No. 54

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Journal of the Senate

101st Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Thursday, June 10, 2021.

 

10:00 a.m.

 

 

The Senate was called to order by the President, Lieutenant Governor Garlin D. Gilchrist II.

 

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

 

 

Alexander用resent Hollier用resent Outman用resent

Ananich用resent Horn用resent Polehanki用resent

Barrett容xcused Irwin用resent Runestad用resent

Bayer用resent Johnson用resent Santana用resent

Bizon用resent LaSata用resent Schmidt用resent

Brinks用resent Lauwers用resent Shirkey用resent

Bullock用resent MacDonald用resent Stamas用resent

Bumstead用resent McBroom用resent Theis用resent

Chang用resent McCann用resent VanderWall用resent

Daley用resent McMorrow用resent Victory用resent

Geiss用resent Moss用resent Wojno用resent

Hertel用resent Nesbitt用resent Zorn用resent


 

Senator Dale W. Zorn of the 17th District offered the following invocation:

Heavenly Father, we come to You today thanking You for the beauty of this day and for Your guiding hand and love. We thank You for all You have done and brought us together today to make decisions and to take actions for the people of Michigan. We ask that You help us to make good and wise decisions and that our actions prove the wisdom of those decisions.

You have given us much, as much is required of us. Give us a calm spirit that we are able to listen to Your words. Give us understanding and wisdom. Help us to work together for the good and leave the strife of disagreement behind that we may find friendship and stand a united front. Give us confidence and assurance. Give us peace, for peace begets strength. Give us hearts of love for each other, for our fellow legislators and government officials, and for the people of the state of Michigan and our nation. We often find our hearts and minds stiff and wanting to hear only what we want to hear. Open our ears, our minds, and our hearts to the truth. Soften our hearts to the needs of others and strengthen our hearts to be able to make decisions that will be best to meet the needs of our state and country.

Father, we are a diverse group of legislators with many ideas and thoughts, strengths and weaknesses. We have been called to be of service to the people of Michigan. Create in us a clean and right heart and give us courage. Make us of one accord that much will be accomplished for the good of all.

Thank You for the words of Habakkuk 1:5: 鏑ook among the nations and watch唯e utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days Which you would not believe, though it were told you. Help us, Lord, to trust Your words. Thank You, Lord, for loving us and creating us. Thank You for the men and women of the Michigan Senate. Thank You for Your sheltering hand and guidance.

In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

 

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

 

 

Motions and Communications

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that Senators Johnson and Victory be temporarily excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

Senator Lauwers moved that Senator Barrett be excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

Senator Chang moved that Senators Ananich and Santana be temporarily excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

The following communication was received:

Office of Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr.

June 7, 2021

I am writing to request my addition in co-sponsorship for Senate Bill 343, sponsored by Senator Chang; Senate Bill 344, sponsored by Senator Alexander; and Senate Bill 345, sponsored by Senator Chang.

Please feel free to contact me if you need any further information.

Sincerely,

Curtis Hertel Jr.

State Senator

District 23

The communication was referred to the Secretary for record.

 

 

The following communication was received:

Office of Senator Rosemary Bayer

June 8, 2021

Per Senate Rule 1.110(c), I am requesting that my name be added as a co-sponsor to Senate Bill 453 by Senator Chang on May 18, 2021.

Sincerely,

Rosemary K. Bayer

12th Senate District

State Senator

The communication was referred to the Secretary for record.

The following communication was received:

Office of Senator Ruth A. Johnson

June 9, 2021

I respectfully request to be added as a cosponsor to Senate Bill 529.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Ruth A. Johnson

State Senator

14th District

The communication was referred to the Secretary for record.

 

 

Messages from the Governor

 

 

The following messages from the Governor were received:

Date: June 9, 2021

Time: 1:19 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir悠 have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 157 (Public Act No. 25), being

An act to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 鄭n 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, by amending sections 16103, 16109, 16181, 16303, 16323, and 20950 (MCL 333.16103, 333.16109, 333.16181, 333.16303, 333.16323, and 333.20950), section 16103 as amended by 1993 PA 80, section 16109 as amended by 1991 PA 58, section 16181 as amended by 2014 PA 148, section 16303 as added by 1988 PA 462, section 16323 as amended by 2018 PA 463, and section 20950 as amended by 2013 PA 165, and by adding section 16186a.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on June 9, 2021, at 2:36 p.m.)

 

Date: June 9, 2021

Time: 1:21 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir悠 have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 312 (Public Act No. 26), being

An act to amend 1980 PA 299, entitled 鄭n act to revise, consolidate, and classify the laws of this state regarding the regulation of certain occupations and to regulate certain persons and activities relative to those occupations; to create a board for each of those occupations; to establish the powers and duties of certain departments and agencies and the boards of each occupation; to provide for the promulgation of rules; to provide for certain fees; to provide for penalties and civil fines; to establish rights, relationships, and remedies of certain persons under certain circumstances; to provide immunity from certain civil liability for certain entities and certain related occupations under certain circumstances; to repeal certain parts of this act on a specific date; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts, by amending sections 103, 104, 105, 213, and 2404b (MCL 339.103, 339.104, 339.105, 339.213, and 339.2404b), section 103 as amended by 1994 PA 257, section 104 as amended by 2020 PA 372, section 105 as amended by 2016 PA 502, section 213 as amended by 2014 PA 149, and section 2404b as amended by 2014 PA 175, and by adding section 217.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on June 9, 2021, at 2:38 p.m.)

Respectfully,

Gretchen Whitmer

Governor

 

 

The following message from the Governor was received on June 9, 2021, and read:

 

EXECUTIVE ORDER

No. 2021-6

 

Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform

 

Executive Office of the Governor

 

Michigan is a national leader in criminal justice reform. We have demonstrated our commitment to bipartisan, data-driven reform through our collaborative success expanding access to expungement and reforming our jail and pretrial incarceration systems. Launched in 2019, the Jails and Pretrial Incarceration Task Force found significant growth in county jail populations, costing taxpayers nearly half a billion dollars annually. The Task Force recommended extensive state policy changes related to traffic violations, arrests, behavioral health diversion, pretrial release and detention, speedy trials, sentencing, probation and parole, financial barriers for system-involved individuals, victim services, and data collection. The Michigan Legislature passed many of the Task Force recommendations with bipartisan support in December of 2020, which were signed into law on January 4, 2021.

In the last several years, Michigan has also made many improvements to its juvenile justice system that can serve as a foundation for continued reform. These changes include the adoption of 都tate pays first legislation, state legislative action to 途aise the age of automatic adult adjudication, as well as the many efforts happening at the county level to improve outcomes for young people in the juvenile justice system. However, even with these improvements, Michigan still detains youth at one of the highest rates in the nation and is nearly unparalleled in our practice of detaining youth for non-criminal behavior.

A growing body of research has also enabled policy leaders to better understand which practices best deter delinquency and rehabilitate young people. Jurisdictions across the country have generated innovative models for juvenile justice reform that could inform policy discussions or be adapted to improve system outcomes in Michigan.

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

The Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform is necessary to lead a data-driven analysis of our juvenile justice system and recommend proven practices and strategies for reform grounded in data, research, and fundamental constitutional principles. This task force will exist as a partnership between county and state leaders, as well as other leaders involved in the juvenile justice system.

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

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

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

1. Creating the Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform

(a) The Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform (典ask Force) is created as a temporary advisory body within the Department of Health and Human Services (泥epartment).

(b) The Task Force must include the following representatives of the executive branch of state government.

(1) The lieutenant governor.

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

(3) The superintendent or the superintendent痴 designated representative from within the Michigan Department of Education.

(4) The director of the Department, or the director痴 designated representative from within the Department.

(5) A representative from the Michigan Commission on Juvenile Justice.

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

(1) The chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, or her designee.

(2) A probate court judge designated by the chief justice, in consultation with the Michigan Probate Judges Association.

(3) A circuit court judge designated by the chief justice, in consultation with the Michigan Judges Association.

(4) A family court administrator designated by the chief justice, in consultation with the Michigan Association for Family Court Administration.

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

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

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

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

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

(e) The Task Force must include the following members appointed by the governor:

(1) An individual who has lived experience as a justice-involved youth in Michigan.

(2) An individual who has lived experience as a parent or guardian of a justice-involved youth in Michigan.

(3) A juvenile defense attorney.

(4) A youth-justice advocate.

(5) A representative of the juvenile service provision community, which may include juvenile detention, residential treatment, and/or community-based services.

(6) A prosecuting attorney appointed from a list of three or more names submitted by the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan.

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

(8) A county sheriff appointed from a list of three or more names submitted by the Michigan Sheriff痴 Association.

(9) The following two members:

(A) A member of a board of county commissioners, or its designee, from a county with a population of 100,000 or more according to the most recent decennial census appointed from a list of three or more nominees submitted by the Michigan Association of Counties.

(B) A member of a board of county commissioners, or its designee, from a county with a population of less than 100,000 according to the most recent decennial census appointed from a list of three or more nominees submitted by the Michigan Association of Counties.

(f) Nominations for appointments and notice to the governor of designation of participants are requested by June 18, 2021.

(g) Members terms must be for two years from date of appointment unless otherwise specified.

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

(i) The lieutenant governor is designated as chairperson of the Task Force.

2. Charge to the Task Force

(a) The Task Force must act in an advisory capacity with the goal of developing ambitious, innovative, and thorough analysis of Michigan痴 juvenile justice system, complete with recommendations for changes in state law, policy, and appropriations to improve youth outcomes.

(b) The Task Force must conduct a comprehensive and data-driven needs assessment of Michigan痴 juvenile justice system, to include, at a minimum:

(1) Key drivers of detention and residential placement.

(2) Available alternatives to detention and residential placement.

(3) Outcomes associated with educational and skills training opportunities for youth impacted by the juvenile justice system.

(4) Opportunities to increase safety and wellbeing of youth impacted by the juvenile justice system.

(5) Racial and ethnic disparities among youth impacted by the juvenile justice system.

(6) The efficiency and effectiveness of state and county oversight systems.

(7) Opportunities for better alignment with research and constitutional mandates.

(c) The Task Force痴 recommendations must be guided by the following objectives:

(1) To safely reduce placement in detention and residential placement and associated costs.

(2) To increase the safety and wellbeing of youth impacted by the juvenile justice system.

(3) To reduce racial and ethnic disparities among youth impacted by the juvenile justice system.

(4) To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the state痴 and counties juvenile justice systems.

(5) To increase accountability and transparency within the juvenile justice system.

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

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

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

(f) The Task Force must issue a final report detailing its findings and policy recommendations by July 22, 2022.

3. Operations of the Task Force

(a) By mutual agreement and contract, the Council of State Governments, Ltd. will provide technical assistance to the Task Force. As needed, the Department must also assist the Task Force in the performance of its duties and provide personnel to staff the Task Force. By mutual agreement, the State Court Administrative Office may provide personnel to assist the Task Force in the performance of its duties. The budgeting, procurement, and related management functions of the Task Force will be performed under the direction and supervision of the Department.

(b) The Task Force must adopt procedures, consistent with this order and applicable law, governing its organization and operations.

(c) The Task Force must meet at the call of its chairperson and as otherwise provided in the procedures adopted by the Task Force.

(d) The Council must comply with the Freedom of Information Act, 1976 PA 442, as amended, MCL 15.231 to 15.246.

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

(f) The Task Force may establish advisory workgroups composed of individuals or entities participating in Task Force activities, including other members of the public as deemed necessary by the Task Force, to assist it in performing its duties and responsibilities. The Task Force may adopt, reject, or modify any recommendations proposed by an advisory workgroup.

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

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

(i) Members of the Task Force must not receive additional compensation for participation on the Task Force. Members of the Task Force may receive reimbursement for necessary travel and expenses consistent with applicable law, rules, and procedures, subject to available funding.

(j) The Task Force is dissolved on June 1, 2023, or such other time as the Governor directs.

4. Implementation

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

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

(c) Nothing in this order should be construed to change the organization of the executive branch of state government or the assignment of functions among its units, in a manner requiring the force of law.

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

(e) This order is effective upon filing.

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

 

Date: June 9, 2021

Time: 12:25 p.m.

Gretchen Whitmer

[SEAL] Governor

 

By the Governor:

Jocelyn Benson

Secretary of State

The executive order was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Messages from the House

 

 

Senate Bill No. 77, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the department of agriculture and rural development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

The House of Representatives has appointed Representatives Allor, Beson and Hood as conferees to join with Senators Victory, Stamas and McCann.

The bill was referred to the Conference Committee.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 79, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the department of health and human services for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

The House of Representatives has appointed Representatives Whiteford, Green and Hammoud as conferees to join with Senators Outman, Stamas and Santana.

The bill was referred to the Conference Committee.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 80, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the department of corrections for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

The House of Representatives has appointed Representatives Slagh, Lightner and Tyrone Carter as conferees to join with Senators Bizon, Stamas and Hollier.

The bill was referred to the Conference Committee.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 81, entitled

A bill to make, supplement, adjust, and consolidate appropriations for various state departments and agencies, the judicial branch, and the legislative branch for the fiscal years ending September 30, 2022; to provide for certain conditions on appropriations; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

The House of Representatives has appointed Representatives Lightner, Yaroch and Cynthia Johnson as conferees to join with Senators Bizon, Stamas and Hollier.

The bill was referred to the Conference Committee.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 82, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the legislature, the executive, the department of the attorney general, the department of state, the department of treasury, the department of technology, management, and budget, the department of civil rights, and certain other state purposes for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022; to place conditions on the appropriations; to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations; to provide for the disposition of fees and other income received by the state agencies; and to declare the effect of this act.

The House of Representatives has appointed Representatives VanWoerkom, Bollin and Sabo as conferees to join with Senators Victory, Stamas and Irwin.

The bill was referred to the Conference Committee.

Senate Bill No. 83, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled 典he state school aid act of 1979, by amending sections 4, 6, 6a, 11, 11a, 11j, 11k, 11m, 11s, 15, 18, 19, 20, 20d, 20f, 21f, 21h, 22a, 22b, 22d, 22m, 22p, 24, 24a, 25f, 25g, 25i, 26a, 26b, 26c, 28, 29a, 31a, 31d, 31f, 31j, 31m, 31n, 32d, 32p, 35a, 35b, 35d, 35e, 35f, 39, 39a, 41, 51a, 51c, 51d, 51f, 53a, 54, 54b, 54d, 55, 56, 61a, 61b, 61d, 62, 65, 67, 67a, 74, 81, 94, 94a, 95b, 98, 98d, 99h, 99i, 99s, 99t, 99u, 99w, 99x, 99z, 101, 104, 104a, 104f, 104g, 105, 105c, 107, 147, 147a, 147b, 147c, 147e, 152a, and 152b (MCL 388.1604, 388.1606, 388.1606a, 388.1611, 388.1611a, 388.1611j, 388.1611k, 388.1611m, 388.1611s, 388.1615, 388.1618, 388.1619, 388.1620, 388.1620d, 388.1620f, 388.1621f, 388.1621h, 388.1622a, 388.1622b, 388.1622d, 388.1622m, 388.1622p, 388.1624, 388.1624a, 388.1625f, 388.1625g, 388.1625i, 388.1626a, 388.1626b, 388.1626c, 388.1628, 388.1629a, 388.1631a, 388.1631d, 388.1631f, 388.1631j, 388.1631m, 388.1631n, 388.1632d, 388.1632p, 388.1635a, 388.1635b, 388.1635d, 388.1635e, 388.1635f, 388.1639, 388.1639a, 388.1641, 388.1651a, 388.1651c, 388.1651d, 388.1651f, 388.1653a, 388.1654, 388.1654b, 388.1654d, 388.1655, 388.1656, 388.1661a, 388.1661b, 388.1661d, 388.1662, 388.1665, 388.1667, 388.1667a, 388.1674, 388.1681, 388.1694, 388.1694a, 388.1695b, 388.1698, 388.1698d, 388.1699h, 388.1699i, 388.1699s, 388.1699t, 388.1699u, 388.1699w, 388.1699x, 388.1699z, 388.1701, 388.1704, 388.1704a, 388.1704f, 388.1704g, 388.1705, 388.1705c, 388.1707, 388.1747, 388.1747a, 388.1747b, 388.1747c, 388.1747e, 388.1752a, and 388.1752b), section 4 as amended by 2019 PA 58, sections 6, 11a, 11j, 11k, 11m, 11s, 15, 18, 20, 20d, 20f, 21h, 22a, 22b, 22d, 22m, 22p, 24, 24a, 25f, 25g, 26a, 26b, 26c, 28, 31a, 31d, 31f, 31j, 32d, 32p, 35a, 35b, 39, 39a, 41, 51a, 51c, 51d, 51f, 53a, 54, 54b, 54d, 55, 56, 61a, 61b, 61d, 62, 65, 67, 74, 81, 94, 94a, 95b, 98, 99h, 99s, 99t, 99u, 99w, 99x, 101, 104, 105, 105c, 107, 147, 147a, 147c, 147e, and 152a as amended by 2020 PA 165, section 6a as amended by 2020 PA 149, sections 11, 21f, and 31n as amended by 2021 PA 3, sections 19, 147b, and 152b as amended by 2018 PA 265, sections 25i, 29a, 35d, 35e, 35f, 67a, 98d, 99i, 99z, 104f, and 104g as added by 2020 PA 165, section 31m as added by 2018 PA 265, section 104a as added by 2021 PA 3, and by adding sections 20m, 25k, 26d, 31p, 51g, 51h, 61g, 78, 94c, 97, 98b, 98e, and 167c; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

The House of Representatives has appointed Representatives Paquette, Glenn and Weiss as conferees to join with Senators Schmidt, Stamas and Bayer.

The bill was referred to the Conference Committee.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 84, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the department of education for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

The House of Representatives has appointed Representatives Paquette, Glenn and Weiss as conferees to join with Senators Schmidt, Stamas and Bayer.

The bill was referred to the Conference Committee.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 86, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the department of licensing and regulatory affairs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022; to provide for certain conditions on appropriations; to establish certain fees in connection with certain appropriations; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

The House of Representatives has appointed Representatives Yaroch, Maddock and Peterson as conferees to join with Senators Nesbitt, Stamas and Santana.

The bill was referred to the Conference Committee.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 87, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the department of insurance and financial services for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

The House of Representatives has appointed Representatives Yaroch, Maddock and Peterson as conferees to join with Senators Nesbitt, Stamas and Santana.

The bill was referred to the Conference Committee.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 88, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the department of military and veterans affairs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022; to make appropriations for capital outlay projects; to provide for conditions on the appropriations; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

The House of Representatives has appointed Representatives Brann, Fink and Tyrone Carter as conferees to join with Senators Stamas, Runestad and Hollier.

The bill was referred to the Conference Committee.

Senate Bill No. 89, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the department of state police for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

The House of Representatives has appointed Representatives Brann, Fink and Tyrone Carter as conferees to join with Senators Stamas, Runestad and Hollier.

The bill was referred to the Conference Committee.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 90, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the department of natural resources for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

The House of Representatives has appointed Representatives Allor, Beson and Hood as conferees to join with Senators Bumstead, Stamas and McCann.

The bill was referred to the Conference Committee.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 91, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the department of environment, Great Lakes, and energy for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

The House of Representatives has appointed Representatives Glenn, VanSingel and Thanedar as conferees to join with Senators Bumstead, Stamas and McCann.

The bill was referred to the Conference Committee.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 92, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the state transportation department for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

The House of Representatives has appointed Representatives VanSingel, Borton and Steckloff as conferees to join with Senators Schmidt, Stamas and Hollier.

The bill was referred to the Conference Committee.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 93, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled 典he state school aid act of 1979, by amending sections 236, 236c, 238, 241, 245, 245a, 252, 256, 259, 260, 263, 264, 265, 265b, 267, 268, 269, 270c, 274d, 275f, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 281a, 282, 285, 286, and 291 (MCL 388.1836, 388.1836c, 388.1838, 388.1841, 388.1845, 388.1845a, 388.1852, 388.1856, 388.1859, 388.1860, 388.1863, 388.1864, 388.1865, 388.1865b, 388.1867, 388.1868, 388.1869, 388.1870c, 388.1874d, 388.1875f, 388.1876, 388.1877, 388.1878, 388.1879, 388.1880, 388.1881, 388.1881a, 388.1882, 388.1885, 388.1886, and 388.1891), sections 236, 236c, 238, 241, 245, 245a, 256, 263, 264, 265, 265b, 267, 268, 269, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, and 282 as amended by 2020 PA 165, section 252 as amended by 2019 PA 162, sections 259, 260, 270c, 275f, and 281a as added by 2020 PA 165, section 274d as amended by 2018 PA 265, sections 285 and 291 as amended by 2012 PA 201, section 286 as amended by 2015 PA 85, and by adding sections 236i, 275j, and 286b; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

The House of Representatives has appointed Representatives Huizenga, Steven Johnson and Brabec as conferees to join with Senators LaSata, Stamas and Irwin.

The bill was referred to the Conference Committee.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 94, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled 典he state school aid act of 1979, by amending sections 201, 206, 207a, 207b, 207c, 209a, 210b, 220, 222, 223, 226d, 229, 229a, and 230 (MCL 388.1801, 388.1806, 388.1807a, 388.1807b, 388.1807c, 388.1809a, 388.1810b, 388.1820, 388.1822, 388.1823, 388.1826d, 388.1829, 388.1829a, and 388.1830), sections 201, 206, 207a, 207b, 207c, 209a, 222, 223, 229, 229a, and 230 as amended by 2020 PA 165, section 210b as amended by 2019 PA 52, section 220 as amended by 2016 PA 249, section 226d as added by 2020 PA 165, and by adding sections 201e, 210g, and 226f; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

The House of Representatives has appointed Representatives Huizenga, Steven Johnson and Brabec as conferees to join with Senators LaSata, Stamas and Irwin.

The bill was referred to the Conference Committee.

Senate Bill No. 437, entitled

A bill to amend 2007 PA 36, entitled 溺ichigan business tax act, by amending section 437 (MCL 208.1437), as amended by 2017 PA 217.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill, ordered that it be given immediate effect and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

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 full title.

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

 

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

General Orders

 

 

Senator Lauwers 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 Gilchrist, designated Senator VanderWall as Chairperson.

After some time spent therein, the Committee arose; and the President, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist, having resumed the Chair, the Committee reported back to the Senate, favorably and without amendment, the following bills:

Senate Bill No. 508, entitled

A bill to amend 2008 PA 23, entitled 摘nhanced driver license and enhanced official state personal identification card act, by amending sections 4 and 6 (MCL 28.304 and 28.306), section 4 as amended by 2020 PA 305 and section 6 as amended by 2020 PA 374.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 509, entitled

A bill to amend 1972 PA 222, entitled 鄭n act to provide for an official personal identification card; to provide for its form, issuance and use; to regulate the use and disclosure of information obtained from the card; to prescribe the powers and duties of the secretary of state; to prescribe fees; to prescribe certain penalties for violations; and to provide an appropriation for certain purposes, by amending section 2 (MCL 28.292), as amended by 2020 PA 306.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 438, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled 典he code of criminal procedure, by amending section 9c of chapter IV (MCL 764.9c), as amended by 2020 PA 393.

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. 507, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending sections 1a, 208b, 216, 226, 255, 301, 306, 306a, 309, 312f, 312k, 314, 801, and 801k (MCL 257.1a, 257.208b, 257.216, 257.226, 257.255, 257.301, 257.306, 257.306a, 257.309, 257.312f, 257.312k, 257.314, 257.801, and 257.801k), section 208b as amended by 2020 PA 382, sections 216, 226, 255, 301, 306, 309, 312f, 312k, 314, and 801k as amended by 2020 PA 304, section 306a as amended by 2020 PA 376, and section 801 as amended by 2020 PA 103, and by adding section 205a.

Substitute (S-1).

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

 

 

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

House Bill No. 4219, entitled

A bill to amend 1965 PA 213, entitled 鄭n act to provide for setting aside the conviction in certain criminal cases; to provide for the effect of such action; to provide for the retention of certain nonpublic records and their use; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain public agencies and officers; and to prescribe penalties, by amending section 1 (MCL 780.621) as amended by 2020 PA 191.

Substitute (S-1).

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

 

 

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

House Bill No. 4220, entitled

A bill to amend 1965 PA 213, entitled 鄭n act to provide for setting aside the conviction in certain criminal cases; to provide for the effect of such action; to provide for the retention of certain nonpublic records and their use; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain public agencies and officers; and to prescribe penalties, by amending section 1c (MCL 780.621c), as added by 2020 PA 187.

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 amendments, the following bill:

House Bill No. 4308, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending sections 625, 625a, 625g, and 625m (MCL 257.625, 257.625a, 257.625g, and 257.625m), section 625 as amended by 2020 PA 383 and sections 625a, 625g, and 625m as amended by 2017 PA 153.

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

1. Amend page 2, line 6, after 砥rine by striking out the period and inserting 登r, beginning October 1, 2021, 5 years after the state treasurer publishes a certification under subsection (28), the person has an alcohol content of 0.10 grams or more per 100 milliliters of blood, per 210 liters of breath, or per 67 milliliters of urine..

2. Amend page 2, line 24, after 砥rine by striking out the period and inserting 登r, beginning October 1, 2021, 5 years after the state treasurer publishes a certification under subsection (28), the person has an alcohol content of 0.10 grams or more per 100 milliliters of blood, per 210 liters of breath, or per 67 milliliters of urine..

3. Amend page 5, line 18, after 砥rine by striking out the period and inserting 登r, beginning October 1, 2021, 5 years after the state treasurer publishes a certification under subsection (28), the person has an alcohol content of 0.02 grams or more but less than 0.10 grams per 100 milliliters of blood, per 210 liters of breath, or per 67 milliliters of urine..

4. Amend page 16, following line 29, by inserting:

(28) Not later than 30 days after this state no longer receives annual federal highway construction funding conditioned on compliance with a national blood alcohol limit, the state treasurer shall certify that fact. The state treasurer shall publish a certification under this subsection on the department of treasury痴 website..

5. Amend page 23, line 9, after 砥rine by striking out the period and inserting 登r, beginning October 1, 2021, 5 years after the state treasurer publishes a certification under section 625(28), the person had an alcohol content of 0.10 grams or more per 100 milliliters of blood, per 210 liters of breath, or per 67 milliliters of urine..

6. Amend page 23, line 18, after 砥rine by striking out the period and inserting 登r, beginning October 1, 2021, 5 years after the state treasurer publishes a certification under section 625(28), the person had an alcohol content of 0.02 grams or more but less than 0.10 grams or more per 100 milliliters of blood, per 210 liters of breath, or per 67 milliliters of urine..

7. Amend page 26, line 29, after 砥rine by striking out the period and inserting 登r, beginning October 1, 2021, 5 years after the state treasurer publishes a certification under section 625(28), 0.10 grams or more of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, per 210 liters of breath, or per 67 milliliters of urine..

8. Amend page 27, line 6, after 砥rine by inserting 登r, beginning October 1, 2021, 5 years after the state treasurer publishes a certification under section 625(28), an alcohol content of 0.04 grams or more but less than 0.10 grams per 100 milliliters of blood, per 210 liters of breath, or per 67 milliliters of urine,.

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

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

House Bill No. 4309, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled 典he code of criminal procedure, by amending sections 33 and 48 of chapter XVII (MCL 777.33 and 777.48), as amended by 2017 PA 152.

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

1. Amend page 2, line 29, after 砥rine by striking out the period and inserting 登r, beginning October 1, 2021, 5 years after the state treasurer publishes a certification under section 625(28) of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257.625, the offender had an alcohol content of 0.10 grams or more per 100 milliliters of blood, per 210 liters of breath, or per 67 milliliters of urine..

2. Amend page 5, line 24, after 砥rine by inserting 登r, beginning October 1, 2021, 5 years after the state treasurer publishes a certification under section 625(28) of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257.625, the offender had an alcohol content of 0.10 grams or more but less than 0.15 grams per 100 milliliters of blood, per 210 liters of breath, or per 67 milliliters of urine.

3. Amend page 6, line 24, after 砥rine by striking out the period and inserting 登r, beginning October 1, 2021, 5 years after the state treasurer publishes a certification under section 625(28) of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257.625, 0.02 grams or more but less than 0.10 grams per 100 milliliters of blood, per 210 liters of breath, or per 67 milliliters of urine..

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

 

During the Committee of the Whole, Senators Johnson, Victory and Ananich entered the Senate Chamber.

 

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Resolutions

 

 

Senator Santana entered the Senate Chamber.

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that the Senate proceed to consideration of the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 59

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Senate Resolution No. 59

A resolution to urge the forgiveness of all fines and fees imposed on and the end to all prosecutions brought against businesses for violating COVID-19 orders or rules.

(This resolution was reported by the Committee on Economic and Small Business Development on Thursday, June 3. See Senate Journal No. 52, p. 911.)

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

Senator Lauwers requested the yeas and nays.

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

The resolution was adopted, a majority of the members voting therefor, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 259 Yeas19

 

 

Bizon LaSata Outman Theis

Bumstead Lauwers Runestad VanderWall

Daley MacDonald Schmidt Victory

Horn McBroom Shirkey Zorn

Johnson Nesbitt Stamas

 

 

Nays16

 

 

Alexander Bullock Hollier Moss

Ananich Chang Irwin Polehanki

Bayer Geiss McCann Santana

Brinks Hertel McMorrow Wojno

Excused1

 

 

Barrett

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

Protests

 

 

Senators McMorrow, Moss, Santana, Bayer, Polehanki, Brinks, McCann, Bullock, Geiss, Hertel, Wojno, Chang, Ananich, Hollier and Alexander, under their constitutional right of protest (Art. 4, Sec. 18), protested against the adoption of Senate Resolution No. 59.

Senator McMorrow moved that the statement she made during the discussion of the resolution be printed as her reasons for voting 渡o.

Senator McMorrow痴 statement, in which Senators Moss, Santana, Bayer, Polehanki, Brinks, McCann, Bullock, Geiss, Hertel, Wojno, Chang, Ananich, Hollier and Alexander concurred, is as follows:

As we heard testimony on this resolution and a similar bill in committee, one concern was brought up that I don稚 think was addressed. Nobody can deny that the last year and a half was challenging謡as challenging for all of our residents, was challenging for all of our businesses傭ut there were certain businesses who intentionally and knowingly flew in the face of the recommendations and the guidelines that were intended to slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19 for their own gain; that intentionally stayed open; that argued with police officers, with health departments, and put residents and their own employees at risk. And the concern with this resolution and the similar bill is that it doesn稚 account for those. This is a blanket 惣ou will be forgiven no matter what, no matter if you were a good actor and you tried your best and there was a fee that you took on unknowingly and wanted to make the correction, or if you knowingly flew in the face of public health recommendations and guidance and put people in danger. And I don稚 think we can stand here as a body and say that you should be rewarded during an unprecedented global pandemic for putting residents of Michigan in danger.

 

 

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator MacDonald痴 statement is as follows:

This past year has brought unprecedented challenges to the state of Michigan. The COVID-19 pandemic and the response has been unlike anything I have ever seen in my life. This has caused many of our own lives and livelihoods to change dramatically. Many difficult decisions were required to address both the public health and the economic crisis that we faced. This resulted in executive orders and emergency rules to be implemented. These rules put restrictions not only on our own private lives, but many that affected business operations as well. These orders ranged from capacity limits, restricted hours of operation, restrictions on certain purchases, and in some cases even the temporary closure of our businesses. These executive orders and emergency rules were accompanied by fines and penalties tied to them. If a business made a mistake when trying to interpret the tremendous number of varying rules that had been thrusted upon them. Many of these business owners are not lawyers and they were faced with a great challenge when interpreting these rules. Many made choices they thought were the best and some made mistakes along the way. We should not預nd I repeat, not傭e penalizing individuals for these mistakes during these unprecedented times in our lives. My resolution asks that these penalties, fines, and lawsuits against these business owners be waived. We must work to ensure that our public health and our businesses and their employees are fiscally healthy, too, as they try to get back on track.

 

 

Senators Schmidt, MacDonald, Runestad, Theis, Wojno, Moss, Santana, Geiss, Victory, Alexander, Bullock and VanderWall offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 64.

A resolution to designate June 2021 as Internet Safety Month.

Whereas, We recognize the importance of Internet Safety Month as it provides Michigan residents with an opportunity to learn more about the dangers of the Internet and the importance of being safe and responsible online; and

Whereas, The Michigan Child Protection Registry was created by the state Legislature in 2004 as a do‑not‑contact service for our families. This registry, administered by the Michigan Secretary of State and enforced by the Attorney General痴 Office, is a free program that allows families to protect their households from adult-oriented messages; and

Whereas, The Michigan Child Protection Registry honors Internet Safety Month by reminding parents and guardians that, upon signing up for this registry, they can stop adult-oriented advertisements including alcohol, tobacco, pornography, online gambling, and illegal drugs from reaching their family痴 email inboxes, cell phones, or instant messenger ID痴; and

Whereas, We commend state and community organizations for promoting awareness about the dangers of the Internet and for providing information and training that develops the critical thinking and decision‑making skills needed to be safe online; and

Whereas, We call on Internet safety organizations, law enforcement, educators, community leaders, parents, and volunteers to increase their efforts to ensure online safety here in Michigan and the United States; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That the members of this legislative body designate June 2021 as Internet Safety Month; and be it further

Resolved, That we urge all individuals to raise awareness and ensure their time on the Internet is safe and secure all year long.

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

Senator Lauwers moved that the rule be suspended.

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

The resolution was adopted.

Senator Bayer was named co-sponsor of the resolution.

 

 

Senators Wojno, Bullock, Alexander, Ananich and Schmidt offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 65.

A resolution to memorialize the Congress of the United States to reject attempts to weaken, cut, or privatize Social Security and to enact policies to benefit current and future generations of working Americans.

Whereas, Social Security is an essential piece of supporting American seniors. Nearly 70 million Americans receive benefits from the Social Security Administration each month, including 8.2 million people who receive disabled-worker benefits from Social Security; and

Whereas, Social Security benefits are critical in preventing an epidemic of senior poverty in the United States. Without the program, more than 40 percent of seniors would have incomes below the federal poverty line, compared to less than 10 percent with Social Security benefits. In Michigan, hundreds of thousands of seniors are lifted out of poverty each year; and

Whereas, Social Security benefits are the only guaranteed source of retirement income for most Americans. The rise in defined-contribution retirement plans has subjected other retirement earnings to the shifts of the stock market. Half of retirees rely on Social Security benefits for at least half of their income, including nearly one quarter of seniors that depend on the benefits for at least 90 percent of their income; and

Whereas, The Social Security programs contribute to intergenerational wealth, specifically for marginalized communities. Reducing or altering these benefits would widen the intergenerational wealth gap between those communities that rely on the program and those that do not; and

Whereas, Most Americans, regardless of political affiliation, strongly support preserving Social Security and expanding access to its benefits. A recent survey found that more than 90 percent of Americans support Social Security. Another poll found nearly three in four voters support expanding Social Security benefits, including majority support from Democrats, Republicans, and Independents; and

Whereas, The federal government has an obligation to uphold its promise to all American workers. American workers and employers fund Social Security through payroll taxes, with the expectation that they will be able to collect these benefits when they are no longer able to work. It is up to elected leaders to ensure that this investment will provide a safety net for them and their families when they grow older; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That we memorialize the Congress of the United States to reject attempts to reform Social Security through privatization, benefit reduction, or deviation from the core elements of the program; and be it further

Resolved, That we memorialize the Congress of the United States to enact policies securing the futures of American workers; and

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the President of the United States Senate, and the members of the Michigan congressional delegation.

Pursuant to rule 3.204, the resolution was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Senators Bayer and Chang were named co-sponsors of the resolution.

 

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Motions and Communications

 

 

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

Senate Bill No. 507

Senate Bill No. 508

Senate Bill No. 509

Senate Bill No. 438

House Bill No. 4219

House Bill No. 4220

House Bill No. 4308

House Bill No. 4309

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

 

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Third Reading of Bills

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 486, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled 哲atural resources and environmental protection act, by amending section 43540e (MCL 324.43540e), as added by 2012 PA 520.

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. 260 Yeas19

 

 

Bizon LaSata Outman Theis

Bumstead Lauwers Runestad VanderWall

Daley MacDonald Schmidt Victory

Horn McBroom Shirkey Zorn

Johnson Nesbitt Stamas

 

 

Nays16

 

 

Alexander Bullock Hollier Moss

Ananich Chang Irwin Polehanki

Bayer Geiss McCann Santana

Brinks Hertel McMorrow Wojno

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Barrett

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

Protest

 

 

Senator Polehanki, under her constitutional right of protest (Art. 4, Sec. 18), protested against the passage of Senate Bill No. 486 and moved that the statement she made during the discussion of the bill be printed as her reasons for voting 渡o.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Polehanki痴 statement is as follows:

This bill would restrict the membership of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wolf Management Advisory Council to only residents of the Upper Peninsula. So if this bill takes effect, gone is the current conservation organization representative, gone is the current hunting or fishing representative, gone is the current tribal government representative, and gone is the current animal advocacy organization representative謡ho happens to be my constituent, attorney Bee Friedlander. They壇 be all gone if this bill passes, not because they lack expertise or have underperformed in their roles, but simply because they live in the wrong part of Michigan.

Make no mistake. Those in support of this bill have one goal in mind which is to stack the Wolf Management Advisory Council with those in favor of a wolf hunt ahead of the 2022 hunting season. This is despite the members of the 2015 wolf management roundtable finding that there was, 哲o agreement on whether a regulated wolf hunting and trapping season should be provided in the absence of any need to reduce wolf-related conflicts. I知 going to repeat, 的n the absence of any need to reduce wolf-related conflicts.

Moreover, Mr. President, all Michiganders柚ichiganders, all Michiganders要ehemently rejected wolf hunting in two statewide ballot measures in 2014. This bill will effectively silence the voices of the majority of Michiganders who have made clear that they池e opposed to a wolf hunting and trapping season anywhere in the state.

Mr. President, it痴 called the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, not the Upper Peninsula Department of Natural Resources, so I urge my colleagues to vote 渡o on this exclusionary bill.

 

 

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator McBroom痴 statement is as follows:

I guess I really like the sound of an Upper Peninsula Department of Natural Resources. Maybe I should get a bill to do that耀tay tuned.

I want to just try to help members understand葉his panel is simply an advisory panel. The panel has no authority, it does not get to make decisions or policy, it simply makes recommendations to the Natural Resources Commission and the department. The Natural Resources Commission is tasked with the management of game species in this state and is a panel made up of a majority of people from below the bridge. Interestingly enough, the law does actually mandate, though, that there be somebody from the Upper Peninsula on that panel because if it were purely just done by population, there probably wouldn稚 be anybody from the Upper Peninsula. You can look at the Agriculture and Rural Development Commission, same thing; look at the Certificate of Need Commission, which demands representation from around the state, not from just one area of high population.

This panel that this bill impacts is purely advisory and believe me, we have plenty of people opposed to wolf hunting in the Upper Peninsula to populate the seats on the panel. It痴 not going to be a problem, we have people who support hunting, we have people who oppose it, we have almost 300,000 people, I guarantee you we can efficiently populate the panel. We have a very large and active section of tribal nations in the Upper Peninsula who can take a seat on this panel. I知 simply saying in this bill, Why should that panel currently have all of its membership but one from the Lower Peninsula where they don稚 have the wolves? How would Belle Isle feel if the board that oversees that was all people from the Upper Peninsula? How would the people who care about elk謡hich aren稚 in the U.P.庸eel if their management was done by all people in the Upper Peninsula? How would the Pigeon River Country Advisory Council feel if we put all people from the Upper Peninsula on their panel? This is how the people of the Upper Peninsula currently feel about the wolf advisory panel. Right now, only one person is from the U.P., as if we had a shortage of tribal representation in the U.P., as if we had a shortage of animal rights folks in the U.P., as if we had a shortage of conservationists or pro-hunting people in the U.P. We don稚 have a shortage of them. Why couldn稚 we have those selected?

To the good Senator from the 7th District痴 fear about the current membership being changed, this panel痴 job is supposed to be ending in just a few months. This bill isn稚 going to be passed for several months yet; it痴 got a long way to go, so it痴 not going to impact the currently-selected panel, and if people were really worried about that, why didn稚 somebody come to me with an amendment to say, Hey, let痴 not make it change the current panel, let痴 make it effective for future panels. Why didn稚 somebody come with an amendment that says, You know, maybe out of the five, you guys should have three or four, but we still want庸ine, but nobody痴 even come up with an amendment. Nobody痴 even come and suggested some sort of compromise. It痴 just a lot of Sturm und Drang about how this is just going to somehow disenfranchise the people or create bad wildlife policy. What kind of patronizing thoughts are you having about people from the U.P.? That we池e incapable of providing some decent advice on this issue, that our animal rights representative or tribal representative are so in the tank for one side that they値l falsely represent themselves on the panel? Come on. That痴 not how it痴 going to be.

Members, I implore you, help out my district with this so we can participate in a more robust way on this issue that only impacts the residents I represent.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 507, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending sections 1a, 216, 226, 255, 301, 306, 306a, 309, 312f, 312k, 314, and 801k (MCL 257.1a, 257.216, 257.226, 257.255, 257.301, 257.306, 257.306a, 257.309, 257.312f, 257.312k, 257.314, and 257.801k), sections 216, 226, 255, 301, 306, 309, 312f, 312k, 314, and 801k as amended by 2020 PA 304 and section 306a as amended by 2020 PA 376, and by adding section 205a.

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. 261 Yeas25

 

 

Alexander LaSata Nesbitt Stamas

Bizon Lauwers Outman Theis

Bumstead MacDonald Polehanki VanderWall

Daley McBroom Runestad Victory

Horn McCann Schmidt Wojno

Irwin McMorrow Shirkey Zorn

Johnson

 

 

Nays10

 

 

Ananich Bullock Hertel Moss

Bayer Chang Hollier Santana

Brinks Geiss

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Barrett

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Irwin痴 statement is as follows:

I rise to offer some words on this bill. I intend to vote in favor of the bill, but I知 a little confused by some of the dilatory language in this legislation. It strikes me that given the recent announcement by the Secretary of State regarding greeters who are going to be in all offices and are going to be there to assist clients who walk in, the effect of this legislation is going to be zero with respect to that element. In terms of requiring the Secretary of State to not charge late fees for people who are submitting their paperwork late because of everything we致e gone through over the course of the last year, I think that痴 great and I知 going to support the bill for that reason, but all of this business about the 25 hours of in-person, I believe, is completely dilatory and will have no effect, certainly the way it痴 written.

I would also point out that requiring these hours does fly in the face of the budget that the Senate just passed. The Senate recently passed a budget for the Secretary of State that reduces their branch operation funding by 6 percent, and in an environment where labor costs are going up, healthcare costs are going up, all costs are going up, while we reduce the Secretary of State痴 ability to serve the citizens by 6 percent and now we池e trying to, you know, provide words that urge them to provide better service. If we池e going to throw words at the Secretary of State urging better service, we should also probably provide the resources that make that possible.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 508, entitled

A bill to amend 2008 PA 23, entitled 摘nhanced driver license and enhanced official state personal identification card act, by amending sections 4 and 6 (MCL 28.304 and 28.306), section 4 as amended by 2020 PA 305 and section 6 as amended by 2020 PA 374.

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. 262 Yeas25

 

 

Alexander LaSata Nesbitt Stamas

Bizon Lauwers Outman Theis

Bumstead MacDonald Polehanki VanderWall

Daley McBroom Runestad Victory

Horn McCann Schmidt Wojno

Irwin McMorrow Shirkey Zorn

Johnson

 

 

Nays10

 

 

Ananich Bullock Hertel Moss

Bayer Chang Hollier Santana

Brinks Geiss

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Barrett

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 509, entitled

A bill to amend 1972 PA 222, entitled 鄭n act to provide for an official personal identification card; to provide for its form, issuance and use; to regulate the use and disclosure of information obtained from the card; to prescribe the powers and duties of the secretary of state; to prescribe fees; to prescribe certain penalties for violations; and to provide an appropriation for certain purposes, by amending section 2 (MCL 28.292), as amended by 2020 PA 306.

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. 263 Yeas32

 

 

Alexander Hertel McCann Schmidt

Bayer Horn McMorrow Shirkey

Bizon Irwin Moss Stamas

Brinks Johnson Nesbitt Theis

Bullock LaSata Outman VanderWall

Bumstead Lauwers Polehanki Victory

Daley MacDonald Runestad Wojno

Geiss McBroom Santana Zorn

 

 

Nays3

 

 

Ananich Chang Hollier

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Barrett

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 438, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled 典he code of criminal procedure, by amending section 9c of chapter IV (MCL 764.9c), as amended by 2020 PA 393.

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. 264 Yeas35

 

 

Alexander Geiss McBroom Schmidt

Ananich Hertel McCann Shirkey

Bayer Hollier McMorrow Stamas

Bizon Horn Moss Theis

Brinks Irwin Nesbitt VanderWall

Bullock Johnson Outman Victory

Bumstead LaSata Polehanki Wojno

Chang Lauwers Runestad Zorn

Daley MacDonald Santana

 

 

Nays0

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Barrett

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4219, entitled

A bill to amend 1965 PA 213, entitled 鄭n act to provide for setting aside the conviction in certain criminal cases; to provide for the effect of such action; to provide for the retention of certain nonpublic records and their use; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain public agencies and officers; and to prescribe penalties, by amending section 1 (MCL 780.621) as amended by 2020 PA 191.

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. 265 Yeas30

 

 

Alexander Daley McBroom Shirkey

Ananich Geiss McMorrow Stamas

Bayer Hertel Moss Theis

Bizon Hollier Nesbitt VanderWall

Brinks Horn Outman Victory

Bullock Irwin Santana Wojno

Bumstead LaSata Schmidt Zorn

Chang Lauwers

 

 

Nays4

 

 

Johnson McCann Polehanki Runestad

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Barrett

Not Voting1

 

 

MacDonald

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4220, entitled

A bill to amend 1965 PA 213, entitled 鄭n act to provide for setting aside the conviction in certain criminal cases; to provide for the effect of such action; to provide for the retention of certain nonpublic records and their use; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain public agencies and officers; and to prescribe penalties, by amending section 1c (MCL 780.621c), as added by 2020 PA 187.

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. 266 Yeas29

 

 

Alexander Daley Lauwers Schmidt

Ananich Geiss McBroom Shirkey

Bayer Hertel McMorrow Stamas

Bizon Hollier Moss VanderWall

Brinks Horn Nesbitt Victory

Bullock Irwin Outman Wojno

Bumstead LaSata Santana Zorn

Chang

 

 

Nays5

 

 

Johnson Polehanki Runestad Theis

McCann

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Barrett

 

 

Not Voting1

 

 

MacDonald

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

Senator Lauwers moved to reconsider the vote by which the following bill was passed:

House Bill No. 4219, entitled

A bill to amend 1965 PA 213, entitled 鄭n act to provide for setting aside the conviction in certain criminal cases; to provide for the effect of such action; to provide for the retention of certain nonpublic records and their use; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain public agencies and officers; and to prescribe penalties, by amending section 1 (MCL 780.621) as amended by 2020 PA 191.

The motion prevailed, 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. 267 Yeas29

 

 

Alexander Daley Lauwers Schmidt

Ananich Geiss McBroom Shirkey

Bayer Hertel McMorrow Stamas

Bizon Hollier Moss VanderWall

Brinks Horn Nesbitt Victory

Bullock Irwin Outman Wojno

Bumstead LaSata Santana Zorn

Chang

 

 

Nays5

 

 

Johnson Polehanki Runestad Theis

McCann

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Barrett

 

 

Not Voting1

 

 

MacDonald

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4308, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending sections 625, 625a, 625g, and 625m (MCL 257.625, 257.625a, 257.625g, and 257.625m), section 625 as amended by 2020 PA 383 and sections 625a, 625g, and 625m as amended by 2017 PA 153.

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. 268 Yeas34

 

 

Alexander Geiss McCann Schmidt

Ananich Hertel McMorrow Shirkey

Bayer Hollier Moss Stamas

Bizon Horn Nesbitt Theis

Brinks Irwin Outman VanderWall

Bullock Johnson Polehanki Victory

Bumstead LaSata Runestad Wojno

Chang Lauwers Santana Zorn

Daley McBroom

 

 

Nays0

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Barrett

 

 

Not Voting1

 

 

MacDonald

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

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

鄭n act to provide for the registration, titling, sale, transfer, and regulation of certain vehicles operated upon the public highways of this state or any other place open to the general public or generally accessible to motor vehicles and distressed vehicles; to provide for the licensing of dealers; to provide for the examination, licensing, and control of operators and chauffeurs; to provide for the giving of proof of financial responsibility and security by owners and operators of vehicles; to provide for the imposition, levy, and collection of specific taxes on vehicles, and the levy and collection of sales and use taxes, license fees, and permit fees; to provide for the regulation and use of streets and highways; to create certain funds; to provide penalties and sanctions for a violation of this act; to provide for civil liability of manufacturers, the manufacturers of certain devices, the manufacturers of automated technology, upfitters, owners, and operators of vehicles and service of process on residents and nonresidents; to regulate the introduction and use of certain evidence; to regulate and certify the manufacturers of certain devices; to provide for approval and certification of installers and servicers of certain devices; to provide for the levy of certain assessments; to provide for the enforcement of this act; to provide for the creation of and to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies; to impose liability upon the state or local agencies; to provide appropriations for certain purposes; to repeal all other acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act or contrary to this act; and to repeal certain parts of this act on a specific date,

The Senate agreed to the full title.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4309, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled 典he code of criminal procedure, by amending sections 33 and 48 of chapter XVII (MCL 777.33 and 777.48), as amended by 2017 PA 152.

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. 269 Yeas34

 

 

Alexander Geiss McCann Schmidt

Ananich Hertel McMorrow Shirkey

Bayer Hollier Moss Stamas

Bizon Horn Nesbitt Theis

Brinks Irwin Outman VanderWall

Bullock Johnson Polehanki Victory

Bumstead LaSata Runestad Wojno

Chang Lauwers Santana Zorn

Daley McBroom

 

 

Nays0

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Barrett

 

 

Not Voting1

 

 

MacDonald

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

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

鄭n act to revise, consolidate, and codify the laws relating to criminal procedure and to define the jurisdiction, powers, and duties of courts, judges, and other officers of the court under the provisions of this act; to provide laws relative to the rights of persons accused of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to provide for the arrest of persons charged with or suspected of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to provide for bail of persons arrested for or accused of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to provide for the examination of persons accused of criminal offenses; to regulate the procedure relative to grand juries, indictments, informations, and proceedings before trial; to provide for trials of persons complained of or indicted for criminal offenses and ordinance violations and to provide for the procedure in those trials; to provide for judgments and sentences of persons convicted of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to establish a sentencing commission and to prescribe its powers and duties; to provide for procedure relating to new trials and appeals in criminal and ordinance violation cases; to provide a uniform system of probation throughout this state and the appointment of probation officers; to prescribe the powers, duties, and compensation of probation officers; to provide penalties for the violation of the duties of probation officers; to provide for procedure governing proceedings to prevent crime and proceedings for the discovery of crime; to provide for fees of officers, witnesses, and others in criminal and ordinance violation cases; to set forth miscellaneous provisions as to criminal procedure in certain cases; to provide penalties for the violation of certain provisions of this act; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening any of the provisions of this act,

The Senate agreed to the full title.

 

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Introduction and Referral of Bills

 

 

Senators Zorn, Hollier, Polehanki, Outman, Bizon, Horn and MacDonald introduced

Senate Bill No. 530, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, (MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1138a.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Families, Seniors, and Veterans.

Senators McBroom, Bumstead and Horn introduced

Senate Bill No. 531, entitled

A bill to amend 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1, entitled 溺ichigan employment security act, (MCL 421.1 to 421.75) by adding section 69.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Economic and Small Business Development.

 

 

Senators Horn and Bumstead introduced

Senate Bill No. 532, entitled

A bill to amend 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1, entitled 溺ichigan employment security act, (MCL 421.1 to 421.75) by adding sections 54i and 54j.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Economic and Small Business Development.

 

 

Senators MacDonald, Bumstead and Horn introduced

Senate Bill No. 533, entitled

A bill to amend 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1, entitled 溺ichigan employment security act, (MCL 421.1 to 421.75) by adding section 68.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Economic and Small Business Development.

 

 

Senators Horn and Bumstead introduced

Senate Bill No. 534, entitled

A bill to amend 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1, entitled 溺ichigan employment security act, by amending section 26 (MCL 421.26), as amended by 2013 PA 145.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Economic and Small Business Development.

 

 

Senators Bumstead and Horn introduced

Senate Bill No. 535, entitled

A bill to amend 1969 PA 306, entitled 鄭dministrative procedures act of 1969, by amending section 48 (MCL 24.248), as amended by 2018 PA 267.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Economic and Small Business Development.

 

 

Senators Schmidt, Bumstead and Horn introduced

Senate Bill No. 536, entitled

A bill to amend 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1, entitled 溺ichigan employment security act, by amending section 28 (MCL 421.28), as amended by 2020 PA 229.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Economic and Small Business Development.

 

 

Senator Stamas introduced

Senate Bill No. 537, entitled

A bill to amend 1984 PA 431, entitled 典he management and budget act, by amending section 365 (MCL 18.1365), as amended by 2020 PA 122.

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

 

 

House Joint Resolution D, entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the state constitution of 1963, by amending sections 16 and 27 of article IV, to allow for the suspension of salaries and expense allowances for legislators, and to modify certain effective date and immediate effect provisions.

The House of Representatives has adopted the joint resolution by a 2/3 vote.

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

House Bill No. 4680, entitled

A bill to amend 1968 PA 318, entitled 鄭n act to implement the provisions of section 10 of article 4 of the constitution relating to substantial conflicts of interest on the part of members of the legislature and state officers in respect to contracts with the state and the political subdivisions thereof; to provide for penalties for the violation thereof; to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict with this act; and to validate certain contracts, by amending section 7 (MCL 15.307).

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. 4681, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 267, entitled 徹pen meetings act, by amending section 2 (MCL 15.262), as amended by 2001 PA 38.

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. 4682, entitled

A bill to amend 1968 PA 318, entitled 鄭n act to implement the provisions of section 10 of article 4 of the constitution relating to substantial conflicts of interest on the part of members of the legislature and state officers in respect to contracts with the state and the political subdivisions thereof; to provide for penalties for the violation thereof; to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict with this act; and to validate certain contracts, by amending the title and section 1 (MCL 15.301).

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. 4683, entitled

A bill to amend 1968 PA 318, entitled 鄭n act to implement the provisions of section 10 of article 4 of the constitution relating to substantial conflicts of interest on the part of members of the legislature and state officers in respect to contracts with the state and the political subdivisions thereof; to provide for penalties for the violation thereof; to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict with this act; and to validate certain contracts, by amending section 9 (MCL 15.309).

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. 4684, entitled

A bill to amend 1968 PA 318, entitled 鄭n act to implement the provisions of section 10 of article 4 of the constitution relating to substantial conflicts of interest on the part of members of the legislature and state officers in respect to contracts with the state and the political subdivisions thereof; to provide for penalties for the violation thereof; to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict with this act; and to validate certain contracts, (MCL 15.301 to 15.310) by adding section 7a.

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. 4685, entitled

A bill to require certain state officers to file financial disclosure reports; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and entities; and to prescribe sanctions.

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. 4686, entitled

A bill to amend 1973 PA 196, entitled 鄭n act to prescribe standards of conduct for public officers and employees; to create a state board of ethics and prescribe its powers and duties; and to prescribe remedies and penalties, by amending sections 5 and 6 (MCL 15.345 and 15.346).

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. 4687, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 472, entitled 鄭n act to regulate political activity; to regulate lobbyists, lobbyist agents, and lobbying activities; to require registration of lobbyists and lobbyist agents; to require the filing of reports; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department of state; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts, by amending section 6a (MCL 4.416a), as added by 1994 PA 383.

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. 4688, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 472, entitled 鄭n act to regulate political activity; to regulate lobbyists, lobbyist agents, and lobbying activities; to require registration of lobbyists and lobbyist agents; to require the filing of reports; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department of state; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts, (MCL 4.411 to 4.431) by adding section 6b.

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. 4689, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 472, entitled 鄭n act to regulate political activity; to regulate lobbyists, lobbyist agents, and lobbying activities; to require registration of lobbyists and lobbyist agents; to require the filing of reports; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department of state; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts, (MCL 4.411 to 4.431) by adding section 6c.

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. 4690, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 472, entitled 鄭n act to regulate political activity; to regulate lobbyists, lobbyist agents, and lobbying activities; to require registration of lobbyists and lobbyist agents; to require the filing of reports; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department of state; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts, by amending section 5 (MCL 4.415), as amended by 1986 PA 83.

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. 4691, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 472, entitled 鄭n act to regulate political activity; to regulate lobbyists, lobbyist agents, and lobbying activities; to require registration of lobbyists and lobbyist agents; to require the filing of reports; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department of state; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts, (MCL 4.411 to 4.431) by adding section 7a.

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. 4692, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 472, entitled 鄭n act to regulate political activity; to regulate lobbyists, lobbyist agents, and lobbying activities; to require registration of lobbyists and lobbyist agents; to require the filing of reports; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department of state; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts, by amending section 11 (MCL 4.421).

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. 4733, entitled

A bill to amend 1943 PA 240, entitled 鉄tate employees retirement act, by amending section 58 (MCL 38.58), as added by 1996 PA 487.

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 Appropriations.

House Bill No. 4734, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 300, entitled 典he public school employees retirement act of 1979, by amending section 127 (MCL 38.1427), as amended by 2017 PA 92.

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 Appropriations.

 

 

House Bill No. 4945, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, by amending sections 1311b and 1311d (MCL 380.1311b and 380.1311d), section 1311b as amended by 2012 PA 620 and section 1311d as added by 1999 PA 23.

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 and Career Readiness.

 

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Third Reading of Bills

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that the following bill be given immediate effect:

House Bill No. 4219

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

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that the following bill be given immediate effect:

House Bill No. 4220

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

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that the following bill be given immediate effect:

House Bill No. 4308

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

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that the following bill be given immediate effect:

House Bill No. 4309

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

 

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Statements

 

 

Senators Santana, Geiss, Hollier and Runestad asked and were granted unanimous consent to make statements and moved that the statements be printed in the Journal.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Santana痴 statement is as follows:

The 19th Amendment guarantees American women the right to vote. Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle. Victory took decades and agitation and protests. Beginning in the mid‑19th century, several generations of women suffragists supported lectures, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans consider a radical change of the Constitution. Few early supporters lived to see that final victory. In Michigan, women petitioned the Legislature for the ballot as early as 1855. Suffragists continually fought for expanded voting rights but saw repeated state constitutional amendments and ballot initiatives defeated over the next decades. Groups like the Michigan State Suffrage Association in Battle Creek and the Michigan Equal Suffrage Association in Flint held rallies and gave lectures about the importance of women suffragist Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, who grew up in Michigan and was the first woman ordained to be a Methodist minister, became the president of the National American Women Suffrage Association in 1904. Many Michigan women expanded their efforts to include the national as well as the statewide suffragist effort after years of activism and women of Michigan won in 1918 through the state constitutional amendment. Michigan women fought for the right to vote for decades before the passage of the 19th Amendment. Michigan became the first state to ratify the Amendment on June 10, 1919 and it passed unanimously through the House and the Senate.

Colleagues, I just want to say that Michigan has always been a state that has really been the leader for change across this nation. We池e very innovative in our leadership and we need to continue to make these strides for women in the state of Michigan when it comes to paid sick leave; when it comes to the wages that women are paid for work; when it comes to making sure that childcare is affordable so that women can continue to propel themselves in their careers. We need to continue to work towards those efforts and I hope that the fact that Michigan became the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment, that we will continue in that vein as we continue to work in this legislative body and we continue to make sure that women are at the forefront at every decision that we make in this body.

 

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

 

Senator Geiss statement is as follows:

I rise today to speak on a matter of deep importance to me, both as a legislator and as a mother. Let me interject though to echo our colleague from the 3rd District reminding us of today痴 101st anniversary of Michigan痴 ratification of the 19th Amendment. Along with our sister Great Lakes states Illinois and Wisconsin, we were among the first in the nation to do so. Why is this relevant? Because were it not for the 19th, we would not have women in office to tackle these issues that we know deeply and personally.

Our communities have been intricately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Michiganders have lost loved ones as well as their jobs, their homes, and their sense of security in a world that feels constantly in turmoil. In all this loss, many parents have also had the added worry of how to pay for the skyrocketing costs of childcare. It痴 actually a real concern even without the pandemic, but the pandemic has put a glaring, raking light on it and exacerbated it. According to a report from February of this year, childcare costs in the state of Michigan increased by 61 percent because of COVID, leaving us ranked 12th out of all 50 states with the highest increase in annual cost per child用er child. These increases in childcare costs also occurred when the unemployment rate in our state increased by 4.1 percent for men and 4.7 percent for women, leaving many Michigan families at a distressing crossroads during a once-in-a-generation public health crisis. Adding further insult to injury, Black and brown women熔ften the primary caregivers揺ave seen sluggish increases in employment across the country.

Even after the federal government authorized billions of dollars for Michigan to use in re-engaging our communities and the economy, and after the Governor proposed sweeping investments in early childcare education and ending the childcare gap, this body continues to perpetuate a system of economic oppression that will hurt communities of color and our children the most. This may sound like a radical statement to some, but I believe the mark of any good society and any decent public servant is knowing when to put politics aside and put the health, safety, and security of our children first. For decades, occupational segregation has created circumstances that have left parents of color without the luxury of even making enough money to cover the costs of childcare. Add the disproportionate loss communities of color have experienced this past year because of inadequate healthcare access and it痴 no wonder the issue of childcare access and affordability keep many Black and brown families up at night.

I say all this for one simple reason謡e have the opportunity to make bold, true, generational investments in childcare services for tens of thousands of Michigan families. What Michigan families need are real solutions to these very real problems. They don稚 need us, their elected leaders, to continue playing games with the funds designed to help them and their loved ones recover.

That recovery begins with utilizing the federal funding allocated to Michigan from the American Rescue Plan to, one, provide relief to childcare givers and business owners recovering from the pandemic; two, pass the Governor痴 proposed expansion of the childcare subsidy program for qualified families making up to 200 percent of the poverty line; three, provide earned paid family leave and sick time for all Michiganders; and four, investing in early childhood educators and other childcare professionals. I ask you all, Are we going to do the job our constituents expect us to do and help make their lives better and more prosperous, or are we going to keep along the same path of inaction and inadequacy? Me personally, I choose action, and I bet that if asked the people of Michigan, they would choose action too. Let痴 get to work.

 

Senator Hollier痴 statement is as follows:

The pandemic was incredibly hard for many Michiganders. But in particular for the people who serve in the military and responded to the call to ensure that we could end this pandemic. So I知 glad to be standing here with Senator Bizon, Senator Outman, and Senator Stamas, all of whom have served in the military and understand just how important it is to be protected when you come home, and the sacrifices that you and your family deal with when you池e away. It痴 not an easy task, and it certainly has not been an easy task over the past year when people left thinking it was going to be a short mission, as we all hoped, and they were gone for 28 days, which became 90 days, which became 180 days, which became a year, and some of them are now just now returning home.

As a reservist I know firsthand the challenges that service members face when they go away, whether it be for a day, a week, a month, or sometimes a year. It痴 hard to come back. Your employers don稚 understand what it痴 like to deal with that. Think about it. You致e just lost an employee for the last year and it痴 frustrating. And you池e sad and you don稚 know how to deal with it. But that employee has gone to protect us. And it痴 important that we as a Legislature預s citizens様ean in to protect them, going above and beyond just the law that says that their job is protected, giving them a real chance to come back and engage and understand what their space is going to be. We also know that many employers don稚 understand the law; that they don稚 know the best way to support them. And it痴 very simple: become a veteran-friendly employer. The department has programs that will teach you how to do it, and as Senators we stand here ready knowing that we are ready, willing, and able to change the laws and to affect policy in a way that will make sure that as a state we make it clear to our service members and their families that when they go to protect us, when they go to defend us, when they go to work for us, that we will have their back when they get back, because they have always had ours.

These issues are playing out all across the state擁n your district and my district and everywhere. I have a particular example. The city manager of Harper Woods is a Navy commander謡hich is an O-5; has been in the Navy for 30 years預nd was deployed for a year. His contract was set to expire and his very first day back on the job, the council will be debating whether or not to reextend him, not giving him the 90 days, not doing those kinds of things. And we understand that municipalities and employers are dealing with incredibly difficult decisions and really no-win situations about how they would deal with folks who were coming back, but we壇 ask that every employer in this state葉hat every person様ean in towards leaning for those veterans. That they support them as they come back because they didn稚 ask to be deployed giving vaccines. They didn稚 ask to be deployed to do those kinds of things. They volunteered to protect us.

And so it痴 important that every single one of us, the four of us, who have served in military, we know what it痴 like to say Us before you. I hope that for just some time you will consider making sure that we are taken care of and that our families and the families of service members are taken care of because they are the ones who have really been sacrificing and coming back to a job that they expected with promotion points or time off is what they need. It痴 not, Hey come back to this different world. It痴 already tough enough to come back. So my colleagues and I預ll of us揺ave a task, have a job, have responsibilities to take care of these folks. And I知 really glad that this is not a partisan issue. This is not an issue of Republican or Democrat, Black or white, rural, urban, or suburban. This is an issue about taking care of people who serve. I would say this is a green issue but we have an Air Force person and they have a different colored uniform, including those in the Space Force who also wear the camouflage as well. Either way, the point is that there are a number of folks who need our help. And these are privates, right? These are people who are 18, 19, and 20 year olds who are working those minimum wage jobs; who are working in spaces where they can be replaced and have been replaced. They have to have a space to come home to. And it痴 our responsibility and our commitment that we will take care of them. And we池e talking about this so that people know across the state that the Michigan Senate is committed to taking care of our service members and that if the law doesn稚 do it well enough now擁f employers aren稚 willing to do it葉hat we will change the policy to make sure that they are taken care of because we deeply care about our service members.

 

Senator Runestad痴 statement is as follows:

 

I have been where you fear to go,

I have seen what you fear to see,

I have done what you fear to do

All these things I have done for you.

 

I am the one you lean upon,

The one you cast your scorn upon,

The one you bring your troubles to

All these people I have been for you.

 

The one you ask to stand apart,

The one you feel should have no heart,

The one you call the one in blue,

But I am a human, just like you.

 

And through the years I have come to see,

That I am not what you ask of me;

So, take this badge and take this gun,

Will you take it? Will anyone?

And when you watch a person die,

And when you hear a battered baby cry,

Then so you think that you can be,

All the things you ask of me?

 

Author unknown.

 

 

Announcements of Printing and Enrollment

 

 

The Secretary announced that the following House bills and joint resolution were received in the Senate and filed on Wednesday, June 9:

House Bill Nos. 4680 4681 4682 4683 4684 4685 4686 4687 4688 4689 4690 4691 4692 4733 4734 4945

House Joint Resolution D

 

The Secretary announced that the following bills were printed and filed on Wednesday, June 9, and are available on the Michigan Legislature website:

Senate Bill Nos. 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529

House Bill Nos. 4976 4977 4978 4979

 

 

Committee Reports

 

 

The Committee on Natural Resources reported

Senate Bill No. 251, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled 哲atural resources and environmental protection act, by amending sections 46701, 47309, 47311, and 47315 (MCL 324.46701, 324.47309, 324.47311, and 324.47315), as added by 1995 PA 57.

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.

Ed McBroom

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators McBroom, Bumstead, Outman, Schmidt and McCann

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 Natural Resources submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., Room 403, 4th Floor, Capitol Building

Present: Senators McBroom (C), Bumstead, Outman, Schmidt and McCann

 

 

The Committee on Finance reported

Senate Bill No. 467, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled 的ncome tax act of 1967, by amending section 30 (MCL 206.30), as amended by 2020 PA 65.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Jim Runestad

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Runestad, Nesbitt, Daley and VanderWall

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Finance reported

House Bill No. 4237, entitled

A bill to repeal 1899 PA 188, entitled 溺ichigan estate tax act, (MCL 205.201 to 205.256).

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Jim Runestad

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Runestad, Nesbitt, Daley, Bumstead and VanderWall

Nays: Senator Chang

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 12:00 noon, Room 403, 4th Floor, Capitol Building

Present: Senators Runestad (C), Nesbitt, Daley, Bumstead, VanderWall and Chang

Absent: Senator Alexander

 

 

The Committee on Appropriations reported

Senate Bill No. 99, entitled

A bill to amend 2008 PA 549, entitled 溺ichigan promise zone authority act, by amending section 3 (MCL 390.1663), as amended by 2020 PA 330.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Jim Stamas

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Stamas, Bumstead, Bizon, LaSata, MacDonald, Nesbitt, Outman, Runestad, Schmidt, Victory, Daley, Hertel, Bayer, Hollier, Irwin, McCann and Santana

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Appropriations submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building

Present: Senators Stamas (C), Bumstead, Bizon, LaSata, MacDonald, Nesbitt, Outman, Runestad, Schmidt, Victory, Daley, Hertel, Bayer, Hollier, Irwin, McCann and Santana

Excused: Senator Barrett

 

 

Scheduled Meetings

 

 

Local Government Thursday, June 17, 2:00 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-5312

 

 

Senator LaSata moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 11:34 a.m.

 

The President pro tempore, Senator Nesbitt, declared the Senate adjourned until Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

MARGARET O達RIEN

Secretary of the Senate