2018 JOURNAL OF THE SENATE 2623

Addenda

Messages from the Governor

Subsequent to the final adjournment of the Regular Session of the Legislature, the following messages from the Governor were received:

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 12:15 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 671 (Public Act No. 572), being

An act to amend 1945 PA 200, entitled “An act to define a marketable record title to an interest in land; to require the filing of notices of claim of interest in such land in certain cases within a definite period of time and to require the recording thereof; to make invalid and of no force or effect all claims with respect to the land affected thereby where no such notices of claim of interest are filed within the required period; to provide for certain penalties for filing slanderous notices of claim of interest, and to provide certain exceptions to the applicability and operation thereof,” by amending sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 (MCL 565.101, 565.102, 565.103, 565.104, and 565.105), sections 1, 2, and 3 as amended by 1997 PA 154; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 3:34 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 12:17 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 729 (Public Act No. 573), being

An act to amend 2006 PA 250, entitled “An act to regulate the money transmission services business; to require the licensing of persons engaged in providing money transmission services; to prescribe powers and duties of certain state agencies and officials; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending sections 2, 3, and 4 (MCL 487.1002, 487.1003, and 487.1004).

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 3:36 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 12:19 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 752 (Public Act No. 574), being

An act to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled “An act to protect the welfare of the people of this state; to provide general assistance, hospitalization, infirmary and medical care to poor or unfortunate persons; to provide for compliance by this state with the social security act; to provide protection, welfare and services to aged persons, dependent children, the blind, and the permanently and totally disabled; to administer programs and services for the prevention and treatment of delinquency, dependency and neglect of children; to create a state department of social services; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department; to provide for the interstate and intercounty transfer of dependents; to create county and district departments of social services; to create within certain county departments, bureaus of social aid and certain divisions and offices thereunder; to prescribe the powers and duties of the departments, bureaus and officers; to provide for appeals in certain cases; to prescribe the powers and duties of the state department with respect to county and district departments; to prescribe certain duties of certain other state departments, officers, and agencies; to make an appropriation; to prescribe penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act; and to repeal certain parts of this act on specific dates,” by amending sections 57, 57a, and 57b (MCL 400.57, 400.57a, and 400.57b), section 57 as amended by 2014 PA 375, section 57a as amended by 2012 PA 607, and section 57b as amended by 2015 PA 56.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 3:38 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 12:21 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 838 (Public Act No. 575), being

An act to amend 2001 PA 34, entitled “An act relative to the borrowing of money and the issuance of certain debt and securities; to provide for tax levies and sinking funds; to prescribe powers and duties of certain departments, state agencies, officials, and employees; to impose certain duties, requirements, and filing fees upon political subdivisions of this state; to authorize the issuance of certain debt and securities; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 518 (MCL 141.2518), as amended by 2015 PA 46.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 3:40 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 12:23 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 844 (Public Act No. 576), being

An act to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “An act to revise, consolidate, and codify the laws relating to criminal procedure and to define the jurisdiction, powers, and duties of courts, judges, and other officers of the court under the provisions of this act; to provide laws relative to the rights of persons accused of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to provide for the arrest of persons charged with or suspected of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to provide for bail of persons arrested for or accused of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to provide for the examination of persons accused of criminal offenses; to regulate the procedure relative to grand juries, indictments, informations, and proceedings before trial; to provide for trials of persons complained of or indicted for criminal offenses and ordinance violations and to provide for the procedure in those trials; to provide for judgments and sentences of persons convicted of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to establish a sentencing commission and to prescribe its powers and duties; to provide for procedure relating to new trials and appeals in criminal and ordinance violation cases; to provide a uniform system of probation throughout this state and the appointment of probation officers; to prescribe the powers, duties, and compensation of probation officers; to provide penalties for the violation of the duties of probation officers; to provide for procedure governing proceedings to prevent crime and proceedings for the discovery of crime; to provide for fees of officers, witnesses, and others in criminal and ordinance violation cases; to set forth miscellaneous provisions as to criminal procedure in certain cases; to provide penalties for the violation of certain provisions of this act; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening any of the provisions of this act,” by amending section 33a of chapter IX (MCL 769.33a), as added by 2014 PA 465.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 3:42 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 12:25 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1118 (Public Act No. 578), being

An act to authorize the department of technology, management, and budget to convey or transfer state-owned property in Muskegon and Tuscola Counties; to prescribe conditions for the conveyances; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state departments in regard to the property; and to provide for the disposition of revenue derived from the conveyances.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 3:46 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 12:27 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1205 (Public Act No. 579), being

An act to amend 2007 PA 106, entitled “An act to prescribe the conditions upon which public employers may provide certain benefits; to require the compilation and release of certain information and data; to provide certain powers and duties to certain state officials, departments, agencies, and authorities; and to provide for appropriations,” by amending sections 3 and 15 (MCL 124.73 and 124.85), section 15 as amended by 2011 PA 93.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 3:48 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 12:29 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1232 (Public Act No. 580), being

An act to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled “An act to protect the welfare of the people of this state; to provide general assistance, hospitalization, infirmary and medical care to poor or unfortunate persons; to provide for compliance by this state with the social security act; to provide protection, welfare and services to aged persons, dependent children, the blind, and the permanently and totally disabled; to administer programs and services for the prevention and treatment of delinquency, dependency and neglect of children; to create a state department of social services; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department; to provide for the interstate and intercounty transfer of dependents; to create county and district departments of social services; to create within certain county departments, bureaus of social aid and certain divisions and offices thereunder; to prescribe the powers and duties of the departments, bureaus and officers; to provide for appeals in certain cases; to prescribe the powers and duties of the state department with respect to county and district departments; to prescribe certain duties of certain other state departments, officers, and agencies; to make an appropriation; to prescribe penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act; and to repeal certain parts of this act on specific dates,” by amending section 117a (MCL 400.117a), as amended by 2018 PA 244.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 3:50 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 12:31 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1262 (Public Act No. 582), being

An act to amend 2016 PA 281, entitled “An act to license and regulate medical marihuana growers, processors, provisioning centers, secure transporters, and safety compliance facilities; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental officers and entities; to create a medical marihuana licensing board; to provide for interaction with the statewide monitoring system for commercial marihuana transactions; to create an advisory panel; to provide immunity from prosecution for marihuana-related offenses for persons engaging in certain activities in compliance with this act; to prescribe civil fines and sanctions and provide remedies; to provide for forfeiture of contraband; to provide for taxes, fees, and assessments; and to require the promulgation of rules,” 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.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 3:54 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 12:33 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1263 (Public Act No. 583), being

An act to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “An act to revise, consolidate, and codify the laws relating to criminal procedure and to define the jurisdiction, powers, and duties of courts, judges, and other officers of the court under the provisions of this act; to provide laws relative to the rights of persons accused of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to provide for the arrest of persons charged with or suspected of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to provide for bail of persons arrested for or accused of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to provide for the examination of persons accused of criminal offenses; to regulate the procedure relative to grand juries, indictments, informations, and proceedings before trial; to provide for trials of persons complained of or indicted for criminal offenses and ordinance violations and to provide for the procedure in those trials; to provide for judgments and sentences of persons convicted of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to establish a sentencing commission and to prescribe its powers and duties; to provide for procedure relating to new trials and appeals in criminal and ordinance violation cases; to provide a uniform system of probation throughout this state and the appointment of probation officers; to prescribe the powers, duties, and compensation of probation officers; to provide penalties for the violation of the duties of probation officers; to provide for procedure governing proceedings to prevent crime and proceedings for the discovery of crime; to provide for fees of officers, witnesses, and others in criminal and ordinance violation cases; to set forth miscellaneous provisions as to criminal procedure in certain cases; to provide penalties for the violation of certain provisions of this act; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening any of the provisions of this act,” by amending section 13n of chapter XVII (MCL 777.13n), as amended by 2016 PA 547.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 3:56 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 12:35 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1264 (Public Act No. 584), being

An act 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.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 3:58 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 12:37 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 110 (Public Act No. 585), being

An act to amend 1988 PA 226, entitled “An act to limit the powers of a local governmental unit regarding the leasing of private residential property,” by amending section 1 (MCL 123.411).

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 4:00 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 12:43 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1108 (Public Act No. 577), being

An act to amend 2000 PA 489, entitled “An act to create certain funds; to provide for the allocation of certain revenues among certain funds and for the operation, investment, and expenditure of certain funds; and to impose certain duties and requirements on certain state officials,” by amending section 7 (MCL 12.257), as amended by 2014 PA 504.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 3:44 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 12:45 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1244 (Public Act No. 581), being

An act to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “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,” by amending sections 20101, 20114d, 20114e, 20120a, and 20120b (MCL 324.20101, 324.20114d, 324.20114e, 324.20120a, and 324.20120b), sections 20101, 20114d, 20120a, and 20120b as amended by 2014 PA 542 and section 20114e as amended by 2014 PA 178, and by adding section 20120f.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 3:52 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 1:47 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1238 (Public Act No. 603), being

An act to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “An act to reorganize, consolidate, and add to the election laws; to provide for election officials and prescribe their powers and duties; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, state agencies, and state and local officials and employees; to provide for the nomination and election of candidates for public office; to provide for the resignation, removal, and recall of certain public officers; to provide for the filling of vacancies in public office; to provide for and regulate primaries and elections; to provide for the purity of elections; to guard against the abuse of the elective franchise; to define violations of this act; to provide appropriations; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal certain acts and all other acts inconsistent with this act,” by amending sections 2, 3, 31a, 491, 495, 497, 498, 500d, 509w, 509x, 523a, 759, 761, 765, 811, 813, and 829 (MCL 168.2, 168.3, 168.31a, 168.491, 168.495, 168.497, 168.498, 168.500d, 168.509w, 168.509x, 168.523a, 168.759, 168.761, 168.765, 168.811, 168.813, and 168.829), sections 2, 523a, 761, and 813 as amended by 2018 PA 129, section 3 as amended by 2003 PA 302, section 31a as added and section 811 as amended by 2012 PA 271, sections 491, 495, 497, 498, and 500d as amended by 2018 PA 125, section 509w as added by 1994 PA 441, section 509x as amended by 2018 PA 354, sections 759 and 829 as amended by 2012 PA 523, and section 765 as amended by 2018 PA 127, and by adding sections 493a, 499e, and 761b; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 5:18 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 1:49 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1239 (Public Act No. 604), being

An act to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “An act to provide for the registration, titling, sale, transfer, and regulation of certain vehicles operated upon the public highways of this state or any other place open to the general public or generally accessible to motor vehicles and distressed vehicles; to provide for the licensing of dealers; to provide for the examination, licensing, and control of operators and chauffeurs; to provide for the giving of proof of financial responsibility and security by owners and operators of vehicles; to provide for the imposition, levy, and collection of specific taxes on vehicles, and the levy and collection of sales and use taxes, license fees, and permit fees; to provide for the regulation and use of streets and highways; to create certain funds; to provide penalties and sanctions for a violation of this act; to provide for civil liability of manufacturers, the manufacturers of certain devices, the manufacturers of automated technology, upfitters, owners, and operators of vehicles and service of process on residents and nonresidents; to regulate the introduction and use of certain evidence; to regulate and certify the manufacturers of certain devices; to provide for approval and certification of installers and servicers of certain devices; to provide for the levy of certain assessments; to provide for the enforcement of this act; to provide for the creation of and to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies; to impose liability upon the state or local agencies; to provide appropriations for certain purposes; to repeal all other acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act or contrary to this act; and to repeal certain parts of this act on a specific date,” by amending section 307 (MCL 257.307), as amended by 2018 PA 177.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 5:20 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 1:51 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1240 (Public Act No. 605), being

An act 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 1 (MCL 28.291), as amended by 2018 PA 176.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 5:22 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 1:53 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1241 (Public Act No. 606), being

An act to amend 2008 PA 23, entitled “An act to authorize the secretary of state to issue enhanced driver licenses and state personal identification cards to United States citizens who reside in Michigan to facilitate travel between the United States and Canada; to establish certain funds and prescribe duties for certain officials; and to prohibit certain conduct and prescribe penalties,” by amending section 5 (MCL 28.305), as amended by 2016 PA 422.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 5:24 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 1:55 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1242 (Public Act No. 607), being

An act to amend 1976 PA 388, entitled “An act to regulate political activity; to regulate campaign financing; to restrict campaign contributions and expenditures; to require campaign statements and reports; to regulate anonymous contributions; to regulate campaign advertising and literature; to provide for segregated funds for political purposes; to provide for the use of public funds for political purposes; to create certain funds; to provide for reversion, retention, or refunding of unexpended balances in certain funds; to require other statements and reports; to regulate acceptance of certain gifts, payments, and reimbursements; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments and state and local officials and employees; to provide appropriations; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 6 (MCL 169.206), as amended by 2017 PA 119.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 5:26 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 2:51 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1234 (Public Act No. 600), being

An act to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “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,” (MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding section 20925.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 5:12 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 2:55 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 149 (Public Act No. 586), being

An act to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled “An act to make appropriations to aid in the support of the public schools, the intermediate school districts, community colleges, and public universities of the state; to make appropriations for certain other purposes relating to education; to provide for the disbursement of the appropriations; to authorize the issuance of certain bonds and provide for the security of those bonds; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, the state board of education, and certain other boards and officials; to create certain funds and provide for their expenditure; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending sections 6, 11, 17c, 18, 23a, 24c, 31a, 31j, 32d, 35a, 35b, 39a, 99h, 99u, 101, 265, 297c, 297h, and 297i (MCL 388.1606, 388.1611, 388.1617c, 388.1618, 388.1623a, 388.1624c, 388.1631a, 388.1631j, 388.1632d, 388.1635a, 388.1635b, 388.1639a, 388.1699h, 388.1699u, 388.1701, 388.1865, 388.1897c, 388.1897h, and 388.1897i), section 6 as amended by 2018 PA 266, sections 11, 18, 24c, 31a, 31j, 32d, 35a, 39a, 99h, 99u, and 265 as amended and sections 17c and 35b as added by 2018 PA 265, sections 23a and 101 as amended by 2016 PA 249, and sections 297c, 297h, and 297i as added by 2018 PA 227, and by adding sections 31n, 61f, 61g, 61h, 74a, 99w, 99x, 99y, and 104f.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 4:24 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 3:03 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 763 (Public Act No. 597), being

An act to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “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,” by amending sections 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1907, 1907a, and 1911 (MCL 324.1901, 324.1902, 324.1903, 324.1904, 324.1907, 324.1907a, and 324.1911), sections 1901 and 1903 as amended by 2018 PA 238, sections 1902 and 1907 as amended by 2018 PA 166, section 1904 as amended by 2002 PA 52, section 1907a as amended by 2012 PA 619, and section 1911 as added by 2010 PA 32; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 5:06 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 3:05 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 931 (Public Act No. 598), being

An act to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “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,” by amending section 74119 (MCL 324.74119), as amended by 2002 PA 54.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 5:08 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 3:07 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 932 (Public Act No. 599), being

An act to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “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,” by amending section 74101 (MCL 324.74101), as amended by 2010 PA 33.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 5:10 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 4:07 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1038 (Public Act No. 612), being

An act to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled “An act to protect the welfare of the people of this state; to provide general assistance, hospitalization, infirmary and medical care to poor or unfortunate persons; to provide for compliance by this state with the social security act; to provide protection, welfare and services to aged persons, dependent children, the blind, and the permanently and totally disabled; to administer programs and services for the prevention and treatment of delinquency, dependency and neglect of children; to create a state department of social services; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department; to provide for the interstate and intercounty transfer of dependents; to create county and district departments of social services; to create within certain county departments, bureaus of social aid and certain divisions and offices thereunder; to prescribe the powers and duties of the departments, bureaus and officers; to provide for appeals in certain cases; to prescribe the powers and duties of the state department with respect to county and district departments; to prescribe certain duties of certain other state departments, officers, and agencies; to make an appropriation; to prescribe penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act; and to repeal certain parts of this act on specific dates,” (MCL 400.1 to 400.119b) by adding section 111m.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 5:36 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 4:27 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 331 (Public Act No. 624), being

An act to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “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,” by amending sections 17001 and 17021 (MCL 333.17001 and 333.17021), as amended by 2016 PA 379, and by adding sections 16338, 17091, 17092, 17093, 17094, 17095, 17096, and 17097.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 4:29 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 706 (Public Act No. 625), being

An act to amend 1980 PA 383, entitled “An act relating to the promotion of convention business and tourism in this state and the major metropolitan areas of this state; to provide for tourism and convention marketing programs in major metropolitan areas through nonprofit convention and tourist bureaus; to provide for imposition and collection of assessments on the owners of transient facilities to support tourism and convention marketing programs; to provide for the disbursement of the assessments; to establish the functions and duties of the department of commerce; and to prescribe remedies and penalties,” by amending the title and sections 2 and 7 (MCL 141.882 and 141.887) and by adding sections 1a, 7a, and 7b.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 6:02 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 4:31 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 707 (Public Act No. 626), being

An act to amend 1980 PA 395, entitled “An act relating to the promotion of convention business or tourism in municipalities in this state; to provide for tourism or convention marketing programs in municipalities through nonprofit convention and tourist bureaus; to provide for the imposition and collection of assessments on the owners of transient facilities to support tourism or convention marketing programs; to provide for the disbursement of the assessments; to establish the functions and duties of the department of commerce; and to prescribe remedies and penalties,” by amending the title and section 2 (MCL 141.872), the title as amended by 1984 PA 59 and section 2 as amended by 2010 PA 82, and by adding sections 1a, 7a, and 7b.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 6:04 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 4:33 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1095 (Public Act No. 627), being

An act to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “An act to reorganize, consolidate, and add to the election laws; to provide for election officials and prescribe their powers and duties; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, state agencies, and state and local officials and employees; to provide for the nomination and election of candidates for public office; to provide for the resignation, removal, and recall of certain public officers; to provide for the filling of vacancies in public office; to provide for and regulate primaries and elections; to provide for the purity of elections; to guard against the abuse of the elective franchise; to define violations of this act; to provide appropriations; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal certain acts and all other acts inconsistent with this act,” by amending sections 321 and 646a (MCL 168.321 and 168.646a), section 321 as amended by 2003 PA 302 and section 646a as amended by 2015 PA 197.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 6:06 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 4:35 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1127 (Public Act No. 628), being

An act to amend 1966 PA 331, entitled “An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to community colleges; to provide for the creation of community college districts; to provide a charter for such districts; to provide for the government, control and administration of such districts; to provide for the election of a board of trustees; to define the powers and duties of the board of trustees; to provide for the assessment, levy, collection and return of taxes therefor; to authorize community college districts to operate a new jobs training program, enter into certain training agreements, and issue bonds to finance the training program; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 83 (MCL 389.83), as amended by 2003 PA 306.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 6:08 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 4:37 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1177 (Public Act No. 629), being

An act to amend 1897 PA 8, entitled “An act to provide permanent headquarters in the capitol building as the Michigan veterans’ headquarters, to designate the purpose for which the same shall be used, and to provide for an annual report by the commander,” by amending the title and sections 1 and 2 (MCL 35.231 and 35.232).

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 6:10 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 4:39 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1180 (Public Act No. 630), being

An act to amend 2016 PA 560, entitled “An act to create the Michigan veterans’ facility authority; to develop and operate certain veterans’ facilities; to create funds and accounts; to authorize the issuing of bonds and notes; to prescribe the powers and duties of the authority and certain state departments and other state officials and employees; and to make appropriations and prescribe certain conditions for the appropriations,” by amending sections 3, 5, 6, and 7 (MCL 36.103, 36.105, 36.106, and 36.107); and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 6:12 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 4:41 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1211 (Public Act No. 631), being

An act to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “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,” by amending sections 1307, 1511, 30101, 30112, 30301, 30304, 30305, 30306, 30307, 30314, 30316, 30319, 30321, and 32301 (MCL 324.1307, 324.1511, 324.30101, 324.30112, 324.30301, 324.30304, 324.30305, 324.30306, 324.30307, 324.30314, 324.30316, 324.30319, 324.30321, and 324.32301), section 1307 as amended by 2018 PA 268, section 1511 as added by 2011 PA 237, section 30101 as amended by 2014 PA 351, sections 30112, 30314, 30316, 30319, and 32301 as added by 1995 PA 59, section 30301 as amended by 2012 PA 247, section 30304 as amended by 2004 PA 325, sections 30305, 30306, and 30321 as amended by 2013 PA 98, and section 30307 as amended by 2006 PA 430.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 6:14 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 6:01 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 404 (Public Act No. 669), being

An act 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.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 6:03 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 991 (Public Act No. 670), being

An act to amend 2013 PA 183, entitled “An act to create the student safety act; to provide for confidential reports of potential harm or criminal activities directed at school students, school employees, and schools; to establish a hotline for filing those reports; to create the student safety fund and to provide for contributions to and expenditures from that fund; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state officials and departments; to provide for procedures for the release of certain confidential information; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 3 (MCL 752.913).

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 7:32 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 6:05 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1136 (Public Act No. 671), being

An act to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “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,” (MCL 324.101 to 324.90106) by amending the heading of part 414 and by adding sections 41401, 41402, and 41403.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 7:34 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 6:07 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1034 (Public Act No. 672), being

An act to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled “An act to provide for the assessment of rights and interests, including leasehold interests, in property and the levy and collection of taxes on property, and for the collection of taxes levied; making those taxes a lien on the property taxed, establishing and continuing the lien, providing for the sale or forfeiture and conveyance of property delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition of lands bid off to the state and not redeemed or purchased; to provide for the establishment of a delinquent tax revolving fund and the borrowing of money by counties and the issuance of notes; to define and limit the jurisdiction of the courts in proceedings in connection with property delinquent for taxes; to limit the time within which actions may be brought; to prescribe certain limitations with respect to rates of taxation; to prescribe certain powers and duties of certain officers, departments, agencies, and political subdivisions of this state; to provide for certain reimbursements of certain expenses incurred by units of local government; to provide penalties for the violation of this act; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 7jj (MCL 211.7jj[1]), as amended by 2018 PA 117.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 7:36 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 6:09 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 906 (Public Act No. 673), being

An act to amend 1933 PA 167, entitled “An act to provide for the raising of additional public revenue by prescribing certain specific taxes, fees, and charges to be paid to the state for the privilege of engaging in certain business activities; to provide, incident to the enforcement thereof, for the issuance of licenses to engage in such occupations; to provide for the ascertainment, assessment and collection thereof; to appropriate the proceeds thereof; and to prescribe penalties for violations of the provisions of this act,” by amending section 4a (MCL 205.54a), as amended by 2018 PA 113.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 7:38 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 6:11 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 907 (Public Act No. 679), being

An act to amend 1937 PA 94, entitled “An act to provide for the levy, assessment, and collection of a specific excise tax on the storage, use, or consumption in this state of tangible personal property and certain services; to appropriate the proceeds of that tax; to prescribe penalties; and to make appropriations,” by amending section 4 (MCL 205.94), as amended by 2018 PA 114.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 7:50 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 6:47 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1195 (Public Act No. 689), being

An act to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “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,” (MCL 324.101 to 324.90106) by adding section 11109.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 8:10 p.m.)

Date: December 28, 2018

Time: 6:49 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1196 (Public Act No. 688), being

An act to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “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,” by amending section 11104 (MCL 324.11104), as amended by 2001 PA 165, and by adding sections 11132 and 11514b.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 8:08 p.m.)

Respectfully,

Rick Snyder

Governor

Veto Messages

Subsequent to the final adjournment of the Regular Session of the Legislature, the following messages from the Governor were received:

HEALTH; ABORTION; PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS; ELIMINATE SUNSET

December 28, 2018

Today I vetoed Enrolled Senate Bill 1198. The bill would have amended Michigan law to permanently extend a ban on telemedicine abortion.

Safe medical care for all Michiganders is vitally important. Thankfully, we have a medical community in Michigan that is first class. On a daily basis, our health care professionals thoughtfully and deliberately determine when any health care delivery method is safe, including telemedicine for other areas of care. Telemedicine for medical abortion should not be any different.

Medical abortion is a non-surgical procedure that utilizes a prescription drug to induce an abortion. Telemedicine allows a physician to prescribe and dispense medication by video or teleconference. Objective research shows that medical abortions are safe and that a virtual consultation with a physician is as effective as in-person consultation with a physician.

Telemedicine service is important to our health care delivery system by enabling health care providers the ability to connect with patients across vast distances. Alternatively, telemedicine gives patients, including those in rural areas of Michigan with limited access, greater access in medical care. Ultimately, providing patients with the ability to remotely receive safe and proper medical care, at a time-sensitive period for the patient, is significant.

With that in mind, I have vetoed SB 1198.

Sincerely,

Rick Snyder

Governor

This bill was returned from the Governor on December 28, 2018 at 3:49 p.m.

CIVIL PROCEDURE; COSTS AND FEES; RECOVERY OF COSTS AND FEES IN

AN ACTION INVOLVING THIS STATE; REMOVE CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE; CONTESTED CASES; AWARD OF COSTS AND FEES TO PREVAILING

PARTY IN A CASE INVOLVING THIS STATE; REMOVE CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS; EXEMPT

PAROLE HEARINGS FROM ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT, AND

MAKE GENERAL REVISIONS TO CONTESTED CASE PROVISIONS

December 28, 2018

Today I am returning to you unsigned Senate Bills 100 and 101.

The bills would have amended the Administrative Procedures Act and the Revised Judicature Act to, among other things, require the court in a civil action or the presiding officer in a contested case to award costs and fees to a prevailing party against the state unless the state demonstrated by clear and convincing evidence that its position was substantially justifiable.

The legislation could create legal uncertainty considering it contains a substantially justifiable standard coupled with a clear and convincing standard, which neither federal law nor other state laws contain. This would make Michigan an outlier.

In Michigan, as in the rest of the United States, each party to a lawsuit is generally responsible for paying its own costs and fees. I am not convinced that deviating from this well-established American rule is sound public policy for Michigan.

While well intended, I do not believe that this legislation would accomplish positive results for Michigan, therefore, I am returning SB 100 and 101 to you today without my approval.

Sincerely,

Rick Snyder

Governor

These bills were returned from the Governor on December 28, 2018 at 3:50 p.m.

NATURAL RESOURCES; SAND DUNES; CRITERIA FOR ISSUANCE OF A

VARIANCE TO A PUBLIC ENTITY INVOLVING CERTAIN PUBLIC LAND

December 28, 2018

Today I am returning Senate Bill 721 to you without my approval. The bill would have amended the statute pertaining to sand dunes protection and management. It would have allowed local units of government to provide a view of a Great Lake within a critical dune area if certain criteria were met.

Critical, vegetated dunes are important Michigan’s shorelines and play an integral part of the dune ecosystem. They provide stability to the dune systems and protect parks, their users, and nearby residents from wind and blowing sand.

Allowing large-scale contour changes, as proposed by Senate Bill 721, is not protective of the dune ecosystem. Further, it would provide opportunities to degrade, erode and destabilize critical dunes, precisely what this statute was originally enacted to protect.

I appreciate the fact that over the eight years in which I was governor, my Administration worked closely with our legislative partners to craft sound environmental policy. However, I do not believe that this particular legislation reflects the priorities I have worked towards, and therefore, I am returning Senate Bill 721 to you today without my approval.

Sincerely,

Rick Snyder

Governor

This bill was returned from the Governor on December 28, 2018 at 3:51 p.m.

VEHICLES; HISTORIC; DEFINITION OF HISTORIC VEHICLES IN MICHIGAN VEHICLE CODE;

EXPAND TO INCLUDE CERTAIN MILITARY SURPLUS VEHICLES

December 28, 2018

Today I am returning to you unsigned Senate Bill 1040. The bill allows for privately owned, ex-military Humvees and other vehicles manufactured strictly for military use to be titled and registered for on road use.

Were this bill to take effect, vehicles that were never manufactured or intended for on road passenger use could be registered and permitted on public streets and roads. I do not believe that it is appropriate for such vehicles to be registered for anything other than off-road purposes.

With that in mind, I have vetoed Senate Bill 1040.

Sincerely,

Rick Snyder

Governor

This bill was returned from the Governor on December 28, 2018 at 3:52 p.m.

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE; STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS; 5-YEAR

LIMIT FOR VIOLATION OF THE CAMPAIGN FINANCE ACT

December 28, 2018

Today I am returning to you unsigned Senate Bill 1249.

The bill would have amended the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide that an indictment for a violation of the Michigan Campaign Finance Act could be found and filed up to five years after the offense was committed.

The Code of Criminal Procedure currently provides that except as provided for specific offenses an indictment may be filed within six years after a crime is committed. Shortening the statute of limitations for a campaign finance violation from six years to five years results in minimal to no functional change.

Accordingly, I am returning this bill without signature.

Sincerely,

Rick Snyder

Governor

This bill was returned from the Governor on December 28, 2018 at 3:53 p.m.

GAMING; BINGO AND CHARITABLE GAMING; MILLIONAIRE PARTIES

December 28, 2018

Today I am vetoing House Bill 4081 and Senate Bill 35. Both bills amend the Traxler-McCauley-Law-Bowman Bingo Act of 1972 to provide for authorization of licensing and regulation of millionaire parties by the Michigan Gaming Control Board.

Millionaire Parties began as “Vegas Night” fundraisers at fraternal clubs and religious institutions, but over time, some morphed into unlicensed and unregulated “charity casinos” or “poker rooms.” Because these locations were not regulated, some of the people running these games engaged in unlawful conduct. In 2012, I transferred oversight of millionaire parties to the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) and directed it to bring integrity to these games while still allowing the various charity groups to raise money. Despite obstacles, the MGCB accomplished its mission. Many violators were prosecuted or at least shut down. Unlicensed operators were prohibited and replaced by licensed gaming suppliers.

Charities, too, benefited from these changes. As charities began exercising more oversight of their games, the size and scope of millionaire parties grew and remains robust. Over the last four years, charities have conducted over 36,000 millionaire party events and had over $325 million in chip sales. Charities also appreciated the MGCB’s focus on customer service; a 2017 PriceWaterhouseCoopers customer service survey of charities indicated that the vast majority (87%) are satisfied with the MGCB’s millionaire party licensing services.

The bills eliminate those administrative rules that have allowed charitable gaming activities to grow and operate in a controlled environment that protects the public welfare. I am pleased that the MGCB was able to successfully resolve the problems posed by the large-scale, unregulated gambling that. MGCB’s work has brought integrity and accountability to these games while allowing charities to earn tens of millions of dollars for good causes—and did so in a customer-friendly way. This legislation, if signed, would undermine the work the MGCB has done over the past six years and return millionaire parties to a underregulated market ripe with potential for fraud and abuse. Accordingly, I am vetoing House Bill 4081 and Senate Bill 35.

Sincerely,

Rick Snyder

Governor

This bill was returned from the Governor on December 28, 2018 at 4:29 p.m.

TAXATION; TOBACCO; CIGARETTE TAX

December 28, 2018

Today I am vetoing Senate Bill 304. The bill eliminates the sunset on the current $0.50 per cigar cap on tax paid. The cap is scheduled to sunset October 31, 2021.

In 2016, I signed Public Act 86, which delayed the expiration of the cap on the per-cigar tax to October 1, 2021. I believe it is appropriate to maintain the current expectation for expiration of the cap in 2021 and return the tax to 32% of the wholesale price.

Therefore, I am vetoing Senate Bill 304.

Sincerely,

Rick Snyder

Governor

This bill was returned from the Governor on December 28, 2018 at 4:29 p.m.

CORPORATE INCOME TAX; FLOW-THROUGH ENTITIES; ENTITY FLOW-THROUGH TAX

December 28, 2018

Today I am returning to you unsigned Senate Bill 1170.

The bill would create a new state tax on “Pass-through” entities of 4.25% to be paid in lieu of the Michigan Individual Income Tax. The bill would then provide individuals with flow through income a credit to offset the tax paid at the entity level.

This substantial change to the state tax code was passed in a little over a month. The passage of such a bill and implementation of a brand-new tax in such a limited time is inappropriate given the significance of such a change, and the risk of IRS action.

I appreciate the fact that over the eight years in which I was governor, my Administration worked closely with our legislative partners to craft sound public policy. However, I believe that this particular legislation has significant issues, and therefore, I am returning Senate Bill 1170 to you today without my approval.

Sincerely,

Rick Snyder

Governor

This bill was returned from the Governor on December 28, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

CORPORATE INCOME TAX; BUSINESS INCOME; NEW FEDERAL

LIMITATIONS ON INTEREST EXPENSE DEDUCTIONS; DECOUPLE.

December 28, 2018

Today I vetoed Enrolled Senate Bill 1097. The bill would have amended 1967 PA 281, the Income Tax Act of 1967, to alter the definition of taxable income.

Due to provisions of the federal Tax Cut and Jobs Act, Michigan businesses realized an increase in their tax liability as a result of a limitation imposed on business interest. Enrolled Senate Bill 1097 attempted to address this matter. However, it would have done so in a manner inconsistent with the sound budgetary practices my administration has followed during the last eight years.

As written, the bill would have been retroactive to January 1, 2018, and would have applied to all business activity occurring after December 31, 2017. It was estimated that the bill would have reduced corporate income tax revenue by $15.0 million in FY 2017-18, by $115.0 million in FY 2018-19, and by $100.0 million per year thereafter. Of course, all corporate income tax revenue accrues to the general fund.

With that in mind, I have vetoed Enrolled Senate Bill 1097.

Sincerely,

Rick Snyder

Governor

This bill was returned from the Governor on December 28, 2018 at 4:31 p.m.

CORPORATE INCOME TAX; FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS;

APPORTIONMENT FOR UNITARY BUSINESS GROUPS

December 28, 2018

Today I am returning to you unsigned Senate Bill 362.

The bill would have amended the Financial Institution Tax Act to revise the apportionment formula for a financial institution with respect to gross business attributable to the foreign business of a controlled foreign corporation. The change has the effect of removing foreign equity from the tax base for large multinational banks.

Senate Bill 362 represents a significant departure from the tax policy practices that have allowed the state to return to solid financial footing. Were it to become law, SB 362 would likely result in a reduction of revenues between $10 and $15 million annually.

I am vetoing SB 362 because I do not believe it is appropriate tax policy.

Sincerely,

Rick Snyder

Governor

This bill was returned from the Governor on December 28, 2018 at 4:32 p.m.

STATE AGENCIES (EXISTING); EXECUTIVE OFFICE; CONTENTS AND

REPORTING OF CERTAIN MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING

December 28, 2018

Today I am returning Senate Bill 822 to you without my approval. SB 822 impose upon the governor certain obligations with respect to memorandums of understanding (“MOU”).

Senate Bill 822 would require every MOU signed by the governor to be filed with the Office of Great Seal. An “MOU” subject to filing is any informal agreement between this state and another party that does not impose contractual duties or obligations on this state, that is also signed by the governor. SB 822 also provides that MOUs remain in effect during the term of the successive governor until rejected by a successive governor or until it expires by its terms.

I have signed many MOUs as governor. They have proven effective at helping foster and strengthen relationships with our trading partners and encourage global investment and economic development in Michigan industries. Those MOUs are available on the MEDC’s website.

Senate Bill 822 on its face appears to have a noble purpose—transparency. But it also has the potential to lead the way toward more routine legislative encroachment into regulating the activity of future governors. Therefore, I return Senate Bill 822 to you without my approval.

Sincerely,

Rick Snyder

Governor

This bill was returned from the Governor on December 28, 2018 at 5:08 p.m.

HUMAN SERVICES; MEDICAL SERVICES; REINTERPRETATION OF EXISTING MEDICAID POLICY;

REQUIRE TO BE PROMULGATED IN THE SAME MANNER AS NEW POLICY AND

ESTABLISH CERTAIN BED AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

HUMAN SERVICES; MEDICAL SERVICES; MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY FOR A NURSING FACILITY

December 28, 2018

Today I am vetoing Senate Bills 1037 and 1039. The bills dealt with certain Medicaid related responsibilities of the Department of Health and Human Services.

The legislation has significant revenue and administration issues that need to be resolved before this can be considered appropriate policy in our state. Accordingly, I am returning these bills without signature in order to allow for more thorough evaluation of the revenue and administration impacts of the bills.

Sincerely,

Rick Snyder

Governor

These bills were returned from the Governor on December 28, 2018 at 5:09 p.m.

CIVIL RIGHTS; PRIVACY; DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN DONOR INFORMATION; PROHIBIT

December 28, 2018

I am writing to inform you that I do not approve Senate Bill 1176.

This bill, which would have created the Personal Privacy Protection Act to prohibit certain public agencies from requiring disclosure of personal information, including donor rolls, of entities organized under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, generated significant media coverage, and significant, and surprisingly broad support from nonprofit organizations of all stripes and political affiliations.

Sixty years ago, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in NAACP v Alabama that “effective advocacy of both public and private points of view, particularly controversial ones, is undeniably enhanced by group association,” and that the “freedom to engage in association for the advancement of beliefs and ideas is an inseparable aspect of the ‘liberty’ assured by the Due Process Clause.” Compelling disclosure of donor rolls and membership lists, the Court concluded, would have a deterrent effect on the free exercise of the constitutionally protected right of association.

I understand and appreciate the goals of this legislation: to prevent the creation of target lists of donors to nonprofit organizations that may espouse controversial views. In today’s hyper-partisan, and emotionally charged political environment, individuals should not feel like they are at risk of intimidation or threats because of the nonprofit organizations they support. That is a laudable goal.

But I am concerned first that this bill’s broad prohibitions will impair the executive branch’s ability to effectively protect the donors of organizations. Moreover, I believe this legislation is a solution in search of a problem that does not exist in Michigan. While other state attorneys general have probed for information relative to nonprofit donors, that has not been the case here in Michigan. And I believe the Supreme Court’s decision in NAACP v Alabama effectively prohibits the type of activities that this legislation is seeking to prohibit.

Because the Supreme Court has already spoken on this issue, I do not think this legislation is necessary. Accordingly, I am vetoing Senate Bill 1176. I trust that the legislature and next administration will revisit this issue if it becomes necessary to ensure appropriate protections for the First Amendment rights of Michiganders.

Sincerely,

Rick Snyder

Governor

This bill was returned from the Governor on December 28, 2018 at 6:15 p.m.

Subsequent to the final adjournment of the Regular Session of the Legislature, the following message from the Governor was received:

APPROPRIATIONS; ZERO BUDGET; SUPPLEMENTAL

APPROPRIATIONS; PROVIDE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018

December 28, 2018

Today I have signed Enrolled Senate Bill 601, which provides supplemental appropriations for various departments and agencies for the fiscal years ending September 30, 2018 and September 30, 2019. The fiscal year 2018 appropriations in Enrolled Senate Bill 601 for the departments of Health and Human Services and State Police total $121.1 million gross, while reducing general fund appropriations by $181,000. The fiscal year 2019 appropriations in Enrolled Senate Bill 601 for various departments and agencies, including Capital Outlay authorizations for various universities and community colleges, total $1.3 billion, of which $379.6 million is general fund.

I note a veto of section 759(33) in the Department of Talent and Economic Development for Michigan Enhancement Grants as the language does not state a public purpose for the funds allocated in that subsection.

I commend the Legislature for its work on the budget. Among other key budget investments, this appropriations bill contains ongoing revenue for cleaning up contaminated sites, provides funding for the Soo Locks and other key infrastructure projects, and creates a balance in the state’s rainy day fund of over $1.1 billion. Additionally, more than $100 million will fund Michigan roads, putting the state two years ahead of schedule in reaching the $1.2 billion goal for new transportation funding.

Respectfully,

Rick Snyder

Governor

This bill was signed by the Governor on December 28, 2018, at 2:57 p.m. (Filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 2018, at 5:48 p.m.) and assigned Public Act No. 618.