No. 40

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Journal of the Senate

98th Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

10:00 a.m.

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

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

Ananich—present Hopgood—present O’Brien—present

Bieda—present Horn—present Pavlov—present

Booher—present Hune—present Proos—present

Brandenburg—present Johnson—excused Robertson—present

Casperson—present Jones—present Rocca—present

Colbeck—present Knezek—present Schmidt—present

Emmons—present Knollenberg—present Schuitmaker—present

Green—present Kowall—present Shirkey—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

Senator Marty Knollenberg of the 13th District offered the following invocation:

Dear Lord, before we begin our work in the Senate today, let us take a moment to reflect. This has been a difficult week of loss for me, and many of you may feel the same. I’ve been reflecting on what is most important—God, family, our state, and nation. As Senators, we are blessed with an amazing opportunity to serve and to help people, but our time is limited. We are limited by our own mortality, and we have no way to know how much time we have. Let us pledge that we let our loved ones know that they are loved. Let us pledge to live each day to the fullest and to make it count. Let us pledge to reach across the aisle and work together.

Lord, our time together may be limited, but the opportunities we have for our constituents are limitless. Amen.

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

Motions and Communications

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

The motion prevailed.

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

The motion prevailed.

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

The motion prevailed.

The Secretary announced that the following House bills were received in the Senate and filed on Tuesday, April 26:

House Bill Nos. 4814 5024 5332 5333 5334 5335 5336 5337 5338 5339 5340

The Secretary announced that the following House bill was received in the Senate and filed on Wednesday, April 27:

House Bill No. 5291

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

Senate Bill Nos. 914 915 916 917 918 919 920

House Bill Nos. 5592 5593 5594 5595 5596 5597 5598 5599 5600 5601 5602

House Joint Resolutions II JJ

Messages from the Governor

The following messages from the Governor were received:

Date: April 26, 2016

Time: 9:46 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 508 (Public Act No. 89), being

An act to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “An act to revise, consolidate, codify, and add to the statutes relating to crimes; to define crimes and prescribe the penalties and remedies; to provide for restitution under certain circumstances; to provide for the competency of evidence at the trial of persons accused of crime; to provide immunity from prosecution for certain witnesses appearing at criminal trials; to provide for liability for damages; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening any of the provisions of this act,” (MCL 750.1 to 750.568) by adding section 145e.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on April 26, 2016, at 1:04 p.m.)

Date: April 26, 2016

Time: 9:49 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 509 (Public Act No. 90), being

An act to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “An act to revise, consolidate, codify, and add to the statutes relating to crimes; to define crimes and prescribe the penalties and remedies; to provide for restitution under certain circumstances; to provide for the competency of evidence at the trial of persons accused of crime; to provide immunity from prosecution for certain witnesses appearing at criminal trials; to provide for liability for damages; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening any of the provisions of this act,” (MCL 750.1 to 750.568) by adding section 145f.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on April 26, 2016, at 1:06 p.m.)

Respectfully,

Brian Calley

Acting and Lieutenant Governor

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Resolutions

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

House Concurrent Resolution No. 3

Senate Resolution No. 76

Senate Resolution No. 75

The motion prevailed.

Senators Bieda and Kowall offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 166.

A resolution to recognize May 3, 2016, as the 225th Anniversary of the ratification of the 1791 Polish Constitution.

Whereas, The Polish Constitution is widely known to be the first democratic constitution in Europe and the second in the world after the Constitution of the United States; and

Whereas, The Polish Constitution was inspired by the political thinking of the European Enlightenment and the Constitution of the United States, and it serves as a symbol of unity, tolerance, love of freedom, and democracy; and

Whereas, The Polish Constitution serves as the most important, creative, and patriotic achievement of Polish citizens on behalf of their republic and as a universal symbol of brotherhood for all people of Polish descent; and

Whereas, The Polish Constitution is the culmination of work in Polish humanities, economics, politics, and law over the course of centuries; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That the members of this legislative body recognize May 3, 2016, as the 225th Anniversary of the ratification of the 1791 Polish Constitution; and be it further

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted to the Polish Mission of the Orchard Lake Schools, the oldest Polish cultural and educational organization in the United States, established in 1885.

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

Senator Kowall moved that the rule be suspended.

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

The resolution was adopted.

Senators Brandenburg, Hansen, Hertel, Jones, Knollenberg, MacGregor, Proos, Rocca, Schmidt, Warren, Ananich and Hopgood were named co‑sponsors of the resolution.

Senator Casperson entered the Senate Chamber.

Senator Hune offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 167.

A resolution proclaiming May 2-6, 2016, as InfantSEE® Week in Michigan.

Whereas, The most critical stages of vision development occur in the first year of a child’s life; and

Whereas, Undetected eye and vision problems can lead to permanent vision impairment or loss of life; and

Whereas, 1 in 10 children is at risk from undiagnosed eye and vision problems; and

Whereas, 1 in 30 children will be affected by amblyopia – a leading cause of vision loss in people younger than 45 years old; and

Whereas, Undetected vision problems can contribute to a decrease in a child’s quality of life and may lead to developmental and behavioral difficulties which impede classroom learning, as well as increase the costs to society; and

Whereas, Early detection of vision problems is the best way to treat and prevent permanent vision impairment; and

Whereas, Member optometrists of the American Optometric Association and The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., have partnered to create InfantSEE®, a public health program to provide a one-time, no-cost eye assessment for infants six to twelve months old; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That the members of this legislative body hereby proclaim May 2-6, 2016, as InfantSEE® Week in the state of Michigan. Our aim is to promote awareness of children’s vision care; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Michigan Optometric Association with our highest esteem.

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

Senator Kowall moved that the rule be suspended.

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

The resolution was adopted.

Senators Bieda, Booher, Brandenburg, Hansen, Hertel, Jones, Knollenberg, MacGregor, Proos, Rocca, Schmidt, Warren, Ananich and Hopgood were named co‑sponsors of the resolution.

Senators Warren and Schuitmaker offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 168.

A resolution to commemorate April 2016 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Whereas, Sexual Assault Awareness Month is intended to draw attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread and impacts every community; and

Whereas, Sexual assault is broadly defined as any form of unwanted sexual contact without consent through the use of force, threat of force, intimidation, or coercion; and

Whereas, Rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment impact our communities, as seen by statistics indicating that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives; and

Whereas, Child sexual abuse prevention must be a priority to confront the reality that 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls will experience a sexual assault before age 18; and

Whereas, Michigan State Police statistics indicate that 11,873 sexual assault-related offenses were reported to law enforcement in 2013; and

Whereas, Sexual violence can deeply and enduringly impact survivors on psychological, emotional, and social levels; and

Whereas, Access to informed and supportive services can greatly increase survivors’ ability to heal from sexual assault; and

Whereas, Our state and individual communities must be committed to hold sexual assault perpetrators accountable for their heinous crimes; and

Whereas, We must work together to educate our community about sexual violence prevention, supporting survivors, and speaking out against harmful attitudes and actions; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That the members of this legislative body commemorate April 2016 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.

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

Senator Kowall moved that the rule be suspended.

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

The resolution was adopted.

Senators Bieda, Booher, Brandenburg, Colbeck, Hansen, Hertel, Hood, Jones, Knollenberg, MacGregor, Proos, Rocca, Schmidt, Ananich and Hopgood were named co‑sponsors of the resolution.

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Warren’s statement is as follows:

We rise to ask for your support of Senate Resolution Nos. 168 and 169 to designate April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Campus Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. We are rising today because sexual assault does not discriminate by party or political belief, and we are united in our stance together in a bipartisan way. Sexual assault is a crime that affects nearly everyone here in our state in some way.

Statistics indicate that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men will be sexually assaulted at some point in their lives. According to the Michigan State Police, 11,873 sexual assault-related offenses were reported to law enforcement here in our state in 2013, but we also know that sexual assault is one of the most significantly underreported crimes that we have.

One of the most important things that we can do as a Legislature is let people know that this is happening, that it’s a real problem, and that we need to encourage victims to come forward and report their crimes so that we can get them the help that they need appropriately and quickly. We are here today to ask you to support Senate Resolution No. 168 to designate April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in recognition of this problem and in the hopes that our voices here will play some part in finding a solution to this significant problem.

Senator Schuitmaker’s statement is as follows:

Sexual assault is particularly a challenge on college campuses, but colleges and universities are in a unique position to help create and foster an environment where sexual abuse is intolerable, and prevention is a priority. Michigan is blessed to have amazing universities that are preparing our students to be successful in life. Our students should be able to learn without fear of being assaulted.

That is why Senator Warren and I and our House colleagues have partnered with First Lady Sue Snyder on the Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault initiative. Last June, the task force brought together 500 university students, law enforcement stakeholders, and legislators for a discussion about the best way to inform our students, empower survivors and bystanders, and prevent sexual assault on college campuses. Since then, the Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program has awarded a total of $500,000 to 22 universities around the state supporting programs designed to end sexual assault.

We thank you for your consideration of these resolutions and this important week. We ask for your support of these resolutions.

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

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

Senators Schuitmaker and Warren offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 169.

A resolution to commemorate April 2016 as Campus Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

Whereas, Campus sexual violence is a prevalent and serious public health concern, and according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men will be sexually assaulted in college; and

Whereas, A survey by the Association of American Universities found that 26 percent of female college seniors reported experiencing unwanted sexual contact; and

Whereas, A report by the U.S. Department of Justice discovered that only 20 percent of female student survivors age 18-24 reported offenses to law enforcement; and

Whereas, The long-term effects of sexual assault can impact students in a variety of ways, including physically, mentally, and academically; and

Whereas, Colleges and universities are in a unique position to help create and foster an environment where sexual abuse is intolerable and prevention is a priority; and

Whereas, Effective strategies can help address the root causes of sexual violence, and a change in culture is crucial to ending campus sexual assault; and

Whereas, We must work with our colleges and universities to educate our entire population about what can be done to prevent sexual assault, support survivors, and ensure that survivors are not re-victimized; and

Whereas, When we actively increase education, awareness, and community involvement, we can help prevent sexual violence and create a safer environment for everyone; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That the members of this legislative body commemorate April 2016 as Campus Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in the state of Michigan; and be it further

Resolved, That we strongly support the efforts of national, state, and local partners and every citizen to actively engage in public and private efforts to prevent sexual violence on college campuses. We will also take appropriate action and support one another to create a safer environment for students, faculty, staff, and surrounding communities.

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

Senator Kowall moved that the rule be suspended.

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

The resolution was adopted.

Senators Bieda, Booher, Brandenburg, Colbeck, Hansen, Hertel, Hood, Jones, Knollenberg, MacGregor, Proos, Rocca, Schmidt, Ananich and Hopgood were named co‑sponsors of the resolution.

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 President, Lieutenant Governor Calley, designated Senator Hildenbrand as Chairperson.

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

House Bill No. 4636, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled “The insurance code of 1956,” by amending section 1202 (MCL 500.1202), as amended by 2014 PA 150.

Senate Bill No. 756, entitled

A bill to repeal 1982 PA 26, entitled “An act to provide for emergency financial assistance for certain school districts; to prescribe certain powers and duties of intermediate school boards, local school boards, the state board of education, the state treasurer, and the auditor general; to create an emergency loan revolving fund; to make an appropriation; and to prescribe penalties,” (MCL 388.811 to 388.829).

Senate Bill No. 757, entitled

A bill to repeal 1962 PA 198, entitled “An act to authorize the state board of control for vocational education to accept federal funds with which to establish a program to alleviate conditions of persistent unemployment and underemployment in certain economically distressed areas,” (MCL 395.71 to 395.73).

Senate Bill No. 758, entitled

A bill to repeal 1964 PA 28, entitled “An act to transfer the powers, duties and functions of the state board of control for vocational education to the state board of education,” (MCL 395.21).

Senate Bill No. 759, entitled

A bill to repeal 1931 PA 205, entitled “An act to require the teaching of civics and political science in high schools, county normals and colleges, to prohibit the granting of diplomas, and degrees to students not successfully completing said courses, and to provide penalties for the violation thereof,” (MCL 388.372).

Senate Bill No. 760, entitled

A bill to repeal 1966 PA 156, entitled “An act to provide state scholarships for students in the field of special education; and to make an appropriation therefor,” (MCL 388.1051 to 388.1055).

Senate Bill No. 761, entitled

A bill to repeal 1974 PA 299, entitled “Education for the gifted and/or academically talented act,” (MCL 388.1091 to 388.1094).

Senate Bill No. 762, entitled

A bill to repeal 1964 PA 238, entitled “An act to authorize the state of Michigan, boards of supervisors, local governing boards and school districts to appropriate moneys to foster and maintain demonstration educational and work experience programs through a special job upgrading program for unemployed, out of work, school dropouts; define the powers and duties of the superintendent of public instruction; and to provide for appropriations,” (MCL 395.171 to 395.175).

Senate Bill No. 763, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled “The state school aid act of 1979,” by amending sections 51a and 58 (MCL 388.1651a and 388.1658), section 51a as amended by 2015 PA 85 and section 58 as amended by 1997 PA 93.

Senate Bill No. 764, entitled

A bill to repeal 1919 PA 149, entitled “An act to accept the requirements and benefits of an act of the sixty-fourth congress of the United States, approved February 23, 1917, known as the Smith-Hughes act, or Public Act No. 347, relating to appropriations to be made by the federal government to the several states for the support and control of instruction in agriculture, the trades, industries, and home economics, and for the preparation of teachers of vocational subjects; to designate a state board of control for vocational education; to provide for the proper custody and administration of funds received by the state from such appropriations; and to provide for appropriations by the state and by local school authorities to meet the conditions of said act of congress,” (MCL 395.1 to 395.10).

Senate Bill No. 765, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending section 684 (MCL 380.684), as amended by 2007 PA 45; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

Senate Bill No. 766, entitled

A bill to amend 1964 PA 287, entitled “An act to provide for the organization and functions of the state boards of education under the constitutions of 1908 and 1963; to provide for the appointment and functions of the superintendent of public instruction under the constitution of 1963; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 8b (MCL 388.1008b).

Senate Bill No. 767, entitled

A bill to repeal 1964 PA 44, entitled “An act to authorize the state board of control for vocational education to accept federal funds as provided under the provisions of federal law,” (MCL 395.31 to 395.34).

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. 754, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending sections 626, 684, 1230d, 1277, 1288, 1310a, 1525, 1535a, 1539b, 1711, and 1751 (MCL 380.626, 380.684, 380.1230d, 380.1277, 380.1288, 380.1310a, 380.1525, 380.1535a, 380.1539b, 380.1711, and 380.1751), section 684 as amended by 2007 PA 45, sections 1230d, 1535a, and 1539b as amended by 2006 PA 680, section 1277 as amended by 1997 PA 179, section 1310a as amended by 2000 PA 230, section 1525 as amended by 2004 PA 596, and sections 1711 and 1751 as amended by 2008 PA 1; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

Substitute (S-1).

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

1. Amend page 20, line 8, by striking out “STATE” and inserting “1 OR BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY:

(i) STATE”.

2. Amend page 20, following line 9, by inserting:

(ii) THE MODIFICATION OR ADDITION WILL REDUCE OR ELIMINATE A REPORTING REQUIREMENT.”.

3. Amend page 23, line 23, after “by” by striking out “Michigan educational assessment program,” and inserting “THE MICHIGAN STUDENT TEST OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS (M-STEP),”.

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

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

Senate Bill No. 755, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled “The state school aid act of 1979,” by amending sections 13, 18, 19, 51a, and 58 (MCL 388.1613, 388.1618, 388.1619, 388.1651a, and 388.1658), section 13 as amended by 2004 PA 351, section 18 as amended by 2015 PA 114, section 19 as amended by 2014 PA 196, section 51a as amended by 2015 PA 85, and section 58 as amended by 1997 PA 93.

Substitute (S-1).

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

1. Amend page 4, line 16, after “UNLESS” by striking out “STATE” and inserting “1 OR BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY:

(i) STATE”.

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

(ii) THE MODIFICATION OR ADDITION WILL REDUCE OR ELIMINATE A REPORTING REQUIREMENT.”.

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

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

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Motions and Communications

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Meekhof’s statement is as follows:

I rise today to recognize a member of my staff and a long-serving member of the Senate staff who is moving on to bigger and better things. Friday will be Pete Langley’s last day working in my office.

Pete’s career in the Michigan Senate started in 1997 as the director of constituent relations for Senator Phil Hoffman. Pete went on to become Senator Alan Sanborn’s chief of staff. He left for a time to join the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office and returned to the Senate as policy director for Majority Leader Richardville. Pete transitioned from the former Majority Leader’s office to my staff, where he has served as deputy chief of staff and legislative director since the start of my time as the Majority Leader. His years of experience have made him a valuable person to have around, and I can assure you that I will miss having him as a staff person and an advisor.

Pete has been willing to take on any task assigned. He is tireless in his dedication to the Senate and his pursuit of sound policy. In addition to his professional attributes, Pete’s humor and personality are well-known and appreciated. He will be sorely missed, most of the time.

I wish him success in his new position. I’m sure we will run into him from time to time.

Third Reading of Bills

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

Senate Bill No. 564

Senate Bill No. 565

House Bill No. 4187

House Bill No. 5163

Senate Bill No. 753

The motion prevailed.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 564, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending section 2690 (MCL 333.2690).

The question being on the passage of the bill,

Senator Gregory offered the following amendments:

1. Amend page 1, line 1, after “2690.” by striking out “(1)”.

2. Amend page 1, line 5, by striking out all of subsection (2).

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

Senator Hood requested the yeas and nays.

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

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

Roll Call No. 193 Yeas—9

Ananich Hertel Hopgood Warren

Bieda Hood Knezek Young

Gregory

Nays—27

Booher Hildenbrand Marleau Rocca

Brandenburg Horn Meekhof Schmidt

Casperson Hune Nofs Schuitmaker

Colbeck Jones O’Brien Shirkey

Emmons Knollenberg Pavlov Stamas

Green Kowall Proos Zorn

Hansen MacGregor Robertson

Excused—1

Johnson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

Senator Hertel offered the following amendment:

1. Amend page 2, following line 16, by inserting:

“Enacting section 2. This amendatory act does not take effect unless Senate Bill No. 466 of the 98th Legislature is enacted into law.”.

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. 194 Yeas—10

Ananich Hertel Knezek Warren

Bieda Hood Rocca Young

Gregory Hopgood

Nays—26

Booher Hildenbrand Marleau Robertson

Brandenburg Horn Meekhof Schmidt

Casperson Hune Nofs Schuitmaker

Colbeck Jones O’Brien Shirkey

Emmons Knollenberg Pavlov Stamas

Green Kowall Proos Zorn

Hansen MacGregor

Excused—1

Johnson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

Senator Young offered the following amendment:

1. Amend page 2, following line 16, by inserting:

“Enacting section 2. This amendatory act does not take effect unless Senate Bill No. 467 of the 98th Legislature is enacted into law.”.

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. 195 Yeas—10

Ananich Hertel Knezek Warren

Bieda Hood Rocca Young

Gregory Hopgood

Nays—26

Booher Hildenbrand Marleau Robertson

Brandenburg Horn Meekhof Schmidt

Casperson Hune Nofs Schuitmaker

Colbeck Jones O’Brien Shirkey

Emmons Knollenberg Pavlov Stamas

Green Kowall Proos Zorn

Hansen MacGregor

Excused—1

Johnson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

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. 196 Yeas—26

Booher Hildenbrand Marleau Robertson

Brandenburg Horn Meekhof Schmidt

Casperson Hune Nofs Schuitmaker

Colbeck Jones O’Brien Shirkey

Emmons Knollenberg Pavlov Stamas

Green Kowall Proos Zorn

Hansen MacGregor

Nays—10

Ananich Hertel Knezek Warren

Bieda Hood Rocca Young

Gregory Hopgood

Excused—1

Johnson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Gregory’s statement is as follows:

This amendment is simple. It strikes Section 2 from Senate Bill No. 564. Senate Bill No. 564 would establish unreasonable barriers to transporting donated fetal tissue for research. The current language would make it a five-year felony for paying medical waste companies to transport donated fetal tissue to research labs—a five-year felony.

Fetal tissue research has led to lifesaving vaccinations and treatments for polio, measles, shingles, rabies, and hepatitis A, among other diseases and conditions. Just last month, fetal tissue findings on the Zika virus were published. In fact, the United States Department of Health and Human Services recognizes the value of fetal tissue as a critical resource for lifesaving research for many diseases and debilitating conditions.

Colleagues, this bill will severely limit Michigan’s ability to engage in transformative research that saves lives. This would be a massive step backwards for this state. I strongly urge your support for this amendment.

Senator Young’s statement is as follows:

My amendment tie-bars Senate Bill No. 564 to Senate Bill No. 467, which is a bill that requires comprehensive sex education in Michigan’s schools. It’s no secret that these bills are yet another sneak attack on women’s reproductive health. On that issue, our state is moving backwards when it comes to women’s health. This Legislature has implemented a number of restrictive abortion measures under the guise of protecting women and children. Comprehensive research on this subject tells us that states with more abortion restrictions have worse health outcomes for women and children.

I would love to know how exactly you think you’re protecting their health and well-being when all the evidence says otherwise. I’d like to change that. One way to help our children grow into healthy adults is by providing medically-accurate, objective, and age-appropriate sex education. The benefits are huge. Comprehensive sex education results in later and safer initiation of sex, reducing the rate of teen pregnancies and abortions. You can say that I’m off base by connecting Senate Bill No. 564 and Senate Bill No. 565 to the need for comprehensive sex education, but we all see through the alleged motivation behind these bills.

Colleagues, it’s already illegal to profit off of fetal tissue. Further, there is absolutely zero indication that it’s a problem in Michigan. The dreadful videos that inspired this legislation have been debunked, disproved, and discredited. State investigations across the country have found nothing. Let’s not be bamboozled by a premise that has already been discredited. I strongly encourage you all to support my amendment to make a real difference for women and children in this state.

Senator Colbeck’s statement is as follows:

Some of the colleagues over on the other side of the aisle appear to have some facts mixed up, and I just want to make sure that my colleagues are aware of what the truth is on such matters. First of all, I heard specifically that the sale of fetal tissue doesn’t exist because it is prohibited by law. I think anybody who has seen the Center for Medical Progress videos would understand that is at least a dubious statement and that there is definitely indication that it does exist and that it does occur.

Furthermore, I heard some of those colleagues say that the Michigan Constitution provision that we have allows stem cell research. I want to make sure that everybody understands that when that amendment was passed, it was sold on very generic context around stem cell research. Nobody specifically talked about embryonic stem cell research, so all the good deeds and good discoveries and good treatments that my colleagues over there cited, they all came from adult stem cell research, not embryonic. As a matter of fact, the reason why a lot of this research is conducted in the universities is because there is no return on investment if you were to do this in the private sector. They need government funding to do this.

The fact of the matter is embryonic life is life and should be protected. I urge my colleagues to ignore the misguided discussion and misstatement of facts on the other side of the aisle and support Senate Bill No. 564.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 565, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending section 13k of chapter XVII (MCL 777.13k), as amended by 2012 PA 539.

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. 197 Yeas—26

Booher Hildenbrand Marleau Robertson

Brandenburg Horn Meekhof Schmidt

Casperson Hune Nofs Schuitmaker

Colbeck Jones O’Brien Shirkey

Emmons Knollenberg Pavlov Stamas

Green Kowall Proos Zorn

Hansen MacGregor

Nays—10

Ananich Hertel Knezek Warren

Bieda Hood Rocca Young

Gregory Hopgood

Excused—1

Johnson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

Protests

Senators Gregory, Hopgood, Bieda and Hertel, under their constitutional right of protest (Art. 4, Sec. 18), protested against the passage of Senate Bill Nos. 564 and 565.

Senators Gregory, Bieda and Hertel moved that the statements they made during the discussion of Senate Bill No. 564 be printed as their reasons for voting “no.”

The motion prevailed.

Senator Gregory’s statement, in which Senator Hopgood concurred, is as follows:

I will be voting “no” on this legislation because this is a classic example of trying to solve a problem that doesn’t exist and, instead, making things worse. Senate Bill Nos. 564 and 565 have the potential to suppress vital medical research. The use of fetal tissue for research is something that has been overwhelmingly supported by Michigan voters. In 2008, the voters approved an amendment to our State Constitution specifically authorizing the donation of fetal tissue for medical research. More than 2.5 million people voted for that amendment.

The voter-approved amendment contains multiple safeguards against abuses. This medical research has already brought breakthroughs in treating diseases, and work continues on such horrific diseases as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, and muscular dystrophy.

This legislation could effectively end that research by prohibiting the long-accepted practice of reimbursing expenses associated with the transfer of fetal tissue to research facilities. It also could be used to intimidate women who want their fetal tissue used for research. It is already illegal to sell fetal tissue. According to the Senate Fiscal Agency, there have been no prosecutions for the crime of selling fetal tissue since at least 1999.

This state faces many challenges in education, transportation, public health, and our decaying infrastructure. I find it disappointing that so much time has been spent on a problem that doesn’t exist. That time could be much better spent on such issues as the Flint water crisis, Detroit Public Schools, the issues with Grand Rapids Veterans Home, and now the most recent issue, the state Unemployment Insurance Agency failures.

We need to get on with the work of the people of Michigan, and stop wasting time on nonissues such as this.

Senator Bieda’s statement is as follows:

I also rise to offer my “no” vote explanation for Senate Bill Nos. 564 and 565. I don’t think there is anyone in this room who thinks anyone should be profiting from the sale of body parts of any sort. I kind of wrestled with this as I looked at it, but I see this as something that is, frankly, unneeded. This legislation is based on the fraudulent assumption that the law is currently silent on this issue. This couldn’t be any further from the truth.

I would like to reiterate what the previous speaker also said, which is that profiting off the sale of fetal tissue is already illegal. Moreover, investigations have shown that there is zero indication that this is a problem in Michigan or anywhere else in the country. What is clear is that these bills could have serious consequences for medical research in this state. Let’s stop playing politics with people’s lives. Let’s stop playing politics for political gain in this system. Let’s look at what is good policy. This is not.

The language in these bills is far too broad and far too vague, especially in Section 2. I would like to point attention to that as it says this bill would prohibit anyone from receiving any kind of compensation for the distribution or transfer of any portion of embryo, fetal, or neonate. So, as written, this language could make it almost impossible for medical facilities to legally dispose of fetal tissue remains.

In addition, it would make it much more challenging for the top-notch medical research facilities and universities in our state to engineer lifesaving cures and treatments for serious diseases. Indeed, our top medical schools in Michigan have opposed this legislation because it has the great potential to end lifesaving research.

The language, as currently written, has the possibility to completely inhibit Michigan’s research institutions from participating in fetal tissue research at all because the procurement process typically has a cost associated with it. This is something that this legislation does not take into account. I guarantee that this legislation will produce even more unintended consequences or will end up adjudicated in the courts.

I want to reiterate: This is already illegal. Also there has been absolutely no proof that this is going on illegally in this state. There is no reason for this legislation other than pure politics. I find it appalling that we would take such an emotional issue and use it in such a crass and tasteless manner.

I strongly encourage all of you to vote “no,” and focus on a policy that will truly make a difference for women and children in the state of Michigan.

Senator Hertel’s first statement is as follows:

My amendment tie-bars Senate Bill No. 564 to Senate Bill No. 466, which is a bill I introduced to allow women to obtain a 12-month supply of birth control all at one time. Let’s not pretend that these bills aren’t anything but a shortsighted, backdoor attempt to restrict women’s access to choose and to prevent research here in Michigan. If the goal is truly reducing the number of abortions, we need to focus on evidence-based policies that actually reduce unwanted pregnancy here in Michigan, and surprise, the answer is not restricting access to abortion. The answer is increasing access to safe and affordable contraceptive.

Eighteen percent of women who don’t use contraceptives consistently account for 41 percent of unintended pregnancies. So let’s make it easier to access birth control continuously and correctly. That means reducing the number of trips a woman has to take to the pharmacy or the doctor’s office by giving them a yearly supply of their contraceptives all at once. When we eliminate the barriers to taking birth control, we lessen the chance of unintentional pregnancy, which could lead to less abortions.

This chamber continues to waste time pandering to anti-choice groups for political gain. Instead, we could be taking steps to measurably reduce abortion rates by ensuring women have access to adequate health care and family planning services. I encourage all of you to support this pro-life amendment.

Senator Hertel’s second statement is as follows:

I just want to answer the good Senator from the 7th District. Those videos that we are talking about have been so debunked that those people are now being prosecuted for lying and for illegally taking those videos. They have been cut up into pieces to try to prove a point, and that point has been debunked not only by national people, but by our own state when they actually reviewed that. I find the Senator’s comments to be offensive.

Senator Hertel moved that the statement made by Senator Colbeck during the discussion of Senate Bill No. 564 be printed as his reasons for voting “no.”

The motion prevailed.

Senator Colbeck’s statement is as follows:

Some of the colleagues over on the other side of the aisle appear to have some facts mixed up, and I just want to make sure that my colleagues are aware of what the truth is on such matters. First of all, I heard specifically that the sale of fetal tissue doesn’t exist because it is prohibited by law. I think anybody who has seen the Center for Medical Progress videos would understand that is at least a dubious statement and that there is definitely indication that it does exist and that it does occur.

Furthermore, I heard some of those colleagues say that the Michigan Constitution provision that we have allows stem cell research. I want to make sure that everybody understands that when that amendment was passed, it was sold on very generic context around stem cell research. Nobody specifically talked about embryonic stem cell research, so all the good deeds and good discoveries and good treatments that my colleagues over there cited, they all came from adult stem cell research, not embryonic. As a matter of fact, the reason why a lot of this research is conducted in the universities is because there is no return on investment if you were to do this in the private sector. They need government funding to do this.

The fact of the matter is embryonic life is life and should be protected. I urge my colleagues to ignore the misguided discussion and misstatement of facts on the other side of the aisle and support Senate Bill No. 564.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4187, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “The Michigan penal code,” (MCL 750.1 to 750.568) by adding section 377d; 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. 198 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hood Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hopgood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Horn Nofs Stamas

Emmons Hune O’Brien Warren

Green Jones Pavlov Young

Gregory Knezek Proos Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—1

Johnson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

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

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

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

“An act to revise, consolidate, codify, and add to the statutes relating to crimes; to define crimes and prescribe the penalties and remedies; to provide for restitution under certain circumstances; to provide for the competency of evidence at the trial of persons accused of crime; to provide immunity from prosecution for certain witnesses appearing at criminal trials; to provide for liability for damages; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening any of the provisions of this act,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 5163, entitled

A bill to amend 2003 PA 258, entitled “Land bank fast track act,” by amending section 18 (MCL 124.768); 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. 199 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hood Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hopgood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Horn Nofs Stamas

Emmons Hune O’Brien Warren

Green Jones Pavlov Young

Gregory Knezek Proos Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—1

Johnson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

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

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

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

“An act to provide for the creation of land bank fast track authorities to assist governmental entities in the assembly and clearance of title to property in a coordinated manner; to facilitate the use and development of certain property; to promote economic growth; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain authorities; to provide for the creation and appointment of boards to govern land bank fast track authorities and to prescribe their powers and duties; to authorize the acquisition, maintenance, and disposal of interests in real and personal property; to authorize the conveyance of certain properties to a land bank fast track authority; to authorize the enforcement of tax liens and the clearing or quieting of title by a land bank fast track authority; to provide for the distribution and use of revenues collected or received by a land bank fast track authority; to prescribe powers and duties of certain public entities and state and local officers and agencies; to authorize the transfer and acceptance of property in lieu of taxes and the release of tax liens; to exempt property, income, and operations of a land bank fast track authority from tax; to extend protections against certain liabilities to a land bank fast track authority; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 753, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” (MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding sections 16283, 16284, 16285, 16286, 16287, and 16288.

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. 200 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hood Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hopgood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Horn Nofs Stamas

Emmons Hune O’Brien Warren

Green Jones Pavlov Young

Gregory Knezek Proos Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—1

Johnson

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Introduction and Referral of Bills

Senator Young introduced

Senate Bill No. 921, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending section 1280 (MCL 380.1280), as amended by 2006 PA 123.

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

House Bill No. 4814, entitled

A bill to provide for public electronic access to information through this state’s website; to require webpage posting of information about state departments, departmental subunits, and supervisors; to require standardized formats for displaying information, including functions, contact information, and organizational charts; and to provide for the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and entities.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill.

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

House Bill No. 5024, entitled

A bill to create the impaired driving safety commission; to prescribe its powers and duties; to create the impaired driving safety commission fund; to provide for use of the fund; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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

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

House Bill No. 5291, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled “The state school aid act of 1979,” by amending sections 4, 6, 11, 11a, 11j, 11k, 11m, 15, 18, 19, 20, 20d, 20f, 20g, 21f, 22a, 22b, 22d, 22g, 23a, 24, 24a, 24c, 25f, 25g, 26a, 26b, 26c, 31a, 31c, 31d, 31f, 32d, 32p, 35, 35a, 39, 39a, 41, 51a, 51c, 51d, 53a, 54, 55, 56, 61a, 61b, 62, 64b, 65, 67, 74, 81, 94, 94a, 98, 99h, 99s, 101, 102d, 104, 107, 147, 147a, 147c, 152a, 166, 201, 201a, 202a, 203, 206, 207a, 207b, 207c, 209, 210b, 210c, 217, 219, 220, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 229a, 230, 236, 236a, 236b, 236c, 237b, 238, 241, 246, 251, 252, 254, 256, 263, 263a, 264, 265, 265a, 267, 268, 269, 270, 274, 274c, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 289, and 290 (MCL 388.1604, 388.1606, 388.1611, 388.1611a, 388.1611j, 388.1611k, 388.1611m, 388.1615, 388.1618, 388.1619, 388.1620, 388.1620d, 388.1620f, 388.1620g, 388.1621f, 388.1622a, 388.1622b, 388.1622d, 388.1622g, 388.1623a, 388.1624, 388.1624a, 388.1624c, 388.1625f, 388.1625g, 388.1626a, 388.1626b, 388.1626c, 388.1631a, 388.1631c, 388.1631d, 388.1631f, 388.1632d, 388.1632p, 388.1635, 388.1635a, 388.1639, 388.1639a, 388.1641, 388.1651a, 388.1651c, 388.1651d, 388.1653a, 388.1654, 388.1655, 388.1656, 388.1661a, 388.1661b, 388.1662, 388.1664b, 388.1665, 388.1667, 388.1674, 388.1681, 388.1694, 388.1694a, 388.1698, 388.1699h, 388.1699s, 388.1701, 388.1702d, 388.1704, 388.1707, 388.1747, 388.1747a, 388.1747c, 388.1752a, 388.1766, 388.1801, 388.1801a, 388.1802a, 388.1803, 388.1806, 388.1807a, 388.1807b, 388.1807c, 388.1809, 388.1810b, 388.1810c, 388.1817, 388.1819, 388.1820, 388.1822, 388.1823, 388.1824, 388.1825, 388.1826, 388.1829a, 388.1830, 388.1836, 388.1836a, 388.1836b, 388.1836c, 388.1837b, 388.1838, 388.1841, 388.1846, 388.1851, 388.1852, 388.1854, 388.1856, 388.1863, 388.1863a, 388.1864, 388.1865, 388.1865a, 388.1867, 388.1868, 388.1869, 388.1870, 388.1874, 388.1874c, 388.1875, 388.1876, 388.1877, 388.1878, 388.1879, 388.1880, 388.1881, 388.1882, 388.1883, 388.1884, 388.1889, and 388.1890), sections 4, 203, 219, 220, 223, 238, 251, and 254 as amended and section 237b as added by 2012 PA 201, section 6 as amended by 2016 PA 56, sections 11, 21f, 31a, 32d, and 107 as amended by 2015 PA 139, sections 11a, 11j, 11k, 11m, 15, 20, 20d, 20f, 20g, 22a, 22b, 22d, 22g, 23a, 24, 24a, 24c, 25f, 26a, 26b, 26c, 31d, 31f, 32p, 39, 39a, 41, 51a, 51c, 51d, 53a, 54, 56, 61a, 62, 64b, 74, 81, 94, 94a, 98, 99h, 101, 104, 147, 147a, 147c, 152a, 201, 201a, 206, 207a, 207b, 207c, 209, 210b, 217, 222, 225, 226, 229a, 230, 236, 236a, 236b, 236c, 241, 246, 252, 256, 263, 263a, 264, 265, 265a, 267, 268, 269, 270, 274, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 282, 283, and 284 as amended and sections 25g, 31c, 35, 35a, 55, 61b, 65, 67, 99s, 102d, 210c, and 274c as added by 2015 PA 85, section 18 as amended by 2015 PA 114, sections 19, 202a, 224, and 275 as amended by 2014 PA 196, section 166 as amended by 1996 PA 300, and sections 289 and 290 as amended by 2013 PA 60, and by adding sections 11o, 11s, 20j, 21, 21g, 31b, 54b, 61c, 95b, 99t, 152b, and 167a; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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

The bill was read a first and second time by title.

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. 5332, entitled

A bill to amend 1965 PA 190, entitled “An act to provide for a system of uniformity of service for veterans,” by amending the title and sections 1 and 2 (MCL 35.61 and 35.62), section 1 as amended by 1997 PA 131.

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

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

House Bill No. 5333, entitled

A bill to amend 1947 PA 12, entitled “Veterans’ military pay act,” by amending section 2 (MCL 35.922).

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

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

House Bill No. 5334, entitled

A bill to amend 1974 PA 370, entitled “Vietnam veteran era bonus act,” by amending section 2 (MCL 35.1022), as amended by 1980 PA 194.

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

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

House Bill No. 5335, entitled

A bill to amend 1955 PA 8, entitled “Korean veterans’ military pay fund act of 1955,” by amending section 2 (MCL 35.972).

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

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

House Bill No. 5336, entitled

A bill to amend 1972 PA 222, entitled “An 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 2016 PA 5.

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

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

House Bill No. 5337, entitled

A bill to amend 1984 PA 431, entitled “The management and budget act,” by amending section 261 (MCL 18.1261), as amended by 2012 PA 555.

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

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

House Bill No. 5338, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 39, entitled “Veteran right to employment services act,” by amending section 2 (MCL 35.1092).

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

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

House Bill No. 5339, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending section 5701 (MCL 333.5701), as added by 1987 PA 48.

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

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

House Bill No. 5340, entitled

A bill to amend 2014 PA 508, entitled “Private employer’s veterans’ preference policy act,” by amending section 1 (MCL 35.1201).

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

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

Committee Reports

The Committee on Education reported

Senate Bill No. 826, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” (MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding sections 1278e and 1278f.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Phillip J. Pavlov

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Pavlov, Knollenberg, Booher and Colbeck

Nays: Senator Knezek

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Education reported

House Bill No. 4493, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending sections 1278 and 1279g (MCL 380.1278 and 380.1279g), section 1278 as amended by 2004 PA 596 and section 1279g as amended by 2008 PA 349, and by adding section 1168.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Phillip J. Pavlov

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Pavlov, Knollenberg, Colbeck and Knezek

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Education submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 8:00 a.m., Room 110, Farnum Building

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

The Committee on Local Government reported

Senate Bill No. 881, entitled

A bill to authorize the department of technology, management, and budget to convey parcels of state-owned property in Baraga, Bay, Calhoun, Gratiot, Lenawee, Manistee, and Van Buren Counties; to prescribe conditions for the conveyances; to provide for powers and duties of state departments, agencies, and officers in regard to the property; and to provide for disposition of revenue derived from the conveyances.

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

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

Dale W. Zorn

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Zorn, Proos, Brandenburg, Rocca and Young

Nays: None

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

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Local Government submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 3:00 p.m., Room 100, Farnum Building

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

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

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

Meeting held on Monday, April 25, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., Senate Hearing Room, Ground Floor, Boji Tower

Present: Senators Stamas (C), Hune and Ananich

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Energy and Technology submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., Senate Hearing Room, Ground Floor, Boji Tower

Present: Senators Nofs (C), Proos, Horn, Schuitmaker, Hune, Shirkey, Zorn, Hopgood, Knezek and Bieda

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Energy and Technology submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 8:00 a.m., Senate Hearing Room, Ground Floor, Boji Tower

Present: Senators Nofs (C), Proos, Horn, Schuitmaker, Hune, Shirkey, Zorn, Hopgood, Knezek and Bieda

Scheduled Meetings

Appropriations -

Subcommittee -

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

Criminal Justice Policy Commission - Wednesday, May 4, 9:00 a.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-0212)

Elections and Government Reform - Thursday, April 28, 9:00 a.m., Rooms 402 and 403, Capitol Building (373-1721)

Energy and Technology - Thursday, April 28, 1:00 p.m., Senate Hearing Room, Ground Floor, Boji Tower (373-1721)

Health Policy - Tuesday, May 3, 12:30 p.m., Senate Hearing Room, Ground Floor, Boji Tower (373-1721)

Legislative Council - Wednesday, May 4, 8:30 a.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-0212)

Transportation - Thursday, April 28, 8:30 a.m., Room 210, Farnum Building (373-5312)

Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security - Thursday, April 28, 2:00 p.m., Room 110, Farnum Building (373-5314)

Senator Kowall moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 11:13 a.m.

The Assistant President pro tempore, Senator O’Brien, declared the Senate adjourned until Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.

JEFFREY F. COBB

Secretary of the Senate

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