No. 98

STATE OF MICHIGAN

 

JOURNAL

OF THE

House of Representatives

 

100th Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

 

 

 

House Chamber, Lansing, Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

 

1:30 p.m.

 

The House was called to order by the Speaker.

 

The roll was called by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, who announced that a quorum was present.

 

Afendoulis用resent Farrington用resent Jones用resent Rabhi用resent

Aiyash用resent Filler用resent Kahle用resent Reilly用resent

Albert用resent Frederick用resent Kennedy用resent Rendon用resent

Alexander用resent Garrett用resent Koleszar用resent Sabo用resent

Allor用resent Garza用resent Kuppa用resent Schroeder用resent

Anthony用resent Gay-Dagnogo用resent LaFave用resent Shannon用resent

Bellino用resent Glenn用resent LaGrand用resent Sheppard用resent

Berman用resent Green用resent Lasinski用resent Slagh用resent

Bolden用resent Greig用resent Leutheuser用resent Sneller用resent

Bollin用resent Griffin用resent Liberati用resent Sowerby用resent

Brann用resent Guerra用resent Lightner用resent Stone用resent

Brixie用resent Haadsma用resent Lilly用resent Tate用resent

Byrd用resent Hall用resent Love用resent VanSingel用resent

Calley用resent Hammoud用resent Lower用resent VanWoerkom用resent

Cambensy用resent Hauck用resent Maddock用resent Vaupel用resent

Camilleri用resent Hernandez用resent Manoogian用resent Wakeman用resent

Carter, B.用resent Hertel用resent Marino容xcused Warren用resent

Carter, T.用resent Hoadley用resent Markkanen用resent Webber用resent

Chatfield用resent Hoitenga用resent Meerman用resent Wendzel用resent

Cherry用resent Hood用resent Miller用resent Wentworth用resent

Chirkun用resent Hope用resent Mueller用resent Whiteford用resent

Clemente用resent Hornberger用resent Neeley, C.用resent Whitsett用resent

Cole用resent Howell用resent O樽alley用resent Wittenberg用resent

Coleman用resent Huizenga用resent Pagan用resent Witwer用resent

Crawford用resent Iden用resent Paquette用resent Wozniak用resent

Eisen用resent Inman用resent Peterson用resent Yancey用resent

Elder用resent Johnson, C.用resent Pohutsky用resent Yaroch用resent

Ellison用resent Johnson, S.用resent

 

e/d/s = entered during session

Rep. Aaron Miller, from the 59th District, offered the following invocation:

 

徹ur heavenly Father, we thank You for smiling down on us today, as we don稚 do often enough. Lord, we just want to say thank You for the blessings that we have. We ought to count our blessings each and every day that You have given us. Lord, we always say that we are here for such a time as this and as human beings we so often say that for our own purposes. We want Your will to match our will and we want Your ways to match what we have designed in our ways. That痴 not what we池e taught Lord, we are taught to be patient and wait on the Lord. We are definitely taught that Your ways are higher than our ways and we recognize that. We just thank You for another day in which we are able to be here. I thank You for all my colleagues, thank You for the friends we have made here and for the experiences we have shared together, may they not be forgotten, but may they contribute to a lesson learned, whether the hard way or for the better. Lord, may we work together for the betterment of this state as so many have said before me, bless today, bless today痴 proceedings and all who are here and bless us as we come and go. In Jesus name we pray, amen.

 

 

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Rep. Cole moved that Rep. Marino be excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Messages from the Senate

 

 

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 35.

A concurrent resolution of tribute offered as a memorial for Raymond M. Murphy, former member of the House of Representatives and Senate.

Whereas, It was with great sorrow that the members of the Legislature learned about the passing of Raymond M. Murphy. He will be remembered as a dedicated public servant by his constituents in Southeast Michigan and the people of the state of Michigan; and

Whereas, A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Raymond M. Murphy attended the Detroit Institute of Technology and Wayne State University before beginning his long career serving the people of Michigan in many capacities. Politically active at a young age, he held a variety of leadership positions in the Democratic Party, was a former aide to Congressman Charles Diggs, and a 19611962 Constitutional Convention delegate, contributing to the landmark governing document of our state, the Constitution of the State of Michigan of 1963. A long-time officer of the court in Detroit, Raymond M. Murphy continued serving his community through long-standing involvement in a host of civic organizations and initiatives; and

Whereas, Raymond Murphy was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 1982 where he served until he was elected to the Michigan Senate in 1998. Over the course of two decades as a lawmaker, Raymond M. Murphy took on many leadership positions, including serving as chair of the Labor and Occupational Safety Committee, Assistant Democratic Floor Leader, and Speaker Pro Tempore. In the Senate, Raymond Murphy served on a variety of committees, including the Appropriations Committee. He served as Minority Whip from 1999 to 2000 and Assistant Minority Floor Leader from 2001 to 2002. In addition, he was a member of the NCSL National Black Caucus of State Legislators and the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus. To each of these responsibilities, Raymond M. Murphy brought an abundant understanding of the process and institutions of government, which provided an invaluable example for others to follow. Raymond M. Murphy also distinguished himself through his efforts on a variety of special projects, including the study and promotion of high-speed rail transportation; and

Whereas, Raymond M. Murphy leaves behind a legacy as a passionate advocate for the people of Michigan, and his dedication remains an example for those who have followed him into public service. He also will be remembered as a family man as he demonstrated a deep commitment to his wife, Lynette, and eight children. May his family take some solace that his efforts will long continue to enrich our state; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That we offer this expression of our highest tribute to honor the memory of Raymond M. Murphy, a member of the House of Representatives from 1983 to 1998 and the Senate from 1999 to 2002; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Murphy family as evidence of our lasting esteem for his memory.

The Senate has adopted the concurrent resolution.

The question being on the adoption of the concurrent resolution,

The concurrent resolution was adopted by unanimous standing vote.

The Speaker and the entire membership of the House of Representatives were named co-sponsors of the concurrent resolution.

 

 

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The Speaker called Associate Speaker Pro Tempore Hornberger to the Chair.

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Motions and Resolutions

 

 

Reps. Alexander, Griffin, Rendon, Allor, Chirkun and Crawford offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 343.

A resolution to remind state employees of whistleblower protections and encourage them to come forward if they have knowledge of any irregularities or illegal or suspect behavior.

Whereas, Ensuring public confidence in government requires that individuals and agencies which violate the law are identified and held accountable. The strongest bulwarks against illegal, corrupt, and incompetent actions are state employees who report instances of wrongdoing by superiors and colleagues; and

Whereas, State law affords substantial protections to state employees who report violations or suspected violations of laws or rules. Section 2 of the Whistleblowers Protection Act, 1980 PA 469, MCL 15.361 et seq., states:

An employer shall not discharge, threaten, or otherwise discriminate against an employee regarding the employee痴 compensation, terms, conditions, location, or privileges of employment because the employee, or a person acting on behalf of the employee, reports or is about to report, verbally or in writing, a violation or a suspected violation of a law or regulation or rule promulgated pursuant to law of this state, a political subdivision of this state, or the United States to a public body, unless the employee knows that the report is false, or because an employee is requested by a public body to participate in an investigation, hearing, or inquiry held by that public body, or a court action.

Civil Service Commission rules, specifically Rule 2-10.1 through Rule 2-10.3, establish similar protections prohibiting reprisal against whistleblowers; and

Whereas, Michigan courts have interpreted the Whistleblowers Protection Act and civil service protections broadly. The purpose of the law and rules is to expose fraud and corruption in government and state employees should feel confident that the law is on their side and will protect them if the state attempts to take retaliatory action against them for reporting wrongdoing; and

Whereas, The 100th Legislature has taken steps to further enhance protections offered to state employees, most notably the passage of Senate Bill 686, which would have prohibited a state department or agency from taking disciplinary action against certain state employees for communicating with certain individuals in the legislative branch; and

Whereas, The Governor痴 veto of Senate Bill 686 demonstrated a lack of regard for good government practices, failing to further expand safeguards for state employees interested in protecting the interests of the people of this state; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we remind state employees of whistleblower protections and encourage them to come forward if they have knowledge of any irregularities or illegal or suspect behavior; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Governor and the members of the Civil Service Commission.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

 

Rep. Cole moved that consideration of the resolution be postponed temporarily.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Reps. Shannon, Chirkun, Garza, Haadsma, Cynthia Johnson, Kuppa, Sneller, Sowerby and Witwer offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 344.

A resolution to urge the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to prioritize educators, school administrators, and school employees for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Whereas, The COVID-19 Pandemic has upended nearly every aspect of the lives of people in Michigan and countries across the world. It has caused a devastating loss of life and has struck a blow to our schools, communities, and the economy; and

Whereas, The development of COVID-19 vaccines is a beacon of hope that offers the possibility of returning to a world free from the concern that providing in-person education to our children will spread the deadly virus; and

Whereas, The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is responsible for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the state of Michigan. MDHHS has outlined a phased approach for the distribution of vaccines beginning with hospitals, health care workers, and vulnerable populations. Following the initial distribution, the Division of Immunization within MDHHS will identify the populations considered essential personnel, including grocery and food distribution workers, healthcare workers not immunized during phase 1, high risk populations, and other critical populations; and

Whereas, Many communities are pushing for schools to commence in-person learning as soon as possible. Increasing evidence suggests that in-person learning is far superior to remote learning. The American Academy of Pediatrics has stated that children not only learn best when physically in the classroom, but they also receive numerous other benefits, including learning social and emotional skills, receiving healthy meals, and accessing mental health services. In addition, remote learning has been shown to exacerbate existing inequalities, as different communities have unequal access to the internet and other technologies that are required for remote learning. Remote learning also puts a strain on working parents, which has devastating ripple effects for our economy; and

Whereas, In order to safely commence in-person learning, educators and school administrators must receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Nearly a third of the educator workforce nationally is over the age of 55, while another quarter has existing medical issues that place them at higher risk for a more serious infection. In addition, because children are more likely to be asymptomatic, the risk of exposure for educators and school personnel may be higher due to the silent spread of the virus. The risk of exposure is heightened even further as many schools are opening without adequate resources, such as personal protective equipment; and

Whereas, Several education groups, including the National Education Association, the School Superintendents Association, and the American Federation of Teachers, have already urged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to give adults in school systems priority for vaccinations. They argue that this is not only critical to fully reopening school buildings for instruction, but doing so will generate trust in the vaccination program with the education community serving as a 鍍rusted messenger; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we urge the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to prioritize educators, school administrators, and school employees for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Governor and the Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Health Policy.

 

 

The Speaker, on behalf of the entire membership of the House of Representatives, offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 345.

A resolution of tribute for the Honorable Sherry Gay-Dagnogo.

Whereas, This legislative body is proud to express its gratitude to Representative Gay-Dagnogo for her contributions to the House of Representatives. She passionately and faithfully served her constituents of northwest Detroit in the Eighth District and the entire state of Michigan; and

Whereas, Sherry Gay-Dagnogo earned a bachelor痴 degree and a master痴 degree in education from Wayne State University. She has served as an educator in many roles, including as a public school teacher in Detroit. An active person in the community as well, she has led many community engagement projects through labor unions and nonprofit organizations. Also, prior to coming to the Legislature, she worked as a staff member on the Detroit City Council; and

Whereas, First elected in 2014, Representative Gay-Dagnogo has spent six years in this legislative chamber. As a leader, she served as minority vice chair of the Financial Services Committee. She was also very active on the Tourism and Outdoor Recreation; Families, Children, and Seniors; and Insurance committees. Aside from her committee work, she supported and helped pass legislation related to education, criminal justice reform, mental health care, and many other policy areas. Her expertise and spirit were of great benefit to the work of this body; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we offer this expression of tribute to commend and thank the Honorable Sherry Gay-Dagnogo for her notable contributions to this legislative body and to our state; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to Representative Gay-Dagnogo as evidence of our gratitude and best wishes.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

The Speaker, on behalf of the entire membership of the House of Representatives, offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 346.

A resolution of tribute for the Honorable Larry Inman.

Whereas, We recognize Representative Larry Inman as his service to this legislative body draws to a close. Representative Inman worked hard on behalf of the people of the One Hundred-Fourth District and our state; and

Whereas, Representative Inman had a long history of public service and private-sector experience prior to his election to the House in 2014. He earned an associate痴 degree from Northwestern Michigan College and a bachelor痴 degree from Northern Michigan University and later worked in banking. He spent more than two decades on the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners. He also served on the state痴 Community Corrections Board for 20 years and on the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees; and

Whereas, In Lansing, Representative Inman was a member of the Appropriations Committee. He served on numerous subcommittees over his tenure, including as chair of the Joint Capital Outlay subcommittee and Military and Veterans Affairs and State Police subcommittee; as vice chair of the Natural Resources and Higher Education subcommittees; and as a member of the Community Colleges, General Government, Health and Human Services, and School Aid and Education subcommittees. In addition to his work on the state budget, he also sponsored four public acts during his time in this legislative body, covering issues such as workforce training, veterans, and transportation; now, therefore, be it

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

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

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

The Speaker, on behalf of the entire membership of the House of Representatives, offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 347.

A resolution of tribute for the Honorable James Lower.

Whereas, We are pleased to thank Representative Lower for his dutiful service to the House of Representatives. He worked hard for the benefit of the constituents of the Seventieth District in Montcalm County and parts of Gratiot County, as well as people across the whole state of Michigan; and

Whereas, James Lower received a bachelor痴 degree in economics from Michigan State University and a master痴 degree in business administration from Grand Valley State University. He worked as a staff member in the Legislature and as executive director for a consulting firm. His public service includes time as vice chair of the Ionia County Commission and as the manager of Edmore Village. This varied education and experience prepared him for his time in the Legislature; and

Whereas, Elected in 2016 and 2018, Representative Lower痴 two terms of service in this body were marked by diligence and determination. His leadership was displayed as chair of the Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee and as vice chair of the Tax Policy Committee. He was also an engaged member of the Energy Policy, Health Policy, and Communications and Technology committees. His legislative work extended to ushering in laws on retirement, occupational licensing, and taxation, among other areas; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we offer this expression of tribute to commend and thank the Honorable James Lower 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 Representative Lower as evidence of our gratitude and best wishes.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

The Speaker, on behalf of the entire membership of the House of Representatives, offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 348.

A resolution of tribute for the Honorable Aaron Miller.

Whereas, It is with great appreciation that we thank Representative Aaron Miller for his service with the Michigan House of Representatives over the past six years. Representative Miller was first elected in 2014 and represented the people of the Fifty-ninth District, comprising all of St. Joseph County and most of Cass County. Over the past three terms, he has served his district and all of Michigan with integrity and honor; and

Whereas, Representative Miller brought a particular expertise in education to the Legislature due to his experience as a high school mathematics teacher. Representative Miller earned a bachelor痴 degree in secondary education from Western Michigan University, and a master痴 degree in school administration from Bethel College. In addition, Representative Miller served his community as a youth church leader and as an athletic coach for students; and

Whereas, During his time in the Legislature, Representative Miller became a valuable member of several committees and subcommittees. He served on the Appropriations Committee as vice chair and served on the Higher Education, Education, Judiciary, Joint Capital Outlay, Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, and Transportation subcommittees. He also served as chair of the School Aid and Department of Education and State Police subcommittees, and vice chair of the Environmental Quality Subcommittee. In addition, Representative Miller served as chair of the Election and Ethics Committee. Representative Miller sponsored several enacted bills on a wide range of issues, including education, law enforcement, criminal procedure, and public utilities; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we offer this expression of tribute to commend and thank the Honorable Aaron Miller 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 Representative Miller as evidence of our gratitude and best wishes.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

The Speaker, on behalf of the entire membership of the House of Representatives, offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 349.

A resolution of tribute for the Honorable Kristy Pagan.

Whereas, It is with great appreciation that we thank Representative Kristy Pagan for her service with the Michigan House of Representatives over the past six years. Representative Pagan was first elected in 2014 and served the people of the Twenty-first District, comprising the city of Belleville and the majorities of Canton and Van Buren townships. Over the past three terms, she has served her district and all of Michigan with integrity and honor; and

Whereas, Representative Pagan brought a wide range of policy experience to Lansing due to her work in child nutrition and education policy in Washington, D.C. After graduating with a master痴 degree in political management from George Washington University, Representative Pagan started her own business dedicated to civic and community engagement in Michigan. Representative Pagan brought a community-focused perspective to a number of legislative issues to the benefit of her constituents and all the people of Michigan; and

Whereas, While serving in the House, Representative Pagan became a valuable member of several committees and subcommittees, including Appropriations, Oversight and Ethics, and Health and Human Services. She served as minority vice chair of the appropriations subcommittees on Education, Judiciary, Natural Resources, Corrections, and School Aid and Department of Education. Representative Pagan pushed for legislation related to education, discrimination and equality, and women痴 health, and continued to remain active and involved in the communities she represented throughout her tenure; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we offer this expression of tribute to commend and thank the Honorable Kristy Pagan for her notable contributions to this legislative body and to our state; and be it further

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

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

The Speaker, on behalf of the entire membership of the House of Representatives, offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 350.

A resolution of tribute for the Honorable Hank Vaupel.

Whereas, For serving this legislative body with great commitment, we commend and thank Representative Hank Vaupel. He has worked diligently over the last six years to improve the lives of the residents of Livingston County in the Forty-seventh District and of all people in the state of Michigan; and

Whereas, Representative Vaupel graduated from Michigan State University with his bachelor痴 and doctoral degrees in veterinary medicine. Before he was first elected to the Legislature in 2014, he served as a captain in the United States Army, and subsequently started his veterinary practice, Kern Road Veterinary Clinic. A pillar in his local community, Hank Vaupel has served as the Handy Township supervisor, the secretary for the Village of Fowlerville Downtown Development Authority, and a board member of the Fowlerville Area Fire Authority, among numerous other community leadership positions; and

Whereas, During his three terms of service, Representative Vaupel has proudly served as the vice chair and then chair of the Healthy Policy Committee where he was dedicated to improving the health of Michiganders by sponsoring legislation to increase access to telemedicine, mental health care, and health care coverage. Appointed as a co-chair of the bipartisan House Community, Access, Resources, Education, and Safety (C.A.R.E.S.) Task Force, he led the task force to make recommendations and pursue solutions for Michigan痴 mental health system. In addition, he drew upon his education and experience while serving on the committees on Education, Insurance, Local Government, Michigan Competitiveness, Tax Policy, Agriculture, and Families, Children, and Seniors; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we offer this expression of tribute to commend and thank the Honorable Hank Vaupel 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 Representative Vaupel as evidence of our gratitude and best wishes.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

The Speaker, on behalf of the entire membership of the House of Representatives, offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 351.

A resolution of tribute for the Honorable Rebekah Warren.

Whereas, We are privileged to recognize and thank Representative Warren for her service in this chamber. Her hard work and dedication in the Fifty-fifth District, comprising parts of the cities of Ann Arbor and Milan and the townships of Ann Arbor, Augusta, Pittsfield, and York, has benefitted her constituents as well as the entire state; and

Whereas, Representative Warren earned a bachelor痴 degree in political science from the University of Michigan before beginning her public service career as a legislative staffer. She also served as the executive director for a statewide women痴 healthcare nonprofit for seven years. She was first elected to the House in 2006, serving two terms, before being elected to two terms in the Senate beginning in 2011. During this time, she was a leader on many issues, including ending human trafficking and promoting women痴 rights; and

Whereas, Representative Warren was elected again to the House of Representatives in 2018. During her final term, she was appointed the minority vice chair of the Ways and Means Committee, playing a critical role in many of the policy issues facing the state. She has pushed for legislation to ensure access to health care for individuals with disabilities and to bring quality jobs to the state; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we offer this expression of tribute to commend and thank the Honorable Rebekah Warren for her notable contributions to this legislative body and to our state; and be it further

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

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

Reps. Alexander, Rendon, Griffin and Chirkun offered the following concurrent resolution:

House Concurrent Resolution No. 32.

A concurrent resolution to remind state employees of whistleblower protections and encourage them to come forward if they have knowledge of any irregularities or illegal or suspect behavior.

Whereas, Ensuring public confidence in government requires that individuals and agencies which violate the law are identified and held accountable. The strongest bulwarks against illegal, corrupt, and incompetent actions are state employees who report instances of wrongdoing by superiors and colleagues; and

Whereas, State law affords substantial protections to state employees who report violations or suspected violations of laws or rules. Section 2 of the Whistleblowers Protection Act, 1980 PA 469, MCL 15.361 et seq., states:

An employer shall not discharge, threaten, or otherwise discriminate against an employee regarding the employee痴 compensation, terms, conditions, location, or privileges of employment because the employee, or a person acting on behalf of the employee, reports or is about to report, verbally or in writing, a violation or a suspected violation of a law or regulation or rule promulgated pursuant to law of this state, a political subdivision of this state, or the United States to a public body, unless the employee knows that the report is false, or because an employee is requested by a public body to participate in an investigation, hearing, or inquiry held by that public body, or a court action.

Civil Service Commission rules, specifically Rule 2-10.1 through Rule 2-10.3, establish similar protections prohibiting reprisal against whistleblowers; and

Whereas, Michigan courts have interpreted the Whistleblowers Protection Act and civil service protections broadly. The purpose of the law and rules is to expose fraud and corruption in government and state employees should feel confident that the law is on their side and will protect them if the state attempts to take retaliatory action against them for reporting wrongdoing; and

Whereas, The 100th Legislature has taken steps to further enhance protections offered to state employees, most notably the passage of Senate Bill 686, which would have prohibited a state department or agency from taking disciplinary action against certain state employees for communicating with certain individuals in the legislative branch; and

Whereas, The Governor痴 veto of Senate Bill 686 demonstrated a lack of regard for good government practices, failing to further expand safeguards for state employees interested in protecting the interests of the people of this state; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That we remind state employees of whistleblower protections and encourage them to come forward if they have knowledge of any irregularities or illegal or suspect behavior; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Governor and the members of the Civil Service Commission.

The question being on the adoption of the concurrent resolution,

 

Rep. Cole moved that consideration of the concurrent resolution be postponed temporarily.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Reps. Slagh, Crawford and Rendon offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 352.

A resolution to urge the Attorney General to fulfill her duties to uphold the laws of the state of Michigan and take legal action against those who have violated election laws.

Whereas, Free and fair elections conducted according to the law are imperative in our country. Any sense of unresolved improprieties in an election undermines the results and public trust in our government; and

Whereas, Numerous troubling allegations have been made concerning voter fraud and other violations of law in connection with the November 2020 election. During legislative testimony, it was reported that a review of absent voter records showed that numerous deceased persons voted and there were voters registered with addresses to vacant parcels and uninhabited buildings. Some poll challengers testified that they were prevented from fully viewing and taking part in the ballot duplication process, in direct violation of a court order. Affidavits have also been filed by a significant number of poll challengers who attest that they were harassed, threatened, and intimidated by election workers and others who were observing the election process. Allegations have been made that some election workers coached voters on who to vote for. Additionally, there are specific allegations that election workers were told by their superiors to accept absentee ballots with signatures that did not match the signatures on file in voting records; and

Whereas, Any cases of election fraud or other violations of election law must be investigated fully and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The integrity of the November 2020 election and future elections requires determined, judicious enforcement of the law; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we urge the Attorney General to fulfill her duties to uphold the laws of the state of Michigan and take legal action against those who have violated election laws; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Attorney General.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Reports of Standing Committees

 

 

The Committee on Government Operations, by Rep. Sheppard, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 879, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled 典he insurance code of 1956, by amending section 3406o (MCL 500.3406o), as amended by 2016 PA 276, and by adding section 3406w.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Sheppard, Cole, Lilly, Greig and Rabhi

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Government Operations, by Rep. Sheppard, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 920, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, (MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding section 17713.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Sheppard, Cole, Lilly, Greig and Rabhi

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Government Operations, by Rep. Sheppard, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1075, entitled

A bill to authorize the department of technology, management, and budget to convey or transfer state-owned property in Gogebic County; to prescribe conditions for the conveyance or transfer; to provide for powers and duties of state departments, agencies, and officers in regard to the property; and to provide for disposition of revenue derived from the conveyance.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Sheppard, Cole, Lilly and Greig

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Government Operations, by Rep. Sheppard, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1160, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending section 22210 (MCL 333.22210), as amended by 2014 PA 165.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Sheppard, Cole, Lilly and Greig

Nays: None

The Committee on Government Operations, by Rep. Sheppard, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1186, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 305, entitled 填niform electronic transactions act, by amending section 18a (MCL 450.848a), as added by 2020 PA 247.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Sheppard, Cole, Lilly, Greig and Rabhi

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Government Operations, by Rep. Sheppard, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1187, entitled

A bill to amend 2003 PA 238, entitled 溺ichigan law on notarial acts, by amending sections 9, 26c, and 26d (MCL 55.269, 55.286c, and 55.286d), section 9 as amended and sections 26c and 26d as added by 2020 PA 249.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Sheppard, Cole, Lilly, Greig and Rabhi

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Government Operations, by Rep. Sheppard, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1188, entitled

A bill to amend 2010 PA 123, entitled 填niform real property electronic recording act, by amending section 5a (MCL 565.845a), as added by 2020 PA 248.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Sheppard, Cole, Lilly, Greig and Rabhi

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Government Operations, by Rep. Sheppard, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1189, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 386, entitled 摘states and protected individuals code, by amending sections 1202 and 5108a (MCL 700.1202 and 700.5108a), as added by 2020 PA 246.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Sheppard, Cole, Lilly, Greig and Rabhi

Nays: None

The Committee on Government Operations, by Rep. Sheppard, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1200, entitled

A bill to amend 2013 PA 183, entitled 鉄tudent safety act, by amending sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 (MCL 752.912, 752.913, 752.914, 752.915, 752.916, 752.917, and 752.918), section 3 as amended by 2018 PA 670.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Sheppard, Cole, Lilly, Greig and Rabhi

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Government Operations, by Rep. Sheppard, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1215, entitled

A bill to amend 1909 PA 279, entitled 典he home rule city act, (MCL 117.1 to 117.38) by adding section 5k.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Sheppard, Cole, Lilly and Greig

Nays: Rep. Rabhi

 

 

The Committee on Government Operations, by Rep. Sheppard, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1216, entitled

A bill to amend 1851 PA 156, entitled 鄭n 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 23a.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Sheppard, Cole, Lilly and Greig

Nays: Rep. Rabhi

 

 

The Committee on Government Operations, by Rep. Sheppard, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1217, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled 典he general property tax act, (MCL 211.1 to 211.155) by adding section 7xx.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Sheppard, Cole, Lilly and Greig

Nays: Rep. Rabhi

The Committee on Government Operations, by Rep. Sheppard, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1218, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 189, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the taxation of lessees and users of tax-exempt property, by amending section 1 (MCL 211.181), as amended by 1998 PA 244.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Sheppard, Cole, Lilly and Greig

Nays: Rep. Rabhi

 

 

The Committee on Government Operations, by Rep. Sheppard, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1246, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 267, entitled 徹pen meetings act, by amending sections 3 and 3a (MCL 15.263 and 15.263a), section 3 as amended and section 3a as added by 2020 PA 228.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Sheppard, Cole, Lilly, Greig and Rabhi

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Government Operations, by Rep. Sheppard, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1251, entitled

A bill to amend 1984 PA 270, entitled 溺ichigan strategic fund act, by amending sections 2, 4, 7, and 23 (MCL 125.2002, 125.2004, 125.2007, and 125.2023), sections 4 and 23 as amended by 2014 PA 507 and section 7 as amended by 2014 PA 454.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Sheppard, Cole, Lilly, Greig and Rabhi

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Government Operations, by Rep. Sheppard, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1252, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 489, entitled 溺ichigan trust fund act, by amending section 2 (MCL 12.252), as amended by 2016 PA 193, and by adding section 11.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Sheppard, Cole, Lilly, Greig and Rabhi

Nays: None

The Committee on Government Operations, by Rep. Sheppard, Chair, reported

House Resolution No. 342.

A resolution to grant the House Standing Committee on Oversight the full scope of power as authorized by MCL 4.101 and MCL 4.541 to administer oaths, issue subpoenas, and examine books and records related to the 2020 primary and general elections.

(For text of resolution, see House Journal No. 97, p. 2523.)

With the recommendation that the resolution be adopted.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Sheppard, Cole and Lilly

Nays: Reps. Greig and Rabhi

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Sheppard, Chair, of the Committee on Government Operations, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Present: Reps. Sheppard, Cole, Lilly, Greig and Rabhi

 

 

The Committee on Judiciary, by Rep. Filler, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 195, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 232, entitled 鼎orrections code of 1953, (MCL 791.201 to 791.285) by adding section 14a.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Filler, LaFave, Farrington, Howell, Steven Johnson, Rendon, Berman, Wozniak, LaGrand, Guerra, Elder, Yancey and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Judiciary, by Rep. Filler, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 464, entitled

A bill to require financial institutions to report financial exploitation of their customers or members; to allow financial institutions to freeze customer or member transactions or assets under certain circumstances; to provide immunity from criminal, civil, or administrative liability to financial institutions for actions taken in good faith under this act; and to provide for the powers and duties of certain governmental officers and entities.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Filler, LaFave, Farrington, Howell, Rendon, Berman, Wozniak, LaGrand, Guerra, Elder, Yancey and Bolden

Nays: Rep. Steven Johnson

 

 

The Committee on Judiciary, by Rep. Filler, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 465, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled 典he social welfare act, by amending section 11b (MCL 400.11b), as amended by 2012 PA 175.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Filler, LaFave, Farrington, Howell, Rendon, Berman, Wozniak, LaGrand, Guerra, Elder, Yancey and Bolden

Nays: Rep. Steven Johnson

 

 

The Committee on Judiciary, by Rep. Filler, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 592, entitled

A bill to amend 1943 PA 240, entitled 鉄tate employees retirement act, by amending section 68c (MCL 38.68c), as amended by 2020 PA 18.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Filler, LaFave, Farrington, Howell, Steven Johnson, Rendon, Berman and Wozniak

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Judiciary, by Rep. Filler, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 681, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 288, entitled 撤robate code of 1939, by amending section 18e of chapter XIIA (MCL 712A.18e), as amended by 2018 PA 142, and by adding section 18t to chapter XIIA.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Filler, LaFave, Farrington, Howell, Steven Johnson, Rendon, Berman, Wozniak, LaGrand, Guerra, Elder, Yancey and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Judiciary, by Rep. Filler, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 682, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 288, entitled 撤robate code of 1939, by amending section 28 of chapter XIIA (MCL 712A.28), as amended by 1998 PA 478.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Filler, LaFave, Farrington, Howell, Steven Johnson, Rendon, Berman, Wozniak, LaGrand, Guerra, Elder, Yancey and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Judiciary, by Rep. Filler, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 700, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 288, entitled 撤robate code of 1939, by amending sections 1, 2d, 9a, 15, 18, 18g, 18h, and 18i (MCL 712A.1, 712A.2d, 712A.9a, 712A.15, 712A.18, 712A.18g, 712A.18h, and 712A.18i), section 1 of chapter XIIA as amended by 2019 PA 109, section 2d of chapter XIIA as amended by 1998 PA 478, sections 9a and 18h of chapter XIIA as added by 1996 PA 244, section 15 of chapter XIIA as amended by 2019 PA 111, sections 18 and 18i of chapter XIIA as amended by 2019 PA 102, and section 18g of chapter XIIA as added by 1996 PA 258.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Filler, Farrington, Howell, Steven Johnson, Rendon, Wozniak, Guerra, Elder, Yancey and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Judiciary, by Rep. Filler, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 761, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending sections 7521a and 7523a (MCL 333.7521a and 333.7523a), section 7521a as added by 2019 PA 7 and section 7523a as added by 2019 PA 8.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Filler, LaFave, Farrington, Howell, Rendon, Wozniak, LaGrand, Guerra, Elder, Yancey and Bolden

Nays: Rep. Steven Johnson

 

 

The Committee on Judiciary, by Rep. Filler, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 844, entitled

A bill to amend 2019 PA 39, entitled 鄭dministration of opioid antagonists act, by amending section 107 (MCL 15.677).

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Filler, LaFave, Farrington, Howell, Steven Johnson, Rendon, Berman, Wozniak, LaGrand, Guerra, Elder, Yancey and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Judiciary, by Rep. Filler, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 862, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled 典he social welfare act, by amending section 11d (MCL 400.11d), as added by 1982 PA 519.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Filler, LaFave, Farrington, Howell, Rendon, Berman, Wozniak, LaGrand, Guerra, Elder, Yancey and Bolden

Nays: Rep. Steven Johnson

The Committee on Judiciary, by Rep. Filler, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 893, entitled

A bill to amend 1974 PA 150, entitled 添outh rehabilitation services act, by amending section 7 (MCL 803.307), as amended by 1998 PA 517.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Filler, LaFave, Farrington, Howell, Steven Johnson, Rendon, Berman, Wozniak, Guerra, Elder, Yancey and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Judiciary, by Rep. Filler, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 894, entitled

A bill to amend 1996 PA 263, entitled 笛uvenile boot camp act, by amending section 5 (MCL 400.1305), as amended by 1998 PA 527.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Filler, Farrington, Howell, Steven Johnson, Rendon, Berman, Wozniak, LaGrand, Guerra, Elder, Yancey and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Judiciary, by Rep. Filler, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1244, entitled

A bill to amend 1964 PA 170, entitled 鄭n act to make uniform the liability of municipal corporations, political subdivisions, and the state, its agencies and departments, officers, employees, and volunteers thereof, and members of certain boards, councils, and task forces when engaged in the exercise or discharge of a governmental function, for injuries to property and persons; to define and limit this liability; to define and limit the liability of the state when engaged in a proprietary function; to authorize the purchase of liability insurance to protect against loss arising out of this liability; to provide for defending certain claims made against public officers, employees, and volunteers and for paying damages sought or awarded against them; to provide for the legal defense of public officers, employees, and volunteers; to provide for reimbursement of public officers and employees for certain legal expenses; and to repeal acts and parts of acts, by amending section 8 (MCL 691.1408), as amended by 2002 PA 400.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Filler, LaFave, Farrington, Howell, Steven Johnson, Rendon, Berman, Wozniak and LaGrand

Nays: Reps. Guerra and Bolden

 

 

The Committee on Judiciary, by Rep. Filler, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1254, entitled

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

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Filler, LaFave, Farrington, Howell, Steven Johnson, Rendon, Berman, Wozniak, LaGrand, Guerra, Elder, Yancey and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Filler, Chair, of the Committee on Judiciary, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Present: Reps. Filler, LaFave, Farrington, Howell, Steven Johnson, Rendon, Berman, Wozniak, LaGrand, Guerra, Elder, Yancey and Bolden

 

 

Second Reading of Bills

 

 

Senate Bill No. 1215, entitled

A bill to amend 1909 PA 279, entitled 典he home rule city act, (MCL 117.1 to 117.38) by adding section 5k.

The bill was read a second time.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 1216, entitled

A bill to amend 1851 PA 156, entitled 鄭n 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 23a.

The bill was read a second time.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 1217, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled 典he general property tax act, (MCL 211.1 to 211.155) by adding section 7xx.

The bill was read a second time.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 1218, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 189, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the taxation of lessees and users of tax-exempt property, by amending section 1 (MCL 211.181), as amended by 1998 PA 244.

The bill was read a second time.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Third Reading of Bills

 

 

Rep. Cole moved that Senate Bill No. 1215 be placed on its immediate passage.

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

 

Senate Bill No. 1215, entitled

A bill to amend 1909 PA 279, entitled 典he home rule city act, (MCL 117.1 to 117.38) by adding section 5k.

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 513 Yeas94

 

 

Afendoulis Elder Iden Peterson

Albert Ellison Inman Rendon

Alexander Farrington Johnson, S. Sabo

Allor Filler Jones Schroeder

Anthony Frederick Kahle Shannon

Bellino Garrett Kennedy Sheppard

Berman Garza LaFave Slagh

Bolden Gay-Dagnogo LaGrand Sneller

Bollin Glenn Lasinski Sowerby

Brann Green Leutheuser Tate

Brixie Greig Lightner VanWoerkom

Byrd Griffin Lilly Vaupel

Calley Guerra Love Wakeman

Cambensy Haadsma Lower Warren

Carter, B. Hall Maddock Webber

Carter, T. Hammoud Manoogian Wendzel

Chatfield Hauck Markkanen Wentworth

Cherry Hertel Meerman Whiteford

Chirkun Hoadley Miller Whitsett

Clemente Hoitenga Mueller Wittenberg

Cole Hood Neeley, C. Wozniak

Coleman Hornberger O樽alley Yancey

Crawford Howell Paquette Yaroch

Eisen Huizenga

 

 

Nays15

 

 

Aiyash Johnson, C. Pagan Stone

Camilleri Koleszar Pohutsky VanSingel

Hernandez Kuppa Rabhi Witwer

Hope Liberati Reilly

 

 

In The Chair: Hornberger

 

 

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

鄭n act to provide for the incorporation of cities and for revising and amending their charters; to provide for certain powers and duties; to provide for the levy and collection of taxes by cities, borrowing of money, and issuance of bonds or other evidences of indebtedness; to validate actions taken, bonds issued, and obligations heretofore incurred; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts on specific dates,

The House agreed to the full title.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

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

Rep. Cole moved that Senate Bill No. 1216 be placed on its immediate passage.

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

 

Senate Bill No. 1216, entitled

A bill to amend 1851 PA 156, entitled 鄭n 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 23a.

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 514 Yeas95

 

 

Afendoulis Elder Iden Rendon

Albert Ellison Inman Sabo

Alexander Farrington Johnson, S. Schroeder

Allor Filler Jones Shannon

Anthony Frederick Kahle Sheppard

Bellino Garrett Kennedy Slagh

Berman Garza LaFave Sneller

Bolden Gay-Dagnogo LaGrand Sowerby

Bollin Glenn Lasinski Tate

Brann Green Leutheuser VanSingel

Brixie Greig Lightner VanWoerkom

Byrd Griffin Lilly Vaupel

Calley Guerra Love Wakeman

Cambensy Haadsma Lower Warren

Carter, B. Hall Maddock Webber

Carter, T. Hammoud Manoogian Wendzel

Chatfield Hauck Markkanen Wentworth

Cherry Hertel Meerman Whiteford

Chirkun Hoadley Miller Whitsett

Clemente Hoitenga Mueller Wittenberg

Cole Hood Neeley, C. Wozniak

Coleman Hornberger O樽alley Yancey

Crawford Howell Paquette Yaroch

Eisen Huizenga Peterson

 

 

Nays14

 

 

Aiyash Johnson, C. Pagan Reilly

Camilleri Koleszar Pohutsky Stone

Hernandez Kuppa Rabhi Witwer

Hope Liberati

 

 

In The Chair: Hornberger

 

 

The House agreed to the title of the bill.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

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

 

 

Rep. Cole moved that Senate Bill No. 1217 be placed on its immediate passage.

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

 

Senate Bill No. 1217, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled 典he general property tax act, (MCL 211.1 to 211.155) by adding section 7xx.

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 515 Yeas95

 

 

Afendoulis Elder Iden Rendon

Albert Ellison Inman Sabo

Alexander Farrington Johnson, S. Schroeder

Allor Filler Jones Shannon

Anthony Frederick Kahle Sheppard

Bellino Garrett Kennedy Slagh

Berman Garza LaFave Sneller

Bolden Gay-Dagnogo LaGrand Sowerby

Bollin Glenn Lasinski Tate

Brann Green Leutheuser VanSingel

Brixie Greig Lightner VanWoerkom

Byrd Griffin Lilly Vaupel

Calley Guerra Love Wakeman

Cambensy Haadsma Lower Warren

Carter, B. Hall Maddock Webber

Carter, T. Hammoud Manoogian Wendzel

Chatfield Hauck Markkanen Wentworth

Cherry Hertel Meerman Whiteford

Chirkun Hoadley Miller Whitsett

Clemente Hoitenga Mueller Wittenberg

Cole Hood Neeley, C. Wozniak

Coleman Hornberger O樽alley Yancey

Crawford Howell Paquette Yaroch

Eisen Huizenga Peterson

 

 

Nays14

 

 

Aiyash Johnson, C. Pagan Reilly

Camilleri Koleszar Pohutsky Stone

Hernandez Kuppa Rabhi Witwer

Hope Liberati

 

 

In The Chair: Hornberger

 

 

The House agreed to the title of the bill.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

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

 

 

Rep. Cole moved that Senate Bill No. 1218 be placed on its immediate passage.

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

 

Senate Bill No. 1218, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 189, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the taxation of lessees and users of tax-exempt property, by amending section 1 (MCL 211.181), as amended by 1998 PA 244.

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 516 Yeas95

 

 

Afendoulis Elder Iden Rendon

Albert Ellison Inman Sabo

Alexander Farrington Johnson, S. Schroeder

Allor Filler Jones Shannon

Anthony Frederick Kahle Sheppard

Bellino Garrett Kennedy Slagh

Berman Garza LaFave Sneller

Bolden Gay-Dagnogo LaGrand Sowerby

Bollin Glenn Lasinski Tate

Brann Green Leutheuser VanSingel

Brixie Greig Lightner VanWoerkom

Byrd Griffin Lilly Vaupel

Calley Guerra Love Wakeman

Cambensy Haadsma Lower Warren

Carter, B. Hall Maddock Webber

Carter, T. Hammoud Manoogian Wendzel

Chatfield Hauck Markkanen Wentworth

Cherry Hertel Meerman Whiteford

Chirkun Hoadley Miller Whitsett

Clemente Hoitenga Mueller Wittenberg

Cole Hood Neeley, C. Wozniak

Coleman Hornberger O樽alley Yancey

Crawford Howell Paquette Yaroch

Eisen Huizenga Peterson

 

 

Nays14

 

 

Aiyash Johnson, C. Pagan Reilly

Camilleri Koleszar Pohutsky Stone

Hernandez Kuppa Rabhi Witwer

Hope Liberati

 

 

In The Chair: Hornberger

 

 

The House agreed to the title of the bill.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

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

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Reports of Standing Committees

 

 

The Speaker laid before the House

House Resolution No. 342.

A resolution to grant the House Standing Committee on Oversight the full scope of power as authorized by MCL 4.101 and MCL 4.541 to administer oaths, issue subpoenas, and examine books and records related to the 2020 primary and general elections.

(For text of resolution, see House Journal No. 97, p. 2523.)

(The resolution was reported by the Committee on Government Operations on December 15.)

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted, a majority of the members present voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 517 Yeas58

 

 

Afendoulis Filler Kahle Schroeder

Albert Frederick LaFave Shannon

Alexander Glenn Leutheuser Sheppard

Allor Green Lightner Slagh

Bellino Griffin Lilly VanSingel

Berman Hall Lower VanWoerkom

Bollin Hauck Maddock Vaupel

Brann Hernandez Markkanen Wakeman

Calley Hoitenga Meerman Webber

Chatfield Hornberger Mueller Wendzel

Cole Howell O樽alley Wentworth

Coleman Huizenga Paquette Whiteford

Crawford Iden Reilly Wozniak

Eisen Inman Rendon Yaroch

Farrington Johnson, S.

 

 

Nays51

 

 

Aiyash Ellison Jones Pohutsky

Anthony Garrett Kennedy Rabhi

Bolden Garza Koleszar Sabo

Brixie Gay-Dagnogo Kuppa Sneller

Byrd Greig LaGrand Sowerby

Cambensy Guerra Lasinski Stone

Camilleri Haadsma Liberati Tate

Carter, B. Hammoud Love Warren

Carter, T. Hertel Manoogian Whitsett

Cherry Hoadley Miller Wittenberg

Chirkun Hood Neeley, C. Witwer

Clemente Hope Pagan Yancey

Elder Johnson, C. Peterson

 

 

In The Chair: Hornberger

 

 

Second Reading of Bills

 

 

Senate Bill No. 420, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled 迭evised judicature act of 1961, by amending sections 2559, 6002, and 6012 (MCL 600.2559, 600.6002, and 600.6012), section 2559 as amended by 2018 PA 261.

The bill was read a second time.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be placed on its immediate passage.

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

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Third Reading of Bills

 

 

Senate Bill No. 420, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled 迭evised judicature act of 1961, by amending sections 2559, 6002, and 6012 (MCL 600.2559, 600.6002, and 600.6012), section 2559 as amended by 2018 PA 261.

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 518 Yeas95

 

 

Afendoulis Farrington Jones Pohutsky

Aiyash Filler Kahle Rabhi

 

Albert Frederick Kennedy Reilly

Alexander Garrett Koleszar Rendon

Allor Garza Kuppa Schroeder

Bellino Glenn LaFave Shannon

Berman Green LaGrand Sheppard

Bolden Greig Lasinski Slagh

Bollin Griffin Leutheuser Sneller

Brann Guerra Liberati VanSingel

Byrd Haadsma Lightner VanWoerkom

Calley Hall Lilly Vaupel

Cambensy Hammoud Lower Wakeman

Camilleri Hauck Maddock Warren

Carter, B. Hernandez Manoogian Webber

Chatfield Hertel Markkanen Wendzel

Cherry Hoadley Meerman Wentworth

Clemente Hoitenga Miller Whiteford

Cole Hornberger Mueller Whitsett

Coleman Howell Neeley, C. Wittenberg

Crawford Huizenga O樽alley Witwer

Eisen Iden Pagan Wozniak

Elder Inman Paquette Yaroch

Ellison Johnson, S. Peterson

 

 

Nays14

 

 

Anthony Gay-Dagnogo Love Stone

Brixie Hood Sabo Tate

Carter, T. Hope Sowerby Yancey

Chirkun Johnson, C.

 

 

In The Chair: Hornberger

 

 

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

鄭n act to revise and consolidate the statutes relating to the organization and jurisdiction of the courts of this state; the powers and duties of the courts, and of the judges and other officers of the courts; the forms and attributes of civil claims and actions; the time within which civil actions and proceedings may be brought in the courts; pleading, evidence, practice, and procedure in civil and criminal actions and proceedings in the courts; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and entities; to provide remedies and penalties for the violation of certain provisions of this act; to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening any of the provisions of this act; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,

The House agreed to the full title.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

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

 

 

Second Reading of Bills

 

 

Senate Bill No. 533, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled 典he Michigan penal code, by amending section 529 (MCL 750.529), as amended by 2004 PA 128.

The bill was read a second time.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be placed on its immediate passage.

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

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Third Reading of Bills

 

 

Senate Bill No. 533, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled 典he Michigan penal code, by amending section 529 (MCL 750.529), as amended by 2004 PA 128.

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 519 Yeas109

 

 

Afendoulis Farrington Johnson, S. Rabhi

Aiyash Filler Jones Reilly

Albert Frederick Kahle Rendon

Alexander Garrett Kennedy Sabo

Allor Garza Koleszar Schroeder

Anthony Gay-Dagnogo Kuppa Shannon

Bellino Glenn LaFave Sheppard

Berman Green LaGrand Slagh

Bolden Greig Lasinski Sneller

Bollin Griffin Leutheuser Sowerby

Brann Guerra Liberati Stone

Brixie Haadsma Lightner Tate

Byrd Hall Lilly VanSingel

Calley Hammoud Love VanWoerkom

Cambensy Hauck Lower Vaupel

Camilleri Hernandez Maddock Wakeman

Carter, B. Hertel Manoogian Warren

Carter, T. Hoadley Markkanen Webber

Chatfield Hoitenga Meerman Wendzel

Cherry Hood Miller Wentworth

Chirkun Hope Mueller Whiteford

Clemente Hornberger Neeley, C. Whitsett

Cole Howell O樽alley Wittenberg

Coleman Huizenga Pagan Witwer

Crawford Iden Paquette Wozniak

Eisen Inman Peterson Yancey

Elder Johnson, C. Pohutsky Yaroch

Ellison

 

 

Nays0

 

 

In The Chair: Hornberger

 

 

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

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

The House agreed to the full title.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

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

 

 

Second Reading of Bills

 

 

Senate Bill No. 611, entitled

A bill to amend 1982 PA 455, entitled 典he library privacy act, by amending the title and sections 2, 3, and 4 (MCL 397.602, 397.603, and 397.604), section 2 as amended by 1999 PA 37 and section 3 as amended by 1996 PA 188.

Was read a second time, and the question being on the adoption of the proposed substitute (H-1) previously recommended by the Committee on Judiciary,

The substitute (H-1) was adopted, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be placed on its immediate passage.

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

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Third Reading of Bills

 

 

Senate Bill No. 611, entitled

A bill to amend 1982 PA 455, entitled 典he library privacy act, by amending the title and sections 2, 3, and 4 (MCL 397.602, 397.603, and 397.604), section 2 as amended by 1999 PA 37 and section 3 as amended by 1996 PA 188.

The bill was read a third time.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

 

Rep. Cole moved that consideration of the bill be postponed temporarily.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Comments and Recommendations

 

 

Rep. Cole moved that the following remarks be printed in the Journal.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Rep. Vaupel:

典hank you Mr. Speaker. Thank you Colleagues for allowing me to share my thoughts, memories and thank you.

When I came here 6 years ago I did not know what to expect. Like all of you I had heard about the crooked politicians, the power hungry politicians and the greedy politicians. I found dedicated hard working public servants.

I had heard about the self serving Bureaucrats who were protecting their jobs and building their fiefdoms. I found dedicated hard working public servants.

I had heard about less than ambitious government employees at all levels. I found dedicated hard working public servants.

I had heard about the greedy special interests. I found many organizations trying to better themselves to provide better service and product to consumers.

I had heard about the unscrupulous Lobbyists. I found people advocating for the groups they represent. Going to really miss some of you.

I had heard of the biased media. I found people reporting what they observed. What they observed through their eyes, through their glasses and sometimes I thought maybe looking through beer goggles.

To shorten this up I found very Competent, Professional, Dedicated people at every level in this process called Government.

I would like to Thank everyone I致e had the honor to work with starting with my wife Cathy who has tolerated my hours and excuses for the past 6 years. Always helping to feel better when things hadn稚 gone well by saying 塑ou池e not really dumb, you just have some bad luck thinking With a little luck and understanding we will make it to our 50 year anniversary in January.

I would like to thank Former State Rep. Cindy Denby, who has been the legislative director in our office for all 6 years. And also thank all the staff who have been in our office over these years. Starting with Sue Dolato and Caleb Jenkins and currently Annie Nguyen is at our front desk.

I have had the honor of serving with 3 outstanding Speakers, Kevin Cotter, Tom Leonard and Lee Chatfield. Thank you for your Leadership.

To Clerks Randall and Brown, to Chief Dickson and all the Sargents, to all of the Policy advisors, Clerks, to Joelle and especially to Alice裕hank you for the Professional and Dedicated way that you keep this process going. Thank you to all who keep this beautiful Building beautiful.

Last week Representative Crawford opined on seating. As the oldest Male member in the legislature I would like to echo those sentiments. It is very reassuring to sit next to a medic who checks for a pulse every time I doze off, to have a nurse in front of me, just in case, and to have Cathy Crawford in front of me to keep things in perspective when things aren稚 going smoothly. (also to offer Comic Relief).

This year especially with Covid has been a challenge. This has been a year that due to the pandemic we have not always known what the next day or hour would bring and as we traveled this journey I was often reminded what my grandfather used to tell me when things weren稚 going well and the future wasn稚 clear Keep calm and 船on稚 worry about the mule going blind just keep loading the wagon.

There were 2 things that I deeply believed when I entered the legislature that I thought would be seriously challenged. I was wrong. They were not challenged but strengthened.

That you love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind and 禅hat you love your neighbors as yourself.

Thank you to all those that make this process of government work.

And 船on稚 worry about the mule going blind Just keep loading the wagon.

 

 

______

 

 

Rep. Cole moved that House Committees be given leave to meet during the balance of today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Second Reading of Bills

 

 

Senate Bill No. 293, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 299, entitled 徹ccupational code, by amending section 411 (MCL 339.411), as amended by 2014 PA 265.

The bill was read a second time.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 820, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled 溺ichigan liquor control code of 1998, by amending section 517a (MCL 436.1517a), as amended by 2018 PA 472.

The bill was read a second time.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

Senate Bill No. 897, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled 溺ichigan liquor control code of 1998, by amending section 536 (MCL 436.1536), as amended by 2019 PA 131.

Was read a second time, and the question being on the adoption of the proposed substitute (H-1) previously recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means,

The substitute (H-1) was adopted, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 910, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 90, entitled 添outh employment standards act, by amending sections 5 and 6 (MCL 409.105 and 409.106).

The bill was read a second time.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 1015, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled 典he insurance code of 1956, by amending sections 1103 and 1106 (MCL 500.1103 and 500.1106), section 1103 as amended and section 1106 as added by 2018 PA 91.

Was read a second time, and the question being on the adoption of the proposed substitute (H-3) previously recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means,

The substitute (H-3) was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 1186, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 305, entitled 填niform electronic transactions act, by amending section 18a (MCL 450.848a), as added by 2020 PA 247.

The bill was read a second time.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 1187, entitled

A bill to amend 2003 PA 238, entitled 溺ichigan law on notarial acts, by amending sections 9, 26c, and 26d (MCL 55.269, 55.286c, and 55.286d), section 9 as amended and sections 26c and 26d as added by 2020 PA 249.

The bill was read a second time.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 1188, entitled

A bill to amend 2010 PA 123, entitled 填niform real property electronic recording act, by amending section 5a (MCL 565.845a), as added by 2020 PA 248.

The bill was read a second time.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 1189, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 386, entitled 摘states and protected individuals code, by amending sections 1202 and 5108a (MCL 700.1202 and 700.5108a), as added by 2020 PA 246.

The bill was read a second time.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Announcement by the Clerk of Printing and Enrollment

 

 

The Clerk announced that the following bills had been reproduced and made available electronically on Thursday, December 10:

Senate Bill Nos. 1256 1257 1258 1259

 

The Clerk announced that the following Senate bills had been received on Friday, December 11:

Senate Bill Nos. 241 289 604 749 1111 1112 1182 1219 1253

 

 

Messages from the Senate

 

 

House Bill No. 4042, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending sections 16170a, 16222, 16231, 16238, and 17201 (MCL 333.16170a, 333.16222, 333.16231, 333.16238, and 333.17201), section 16170a as amended by 2013 PA 268, section 16222 as amended by 2014 PA 97, section 16231 as amended by 2017 PA 249, section 16238 as added by 1993 PA 79, and section 17201 as amended by 2016 PA 499, and by adding sections 16190, 17225, and 17225a.

The Senate has passed the bill and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 4488, entitled

A bill to amend 1974 PA 381, entitled 鄭n act to encourage and contribute to the rehabilitation of former offenders and to assist them in the assumption of the responsibilities of citizenship; to prescribe the use of the term 堵ood moral character or similar term as a requirement for an occupational or professional license or when used as a requirement to establish or operate an organization or facility regulated by this state; and to provide administrative and judicial procedures to contest licensing board or agency rulings thereon, by amending the title and sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 (MCL 338.41, 338.42, 338.43, 338.44, 338.45, 338.46, and 338.47), section 2 as amended by 2014 PA 361.

The Senate has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 4170, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled 溺ichigan memorial highway act, (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2080) by adding section 6b.

The Senate has passed the bill and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 4489, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled 迭evised judicature act of 1961, by amending section 934 (MCL 600.934), as amended by 2004 PA 558.

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

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 4490, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 407, entitled 鉄killed trades regulation act, by amending section 105 (MCL 339.5105).

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

The House agreed to the full title.

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

House Bill No. 4491, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending sections 16104 and 21755 (MCL 333.16104 and 333.21755), section 16104 as amended by 2011 PA 210.

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

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 4492, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 299, entitled 徹ccupational code, by amending section 104 (MCL 339.104), as amended by 2016 PA 412.

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

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 4866, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending section 20a (MCL 257.20a), as amended by 2012 PA 239, and by adding section 30d.

The Senate has passed the bill and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 4924, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled 典he Michigan penal code, (MCL 750.1 to 750.568) by adding section 421d.

The Senate has passed the bill and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 5002, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled 哲atural resources and environmental protection act, by amending section 43532a (MCL 324.43532a), as amended by 2013 PA 246.

The Senate has passed the bill and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 5003, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled 哲atural resources and environmental protection act, by amending section 43532 (MCL 324.43532), as amended by 2016 PA 463.

The Senate has passed the bill and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 5085, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, (MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding section 18817.

The Senate has passed the bill and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The House agreed to the full title.

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

House Bill No. 5197, entitled

A bill to amend 1992 PA 116, entitled 迭ecords reproduction act, (MCL 24.401 to 24.406) by adding section 2a.

The Senate has passed the bill and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 5198, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled 典he Michigan penal code, by amending section 491 (MCL 750.491), as amended by 2017 PA 182.

The Senate has passed the bill and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 5314, entitled

A bill to amend 1909 PA 283, entitled 鄭n act to revise, consolidate, and add to the laws relating to the establishment, opening, discontinuing, vacating, closing, altering, improvement, maintenance, and use of the public highways and private roads; the condemnation of property and gravel therefor; the building, repairing and preservation of bridges; maintaining public access to waterways under certain conditions; setting and protecting shade trees, drainage, and cutting weeds and brush within this state; providing for the election or appointment and defining the powers, duties, and compensation of state, county, township, and district highway officials; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies, by amending section 10 of chapter IV (MCL 224.10), as amended by 2004 PA 516.

The Senate has passed the bill.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 5426, entitled

A bill to amend 2017 PA 132, entitled 鼎yber civilian corps act, by amending sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 (MCL 18.222, 18.223, 18.224, 18.225, 18.226, and 18.227).

The Senate has passed the bill and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 5427, entitled

A bill to amend 2017 PA 132, entitled 鼎yber civilian corps act, by amending sections 9 and 10 (MCL 18.229 and 18.230).

The Senate has passed the bill and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 5553, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled 溺ichigan memorial highway act, (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2091) by adding section 102.

The Senate has passed the bill and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 5570, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled 溺ichigan memorial highway act, (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2091) by adding section 106.

The Senate has passed the bill and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 5575, entitled

A bill to amend 1984 PA 270, entitled 溺ichigan strategic fund act, by amending section 90l (MCL 125.2090l), as added by 2018 PA 423.

The Senate has passed the bill and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 5611, entitled

A bill to amend 1945 PA 200, entitled 鄭n 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 section 3 (MCL 565.103), as amended by 2018 PA 572.

The Senate has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 5827, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending section 16651 (MCL 333.16651), as added by 2018 PA 463.

The Senate has passed the bill and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 5844, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending sections 16296 and 16299 (MCL 333.16296 and 333.16299), section 16299 as amended by 2012 PA 499.

The Senate has passed the bill and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 5852, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled 典he code of criminal procedure, by amending section 1e (MCL 769.1e), as amended by 2000 PA 220.

The Senate has passed the bill and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 5854, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending sections 625, 904, 904a, and 905 (MCL 257.625, 257.904, 257.904a, and 257.905), section 625 as amended by 2017 PA 153, section 904 as amended by 2018 PA 212, and section 904a as amended by 1985 PA 53, and by adding section 83; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

The Senate has passed the bill and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The House agreed to the full title.

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

House Bill No. 5855, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, by amending sections 1599 and 1809 (MCL 380.1599 and 380.1809), section 1809 as added by 1995 PA 96.

The Senate has passed the bill and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 5856, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled 哲atural resources and environmental protection act, by amending sections 40118, 41105, 47327, 48738, 80104, 80177, 80178b, 81101, 81134, 82101, 82128, and 82129b (MCL 324.40118, 324.41105, 324.47327, 324.48738, 324.80104, 324.80177, 324.80178b, 324.81101, 324.81134, 324.82101, 324.82128, and 324.82129b), section 40118 as amended by 2017 PA 124, sections 41105 and 47327 as added by 1995 PA 57, section 48738 as amended by 2014 PA 541, section 80104 as amended by 2020 PA 72, section 80177 as amended by 2014 PA 402, section 80178b as added by 2014 PA 402, sections 81101 and 81134 as amended by 2014 PA 405, section 82101 as amended by 2016 PA 294, section 82128 as amended by 2014 PA 404, and section 82129b as added by 2014 PA 404.

The Senate has passed the bill and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 5857, entitled

A bill to amend 1993 PA 354, entitled 迭ailroad code of 1993, by amending sections 257 and 267 (MCL 462.257 and 462.267).

The Senate has passed the bill and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 6190, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending sections 12521, 12522, 12523, 12524, 12525, 12526, 12527, 12527a, 12528, 12529, 12530, 12531, 12531a, 12532, 12533, and 12534 (MCL 333.12521, 333.12522, 333.12523, 333.12524, 333.12525, 333.12526, 333.12527, 333.12527a, 333.12528, 333.12529, 333.12530, 333.12531, 333.12531a, 333.12532, 333.12533, and 333.12534), sections 12521, 12527, 12527a, 12528, 12529, and 12532 as amended by 2004 PA 408, section 12522 as amended by 2014 PA 430, section 12525 as amended by 1980 PA 522, section 12531a as added by 1989 PA 153, and section 12533 as amended by 1989 PA 153.

The Senate has passed the bill and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

House Concurrent Resolution No. 29.

A concurrent resolution opposing the enactment and enforcement of a state law, under a federal mandate, that requires the suspension or revocation or the delay of issuance or reinstatement, of a driver痴 license to an individual convicted of a drug offense.

(For text of resolution, see House Journal No. 66, p. 1497.)

The Senate has adopted the concurrent resolution.

The concurrent resolution was referred to the Clerk for record

 

 

House Bill No. 4098, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending sections 21903, 21905, 21907, 21909, 21911, 21913, 21915, 21919, 21921, and 21923 (MCL 333.21903, 333.21905, 333.21907, 333.21909, 333.21911, 333.21913, 333.21915, 333.21919, 333.21921, and 333.21923), as added by 2017 PA 172.

The Senate has substituted (S-1) the bill.

The Senate has passed the bill as substituted (S-1) and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The Speaker announced that pursuant to Rule 42, the bill was laid over one day.

 

 

House Bill No. 4159, entitled

A bill to amend 1996 PA 381, entitled 釘rownfield redevelopment financing act, by amending sections 2, 8, 13, 13b, 15, and 16 (MCL 125.2652, 125.2658, 125.2663, 125.2663b, 125.2665, and 125.2666), section 2 as amended by 2018 PA 203, section 8 as amended by 2016 PA 471, and sections 13, 13b, 15, and 16 as amended by 2017 PA 46.

The Senate has substituted (S-1) the bill.

The Senate has passed the bill as substituted (S-1), ordered that it be given immediate effect and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The Speaker announced that pursuant to Rule 42, the bill was laid over one day.

 

 

House Bill No. 4186, entitled

A bill to amend 2004 PA 452, entitled 的dentity theft protection act, by amending section 4 (MCL 445.64), as added by 2018 PA 649.

The Senate has substituted (S-1) the bill.

The Senate has passed the bill as substituted (S-1) and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The Speaker announced that pursuant to Rule 42, the bill was laid over one day.

 

 

House Bill No. 4187, entitled

A bill to require certain entities to provide notice to certain persons in the event of a breach of security that results in the unauthorized acquisition of sensitive personally identifying information; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and entities; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies.

The Senate has substituted (S-1) the bill.

The Senate has passed the bill as substituted (S-1) and amended the title as follows:

A bill to require certain entities to provide notice to certain persons in the event of a breach of security that results in the unauthorized acquisition of sensitive personally identifying information; to protect and promote the safety of sensitive personally identifying information; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and entities; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies.

The Speaker announced that pursuant to Rule 42, the bill was laid over one day.

 

 

House Bill No. 4313, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled 哲atural resources and environmental protection act, (MCL 324.101 to 324.90106) by adding section 43525c.

The Senate has substituted (S-1) the bill.

The Senate has passed the bill as substituted (S-1) and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The Speaker announced that pursuant to Rule 42, the bill was laid over one day.

 

 

House Bill No. 5847, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled 溺ichigan liquor control code of 1998, by amending sections 701 and 703 (MCL 436.1701 and 436.1703), section 701 as amended by 2020 PA 78 and section 703 as amended by 2019 PA 131.

The Senate has substituted (S-1) the bill.

The Senate has passed the bill as substituted (S-1) and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The Speaker announced that pursuant to Rule 42, the bill was laid over one day.

 

 

House Bill No. 5849, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled 迭evised judicature act of 1961, by amending section 151d (MCL 600.151d), as amended by 2011 PA 234.

The Senate has substituted (S-2) the bill.

The Senate has passed the bill as substituted (S-2) and amended the title to read as follows:

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled 鄭n act to revise and consolidate the statutes relating to the organization and jurisdiction of the courts of this state; the powers and duties of the courts, and of the judges and other officers of the courts; the forms and attributes of civil claims and actions; the time within which civil actions and proceedings may be brought in the courts; pleading, evidence, practice, and procedure in civil and criminal actions and proceedings in the courts; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and entities; to provide remedies and penalties for the violation of certain provisions of this act; to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening any of the provisions of this act; and to repeal acts and parts of acts, by amending section 151d (MCL 600.151d), as amended by 2020 PA 172.

The Speaker announced that pursuant to Rule 42, the bill was laid over one day.

 

 

House Bill No. 5850, entitled

A bill to amend 1982 PA 295, entitled 鉄upport and parenting time enforcement act, by amending section 28 (MCL 552.628), as amended by 2009 PA 193.

The Senate has substituted (S-1) the bill.

The Senate has passed the bill as substituted (S-1) and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The Speaker announced that pursuant to Rule 42, the bill was laid over one day.

 

 

House Bill No. 5853, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending sections 208b, 239, 312a, 325, 503, 624b, 677a, 682c, 698, 707c, and 907 (MCL 257.208b, 257.239, 257.312a, 257.325, 257.503, 257.624b, 257.677a, 257.682c, 257.698, 257.707c, and 257.907), section 208b as amended by 2019 PA 88, section 312a as amended by 2016 PA 318, section 503 as added by 2013 PA 218, section 624b as amended by 2003 PA 61, section 682c as added by 2012 PA 262, section 698 as amended by 2018 PA 342, and section 907 as amended by 2015 PA 126.

The Senate has substituted (S-1) the bill.

The Senate has passed the bill as substituted (S-1) and amended the title to read as follows:

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the registration, titling, sale, transfer, and regulation of certain vehicles operated upon the public highways of this state or any other place open to the general public or generally accessible to motor vehicles and distressed vehicles; to provide for the licensing of dealers; to provide for the examination, licensing, and control of operators and chauffeurs; to provide for the giving of proof of financial responsibility and security by owners and operators of vehicles; to provide for the imposition, levy, and collection of specific taxes on vehicles, and the levy and collection of sales and use taxes, license fees, and permit fees; to provide for the regulation and use of streets and highways; to create certain funds; to provide penalties and sanctions for a violation of this act; to provide for civil liability of manufacturers, the manufacturers of certain devices, the manufacturers of automated technology, upfitters, owners, and operators of vehicles and service of process on residents and nonresidents; to regulate the introduction and use of certain evidence; to regulate and certify the manufacturers of certain devices; to provide for approval and certification of installers and servicers of certain devices; to provide for the levy of certain assessments; to provide for the enforcement of this act; to provide for the creation of and to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies; to impose liability upon the state or local agencies; to provide appropriations for certain purposes; to repeal all other acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act or contrary to this act; and to repeal certain parts of this act on a specific date, by amending sections 208b, 239, 312a, 325, 624b, 677a, 682c, 698, 707c, and 907 (MCL 257.208b, 257.239, 257.312a, 257.325, 257.624b, 257.677a, 257.682c, 257.698, 257.707c, and 257.907), section 208b as amended by 2019 PA 88, section 312a as amended by 2016 PA 318, section 624b as amended by 2003 PA 61, section 682c as added by 2012 PA 262, section 698 as amended by 2018 PA 342, and section 907 as amended by 2015 PA 126.

The Speaker announced that pursuant to Rule 42, the bill was laid over one day.

 

 

House Bill No. 6235, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled 迭evised judicature act of 1961, by amending section 8827 (MCL 600.8827), as amended by 2003 PA 95.

The Senate has substituted (S-1) the bill.

The Senate has passed the bill as substituted (S-1) and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The Speaker announced that pursuant to Rule 42, the bill was laid over one day.

 

 

Third Reading of Bills

 

 

The House returned to the consideration of

Senate Bill No. 611, entitled

A bill to amend 1982 PA 455, entitled 典he library privacy act, by amending the title and sections 2, 3, and 4 (MCL 397.602, 397.603, and 397.604), section 2 as amended by 1999 PA 37 and section 3 as amended by 1996 PA 188.

(The bill was considered earlier today, see today痴 Journal, p. 2549.)

The question being on the passage of the bill,

The bill was then passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 520 Yeas107

 

 

Afendoulis Ellison Johnson, S. Reilly

Aiyash Farrington Jones Rendon

Albert Filler Kahle Sabo

Alexander Frederick Kennedy Schroeder

Allor Garrett Koleszar Shannon

Anthony Garza Kuppa Sheppard

Bellino Gay-Dagnogo LaFave Slagh

Berman Glenn LaGrand Sneller

Bolden Green Lasinski Sowerby

Bollin Greig Leutheuser Stone

Brann Griffin Liberati Tate

Brixie Guerra Lightner VanSingel

Byrd Haadsma Lilly VanWoerkom

Calley Hall Love Vaupel

Cambensy Hammoud Lower Wakeman

Camilleri Hauck Maddock Warren

Carter, B. Hernandez Manoogian Webber

Carter, T. Hertel Markkanen Wendzel

Chatfield Hoadley Meerman Wentworth

Cherry Hoitenga Miller Whiteford

Chirkun Hood Mueller Whitsett

Clemente Hope Neeley, C. Wittenberg

Cole Hornberger O樽alley Witwer

Coleman Howell Pagan Wozniak

Crawford Huizenga Paquette Yancey

Eisen Iden Peterson Yaroch

Elder Inman Pohutsky

 

 

Nays2

 

 

Johnson, C. Rabhi

 

 

In The Chair: Hornberger

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

鄭n act to provide for the confidentiality of certain library records; and to provide for the selection and use of library materials,

The House agreed to the full title.

Rep. Cole moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

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

 

 

Comments and Recommendations

 

 

Rep. Miller:

典hank you, Mr. Speaker. Well, folks, it certainly has been a crazy year. I realize now that I知 to blame for all the craziness, coronavirus and all. You see, about Christmas time last year, I told Alex, 塑ou know what? This is going to be a nice easy last year. The focus is all going to be on the future legislators, we値l get the budget done by June this time for sure with all those vetoes behind us, and summer will be a nice quiet time with little going on for us. Lame duck will be even better. What could possibly happen? This serves as my formal apology, everyone.

For this final farewell of mine, it is only appropriate that the great majority of it be gratitude. I壇 like to thank Almighty God first, just as our constitution does. Some people know the story that got me here, but I wouldn稚 be here if it weren稚 for His ultimate plan regarding our true first child, who miscarried at Christmas 2013. I couldn稚 have ever imagined the path that would bring me here, but God knew and I have faith that we値l see our two children one day that we won稚 ever get to see on this earth. I知 grateful to God for His divine providence and care for me and my family and for granting me the blessing of having been here. When I was victorious back in summer of 2014, my dad painted a huge sheet of plywood with the words 禅o God Be The Glory and planted it in their yard by the road because he recognized that divine providence. I値l never forget seeing those words and I値l always live by them.

I want to thank all of my family, a few of whom are here. My dad and several others from my family are up in the gallery. To my dad and mom, Scott and Becky, I can稚 thank you enough. You all fueled the weird political desires of a nerdy little boy and put up with me for many years, helping me immensely to get here. To them and all my family watching via House TV, hello and I love you!

Then there is my Grandma Miller, who, at 92 years old, is here to join me in the Michigan State Capitol for the first time. Welcome to your Capitol, Grandma. She is a political animal, a Facebook junkie, and a real spitfire. She taught me how to love God with all my heart and, aside from Alex, she has to be my number one fan. Grandma, I love you and I知 so glad you could be here finally.

To my 93,735 constituents who sent me here, thank you. It痴 more humbling and more of a higher honor than I can ever say to represent two beautiful counties in down-home, small-town southern Michigan in my state痴 legislature. I don稚 know if it gets any better than having the privilege of representing my home where I was born and raised. I値l never forget this great honor you致e given me and I致e given back all I can.

I壇 like to thank the government operations team from the Michigan State Police that I was able to work with. Lt. Col. Amy Dehner is here. She値l be the colonel someday, mark my words. You heard it from me first. She痴 that good. Retired 1st Lt. Tim Fitzgerald is here. Fitz and I were once wrapping up a tour of the Lansing Forensics Lab and he asked me if I had just ten more minutes time. I told him that I was already running late for a committee. He was sad, he said, because he wanted to know if I had time to shoot a forfeited Vietnam-era Chinese-made automatic that made its way over here to a crime in Detroit. It was like shooting up pure adrenaline into my veins and I snubbed that subcommittee meeting no sweat. When I fell asleep at the wheel in Marshall with my daughter in the car, Fitz and his wife Denise were there for me. That meant a lot, Fitz. Sgt. Matt Williams, Sgt. Chris Gerard, and Sgt. Nicole McGhee are holding down the fort now and I致e enjoyed working with them immensely. All five have become dear friends. You値l have serious trouble finding more talented and respectful individuals than they. To all of you, it has been a great honor working with you and I want to thank you for your service to your state.

To Kieran Marion, Mike Batterbee, and Aaron Van Langevelde, all of whom I was able to work with as Elections chair and all of whom are here, I want to thank you. We accomplished so much good and stopped so much bad. Even though our names weren稚 on the bills and history won稚 recognize us as the architects, we were the ones who made online voter registration happen, more secure than paper registration. I値l never forget how we did it and I値l never really believe it either. Those are three of the wisest individuals I値l ever happen upon meeting.

To Brad Wever, thank you, sir. It痴 been an honor. Brad has put in so much work these last two years doing so many different jobs that I have to wonder how Brian Mills isn稚 breaking some labor protection law or something like that. Brad worked like a dog just with the School Aid subcommittee alone and I wouldn稚 have been able to do my job without him. We made an amazing team, Brad, and I知 going to miss working with you a lot. Thank you.

To some other residents of DeWitt, my good friends Tom and Jenell Leonard, a huge thank-you. You致e been two of Alex痴 and my best friends here and we have appreciated your wisdom and friendship. When I did have to stay up in Lansing in the terrible event that session went after midnight, Tom and Jenell always had their door open and 羨aron痴 bedroom saved and ready. You池e like our family and we love you guys. Tom, wanna go to Cracker Barrel later and grab some coffee? Oh, wait.

To my two most significant mentors here, former Rep. Scott Hummel and former Sen. John Proos, I couldn稚 have done this job without your guiding hands on my shoulders. That痴 a fact. I知 grateful for your wisdom, your faith, and your time you spent on me out of the goodness of your heart. My first call on a need for prayer is you, Scott, and I致e never seen anyone do this job better and with more poise than the one and only Sen. John Proos. Ever. Thank you both, gentlemen.

To all the staff here, you池e often the forgotten ones on this crazy merry-go-round. We don稚 take time enough to thank you. I知 not just mentioning you here; I致e tried to get to know you all for six years. To the sergeants, MSP Capitol security, and tour guides I hang out with all the time: I致e tried to stop and chat every single day to make your day better. Thank you for making this Capitol what it is. To the clerks, journal clerks, resolution clerks, and bill clerks, you致e held a special place in my heart, too. To the HFA team, I will miss all of you. We致e had so many good conversations about budgets over six years. There痴 so much talent in that office and yet zero ego. David Dickson, Matt VanAcker, Mary Ann Cleary, and Gary Randall: you池e living legends and your names will echo in these halls long after you池e gone. To the other staff here who I致e had the pleasure of working with often, thank you for being the real gears turning the whole operation. To Paul Holland, Kent Dell, Bethany Wicksall, Sam Christensen, Jacqueline Mullen, Rich Adams, Joelle Demand, Alice Mansfield, Rachel Doane, Christina Guenthner, Tim Martin, John Perry, Jeff Behrendt, Andi Brancato, Justin Easter, Mollie Wingrove, Elizabeth Kutter, Nathan Kissling, Josiah Kissling, Brandon Lanyon, Brian Mills, Scott Hummel, Aaron Van Langevelde, and Anne Blankenhorn, I知 forever grateful for what you did selflessly for me and my constituents. Thank you for your service. And now for my poor staff who have put up with me over six years, thank you for more than I can ever hope to list out. To Susan Martin, Marla Braun, Michael Wisniewski, Aaron Chatfield, and Jacob Boyer, if you had a dime for every time you probably thought to yourself, 層ho is this guy, I probably wouldn稚 have had to pay you. I can稚 say enough thanking all of you for all that you did to work with me as a team. We did a bang-up job. To all the staff above, you became my friends, not just my co-workers, and I tried to take care of you as best I could.

To my beautiful daughters憂ael, Leah, and Anna悠 am so proud of you and I love you so much. I致e enjoyed taking you here so many times, but I知 so glad to be able to work closer to home now for you three. If you haven稚 taken a nursing baby to the Capitol alone before for a whole day, changing poopy diapers on the floor of the Thatcher Room with other representatives watching, you should try it. It was an experience. Stephanie Chang, take your kids on the Senate floor as many times as possible just for me and the girls. When the idiots say stupid stuff, do me a favor and don稚 listen to them.

Finally様ast, but not least悠 need to thank the love of my life, the glue that kept everything in one piece, the one who made it all happen, my encourager, my biggest critic and biggest fan, the one who brought it all together: my beautiful wife Alex. I don稚 even know where to really start; you池e simply a champ. Alex has been a wonderful mother and supporting wife through tough times. She is the star of the last six years, not me. Alex went into contractions with our second daughter right here on the House floor on opening day in 2017. I chuckled at the time and said that maybe the Capitol could see its first birth; she didn稚 think that was very funny. She went into labor back home in 2018 when I was here deep into the night and Sherry was preaching about something I don稚 remember at 3:30 in the morning. Joelle remembers that one. Many members have always noticed how I go home each night, sometimes painstakingly so and only to drive home, sleep, and drive straight back. I致e done it for Alex and my girls. Babe, one last time, I知 so happy to tell you that I知 finally coming home.

I致e quite enjoyed my seat mates over the years. Ed McBroom will be a lifelong friend and brother and we値l always be back to Melodydell Farms real soon. I知 so glad he is back here in Lansing by what I believe to be divine appointment. The Michigan Legislature is a better organization because Ed McBroom is serving in office here. God really doesn稚 make statesmen any better. That痴 a fact. Ed, you and I will remember for the rest of our lives how we finally got no-fault reform done. No one can ever take that from us. Great speech on that pivotal May 24. I want you to know how much I look up to you. You池e the wise older brother I never had. Steve Johnson is just as honorable a man. Steve really does get a lot of grief here from his colleagues for the way he votes, but there aren稚 intentions in this room that are higher than his. No member預nd I mean not one用uts in as much research into policy as he does. It痴 true, but don稚 be offended now; it痴 only because he doesn稚 have a girlfriend. I知 going to try to fix that, Steve. Again, Steve痴 honor is unimpeachable葉hat is, until I heard from a very trustworthy source not two weeks ago that he stole the Detroit pollbook and did something crazy with it. I never thought that Rep. Roger Victory痴 successor could possibly be as honorable or have as high an integrity and I知 happy to say that I was dead-wrong. Luke Meerman, I have a deep respect for you and your character. I値l never forget driving in to Lansing with you and Victoria to get no-fault done. We were like the cavalry reinforcements riding in late from Holland. It痴 been great getting to know you in Bible study.

To Tom Barrett, Joe Bellino, Brad Paquette, Triston Cole, Lee Chatfield, Ronnie Peterson, Joe Tate, Bob Kosowski, John Kivela, Adam Zemke, Amanda Price, Lisa Lyons, Al Pscholka, the Bible Study Group, the No-Fault Reform Club, Team Southwest, the Yoopers裕om, Ed, Scott, John, Beau, Sara, Greg遥ou were just a few of my best friends here. We shared good times and I値l miss you. By the way, you won稚 find anybody who will advocate for good policy over their party as much as you will from the Yoopers.

There were just a few stories that I値l treasure in my heart for a long time from now. May 30, 2019, was a magical day for me as it was for a lot of us. Many of you know that I never went to the Detroit Regional Chamber Conference because I didn稚 want to taint my view of Mackinac Island. It痴 true. However, they went and scheduled the no-fault reform bill signing to be right at that conference. I walked up to the table at the event and the lady told me that I wasn稚 a registered guest. 選 know, I said, 礎ut I just need to get in to that bill signing. She was firm and said no and I was fairly distraught as I had driven to Mackinaw City and sailed over just for that and I really didn稚 see anybody I recognized. Joe Tate and Tom Barrett must have heard the commotion because they walked over and surrounded me on either side. It was Joe Tate who said in his soft, but rather convincing, voice: 薦xcuse me, this gentleman has to get in to that bill signing. I致e never seen someone print a pass as fast as that lady did. That was a magical day. I left at 3:30 a.m. and I was home before dinner.

Legislators are funny people. They had to put in double doors in these chambers so the senators could get their heads through the doors. We also like to talk. I知 guilty at that, albeit acutely aware of my weakness. At a 4H event a few years ago at the church across the street, though, the facilitator found that out the hard way. There were many legislators at this breakfast and he said that he was going to pass the mic around the room. Red Flag #1. He casually said, 賎ive us your name, district number, where you池e from, a little bit about yourself, a little bit about your district. I知 thinking 壮top, stop, stop, stop! A whole twelve minutes later, he had only gotten through Larry Inman and Wayne Schmidt and he realized he壇 made a serious mistake, but we got to hear a lot about Traverse City. It痴 a fine place apparently. Like I say legislators are funny people. Larry Inman was my seat mate on the Appropriations Committee. Let痴 just say that I once believed that Amelia Earhart was settled history and that surely no one was looking for her. You池e a good man, Larry.

As a freshman, I was pretty nave of what was outside my Appropriations world. There was apparently this huge energy fight in the Energy Committee rocking Lansing and I was just minding my own little sweet business. In my second year, I organized a really cool trip to Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois to learn about nuclear energy. I invited all legislators, but only two took me up: Aric Nesbitt, the chair, and Gary Glenn, the vice chair. They were in this feud and I had no idea whatsoever. So here I am with Aric Nesbitt, Gary Glenn, and poor Marla all in my Chevy Malibu on the Indiana Toll Road and things just seem tense. I was confused. I found out later about the so-called feud and it made for a good story. Things are good in the Appropriations bubble, my friends.

There were many other stories and good times and good deeds, too many to say. On a somber note, Earl Poleski and I traveled to Tpr. Chad Wolfe痴 funeral together and watched Erin Wolfe and their four young kids have to cope with having no daddy, no husband. I cried like a baby, but around six-thousand people heard the gospel of Jesus Christ that day. I trust that God and the MSP family are taking care of the Wolfe Family today.

On a lighter note, I used to refer to the plucky county northeast of Detroit as May-comb County right up until coming to the Michigan House. I had never met a person from there ever. In my first few weeks two nice reserved gentlemen named Pete Lucido and Ken Goike taught me that our state has a variety of different people. Both got in separate 祖onversations with me and were swearing and yelling a couple inches from my face about some MSP issue. Speaking of, there was that time Jack Brandenburg, whom I had never met, very openly wanted his campaign debt back. He sauntered over on the House floor and, right in the middle of session, demanded to know if I was Aaron Miller. If he were a little nicer, we would have thought at least a little bit before killing that bill. There was doing steps on the Capitol while speeches were going on, dodging Joelle痴 僧om look when she was looking for me for a vote, good conversations on late session nights. Marty Howrylak taught our caucus colorful words for bad bills. He once said, 選 wouldn稚 vote for this even if you poured acid in my eyes. I wish I could remember the bill. You池e a good egg, Marty. The Kisslings and the Keilens taught me that you can take over a town and run the whole place and do it without anyone noticing.

There were so many constituent assistance stories, but the ones that I値l remember are the ones where people saw that I cared. Those were so much more important than getting bills done here. Speaking of getting bills done, my top accomplishments in that arena have to be reforming Michigan痴 large quantity water withdrawal code and, of course, getting no-fault reform done and doing the legislatively impossible. Both of those pale in comparison, though, to my greatest accomplishment as a state representative. In December 2014, six years ago, my younger brother and neighbor across the street told me, 羨aron, if you go to Lansing and become someone you池e not, I知 gonna punch you in the face. My greatest accomplishment, ladies and gentlemen, was never having been punched in the face by Isaac Miller. Thanks for keeping me grounded, Isaac. I致e tried to exhibit honesty, honor, respect, and thoughtfulness while here and, above all, the fruit of the Spirit.

I致e been getting asked for about two years what I知 going to be doing next. I keep telling people that I知 retiring. Joe Babe, what am I doing next? That痴 right, I値l be working at Sturgis Bank and Trust, cutting my teeth in loans and business development. Banking is people, trust, process, and math. I致e been doing all four in teaching and legislating so far and I think I知 going to fit in there well and have fun. Sturgis Bank takes great joy in running a community bank with a high reputation and sowing into the community with time and investment. What more could one ask for? I知 extremely honored by the opportunity to go to work where I致e banked since I was a kid and where they treat you like family. Maybe best of all, I get to walk to work.

Thank you all for your service. It痴 been a great ride and an honor serving with all of you and to have been able to serve the best state ever, Pure Michigan. Alex, we did it. To God Be The Glory.

 

 

Rep. Pagan:

展hen I launched my campaign for state representative, I had just turned 30 years old. Set on building early support across my district, I took on the campaign motto 奏ake the lead, keep the lead. However, I was met by a few naysayers who said I was too young, too inexperienced, and I needed to 層ait my turn.

But I knew I had something to offer the community that raised me if I was just given the chance. That I could be the champion that so many of my neighbors were looking for. And eighteen months after my official launch, in August of 2014, I won my first Primary election by 272 votes.

In my first term, perhaps what stands out to me the most is this - two of our colleagues passed away, two of our colleagues resigned for different jobs, and two of our colleagues were expelled. It was an interesting first term to say the least.

I miss Julie Plawecki a lot. She tried in indirect and not so indirect ways to let me know that family meant more than anything happening in Lansing. She was always trying to set me up on dates and encourage me to go talk to this guy or that guy. Well Julie, I found the person who makes my heart happy, I married him, and now we have two beautiful children. I知 sorry you never got to meet them but know we think of you often. And know we are looking after your daughters - Monica, Lauren, and Rachel.

To the residents of Canton, Belleville and Van Buren Township, I thank you.

Together, we took on Betsy Devos agenda and fought back against the privatization of our public schools. We brought awareness and called for an end to the profit motive that is plaguing our charter and cyber schools. We stood up for survivors of sexual assault and gender violence by passing legislation and spearheading budget efforts that offered protections for victims and prevention of these heinous crimes. We prioritized clean water and preserving our precious natural resources and Great Lakes by advocating for the prohibition of the toxic coal tar surface sealant, and delivered a $250,000 grant to save Belleville Lake痴 seawall. We stood up for workers by pushing for the repeal of the training wage and repealing so-called Right to Work. It is you, members of our community, that makes us strong and vibrant and better together. I hope I致e made you proud.

To my staff, most notably, Lori Dey and Dan Myckowiak, thank you.

To Lori - Without a doubt, you are the best staffer in town. Always one step ahead of me, boldly guiding our office with your whip smart ability to cover all of the bases and stay remarkably organized. You have a real talent for policy work and a drive to match. Sometimes I think you are too good for this place - that your impressive skills would be better severed somewhere else. Then I am reminded that you bring out the best of us - showing me and everyone you encounter what is possible. That passing bills or getting our budget priorities included, we can improve people痴 lives, and there is always a way to make an impact. Thank you for having my back.

To Dan - Up until earlier this year, you were with me since my first day in office. Your keen ability to stay calm under any circumstance is admirable. You answered our constituents, who sometimes were in pain, were angry, or just needed someone to listen, with grace and humor. I watched in awe how you navigated our district, steadfast in demonstrating the very best government has to offer and becoming the adopted son of many back home. You are the real MVP of the 21st district.

To Dana Sherry, my first campaign manager who joined my legislative team my first year in office. You have done so much since we started our underdog campaign all those years ago. Know you make my campaign heart sing.

To Ashley Christian - who worked with me and the Progressive Women痴 Caucus before joining our team earlier this year. Thank you for giving it your all in the face of such adversity. Delivering unequivocally for our constituents in the time they needed it the most. And having a 層e can do this attitude from the solitude of your home. Thank you.

To my colleagues, many of whom have become close friends.

Mari Manoogian - Your firecracker spirit, especially when dealing with older men who try to challenge you, is astounding. Kamala Harris may have made 選知 speaking famous, but you have perfected it. Never lose your drive and fierceness.

Jon Hoadley - My seatmate and progressive partner. While a rigged system and a global pandemic may have blocked your entry to Congress, I am confident this is only the beginning for you. Even Obama lost his first Congressional run. I知 positive you will continue to strive to improve people痴 lives - It痴 just who you are.

Kyra Harris Bolden - the conscious of our caucus. You took on serving on our most active committees without complaint, knowing your experience and voice there makes a difference. Thank you also for being my Vice-Chair in the women痴 caucus and all of your work to advance the equality of women.

Darrin Camilleri - My partner in crime. From that first day of knocking doors with me for 8 hours straight, I knew you were someone who would meet my match. You were meant for this work, as you have the unique ability to balance being a tenacious campaigner with being a sharp legislator. You are going places my friend, and I can稚 wait to see where life takes you.

Matt Koleszar - one half of 奏eam teacher. One of my favorite memories was on election night when I informed you you had enough votes to win. A place like this is not meant for a hardworking teacher who was so concerned about leaving his students he almost had second thoughts. But in the end, team teacher is a breath of fresh air.

To my mentors - Chris Greig, Donna Lasinski, Rebekah Warren, Gretchen Driskell, Rashida Tlaib, Jocelyn Benson and Gretchen Whitmer - thank you for reaching back and bringing young women like me up with you.

There are so many more friendships and relationships that it seems impossible to thank everyone. And it probably is. But there is likely no one here without the support of their family.

To my sisters Jenna and Kimberly, my brother-in-laws Bill and K.C., thank your for your support. To my nephew Elliot and my niece Evelyn. I loved watching through your eyes the awe you saw as we walked them around the capitol building. My mom and dad - Nick and Kathy Pagan. They provided me and my two sisters with every opportunity in the world. I知 guessing my Dad still never would have dreamed up I壇 be a state representative. I know they are immensely proud. And to my husband Karl and our son Kittridge and daughter Adler - you make my life complete. I could not ask for a better partner in life - one who has supported me beyond measure and was thrilled to find out we were having twins. One who claims I am the first sitting state legislator in the country to give birth to twins while serving in office. Could someone fact check that one?

I am most proud of my service as the Chair of the Progressive Women痴 Caucus and the gender parity we reached in both the House and Senate Democratic Caucuses. My capstone achievement was introducing the Reproductive Health Act - an omnibus bill that guarantees individuals are free to make independent decisions about their own reproductive health based on what is best for their own unique situation. I find it hard to comprehend we are still living in a world where certain politicians would force a woman to be pregnant against her will. We all have had to make complex and deeply personal decisions that determine the directions of our lives and we should have the freedom to do so without political interference.

So a lot can change in six years. A lot can stay the same. Serving in the minority is exhausting - you can only press the red button so hard for so long. Reflecting back, I truly ask where is our common ground? If you oppose abortion, why oppose ways to prevent it? If you support women痴 economic mobility, why not support ending wage discrimination and guarantee equal pay? If you truly support working families, why not provide quality childcare for working parents, earned paid sick leave, and an increase to the minimum wage?

We still have a lot of work ahead of us - deep, meaningful work that will require all of us. This year has thrown us some of the biggest challenges in generations; an invisible enemy in COVID-19. Racial and systemic injustices still plague our society and some of our fundamental rights hang in the balance. But we are Michiganders. We can get through anything.

I will leave you with this. When I was first elected in November of 2014, governor Rick Snyder also won my district the same night. I was personally represented by a Republican Governor, a Republican SoS, A Republican Attorney General, my Member of Congress was Republican, my State Senator and County Commissioner were Republican. Even my local township board had a Republican Township supervisor with a Republican majority. Today, every single position is represented by a Democrat. In 2018, Dayna Polehanki flipped our State Senate seat and Melissa Daub defeated an incumbent on our County Commission. Last month, we elected the first woman to lead Canton Township as Supervisor in Anne Marie Graham-Hudak and the first South-Asian to replace me and represent the 21st state house district in Ranjeev Puri, and the first South-Asian woman on our Plymouth-Canton School Board Anupam Chugh Sidhu. While I never had the privilege or opportunity to serve in the majority during my six years in office, I focused my efforts locally, working hard to change the makeup of our elected leadership. And I知 just getting started.

 

 

Rep. Lower:

典hank you Mr. Speaker:

In 4 years I have heard many farewell speeches. Yet, I have always had a difficult time imagining giving one myself. But here I am. Over the last few weeks I have spent some time reflecting about not only my service these last 4 years, but how I got here.

I am mostly going to do thank you痴. I値l start by thanking my wife Kristen. She痴 at home right now with our three children Aaron, Kate, and Weston. When I was sworn-in in 2017 we had no children, now we have a soon-to-be 3 year old, 2 year old, and 7 month old. So, if anyone is wondering why I didn稚 run for a 3rd term, it was because Kristen didn稚 want to have any more kids right now

All joking aside, Kristen has been instrumental in my service here. She helped manage my first campaign and has helped me juggle all the challenges and pressures that come with this job. She痴 also done more than her fair share of work with the kids and around the house so I could serve, campaign, and help my colleagues. I could not imagine doing any of this without her love and support. She痴 such a trooper, she even supported me running for Congress, while moving, and being pregnant with our third baby. As you can all tell, most of this speech could be spent thanking her.

But, I want to go back a little bit and talk about the unlikely chain of events that led to me serving here.

When I was growing up my family faced more than our fair share of struggles. During the recession, both my Mom & Dad were laid off multiple times, sometimes simultaneously. The community I represent in this legislature lost a major employer and my Dad was one of the nearly 4000 people to be laid off and become long term unemployed as a result. Like the community, they致e bounced back, but it took a really long time and the scars/ bad memories still exist. It was around this time in our lives that I became even more interested in politics and public service. For many years I had dreamed of serving as a pilot in our nation痴 military, but color blindness and an underlying kidney condition kept this dream from becoming a reality. Nevertheless, I still was able to go to college and become the first person from my family to earn a college degree and later a master痴 degree.

While attending Michigan State University, I worked multiple jobs to pay the bills and earn the gas money I needed to commute back and forth to East Lansing for school. One day, I was offered the opportunity to intern for State Representative Brian Calley. I was really excited about the opportunity, but it did require me to quit my job at Autozone in order to balance the schedule with my classes. I also had to go out and buy new dress clothes, because I only had 1 pair of dress pants, 1 dress shirt, and no suits at the time. I also had to live off of my limited savings for the foreseeable future. But, somehow I knew it was part of God痴 plan and that it was something I had to do.

From there, I went on to graduate from MSU early, serve as Brian痴 campaign manager for State Senate, on his official staff, as a staffer and campaign manager for other State Representatives and State Senators, and complete my MBA. I was also elected to the Ionia County Board of Commissioners at age 21 (besting Brian痴 previous record as the youngest member ever elected). So, I just want to say thank you to Brian Calley. Thank you for taking a chance on me and for helping set me on a course that led me to where I am today and so many other wonderful opportunities along the way.

Since being elected to the State House I have gotten to work with and build friendships with some amazing people. I知 going to thank a few but I will undoubtedly leave off some people unintentionally.

I値l start with Representative Julie Calley because our friendship pre-dates my service here. She and I served together on the Ionia County Board of Commissioners and we remained friends after that. Through all these years I have always appreciated your friendship, advice, and ability to listen to me vent my frustrations.

Senator Rick Outman: Rick preceded me as the Representative for the 70th District. We became friends when I was helping out on his 2010 campaign. But we really got to know each other when I became his weightlifting partner. In his weight room we talked about everything from life, God, death, and our families. Over the last 10 years Rick has been a major and important part of my life. I知 so thankful for his friendship and I知 proud to call him my friend. I知 also excited that his son Pat will be succeeding me as State Representative for the 70th District.

Steve Mitchell: I worked for Steve after leaving the legislative staff and before going into municipal management. I learned a lot about polling and campaigns and life from Steve. I have always appreciated his unwavering encouragement and belief in me.

Representative Thomas Albert: Thomas and I became fast friends here in Lansing. I have always appreciated his hard work, candor, morals, and most of all his friendship. He痴 going to make an excellent House Appropriations Chairman.

Representative Ben Frederick: Ben and I served on staff together in the House, but we got to know each other a lot better as members. Ben, I値l never forget November and December of 2018. Thank you for all your help and support. You are going to be an outstanding Majority Floor Leader.

Speaker-Elect Jason Wentworth: Jason and I became friends as candidates during the 2016 campaign. We have a lot in common in terms of upbringing and values. I have enjoyed serving with you these last 4 years and I look forward to working together over the next 2. I think we are going to accomplish a lot of great things.

Representative Michele Hoitenga: My seat mate for 4 years. 2 years ago she sat on my right. Now she sits on my left. I think this is because I am more conservative than her now, but I doubt she値l agree with that.. Michele, thank you for your friendship and for always keeping session interesting.

Former Speaker Tom Leonard: Thank you Tom for believing in me and trusting me to chair a committee and serve on your leadership team my freshman term. I値l always appreciate the opportunities you gave me.

Staff: I have been fortunate to have the same Legislative Director for 4 years. Danielle Sirianni has been with me through it all. Thank you Danielle for listening to my rants, helping me serve our constituents, get really important bills signed into law, and encouraging, rather than discouraging almost all my crazy ideas. I have really enjoyed working with you these last 4 years. I have had a number of excellent front decker痴 who have all inevitably been offered other career advancement opportunities: Joe Cecil, Laurel Toppi, Alex Houseman, and Jacob Frievelt. I consider it a point of pride that you have all been promoted out of my office, or in the case of Jacob will be staying on with Pat Outman.

I also want to thank the local government committee policy staff that I have worked with over the years: Allisyn Mattice-Esku, Greg George, Amanda Gill, Chris Jones, and Derek Robinson. I also want to thank a few other policy staffers I have worked with on other committees/issues: Aaron Van Langevelde, Phil Goodrich, and Hassan Beydoun.

I would also be remised if I didn稚 thank Clerk Gary Randall. I have always appreciated bouncing ideas off Gary and benefiting from his decades of wisdom. It痴 been an honor to serve in the seat you once held in this legislative body.

The following is a long list of members and former members I want to thank: Steve Marino, Roger Hauck, Mike Mueller, Gary Eisen, Joe Bellino, Steve Johnson, Shane Hernandez, Pam Hornberger, Tommy Brann, Bronna Kahle, Beth Griffin, Kathy Crawford, Jim Ellison, David LaGrand, Tim Sneller, Ronnie Peterson, Rob VerHeulen, Jim Stamas, Mike Shirkey, Peter MacGregor, Pete Lucido, Tom Barrett, and of course Judy Emmons.

I also want to thank pretty much the entire House and Senate Republican caucuses. You all have had my back on many difficult issues over the last 4 years. I have this tendency to take on really tough issues. So, I appreciate the respect and deference you all have given me throughout these many projects.

Additionally, I have to thank the people of the 70th District. Thank you for selecting me to serve as your State Representative and allowing me to serve our community. I致e always tried to advance bills that would benefit our area and the state as a whole.

So, that痴 a lot of thank you痴 Mr. Speaker. But that痴 mostly what I wanted to do today. There are many memories from my time here as State Representative that I will cherish for the next 50, 60, or 70 years. I don稚 know how much time I have left on this planet, but I have just a few days left here as a member. I want everyone to know what an honor it has been and how thankful I am for all the help, love, and support I have received during my time here.

I値l close with a final thank you. I want to thank my Mom and Dad. When I was a kid, my Mom and Dad used to always tell me I could do anything I set my mind to. I took this encouragement quite literally. It has always filled me with supreme confidence and has definitely always made me a calculated risk taker. Without this confidence and ability to take risks, I never would have taken that crucial internship, became a County Commissioner, finished undergrad in 3 years, became State Representative, or rearrange my life in a bid for United States Congress. I believe things will always work out how they are supposed to because you have both always faced challenges with good humor, faith, and hope for the future. In these challenging times we live in, I cannot think of a more important example to set for a child, family, or community, and I cannot thank you enough for helping me become who I am today.

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Motions and Resolutions

 

 

Rep. Cole moved that when the House adjourns today it stand adjourned until Wednesday, December 16, at 10:00 a.m.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Reports of Standing Committees

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 82, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled 溺ichigan liquor control code of 1998, by amending section 533 (MCL 436.1533), as amended by 2018 PA 386.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 379, entitled

A bill to amend 1951 PA 51, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the classification of all public roads, streets, and highways in this state, and for the revision of that classification and for additions to and deletions from each classification; to set up and establish the Michigan transportation fund; to provide for the deposits in the Michigan transportation fund of specific taxes on motor vehicles and motor vehicle fuels; to provide for the allocation of funds from the Michigan transportation fund and the use and administration of the fund for transportation purposes; to promote safe and efficient travel for motor vehicle drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians, and other legal users of roads, streets, and highways; to set up and establish the truck safety fund; to provide for the allocation of funds from the truck safety fund and administration of the fund for truck safety purposes; to set up and establish the Michigan truck safety commission; to establish certain standards for road contracts for certain businesses; to provide for the continuing review of transportation needs within the state; to authorize the state transportation commission, counties, cities, and villages to borrow money, issue bonds, and make pledges of funds for transportation purposes; to authorize counties to advance funds for the payment of deficiencies necessary for the payment of bonds issued under this act; to provide for the limitations, payment, retirement, and security of the bonds and pledges; to provide for appropriations and tax levies by counties and townships for county roads; to authorize contributions by townships for county roads; to provide for the establishment and administration of the state trunk line fund, local bridge fund, comprehensive transportation fund, and certain other funds; to provide for the deposits in the state trunk line fund, critical bridge fund, comprehensive transportation fund, and certain other funds of money raised by specific taxes and fees; to provide for definitions of public transportation functions and criteria; to define the purposes for which Michigan transportation funds may be allocated; to provide for Michigan transportation fund grants; to provide for review and approval of transportation programs; to provide for submission of annual legislative requests and reports; to provide for the establishment and functions of certain advisory entities; to provide for conditions for grants; to provide for the issuance of bonds and notes for transportation purposes; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and officials; to provide for the making of loans for transportation purposes by the state transportation department and for the receipt and repayment by local units and agencies of those loans from certain specified sources; and to repeal acts and parts of acts, (MCL 247.651 to 247.675) by adding section 11a.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 417, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending sections 17744a and 17744d (MCL 333.17744a and 333.17744d), section 17744a as amended and section 17744d as added by 2015 PA 221.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 418, entitled

A bill to allow certain law enforcement officers and firefighters to administer auto-injectable epinephrine in certain circumstances; to provide access to auto-injectable epinephrine by eligible entities, law enforcement officers, and firefighters; and to limit civil and criminal liability of certain entities and individuals.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 657, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, by amending section 1531i (MCL 380.1531i), as amended by 2018 PA 106.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Hertel and Bolden

Nays: Reps. Warren and Byrd

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 669, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending sections 20145, 22201, 22203, 22207, 22208, 22209, 22215, 22221, and 22227 (MCL 333.20145, 333.22201, 333.22203, 333.22207, 333.22208, 333.22209, 333.22215, 333.22221, and 333.22227), section 20145 as amended by 2015 PA 104, section 22201 as added by 1988 PA 332, sections 22203, 22207, 22209, 22215, and 22221 as amended by 2002 PA 619, section 22208 as amended by 2011 PA 51, and section 22227 as amended by 1993 PA 88.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle and Meerman

Nays: Reps. Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 671, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending sections 22211 and 22215 (MCL 333.22211 and 333.22215), section 22211 as amended by 2014 PA 107 and section 22215 as amended by 2002 PA 619.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 672, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending section 22203 (MCL 333.22203), as amended by 2002 PA 619.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck and Meerman

Nays: Reps. Kahle, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 673, entitled

A bill to amend 1974 PA 258, entitled 溺ental health code, by amending sections 100c and 137 (MCL 330.1100c and 330.1137), section 100c as amended by 2016 PA 320 and section 137 as amended by 2015 PA 59, and by adding section 137a.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck and Meerman

Nays: Reps. Kahle, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 691, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 299, entitled 徹ccupational code, by amending section 1108 (MCL 339.1108), as amended by 2014 PA 136.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 758, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending sections 16101 and 18201 (MCL 333.16101 and 333.18201) and by adding sections 16190 and 18211a.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd and Hertel

Nays: Rep. Bolden

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 809, entitled

A bill to amend 1984 PA 323, entitled 典he health care false claim act, by amending section 4a (MCL 752.1004a), as amended by 2016 PA 80.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 813, entitled

A bill to amend 1974 PA 258, entitled 溺ental health code, by amending section 720 (MCL 330.1720), as added by 1995 PA 290, and by adding section 721.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 827, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 407, entitled 鉄killed trades regulation act, by amending section 807 (MCL 339.5807).

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 843, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, by amending section 1178 (MCL 380.1178), as amended by 2019 PA 38.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 855, entitled

A bill to ensure access to quality complex rehabilitation technology in the Medicaid program for people with complex medical needs; and to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 934, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled 溺ichigan liquor control code of 1998, (MCL 436.1101 to 436.2303) by adding section 203b.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 986, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 299, entitled 徹ccupational code, by amending sections 2401 and 2411 (MCL 339.2401 and 339.2411), section 2401 as amended by 1991 PA 166 and section 2411 as amended by 2010 PA 151.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1105, entitled

A bill to provide for the exemption of certain renewable energy facilities from certain taxes; to levy and collect a payment in lieu of those taxes as to those facilities; to provide for the disposition of the payment in lieu of taxes; to provide for the obtaining and transferring of exemption certificates for certain renewable energy facilities and to prescribe the content of those certificates; and to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental officers and entities.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1106, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled 典he general property tax act, (MCL 211.1 to 211.155) by adding section 7xx.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1133, entitled

A bill to create a propane commission and to prescribe its powers and duties; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and entities; to levy an assessment on the distribution of certain propane products; to provide for the administration, collection, and disposition of the assessment; to impose a late fee on certain assessments; to create certain funds; to provide for the promulgation of rules; to provide for a referendum; and to provide remedies and penalties.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

Nays: None

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1138, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled 溺ichigan liquor control code of 1998, by amending section 203 (MCL 436.1203), as amended by 2020 PA 106.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1139, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled 溺ichigan liquor control code of 1998, by amending sections 105, 107, 109, 111, 113, 113a, 204, 301, 303, 307, 502, 504, 518, 521, 525, 532, 536, 537, 545, 601, 603, 605, 607, 608, 610, 610a, 611, 914b, 1019, 1025, 1027, 1101, 1103, 1105, 1113, 1114, and 1115 (MCL 436.1105, 436.1107, 436.1109, 436.1111, 436.1113, 436.1113a, 436.1204, 436.1301, 436.1303, 436.1307, 436.1502, 436.1504, 436.1518, 436.1521, 436.1525, 436.1532, 436.1536, 436.1537, 436.1545, 436.1601, 436.1603, 436.1605, 436.1607, 436.1608, 436.1610, 436.1610a, 436.1611, 436.1914b, 436.2019, 436.2025, 436.2027, 436.2101, 436.2103, 436.2105, 436.2113, 436.2114, and 436.2115), section 105 as amended by 2018 PA 414, section 107 as amended by 2019 PA 126, section 109 as amended by 2020 PA 120, section 111 as amended by 2020 PA 115, section 113 as amended by 2018 PA 405, section 113a as amended by 2018 PA 416, section 204 as added by 2018 PA 178, section 301 as amended by 2020 PA 110, section 303 as amended by 2018 PA 154, section 307 as amended by 2020 PA 114, section 502 as amended by 2020 PA 112, section 504 as added by 2020 PA 80, section 518 as amended by 2010 PA 279, section 521 as amended by 2006 PA 502, section 525 as amended by 2016 PA 434, section 532 as amended by 2018 PA 104, section 536 as amended by 2020 PA 126, section 537 as amended by 2020 PA 117, section 545 as amended by 2016 PA 328, section 601 as amended by 2019 PA 125, section 603 as amended by 2018 PA 407, section 605 as amended by 2014 PA 45, section 607 as amended by 2018 PA 417, section 608 as added by 2019 PA 127, section 610 as added by 2016 PA 106, section 610a as added by 2017 PA 131, section 914b as added by 2018 PA 346, sections 1025 and 1027 as amended by 2019 PA 131, sections 1113 and 1114 as amended by 2011 PA 27, and section 1115 as amended by 2010 PA 213.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1140, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled 溺ichigan liquor control code of 1998, by amending section 609 (MCL 436.1609), as amended by 2016 PA 81.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

Nays: None

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1203, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled 典he general property tax act, (MCL 211.1 to 211.155) by adding section 14a.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Rep. Iden, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 1234, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled 典he general property tax act, by amending section 7u (MCL 211.7u), as amended by 2012 PA 135.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Refer:

Yeas: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

Nays: None

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Iden, Chair, of the Committee on Ways and Means, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Present: Reps. Iden, Lilly, Leutheuser, Griffin, Hauck, Kahle, Meerman, Warren, Byrd, Hertel and Bolden

 

 

The Committee on Oversight, by Rep. Hall, Chair, issued

 

SUBPOENA

 

Order to Produce Documents

 

IN THE NAME OF THE SENATE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

 

Pursuant to the authority provided to the Legislature, the Senate Oversight Committee, and the House Oversight Committee by Michigan law, including but not limited to Sections 16 and 17 of Article IV of the 1963 Constitution of the State of Michigan, MCL 4.101, MCL 4.541, Senate Resolution 150 of 2020, House Resolution 342 of 2020, and the rules of the Michigan Senate and Michigan House of Representatives:

To:

Susan M. Nash, Livonia City Clerk

33000 Civic Center Drive

City Hall, 1st Floor

Livonia, MI 48154

You are ordered to produce, for the Committee痴 examination, the documents and communications listed in Appendix A to this Subpoena, under 泥ocument Requests.

Provide the requested documents and communications either in person, by certified mail, or by electronic mail submission no later than 5 p.m. on, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 to:

Chairman Senator Ed McBroom

201 Townsend Street Suite #7200

Lansing, MI 48933

EMcBroom@senate.michigan.gov

Failure to obey the commands of this Subpoena may be punished as contempt of the Legislature, in addition to any other remedy available by law.

Sen. Ed McBroom, Chairman Rep. Matt Hall, Chairman

Senate Oversight Committee House Oversight Committee

 

APPENDIX A

 

DEFINITIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS

 

1. The term 田ommunication shall be interpreted in its broadest sense and means the transmittal of information by any means including oral, written, or electronic.

2. The term 電ocuments means and includes, without limitation, all written or graphic matter of every kind and description, however produced or reproduced, whether draft or final, original or reproduction, internal or otherwise, whether stored in tangible, electric, mechanical, or electronic form or representation of any kind.

3. 迭elating to or 途elated to mean referring to, reflecting, concerning, or pertaining to in any manner, logically, factually, indirectly, or directly to the matter discussed.

4. 鄭VCB means the City of Livonia absentee voter counting board in the 2020 general election.

5. 鄭V means absentee voter.

6. 轍VF means qualified voter file.

7. Unless otherwise stated, the requests below pertain to the 2020 general election.

8. Documents and communications must be produced in a form that is reasonably usable, such as fully unitized and text-searchable PDFs or native files, and in native format for Excel / spreadsheets and database files.

9. The requests below do not seek, and should not be construed as seeking, the production of documents subject to a valid claim of privilege. If you object to a request on the ground of privilege, please produce (with redaction if appropriate) any portion of such document or its attachments over which you do not claim privilege. Please also produce a privilege log that uniquely identifies each document withheld in whole or part, along with its author and each recipient, date, subject matter, and the privilege asserted.

 

DOCUMENT REQUESTS

 

1. All plans, outlines, or other information regarding the City of Livonia痴 AVCB structure.

2. Hard drives or other storage related to information contained on laptops that were used during the AVCB process.

3. Hard drives or other storage related to information contained on laptops that were used in each precinct.

4. Copy of all communications with the City of Livonia痴 poll workers.

5. Hard drives and memory devices for any adjudication machines that were used during the AVCB process.

6. List of workers hired to be adjudicators during the AVCB process.

7. Purchase records for high-speed scanners and voting machines used in the 2020 general election.

8. Record of the public accuracy test for all machines used to tabulate votes in the 2020 general election.

9. Record denoting the previous elections in which the voting machines were used.

10. Any and all data from the voting machines used during the AVCB process and in each precinct, including but not limited to, from hard drives, USB drives, or other storage.

11. All policies, instructions, guidance, or other similar documents related to the role or presence of poll watchers and poll challengers.

12. Any and all written complaints or documents evidencing complaints relating to the AVCB process or the voting process in each precinct.

13. Record of communications with the Michigan Republican Party and the Michigan Democratic Party.

14. A full list of the City of Livonia痴 poll workers and their political party affiliation.

15. All policies or written instructions given to poll workers.

16. Any and all policies, rules, or regulations related to COVID-19 that were relied on by the Director of Elections or City Clerk for the AVCB process.

17. A full list of all staff for the City of Livonia that assisted with the AVCB process.

18. Any and all notes or other documents created by poll workers regarding discrepancies, issues, or concerns regarding one or more AV ballots, and any written response, instruction, or guidance provided as a result.

19. A copy of the QVF as downloaded by the City of Livonia for the pollbooks used during the AVCB process and any supplements to those pollbooks.

20. A copy of the QVF as used by the City of Livonia for the pollbooks used in each precinct.

21. A copy of all applications and the outer envelopes of the absent-voter ballots for the following precincts: 3A, 3B, 4A, 13A, 14A, 34A, 34B, and 34C.

22. A total of the applications for absent-voter ballots received, ballots sent out, and ballots returned with daily totals.

23. Records of trainings for poll workers including the names of instructors, when the trainings took place, and how many people from each political party attended.

24. Record of the applications for the positions of poll workers by political party.

25. A list of who was authorized to pick up election materials from the City Clerk痴 office, ballot drop boxes, or voting centers.

26. A list of who made the pickups and drop-offs during the November 2020 general election.

27. A record of when each drop-box was emptied on November 3 and whether they were locked.

28. A record of when absent voter ballots were processed and delivered to the AVCB and by whom they were delivered, including but not limited to, any logs of ballot deliveries.

29. Particularly relating to social-distancing guidelines, any directions given regarding the rights and duties of challengers and the removal of challengers.

30. Copies of all Affidavit of Absent Voter forms signed in each precinct.

31. Copies of all Affidavit of Voter Not In Possession of Picture Identification signed in each precinct.

32. Any and all communications between any employee, agent, or temporary employee of Dominion Voting Systems Corporation and any employee, public official, or agent of the City of Livonia.

33. As required by the stipulated final order in the Michigan Court of Claims case of Carra v Benson, Case No. 20-000211-MZ, a copy of the amended guidance to local election officials with regard to election challengers that the Michigan Bureau of Elections or Secretary of State provided to the City of Livonia and the date and time that the City of Livonia received that amended guidance.

34. Any and all communications related to the 2020 primary and general elections between the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the office of the Director of Elections, City Clerk痴 office, or any other individual responsible for overseeing or administering those elections.

35. Any and all communications related to the 2020 primary and general elections between the Michigan Bureau of Elections or Office of the Secretary of State and the office of the Director of Elections, City Clerk痴 office, or any other individual responsible for overseeing or administering those elections.

36. Any and all Electronic Pollbook software related to the November 2020 general election.

37. Any and all audio and video recordings of the AVCB and the processing of AV ballots.

38. Any and all documents and communications related to any funding provided by non-governmental persons or entities for purposes of administering the 2020 general election.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Adopt:

Yeas: Reps. Hall, Reilly, Webber, Steven Johnson, LaFave and Schroeder

Nays: Garrett, Camilleri and LaGrand

 

 

The Committee on Oversight, by Rep. Hall, Chair, issued

 

SUBPOENA

 

Order to Produce Documents

 

IN THE NAME OF THE SENATE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

 

Pursuant to the authority provided to the Legislature, the Senate Oversight Committee, and the House Oversight Committee by Michigan law, including but not limited to Sections 16 and 17 of Article IV of the 1963 Constitution of the State of Michigan, MCL 4.101, MCL 4.541, Senate Resolution 150 of 2020, House Resolution 342 of 2020, and the rules of the Michigan Senate and Michigan House of Representatives:

To:

Janice J. Winfrey, City Clerk, Detroit

City Clerk痴 Office

Coleman A. Young Municipal Center

2 Woodward Ave. Suite 200

Detroit, MI 48226

You are ordered to produce, for the Committee痴 examination, the documents and communications listed in Appendix A to this Subpoena, under 泥ocument Requests.

Provide the requested documents and communications either in person, by certified mail, or by electronic mail submission no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 to:

Chairman Senator Ed McBroom

201 Townsend Street Suite #7200

Lansing, MI 48933

EMcBroom@senate.michigan.gov

Failure to obey the commands of this Subpoena may be punished as contempt of the Legislature, in addition to any other remedy available by law.

Sen. Ed McBroom, Chairman Rep. Matt Hall, Chairman

Senate Oversight Committee House Oversight Committee

 

APPENDIX A

 

DEFINITIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS

 

1. The term 田ommunication shall be interpreted in its broadest sense and means the transmittal of information by any means including oral, written, or electronic.

2. The term 電ocuments means and includes, without limitation, all written or graphic matter of every kind and description, however produced or reproduced, whether draft or final, original or reproduction, internal or otherwise, whether stored in tangible, electric, mechanical, or electronic form or representation of any kind.

3. 迭elating to or 途elated to mean referring to, reflecting, concerning, or pertaining to in any manner, logically, factually, indirectly, or directly to the matter discussed.

4. 鄭VCB means the City of Detroit absentee voter counting board in the 2020 general election.

5. 鄭V means absentee voter.

6. 轍VF means qualified voter file.

7. Unless otherwise stated, the requests below pertain to the 2020 general election.

8. Documents, communications, and records must be produced in a form that is reasonably usable, such as fully unitized and text-searchable PDFs or native files, and in native format for Excel / spreadsheets and database files.

9. The requests below do not seek, and should not be construed as seeking, the production of documents subject to a valid claim of privilege. If you object to a request on the ground of privilege, please produce (with redaction if appropriate) any portion of such document or its attachments over which you do not claim privilege. Please also produce a privilege log that uniquely identifies each document withheld in whole or part, along with its author and each recipient, date, subject matter, and the privilege asserted.

 

DOCUMENT REQUESTS

 

1. All plans, outlines, or other information regarding the City of Detroit痴 AVCB structure.

2. Hard drives or other storage related to information contained on laptops that were used in each precinct, including the AVCB.

3. All time logs and similar information related to poll watchers and poll challengers at the TCF Center.

4. Copy of all communications with the City of Detroit痴 poll workers.

5. Hard drives and memory devices for adjudication machines that were used during the AVCB process.

6. List of workers hired to be adjudicators at the TCF Center.

7. Purchase records for high-speed scanners and voting machines used in the 2020 general election.

8. Record of the public accuracy test for all machines used to tabulate votes in the 2020 general election.

9. Record denoting any previous elections in which the voting machines were used.

10. Any and all data from the voting machines used during the AVCB process and in each precinct, including but not limited to, from hard drives, USB drives, or other storage.

11. Record of who was in charge of sign-in and sign-out for poll watchers and poll challengers at the TCF Center at all times during the AVCB process.

12. All policies, instructions, guidance, or other similar documents related to the role or presence of poll watchers and poll challengers at the TCF Center.

13. Any and all written complaints or documents evidencing complaints from those who were at the TCF Center during the AVCB process.

14. Record of communications with the Michigan Republican Party and the Michigan Democratic Party.

15. Any photos, video, or documentation of the walkthrough of the TCF Center on Thursday October 29.

16. Any video surveillance footage from the TCF Center or the AVCB process.

17. Any video or audio recordings related to the processing of AV ballots including, without limitation at the Detroit Department of Election痴 location 2978  W. Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202.

18. Any written or electronic plans, diagrams, outlines, or depictions of the operations, layout, or processes used in the TCF Center.

19. A full list of the City of Detroit痴 poll workers and their political party affiliation.

20. All policies or written instructions given to City of Detroit poll workers.

21. Any and all policies, rules, or regulations related to COVID-19 that were relied on by the Director of Elections or City Clerk for the AVCB process.

22. A full list of all staff for the City of Detroit, the County of Wayne, and the Secretary of State that were on site at the TCF Center during the AVCB process at any time.

23. A full list of all staff for the City of Detroit that assisted with the AVCB process that were not on site at the TCF Center and the location of those staff.

24. Any and all notes or other documents created by poll workers relating to discrepancies, issues, or concerns regarding one or more AV ballots, and any written response, instruction, or guidance provided as a result.

25. A copy of the QVF as downloaded by the City of Detroit for the pollbooks used during the AVCB process and any supplements to those pollbooks.

26. A copy of the QVF as used by the City of Detroit for the pollbooks used in each precinct.

27. A copy of all applications and the outer envelopes of the absent-voter ballots processed for the following precincts: 29, 63, 139, 452, and 481.

28. A total of the applications for absent-voter ballots received, ballots sent out, and ballots returned with daily totals.

29. Records of trainings for poll workers including the names of instructors, when the trainings took place, and how many people from each political party attended.

30. Record of the applications for the positions of poll workers by political party.

31. A list of who was authorized to pick up election materials from the Detroit City Clerk痴 office, ballot drop boxes, or voting centers.

32. A list of who made the pickups and drop-offs during the election this cycle.

33. A record of when each drop-box was emptied on November 3 and whether they were locked.

34. A record of when absent voter ballots were processed and delivered to the TCF Center and by whom they were delivered, including but not limited to, any logs of ballot deliveries to the TCF Center.

35. Particularly relating to social-distancing guidelines, any directions given relating to the rights and duties of challengers and the removal of challengers.

36. Copies of all Affidavit of Absent Voter forms signed in each precinct.

37. Copies of all Affidavit of Voter Not In Possession of Picture Identification signed in each precinct.

38. Copies of all freedom-of-information requests submitted to the Director of Elections or City Clerk related to the 2020 primary or general election from August 4, 2020 to the date of this subpoena.

39. Any and all communications between any employee, agent, or temporary employee of Dominion Voting Systems Corporation (泥ominion) and any employee, public official, or agent of the City of Detroit.

40. Record of all Dominion employees, agents, or temporary employees at the TCF Center during the AVCB process.

41. As required by the stipulated final order in the Michigan Court of Claims case of Carra v Benson, Case No. 20-000211-MZ, a copy of the amended guidance to local election officials with regard to election challengers that the Michigan Bureau of Elections or Secretary of State provided to the City of Detroit and the date and time that the City of Detroit received that amended guidance.

42. Any records relating to which computers at the TCF Center were connected to the internet.

43. Any and all communications related to the 2020 primary and general elections between the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the office of the Director of Elections, City Clerk痴 office, or any other individual responsible for overseeing or administering those elections.

44. Any and all communications related to the 2020 primary and general elections between the Michigan Bureau of Elections or Office of the Secretary of State and the office of the Director of Elections, City Clerk痴 office, or any other individual responsible for overseeing or administering those elections.

45. Any and all communications related to the 2020 primary and general elections between Christopher Thomas and the office of the Director of Elections, City Clerk痴 office, or any other individual responsible for overseeing or administering those elections.

46. Any and all Electronic Pollbook software related to the November 2020 general election.

47. Any and all documents and communications related to the failure of workers at any satellite offices to properly enter and save in the QFV the date on which an AV ballot was received.

48. Any and all documents and communications related to any funding provided by non-governmental persons or entities for purposes of administering the 2020 general election.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Adopt:

Yeas: Reps. Hall, Reilly, Webber, Steven Johnson, LaFave and Schroeder

Nays: Garrett, Camilleri and LaGrand

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Hall, Chair, of the Committee on Oversight, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Present: Reps. Hall, Reilly, Webber, Steven Johnson, LaFave, Schroeder, Garrett, Camilleri and LaGrand

 

 

Messages from the Senate

 

 

House Bill No. 4508, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled 典he insurance code of 1956, by amending section 1202 (MCL 500.1202), as amended by 2016 PA 114, and by adding chapter 12b.

The Senate has substituted (S-3) the bill.

The Senate has passed the bill as substituted (S-3), ordered that it be given immediate effect and amended the title to read as follows:

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled 鄭n 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痴 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, by amending sections 1202, 4151, 4153, 4155, 4158, 4159, 4160, 4165, 5228, 5230, and 5245 (MCL 500.1202, 500.4151, 500.4153, 500.4155, 500.4158, 500.4159, 500.4160, 500.4165, 500.5228, 500.5230, and 500.5245), section 1202 as amended by 2016 PA 114, sections 4151, 4153, 4155, and 4165 as amended and sections 4158, 4159, and 4160 as added by 2012 PA 544, section 5228 as amended by 1994 PA 226, and section 5245 as amended by 2006 PA 290, and by adding chapter 12b and section 4166.

The Speaker announced that pursuant to Rule 42, the bill was laid over one day.

 

 

House Bill No. 4792, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled 哲atural resources and environmental protection act, by amending section 21106 (MCL 324.21106).

The Senate has substituted (S-1) the bill.

The Senate has passed the bill as substituted (S-1) and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The Speaker announced that pursuant to Rule 42, the bill was laid over one day.

 

 

House Bill No. 4923, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled 典he code of criminal procedure, by amending section 16u of chapter XVII (MCL 777.16u), as amended by 2000 PA 279.

The Senate has substituted (S-1) the bill.

The Senate has passed the bill as substituted (S-1) and amended the title to read as follows:

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled 鄭n act to revise, consolidate, and codify the laws relating to criminal procedure and to define the jurisdiction, powers, and duties of courts, judges, and other officers of the court under the provisions of this act; to provide laws relative to the rights of persons accused of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to provide for the arrest of persons charged with or suspected of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to provide for bail of persons arrested for or accused of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to provide for the examination of persons accused of criminal offenses; to regulate the procedure relative to grand juries, indictments, informations, and proceedings before trial; to provide for trials of persons complained of or indicted for criminal offenses and ordinance violations and to provide for the procedure in those trials; to provide for judgments and sentences of persons convicted of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to establish a sentencing commission and to prescribe its powers and duties; to provide for procedure relating to new trials and appeals in criminal and ordinance violation cases; to provide a uniform system of probation throughout this state and the appointment of probation officers; to prescribe the powers, duties, and compensation of probation officers; to provide penalties for the violation of the duties of probation officers; to provide for procedure governing proceedings to prevent crime and proceedings for the discovery of crime; to provide for fees of officers, witnesses, and others in criminal and ordinance violation cases; to set forth miscellaneous provisions as to criminal procedure in certain cases; to provide penalties for the violation of certain provisions of this act; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening any of the provisions of this act, by amending section 16u of chapter XVII (MCL 777.16u), as amended by 2020 PA 58.

The Speaker announced that pursuant to Rule 42, the bill was laid over one day.

 

 

House Bill No. 5178, entitled

A bill to amend 1974 PA 258, entitled 溺ental health code, (MCL 330.1001 to 330.2106) by adding section 206b.

The Senate has substituted (S-2) the bill.

The Senate has passed the bill as substituted (S-2) and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The Speaker announced that pursuant to Rule 42, the bill was laid over one day.

House Bill No. 5735, entitled

A bill to amend 2008 PA 23, entitled 摘nhanced driver license and enhanced official state personal identification card act, by amending sections 4 and 6 (MCL 28.304 and 28.306), as amended by 2020 PA 243.

The Senate has substituted (S-1) the bill.

The Senate has passed the bill as substituted (S-1), ordered that it be given immediate effect and amended the title to read as follows:

A bill to amend 2008 PA 23, entitled 鄭n 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 6 (MCL 28.306), as amended by 2020 PA 243.

The Speaker announced that pursuant to Rule 42, the bill was laid over one day.

 

 

House Bill No. 5770, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 331, entitled 溺ichigan consumer protection act, by amending sections 3, 5, and 11 (MCL 445.903, 445.905, and 445.911), section 3 as amended by 2018 PA 211 and section 5 as amended by 2006 PA 508, and by adding section 3l.

The Senate has substituted (S-1) the bill.

The Senate has passed the bill as substituted (S-1) and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The Speaker announced that pursuant to Rule 42, the bill was laid over one day.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 943, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled 鄭n 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 51 (MCL 211.51), as amended by 2012 PA 57.

The Senate has substituted (S-2) the House substitute (H-2).

The Senate has concurred in the House substitute (H-2) as substituted (S-2) and agreed to the title as amended.

The Speaker announced that pursuant to Rule 42, the bill was laid over one day.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 241, entitled

A bill to prescribe the powers and duties of public water suppliers in this state; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local officers and entities; to require certain reporting requirements by public water suppliers; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

The Senate has passed the bill.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 289, entitled

A bill to create the child abuse offenders database; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain departments and agencies in connection with that database; to prescribe penalties and sanctions; and to create the child abuse offenders database citizen痴 advisory panel.

The Senate has passed the bill.

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

Senate Bill No. 604, entitled

A bill to amend 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1, entitled 溺ichigan employment security act, by amending sections 17, 27, 28c, 28d, 29, 32, 32c, and 48 (MCL 421.17, 421.27, 421.28c, 421.28d, 421.29, 421.32, 421.32c, and 421.48), sections 17, 27, 28c, 28d, 29, 32, and 48 as amended and section 32c as added by 2020 PA 229, and by adding section 29a.

The Senate has passed the bill.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 749, entitled

A bill to make, supplement, and adjust appropriations for various state departments and agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

The Senate has passed the bill.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 1111, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending section 307 (MCL 257.307), as amended by 2018 PA 604.

The Senate has passed the bill.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 1112, entitled

A bill to amend 1972 PA 222, entitled 鄭n act to provide for an official personal identification card; to provide for its form, issuance and use; to regulate the use and disclosure of information obtained from the card; to prescribe the powers and duties of the secretary of state; to prescribe fees; to prescribe certain penalties for violations; and to provide an appropriation for certain purposes, by amending section 2 (MCL 28.292), as amended by 2020 PA 242.

The Senate has passed the bill.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 1182, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 152, entitled 鉄tate license fee act, by amending section 43 (MCL 338.2243), as amended by 2019 PA 71.

The Senate has passed the bill.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 1219, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 372, entitled 鄭n act to regulate and license the selling, purchasing, possessing, and carrying of certain firearms, gas ejecting devices, and electro-muscular disruption devices; to prohibit the buying, selling, or carrying of certain firearms, gas ejecting devices, and electro-muscular disruption devices without a license or other authorization; to provide for the forfeiture of firearms and electro-muscular disruption devices under certain circumstances; to provide for penalties and remedies; to provide immunity from civil liability under certain circumstances; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies; to prohibit certain conduct against individuals who apply for or receive a license to carry a concealed pistol; to make appropriations; to prescribe certain conditions for the appropriations; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act, by amending sections 5b and 5l (MCL 28.425b and 28.425l), as amended by 2017 PA 95.

The Senate has passed the bill.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 1253, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending section 2253 (MCL 333.2253), as amended by 2006 PA 157, and by adding section 2253a.

The Senate has passed the bill.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Notices

 

 

December 15, 2020

Mr. Gary Randall, Clerk

Michigan House of Representatives

State Capitol Building

Lansing, MI 48913

 

Dear Clerk Randall,

This letter is to notify you that I am removing Representative Gary Eisen from the following committees:

腹 Agriculture

腹 Local Government and Municipal Finance

腹 Natural Resources

腹 Transportation and Infrastructure

Sincerely,

Lee Chatfield, Speaker

Michigan House of Representatives

 

 

Messages from the Governor

 

 

The following message from the Governor was received December 10, 2020 and read:

 

EXECUTIVE ORDER

 

No. 2020-193

 

Protect Michigan Commission

 

Department of Health and Human Services

 

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease that can result in serious illness or death. It is caused by a new strain of coronavirus not previously identified in humans and easily spread from person to person. COVID-19 has already taken the lives of more than 10,000 Michiganders and fundamentally disrupted our way of life.

But through tireless effort, a return to normal is in sight. An approved COVID-19 vaccine, once available, is our best hope for eliminating and eradicating this virus.

Scientists worldwide are working together to develop COVID-19 vaccines through a proven process involving extensive safety testing. In the United States, this process has produced safe and effective vaccines for the flu, polio, measles, mumps, and more. While the development process for the COVID-19 vaccine has been accelerated, no steps in that rigorous process have been omitted. As of the date of this order, two requests for emergency use authorization of COVID-19 vaccines are under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The creation of a statewide Protect Michigan Commission will heighten awareness of the safety and effectiveness of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, educate the people of this state, and help protect the health and safety of all Michigan residents.

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

Section 8 of article 5 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 obligates the governor to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.

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

1. Creation of the Protect Michigan Commission

(a) The Protect Michigan Commission (鼎ommission) is created as an advisory body within the Department of Health and Human Services (泥epartment).

(b) The Commission must consist of:

(1) The lieutenant governor;

(2) The chief medical executive,

(3) At least 50 members appointed by the governor representing various sectors and communities within this state and reflecting the diverse geographic, economic, racial, cultural, age, gender, and occupational composition of this state.

2. Charge to the Commission

(a) The Commission must act in an advisory capacity to the governor and must do the following:

(1) Provide public leadership to elevate and reinforce the importance of an approved COVID‑19 vaccine;

(2) Identify barriers that may impede the acceptance of an approved COVID-19 vaccine by Michigan residents, which must include, but not be limited to, identifying areas or groups within this state that are likely to experience vaccine hesitancy;

(3) Support the development and implementation of an outreach action plan designed to overcome these barriers and encourage use of an approved COVID-19 vaccine;

(4) Coordinate with the Racial Disparities Task Force and other relevant task forces, committees and commissions working on similar issues and consider relevant recommendations;

(5) Provide input on, and assist in the distribution of, educational and promotional materials designed to heighten awareness of, and encourage use of an approved COVID-19 vaccine by Michigan residents;

(6) Identify opportunities to coordinate its efforts and resources with those of the various individuals and entities working on the federal, state, and local levels to ensure as widespread use as possible of an approved COVID-19 vaccine by Michigan痴 population; and

(7) Provide other advice and take other action as requested by the governor.

(b) The Commission must complete its work and submit a final report to the governor by December 31, 2021, including a brief summary of the efforts of this Commission and its conclusions. The Commission is dissolved on December 31, 2021.

3. Operations of the Commission

(a) The Department must assist the Commission in the performance of its duties and provide personnel to staff the counsel. Any budgeting, procurement, and related management functions must be performed under the direction and supervision of the director of the Department.

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

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

(d) The governor must designate the chairperson and vice chairperson of the Commission.

(e) The governor may appoint one or more individuals to serve as honorary chairpersons of the Commission.

(f) The Commission must meet at the call of its chairperson and as otherwise provided in the procedures adopted by the Commission. The Commission must meet at least quarterly until December 31, 2021.

(g) The Commission may establish advisory workgroups, which may include Commission members, representatives of state departments or agencies, or members of the public as deemed necessary by the Commission to assist the Commission in performing its duties and responsibilities. The Commission may adopt, reject, or modify any recommendations proposed by an advisory workgroup.

(h) The Commission may, as appropriate, make inquiries, studies and investigations, hold hearings, and receive comments from the public. The Commission also may consult with outside experts to perform its duties, including experts in the private sector, organized labor, government agencies, and at institutions of higher education.

(i) The Commission may hire or retain contractors, sub-contractors, advisors, consultants, and agents, and may make and enter into contracts necessary or incidental to the exercise of the powers of the Commission and the performance of its duties as the director of the Department deems advisable and necessary, consistent with this order and applicable law, rules, and procedures, subject to available funding.

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

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

(l) Members of the Commission must refer all legal, legislative, and media contacts to the Department.

4. Implementation

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

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

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

(d) If any portion of this order is found to be unenforceable, the rest of the order remains in effect.

(e) This order is effective upon filing.

(cont.)

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

Date: December 10, 2020

[SEAL] GRETCHEN WHITMER

GOVERNOR

By the Governor:

JOCELYN BENSON

SECRETARY OF STATE

The message was referred to the Clerk.

 

 

Introduction of Bills

 

 

Rep. Filler introduced

House Bill No. 6510, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 386, entitled 摘states and protected individuals code, by amending sections 1106, 1210, 2519, 2806, 3206, 3605, 3916, 3917, 3918, 3959, 3981, 3982, 3983, 5102, 5301, 5303, 5304, 5305, 5306a, 5310, 5311, 5313, 5314, 5506, 5507, 5508, 5510, 5511, 7103, 7105, 7110, 7302, 7402, 7506, and 7604 (MCL 700.1106, 700.1210, 700.2519, 700.2806, 700.3206, 700.3605, 700.3916, 700.3917, 700.3918, 700.3959, 700.3981, 700.3982, 700.3983, 700.5102, 700.5301, 700.5303, 700.5304, 700.5305, 700.5306a, 700.5310, 700.5311, 700.5313, 700.5314, 700.5506, 700.5507, 700.5508, 700.5510, 700.5511, 700.7103, 700.7105, 700.7110, 700.7302, 700.7402, 700.7506, and 700.7604), section 1106 as amended by 2018 PA 555, sections 1210, 7302, 7402, and 7506 as amended and sections 7110 and 7604 as added by 2009 PA 46, section 2519 as amended by 2010 PA 325, section 3206 as amended by 2016 PA 57, section 3917 as amended by 2004 PA 314, section 5301 as amended by 2005 PA 204, sections 5303 and 5305 as amended by 2017 PA 155, section 5306a as added by 2012 PA 173, section 5310 as amended by 2000 PA 54, section 5313 as amended by 2012 PA 545, section 5314 as amended by 2018 PA 594, sections 5506, 5507, 5508, and 5510 as amended by 2008 PA 41, section 5511 as amended by 2004 PA 532, and sections 7103 and 7105 as amended by 2018 PA 664, and by adding sections 5301c, 7408, 7409, and 7409a; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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

 

 

Rep. Filler introduced

House Bill No. 6511, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending section 236 (MCL 257.236), as amended by 2000 PA 64.

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

Rep. Filler introduced

House Bill No. 6512, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 433, entitled 溺ichigan uniform transfers to minors act, by amending sections 10 and 11 (MCL 554.530 and 554.531).

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

 

 

Rep. Filler introduced

House Bill No. 6513, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled 哲atural resources and environmental protection act, by amending section 80312 (MCL 324.80312), as amended by 2000 PA 65.

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

 

 

Announcements by the Clerk

 

 

December 11, 2020

Received from the Auditor General a copy of the:

         Performance audit report on the Medicaid Home Help Program, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (391-0708-19), December 2020.

Gary L. Randall

Clerk of the House

 

 

______

 

 

Rep. Markkanen moved that the House adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 6:50 p.m.

 

Associate Speaker Pro Tempore Hornberger declared the House adjourned until Wednesday, December 16, at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

GARY L. RANDALL

Clerk of the House of Representatives