senate Bill No. 1209, entitled

A bill to amend 2011 PA 152, entitled “Publicly funded health insurance contribution act,” by amending sections 3 and 4 (MCL 15.563 and 15.564), section 3 as amended by 2013 PA 270 and section 4 as amended by 2013 PA 271, and by adding section 7a.

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.

Phillip J. Pavlov

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Pavlov, Knollenberg, Booher, Hune and Hopgood

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 Education submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 12:00 noon, Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Pavlov (C), Knollenberg, Booher, Hune and Hopgood

The Committee on Local Government reported

Senate Bill No. 1133, entitled

A bill to amend 1947 PA 359, entitled “The charter township act,” by amending section 13a (MCL 42.13a), as amended by 2012 PA 191.

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.

Dale W. Zorn

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Zorn, Proos, Rocca and Young

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Local Government reported

House Bill No. 4573, entitled

A bill to amend 1846 RS 16, entitled “Of the powers and duties of townships, the election and duties of township officers, and the division of townships,” (MCL 41.1a to 41.110c) by adding section 3b.

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

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

Dale W. Zorn

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Zorn, Proos, Rocca and Young

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Local Government reported

House Bill No. 6090, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 342, entitled “County public improvement act of 1939,” by amending section 6 (MCL 46.176).

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Dale W. Zorn

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Zorn, Proos, Rocca and Young

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Local Government submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 12:30 p.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Zorn (C), Proos, Rocca and Young

Excused: Senator Brandenburg

The Committee on Government Operations reported

Senate Bill No. 1180, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 560, entitled “Michigan veterans’ facility authority act,” by amending sections 3 and 5 (MCL 36.103 and 36.105).

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.

Arlan B. Meekhof

Chairperson

To Report Out:


Yeas: Senators Meekhof, Hansen, Kowall, Ananich and Hood

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Government Operations reported

Senate Bill No. 1254, entitled

A bill to provide for certain duties of the secretary of state relating to the independent citizens redistricting commission; to provide for certain rules and procedures governing the application and selection process for commissioners; to prescribe standards for establishing political party affiliation; to prohibit individuals affiliated with a political party from providing services to the commission; to provide civil sanctions; 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.

Arlan B. Meekhof

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Meekhof, Hansen and Kowall

Nays: Senators Ananich and Hood

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

The Committee on Government Operations reported

House Bill No. 4259, entitled

A bill to amend 2003 PA 1, entitled “An act to provide for the audit and examination of this state and state funds; to provide for the audit and examination of the books and accounts of all branches, departments, offices, boards, commissions, agencies, authorities, and institutions of this state; to prescribe powers and duties of certain state officers and employees; to provide for access to certain records; to provide for the subpoena of witnesses and production of documents and records; to prescribe penalties; and to provide for the administration of this act,” by amending section 1 (MCL 13.101).

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.

Arlan B. Meekhof

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Meekhof, Hansen, Kowall, Ananich and Hood

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Government Operations reported

House Bill No. 4432, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 118, entitled “An act to provide for the administration of oaths, subpoena of witnesses and/or examination of certain books and records by committees and commissions of the legislature,” by amending section 1 (MCL 4.101).

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Arlan B. Meekhof

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Meekhof, Hansen, Kowall and Ananich

Nays: Senator Hood

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Government Operations submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 3:50 p.m., Rooms 402 and 403, Capitol Building

Present: Senators Meekhof (C), Hansen, Kowall, Ananich and Hood

The Committee on Judiciary reported

Senate Bill No. 1070, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled “Revised judicature act of 1961,” by amending section 2543 (MCL 600.2543), as amended by 2004 PA 328.

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 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. 1255, entitled

A bill to amend 1897 PA 180, entitled “An act to provide for the issuance of marriage licenses and certificates without publicity in certain cases; and to provide criminal and civil penalties for violation of this act,” by amending section 1 (MCL 551.201), as amended by 1983 PA 199.

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) 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, Emmons and Bieda

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. 1256, entitled

A bill to amend 1887 PA 128, entitled “An act establishing the minimum ages for contracting marriages; to require a civil license in order to marry and its registration; to provide for the implementation of federal law; and to provide a penalty for the violation of this act,” by amending section 3 (MCL 551.103), as amended by 2006 PA 578.

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) 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, Emmons and Bieda

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Judiciary reported

House Bill No. 5852, entitled

A bill to amend 1965 PA 203, entitled “Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act,” by amending section 9 (MCL 28.609), as amended by 2017 PA 198, and by adding section 9e.

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, Emmons and Bieda

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Judiciary reported

House Bill No. 5942, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “The Michigan penal code,” (MCL 750.1 to 750.568) by adding section 235b.

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, Emmons and Bieda

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

House Bill No. 5943, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending section 16m of chapter XVII (MCL 777.16m), as amended by 2014 PA 192.

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, Emmons and Bieda

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

House Bill No. 6330, entitled

A bill to amend 2014 PA 547, entitled “Industrial hemp research act,” by amending the title and sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 (MCL 286.841, 286.842, 286.843, and 286.844) and by adding sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19.

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 Bieda

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

House Bill No. 6331, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending section 7106 (MCL 333.7106), as amended by 2014 PA 548.

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 Bieda

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

House Bill No. 6380, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 281, entitled “Medical marihuana facilities licensing act,” by amending the title and sections 102, 206, 502, and 505 (MCL 333.27102, 333.27206, 333.27502, and 333.27505), as amended by 2018 PA 10.

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 Bieda

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, December 4, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building

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

The Committee on Finance reported

Senate Bill No. 304, entitled

A bill to amend 1993 PA 327, entitled “Tobacco products tax act,” by amending sections 7 and 12 (MCL 205.427 and 205.432), section 7 as amended by 2016 PA 86 and section 12 as amended by 2016 PA 309.

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.

Jack M. Brandenburg

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: Senators Bieda and Warren

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

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Finance submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 2:30 p.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building

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

Scheduled Meetings

Senate Fiscal Agency Board of Governors - Thursday, December 6, 9:30 a.m. (CANCELED) and Tuesday, December 11, 9:30 a.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-2768)

Transportation - Thursday, December 6, 8:00 a.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building (373-5312)

Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security - Thursday, December 6, 9:00 a.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building (373-5312)

Senator Kowall moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 4:46 p.m.

The Assistant President pro tempore, Senator O’Brien, declared the Senate adjourned until Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.

JEFFREY F. COBB

Secretary of the Senate

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