No. 78

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Journal of the Senate

99th Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

10:00 a.m.

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

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

Ananich—present Hollier—present O’Brien—present

Bieda—present Hood—present Pavlov—present

Booher—present Hopgood—present Proos—present

Brandenburg—present Horn—present Robertson—present

Casperson—present Hune—present Rocca—present

Colbeck—present Jones—present Schmidt—present

Conyers—present Knezek—present Schuitmaker—present

Emmons—present Knollenberg—present Shirkey—present

Green—present Kowall—present Stamas—present

Gregory—present MacGregor—present Warren—present

Hansen—present Marleau—present Young—present

Hertel—present Meekhof—present Zorn—present

Hildenbrand—present Nofs—present

Senator Thomas A. Casperson of the 38th District offered the following invocation:

Heavenly Father, we come together today, Lord. What a wonderful opportunity we have, Lord, that we petition You and ask You for Your grace and Your mercy. Lord, as we come together today, there are so many moving parts and so many things happening, Lord. We do ask that You would guide us and direct us. Lord, I pray that each and every one of us would be looking for Your guidance, Your principles, and Your ways, Lord. Lord, I ask that You be with us today and in the future, Lord. There’s going to be a big change in Michigan. Lord, I pray for all the new people who are coming. Lord, have Your hand upon them. Be with us now today as we deliberate and discuss the issues, Lord, for the people of the state of Michigan.

Thank you, again, for this wonderful opportunity, Lord. You have been so good to us. We praise You and thank You for who You are.

We ask these things in Jesus’ precious name. Amen.

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

Motions and Communications

Senator Pavlov entered the Senate Chamber.

Senator Kowall moved that Senators Nofs and Booher be temporarily excused from today’s session.

The motion prevailed.

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

The motion prevailed.

Senators Booher and Hood entered the Senate Chamber.

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

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

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Hildenbrand’s statement is as follows:

No, this is not my farewell speech. We have been doing a lot of farewells recently, and today I have the honor to recognize two outstanding people who are retiring from the Senate Fiscal Agency. First, we have Ellen Jeffries, who everybody knows in this room, who serves as the Director of the agency, and Bill Bowerman, who is our expert on all things related to higher education, community colleges, and capital outlay. They’ll be both leaving this institution at the end of the year.

So, you won’t believe this: Ellen has been with the agency for 41 years, and Bill has been working in the Michigan Legislature for 37 years. So combined, these two individuals have a combined 78 years of service in the Michigan Legislature, serving the people of the state of Michigan. Can you believe that? Can you recognize them?

I’d like to recognize them both individually now and say a couple things about them individually. I’d like to start with Bill. His wife, Maria, and his children, Courtney and Stewart, are up in the east Gallery. His sister, Linda, and brother-in-law, William, as well.

Let me read you a few things about Bill’s career: Let it be known that it is with great respect and admiration that we recognize Bill Bowerman on the occasion of his retirement from the Senate Fiscal Agency. Over the past 37 years, Bill has been an integral part of the agency, working tirelessly on behalf of the members and staff he has served. Bill’s service to our chamber and the state of Michigan is certainly deserving of this recognition, and our sincere gratitude for a job well done. Bill’s long and productive career in the Legislature dates back to 1971, when he was first hired on as a page in the Michigan House of Representatives. During his college and post-graduate studies, Bill remained active in both the Lansing community and state governmental process. Through all his time, he held a number of positions that would prepare him well for the career we are celebrating today.

In June 1981, Bill began his career at the Senate Fiscal Agency as chief analyst and associate legal counsel. Throughout his many years of service to the Senate, Bill has covered a number of budget areas, but none have compared to the work he has done in regards to community colleges, capital outlay, and higher education. In fact, Bill has become the quintessential expert here in Lansing on all things related to higher education and state building projects. So with that, in Special Tribute, we recognize and thank Bill Bowerman for his outstanding career with the Senate Fiscal Agency, his dedication, skill and leadership merit our highest praise, and we are proud to join with his colleagues, friends, and family in saluting his successful career. And I know that Senator Booher has eight years of working with Bill in community colleges and capital outlay, as well as Senator Schuitmaker with her leadership on higher education, both of those colleagues have a long history with Bill, so with that, would you please again help me recognize Bill Bowerman for his service?

Now for Director Jeffries. Ellen began her career at the Senate Fiscal Agency on November 7, 1977, as a fiscal analyst working on regulatory budgets. Over the years, Ellen worked for five Fiscal Agency directors—Eugene Farnum, Theodore Ferris, Patricia Woodworth, Douglas Roberts, and Gary Olson. Ellen was assigned to the higher education budget in 1985, and continued with that budget for 25 years, doing exemplary work that earned the respect of the entire higher education community. As a result of this dedication, Ellen became the Deputy Director of the agency on January 1, 1991, a position that she held for nearly 20 years. In this capacity, Ellen was responsible for many agency-wide duties, along with continuing the work on the higher education budget. The ultimate recognition of her dedication and professionalism came in January of 2011, when many of us took office in this chamber, when she was selected as Director of the Senate Fiscal Agency.

Throughout her years, and most recently in her role as Director, Ellen has proven to be a welcome voice and presence, with outstanding fiscal experience and institutional knowledge. Ellen has helped countless Senators and staff navigate the complex system that is with the state budget. With her assistance, the budget has been completed on time, and balanced, over the last eight years. The tireless work from Ellen and her staff has played a key role in meeting this very aggressive goal. While Ellen’s professional achievements are certainly worthy of this tribute, what is even more inspiring is her truly genuine personality, and intuitive mind. Her poise and impartiality are truly appreciated and respected. She is a consummate professional who has a desire to help others learn and grow. It is without question that Ellen’s experience and dedication have made the Senate, as well as the entire state of Michigan, a much better place to live, work, and raise a family.

I was going to say some things on a personal note, but I don’t know if I can get through them. But I can’t express enough, my appreciation of our friendship and partnership over the last four years. She prepared me so well and made my job easier, but above all, she was just truly a pleasure to be around. I really did learn so much from her and I’ll always be grateful for that. So, with that, about a year ago, we did recognize Ellen for her 40 years of service, and we gave her a formal tribute at that time, so today we have a framed Michigan seal, signed by all of the 38 Senators, to show our gratitude and appreciation for outstanding service. Ellen is joined by her husband, Brian, who’s up in the Gallery, and so at this time, would you please help me thank Ellen Jeffries for an excellent career to the people of Michigan?

Senator Hood’s statement is as follows:

I would also like to echo the chairman of the Appropriations Committee and the chairwoman of the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee. Previously being on the Appropriations Committee, I have had the chance to work with both of these individuals and Ms. Jeffries was everything that the chair of the Appropriations Committee said and more—the constant professionalism and always having answers to your questions.

I worked more specifically with Mr. Bowerman when I was chair of the Capital Outlay Appropriations Subcommittee in the House and he was here in the Senate, and then moving over into the Senate and being on Capital Outlay as we moved over here. Working closely with Mr. Bowerman, and when we were in the House, Al Valenzio, these two individuals are a wealth of knowledge and they are going to be sorely missed in this institution. The information and all the background information and all those things we lose, where the—if you will—bones are buried, and how to get things done and help us as legislators, it will definitely be missed. We hope somehow, some way, we can try to fulfill those shoes but I know it’s impossible to do.

We want to say, and I want to say, thank you for everything you’ve done for us, and Bill, thank you for helping me be a better legislator. To both of you, I just want to say a heartfelt thanks to you for all that you have done for me and for the state of Michigan through your illustrious careers.

Senators Nofs, Hertel and Ananich entered the Senate Chamber.

Messages from the Governor

The following messages from the Governor were received and read:

December 5, 2018

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office:

Michigan Community Service Commission

Sheila A. Alles of 15364 Bay Hill Drive, Northville, Michigan 48168, county of Wayne, representing superintendents of public instruction, succeeding Michael Hill, is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2021.

Angela Ayers of 2980 E. Bradford Drive, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301, county of Oakland, representing experts in the delivery of human, educational, environmental, or public safety services to communities and persons, succeeding David Price, is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2021.

Robert Thomas Kolt of 1165 Woodwind Trail, Haslett, Michigan 48840, county of Ingham, representing Democrats and individuals with experience in promoting service and voluntarism among older adults, succeeding himself, is reappointed for a term expiring December 31, 2021.

Heidi E. Magyar of 7053 Tyrrell Road, Laingsburg, Michigan 48848, county of Shiawassee, representing Republicans and experts in the delivery of human, educational, environmental, or public safety services to communities and persons, succeeding herself, is reappointed for a term expiring December 31, 2021.

Aubrey Lyn Moon of 6326 Parliament, Washington Township, Michigan 48095, county of Macomb, representing Independents and business, succeeding John Truscott, is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2021.

Dan Olsen of 1100 Huber Ponds Drive, Charlotte, Michigan 48813, county of Eaton, representing Republicans and experts in the delivery of human, educational, environmental, or public safety services to communities and persons, succeeding Kriste Etue, is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2021.

Ami Michelle Rabideau of 3000 Hall Street, S.E., East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506, county of Kent, representing Democrats and experts in the delivery of human, educational, or public safety services to communities and persons, succeeding herself, is reappointed for a term expiring December 31, 2021.

Corey Lynn Utley of 1571 West Pond Drive, #33, Okemos, Michigan 48864, county of Ingham, representing Independents and community-based agencies, succeeding Robert Collier, is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2021.

December 6, 2018

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office:

State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision

Cheri Arwood of 5665 S. Forrest Hill Road, St. Johns, Michigan 48879, county of Clinton, representing the Executive Branch, succeeding herself, is reappointed for a term expiring October 31, 2022.

Russell Marlan of 11190 Forest Hill Road, DeWitt, Michigan 48820, county of Clinton, representing compact administrators, succeeding himself, is reappointed for a term expiring October 31, 2022.

December 6, 2018

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointment to office:

Automobile Theft Prevention Authority Board of Directors

William Joseph Patterson of 15621 Alannah Christine, Marshall, Michigan 49068, county of Calhoun, representing automobile insurers doing business in the state, succeeding Mark Wagenshutz, is appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2022.

December 6, 2018

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointment to office:

Michigan Carrot Commission

William Carl Schwass of 922 W. Kinney Road, Scottville, Michigan 49454, county of Mason, representing processed growers, succeeding Nathan Karnemaat, is appointed for a term expiring October 31, 2021.

December 6, 2018

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office:

Michigan Dairy Marketing Program Committee

Tim Hood of 41488 County Road 358, Paw Paw, Michigan 49079, county of Van Buren, representing the Michigan Milk Producers Association, succeeding himself, is reappointed for a term expiring December 31, 2021.

Amy S. Martin of 14994 18 Mile Road, LeRoy, Michigan 49655, county of Osceola, representing the Michigan Milk Producers Association, succeeding James Reid, is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2021.

Renee McCauley of 4825 Lincoln Lake Avenue, N.E., Lowell, Michigan 49331, county of Kent, representing the Michigan Farm Bureau, succeeding Peter Kleiman, is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2021.

Dwight Howard Nash of 4717 N. Shepardsville Road, Elsie, Michigan 48851, county of Clinton, representing the Dairy Farmers of America, succeeding himself, is reappointed for a term expiring December 31, 2021.

Kenneth P. Nobis of 1513 N. Lowell Road, St. Johns, Michigan 48879, county of Clinton, representing the Michigan Milk Producers Association, succeeding himself, is reappointed for a term expiring December 31, 2021.

December 6, 2018

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointment to office:

Michigan Board of Dentistry

Kathleen Lynn Weber of 1341 Regents Park Court, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108, county of Washtenaw, representing dental assistants, succeeding Jennifer Kindel, is appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2019.

December 6, 2018

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointment to office:

Michigan Electronic Recording Commission

Brandon Denby of 5579 E. Grand River, Howell, Michigan 48843, county of Livingston, representing county registers of deeds, succeeding Michelle Stevenson, is appointed for a term expiring January 1, 2021.

December 6, 2018

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointment to office:

State Historic Preservation Review Board

Lane Demas of 1112 Kent Drive, Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858, county of Isabella, representing history, succeeding Sally Bund, is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2022.

December 6, 2018

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office:

Michigan Humanities Council

Jenell Leonard of 3031 Crofton Drive, DeWitt, Michigan 48820, county of Clinton, succeeding Miranda Krajniak, is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2021.

Jade Sims of 4411 Arbor Drive, Okemos, Michigan 48864, county of Ingham, succeeding Jody Eden, is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2021.

Margaret Fuller Stephanak of 10725 Cora Drive, Portage, Michigan 49002, county of Kalamazoo, succeeding herself, is reappointed for a term expiring December 31, 2021.

Glenn Stevens of 32385 Mayfair, Beverly Hills, Michigan 48025, county of Marquette, succeeding himself, is reappointed for a term expiring December 31, 2021.

December 6, 2018

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office:

Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council

Gabriella Nina Burman of 13151 Winchester Avenue, Huntington Woods, Michigan 48070, county of Oakland, representing advocates of and for individuals with disabilities, succeeding herself, is reappointed for a term expiring December 31, 2021.

Kelsey M. Kleimola of 955 Carver Avenue, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198, county of Washtenaw, representing individuals with disabilities, succeeding herself, is reappointed for a term expiring December 31, 2021.

December 6, 2018

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointment to office:

Michigan Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers with Developmental Disabilities

Mary Jennifer Forsthoff of 720 Pinecreek Drive, Fenton, Michigan 48430, county of Genesee, representing parents of infants or toddlers with disabilities or children with disabilities less than 13 years old at the time of appointment with knowledge of, or experience with, programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities, succeeding Lauren Heilman, is appointed for a term expiring October 31, 2019.

December 6, 2018

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointment to office:

Board of Mechanical Rules

Timothy Sweeney of 1447 House Street, N.E., Belmont, Michigan 49306, county of Kent, representing HVAC equipment contractors, succeeding Christopher Fuller, is appointed for a term expiring October 1, 2022.

December 6, 2018

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointment to office:

Board of Examiners in Mortuary Science

Harold Leo Rediske of 27166 Starkey Lane, Brownstown, Michigan 48174, county of Wayne, representing professionals, succeeding Rodney Wakeman, is appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2019.

December 6, 2018

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointment to office:

Michigan Board of Nursing

Maureen McNulty Saxton of 1212 Verbena Lane, DeWitt, Michigan 48820, county of Clinton, representing the general public, succeeding Karl Olson, is appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2022.

December 6, 2018

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office:

Michigan Board of Optometry

Virginia Manolakoudis of 5825 Latham Street, Lansing, Michigan 48911, county of Ingham, representing the general public, succeeding Melinda Doyle, is appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2020.

Hrisais Kaliyanakis Skorna of 15563 Wood Road, Lansing, Michigan 48906, county of Clinton, representing the general public, succeeding Paul McNamara, is appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2019.

December 6, 2018

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointment to office:

Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons

Justin Matthew Clement of 3827 Barrington Circle, Saginaw, Michigan 48603, county of Saginaw, representing the general public, succeeding James Lance, is appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2019.

December 6, 2018

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office:

Michigan Unarmed Combat Commission

Nic Clark of 2410 Skye Drive, Lansing, Michigan 48911, county of Ingham, representing the general public, filling a vacancy, is appointed for a term expiring June 5, 2019.

Bruce Terrell Hundley of 3056 E. Coon Lake Road, Howell, Michigan 48843, county of Livingston, representing boxing, filling a vacancy, is appointed for a term expiring June 5, 2021.

December 6, 2018

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointment to office:

Michigan Veterans Facilities Board of Managers

Shane Preston of 7621 Sanford Road, Howell, Michigan 48855, county of Livingston, representing congressionally chartered veterans’ organizations and the Marine Corps League, succeeding Paul Meade, is appointed for a term expiring February 28, 2021.

December 6, 2018

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointment to office:

Michigan Wildlife Council

Nicholas Daniel Buggia of 5100 Schott Road, Mayville, Michigan 48744, county of Tuscola, representing rural areas of this state whose economies are substantially impacted by hunting and fishing, succeeding Randy Stec, is appointed for a term expiring March 31, 2022.

December 7, 2018

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointment to office:

Elevator Safety Board

Terri Flint of 913 Mill Street, Fenton, Michigan 48430, county of Genesee, representing elevator owners and lessees, succeeding herself, is reappointed for a term expiring July 22, 2022.

Sincerely,

Rick Snyder

Governor

The appointments were referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Recess

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

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

11:16 a.m.

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

During the recess, Senator Young entered the Senate Chamber.

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Resolutions

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

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 10

Senate Resolution No. 105

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 20

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 21

Senate Resolution No. 153

Senate Resolution No. 149

Senate Resolution No. 115

Senate Resolution No. 132

Senate Resolution No. 179

Senate Resolution No. 180

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 40

The motion prevailed.

Senator Meekhof offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 209.

A resolution of tribute for the Honorable Darwin L. Booher.

Whereas, We are proud to honor Senator Darwin L. Booher, who admirably and faithfully served this chamber. His devotion to the position of legislator proved beneficial for the Senate, the Thirty-fifth District residents of the northwest Lower Peninsula, and all Michiganders; and

Whereas, Darwin Booher earned a degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Banking and went on to work in that industry for 40 years. He has also farmed throughout his life and owned and operated a small business for nearly three decades. His public service career includes 28 years as Osceola Township supervisor and assessor, along with membership on the Evart Downtown Development Association and the Local Development Finance Commission, among other community pursuits. He served six years in the House of Representatives prior to coming to the Senate; and

Whereas, First elected in 2010, Senator Booher spent eight years in the Senate working faithfully and ardently to advance good public policy. The members of the Senate relied upon his expertise and leadership, as he chaired the Banking and Financial Institutions Committee. He served on the Appropriations Committee and was chair of several appropriations subcommittees as well. Additionally, he was vice chair of the Agriculture Committee, and a member of the Infrastructure Modernization and Education committees, contributing to a diversity of policy discussions. He was also passionate and deeply interested in the state’s policies concerning natural resources, recreational opportunities, and the Great Lakes. His expertise and integrity have been of great value to the Senate; now, therefore, be it

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

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

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

Senator Kowall moved that the rule be suspended.

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

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

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

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

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Booher’s statement is as follows:

I would like to acknowledge that I am indeed the oldest member of this Legislature—that might have been for Senator Conyers. I remember with Senator Pappageorge I could say, “He’s the oldest member of the Senate.” But he bounced around a lot more than I do, maybe being military helped him with all the activities. So, let me start in the beginning.

Fourteen years ago, many of us in this room came together for the first time full of excitement, anticipation, pride, and ready to work hard for our respective parts of our state. Our first meeting as a caucus was to elect the next leadership and I drove down not knowing very many legislators. I walked in a room and Representative Huizenga directed me to a table. At that table were three people who I didn’t know at all. Those legislators were John Garfield, John Pastor, and the Honorable Jack Brandenburg. Now, when I got to that table and sat down, afterwards, I said, “Holy Smoly, this is what being a legislator is all about.” Those guys were amazing people and I got to know them very well. They seemed to say that, “This is the way the Legislature really works.” They were my first three people whom I was seated with. Quite a mix of individuals and I wasn’t quite sure about this new role of being a legislator.

In my first term in the House, Bruce Caswell was my mentor, I was assigned there. Now you all know why I always have so many questions. And Bruce, I want you to know that from time-to-time all those questions have gotten me in trouble.

Next, we were assigned a seat mate, which happened to be—in the House there were three of us—Representative Green, Representative, now Senator, Goeff Hansen and I. What a group. I want to share a story. After the first session, I was sitting in the outside row, Representative Hansen and I changed places because that guy, you couldn’t keep him in the seat. He was sitting in the middle and he was in and out of there, so he moved to the outside. We became good friends, not only from the Legislature, but family-wise. Goeff, thanks for all your friendship. I will tell you one more story about Goeff. I was going up to the mic to make what I thought was an important speech, and I get up to the mic and look out and Goeff is giving me all kinds of gestures, waving his arms, pointing at me, and I’m thinking, “What in the world is wrong?” When I’m done with my very important speech, I thought, I walk up to him and say, “Goeff, what the heck is wrong?” He said, “Darwin, when you got up, your coat hooked your belt and your pistol was hanging out right in front of everybody.” Goeff, thank you very much. True story, my gun was exposed to the world that day.

I would like to say a couple of words about my roommate for the last eight years, Jim Marleau. Now Jim, we have become friends over eight years living together out here on Dell Road. I want to tell you all something, we don’t all look the same when we get up in the morning—I will tell you that. I think the first thing that both of us should do is get our suit and tie on, because we don’t look too good getting ready, Jim—Do we? No, not very good.

I have to say a word about Tom Casperson. We have worked on so many forestry, land management, PILT, and trust fund bills with our staff Kendra and Kara. I want to tell you, Tom, with your dedication and public service, your people are more than proud of what you have done for them.

Now, a little bit about my start in politics. I think now that it is easy to go back in time and say what really got you into politics. During my time in high school, I broke my leg four different times. That probably doesn’t surprise many of you that I might break myself up on something. In high school, I broke it skiing, I broke it playing football, I broke it playing basketball, and I dropped the plow on it. So I spent most of my time there, so I ran for Student Council as a junior and won, ran for President of the Student Council and won, and for President of the Jaycees and won; and at 34, I decided to run for Supervisor of the Township. When I made that decision to run, I went up to get my support from my father. He didn’t ask me anything other than what party I was running on. I said, “Dad, I’m running Republican.” Well, he’s a Franklin Delano Roosevelt, hardcore Democrat. He didn’t say anything but pointed a finger, pushed me in the chest, and said, “Darwin, I will never cast a vote for you.” And that was my own father. That’s how I started out in politics, for crying out loud. Not even having my own dad’s support. Now I believe, overtime, that he did vote for me. When I end this year, I will have 42 years of public service—28 in the Township and 14 here. One year longer than I was a banker, in fact.

Now, I want to first acknowledge my family. My wife, Jan, has been my partner in this life, including all my political years. We were married 54 years this year. To that point, her dad was the Deputy Sheriff when I met her, he went on to be Sheriff, and he wasn’t too keen on me. I was a kid from Evart who wore his hair in an afro, and I didn’t look at all like I look today with my hair shaved down. He wasn’t impressed, it took years to get his confidence in me. She worked in the parades and she worked countless hours driving me around. I tell you, I can’t say enough about my wife.

Along with her, my children and grandchildren are my pride and my joy. They have been by my side through all these life experiences in politics. My daughter Kim, now serving as Circuit Court Judge, her husband, RJ, and my two grandchildren, Logan and Madison; my son Chad, who has started his political life as Township Supervisor, wife, Amy, and their three children, Andrew, Christian, and Jacob who are here today in the East Gallery; my son Jason; and my daughter Meko and her son Ayden. They have all spent countless hours on the campaign trail with me and been a source of strength and support during my time in office. I am proud of each and every one of them. I hope that they will recognize one day that the 14 years I spent down here—and they grew up before my eyes—that we were doing it for them as well. My hope was that they would have jobs and be able to raise their families in this great state of Michigan.

Now I want to recognize the efforts of my staff. When I started, Emily Pontz was with me, and then Cynthia Wells. Both have helped to keep me on schedule—which was not an easy job—and keep our office running. They did a great job for me and the citizens of the 35th District.

Ryan Wenburg served as my first legislative director, and soon into the first term was called into the ministry. Many of you will remember that he is now serving a church and earlier this year opened the Senate with the invocation.

Next, Kara Butters Ackerman took that role and has done a great job from day one. Senator Casperson and I have had the Butters twins both working as our legislative directors for more than seven years. Right now, it is pretty easy to tell them apart, but that certainly isn’t always the case. Casperson and I could just switch Kara and Kendra back and forth on all the issues we worked on together. I don’t think you even knew when we were switching back and forth for one reason or another. Kara has done an amazing job working on my legislation and helping prepare me for our work on Appropriations. And, of course, our office has benefited from so many Butters Bakery delights over the years. Thank you for that.

Next is Tom Smith. He started on my campaign in my first House election. I hired him from day one and he has been faithful and diligent in his work with the constituents. Day in and day out, he has taken the time to listen to the issues and then works tirelessly on finding solutions. Tom, thank you for all your help and support from day one.

And finally, my chief of staff, Patrick Tiedt. Having a staff member for an entire legislative career is not very common and I have been fortunate to have both Tom and Patrick since day one in the House. However, Patrick and I go further back to when I hired him at the bank. We have been working together for nearly 22 years now. He was a junior in high school when I hired him to come to work at the bank. I am pretty sure that I was worried more than he was when he quit his job at the bank to run my first campaign, but it worked out and it has been a great partnership. We have traveled the district together from one end to the other, over and over again. We have done hundreds and hundreds of events together. At this point, if I want to do something, I have to clear it with my wife and then clear it with Patrick. So, one-two punch, always. Many of the Senators have talked about how they have had the best staff. Patrick Tiedt, thank you for all your support and guidance over the years. Madam President, let the record clearly reflect that Senator Booher has the best staff. Thank you.

Finally, in thank yous, I want to acknowledge the leadership—as many ahead of me have already said—of Majority Leader Meekhof. We thank you for your leadership, and all of the staff we have to help us. But I need to say a special word about the Senate Fiscal Agency staff. Since I have spent my entire legislative career on Appropriations and occasionally I have a question or two, I have kept the Fiscal Agency busy. Ellen has done a great job and the response is remarkable. I need to say a word about Bill Bowerman. Both these people are retiring and a lot of nice things were said today already. He has worked so closely with the two budgets that I chair, Community Colleges and Joint Capital Outlay, that it almost feels like I have had another staff member in my office. We have traveled to colleges and universities for committee meetings and project tours. He is dedicated to the point that he even traveled with me to a committee meeting at a college on his birthday and never said a word. I found out about his birthday and luckily I know someone in the cake business, so we were able to celebrate together. He is retiring at the end of this year and his institutional knowledge will be greatly missed. Thank you, Bill Bowerman, for all you have done for me.

Next week I will retire for the fourth time. I spent 41 years in banking, 28 years as a township supervisor, 28 years as the assessor, 68 years farming, and now 14 years as a legislator. This totals 179 years. That is a long, long time. Coincidently, that is about how old some people think I am—Senator Hansen. Senator Conyers talked about young legislators and I will just say it is good to have a few old bucks around as well.

Now, I am not going to talk about legislative accomplishments, but I think some of the bills sponsored have benefited the people of the 35th District and throughout the state. I would just note that I have offered some variety to this institution. Without my legislation, how many of you would have talked about frog gigging or road kill with your constituents?

I can name so many good things from my time in the Legislature, but instead I am going to name some of my loses: First, I lost my balance and I have to use a cane. Quite a bit of the time I use that cane to keep from leaning too far to the left. Second, I lost my voice. Probably from asking too many questions over the years. Third, I have lost five vehicles and the state has lost 14 deer. I am pretty sure that record will stand for years to come. Finally, I have lost 14 years of being close by to watch all the events with my grandchildren. I hope that they understand that we were trying to do things that we thought we needed to do in the state of Michigan.

So, I thank my family and staff for all of the support and hard work. I wish to thank the voters of the 35th Senate District for their trust and confidence. I have made so many relationships throughout the years. Thank you to each of my colleagues for enriching my life with so many great memories.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Motions and Communications

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

House Bill No. 6551

Senate Bill No. 1049

House Bill No. 4779

House Bill No. 4780

Senate Bill No. 1179

House Bill No. 4066

House Bill No. 4067

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 Assistant President pro tempore, Senator O’Brien, designated Senator MacGregor as Chairperson.

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

House Bill No. 4998, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “The Michigan penal code,” by amending section 215 (MCL 750.215), as amended by 2003 PA 15.

House Bill No. 5494, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 436, entitled “Unmanned aircraft systems act,” (MCL 259.301 to 259.331) by adding section 20.

House Bill No. 5495, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “The Michigan penal code,” (MCL 750.1 to 750.568) by adding section 45a.

House Bill No. 5496, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 436, entitled “Unmanned aircraft systems act,” by amending section 3 (MCL 259.303) and by adding section 30.

Senate Bill No. 1049, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 676d (MCL 257.676d), as added by 2014 PA 303.

House Bill No. 4780, entitled

A bill to amend 1970 PA 193, entitled “An act to provide for the compilation of the general laws of this state and the compilation and revision of state administrative rules; and to prescribe certain functions of the legislative council and certain state agencies relative thereto,” by amending sections 1 and 7 (MCL 8.41 and 8.47), as amended by 1999 PA 263.

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:

House Bill No. 5955, entitled

A bill to limit the authority of political subdivisions to impose licensing regulation.

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

House Bill No. 5956, entitled

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

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. 5957, entitled

A bill to amend 1909 PA 278, entitled “The home rule village act,” by amending section 24 (MCL 78.24), as amended by 2012 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.

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

House Bill No. 5958, entitled

A bill to amend 1945 PA 246, entitled “An act to authorize township boards to adopt ordinances and regulations to secure the public health, safety and general welfare; to provide for the establishment of a township police department; to provide for policing of townships by certain law enforcement officers and agencies; to provide for the publication of ordinances; to prescribe powers and duties of township boards and certain local and state officers and agencies; to provide sanctions; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict with the act,” by amending section 1 (MCL 41.181), as amended by 2012 PA 9.

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

House Bill No. 5959, entitled

A bill to amend 1947 PA 359, entitled “The charter township act,” by amending section 15 (MCL 42.15).

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

House Bill No. 5960, entitled

A bill to amend 1909 PA 279, entitled “The home rule city act,” by amending section 4i (MCL 117.4i), as amended by 2017 PA 214.

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

House Bill No. 5961, entitled

A bill to amend 1895 PA 215, entitled “The fourth class city act,” by amending section 1 of chapter XI (MCL 91.1), as amended by 1994 PA 19.

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

House Bill No. 5962, entitled

A bill to amend 1851 PA 156, entitled “An act to define the powers and duties of the county boards of commissioners of the several counties, and to confer upon them certain local, administrative and legislative powers; and to prescribe penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act,” (MCL 46.1 to 46.32) by adding section 11e.

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

House Bill No. 5963, entitled

A bill to amend 1895 PA 3, entitled “The general law village act,” by amending section 2 of chapter VII (MCL 67.2), as amended by 1994 PA 16.

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

House Bill No. 5964, entitled

A bill to amend 1973 PA 139, entitled “An act to provide forms of county government; to provide for county managers and county executives and to prescribe their powers and duties; to abolish certain departments, boards, commissions, and authorities; to provide for transfer of certain powers and functions; to prescribe powers of a board of county commissioners and elected officials; to provide organization of administrative functions; to transfer property; to retain ordinances and laws not inconsistent with this act; to provide methods for abolition of a unified form of county government; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies,” (MCL 45.551 to 45.573) by adding section 6c.

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

House Bill No. 5965, entitled

A bill to amend 1966 PA 293, entitled “An act to provide for the establishment of charter counties; to provide for the election of charter commissioners; to prescribe their powers and duties; to prohibit certain acts of a county board of commissioners after the approval of the election of a charter commission; to prescribe the mandatory and permissive provisions of a charter; to provide for the exercise by a charter county of certain powers whether or not authorized by its charter; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies,” (MCL 45.501 to 45.521) by adding section 15d.

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 amendment, the following bill:

House Bill No. 6052, entitled

A bill to evaluate certain economic development incentives; to report those evaluations and make certain recommendations; and to impose certain powers and duties on certain state employees and officials.

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

1. Amend page 5, following line 22, by inserting:

“(6) Not less than 30 days prior to the department releasing the economic development incentive evaluation under subsection (2) or publishing it on the department’s website under subsection (5), the department shall provide a copy of the economic development incentive evaluation to the Michigan strategic fund, the Michigan economic development corporation, the state agency that has oversight of the economic development incentive, and the entity that is the recipient of the economic development incentive. The Michigan strategic fund, the Michigan economic development corporation, the state agency that has oversight over the economic development incentive, and the entity that is the recipient of the economic development incentive may issue a response to the economic development incentive evaluation.”.

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

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

House Bill No. 6551, entitled

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

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

House Bill No. 4779, entitled

A bill to amend 1986 PA 268, entitled “Legislative council act,” (MCL 4.1101 to 4.1901) by amending the title, as amended by 1988 PA 100, and by adding chapter 1A.

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. 1179, entitled

A bill to prohibit a local unit of government from imposing a certain restaurant grading system on certain food service establishments; and to prescribe the powers and duties of certain local governmental entities.

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

House Bill No. 4066, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” (MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding section 16189; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

House Bill No. 4067, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending sections 17001 and 17501 (MCL 333.17001 and 333.17501), as amended by 2016 PA 379, and by adding sections 17011a and 17511a.

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

Resolutions

Senator Meekhof offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 211.

A resolution of tribute for the Honorable Goeff Hansen.

Whereas, It is with great respect for his commitment to the Thirty-fourth District encompassing the counties of Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana and the entire state of Michigan that we offer this expression of thanks and acclamation to Senator Goeff Hansen as he brings to close his distinguished service to this legislative body. His sensible approach to lawmaking and his awareness of the needs of Michigan residents have been deeply appreciated; and

Whereas, Senator Hansen started working in his family’s grocery business over 30 years ago. He attended Hope College and West Shore Community College and has worked as an emergency medical technician and volunteer firefighter in his community for 20 years. Prior to his election to the Michigan Legislature, he served as the Hart Township supervisor and on the Bear Lake Village Council and Bear Lake Schools Facility Board. He has served his community as a member of several civic and community organizations and as a coach for numerous youth, middle school, and high school sports; and

Whereas, Senator Hansen brought to the Senate a deep well of legislative experience. He was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2004, where he served six years prior to his election to the Senate. In recognition of his leadership abilities, he was elected to serve as the Assistant President Pro Tempore in his first term and currently serves as Assistant Majority Leader. During his eight years in the Senate, he served as chair of the Outdoor Recreation Committee and the Appropriations subcommittees on Transportation, Health and Human Services, and K-12, School Aid, Education. He has also served as the vice chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Government Operations, as a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Capital Outlay and the standing committees on Agriculture, Economic Development, Insurance, and Transportation; and

Whereas, During his legislative tenure, Senator Hansen has advocated for legislation to protect the state’s rich agricultural, natural resource, and hunting and fishing traditions. He has led the charge on significant public acts to provide quality health care and protections to nursing home patients; expand the promise zone education scholarship program; and support the state’s agri-businesses. He worked particularly hard on crafting a bipartisan solution to restructure and stabilize the Detroit Public School system; now, therefore, be it

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

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

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

Senator Kowall moved that the rule be suspended.

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

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

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

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

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Hansen’s statement is as follows:

You know, 14 years we’ve been doing this. This is unbelievable, you know. It’s hard to believe. I remember when we walked in. I remember sitting in our freshman orientation, I look around here and you’ve got Rick Jones, Tory Rocca, Jim Marleau, John Proos, Phil Pavlov, Darwin Booher, Dave Hildenbrand, Tonya Schuitmaker, we all came in together 14 years ago. Sitting there with everybody, with all the people who I was serving with, I look around and I’m thinking, “Man, this is an all-star team.” After 14 years, I sit here and look at the people I serve with now and I believe it even more. We have some of the best that the state can offer. We have come so far in 14 years. When I came in, we were in the majority. Spent two years in the majority, then we had four years in the minority. The state was in free-fall. We had no money, high unemployment, and a budget that was always a challenge to balance. We all hoped to make the state a better place. It took several years. Here we are. Balanced budget on time, low unemployment, and the highest budget ever for our schools and for our roads. We are finally out of the deep recession. Michigan is back.

Coming from the grocery business, I was surprised at how similar what we’re doing here was to the business. Your customers are your constituents. You always try to make them happy because if you don’t take care of them, someone else will. The lobbyists are like the salespeople who come in every day to try to sell you something. Sometimes you have to learn just to say “no” and move on. Then, multitasking. You look at it in the grocery business, you may be cashiering, you’re up there and someone comes up and says, “Well, there’s no milk in the cooler.” The next person walks up and says, “We’ve got a spill in aisle three.” The next person comes up and says, “The toilet is overflowing.” You have to be able to file everything away and prioritize what needs to be done and then do them. It’s just like the many things we may work on here in any given day because no two days are the same. Everything changes and you deal with crisis after crisis and you just have to be sure to prioritize and make sure you get to do each and every one of them.

In the 14 years here, I personally have had some of the highest highs in my life—I’m not talking about freeing-the-weed highs, Coleman—both of my sons were married, and we had three wonderful grandchildren born. But I also had some of the lowest lows—when I lost my son six years ago and my mother-in-law this spring. Whoever bet on me lasting three minutes, you’re winning. My second family here was always here for me in my time of need. Thank you.

In my time here I have passed legislation that I hope will have a long-term positive effect on the state of Michigan. The one that took the longest—it took me seven and a half years—was what I thought was a simple bill: allowing wine tasting at farmers’ markets. Allowing the smallest wineries the opportunity to sell their wine to grow and prosper and maybe become large enough to be able to sell through a distributor. I remember exactly where I was driving down M-37 when one of my friends who is a beer distributor called me. The first words out of his mouth were, “Goeff, what the heck?” It wasn’t heck, but it was, “What are you doing?” This is Michigan agriculture. At that time, I chaired the agriculture budget. It’s about Michigan agriculture all the way through. It’s not about wine, it’s about trying to make sure we have a value-added product in our agriculture. After I explained it to him, he was ok with it and it still took me another seven years to get everybody to understand what we were trying to do and that we were not trying to destroy the three-tier system.

Some of the things were controversial. Even though it wasn’t my bill, I still believe Healthy Michigan was the right thing to do. We had too many people who were one sickness or one injury away from bankruptcy. The people who were helped were the people I worked with every day in my career. They were working hard but just couldn’t get over the hump, and I want to say thank you to Mike Shirkey for your hard work on that. Long term care reform. Making sure the state surveyors knew that they were there to help the facilities be the best for their residents, not just the enforcers. Healthy Kids Dental. One of the first things I asked Governor Snyder for, to help get Healthy Kids Dental in more places. It helps make sure our kids have access to good dental care. Now it’s statewide.

Pure Michigan. This is one of the things that I am a big advocate for and I can tell you why. I was in Mississippi and I’m standing next to a young lady. We strike up a conversation and she says, “Where are you from?” I said, “I’m from Michigan.” She looks at me and she goes, “Pure Michigan!” I said, “Thank you.” I said, “We’ve worked really hard to get you to say that.” Or the couple I met on the Grand Hotel porch from Texas saying that because of the Pure Michigan commercials, they were in Michigan for a week. Loved it. “We’re going to come back.” It is working. We need to keep it up. Contrary to some folks’ belief, it doesn’t just help one industry, it helps every person in the state of Michigan.

Working with my Detroit friends to help the city make sure their children get a good education was one of the most rewarding things I have done. Over a year of traveling to Detroit to talk to whoever wanted to make a difference. School administrators, teachers, clergy, school board members, unions, the mayor, students, parents, and charter schools. It was great to see how much people cared about their city and their kids. I met so many wonderful people who were willing to step up and make a difference. In the end it didn’t quite finish as I had envisioned. I really feel that it’s too bad that some people are too caught up in the past to embrace a better future. But, I do want to give out a special thanks to my chief of staff, Pete Wills, who worked diligently on this, Senator Dave Knezek, Tonya Allen, and Mayor Mike for their willingness to work with me for a better educational future for their city.

Probably the thing I am most proud of is still unrolling around the state. It started with an idea I took to my friend Kyle Fiebig at the Muskegon Career Tech Center. It was an opportunity for adult education students to take skilled trades training at the career tech center. He worked with his colleagues and came up with the template for a program that we piloted in Muskegon County. It took a little while but we worked out the bugs and it is now available statewide. The businesses in the area can’t wait for the students to graduate. They actually stop in during class to scout the students for when they graduate. I can’t say enough about the work Kyle has done to make this a success. He is a rock star.

Now for the thank yous. First I want to thank the people of the 34th Senate District and the 100th House District for trusting me to be their voice in Lansing for 14 years. I am very humbled. In my first term, I learned a huge lesson. I had Jeff Mayes and Steve Adamini cross the aisle and help me stop an amendment on one of my bills that would have gutted the bill and I have never forgot what that meant to and taught me about working with everyone, not just your party.

Governor Snyder, this is a guy who didn’t have to do what he did. I love the way he works. I think we work a lot the same, we find out what the problem is and then we try to fix it. Brian Calley has been a great friend and helped me on so many things. I want to say thank you. And then I want to say thank you to Sue Snyder for allowing Rick to come and be our Governor. Being away from home, taking the crap that she has to take.

Boy, I’ve only got three pages left. I think I can do it though. We’re getting into the tough parts though.

I want to thank my vice chairs on the Education Committee. Phil, look, I didn’t forget you today. He’s been a great help through this because he has so much knowledge and so much drive trying to do the right thing in education. Hoon-Yung Hopgood has always been so strong on early childhood education, and I am glad we were able to make some improvements in that.

And we all have a super volunteer. I could go to each one of you and you could tell me who it’s been for you. Mine has been Bob Carr, always there and willing to do anything you needed him to do.

The different State Representatives I have worked with have been great, Marcia Hovey-Wright, Collene Lamonte, and Terry Sabo from the other side of the aisle in the Muskegon area, have become good friends even though we don’t always agree on policy. Holly Hughes has been a great representative for the area of Muskegon and she’s become a very, very good friend. Scott VanSingel quickly got up to speed in the 100th District and is doing a great job. And then there’s Jon Bumstead. Jon is following me as the next 34th District Senator. We’re going to be in great hands. Jon works so hard. He’s always willing to help and he always goes the extra mile.

Kevin Elsenheimer was my roommate for my first six years and taught me so much about the Legislature. I remember sitting in Jason and Suzanne Allen’s living room and we talked about everything. We talked about the day, we talked about the future, and we talked about how things can go. That’s where I learned—and for you folks who know Suzanne, you are going to know this is true—everyone works for Suzanne. When she was the chief of staff, it was so true. I just was so lucky to have them as mentors.

Wayne Schmidt, thanks for taking over the Hayford Street barbecue. What a great way to get to know everyone, sitting there in shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops, with a beverage of your choice and maybe a hot dog or a bratwurst. I’m sure glad you’re coming back. Just a great advocate for northern Michigan.

Morris, do you want me to start now? We have become so close over the years. We both had a loss during this time—him with Angie and me with Collin—and we’ve learned to lean on each other for support. I have been down to Detroit a whole bunch of times, Morris, a whole bunch of times. I’m still waiting for you to come up to Hart to visit me. You know it’s open and you talked about wanting to get around the state, well, I know an area you haven’t been yet. Come on up.

Arlan Meekhof has been a great friend and Majority Leader. He’s just so true to his word. Thanks for giving me the trust to work on some very interesting legislation.

Darwin Booher was up here a minute ago, and I don’t know if we call him Darwin Booher or if we call him the deer slayer. Here’s a guy, my seatmate for the first four years in the House. He’s just a man I trust so much. He talks about all the times he broke his leg. Ask him about the skiing. I’m not going to tell you about it. Ask him about the skiing incident because it’s karma.

And then Tom Casperson. Dang man, how many times can you drag us into trouble? His passion for doing the right thing is something to behold. He’s always the first to stand up for the U.P.—and the Packers, which I don’t understand yet. He keeps trying to remind me of that. The nice part about him loving the Packers is for the last few years, I have not run out of beer on the Lions-Packers game because it seems that it’s going the right way finally. I don’t think I’m ahead yet, but I think between him and Marty, his chief of staff, they’ve kept me in Corona pretty well.

I also want to thank the people who keep this place running every day. The session clerks—Angela Allen, Christine Dingee, Danielle McCann, Aaron Baylis, Laken Stoliker, and then we had to bring in Julie. Adam, I don’t know. Adam Reames, if he stands up you see he’s got this big old thing on his arm and it says “M.” I don’t know what that’s for. The nice thing about these folks is they let Jeff Cobb think he’s their boss. But they keep things going so well, and I want to show you something here—Danielle—look. It’s not handwritten.

The Senate policy staff has also been great to work with. Some of the ones I’ve worked with are Anne Blankenhorn, Emily Carney, and then Bob Wilson before Emily for so many years, Christine Simon, Dan Dundas, and everyone works so hard to make us look good. Our communications staff, Pattrick Yockey doing his photo magic, Rich Keener making us sound good, Nicole Hankwitz is always just keeping us in line, and Marta Dittmer behind the scenes coordinating our mailers and keeping our old signing wheel running

Senate Fiscal was so important for us in Appropriations. In my committees, I had Michael Siracuse in Transportation, Cory Savino in the Department of Education, and Kathryn Summers was a superstar with School Aid. I swear she just should have moved into my office because as we’re doing the school aid, we had so many scenarios and so many questions, I don’t know if she ever slept because she always brought us the things in a timely manner. Unbelievable. Kathryn, thank you. All of you, all of the Senate Fiscal, thank you.

My friend Mike Ferland, there you are. Mike said I had to mention him in my speech so that’s all I’ve got. I may harass you sometimes but I really appreciate you and all of your men’s attention to detail and their professionalism. I have never felt safer. Oh, and thanks for the shoes.

Now comes the hard parts, my staff. I have had many great people go through in 14 years—Paula Englin, Kat Hanson, Chris Noftze, Maggie Pallone, John Szegda, Erica Chiodo, Tracy Lee Sievers—all moving on to bigger and better things. Maria Gonzalez was my district person who was at all the things I couldn’t get to in my first term. Peter Ochs started volunteering for me when he was 15 and he was part of every one of my campaigns. His job when he was 15 was to be with me every day. He was with me doing doors, doing signs, doing mailers, whatever it took to get done, he was always there. It was his job that his parents gave him, to help me get elected. When he got his driving permit, he thought he was going to be the driver and, well, I’m not very good at riding. I’m better at driving and so Pete became the “I’ll sit over in this seat and sleep, eat, or just make noise.” He’s been just great. He was always there. Anton Letica and Ryan Solt are my current front-desk people and have done a great job for the district. What I have to tell you is I had to hire both of them to take Anna Mooney’s place when she left to be the DNR liaison after eight great years in my office. Keith Creagh is a lucky man, Anna, and he knows it. Thank you. Katie Witkowski was with me for six years before she went to the Restaurants Association. I’ll tell you a little about Katie. The Restaurants Association keeps calling me to ask if I have any more like Katie because they’ll hire all I’ve got. She always kept me where I needed to go, my schedule was always perfect, and it gave Tami somebody to call to tell her what I needed to be doing at home too.

Let me see, was there anyone else? Oh, Pete, where are you at? I know you’re here somewhere. Over there. Pete Wills has been with me from the first day in office, through the entire thing. Darwin, being you went first, I’m going to trump you. The staff that I’ve had have been so good. Pete has been the glue that has held everything together in my office for the entire time. Always making sure I am prepared for anything. We’ve been a great team and I have always believed that we’re partners in this journey. I trust him totally and count him as a great friend. His mastery of the school aid budget is amazing and no one works harder or longer. He’s the best of the best. Thank you Pete.

I can’t forget to thank Juanita Pierman, my first campaign manager who always believed in me and helped me learn so much about campaigning and keeping family first.

A special thank you to my family who have always supported me and kept me grounded. My parents, who taught me how to treat people with respect and always work hard. My dad is 90 and my mom is 89 and they’re still working four days a week. It’s amazing. That’s what keeps them going. I did talk to my dad about retiring, and he said, “What would I do? Come home and putz in my little room here? I have to be with people.” With my siblings, I have my brother, Dave, my sisters Brenda and Diane, and they’ve always kept me from getting too full of myself—you know how siblings are, they made sure I was always grounded so thanks to them.

Then, my two boys Collin—who left us way too soon—and Blake are the best sons a father could ask for. I am so proud of their work ethic and people skills, plus they blessed me with three wonderful grandkids and one step-grandson. Now you see why I saved this for the last because this is the hardest part.

And finally my wife, Tami. I saved her until last because she is the most important. Tami has always supported me and believed in me all 39 years of marriage. She is my rock that I lean on and she has helped me through the tough times and she’s helped me to celebrate the good times. I couldn’t have done it without her. I love you, Honey.

And with apologies to Ozzy, “Mama, I’m coming home.”

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Messages from the House

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

Senate Bill No. 35

Senate Bill No. 874

Senate Bill No. 880

The motion prevailed.

Senate Bill No. 962, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 218, entitled “Adult foster care facility licensing act,” by amending sections 3, 4, and 26a (MCL 400.703, 400.704, and 400.726a), sections 3 and 4 as amended by 2016 PA 525 and section 26a as amended by 2017 PA 156.

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

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

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

The Senate agreed to the full title.

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

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Third Reading of Bills

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

House Bill No. 5711

House Bill No. 4412

House Bill No. 5836

House Bill No. 5988

House Bill No. 5989

House Bill No. 6431

House Bill No. 6432

House Bill No. 6444

House Bill No. 6058

House Bill No. 6059

House Bill No. 6060

House Bill No. 6028

The motion prevailed.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 5711, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “Natural resources and environmental protection act,” by amending section 43517 (MCL 324.43517), as added by 2011 PA 109.

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. 761 Yeas—33

Ananich Hertel Kowall Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Rocca

Brandenburg Hopgood Marleau Schmidt

Casperson Horn Meekhof Schuitmaker

Colbeck Hune Nofs Shirkey

Conyers Jones O’Brien Stamas

Emmons Knezek Pavlov Young

Green Knollenberg Proos Zorn

Hansen

Nays—5

Bieda Hollier Hood Warren

Gregory

Excused—0

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

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

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

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

“An act to protect the environment and natural resources of the state; to codify, revise, consolidate, and classify laws relating to the environment and natural resources of the state; to regulate the discharge of certain substances into the environment; to regulate the use of certain lands, waters, and other natural resources of the state; to protect the people’s right to hunt and fish; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and officials; to provide for certain charges, fees, assessments, and donations; to provide certain appropriations; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4412, entitled

A bill to amend 1973 PA 186, entitled “Tax tribunal act,” by amending sections 21 and 22 (MCL 205.721 and 205.722), section 22 as amended by 2008 PA 127.

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. 762 Yeas—37

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Rocca

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schmidt

Casperson Hood Marleau Schuitmaker

Colbeck Hopgood Meekhof Shirkey

Conyers Horn Nofs Stamas

Emmons Hune O’Brien Young

Green Jones Pavlov Zorn

Gregory

Nays—1

Warren

Excused—0

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 create the tax tribunal; to provide for personnel, jurisdiction, functions, practice and procedure; to provide for appeals; and to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state agencies; and to abolish certain boards,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 5836, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “Natural resources and environmental protection act,” by amending sections 44522, 80141, and 80212 (MCL 324.44522, 324.80141, and 324.80212), section 44522 as amended by 2012 PA 294 and sections 80141 and 80212 as amended by 2012 PA 120; 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. 763 Yeas—38

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Nofs Stamas

Conyers Horn O’Brien Warren

Emmons Hune Pavlov Young

Green Jones Proos Zorn

Gregory Knezek

Nays—0

Excused—0

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

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

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

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

“An act to protect the environment and natural resources of the state; to codify, revise, consolidate, and classify laws relating to the environment and natural resources of the state; to regulate the discharge of certain substances into the environment; to regulate the use of certain lands, waters, and other natural resources of the state; to protect the people’s right to hunt and fish; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and officials; to provide for certain charges, fees, assessments, and donations; to provide certain appropriations; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 5988, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “Natural resources and environmental protection act,” by amending section 80221 (MCL 324.80221), as added by 2000 PA 229.

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. 764 Yeas—38

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Nofs Stamas

Conyers Horn O’Brien Warren

Emmons Hune Pavlov Young

Green Jones Proos Zorn

Gregory Knezek

Nays—0

Excused—0

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

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

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

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

“An act to protect the environment and natural resources of the state; to codify, revise, consolidate, and classify laws relating to the environment and natural resources of the state; to regulate the discharge of certain substances into the environment; to regulate the use of certain lands, waters, and other natural resources of the state; to protect the people’s right to hunt and fish; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and officials; to provide for certain charges, fees, assessments, and donations; to provide certain appropriations; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 5989, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “Natural resources and environmental protection act,” by amending section 80213 (MCL 324.80213), as added by 2000 PA 229.

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. 765 Yeas—38

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Nofs Stamas

Conyers Horn O’Brien Warren

Emmons Hune Pavlov Young

Green Jones Proos Zorn

Gregory Knezek

Nays—0

Excused—0

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

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

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

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

“An act to protect the environment and natural resources of the state; to codify, revise, consolidate, and classify laws relating to the environment and natural resources of the state; to regulate the discharge of certain substances into the environment; to regulate the use of certain lands, waters, and other natural resources of the state; to protect the people’s right to hunt and fish; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and officials; to provide for certain charges, fees, assessments, and donations; to provide certain appropriations; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 6431, entitled

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

The 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. 766 Yeas—38

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Nofs Stamas

Conyers Horn O’Brien Warren

Emmons Hune Pavlov Young

Green Jones Proos Zorn

Gregory Knezek

Nays—0

Excused—0

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, and classify the laws relating to the insurance and surety business; to regulate the incorporation or formation of domestic insurance and surety companies and associations and the admission of foreign and alien companies and associations; to provide their rights, powers, and immunities and to prescribe the conditions on which companies and associations organized, existing, or authorized under this act may exercise their powers; to provide the rights, powers, and immunities and to prescribe the conditions on which other persons, firms, corporations, associations, risk retention groups, and purchasing groups engaged in an insurance or surety business may exercise their powers; to provide for the imposition of a privilege fee on domestic insurance companies and associations and the state accident fund; to provide for the imposition of a tax on the business of foreign and alien companies and associations; to provide for the imposition of a tax on risk retention groups and purchasing groups; to provide for the imposition of a tax on the business of surplus line agents; to provide for the imposition of regulatory fees on certain insurers; to provide for assessment fees on certain health maintenance organizations; to modify tort liability arising out of certain accidents; to provide for limited actions with respect to that modified tort liability and to prescribe certain procedures for maintaining those actions; to require security for losses arising out of certain accidents; to provide for the continued availability and affordability of automobile insurance and homeowners insurance in this state and to facilitate the purchase of that insurance by all residents of this state at fair and reasonable rates; to provide for certain reporting with respect to insurance and with respect to certain claims against uninsured or self-insured persons; to prescribe duties for certain state departments and officers with respect to that reporting; to provide for certain assessments; to establish and continue certain state insurance funds; to modify and clarify the status, rights, powers, duties, and operations of the nonprofit malpractice insurance fund; to provide for the departmental supervision and regulation of the insurance and surety business within this state; to provide for regulation over worker’s compensation self-insurers; to provide for the conservation, rehabilitation, or liquidation of unsound or insolvent insurers; to provide for the protection of policyholders, claimants, and creditors of unsound or insolvent insurers; to provide for associations of insurers to protect policyholders and claimants in the event of insurer insolvencies; to prescribe educational requirements for insurance agents and solicitors; to provide for the regulation of multiple employer welfare arrangements; to create an automobile theft prevention authority to reduce the number of automobile thefts in this state; to prescribe the powers and duties of the automobile theft prevention authority; to provide certain powers and duties upon certain officials, departments, and authorities of this state; to provide for an appropriation; to repeal acts and parts of acts; and to provide penalties for the violation of this act,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 6432, entitled

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

The 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. 767 Yeas—38

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Nofs Stamas

Conyers Horn O’Brien Warren

Emmons Hune Pavlov Young

Green Jones Proos Zorn

Gregory Knezek

Nays—0

Excused—0

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 regulate the marketing and transacting of certain health benefits; to regulate the agents of health benefit corporations; to establish certain powers and duties of health benefit corporations and agents of health benefit corporations; to establish the powers and duties of certain state officers and agencies; and to provide for certain penalties,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 6444, entitled

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

The 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. 768 Yeas—38

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Nofs Stamas

Conyers Horn O’Brien Warren

Emmons Hune Pavlov Young

Green Jones Proos Zorn

Gregory Knezek

Nays—0

Excused—0

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, and classify the laws relating to the insurance and surety business; to regulate the incorporation or formation of domestic insurance and surety companies and associations and the admission of foreign and alien companies and associations; to provide their rights, powers, and immunities and to prescribe the conditions on which companies and associations organized, existing, or authorized under this act may exercise their powers; to provide the rights, powers, and immunities and to prescribe the conditions on which other persons, firms, corporations, associations, risk retention groups, and purchasing groups engaged in an insurance or surety business may exercise their powers; to provide for the imposition of a privilege fee on domestic insurance companies and associations and the state accident fund; to provide for the imposition of a tax on the business of foreign and alien companies and associations; to provide for the imposition of a tax on risk retention groups and purchasing groups; to provide for the imposition of a tax on the business of surplus line agents; to provide for the imposition of regulatory fees on certain insurers; to provide for assessment fees on certain health maintenance organizations; to modify tort liability arising out of certain accidents; to provide for limited actions with respect to that modified tort liability and to prescribe certain procedures for maintaining those actions; to require security for losses arising out of certain accidents; to provide for the continued availability and affordability of automobile insurance and homeowners insurance in this state and to facilitate the purchase of that insurance by all residents of this state at fair and reasonable rates; to provide for certain reporting with respect to insurance and with respect to certain claims against uninsured or self-insured persons; to prescribe duties for certain state departments and officers with respect to that reporting; to provide for certain assessments; to establish and continue certain state insurance funds; to modify and clarify the status, rights, powers, duties, and operations of the nonprofit malpractice insurance fund; to provide for the departmental supervision and regulation of the insurance and surety business within this state; to provide for regulation over worker’s compensation self-insurers; to provide for the conservation, rehabilitation, or liquidation of unsound or insolvent insurers; to provide for the protection of policyholders, claimants, and creditors of unsound or insolvent insurers; to provide for associations of insurers to protect policyholders and claimants in the event of insurer insolvencies; to prescribe educational requirements for insurance agents and solicitors; to provide for the regulation of multiple employer welfare arrangements; to create an automobile theft prevention authority to reduce the number of automobile thefts in this state; to prescribe the powers and duties of the automobile theft prevention authority; to provide certain powers and duties upon certain officials, departments, and authorities of this state; to provide for an appropriation; to repeal acts and parts of acts; and to provide penalties for the violation of this act,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 6058, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” (MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding section 16174a.

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. 769 Yeas—38

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Nofs Stamas

Conyers Horn O’Brien Warren

Emmons Hune Pavlov Young

Green Jones Proos Zorn

Gregory Knezek

Nays—0

Excused—0

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

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

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

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

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

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 6059, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 407, entitled “Skilled trades regulation act,” (MCL 339.5101 to 339.6133) by adding section 202.

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. 770 Yeas—38

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Nofs Stamas

Conyers Horn O’Brien Warren

Emmons Hune Pavlov Young

Green Jones Proos Zorn

Gregory Knezek

Nays—0

Excused—0

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, and classify the laws of this state regarding the regulation of certain occupations in the skilled trades and to regulate persons and activities relative to those occupations; to create a board for each of those occupations; to establish the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental officers and entities, including the boards created under this act; to provide for the promulgation of rules; to provide for fees; to provide for penalties and civil fines; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 6060, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 299, entitled “Occupational code,” (MCL 339.101 to 339.2677) by adding section 202a.

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. 771 Yeas—38

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Nofs Stamas

Conyers Horn O’Brien Warren

Emmons Hune Pavlov Young

Green Jones Proos Zorn

Gregory Knezek

Nays—0

Excused—0

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, and classify the laws of this state regarding the regulation of certain occupations and to regulate certain persons and activities relative to those occupations; to create a board for each of those occupations; to establish the powers and duties of certain departments and agencies and the boards of each occupation; to provide for the promulgation of rules; to provide for certain fees; to provide for penalties and civil fines; to establish rights, relationships, and remedies of certain persons under certain circumstances; to provide immunity from certain civil liability for certain entities and certain related occupations under certain circumstances; to repeal certain parts of this act on a specific date; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 6028, entitled

A bill to amend 1990 PA 187, entitled “The pupil transportation act,” by amending sections 11, 33, 49, 51, 55, and 65 (MCL 257.1811, 257.1833, 257.1849, 257.1851, 257.1855, and 257.1865), sections 11 and 33 as amended by 2006 PA 107, section 49 as amended by 2006 PA 108, section 51 as amended by 2010 PA 93, and section 55 as amended by 2006 PA 320.

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. 772 Yeas—37

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Rocca

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schmidt

Casperson Hood Marleau Schuitmaker

Colbeck Hopgood Meekhof Shirkey

Conyers Horn Nofs Stamas

Emmons Hune O’Brien Warren

Green Jones Pavlov Young

Gregory

Nays—1

Zorn

Excused—0

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 regulate the equipment, maintenance, operation, and use of school buses; to prescribe the qualifications of school bus drivers; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental agencies; to create an advisory committee and to prescribe its powers and duties; and to prescribe remedies and penalties,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Resolutions

Senator Meekhof offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 210.

A resolution of tribute for the Honorable David Knezek.

Whereas, As he brings to a close his tenure of public service with the Michigan Senate, we are honored to laud the contributions of Senator David Knezek. As a distinguished member of this legislative body, Senator Knezek exhibited commitment and dedication to his constituents of the Fifth District encompassing parts of Wayne County, as well as to citizens throughout this state; and

Whereas, David Knezek brought to the Michigan Legislature an impressive background of public service first in the military and later in elective office. He completed two tours of duty in Iraq as a member of the Scout Sniper Platoon. He was highly decorated with numerous awards as well as advancement to the rank of Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps; and

Whereas, After his honorable military discharge, Senator Knezek resumed his educational pursuits at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2012. As a student, he was president of student government and an advocate for his fellow students, earning him recognition as a University of Michigan-Dearborn Difference Maker and recipient of the University of Michigan-Dearborn Distinguished Student Leader Award; and

Whereas, Drawing on his military service and his educational credentials, David Knezek was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. In 2014, he was elected to the Michigan Senate where he held positions of leadership as part of the Democratic Leadership Team and as chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus. Moreover, he served as a member of the Appropriations Committee as minority vice chair of the Community Colleges and the State Police and Military Affairs subcommittees. He was also vice chair on the Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security Committee and a member of the Energy and Technology and the Health Policy committees; and

Whereas, Senator Knezek’s tenure with the Michigan Legislature has embodied a deep and abiding commitment to public service. As a veteran and legislator, he set a sterling example of leadership for future lawmakers to follow; now, therefore, be it

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

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

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

Senator Kowall moved that the rule be suspended.

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

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

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

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

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Knezek’s statement is as follows:

Colleagues, for my entire life I have been told that I am an over achiever and so, it should come as no surprise to any of you that I stand here saying goodbye four years ahead of schedule. If you get very quiet and listen into the Capitol rotunda, you can hear the people chanting my name. I think that’s so special and I want to thank them for that. What I don’t want to do is stand up here and wax nostalgic about my time or my experience. I want to keep it light, I want to keep it fun, and, while I have your full attention, I want to make sure I can roast as many of you as possible.

But before I do that, a few thank yous. I want to begin today by recognizing the custodial staff for the often overworked but always outstanding job they do within the Senate Office Building and the Michigan Capitol. I want to thank the maintenance crew for their professionalism and hard work and their constant reminders that I’m not allowed to hang my own pictures on my own walls. I want to thank the Capitol docents for teaching me more about Michigan history than any classroom ever could and for their unwavering commitment to each and every one of our constituents who visits the Capitol. The docents ensure that those visits are so special and so memorable, right up until the point residents meet their elected officials.

In the front of our chamber, I want to thank Jeff Cobb and Adam Reames and the Secretary of the Senate’s staff for their role in preserving the democratic process. I want to thank our Senate committee clerks, our IT staff, and everyone who sits quietly among us keeping the trains running on time, for doing the work that none of us ever could. In the back of our chamber, I want to thank our pages for all the work we see you do here on the Senate floor and all the work that you do when you’re away from the Senate floor. Very few Senators could do what you do, and by that I mean that you’re all skinny and can squeeze between the desks.

Disbursed throughout our chamber and the Senate Office Building, I want to thank our Sergeants, all former police officers in their own right; I want to thank you for continuing to protect and serve us. You guys truly do a bang-up job and you keep us safe and out of harm’s way. Sometimes you keep us safe from each other and I want you to know how thankful I am for that. Not present here today, I want to thank Jordan Hankwitz and the team at the Senate Business Office for ensuring the integrity and longevity of our institution. But mostly, I’m happy that they get my direct deposit right every two weeks. I want to thank the Senate Fiscal office for all their fine ideas that we promptly ignore. I want to thank the press for doing everything they do to keep us honest and accountable.

I want to thank here within the chamber today, the campaign team for the Senate Democratic caucus, Ben and Molly. Two individuals who have just been absolute rock stars for their efforts these last four years. I want to express my thanks and appreciation to the Republican caucus communications and policy staff as well as the personal staff to each Republican Senator. It would be impossible to name each and every one of you and to tell you what it is I like about you all, and frankly, I can’t do that because I would be lying. In all sincerity, over the last four years, I’ve the opportunity to work with or for many of you or your bosses on issues that are important to me, the state of Michigan, or my district. I’ve never been treated with anything but kindness, generosity, and helpfulness and for that I thank you all. It’s been a blessing to work with you, and I particularly value every time you quietly confided in me just how much you dislike your boss.

Finally, I want to turn my attention to the Democratic staff, and it’s hard because I don’t want to crank my neck. I’m going to start with our communications team. Our communications team does such an amazing job helping us as individuals and as a caucus articulate our message and spreading it as far as possible. That is due in large part to your intelligence, your savviness, and your intuition. Each and every one of you has stepped up to the plate each and every time you’ve been asked. To have a team that dedicated and that selfless is so rare and I want you to know just how thankful I am for you all. I’m doubly thankful because just we hit 18,000 followers on my Facebook page. I’m triply thankful because most of my colleagues don’t know how the “The Facebooks” work.

Secondly, I’d like to address our policy team. I know I’m kind of going in and out of being sincere and being silly but I want to be very clear as I address all the men and women on our policy team. Each and every one of you comprise the greatest policy team that we have in Lansing today. Not just in the House, not just in the Senate, of any organization, any non-profit, or any company that we have in the state of Michigan today. I think that you guys are the best and I highly doubt that a comparable team could ever be assembled. Working with each and every one of you on matters of public policy, the machinations of the Senate and the strategy behind when and where offer an amendment, when and where to ask a pointed question in committee, or your assistance in solving a constituent issue that I just can’t crack, has been an absolute highlight of my time here in the Senate. You are all so incredibly gifted and have done more to help advance my priorities and serve my constituents than perhaps you realize. It’s important to me that each and every one of you hears just how appreciated you are and how outstanding the quality of your work is on behalf of us all.

And now to my colleagues. When talking about the men and women with whom I serve, I often times paraphrase the words of President Harry Truman who talked about his first time descending on Washington, D.C. I had the great pleasure of being elected to the Michigan House of Representatives when I was 26 years old, half the age of the average legislator here in Michigan and one quarter the age of Darwin Booher. That’s not right, you are a good man, Darwin, and I apologize. I am glad that we started these speeches early though so that you can make it to dinner by 3:30 p.m. But to paraphrase President Truman, when I first came to the Michigan Senate, when I walked through those doors and sat at my desk, I spent the first six months wondering “How did I make it into this chamber?”, and after meeting you all I spent the next six months wondering how the rest of you got here.

I want to begin by thanking our Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, who on so many occasions, when I got caught in a trap and couldn’t break a log jam, I called up the Lieutenant Governor and he helped me break it each and every time. He helped me deliver more for my constituents than perhaps he knows.

To Senator Mike Shirkey, it was such a pleasure and a blessing to teach you how to shoot a long rifle. It is so ironic that one of the most conservative members of our chamber is also the father of Medicaid expansion here in this state. A great example that when you come to someone that has differing views, differing ideas and you back it up with facts and data, we can change minds and we can change hearts. I thank you for your leadership, not just on that issue, but on so many others. I wish you the best of luck next year as you take over as the Majority Leader. I’m going to really miss working with you.

To Arlan Meekhof, hiding over there in the back, I’ll never forget the first time we sat down and had a conversation four and a half years ago at the Senate Biggby. We were talking about our priorities and talking about things we wanted to work on. Before I even got the words out of my mouth about what it is I wanted to focus on in the Senate, you looked at me and said, “Don’t even talk about abortion.” I’ve tried to stay true to that for you, but there are some issues I have to go to the mat on. I know that your ears are burning every second Monday of the month when I’m at my coffee hours because there is no Republican whose name is mentioned more at my coffee hours than Arlan Meekhof. He’s celebrating, that’s good. When you’re the leader of the caucus and you’re the face of the operation, we know that happens. What my constituents don’t see, Arlan, is the content of the man you are, the character that you have, the leadership that you possess, and I really appreciate having had the opportunity to work with you these last four years.

Senator Stamas, my constituents have no clue how much you have done for the people of the 5th Senate District. They have no clue the type of leadership that you have displayed and the assistance that you have given me. When I came to Senator Stamas a few years ago and said that I needed $500,000 to support the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, he came to me the next day and said, “Done deal. We’re ready to rock and roll.” We wrote the amendment, we handed it Coleman Young, he got it introduced, and he’s been campaigning on it ever since. Just last year, Senator Stamas made a trip down to North Rosedale Park in my district where we’re trying to renovate our community house. You had a great meeting with my constituents, they presented the data and facts, you worked with Senator Hildenbrand, and we’re in the process of renovating that community house in Detroit right now. I really, really want to thank you for everything that you have done to help me bring a couple dollars back home to the district. It used to be easier because I would just take you out to lunch and ply you with food and drinks, but then you lost a bunch of weight and I lost all my leverage. You have been an amazing partner, Senator Stamas. I appreciate you for that.

To Senator Hansen, today he talked about working on Detroit Public Schools. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner or somebody who is more committed to the children, the teachers, and the staff within the city of Detroit. I have truly enjoyed our on-again, off-again annual fishing trips. I was a little worried earlier when you talked about trumping Senator Booher. I thought you were going to talk about obstruction of justice or something like that, but I’m glad you didn’t.

To Senator Nofs, nobody has said thank you to the minority party for all that they have done to contribute to a committee budget while having taken zero of my feedback on that committee budget. The fact of the matter is, Mike, you are always a step ahead of the game. You’re amazing to work with, we don’t have to try and sell you on good issues, you’re always bought in from the beginning, and I really appreciate having worked with you these last few years. What a lot of folks don’t know is that the woman I most recently dated, her step-mother is a Calhoun County Commissioner. When we were in the process of talking to one another, her step-mom picked up the phone and called Senator Nofs’ office just to get a little report on who I was and what I was like. Senator Nofs’ office was so gracious to give me a solid report, and Senator Nofs was so gracious to back me up in that endeavor as well. As I think about the breath of that relationship, Mike Nofs, having the opportunity to fall in love with somebody, travel the world with somebody, and make such beautiful memories with them, I really can’t help but think that you played a small role in that. I really appreciate you for your help. The breakup was terrible, so I’m going to blame you for that too.

To Senator Pavlov, another one of my chairs, I think we were both thrilled when I left the Education Committee. I think you’re a great example of somebody you like to fight with during the day and think about having a beer with at night. On a personal level, Phil, you’re just a great guy, salt of the Earth, real funny, and I appreciate working with you.

To Senator Schmidt, my seat mate who lent me his chief of staff, Connie, on more than one occasion. Wayne, you’re just an amazing guy. I really appreciate our conversations and I really appreciate having the opportunity to serve with you. You serve the folks of Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula so well. I wish you the best of luck.

And finally, on the Republican side at least, my dearest of friends, Senator O’Brien. Senator O’Brien, as you know, we ran the Marine Corps Marathon together—a little slower than most—but every major bill package that I introduced and got passed here in the Legislature was in a partnership with Senator O’Brien. Every single major bill that I’ve been able to accomplish as a minority party member has Senator O’Brien’s name on it. I think that’s a testament to our friendship, the trust we have between us, and I’m so thrilled to be able to continue to grow that friendship with you when we leave here today. In case anybody has any question about the depth of that friendship, you need to know that in early August, Senator O’Brien picked up the phone and she called me. She said, “David, I cannot imagine serving in the Michigan Senate without you, and so I’m going to lose my election in November.” So generous.

Now to the Democratic side. I’ll start with Senator Bieda. Senator, I don’t think I know anybody who has more irons in the fire at any given time, who is constantly juggling more issues, and who does it all with a level effectiveness that I have never seen. I really appreciate you and appreciate your service to the folks in Macomb. I had given serious thought about ways in which we could strengthen our relationship these last four years, how we could get closer to one another, but you do a lot of memorial resolutions for your friends so, for my own safety, I try to keep an arm’s distance.

To Senator Conyers, the women of Michigan have spoken: Do not shave your Clark Gable mustache. I was really upset when you got elected to the Senate and took away my title as the youngest Senator in this chamber, but I think I got back at you when you lost that Congressional election in August. We talked about it beforehand.

To Senator Hollier, brand new, a good friend, I’ve known you for a number of years. I’ll be very nice to you and just wish you the best of luck. The residents of your district are lucky to have you.

To Senator Hopgood, when you leave this chamber at the end of the year, I hope that you know that no one person has done more to advance the cause of public education or early childhood education in this chamber than you have. I’ll never forget the first time we met for breakfast in Taylor, learning more about you, taking a deeper dive, I still have no idea how you ate that entire breakfast burrito but I’m very impressed.

To Senator Hood, the conscience of the Senate, who reminded us all that there’s more to life than what happens within the confines of these four walls. Reinforcing that concept of love and family and commitment and dedication and remembering that what we do in this chamber is simply what we do, it’s not who we are. I can’t thank you for reinforcing that lesson to me over these last four years.

To Senator Warren, everybody’s said the same thing about Senator Warren and I’m going to be no different. Senator Warren is one of the smartest people, one of the greatest tacticians, in any room that she steps into. She has a work ethic that I think is unmatched. Senator, I really respect you and respect the leadership you’ve given to the folks in Washtenaw County these last few years. One of the few, not regrets, but perhaps a little bit of regret, of what I have about not coming back for another term is that I won’t have the opportunity to try to continue to build and be the caliber of Senator that you are. I really respect you for that.

To Senator Young, I’ve waited all day for this. Never in my life have I seen somebody chug an entire bottle of egg nog. I’ll tell you, Senator, when I was a young boy growing up in Dearborn Heights and attending Catholic school, I one day dreamed of serving on the floor of the Michigan Senate and rapping “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” in the voice of DMX and you made my dreams come true, Senator.

To Senator Gregory, something a little bit outside of what we do here on a daily basis, and I may have to not look at you for a second. When I think about—man, it’s coming—when I think about getting elected to this body at 26 years old, when I think about the opportunities that I had when I transitioned out of the Marines—just like you, my only fellow Marine in this chamber—when I think about coming home to a country that distinguishes between the war and the war fighter and was able to support and love our service members, when I think about the opportunity I had to go back to college to get a degree, to run for office, and to sit here amongst all of you, I know in large part that opportunity is because men like you who served in Vietnam and came home to a country that didn’t love them as much as they loved us. I know that guys like you paved the way for young guys like me and in a way, Senator, I know there’s never a way I can repay you for that, but I want to thank you for your service, not just here in the chamber, but also in the Marines and for helping pave the way for a man like me to come sit in this chamber with you.

Last but not least, the campaign team. Senator Hertel and Senator Ananich, how magical that one-third of the campaign team couldn’t even win their own re-election? I don’t know why the Republicans are laughing because we made it up in November.

Senator Hertel, there is absolutely no one that I would rather travel the state with, raise money with, and support our candidates with. I’d follow you into the breach every single day, man, and I tell folks that on any given day, you’re my little brother or you’re my big brother, depending on how I’m able to get under your skin that day. I truly think you’re the best of the best. What an honor and a privilege to be able to serve with your brother just across the hall. I know you’ve heard it from a lot of people, but when you think about the fact that it’s been over 20 years since your father first served in this chamber and across the hall, and the impact and difference that he continues to make on our lives and the lives of other people, the one thing I want you to know is that he would be so damn proud of you and everything you’ve done and everything you continue to do. I never said it publicly, but the one thing I did look forward to when we thought that Leader Ananich was going to leave the Senate to run for Congress, and you and I were enjoying our back-and-forth game of running for leader, I really could not wait to cast my vote for you, to support you as the next leader of the Senate Democratic Caucus. You would have been the best person for the job. I’ll turn a little bit to Kay too. I think, personally, that Mike and I are the best damn team in this town—I’m sorry for swearing, Madam President. I think Mike and I are the best team in this town, but if I was to pick a close second, it would be Curtis and Kay. To you, Kay, I truly have no clue how you do it, how you raise a family, how you support this guy, how you do it with such integrity and such effectiveness and with such a level of timeliness and commitment. It would be a disservice to say to you that you’re a great example for young women to follow because that would mean that I don’t think you’re a great example that young men could follow too. The reality is every young person, male or female, if they want to get into this job, Kay, they need to look to you as an example of what to do and who to become.

Finally, to Leader Ananich, there’s really no words to say to Jim to thank you for the opportunities you’ve given me. I think Senator Hopgood called you “Big Papi” and I thought that was really fitting. When we sat down, Jim and Curtis and I, a couple years ago to think about the caucus we wanted to build, the fights we wanted to take on, the membership we wanted to bring into this caucus, Jim has never blinked any time I’ve asked him for a new challenge, a new opportunity, a new chance to fall on my face at something and to know that you’d always be there to help pick me up on the back of it. Jim, I’ve said to a lot of people that in this town, there’s a lot of people I would not cut a fingernail for. If Jim Ananich asked me to cut my arm off for him, I’d do it because I know it would be for the betterment of our cause and our effort. I’ve served under some amazing leaders throughout my time at the university, at college, in the House, and in the Senate. Jim, I have never served under a better leader than you and I want to thank you for everything you’ve done for me.

Our caucus as a whole, I’m so proud of this caucus. Our caucus of 11, and then 10, and then 11, and then 10, and now 11 again. I’m very proud of this caucus. I’m proud to be a part of this caucus, and one of the things that fills my heart with such joy as I get ready to leave this caucus is that it will be better when we return in January. It will not only be better because it will be bigger, it will be better because there will be more women in this caucus and there will be more communities of color represented in this caucus. So I say, on the whole, just how proud I am of having some small part in that legacy, being part of a caucus—and this isn’t to say the other doesn’t—but to be part of a caucus that values the diversity of thought and representation and making sure that every single person in the state of Michigan has a seat at the table.

I want to recognize and thank the interns who gave so much of their time, their talent, and their treasure to ensure that our office could live up to its full potential. I want to extend the greatest of thanks to those whom I’ve called my staff over the last six years—Travis Greer, Rachel Lombardo, Zaineb Hussein, Collin Mays, Shane Henson, Zoe Ahlstrom, Aarica Smith, and now Charlie Miller.

I cannot put Mike Malane—I hear it coming again—I cannot put Mike Malane’s name in that list of staffers. All of you get to have your chance to come up here and cry about your wives. Nobody loves me, so I got Mike and I pay him to love me, which under other circumstances could get me in trouble. Let me say this: if you look at Mike, you notice something different these last few weeks. Mike decided to go off and have Lasik eye surgery. He doesn’t wear the glasses anymore. I was talking to him about it the other day and he said, “David, I really like it. I wake up in the morning, I can immediately see everything, and I can see things coming at me from a distance.” I said, “Well damn Mike, you should have got it in June so you could have seen that primary coming.”

You know, I woke up this morning because Mike has been with me from the get-go, even before the get-go. Mike and I met when we were seniors in college. He had to be convinced to even take a meeting with me because he refused, and I quote, “to meet with a snot-nosed college student who thought they were going to win a seat in the House of Representatives.” We took one meeting and we’ve been together ever since. I got up this morning and was saying to myself, “Man, I wonder just how long it actually has been that Mike and I have been working together, to the day. How long have Mike and I been working together?” I got on my phone and scrolled back to 2011 when I was a senior in college and I started looking through November and December. You could see November 19, when I met Representative Harvey Santana. We met in prison, which is easy for a lot of people to believe about Harvey Santana. I go through the list of individuals I would meet going through labor and Dave Hecker, Lisa Canada, George Darany, Phil Cavanagh, and all these other elected officials who I needed to get to know as part of that process. In there somewhere, I had a meeting with Mike. As I scrolled into December and I passed December 5 and December 10 and December 15, my thumb landed on December 20. As I pressed December 20 and opened that day, 9:00 a.m. Mike Malane. I’m 99 percent sure, Mike, that was the time we took a drive through the district—the House district—trying to figure out places we wanted to go. December 20, our last day in this chamber next week is December 20. What a beautiful—yeah, we hope—what a beautiful bookend to such an amazing story. What a serendipitous end to such an amazing man and an amazing friendship. I had a joke about December 20 as our last day until the House screws it up. He kind of stole the thunder from me. The thing that troubles me the most when I talk about Mike is the knowledge that there are absolutely no words that I could string together, there is no sentence I could say, there is no gift I could give, there is no thanks I could levy, to truly convey to Mike just how thankful and just how appreciative I am for everything you’ve done for me. I look at my career in the House and Senate and I know that there is no single person more responsible for everything I’ve been able to accomplish than you, Mike. I wish you the best of luck as you move forward.

To my friends back home who reminded me that to them, I ain’t a whole lot of nothing, who keep me grounded in that process. Turn your phone off, Mike Green. I’ve had to listen to that damn elk for four years. Give me a break. My friends back home—Will, Donnie, JonnyO—some of my mentors I’ve already talked about—former Representative Harvey Santana; certainly former Representative Richard LeBlanc; my current State Representative over there, Bob Kosowski; my State Representative up in heaven, John Kivela; and the good fortune I’ve had of not just having friends who keep me humble and keep me honest, but good friends who have then gone on to serve in their own right in this chamber. I’m talking about Representative Camilleri and Representative Moss and of course, Representative Hammoud.

I think back a while ago, we were at the UAW for an event and Darrin and myself and Abdullah and Jewell Jones were taking a photo together because we had talked, when we first wanted to get into this process, about getting more young people into this game. We took the photo and took a look at it, and I said, “Guys, look at that photo. White guy, Arab guy, Latino guy, African-American guy. That’s the type of diversity we need to have in the Legislature.” I’m really proud of you guys for the work you put in to get there. Almost in sync, we all looked at each other and said, “Yeah, but, all guys.” That gave us the opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to making sure that we support women candidates for office as well. To make sure that the diversity we have in this chamber is truly representative of us as a state. So, I wish my dear friends—there they are in the back—I wish you guys the best of luck next year as well. If you need help wining an election, don’t call me, I’m clearly not the guy.

I will wrap up, I know I’ve been going for a while, colleagues, I really appreciate your time and attention. I just want a thank you and a note of appreciation to my family who has given me more passes than I deserve, who knew that I wanted to miss this or miss that because serving our constituents, meeting with them face to face, and being present in the community was always a priority of mine and it was always so special to me. Thank you for the kindness and the graciousness that you extended to me these last six years. I look forward to spending a little bit more time with you all come January.

When I arrived here six years ago, I remember walking up to the Capitol Building with Representative Harold Haugh. I looked at him and said, “Harold, look at this building. Do you ever get tired of the grandeur and the beauty of the building?” He said, “David, the day you get tired of this building, you no longer belong in this building.” Every single day that I have had the opportunity to walk through those doors, to sit in this chair, to speak at this podium, to fight for my residents back home—students, senior, working family, and veterans—colleagues, you know what a blessing this is. You know what an amazing blessing that it is to be able to do what we do for a living.

What excites me about the future is that I’m 32 years old, this is, but one chapter of what I hope is a very long book still left to write; whether it’s in politics or not. The thing that I take the greatest comfort in is my belief that the man who walked through those doors six years ago is the same man leaving this chamber here today—the principles, the values, the beliefs, all still the same. I’m still a little rough around the edges but very passionate and committed to our district. We have a saying in the Marines, the belief that we want to be “No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy.” That is the mentality I wanted to embody these last six years.

I will end today with a quote, colleagues. It comes from President Theodore Roosevelt, he says, “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” In my time, colleagues, I’ve known victory, I’ve known defeat, but what I have never known is such an incredible and humbling opportunity to serve the people of the state of Michigan. Thanks for joining me on that journey. God bless.

Introduction and Referral of Bills

House Bill No. 5634, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 709 (MCL 257.709), as amended by 2010 PA 258.

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. 6360, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled “The insurance code of 1956,” by amending section 3101a (MCL 500.3101a), as amended by 2014 PA 419.

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

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

House Bill No. 6361, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled “The social welfare act,” by amending section 106 (MCL 400.106), as amended by 2014 PA 452.

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

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

House Bill No. 6428, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 3, entitled “An act to provide for the regulation and control of public and certain private utilities and other services affected with a public interest within this state; to provide for alternative energy suppliers; to provide for licensing; to include municipally owned utilities and other providers of energy under certain provisions of this act; to create a public service commission and to prescribe and define its powers and duties; to abolish the Michigan public utilities commission and to confer the powers and duties vested by law on the public service commission; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and entities; to provide for the continuance, transfer, and completion of certain matters and proceedings; to abolish automatic adjustment clauses; to prohibit certain rate increases without notice and hearing; to qualify residential energy conservation programs permitted under state law for certain federal exemption; to create a fund; to encourage the utilization of resource recovery facilities; to prohibit certain acts and practices of providers of energy; to allow for the securitization of stranded costs; to reduce rates; to provide for appeals; to provide appropriations; to declare the effect and purpose of this act; to prescribe remedies and penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 10y (MCL 460.10y), as amended by 2008 PA 286.

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

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

House Bill No. 6429, entitled

A bill to amend 1951 PA 35, entitled “An act to authorize intergovernmental contracts between municipal corporations; to authorize any municipal corporation to contract with any person or any municipal corporation to furnish any lawful municipal service to property outside the corporate limits of the first municipal corporation for a consideration; to prescribe certain penalties; to authorize contracts between municipal corporations and with certain nonprofit public transportation corporations to form group self-insurance pools; and to prescribe conditions for the performance of those contracts,” by amending section 3 (MCL 124.3), as amended by 2000 PA 155.

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

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

House Bill No. 6430, entitled

A bill to amend 1909 PA 279, entitled “The home rule city act,” by amending section 4f (MCL 117.4f), as amended by 2000 PA 156.

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

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

House Bill No. 6500, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 281, entitled “Medical marihuana facilities licensing act,” by amending sections 102, 207, 301, 305, 401, 402, 406, 407, 409, and 702 (MCL 333.27102, 333.27207, 333.27301, 333.27305, 333.27401, 333.27402, 333.27406, 333.27407, 333.27409, and 333.27702), section 102 as amended by 2018 PA 10 and section 402 as amended by 2017 PA 105, and by adding section 407a; 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.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Motions and Communications

The following communication was received and read:

Office of the Senate Majority Leader

December 12, 2018

Pursuant to Senate Rule 1.105, I hereby announce the appointment of Senators to standing committees for this the 99th Legislature:

Committee on Appropriations - Sen. Hollier replacing Sen. Knezek.

Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Colleges - Sen. Hollier replacing Sen. Knezek.

Appropriations Subcommittee on State Police and Military Affairs - Sen. Hollier replacing Sen. Knezek.

Committee on Energy and Technology - Sen. Hollier replacing Sen. Knezek.

Committee on Regulatory Reform - Sen. Hollier replacing Sen. Hertel.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Arlan Meekhof

30th Senate District

Senate Majority Leader

The standing committee appointments were approved, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

Announcements of Printing and Enrollment

The Secretary announced that the following House bills were received in the Senate and filed on Tuesday, December 11:

House Bill Nos. 5634 6360 6428 6429 6430 6500

The Secretary announced that the following House bill was received in the Senate and filed on Wednesday, December 12:

House Bill No. 6361

The Secretary announced the enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor on Tuesday, December 11, for his approval the following bill:

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1197 at 3:32 p.m.

The Secretary announced that the following bill and joint resolution were printed and filed on Tuesday, December 11, and are available on the Michigan Legislature website:

House Bill No. 6601

House Joint Resolution PP

Committee Reports

The Committee on Judiciary reported

House Bill No. 5362, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 386, entitled “Estates and protected individuals code,” by amending section 7913 (MCL 700.7913), as added by 2009 PA 46.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Rocca, Emmons and Bieda

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

House Bill No. 5372, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 625b (MCL 257.625b), as amended by 2008 PA 462.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Rocca, Emmons and Bieda

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

House Bill No. 5398, entitled

A bill to amend 1991 PA 133, entitled “An act to allow the use and recording of certain documents regarding trusts in the case of real property that is conveyed or otherwise affected by a trust; and to prescribe their effect,” by amending sections 1, 4, and 5 (MCL 565.431, 565.434, and 565.435), section 4 as amended by 2018 PA 194; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Rocca, Emmons and Bieda

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

House Bill No. 5806, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled “Revised judicature act of 1961,” (MCL 600.101 to 600.9947) by adding chapter 10C.

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

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Rocca, Emmons and Bieda

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Judiciary reported

House Bill No. 5807, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled “Revised judicature act of 1961,” by amending sections 1088, 1091, 1093, 1094, 1095, and 1098 (MCL 600.1088, 600.1091, 600.1093, 600.1094, 600.1095, and 600.1098), section 1088 as added and section 1095 as amended by 2017 PA 161, section 1091 as amended by 2017 PA 163, section 1093 as added by 2013 PA 274, section 1094 as added by 2013 PA 276, and section 1098 as added by 2013 PA 275.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Rocca, Emmons and Bieda

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

House Bill No. 5808, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 288, entitled “Probate code of 1939,” by amending section 6 of chapter XIIA (MCL 712A.6), as amended by 2004 PA 221.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Rocca, Emmons and Bieda

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

House Bill No. 5926, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 232, entitled “Corrections code of 1953,” by amending section 34d (MCL 791.234d), as amended by 2017 PA 14.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Rocca, Emmons and Bieda

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

House Bill No. 6129, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 386, entitled “Estates and protected individuals code,” by amending section 7704 (MCL 700.7704), as added by 2009 PA 46, and by adding section 7703b.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Rocca, Emmons and Bieda

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

House Bill No. 6130, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 386, entitled “Estates and protected individuals code,” (MCL 700.1101 to 700.8206) by adding section 7703a.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Rocca, Emmons and Bieda

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

House Bill No. 6131, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 386, entitled “Estates and protected individuals code,” by amending sections 7103, 7105, 7108, 7411, and 7703 (MCL 700.7103, 700.7105, 700.7108, 700.7411, and 700.7703), section 7103 as amended by 2012 PA 483, sections 7105 and 7411 as amended by 2010 PA 325, and sections 7108 and 7703 as added by 2009 PA 46; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Rocca, Emmons and Bieda

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

House Bill No. 6344, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled “Revised judicature act of 1961,” by amending section 8125 (MCL 600.8125), as amended by 2012 PA 16.

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

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Rocca, Emmons and Bieda

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 Judiciary submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 8:30 a.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building

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

Excused: Senator Schuitmaker

The Committee on Families, Seniors and Human Services reported

House Bill No. 6551, entitled

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

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 and Casperson

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Judiciary reported

Senate Bill No. 1227, entitled

A bill to amend 1988 PA 426, entitled “An act to regulate dangerous animals; to provide for the confinement, tattooing, or destruction of dangerous animals; and to provide penalties for the owners or keepers of dangerous animals that attack human beings,” by amending section 2 (MCL 287.322).

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

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Rocca and Bieda

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Local Government reported

Senate Bill No. 663, entitled

A bill to amend 1981 PA 82, entitled “An act to prohibit a person from representing that he or she is in possession of a service animal in public places, unless that person is a person with a disability; and to prescribe penalties,” by amending sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 (MCL 752.61, 752.62, 752.63, and 752.64), sections 1, 2, and 3 as amended and section 4 as added by 2015 PA 147.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Dale W. Zorn

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Zorn, Proos, Brandenburg and Young

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Local Government reported

Senate Bill No. 1049, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 676d (MCL 257.676d), as added by 2014 PA 303.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Dale W. Zorn

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Zorn, Proos, Brandenburg and Young

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Local Government reported

House Bill No. 6063, entitled

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

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Dale W. Zorn

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Local Government reported

House Bill No. 6374, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 40, entitled “The drain code of 1956,” by amending sections 468 and 520 (MCL 280.468 and 280.520).

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 and Young

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Local Government reported

House Bill No. 6375, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 40, entitled “The drain code of 1956,” by amending sections 395, 478, and 530 (MCL 280.395, 280.478, and 280.530).

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

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

Dale W. Zorn

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Zorn, Proos, Brandenburg and Young

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Local Government reported

House Bill No. 6376, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 40, entitled “The drain code of 1956,” by amending sections 72, 105, 122, 123, 247, and 307 (MCL 280.72, 280.105, 280.122, 280.123, 280.247, and 280.307), section 72 as amended by 1987 PA 60 and section 307 as amended by 2016 PA 115.

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) 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 and Young

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Local Government reported

House Bill No. 6377, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 40, entitled “The drain code of 1956,” by amending sections 101, 102, 103, 191, and 192 (MCL 280.101, 280.102, 280.103, 280.191, and 280.192), section 101 as amended by 2014 PA 551.

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

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

Dale W. Zorn

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Zorn, Proos, Brandenburg 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, December 11, 2018, at 12:30 p.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building

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

The Committee on Finance reported

House Bill No. 5034, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled “Income tax act of 1967,” by amending section 30 (MCL 206.30), as amended by 2017 PA 149.

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.

Jack M. Brandenburg

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Finance reported

House Bill No. 5913, entitled

A bill to amend 1933 PA 167, entitled “General sales tax act,” by amending section 4q (MCL 205.54q), as amended by 2012 PA 573.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Jack M. Brandenburg

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Finance reported

House Bill No. 6049, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled “The general property tax act,” by amending sections 10d, 10e, and 28 (MCL 211.10d, 211.10e, and 211.28), section 10d as amended by 1984 PA 19, section 10e as added by 1986 PA 223, and section 28 as amended by 2006 PA 143, and by adding section 10g.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Jack M. Brandenburg

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Finance reported

House Bill No. 6053, entitled

A bill to amend 2014 PA 92, entitled “State essential services assessment act,” by amending section 7 (MCL 211.1057), as amended by 2017 PA 262.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Jack M. Brandenburg

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Finance reported

House Bill No. 6054, entitled

A bill to amend 2014 PA 93, entitled “Alternative state essential services assessment act,” by amending section 7 (MCL 211.1077), as amended by 2017 PA 263.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Jack M. Brandenburg

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Finance reported

House Bill No. 6485, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled “Income tax act of 1967,” by amending sections 30, 36, and 623 (MCL 206.30, 206.36, and 206.623), section 30 as amended by 2018 PA 38, section 36 as amended by 2011 PA 38, and section 623 as amended by 2014 PA 13.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Jack M. Brandenburg

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: Senators Bieda and Warren

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Finance submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 2:30 p.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building

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

The Committee on Government Operations reported

Senate Bill No. 1262, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 281, entitled “Medical marihuana facilities licensing act,” by amending sections 102, 301, 305, 401, 402, 407, 409, and 702 (MCL 333.27102, 333.27301, 333.27305, 333.27401, 333.27402, 333.27407, 333.27409, and 333.27702), section 102 as amended by 2018 PA 10 and section 402 as amended by 2017 PA 105, and by adding section 407a; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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

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

Arlan B. Meekhof

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Meekhof, Hansen and Kowall

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Government Operations reported

Senate Bill No. 1263, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending section 13n of chapter XVII (MCL 777.13n), as amended by 2016 PA 547.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Arlan B. Meekhof

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Government Operations reported

Senate Bill No. 1264, 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 2018 PA 176.

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

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

Arlan B. Meekhof

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Government Operations reported

House Bill No. 4618, entitled

A bill to amend 1964 PA 284, entitled “City income tax act,” by amending section 6 of chapter 1 and section 51 of chapter 2 (MCL 141.506 and 141.651), section 51 of chapter 2 as amended by 1982 PA 124, and by adding sections 86a, 86b, and 86c to chapter 2.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Arlan B. Meekhof

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Government Operations reported

House Bill No. 4779, entitled

A bill to amend 1986 PA 268, entitled “Legislative council act,” (MCL 4.1101 to 4.1901) by amending the title, as amended by 1988 PA 100, and by adding chapter 1A.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Arlan B. Meekhof

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Government Operations reported

House Bill No. 4780, entitled

A bill to amend 1970 PA 193, entitled “An act to provide for the compilation of the general laws of this state and the compilation and revision of state administrative rules; and to prescribe certain functions of the legislative council and certain state agencies relative thereto,” by amending sections 1 and 7 (MCL 8.41 and 8.47), as amended by 1999 PA 263.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Arlan B. Meekhof

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Government Operations reported

House Bill No. 5025, entitled

A bill to amend 1941 PA 122, entitled “An act to establish the revenue collection duties of the department of treasury; to prescribe its powers and duties as the revenue collection agency of this state; to prescribe certain powers and duties of the state treasurer; to establish the collection duties of certain other state departments for money or accounts owed to this state; to regulate the importation, stamping, and disposition of certain tobacco products; to provide for the transfer of powers and duties now vested in certain other state boards, commissions, departments, and offices; to prescribe certain duties of and require certain reports from the department of treasury; to provide procedures for the payment, administration, audit, assessment, levy of interests or penalties on, and appeals of taxes and tax liability; to prescribe its powers and duties if an agreement to act as agent for a city to administer, collect, and enforce the city income tax act on behalf of a city is entered into with any city; to provide an appropriation; to abolish the state board of tax administration; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to declare the effect of this act,” by amending section 30a (MCL 205.30a), as amended by 1995 PA 116.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Arlan B. Meekhof

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Government Operations reported

House Bill No. 6397, entitled

A bill to amend 1975 PA 46, entitled “An act to create the office of the legislative corrections ombudsman; to prescribe the powers and duties of the office, the ombudsman, the legislative council, and the department of corrections; and to provide remedies from administrative acts,” by amending sections 4, 5, 8, 9, and 13 (MCL 4.354, 4.355, 4.358, 4.359, and 4.363), sections 4 and 13 as amended by 1998 PA 318, section 5 as amended by 2010 PA 287, and section 9 as amended by 1995 PA 197.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Arlan B. Meekhof

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Government Operations reported

House Bill No. 6421, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 307 (MCL 257.307), as amended by 2018 PA 177.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Arlan B. Meekhof

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Government Operations reported

House Bill No. 6422, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 282, entitled “Marihuana tracking act,” by amending sections 2 and 4 (MCL 333.27902 and 333.27904).

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Arlan B. Meekhof

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Government Operations reported

House Bill No. 6553, entitled

A bill to amend 1846 RS 2, entitled “Of the legislature,” (MCL 4.82 to 4.85) by adding section 3a.

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

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

Arlan B. Meekhof

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Meekhof, Hansen and Kowall

Nays: Senators Ananich and Hood

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

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Government Operations submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 1:30 p.m., Rooms 402 and 403, Capitol Building

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

The Committee on Education reported

House Bill No. 6378, entitled

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

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

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

Phillip J. Pavlov

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Pavlov, Knollenberg, Booher and Hune

Nays: None

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

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Education submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 12 noon, Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building

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

The Committee on Agriculture reported

Senate Bill No. 1179, entitled

A bill to prohibit a local unit of government from imposing a certain restaurant grading system on certain food service establishments; and to prescribe the powers and duties of certain local governmental entities.

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

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

Joe Hune

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hune, Green, Schmidt and Booher

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Agriculture reported

House Bill No. 5778, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 274, entitled “Large carnivore act,” by amending sections 2, 3, 14, and 22 (MCL 287.1102, 287.1103, 287.1114, and 287.1122), section 2 as amended by 2016 PA 305 and section 22 as amended by 2013 PA 8, and by adding sections 22a, 22b, and 22c.

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.

Joe Hune

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hune, Green, Schmidt and Booher

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Agriculture reported

House Bill No. 5916, entitled

A bill to amend 1969 PA 287, entitled “An act to regulate pet shops, animal control shelters, and animal protection shelters; to establish uniform procedures and minimum requirements for adoption of dogs, cats, and ferrets; and to prescribe penalties and civil fines and to provide remedies,” by amending section 5a (MCL 287.335a), as amended by 2016 PA 392, and by adding section 5b.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Joe Hune

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hune, Green, Schmidt and Booher

Nays: Senator Ananich

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Agriculture reported

House Bill No. 5917, entitled

A bill to prohibit a local unit of government from enacting or enforcing an ordinance, policy, resolution, or rule that arbitrarily bans a qualified pet shop located in that local unit of government; and to prescribe the powers and duties of certain local officers and officials.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Joe Hune

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hune, Green, Schmidt and Booher

Nays: Senator Ananich

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Agriculture reported

House Bill No. 6050, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 274, entitled “Large carnivore act,” by amending section 22 (MCL 287.1122), as amended by 2013 PA 8.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Joe Hune

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hune, Green, Schmidt and Booher

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Agriculture reported

House Bill No. 6205, entitled

A bill to amend 1988 PA 466, entitled “Animal industry act,” by amending the title and sections 1, 3, 7, 9, 11b, 12, 14, 19, 20, 22, 31, 39, 40, 43, and 44 (MCL 287.701, 287.703, 287.707, 287.709, 287.711b, 287.712, 287.714, 287.719, 287.720, 287.722, 287.731, 287.739, 287.740, 287.743, and 287.744), the title and section 43 as amended by 1996 PA 369, sections 1, 20, 39, and 40 as amended by 2000 PA 323, sections 3, 9, 11b, 14, 19, 22, and 44 as amended by 2002 PA 458, section 7 as amended by 1994 PA 41, and sections 12 and 31 as amended by 2003 PA 271, and by adding sections 3a, 3b, 12a, 12b, 14a, 17b, 17c, 17d, 40a, 40b, 43a, and 43b; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

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

Joe Hune

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hune, Green, Schmidt, Booher and Ananich

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Agriculture reported

House Bill No. 6206, entitled

A bill to amend 2012 PA 487, entitled “Wildlife depredations indemnification act,” by amending sections 2 and 3 (MCL 285.362 and 285.363).

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.

Joe Hune

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hune, Green, Schmidt, Booher and Ananich

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Agriculture reported

House Bill No. 6207, entitled

A bill to amend 1965 PA 232, entitled “Agricultural commodities marketing act,” by amending section 2 (MCL 290.652), as amended by 2002 PA 601.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Joe Hune

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hune, Green, Schmidt, Booher and Ananich

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Agriculture reported

House Bill No. 6208, entitled

A bill to amend 1937 PA 284, entitled “An act to prevent the spread of infectious and contagious diseases of livestock; to require persons, associations, partnerships and corporations engaged in the buying, receiving, selling, transporting, exchanging, negotiating, or soliciting sale, resale, exchange or transportation of livestock to be licensed and bonded by the department of agriculture; to keep a producers’ proceeds account; to provide for the refusal, suspension or revocation of such licenses; to provide for weighmasters; to provide for the inspection and disinfection of yards, premises and vehicles; and to provide penalties for the violation of this act,” by amending sections 4 and 7 (MCL 287.124 and 287.127), as amended by 2012 PA 317.

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.

Joe Hune

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hune, Green, Schmidt, Booher and Ananich

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Agriculture reported

House Bill No. 6209, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “The Michigan penal code,” by amending sections 50 and 50b (MCL 750.50 and 750.50b), section 50 as amended by 2007 PA 152 and section 50b as amended by 2008 PA 339.

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.

Joe Hune

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hune, Green, Schmidt, Booher and Ananich

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Agriculture reported

House Bill No. 6210, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending section 12m of chapter XVII (MCL 777.12m), as amended by 2015 PA 213.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Joe Hune

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hune, Green, Schmidt, Booher and Ananich

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Agriculture reported

House Bill No. 6211, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 246, entitled “Wolf-dog cross act,” by amending section 2 (MCL 287.1002), as amended by 2016 PA 299.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Joe Hune

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hune, Green, Schmidt, Booher and Ananich

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Agriculture reported

House Bill No. 6212, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 358, entitled “An act to regulate the possession of ferrets; to provide for the licensing of ferrets; to provide for requirements for importation and rabies control procedures for ferrets; to provide for the powers and duties of certain governmental entities; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 1 (MCL 287.891).

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.

Joe Hune

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hune, Green, Schmidt, Booher and Ananich

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Agriculture reported

House Bill No. 6213, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled “The general property tax act,” by amending sections 7dd and 34c (MCL 211.7dd and 211.34c), section 7dd as amended by 2015 PA 107 and section 34c as amended by 2012 PA 409.

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.

Joe Hune

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hune, Green, Schmidt, Booher and Ananich

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Agriculture reported

House Bill No. 6214, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 274, entitled “Large carnivore act,” by amending section 2 (MCL 287.1102), as amended by 2016 PA 305.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Joe Hune

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hune, Green, Schmidt and Booher

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Agriculture reported

House Bill No. 6216, entitled

A bill to amend 1996 PA 199, entitled “Michigan aquaculture development act,” by amending sections 6 and 8 (MCL 286.876 and 286.878).

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.

Joe Hune

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hune, Green, Schmidt and Booher

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Agriculture reported

House Bill No. 6393, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 266, entitled “Grade A milk law of 2001,” by amending section 6 (MCL 288.476), as amended by 2016 PA 259.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Joe Hune

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hune, Green, Schmidt and Booher

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Agriculture reported

House Bill No. 6394, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 267, entitled “Manufacturing milk law of 2001,” by amending section 50 (MCL 288.610).

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Joe Hune

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hune, Green, Schmidt and Booher

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Agriculture submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Hune (C), Green, Schmidt, Booher and Ananich

The Committee on Health Policy reported

House Bill No. 4066, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” (MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding section 16189; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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.

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, O’Brien, Marleau, Jones, Stamas, Robertson and Hertel

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Health Policy reported

House Bill No. 4067, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending sections 17001 and 17501 (MCL 333.17001 and 333.17501), as amended by 2016 PA 379, and by adding sections 17011a and 17511a.

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.

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Hune, O’Brien, Marleau, Jones, Stamas, Robertson, Hertel and Hopgood

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Health Policy reported

House Bill No. 4134, entitled

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

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Hune, O’Brien, Marleau, Jones, Stamas, Robertson, Hertel and Hopgood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Health Policy reported

House Bill No. 4135, entitled

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

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Hune, O’Brien, Marleau, Jones, Stamas, Robertson, Hertel and Hopgood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Health Policy reported

House Bill No. 5152, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” (MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding section 9145.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Hune, O’Brien, Marleau, Jones, Stamas, Robertson, Hertel and Hopgood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Health Policy reported

House Bill No. 5153, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 386, entitled “Estates and protected individuals code,” by amending sections 1106 and 5314 (MCL 700.1106 and 700.5314), as amended by 2017 PA 155.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Hune, O’Brien, Marleau, Jones, Stamas, Robertson, Hertel and Hopgood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Health Policy reported

House Bill No. 5505, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 218, entitled “Adult foster care facility licensing act,” by amending sections 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 13a, 14, 15, and 22 (MCL 400.703, 400.704, 400.705, 400.707, 400.713, 400.713a, 400.714, 400.715, and 400.722), sections 3 and 4 as amended by 2016 PA 525, section 5 as amended by 2010 PA 380, section 7 as amended by 1986 PA 257, section 13 as amended by 2012 PA 52, section 13a as amended by 2004 PA 285, section 15 as amended by 1984 PA 40, and section 22 as amended by 2004 PA 59, and by adding sections 22a and 22c.

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.

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Hune, Marleau, Jones, Stamas, Robertson, Hertel and Hopgood

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Health Policy reported

House Bill No. 5506, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 218, entitled “Adult foster care facility licensing act,” by amending sections 24, 25, 34b, and 34c (MCL 400.724, 400.725, 400.734b, and 400.734c), section 24 as amended by 2016 PA 492, section 34b as amended by 2014 PA 73, and section 34c as added by 2006 PA 29; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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.

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Hune, Marleau, Stamas, Robertson and Hopgood

Nays: Senator Hertel

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

The Committee on Health Policy reported

House Bill No. 5647, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending section 13521 (MCL 333.13521), as amended by 1989 PA 56, and by adding section 13527.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Hune, O’Brien, Marleau, Jones, Stamas, Robertson, Hertel and Hopgood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Health Policy reported

House Bill No. 5810, entitled

A bill to amend 1974 PA 258, entitled “Mental health code,” by amending sections 100a, 400, 401, 409, 434, 435, 436, 438, 452, 455, 461, 464a, 468, 469a, 472a, 473, 474, 474a, 475, 475a, 477, 478, 482, and 489 (MCL 330.1100a, 330.1400, 330.1401, 330.1409, 330.1434, 330.1435, 330.1436, 330.1438, 330.1452, 330.1455, 330.1461, 330.1464a, 330.1468, 330.1469a, 330.1472a, 330.1473, 330.1474, 330.1474a, 330.1475, 330.1475a, 330.1477, 330.1478, 330.1482, and 330.1489), sections 100a, 401, 434, 435, 438, 452, 455, 461, 468, 469a, 472a, 474, 474a, and 475 as amended by 2016 PA 320, section 400 as amended by 2004 PA 553, section 409 as amended by 2006 PA 306, section 436 as amended by 1995 PA 290, section 464a as amended by 2014 PA 200, section 473 as amended by 2004 PA 498, section 475a as added and section 482 as amended by 1996 PA 588, and section 477 as amended by 1986 PA 117, and by adding section 308a.

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.

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Hune, O’Brien, Marleau, Jones, Stamas, Robertson, Hertel and Hopgood

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Health Policy reported

House Bill No. 5818, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 386, entitled “Estates and protected individuals code,” by amending section 5314 (MCL 700.5314), as amended by 2017 PA 155.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Hune, O’Brien, Marleau, Jones, Stamas, Robertson, Hertel and Hopgood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Health Policy reported

House Bill No. 5819, entitled

A bill to amend 1974 PA 258, entitled “Mental health code,” by amending sections 100a, 400, 415, 416, 419, and 420 (MCL 330.1100a, 330.1400, 330.1415, 330.1416, 330.1419, and 330.1420), sections 100a and 420 as amended by 2016 PA 320, section 400 as amended by 2004 PA 553, section 415 as amended by 2004 PA 557, section 416 as amended by 1995 PA 290, and section 419 as amended by 1984 PA 186.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Hune, O’Brien, Marleau, Jones, Stamas, Robertson, Hertel and Hopgood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Health Policy reported

House Bill No. 5820, entitled

A bill to amend 1974 PA 258, entitled “Mental health code,” by amending a subheading of chapter 5 and sections 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 508, 509, 510, 511, 512, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 521, 525, 526, 527, 528, 531, 532, 536, 537, 540, and 541 (MCL 330.1500, 330.1501, 330.1502, 330.1503, 330.1504, 330.1505, 330.1508, 330.1509, 330.1510, 330.1511, 330.1512, 330.1515, 330.1516, 330.1517, 330.1518, 330.1519, 330.1520, 330.1521, 330.1525, 330.1526, 330.1527, 330.1528, 330.1531, 330.1532, 330.1536, 330.1537, 330.1540, and 330.1541), sections 500, 502, 503, 505, 508, 509, 510, 511, 512, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 521, 527, 528, 531, 532, 536, 537, 540, and 541 as amended by 1995 PA 290, sections 504 and 515 as amended by 2014 PA 72, and section 525 as amended by 1998 PA 382.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Hune, O’Brien, Marleau, Jones, Stamas, Robertson, Hertel and Hopgood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Health Policy reported

House Bill No. 6016, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending section 5101 (MCL 333.5101), as amended by 2016 PA 63.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Hune, O’Brien, Marleau, Jones, Stamas, Robertson, Hertel and Hopgood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Health Policy reported

House Bill No. 6017, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending section 5114a (MCL 333.5114a), as amended by 2004 PA 514.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Hune, O’Brien, Marleau, Jones, Stamas, Robertson, Hertel and Hopgood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Health Policy reported

House Bill No. 6018, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending section 5133 (MCL 333.5133), as amended by 2010 PA 320.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Hune, O’Brien, Marleau, Jones, Stamas, Robertson, Hertel and Hopgood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Health Policy reported

House Bill No. 6019, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending section 5131 (MCL 333.5131), as amended by 2010 PA 119.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Hune, O’Brien, Marleau, Jones, Stamas, Robertson, Hertel and Hopgood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Health Policy reported

House Bill No. 6020, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending section 5210 (MCL 333.5210), as added by 1988 PA 490.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Hune, O’Brien, Marleau, Jones, Stamas, Hertel and Hopgood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Health Policy reported

House Bill No. 6021, 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 2016 PA 387.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Hune, O’Brien, Marleau, Jones, Stamas, Hertel and Hopgood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Health Policy reported

House Bill No. 6022, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending section 5123 (MCL 333.5123), as amended by 2016 PA 68.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Hune, O’Brien, Marleau, Jones, Stamas, Robertson, Hertel and Hopgood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Health Policy reported

House Bill No. 6023, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending section 5114 (MCL 333.5114), as amended by 2004 PA 514.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Hune, O’Brien, Marleau, Jones, Stamas, Robertson, Hertel and Hopgood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Health Policy reported

House Bill No. 6400, entitled

A bill to amend 2006 PA 110, entitled “Michigan zoning enabling act,” by amending section 206 (MCL 125.3206), as amended by 2007 PA 219.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Hune, O’Brien, Marleau, Jones, Stamas, Robertson, Hertel and Hopgood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Health Policy submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 12:30 p.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Shirkey (C), Hune, O’Brien, Marleau, Jones, Stamas, Robertson, Hertel and Hopgood

Excused: Senator Knezek

Scheduled Meetings

Energy and Technology - Thursday, December 13, 12:30 p.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building (373-1721)

Finance - Thursday, December 13, 12:30 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building (373-5312)

Senate Fiscal Agency Board of Governors - Thursday, December 13, 9:30 a.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-2768)

Transportation - Thursday, December 13, 8:00 a.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building (373-5312)

Senator Kowall moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 1:40 p.m.

The Assistant President pro tempore, Senator O’Brien, declared the Senate adjourned until Thursday, December 13, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.

JEFFREY F. COBB

Secretary of the Senate

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