No. 8

STATE OF MICHIGAN

 

JOURNAL

OF THE

House of Representatives

 

101st Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

 

 

 

House Chamber, Lansing, Tuesday, February 9, 2021.

 

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.

 

Aiyash用resent Damoose用resent LaFave用resent Roth用resent

Albert用resent Eisen用resent LaGrand用resent Sabo用resent

Alexander用resent Ellison用resent Lasinski用resent Schroeder用resent

Allor用resent Farrington用resent Liberati用resent Scott用resent

Anthony用resent Filler用resent Lightner用resent Shannon用resent

Beeler用resent Fink用resent Lilly用resent Slagh用resent

Bellino用resent Frederick用resent Maddock用resent Sneller用resent

Berman用resent Garza用resent Manoogian用resent Sowerby用resent

Beson用resent Glenn用resent Marino用resent Steckloff用resent

Bezotte用resent Green用resent Markkanen用resent Steenland用resent

Bolden用resent Griffin用resent Martin用resent Stone用resent

Bollin用resent Haadsma用resent Meerman用resent Tate用resent

Borton用resent Hall用resent Morse用resent Thanedar用resent

Brabec用resent Hammoud用resent Mueller用resent Tisdel用resent

Brann用resent Hauck用resent Neeley用resent VanSingel用resent

Breen用resent Hertel用resent O樽alley用resent VanWoerkom用resent

Brixie用resent Hoitenga用resent O誰eal用resent Wakeman用resent

Calley用resent Hood用resent Outman用resent Weiss用resent

Cambensy用resent Hope容xcused Paquette用resent Wendzel用resent

Camilleri用resent Hornberger用resent Peterson用resent Wentworth用resent

Carra用resent Howell用resent Pohutsky用resent Whiteford用resent

Carter, B用resent Huizenga用resent Posthumus用resent Whitsett容xcused

Carter, T用resent Johnson, C用resent Puri用resent Witwer用resent

Cavanagh用resent Johnson, S用resent Rabhi用resent Wozniak用resent

Cherry用resent Jones用resent Reilly用resent Yancey用resent

Clemente用resent Kahle用resent Rendon用resent Yaroch用resent

Clements用resent Koleszar用resent Rogers用resent Young用resent

Coleman用resent Kuppa用resent

 

e/d/s = entered during session

Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden, from the 35th District, offered the following invocation:

 

摘ternal God,

You are God of all peoples and we are gathering in the Spirit of unity that You deeply desire among all of Your people. It has been said by one of Your prophets, we are all bound in a single garment of destiny.

So, today, we come to do the work that has been assigned to our hands. Give us the strength, the courage, the compassion and the empathy to do such work, especially on behalf of those whose voices we don稚 often hear, whose stories we don稚 often see and whose struggles we don稚 often sense.

Give us a faith to do this very work, in the spirit of the democratic process, which is always a striving more than a reaching, a climbing more than a landing a pursuit more than an arrival. It is in this work, O God of light, that we beg of Your grace that we might indeed be, 層e the People evidenced in every conversation, every legislation and every representation of our state government.

Protect this house, as we meet and even when we are absent from it. May all who enter these doors, do so, with a mind of peace, reason and charity. Calm the anxious and bring healing to the wounded.

May this place not just be a citadel of legislative conferencing but a place we demonstrate the stability and meaningful collaboration that makes our state pure indeed.

We honor You with gratitude as You guide us as our supreme being knowing that Your vision of unity and peace will be realized by our own commitment to make it so.

With this, we offer ourselves in such a service. Be with us we open this session and long after we conclude our work.

To You be glory and honor.

Amen.

 

 

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The Speaker called the Speaker Pro Tempore to the Chair.

 

 

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Rep. Rabhi moved that Reps. Hope and Whitsett be excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Announcement by the Clerk of Printing and Enrollment

 

 

The Clerk announced that the following bills had been reproduced and made available electronically on Thursday, February 4:

House Bill Nos. 4122 4123 4124 4125 4126 4127 4128 4129 4130 4131 4132 4133 4134 4135 4136 4137 4138 4139 4140 4141 4142 4143 4144 4145 4146 4147 4148 4149 4150 4151 4152 4153 4154 4155 4156 4157 4158 4159 4160 4161 4162 4163 4164 4165 4166

 

The Clerk announced that the following bills had been reproduced and made available electronically on Tuesday, February 9:

Senate Bill Nos. 110 111 112 113 114

 

 

Reports of Standing Committees

 

 

The Committee on Transportation, by Rep. O樽alley, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 30, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled 溺ichigan memorial highway act, (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2083) by adding section 1070a.

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. O樽alley, Eisen, Howell, Griffin, LaFave, Berman, Carra, Roth, Sneller, Clemente, Shannon, Liberati and Puri

Nays: None

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. O樽alley, Chair, of the Committee on Transportation, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Present: Reps. O樽alley, Eisen, Howell, Griffin, LaFave, Berman, Carra, Roth, Sneller, Clemente, Shannon, Liberati and Puri

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Bollin, Chair, of the Committee on Elections and Ethics, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Present: Reps. Bollin, Calley, Steven Johnson, Filler and Koleszar

Absent: Reps. Wendzel and Whitsett

Excused: Reps. Wendzel and Whitsett

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Hauck, Chair, of the Committee on Regulatory Reform, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Present: Reps. Hauck, Hoitenga, Bellino, Hall, Mueller, Wendzel, Clements, Damoose, Outman, Hertel, Jones, Yancey, Garza, Witwer and Steenland

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

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

Meeting held on: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Present: Reps. Filler, Mueller, Steven Johnson, Kahle, Rendon, Berman, Wozniak, Clements, LaGrand, Yancey, Bolden, Hope and Breen

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

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

Meeting held on: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Present: Reps. Hornberger, Paquette, Green, Markkanen, O樽alley, Beeler, Damoose, Posthumus, Camilleri, Brenda Carter, Koleszar, Shannon and Stone

 

 

Notices

 

 

February 9, 2021

Mr. Gary L. Randall, Clerk

Michigan House of Representatives

State Capitol Building

Lansing, MI 48913

 

Dear Mr. Clerk:

This letter is to notify you of the following committee changes:

I am removing Representative Gary Eisen from the Committee on Agriculture.

I am removing Representative Steve Carra from the Committee on Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation.

I am appointing Representative Gary Eisen to replace Representative Steve Carra on the Committee on Natural Resources.

I am appointing Representative Steve Carra to replace Representative Gary Eisen on the Committee on Agriculture.

Sincerely,

Jason Wentworth, Speaker

Michigan House of Representatives

 

 

February 8, 2021

Mr. Gary L. Randall, Clerk

Michigan House of Representatives

PO Box 30014

Lansing, MI 48909

 

Dear Mr. Clerk,

Pursuant to Public Act 412 of 1965, I am appointing the following members of the Michigan House of Representatives to the Michigan Law Revision Commission for the term ending December 31, 2022:

Representative Ryan Berman (R)

Representative Kara Hope (D)

Sincerely,

Jason Wentworth

Speaker

Michigan House of Representatives

 

 

February 8, 2021

Mr. Gary L. Randall, Clerk

Michigan House of Representatives

PO Box 30014

Lansing, MI 48909

 

Dear Mr. Clerk,

Pursuant to Public Act 268 1986, I am appointing the following members of the Michigan House of Representatives to the Michigan Commission on Uniform State Laws for the term ending December 31, 2022:

Representative Andrew Fink (R)

Representative Jim Haadsma (D)

Sincerely,

Jason Wentworth

Speaker

Michigan House of Representatives

 

 

Introduction of Bills

 

 

Reps. Berman, Bellino, Mueller, Yaroch, Garza, Hertel and Eisen introduced

House Bill No. 4167, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, (MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1263a.

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

 

 

Rep. LaGrand introduced

House Bill No. 4168, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 472, entitled 鄭n act to regulate political activity; to regulate lobbyists, lobbyist agents, and lobbying activities; to require registration of lobbyists and lobbyist agents; to require the filing of reports; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department of state; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts, by amending section 6a (MCL 4.416a), as added by 1994 PA 383.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Elections and Ethics.

Reps. Sowerby, Stone, Weiss, Camilleri, Cavanagh, Aiyash, Sneller, Brabec, Brixie, O誰eal, Pohutsky, Koleszar, Cynthia Johnson, Hammoud, Garza, Shannon, Cambensy, Hope, Brenda Carter, Hood, Morse, Young, Kuppa, Rabhi, Neeley, Bolden and Scott introduced

House Bill No. 4169, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled 哲atural resources and environmental protection act, by amending sections 1301 and 61525 (MCL 324.1301 and 324.61525), section 1301 as amended by 2018 PA 451 and section 61525 as amended by 2004 PA 325.

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

 

 

Reps. Sowerby, Stone, Weiss, Camilleri, Cavanagh, Aiyash, Sneller, Brabec, Brixie, O誰eal, Pohutsky, Koleszar, Cynthia Johnson, Hammoud, Garza, Shannon, Cambensy, Hope, Brenda Carter, Hood, Morse, Young, Kuppa, Rabhi, Neeley, Bolden and Scott introduced

House Bill No. 4170, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled 哲atural resources and environmental protection act, by amending sections 3109 and 3115 (MCL 324.3109 and 324.3115), section 3109 as amended by 2014 PA 536 and section 3115 as amended by 2004 PA 143.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation.

 

 

Reps. Allor, O樽alley, Borton, Roth, Markkanen, Yaroch, Wozniak, Brixie, Aiyash, Kuppa, Tisdel and Haadsma introduced

House Bill No. 4171, entitled

A bill to amend 1969 PA 317, entitled 展orker痴 disability compensation act of 1969, by amending section 405 (MCL 418.405), as amended by 2014 PA 515.

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

 

 

Reps. Yaroch, Allor, O樽alley, Wozniak, Brixie, Aiyash, Hertel, Hood, Breen, Haadsma, Tisdel, Tate, Sabo, Borton and Markkanen introduced

House Bill No. 4172, entitled

A bill to amend 1969 PA 317, entitled 展orker痴 disability compensation act of 1969, by amending section 405 (MCL 418.405), as amended by 2014 PA 515.

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

 

 

Reps. Hope, Scott, O誰eal, Slagh, Bezotte, Stone, Brixie, Breen and Anthony introduced

House Bill No. 4173, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled 典he code of criminal procedure, by amending section 19 of chapter XVI (MCL 776.19).

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

 

 

Rep. Lightner introduced

House Bill No. 4174, entitled

A bill to create the justice data collection and reporting system; and to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental officers and entities.

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

 

 

Reps. Camilleri, Liberati, Young, Weiss, Cherry, Morse, Brabec, Puri, Manoogian, Steckloff, Sowerby, Cavanagh, Clemente, Breen, Pohutsky, Hope, Steenland, Shannon, Hood, Stone, Hammoud, Witwer, Rabhi, Hertel, Aiyash, Rogers, Garza, Thanedar, Ellison, Kuppa, Sabo, Brixie, Scott, Sneller, Tyrone Carter, Haadsma, Koleszar, Lasinski, O誰eal, Coleman, Cambensy, Peterson, Cynthia Johnson, Whitsett, Brenda Carter, Tate, Anthony and Yancey introduced

House Bill No. 4175, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 176, entitled 鄭n act to create a commission relative to labor disputes, and to prescribe its powers and duties; to provide for the mediation and arbitration of labor disputes, and the holding of elections thereon; to regulate the conduct of parties to labor disputes and to require the parties to follow certain procedures; to regulate and limit the right to strike and picket; to protect the rights and privileges of employees, including the right to organize and engage in lawful concerted activities; to protect the rights and privileges of employers; to make certain acts unlawful; to make appropriations; and to prescribe means of enforcement and penalties for violations of this act, by amending sections 1, 2, 8, 14, 17, and 22 (MCL 423.1, 423.2, 423.8, 423.14, 423.17, and 423.22), as amended by 2012 PA 348.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Workforce, Trades, and Talent.

 

 

Reps. Sabo, Camilleri, Morse, Brabec, Puri, Young, Manoogian, Steckloff, Sowerby, Cavanagh, Clemente, Breen, Pohutsky, Hope, Steenland, Shannon, Hood, Stone, Hammoud, Weiss, Witwer, Rabhi, Hertel, Aiyash, Scott, O誰eal, Tate, Garza, Thanedar, Ellison, Liberati, Kuppa, Brixie, Tyrone Carter, Sneller, Haadsma, Rogers, Cherry, Koleszar, Lasinski, Coleman, Cambensy, Peterson, Cynthia Johnson, Bolden, Whitsett, Anthony, Brenda Carter and Yancey introduced

House Bill No. 4176, entitled

A bill to amend 1947 PA 336, entitled 鄭n act to prohibit strikes by certain public employees; to provide review from disciplinary action with respect thereto; to provide for the mediation of grievances and the holding of elections; to declare and protect the rights and privileges of public employees; to require certain provisions in collective bargaining agreements; to prescribe means of enforcement and penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act; and to make appropriations, by amending sections 9, 10, and 15 (MCL 423.209, 423.210, and 423.215), as amended by 2014 PA 414.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Workforce, Trades, and Talent.

 

 

Reps. Kuppa, Brenda Carter, Koleszar, Stone, Rabhi, Weiss, Puri, Breen, Hope, Morse, Coleman, Cynthia Johnson, Hood, Aiyash, Haadsma, Tyrone Carter, Hertel, Manoogian, Liberati, Pohutsky, Brixie, Scott, Brabec, Young, Garza, Cherry, Lasinski, Sowerby, Hammoud, O誰eal, Cavanagh, Camilleri, Cambensy, Jones, LaGrand, Anthony, Yancey and Sabo introduced

House Bill No. 4177, entitled

A bill to amend 2018 PA 338, entitled 撤aid medical leave act, by amending the title and sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 14 (MCL 408.961, 408.962, 408.963, 408.964, 408.965, 408.967, 408.968, 408.970, 408.971, and 408.974), as amended by 2018 PA 369, and by adding sections 5b, 8b, and 12b.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Tourism.

 

 

Reps. Clemente, Neeley, Cherry, Aiyash, Sowerby and Hood introduced

House Bill No. 4178, 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; to investigate and study the tolling of roads, streets, highways, or bridges; and to repeal acts and parts of acts, by amending section 1 (MCL 247.651), as amended by 2012 PA 390.

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

 

 

Reps. Sneller, Neeley, Cherry, Aiyash and Sowerby introduced

House Bill No. 4179, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending section 642 (MCL 257.642), as amended by 2012 PA 498.

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

 

 

Reps. Anthony, Aiyash, Hope, Puri, Young, Sowerby, Weiss, Bolden, Brabec, Stone, O誰eal, Brenda Carter, Pohutsky, Liberati, Garza, Clemente, Kuppa, Scott, Breen and Yancey introduced

House Bill No. 4180, entitled

A bill to amend 1972 PA 348, entitled 鄭n act to regulate relationships between landlords and tenants relative to rental agreements for rental units; to regulate the payment, repayment, use and investment of security deposits; to provide for commencement and termination inventories of rental units; to provide for termination arrangements relative to rental units; to provide for legal remedies; and to provide penalties, by amending section 7 (MCL 554.607).

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Regulatory Reform.

 

 

Reps. Anthony, Aiyash, Hope, Puri, Brixie, Young, Sowerby, Cavanagh, Weiss, Hood, Brabec, Bolden, Stone, Yancey, O誰eal, Brenda Carter, Pohutsky, Liberati, Garza, Clemente, Scott, Kuppa and Breen introduced

House Bill No. 4181, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled 迭evised judicature act of 1961, (MCL 600.101 to 600.9947) by adding section 5740.

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

 

 

Reps. O誰eal, Brixie, Thanedar, Liberati, Ellison, Brenda Carter, Aiyash, Hope, Sowerby, Tyrone Carter, Steckloff, Cavanagh, Stone, Garza, Koleszar, Morse and Rabhi introduced

House Bill No. 4182, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 288, entitled 撤robate code of 1939, by amending section 13a of chapter XIIA (MCL 712A.13a), as amended by 2016 PA 191.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors.

 

 

Reps. O誰eal, Beson, Stone, Garza, Cavanagh, Koleszar, Yancey, Breen, Aiyash, Morse and Rabhi introduced

House Bill No. 4183, entitled

A bill to amend 1917 PA 167, entitled 滴ousing law of Michigan, by amending section 132 (MCL 125.532), as amended by 2000 PA 479.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Regulatory Reform.

 

 

Reps. O誰eal, Brixie, Thanedar, Liberati, Ellison, Brenda Carter, Aiyash, Hope, Sowerby, Tyrone Carter, Steckloff, Cavanagh, Hood, Coleman, Stone, Garza, Koleszar, Yancey and Rabhi introduced

House Bill No. 4184, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled 迭evised judicature act of 1961, by amending section 8512 (MCL 600.8512), as amended by 2014 PA 384.

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

Reps. Hood, Brenda Carter, LaGrand, Neeley, Breen, Hertel, Sabo, Koleszar, Aiyash, Garza, Brabec, Morse and Rabhi introduced

House Bill No. 4185, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled 典he general property tax act, by amending section 44a (MCL 211.44a), as amended by 2012 PA 184.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Local Government and Municipal Finance.

 

 

Rep. Albert introduced

House Bill No. 4186, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 274, entitled 鏑arge carnivore act, by amending section 22 (MCL 287.1122), as amended by 2018 PA 610.

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

 

 

Rep. Albert introduced

House Bill No. 4187, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled 哲atural resources and environmental protection act, by amending sections 48703 and 48711 (MCL 324.48703 and 324.48711), as amended by 2018 PA 529.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation.

 

 

Rep. Albert introduced

House Bill No. 4188, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 300, entitled 典he public school employees retirement act of 1979, by amending sections 41, 59, and 84b (MCL 38.1341, 38.1359, and 38.1384b), section 41 as amended by 2018 PA 512, section 59 as amended by 2012 PA 359, and section 84b as amended by 2018 PA 169.

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

 

 

Rep. Whiteford introduced

House Bill No. 4189, 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 bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Motions and Resolutions

 

 

Reps. Steven Johnson, Markkanen, Beson, Martin, Maddock, LaFave, Carra and Bellino offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 30.

A resolution to encourage the National Park Service to establish a moose tag lottery hunt to assist in controlling the moose population on Isle Royale.

Whereas, Isle Royale National Park in Michigan is home to an exploding population of moose. The Michigan Technological University Wolf Study 2018-2019 Annual Report estimates moose have increased sharply from a population of 515 in 2011 to 2,060 in 2019, an average growth rate greater than 19 percent annually; and

Whereas, Issues with the moose-to-wolf ratio over the last several decades have now reached a tipping point, with a current population of only 12 to 14 wolves on Isle Royale as of March 2020. Wolves are the only natural predator of moose on Isle Royale but the diminishing wolf population have not contained the moose population in recent years; and

Whereas, The increased and unsustainable moose population on Isle Royale has created an ongoing ecological dilemma as the moose feed on the park痴 balsam fir trees and other vegetation. The rapidly expanding moose herd will devastate these slow-growing trees and could eliminate them from Isle Royale. In turn, over foraging by the moose population has reduced their food supply, causing moose to starve to death. A slight decline in the moose population during the winter of 2020 has been partially attributed to over foraging; and

Whereas, Previous attempts to introduce additional wolves to balance out the moose-to-wolf ratio have not resulted in a long-term sustainable balance of predator and prey; and

Whereas, A moose tag lottery hunt will benefit Isle Royale National Park and help restore ecological balance among moose, wolves, and vegetation. Approximately forty national parks currently allow some form of hunting as part of their wildlife management practices; and

Whereas, This hunt will provide a unique hunting experience for a number of hunters each year, which in turn will bring increased economic activity to the western Upper Peninsula; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we encourage the National Park Service to establish a moose tag lottery hunt to assist in controlling the moose population on Isle Royale; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Director of the National Park Service, the members of the Michigan congressional delegation, the Director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and the Governor of Michigan.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation.

 

 

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

The motion prevailed.

 

 

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Rep. Wendzel moved that the House adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 2:35 p.m.

 

The Speaker Pro Tempore declared the House adjourned until Wednesday, February 10, at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

GARY L. RANDALL

Clerk of the House of Representatives