No. 30

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Journal of the Senate

98th Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

10:00 a.m.

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

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

Ananich—present Hopgood—present Pavlov—present

Bieda—present Horn—present Proos—present

Booher—present Hune—present Robertson—present

Brandenburg—present Johnson—present Rocca—present

Casperson—excused Jones—present Schmidt—present

Colbeck—present Knezek—present Schuitmaker—present

Emmons—present Knollenberg—present Shirkey—present

Green—present Kowall—present Smith—present

Gregory—present MacGregor—present Stamas—present

Hansen—present Marleau—present Warren—present

Hertel—present Meekhof—present Young—present

Hildenbrand—present Nofs—present Zorn—present

Hood—present O’Brien—present

Reverend Jennifer Holmes Curran of New Hope Community Church of Shelby offered the following invocation:

God of all creation, You have set Your image in each and every human person, and we stand here humbly before You asking for Your guidance and Your grace.

We pray, first of all, before there is any discussion or decision making, that each of the men and women here would remember the faces of those they serve: Those who are now in office buildings and those on the streets; those who enforce law and those who break it; those on both sides of the political divide; that these public servants would see their faces and look on them with love; that they would long for them to be fully alive, flourishing.

We pray that You would give them the compassion and the courage they need to serve well; that they would not be swayed by temptations toward prestige, power, or wealth, but would be returned again and again to the wisdom and simplicity of love.

May these Senators and staff see Your glory as they look into the faces of their constituents, from the greatest to the least, and may they sense Your pleasure as they work on their behalf. May they bring You glory as they seek the flourishing of Your children, Your beloved. Amen.

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

Motions and Communications

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

The motion prevailed.

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

The motion prevailed.

Senators Knollenberg and Young entered the Senate Chamber.

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

The motion prevailed.

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

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

Recess

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

The motion prevailed, the time being 10:08 a.m.

12:09 p.m.

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

During the recess, Senator Johnson entered the Senate Chamber.

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

House Bill No. 4418

House Bill No. 4577

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

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

General Orders

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

The motion prevailed, and the President, Lieutenant Governor Calley, designated Senator MacGregor as Chairperson.

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

House Bill No. 5377, entitled

A bill to make, supplement, and adjust appropriations for certain capital outlay projects for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016; to provide for expenditure of the appropriations; and to prescribe certain conditions for the appropriations.

House Bill No. 4418, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 722 (MCL 257.722), as amended by 2012 PA 522.

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. 746, entitled

A bill to amend 1973 PA 116, entitled “An act to provide for the protection of children through the licensing and regulation of child care organizations; to provide for the establishment of standards of care for child care organizations; to prescribe powers and duties of certain departments of this state and adoption facilitators; to provide penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 15 (MCL 722.125), as amended by 1993 PA 218.

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

Senate Bill No. 747, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “The Michigan penal code,” by amending section 136b (MCL 750.136b), as amended by 2012 PA 194.

Substitute (S-2).

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

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

House Bill No. 4577, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 312f (MCL 257.312f), as amended by 2015 PA 11.

Substitute (S-1).

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

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Motions and Communications

The following communications were received:

Department of State

Administrative Rules

Notices of Filing

March 16, 2016

In accordance with the provisions of Section 46(1) of Act 306, Public Acts of 1969, as amended, and Executive Order 1995-6, this is to advise you that the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and the State Office of Regulatory Reinvention filed Administrative Rule #2013-103-LR (Secretary of State Filing #16-03-08) on this date at 3:44 p.m. for the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs entitled, “Speech-Language Pathology - General Rules.”

These rules become effective immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State unless adopted under section 33, 44 or 45a(6) of 1969 PA 306. Rules adopted under these sections become effective 7 days after filing with the Secretary of State.

March 16, 2016

In accordance with the provisions of Section 46(1) of Act 306, Public Acts of 1969, as amended, and Executive Order 1995-6, this is to advise you that the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and the State Office of Regulatory Reinvention filed Administrative Rule #2014-143-LR (Secretary of State Filing #16-03-09) on this date at 3:44 p.m. for the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs entitled, “Veterinary Technician Licensure.”

These rules become effective immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State unless adopted under section 33, 44 or 45a(6) of 1969 PA 306. Rules adopted under these sections become effective 7 days after filing with the Secretary of State.

March 16, 2016

In accordance with the provisions of Section 46(1) of Act 306, Public Acts of 1969, as amended, and Executive Order 1995-6, this is to advise you that the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and the State Office of Regulatory Reinvention filed Administrative Rule #2015-006-LR (Secretary of State Filing #16-03-10) on this date at 3:44 p.m. for the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs entitled, “Pharmacy Technicians.”

These rules become effective immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State unless adopted under section 33, 44 or 45a(6) of 1969 PA 306. Rules adopted under these sections become effective 7 days after filing with the Secretary of State.

Sincerely,

Ruth Johnson

Secretary of State

Robin L. Houston, Departmental Supervisor

Office of the Great Seal

The communications were referred to the Secretary for record.

The following communications were received:

Office of Senator Steven M. Bieda

March 17, 2016

Per Senate Rule 1.110(c), I am requesting that my name be added immediately as a co‑sponsor to Senate Bill 450, which was introduced on September 9, 2015 by Senator David Knezek and is currently in the Senate Government Operations Committee.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office. Thank you.

March 17, 2016

Per Senate Rule 1.110(c), I am requesting that my name be added immediately as a co‑sponsor to Senate Bill 698, which was introduced on January 13, 2016 by Senator Patrick Colbeck and is currently in the Senate Government Operations Committee.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office. Thank you.

March 17, 2016

Per Senate Rule 1.110(c), I am requesting that my name be added immediately as a co‑sponsor to Senate Bill 449, which was introduced on September 9, 2015 by Senator Dale Zorn and is currently in the Senate Insurance Committee.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office. Thank you.

March 17, 2016

Per Senate Rule 1.110(c), I am requesting that my name be added immediately as a co‑sponsor to Senate Resolution 146, which was introduced on February 23, 2016 by Senator Phil Pavlov and is currently in the Senate Economic Development and International Investment Committee.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Steve Bieda

State Senator

9th District

The communications were referred to the Secretary for record.

The following communication was received:

Office of Senator David Knezek

March 22, 2016

Per Senate Rule 1.110(c), I am requesting that my name be added immediately as a co‑sponsor to Senate Bills 819 and 822, which were introduced by Senator Goeff Hansen on February 24, 2016. The aforementioned bills are currently awaiting action by the Senate Committee on Government Operations.

Thank you for your consideration of this request and if you have any questions, please contact me at your earliest convenience.

Sincerely,

David Knezek

The communication was referred to the Secretary for record.

The Secretary announced that the following House bills were received in the Senate and filed on Thursday, March 17:

House Bill Nos. 4895 4911 5205 5296 5385

The Secretary announced that the following bills and joint resolutions were printed and filed on Thursday, March 17, and are available at the Michigan Legislature website:

Senate Bill Nos. 855 856 857 858 859

Senate Joint Resolutions P Q

House Bill Nos. 5479 5480 5481 5482 5483 5484 5485 5486 5487 5488 5489 5490 5491 5492

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Introduction and Referral of Bills

Senator Robertson introduced

Senate Bill No. 860, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled “Income tax act of 1967,” by amending section 30 (MCL 206.30), as amended by 2015 PA 161.

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

Senator Shirkey introduced

Senate Bill No. 861, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 750 (MCL 257.750), as amended by 2010 PA 226.

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

House Bill No. 4895, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled “Michigan liquor control code of 1998,” by amending section 541 (MCL 436.1541), as amended by 2008 PA 489.

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 Regulatory Reform.

House Bill No. 4911, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 288, entitled “Probate code of 1939,” by amending sections 36 and 56 of chapter X (MCL 710.36 and 710.56), section 36 as amended by 1996 PA 409 and section 56 as amended by 2014 PA 118.

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

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

House Bill No. 5205, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled “Michigan memorial highway act,” (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2080) by adding section 6a.

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 Transportation.

House Bill No. 5296, entitled

A bill to make, supplement, and adjust appropriations for various state departments and agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

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.

Senator Kowall moved that rule 3.203 be suspended and that the bill be referred to the Committee of the Whole and placed on the order of General Orders.

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

House Bill No. 5385, entitled

A bill to amend 2014 PA 181, entitled “Michigan financial review commission act,” by amending sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 12 (MCL 141.1632, 141.1633, 141.1634, 141.1635, 141.1636, 141.1637, 141.1638, and 141.1642).

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.

Senator Kowall moved that rule 3.203 be suspended and that the bill be referred to the Committee of the Whole and placed on the order of General Orders.

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

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Motions and Communications

Senator Kowall moved that the Committee on Government Operations be discharged from further consideration of the following bills:

Senate Bill No. 710, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending the title and sections 3, 5, 6, 11, 11a, 501, 502, 507, 522, 528, 551, 552, 561, 654, 705, 921, 1147, 1225, 1229, 1231, 1351a, and 1356 (MCL 380.3, 380.5, 380.6, 380.11, 380.11a, 380.501, 380.502, 380.507, 380.522, 380.528, 380.551, 380.552, 380.561, 380.654, 380.705, 380.921, 380.1147, 380.1225, 380.1229, 380.1231, 380.1351a, and 380.1356), the title as amended by 2003 PA 179, section 3 as amended by 2007 PA 45, section 5 as amended by 2011 PA 232, section 6 as amended by 2009 PA 205, section 11 as amended by 1995 PA 289, section 11a as amended by 2010 PA 91, sections 501, 502, 507, 522, 528, 551, and 561 as amended by 2011 PA 277, section 552 as amended by 2012 PA 129, section 705 as amended by 2003 PA 299, section 1147 as amended by 2014 PA 479, section 1225 as amended by 2012 PA 1, section 1229 as amended by 2011 PA 105, section 1231 as amended by 2002 PA 735, section 1351a as amended by 2002 PA 65, and section 1356 as amended by 2002 PA 181, and by adding sections 12b and 1284c and part 5b; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

Senate Bill No. 711, entitled

A bill to amend 2014 PA 181, entitled “Michigan financial review commission act,” by amending sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 12 (MCL 141.1632, 141.1633, 141.1634, 141.1635, 141.1636, 141.1637, 141.1638, and 141.1642).

Senate Bill No. 819, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled “The state school aid act of 1979,” by amending sections 3, 6, 20, and 31a (MCL 388.1603, 388.1606, 388.1620, and 388.1631a), section 3 as amended by 2012 PA 201, section 6 as amended by 2015 PA 223, section 20 as amended by 2015 PA 85, and section 31a as amended by 2015 PA 139.

Senate Bill No. 820, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 566, entitled “An act to encourage the faithful performance of official duties by certain public officers and public employees; to prescribe standards of conduct for certain public officers and public employees; to prohibit the holding of incompatible public offices; and to provide certain judicial remedies,” by amending section 3 (MCL 15.183), as amended by 2015 PA 134.

Senate Bill No. 821, entitled

A bill to amend 1855 PA 105, entitled “An act to regulate the disposition of the surplus funds in the state treasury; to provide for the deposit of surplus funds in certain financial institutions; to lend surplus funds pursuant to loan agreements secured by certain commercial, agricultural, or industrial real and personal property; to authorize the loan of surplus funds to certain municipalities; to authorize the participation in certain loan programs; to authorize an appropriation; and to prescribe the duties of certain state agencies,” by amending section 1 (MCL 21.141), as amended by 2015 PA 116.

Senate Bill No. 822, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 243, entitled “Emergency municipal loan act,” by amending sections 2, 3, 4, and 6 (MCL 141.932, 141.933, 141.934, and 141.936), as amended by 2015 PA 115; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

The motion prevailed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, and the bills were placed on the order of General Orders.

Senator Kowall moved that the rules be suspended and that the following bills, now on the order of General Orders, be placed on the General Orders calendar for consideration today:

Senate Bill No. 710

Senate Bill No. 711

Senate Bill No. 819

Senate Bill No. 820

Senate Bill No. 821

Senate Bill No. 822

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

Recess

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

The motion prevailed, the time being 12:19 p.m.

1:05 p.m.

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

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

General Orders

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

The motion prevailed, and the Assistant President pro tempore, Senator O’Brien, designated Senator MacGregor as Chairperson.

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

Senate Bill No. 821, entitled

A bill to amend 1855 PA 105, entitled “An act to regulate the disposition of the surplus funds in the state treasury; to provide for the deposit of surplus funds in certain financial institutions; to lend surplus funds pursuant to loan agreements secured by certain commercial, agricultural, or industrial real and personal property; to authorize the loan of surplus funds to certain municipalities; to authorize the participation in certain loan programs; to authorize an appropriation; and to prescribe the duties of certain state agencies,” by amending section 1 (MCL 21.141), as amended by 2015 PA 116.

The bill was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

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

Senate Bill No. 710, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending the title and sections 3, 5, 6, 11, 11a, 501, 502, 507, 522, 528, 551, 552, 561, 654, 705, 921, 1147, 1225, 1229, 1231, 1351a, and 1356 (MCL 380.3, 380.5, 380.6, 380.11, 380.11a, 380.501, 380.502, 380.507, 380.522, 380.528, 380.551, 380.552, 380.561, 380.654, 380.705, 380.921, 380.1147, 380.1225, 380.1229, 380.1231, 380.1351a, and 380.1356), the title as amended by 2003 PA 179, section 3 as amended by 2007 PA 45, section 5 as amended by 2011 PA 232, section 6 as amended by 2009 PA 205, section 11 as amended by 1995 PA 289, section 11a as amended by 2010 PA 91, sections 501, 502, 507, 522, 528, 551, and 561 as amended by 2011 PA 277, section 552 as amended by 2012 PA 129, section 705 as amended by 2003 PA 299, section 1147 as amended by 2014 PA 479, section 1225 as amended by 2012 PA 1, section 1229 as amended by 2011 PA 105, section 1231 as amended by 2002 PA 735, section 1351a as amended by 2002 PA 65, and section 1356 as amended by 2002 PA 181, and by adding sections 12b and 1284c and part 5b; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

Substitute (S-2).

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

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

Senate Bill No. 711, entitled

A bill to amend 2014 PA 181, entitled “Michigan financial review commission act,” by amending sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 12 (MCL 141.1632, 141.1633, 141.1634, 141.1635, 141.1636, 141.1637, 141.1638, and 141.1642).

Substitute (S-4).

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

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

Senate Bill No. 819, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled “The state school aid act of 1979,” by amending sections 3, 6, 20, and 31a (MCL 388.1603, 388.1606, 388.1620, and 388.1631a), section 3 as amended by 2012 PA 201, section 6 as amended by 2015 PA 223, section 20 as amended by 2015 PA 85, and section 31a as amended by 2015 PA 139.

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

Senate Bill No. 820, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 566, entitled “An act to encourage the faithful performance of official duties by certain public officers and public employees; to prescribe standards of conduct for certain public officers and public employees; to prohibit the holding of incompatible public offices; and to provide certain judicial remedies,” by amending section 3 (MCL 15.183), as amended by 2015 PA 134.

Substitute (S-2).

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

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

Senate Bill No. 822, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 243, entitled “Emergency municipal loan act,” by amending sections 2, 3, 4, and 6 (MCL 141.932, 141.933, 141.934, and 141.936), as amended by 2015 PA 115; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

Substitute (S-2).

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

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Third Reading of Bills

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

Senate Bill No. 710

Senate Bill No. 711

Senate Bill No. 819

Senate Bill No. 820

Senate Bill No. 821

Senate Bill No. 822

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

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 710, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending the title and sections 3, 5, 6, 11, 11a, 501, 502, 507, 522, 528, 551, 552, 561, 654, 705, 921, 1147, 1225, 1229, 1231, 1351a, and 1356 (MCL 380.3, 380.5, 380.6, 380.11, 380.11a, 380.501, 380.502, 380.507, 380.522, 380.528, 380.551, 380.552, 380.561, 380.654, 380.705, 380.921, 380.1147, 380.1225, 380.1229, 380.1231, 380.1351a, and 380.1356), the title as amended by 2003 PA 179, section 3 as amended by 2007 PA 45, section 5 as amended by 2011 PA 232, section 6 as amended by 2009 PA 205, section 11 as amended by 1995 PA 289, section 11a as amended by 2010 PA 91, sections 501, 502, 507, 522, 528, 551, and 561 as amended by 2011 PA 277, section 552 as amended by 2012 PA 129, section 705 as amended by 2003 PA 299, section 1147 as amended by 2014 PA 479, section 1225 as amended by 2012 PA 1, section 1229 as amended by 2011 PA 105, section 1231 as amended by 2002 PA 735, section 1351a as amended by 2002 PA 65, and section 1356 as amended by 2002 PA 181, and by adding sections 12b and 1284c and part 5b; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

Senator Hopgood offered the following amendment:

1. Amend page 50, following line 20, by inserting:

SEC. 395A. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, AN ACHIEVEMENT AUTHORITY THAT IS IN EFFECT AS OF JULY 1, 2016 IS ABOLISHED AND DISSOLVED ON THAT DATE. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, “ACHIEVEMENT AUTHORITY” MEANS THAT TERM AS DEFINED IN SECTION 3 OF THE STATE SCHOOL AID ACT OF 1979, MCL 388.1603.”.

The amendment was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

Senator Hood requested the yeas and nays.

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

The amendment was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor, as follows:

Roll Call No. 120 Yeas—16

Ananich Hertel Knezek Shirkey

Bieda Hood O’Brien Smith

Colbeck Hopgood Rocca Warren

Gregory Johnson Schuitmaker Young

Nays—21

Booher Horn MacGregor Proos

Brandenburg Hune Marleau Robertson

Emmons Jones Meekhof Schmidt

Green Knollenberg Nofs Stamas

Hansen Kowall Pavlov Zorn

Hildenbrand

Excused—1

Casperson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: President

Senator Hopgood offered the following amendment:

1. Amend page 50, following line 2, by inserting:

(3) NOTWITHSTANDING SUBSECTION (2) OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, FOR THE FIRST 3 YEARS THAT A COMMUNITY DISTRICT OPERATES A PUBLIC SCHOOL THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY OPERATED BY AN ACHIEVEMENT AUTHORITY, THE STATE SCHOOL REFORM/REDESIGN OFFICER UNDER SECTION 1280C SHALL NOT IMPOSE OR ORDER ANY INTERVENTION MODEL FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOL UNDER SECTION 1280C OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW THAT REQUIRES CLOSURE OF THE SCHOOL, APPOINTMENT OF A CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR THE SCHOOL, OR A RESTART MODEL FOR THE SCHOOL.”.

The amendment was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

Senator Hood requested the yeas and nays.

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

The amendment was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor, as follows:

Roll Call No. 121 Yeas—12

Ananich Hertel Johnson Smith

Bieda Hood Knezek Warren

Gregory Hopgood Rocca Young

Nays—25

Booher Horn Marleau Robertson

Brandenburg Hune Meekhof Schmidt

Colbeck Jones Nofs Schuitmaker

Emmons Knollenberg O’Brien Shirkey

Green Kowall Pavlov Stamas

Hansen MacGregor Proos Zorn

Hildenbrand

Excused—1

Casperson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: President

Senator Hopgood offered the following amendment:

1. Amend page 50, line 6, after “LEASE.” by inserting “AT THE TIME A LEASE IS TERMINATED OR EXPIRES PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION, OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL OF A SCHOOL BUILDING COVERED BY THE LEASE SHALL REVERT TO THE COMMUNITY DISTRICT.”.

The amendment was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

Senator Hood requested the yeas and nays.

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

The amendment was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor, as follows:

Roll Call No. 122 Yeas—15

Ananich Hildenbrand Knezek Smith

Bieda Hood O’Brien Warren

Gregory Hopgood Rocca Young

Hertel Johnson Schuitmaker

Nays—22

Booher Horn Marleau Robertson

Brandenburg Hune Meekhof Schmidt

Colbeck Jones Nofs Shirkey

Emmons Knollenberg Pavlov Stamas

Green Kowall Proos Zorn

Hansen MacGregor

Excused—1

Casperson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: President

Senator Hopgood offered the following amendment:

1. Amend page 50, following line 2, by inserting:

(3) NOTWITHSTANDING SUBSECTION (2) OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, FOR THE FIRST 5 YEARS THAT A PUBLIC SCHOOL IS BEING OPERATED BY A COMMUNITY DISTRICT, THE STATE SCHOOL REFORM/REDESIGN OFFICER UNDER SECTION 1280C SHALL NOT IMPOSE OR ORDER ANY INTERVENTION MODEL FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOL UNDER SECTION 1280C OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE EDUCATION COMMISSION.”.

The amendment was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

Senator Hood requested the yeas and nays.

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

The amendment was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor, as follows:

Roll Call No. 123 Yeas—12

Ananich Hertel Johnson Smith

Bieda Hood Knezek Warren

Gregory Hopgood Rocca Young

Nays—25

Booher Horn Marleau Robertson

Brandenburg Hune Meekhof Schmidt

Colbeck Jones Nofs Schuitmaker

Emmons Knollenberg O’Brien Shirkey

Green Kowall Pavlov Stamas

Hansen MacGregor Proos Zorn

Hildenbrand

Excused—1

Casperson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: President

The question being on the passage of the bill,

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

Roll Call No. 124 Yeas—21

Ananich Hildenbrand Knollenberg O’Brien

Bieda Horn Kowall Smith

Green Johnson Marleau Stamas

Gregory Jones Meekhof Warren

Hansen Knezek Nofs Zorn

Hertel

Nays—16

Booher Hood Pavlov Schmidt

Brandenburg Hopgood Proos Schuitmaker

Colbeck Hune Robertson Shirkey

Emmons MacGregor Rocca Young

Excused—1

Casperson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: President

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

Senators Hopgood, Young and Knezek asked and were granted unanimous consent to make statements and moved that the statements be printed in the Journal.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Hopgood’s first statement is as follows:

Colleagues, I rise today to offer an amendment to Senate Bill No. 710. Everyone knows that the EAA has been a failed state intervention with zero positive results. We can’t in good conscience leave the children attending these schools in limbo for another year. That’s why my amendment will provide a firm end date for the EAA—this summer.

Please support my amendment.

Senator Hopgood’s second statement is as follows:

Colleagues, I rise to offer another amendment to Senate Bill No. 710. This amendment will ensure that once the EAA schools are folded back into the community district, they won’t be subject to any look-back provisions. That means that for a period of three years, former EAA schools will not be subject to any State School Reform/Redesign Office intervention models, like school closures, appointment of CEOs, or a restart model. These schools deserve an opportunity to succeed and be judged on what they’re truly capable of, not on what the state’s failed system has imposed upon them.

I ask for members’ support.

Senator Hopgood’s third statement is as follows:

Colleagues, I rise once again to offer an amendment to Senate Bill No. 710. There’s nothing in this legislation that specifies that the EAA buildings will be transferred directly back to the new district after their lease agreements end, presumably in June of 2017. My amendment specifies that all buildings will return to the district they were originally taken from.

I ask for members’ support.

Senator Hopgood’s fourth statement is as follows:

Colleagues, I rise once again to offer an amendment to Senate Bill No. 710. This amendment will ensure that any proposed State School Reform/Redesign Office intervention model is approved by the local education commission. We’ve seen what happens when Detroit schools are solely under the state’s rule. Clearly, we need to provide additional checks and balances with a measure of local control so that Detroit’s kids get the academic opportunities they deserve.

I ask for your support.

Senator Young’s statement is as follows:

I want to make it clear that this is not a bailout. This is repaying DPS money that the state put into debt in the first place, and it’s not enough money for the debt that the state put DPS in. These are the facts. I do not know where the bailout information has come from, and I don’t know how to get the bailout agency you took money from and owe money to. I would like someone to please explain that logic to me.

My concern with this legislation is the fact that there is not academic reform or support in this whatsoever. Sixty‑six percent of the children in Detroit Public Schools are not proficient in reading. Forty-seven percent of the city is functionally illiterate. We have no academic support for this. There is no Office of Literacy like in Massachusetts. We do not have expanded learning time, longer days, or longer years. This, to me, seems more about governance, contracts, and who gets the money than about doing what is best to educate our children.

People who put politics over people and cash over kids do not belong in government, let alone crafting bills that go along with that mentality. It is wrong. Our children are suffering. We are leaving a legacy of illiteracy behind for them, and they deserve better. Their parents deserve better. Our children’s children deserve better. When is enough enough? I am at my wit’s end here. Before I talked about being internally combusted, but I might actually do it on this bill. This is insane.

We have 6 percent of children proficient in math and 4 percent in science. This is a significant problem, and we have no academic infrastructure whatsoever. Florida and Massachusetts have academic infrastructure, and the states set minimal standards. The fact that this is a takeover when the state sets the minimal standards is preposterous and embarrassing.

This legislation, to me, is like the educational version that Puppy Monkey Baby is to advertising—a disaster waiting to happen. I don’t understand why we are doing this without serious academic reform. These are serious signs that call for serious leadership. I even said that I would sacrifice for the greater good. I would go out and take all the noes in the district if we have serious academic reform in this. We can’t even get that.

This is scary. The issues are clear. Children are underperforming, and we aren’t going to do anything about it? We won’t provide any sort of help, so what good is it for a man to gain the entire world if he loses his soul? What good is it to have all of this power and ability, getting elected, if we see a glaring issue of children not having the basic tools they need to succeed? Forget college-bound, we have 12th-graders who can’t read. You have adults who can’t count. There is something fundamentally wrong with this picture, and it’s clear that we don’t give a damn about children in Detroit or DPS. If we did, we would do something to address this.

So, Mr. President, I hope that we can all come together, like-minded, on one accord, and figure out after this bill passes how we can address the academic problems that our city faces. If not, five to ten years from now, we will end up in the same situation we were in before. That is sad and not right. Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world. Instead of changing the world, we decided to go along with the status quo. It is terrible.

Senator Knezek’s statement is as follows:

When we began this conversation so many months ago, I entered into it with the goal of addressing a few key provisions. I would like to talk about those today and why I plan to vote “yes” on the package before us.

I am of the belief that the state of Michigan has an obligation to pay off the debt that was accrued by the Detroit Public Schools while the state was in control of the school district. The bill package we have before us here today achieves that goal.

The second issue of concern to me was that we could not pay off that debt on the backs of other children in this state. If my colleagues would take the time to read the legislation we are voting on here today, they would find that we are not taking money from the School Aid Fund to pay for the debt of Detroit Public Schools. We are not robbing Peter to pay Paul, and we are not balancing the budget of DPS on the backs of children across the state of Michigan. That was a priority for me, and I appreciate the fact that this legislation allows us to pay those obligations without hurting other children in doing so.

Third, I am of the belief that every single teacher and every support staff person deserves the right to maintain their employment when we move into the new school district. Teachers and support staff in the Detroit Public Schools work in the most adverse conditions. They come to work every day with smiles on their faces, dedicated to the children in spite of it. They look to go above and beyond to make sure that every child has the opportunity to succeed here in Michigan. This language will ensure that every single person employed on the last day of the old code is also employed on the first day of the new code.

Fourth, I believe that the Education Achievement Authority needs a path to go away. I don’t believe that it has had the results we were promised when first enacted years ago, so I appreciate that this legislation will provide a pathway to bring about the end of the Education Achievement Authority.

I also believe that after so many years of state management, it is time for Detroiters to have control of Detroit Public Schools. It is time to move back into an empowered and locally-elected school board. This legislation allows us to have an election in August and to return control of Detroit Public Schools to that locally-elected school board.

Finally, when we talk about the challenges that are facing our public schools in the city of Detroit, it should be no surprise that the current situation, relative to the opening and closing of schools in the city, is a significant part of the problem. We have the ability for schools to open up right next door to one another, siphon off those kids, take dollars with them, and plunge the district further into debt. The language before us today will provide for a leveling of that playing field. It will allow for the district to control where, when, and why schools are opening across the city of Detroit.

We have an obligation to the students of Detroit Public Schools. This package before us today is not perfect, but it is a bipartisan package. I appreciate the fact that as Democrats and Republicans we were able to sit together around a table and craft a solution to this plan that will allow every single child within Detroit Public Schools the opportunity to receive a quality education and an opportunity to compete in a 21st century economy. But our work is not done here. We have more to do. We need to address more relative to academics, wraparound services, transportation, and after-school activities. This is just the righting of the ship. I look forward to the opportunities to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle as we move forward to bring about further resolution to this issue.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 711, entitled

A bill to amend 2014 PA 181, entitled “Michigan financial review commission act,” by amending sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 12 (MCL 141.1632, 141.1633, 141.1634, 141.1635, 141.1636, 141.1637, 141.1638, and 141.1642).

The question being on the passage of the bill,

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

Roll Call No. 125 Yeas—29

Ananich Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Bieda Horn Marleau Schuitmaker

Booher Johnson Meekhof Shirkey

Brandenburg Jones Nofs Smith

Green Knezek O’Brien Stamas

Gregory Knollenberg Proos Warren

Hansen Kowall Robertson Zorn

Hertel

Nays—8

Colbeck Hood Hune Rocca

Emmons Hopgood Pavlov Young

Excused—1

Casperson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: President

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 819, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled “The state school aid act of 1979,” by amending sections 3, 6, 18, 20, 31a, and 166e (MCL 388.1603, 388.1606, 388.1618, 388.1620, 388.1631a, and 388.1766e), section 3 as amended by 2012 PA 201, section 6 as amended by 2015 PA 223, section 18 as amended by 2015 PA 114, section 20 as amended by 2015 PA 85, section 31a as amended by 2015 PA 139, and section 166e as amended by 2008 PA 268.

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. 126 Yeas—21

Ananich Hildenbrand Knollenberg O’Brien

Bieda Horn Kowall Smith

Green Johnson Marleau Stamas

Gregory Jones Meekhof Warren

Hansen Knezek Nofs Zorn

Hertel

Nays—16

Booher Hood Pavlov Schmidt

Brandenburg Hopgood Proos Schuitmaker

Colbeck Hune Robertson Shirkey

Emmons MacGregor Rocca Young

Excused—1

Casperson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: President

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

Senator Hansen moved that he be removed as prime sponsor and that he be named co‑sponsor of the bill.

The motion prevailed.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 820, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 566, entitled “An act to encourage the faithful performance of official duties by certain public officers and public employees; to prescribe standards of conduct for certain public officers and public employees; to prohibit the holding of incompatible public offices; and to provide certain judicial remedies,” by amending section 3 (MCL 15.183), as amended by 2015 PA 134.

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. 127 Yeas—21

Ananich Hildenbrand Knollenberg O’Brien

Bieda Horn Kowall Smith

Green Johnson Marleau Stamas

Gregory Jones Meekhof Warren

Hansen Knezek Nofs Zorn

Hertel

Nays—16

Booher Hood Pavlov Schmidt

Brandenburg Hopgood Proos Schuitmaker

Colbeck Hune Robertson Shirkey

Emmons MacGregor Rocca Young

Excused—1

Casperson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: President

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 821, entitled

A bill to amend 1855 PA 105, entitled “An act to regulate the disposition of the surplus funds in the state treasury; to provide for the deposit of surplus funds in certain financial institutions; to lend surplus funds pursuant to loan agreements secured by certain commercial, agricultural, or industrial real and personal property; to authorize the loan of surplus funds to certain municipalities; to authorize the participation in certain loan programs; to authorize an appropriation; and to prescribe the duties of certain state agencies,” by amending section 1 (MCL 21.141), as amended by 2015 PA 116.

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. 128 Yeas—21

Ananich Hildenbrand Knollenberg O’Brien

Bieda Horn Kowall Smith

Green Johnson Marleau Stamas

Gregory Jones Meekhof Warren

Hansen Knezek Nofs Zorn

Hertel

Nays—16

Booher Hood Pavlov Schmidt

Brandenburg Hopgood Proos Schuitmaker

Colbeck Hune Robertson Shirkey

Emmons MacGregor Rocca Young

Excused—1

Casperson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: President

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 822, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 243, entitled “Emergency municipal loan act,” by amending sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 (MCL 141.931, 141.932, 141.933, 141.934, and 141.936), section 1 as amended by 2012 PA 284 and sections 2, 3, 4, and 6 as amended by 2015 PA 115; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

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

Roll Call No. 129 Yeas—21

Ananich Hildenbrand Knollenberg O’Brien

Bieda Horn Kowall Smith

Green Johnson Marleau Stamas

Gregory Jones Meekhof Warren

Hansen Knezek Nofs Zorn

Hertel

Nays—16

Booher Hood Pavlov Schmidt

Brandenburg Hopgood Proos Schuitmaker

Colbeck Hune Robertson Shirkey

Emmons MacGregor Rocca Young

Excused—1

Casperson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: President

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

Senator Hansen moved that he be removed as prime sponsor and that he be named co‑sponsor of the bill.

The motion prevailed.

Protest

Senator Colbeck, under his constitutional right of protest (Art. 4, Sec. 18), protested against the passage of Senate Bill Nos. 710, 711, 819, 820, 821, and 822 and moved that the statement he made during the discussion of Senate Bill No. 710 be printed as his reasons for voting “no.”

The motion prevailed.

Senator Colbeck’s statement is as follows:

I rise to give my “no” vote explanation for Senate Bill Nos. 710, 711, 819, 820, 821, and 822. This bill package is eerily similar to the legislation associated with the city of Detroit bailout. The package worked out well for the city of Detroit at the expense of other communities, such as those in my district who have had to make tough choices and difficult decisions. This bailout package for DPS features $72 million from other intricately woven funding sources that could otherwise be distributed to other school districts. That’s $72 million that will not be distributed to the districts in my community. If it is available for DPS, why isn’t it available for others? That equates to roughly $20 per pupil that could have been put towards other school districts. That’s $72 million that will not be distributed to school districts that have made tough choices and difficult decisions.

The DPS bailout is particularly troublesome. Our solution to a DPS drowning in debt is to increase their borrowing authority. Really? It appears that D.C. problem-solving approaches have come to Lansing. It amounts to our regular debt ceiling increase votes out in D.C. We do not need to increase the debt burden that DPS leaves behind. We do not need to rob Peter to pay Paul. There is a way to fix the DPS debt crisis without increasing debt or unfairly keeping available funds diverted away from other school districts. We need to find alternative funding to address the DPS debt.

The key to enabling these funding streams is the creation of student-specific educational savings accounts. There are 47,000 Detroit Public Schools students. We are proposing $72 million per year to service the DPS debt. This equates to $1,500 per student per year. We need to find third-party funding options that provide over $1,500 per student per year. Where can we look for such a solution? Look no further than Detroit. There are schools today in Detroit that promote work study programs where employers contribute to the tuition of high school students. In addition to funding students, students graduate with invaluable work experience. There are also loyalty programs that are already being monetized on an ad hoc basis that could be used to supplement foundation allowance contributions for each student.

All told, using existing programs at work in some Detroit schools today, an extra $3,000 could be made available for students. That is double the $1,500 needed for debt service. We need to stop going back to old playbooks that reward bad behavior at the expense of those making tough, responsible choices. It is for this reason that I am voting “no” on this package of bills.

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Statements

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Colbeck’s statement is as follows:

On February 23, 2016, the Michigan Department of Education, in cooperation with the State Board of Education, released a statement and recommended guidance on safe and supportive learning environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students. Following a period of public comment ending on April 11, which commenced without any known broad press release to that effect, the State Board of Education will seek to approve this statement and guidance at its May 10, 2016 meeting. Please consider this statement to be my public comment on this matter.

The guidance provided by the State Board of Education addresses the following topics related to the LGBTQ issue. It addresses how educators should address names and pronouns and how they should address student records. It deals with privacy and confidentiality regarding documents. It deals with rest rooms, locker rooms or changing facilities, physical education classes and intermural sports, interscholastic sports, dress code, and gender-based activities or practices. In other words, in addition to the core activity of teaching our kids how to read, how to be proficient in math, how to be proficient in social studies or science, our teachers and school administrators now need to monitor who is going into which bathroom.

The proponents of this guidance are claiming that it will create and sustain an educational environment for students to progress academically and developmentally. It should be noted that these are the same education leaders who adopted Common Core English language arts standards that promote books such as The Bluest Eye, Waterland, and Beloved, which amount to porn in our schools. If I were to read excerpts from these books on the Senate floor as some parents have taken to doing at their local school board meetings, I would likely have my microphone muted and rightly so.

The same State Board of Education proposed social studies standards that treat LGBTQ issues as civil rights issues on par with the cessation of slavery. Meanwhile, people of faith are encouraged to put aside their beliefs and rights of conscience to accept these guidelines in the classroom that will yield our next generation of leaders.

Abraham Lincoln once sagely pointed out that the “philosophy of education in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” In light of the guidance proposed by the State Board of Education, this observation should send chills up the spines of all who are here today.

Article 8, Section 1 of our Michigan Constitution states that religion, morality, and knowledge being essential to good governance, education shall forever be encouraged. In light of the observations above, the education that is being encouraged is not religious or moral in any way. Our schools, our teachers, and our administrators are on the front line of a culture war in our society. As the proponents push their social agenda into our classrooms, the quality of education that our students receive suffers.

Over 50 percent of our 3rd-graders can’t read. Math proficiencies for some schools hover in the teens. Now we have these new guidelines that are going to further divert our educators from their core mission, that of teaching our kids. It is time to take a stand against this social engineering. In this budget season, in light of this guidance that we are receiving from the State Board of Education, it is time to re-evaluate whether the funds that we have allocated to the State Board of Education and Michigan Department of Education are being allocated to activities that serve the best interests of our students and communities at-large. It is time to take a stand against further encroachment and erosion of the values that made us an exceptional nation. It is my hope that you will join me in this stand.

Senator Bieda’s statement is as follows:

I know there has been a lot going on with a lot of passion for very important issues facing our state today, but it is hard to ignore the world news about what happened in Brussels earlier today. There were horrific terrorist attacks that claimed many lives. In light of this, I thought it would be appropriate that on the record we pay homage to those people who died and reassert ourselves as defenders of freedom around the world.

A moment of silence was observed in memory of the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels.

Senator Hansen’s statement is as follows:

I just want to take a moment to express my gratitude to everyone who worked on the DPS legislation. This was bipartisan work. A lot of times we don’t talk about the work our staffs do and the support they give us. On this type of legislation, the work is so large that we have to take the time to say thank you to the people who have worked so hard.

The Democratic and Republican staffs and especially my chief of staff Peter Wills have put just hours and hours of work toward these bills. I want to say thank you to all who have worked with us, thank you to those who have talked to us and given us ideas, and those who have worked tirelessly to get to the end of this. Again, thank you to my friends on both sides of the aisle for their work.

Committee Reports

The Committee on Families, Seniors and Human Services reported

House Bill No. 5107, entitled

A bill to create the human trafficking notification act; to require the posting of certain notices relating to human trafficking; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local departments and agencies; and to provide a remedy.

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.

Judith K. Emmons

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Emmons, Pavlov, Jones, Casperson and Johnson

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 Families, Seniors and Human Services submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at 3:00 p.m., Room 210, Farnum Building

Present: Senators Emmons (C), Pavlov, Jones, Casperson and Johnson

The Committee on Transportation reported

Senate Bill No. 702, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 716 (MCL 257.716), as amended by 2008 PA 539.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Thomas A. Casperson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Casperson, Horn, Pavlov and Marleau

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Transportation reported

House Bill No. 4418, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 722 (MCL 257.722), as amended by 2012 PA 522.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Thomas A. Casperson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Casperson, Horn, Pavlov and Marleau

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Transportation reported

House Bill No. 4577, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 312f (MCL 257.312f), as amended by 2015 PA 11.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Thomas A. Casperson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Casperson, Horn, Pavlov, Marleau and Hopgood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Transportation reported

House Bill No. 5006, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled “Michigan memorial highway act,” (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2080) by adding section 5a.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Thomas A. Casperson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Casperson, Horn, Pavlov, Marleau and Hopgood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Transportation submitted the following:

Meeting held on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 8:30 a.m., Room 210, Farnum Building

Present: Senators Casperson (C), Horn, Pavlov, Marleau and Hopgood

The Committee on Elections and Government Reform reported

Senate Bill No. 594, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 (Ex Sess) PA 7, entitled “Urban cooperation act of 1967,” by amending the title and sections 2 and 10 (MCL 124.502 and 124.510), the title as amended by 1998 PA 169 and sections 2 and 10 as amended by 2002 PA 439.

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

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

David B. Robertson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Robertson, Colbeck, Emmons, Shirkey and Hood

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 Elections and Government Reform submitted the following:

Meeting held on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 8:30 a.m., Rooms 402 and 403, Capitol Building

Present: Senators Robertson (C), Colbeck, Emmons, Shirkey and Hood

The Committee on Economic Development and International Investment reported

Senate Resolution No. 146.

A resolution to urge Michigan communities to pursue innovative policies that promote economic development by attracting young STEAM professionals to work in financially distressed communities.

(For text of resolution, see Senate Journal No. 18, p. 233.)

With the recommendation that the resolution be adopted.

Kenneth B. Horn

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Horn, Schmidt, Brandenburg, Stamas, Emmons, Warren and Bieda

Nays: None

The resolution was placed on the order of Resolutions.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Economic Development and International Investment submitted the following:

Meeting held on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 12:30 p.m., Room 210, Farnum Building

Present: Senators Horn (C), Schmidt, Brandenburg, Stamas, Emmons, Warren and Bieda

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Subcommittee on Community Colleges submitted the following:

Meeting held on Friday, March 18, 2016, at 1:00 p.m., Kirtland Community College, Rooms 251-252, Administration Building, 10775 N. St. Helen Road, Roscommon

Present: Senators Booher (C), Schuitmaker and Knezek

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Joint Select Committee on Flint Water Public Health Emergency (SCR 24) submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at 8:00 a.m., Senate Hearing Room, Ground Floor, Boji Tower

Present: Senators Stamas (C), Hune and Ananich

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Education submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at 8:30 a.m., Room 210, Farnum Building

Present: Senators Pavlov (C), Knollenberg, Booher, Colbeck and Knezek

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Subcommittee on State Police and Military Affairs submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at 8:30 a.m., Room 405, Capitol Building

Present: Senators Nofs (C), Colbeck and Knezek

Scheduled Meetings

Appropriations -

Subcommittees -

Capital Outlay - Wednesday, March 23, 4:00 p.m. or later after committees are given leave by the House to meet, House Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-8080)

Community Colleges - Wednesday, March 23, 9:00 a.m., Room 100, Farnum Building (373-2768)

Corrections - Wednesday, March 23, 12:30 p.m., Room 405, Capitol Building (373-2768)

Environmental Quality - Wednesday, March 23, 11:30 a.m., Room 100, Farnum Building (373-2768)

General Government - Thursday, March 24, 8:30 a.m., Room 100, Farnum Building and Tuesday, April 12, 3:00 p.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-2768)

Higher Education - Thursday, March 24, 2:00 p.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-2768)

Judiciary - Wednesday, March 23, 9:15 a.m., Room 405, Capitol Building (373-2768)

K-12, School Aid, Education - Wednesday, March 23, 8:30 a.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-2768)

Licensing and Regulatory Affairs - Thursday, March 24, 2:00 p.m., Room 100, Farnum Building (373-2768) (CANCELED)

Natural Resources - Wednesday, March 23, 3:00 p.m., Room 110, Farnum Building (373-2768)

State Police and Military Affairs - Wednesday, March 23, 8:30 a.m., Room 110, Farnum Building and Tuesday, May 3, 8:30 a.m., Rooms 402 and 403, Capitol Building (373-2768)

Transportation - Thursday, March 24, 9:00 a.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-2768)

Criminal Justice Policy Commission - Wednesday, April 6, 9:00 a.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-0212)

Elections and Government Reform - Wednesday, March 23, 9:00 a.m., Senate Hearing Room, Ground Floor, Boji Tower (373-1721) (CANCELED)

Insurance - Wednesday, March 23, 2:00 p.m., Room 100, Farnum Building (373-5312)

Joint Select Committee on the Flint Water Public Health Emergency - Tuesday, March 29, 10:00 a.m., Northbank Center, University of Michigan Flint Campus, 400 North Saginaw Street, Flint (373-5307)

Regulatory Reform - Wednesday, March 23, 1:00 p.m., Senate Hearing Room, Ground Floor, Boji Tower (373-5323)

Transportation and House Transportation and Infrastructure - Thursday, March 24, 8:30 a.m., Senate Hearing Room, Ground Floor, Boji Tower (373-5312)

Senator Kowall moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 2:11 p.m.

The President, Lieutenant Governor Calley, declared the Senate adjourned until Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.

JEFFREY F. COBB

Secretary of the Senate

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