No. 67

STATE OF MICHIGAN

 

JOURNAL

OF THE

House of Representatives

 

101st Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

 

 

 

House Chamber, Lansing, Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

 

12:00 Noon.

 

The House was called to order by the Speaker Pro Tempore.

 

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容xcused

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容xcused

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用resent 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用resent

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. John Reilly, from the 46th District, offered the following invocation:

 

擢ather in heaven we thank You for Your breath-taking creation which reveals Your very nature and eternal power.

We thank You for Your word and Your open invitation to us to know You, and thus experience eternal life.

We thank You for demonstrating Your love to us by stripping naked the principalities and powers, making a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by Your cross.

Fill us with Your Holy Spirit and in so doing the opportunity to live out the abundant life You have promised us.

Forgive us our sin, lead us not into temptation and deliver us from evil.

Amen.

 

 

______

 

 

Rep. Frederick moved that Reps. Schroeder and VanSingel be excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Communications from State Officers

 

 

INITIATIVE PETITION

An initiation of legislation to repeal 1945 PA 302, entitled 鄭n act authorizing the governor to proclaim a state of emergency, and to prescribe the powers and duties of the governor with respect thereto; and to prescribe penalties. (MCL 10.31 to 10.33).

(The Initiative Petition was received from the Department of State on July 14, see House Journal No. 65, p. 1326.)

The Initiative Petition was read a first time by its title.

Rep. Frederick moved that the Initiative Petition be placed on the order of Second Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Second Reading of Bills

 

 

INITIATIVE PETITION

An initiation of legislation to repeal 1945 PA 302, entitled 鄭n act authorizing the governor to proclaim a state of emergency, and to prescribe the powers and duties of the governor with respect thereto; and to prescribe penalties. (MCL 10.31 to 10.33).

The Initiative Petition was read a second time.

Rep. Frederick moved that the Initiative Petition be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

Rep. Frederick moved that the Initiative Petition be placed on its immediate passage.

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

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Third Reading of Bills

 

 

INITIATIVE PETITION

An initiation of legislation to repeal 1945 PA 302, entitled 鄭n act authorizing the governor to proclaim a state of emergency, and to prescribe the powers and duties of the governor with respect thereto; and to prescribe penalties. (MCL 10.31 to 10.33).

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

 

 

Roll Call No. 419 Yeas60

 

 

Albert Damoose Johnson, S Reilly

Alexander Eisen Kahle Rendon

Allor Farrington LaFave Roth

Beeler Filler Lightner Slagh

Bellino Fink Lilly Sneller

Berman Frederick Maddock Steenland

Beson Glenn Marino Tisdel

Bezotte Green Markkanen VanWoerkom

Bollin Griffin Martin Wakeman

Borton Hall Meerman Wendzel

Brann Hauck Mueller Wentworth

Calley Hoitenga O樽alley Whiteford

Cambensy Hornberger Outman Whitsett

Carra Howell Paquette Wozniak

Clements Huizenga Posthumus Yaroch

 

 

Nays48

 

 

Aiyash Coleman LaGrand Sabo

Anthony Ellison Lasinski Scott

Bolden Garza Liberati Shannon

Brabec Haadsma Manoogian Sowerby

Breen Hammoud Morse Steckloff

Brixie Hertel Neeley Stone

Camilleri Hood O誰eal Tate

Carter, B Hope Peterson Thanedar

Carter, T Johnson, C Pohutsky Weiss

Cavanagh Jones Puri Witwer

Cherry Koleszar Rabhi Yancey

Clemente Kuppa Rogers Young

 

 

In The Chair: Hornberger

 

 

The House agreed to the title of the Initiative Petition.

Rep. Frederick moved that the Initiative Petition be given immediate effect.

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

The Initiative Petition was referred to the Clerk for depositing with the Secretary of State.

 

 

Messages from the Governor

 

 

The following veto message from the Governor was received and read:

 

Executive Office, Lansing, July 13, 2021

Michigan House of Representatives

State Capitol Building

Lansing, MI 48909-7514

 

Representatives,

Today I signed Enrolled House Bill 4411, which updates the School Aid Act for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

This legislation makes historic investments in Michigan痴 kids without raising taxes, and was only possible because Republicans and Democrats worked together. As a result of those efforts, we are closing the funding gap between schools, expanding early childhood education for low-income families, and providing resources for districts to hire more counselors, nurses, and social workers. These critical investments in our kids prime a generation of Michiganders for success, ensuring they have the skills they need to find a good-paying job, start a business, or pursue their passion.

I have, however, disapproved 2 items, which are detailed in the attached copy of the bill that has been filed with the Secretary of State. I look forward to continuing to work with this Legislature to invest in our kids and our future.

Sincerely,

Gretchen Whitmer

Governor

The bill was signed by the Governor July 13, 2021, at 2:36 p.m.

The bill was filed with the Secretary of State July 13, at 4:20 p.m. and assigned Public Act No. 48, I.E.

The question being on the passage of the disapproved line items, the objections of the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding,

 

Rep. Frederick moved that the question be divided and that a separate vote be taken on the line item veto of Sec. 34a.

The motion prevailed.

The question being on the passage of the disapproved item, the objections of the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding,

The disapproved item was not passed, 2/3 of the members not voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 420 Yeas54

 

 

Albert Eisen Huizenga Posthumus

Alexander Farrington Kahle Rendon

Allor Filler LaFave Roth

Beeler Fink Lightner Slagh

Bellino Frederick Maddock Tisdel

Berman Glenn Marino VanWoerkom

Beson Green Markkanen Wakeman

Bezotte Griffin Martin Wendzel

Bollin Haadsma Meerman Wentworth

Borton Hall Mueller Whiteford

Brann Hauck O樽alley Witwer

Calley Hoitenga Outman Wozniak

Clements Hornberger Paquette Yaroch

Damoose Howell

 

 

Nays54

 

 

Aiyash Coleman Liberati Scott

Anthony Ellison Lilly Shannon

Bolden Garza Manoogian Sneller

Brabec Hammoud Morse Sowerby

Breen Hertel Neeley Steckloff

Brixie Hood O誰eal Steenland

Cambensy Hope Peterson Stone

Camilleri Johnson, C Pohutsky Tate

Carra Johnson, S Puri Thanedar

Carter, B Jones Rabhi Weiss

Carter, T Koleszar Reilly Whitsett

Cavanagh Kuppa Rogers Yancey

Cherry LaGrand Sabo Young

Clemente Lasinski

 

 

In The Chair: Hornberger

Rep. Frederick moved to reconsider the vote by which the House did not pass the disapproved item.

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

The question being on the passage of the disapproved items, the objections of the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding,

Rep. Frederick moved that the disapproved line items be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

The motion prevailed.

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Messages from the Senate

 

 

House Bill No. 4735, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled 溺ichigan memorial highway act, (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2092) by adding section 103.

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.

Rep. Frederick moved that Rule 42 be suspended.

The motion prevailed, 3/5 of the members present voting therefor.

The question being on concurring in the substitute (S-1) made to the bill by the Senate,

The substitute (S-1) was concurred in, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 421 Yeas108

 

 

Aiyash Coleman Koleszar Rendon

Albert Damoose Kuppa Rogers

Alexander Eisen LaFave Roth

Allor Ellison LaGrand Sabo

Anthony Farrington Lasinski Scott

Beeler Filler Liberati Shannon

Bellino Fink Lightner Slagh

Berman Frederick Lilly Sneller

Beson Garza Maddock Sowerby

Bezotte Glenn Manoogian Steckloff

Bolden Green Marino Steenland

Bollin Griffin Markkanen Stone

Borton Haadsma Martin Tate

Brabec Hall Meerman Thanedar

Brann Hammoud Morse Tisdel

Breen Hauck Mueller VanWoerkom

Brixie Hertel Neeley Wakeman

Calley Hoitenga O樽alley Weiss

Cambensy Hood O誰eal Wendzel

Camilleri Hope Outman Wentworth

Carra Hornberger Paquette Whiteford

Carter, B Howell Peterson Whitsett

Carter, T Huizenga Pohutsky Witwer

Cavanagh Johnson, C Posthumus Wozniak

Cherry Johnson, S Puri Yancey

Clemente Jones Rabhi Yaroch

Clements Kahle Reilly Young

 

 

Nays0

 

 

In The Chair: Hornberger

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Motions and Resolutions

 

 

Rep. Frederick moved that Rule 42 be suspended.

The motion prevailed, 3/5 of the members present voting therefor.

 

Rep. Frederick moved that the Committee on Judiciary be discharged from further consideration of Senate Bill No. 408.

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

The bill was placed on the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Second Reading of Bills

 

 

House Bill No. 4305, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 388, entitled 溺ichigan campaign finance act, by amending section 26 (MCL 169.226), as amended by 2019 PA 93.

The bill was read a second time.

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

The motion prevailed.

 

 

House Bill No. 4425, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, (MCL 168.1 to 168.992) by adding section 685a.

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

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

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

The motion prevailed.

 

 

House Bill No. 4788, entitled

A bill to amend 1895 PA 3, entitled 典he general law village act, (MCL 61.1 to 74.25) by adding section 5b to chapter II.

The bill was read a second time.

Rep. Markkanen 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. Frederick moved that House Bill No. 4305 be placed on its immediate passage.

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

 

House Bill No. 4305, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 388, entitled 溺ichigan campaign finance act, by amending section 26 (MCL 169.226), as amended by 2019 PA 93.

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

 

 

Roll Call No. 422 Yeas103

 

 

Aiyash Coleman Kuppa Rogers

Albert Damoose LaFave Roth

Alexander Eisen LaGrand Sabo

Allor Ellison Lasinski Scott

Anthony Farrington Liberati Shannon

Beeler Filler Lightner Slagh

Bellino Fink Lilly Sneller

Berman Frederick Maddock Sowerby

Beson Garza Manoogian Steckloff

Bezotte Glenn Marino Steenland

Bollin Green Markkanen Stone

Borton Griffin Martin Tate

Brabec Hall Meerman Tisdel

Brann Hammoud Morse VanWoerkom

Breen Hauck Mueller Wakeman

Brixie Hertel Neeley Weiss

Calley Hoitenga O樽alley Wendzel

Cambensy Hood O誰eal Wentworth

Camilleri Hope Outman Whiteford

Carra Hornberger Paquette Whitsett

Carter, B Howell Peterson Witwer

Carter, T Huizenga Pohutsky Wozniak

Cavanagh Johnson, S Posthumus Yancey

Cherry Jones Puri Yaroch

Clemente Kahle Reilly Young

Clements Koleszar Rendon

 

 

Nays5

 

 

Bolden Johnson, C Rabhi Thanedar

Haadsma

 

 

In The Chair: Hornberger

 

 

The House agreed to the title of the bill.

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

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

 

 

Rep. Frederick moved that House Bill No. 4425 be placed on its immediate passage.

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

 

House Bill No. 4425, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, (MCL 168.1 to 168.992) by adding section 685a.

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

 

 

Roll Call No. 423 Yeas107

 

 

Aiyash Coleman Kuppa Rogers

Albert Damoose LaFave Roth

Alexander Eisen LaGrand Sabo

Allor Ellison Lasinski Scott

Anthony Farrington Liberati Shannon

Beeler Filler Lightner Slagh

Bellino Fink Lilly Sneller

Berman Frederick Maddock Sowerby

Beson Garza Manoogian Steckloff

Bezotte Glenn Marino Steenland

Bolden Green Markkanen Stone

Bollin Griffin Martin Tate

Borton Haadsma Meerman Thanedar

Brabec Hall Morse Tisdel

Brann Hammoud Mueller VanWoerkom

Breen Hauck Neeley Wakeman

Brixie Hertel O樽alley Weiss

Calley Hoitenga O誰eal Wendzel

Cambensy Hood Outman Wentworth

Camilleri Hope Paquette Whiteford

Carra Hornberger Peterson Whitsett

Carter, B Howell Pohutsky Witwer

Carter, T Huizenga Posthumus Wozniak

Cavanagh Johnson, S Puri Yancey

Cherry Jones Rabhi Yaroch

Clemente Kahle Reilly Young

Clements Koleszar Rendon

 

 

Nays1

 

 

Johnson, C

 

 

In The Chair: Hornberger

 

 

The House agreed to the title of the bill.

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

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

 

 

Rep. Frederick moved that House Bill No. 4788 be placed on its immediate passage.

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

 

House Bill No. 4788, entitled

A bill to amend 1895 PA 3, entitled 典he general law village act, (MCL 61.1 to 74.25) by adding section 5b to chapter II.

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

 

 

Roll Call No. 424 Yeas59

 

 

Albert Eisen Huizenga Posthumus

Alexander Farrington Johnson, S Rendon

Beeler Filler Kahle Roth

Bellino Fink Koleszar Sabo

Berman Frederick Lightner Tisdel

Beson Garza Lilly VanWoerkom

Bezotte Glenn Maddock Wakeman

Bollin Green Marino Wendzel

Borton Griffin Markkanen Wentworth

Brann Hall Martin Whiteford

Calley Hammoud Meerman Whitsett

Cambensy Hauck Mueller Wozniak

Carra Hoitenga O樽alley Yancey

Clements Hornberger Outman Yaroch

Damoose Howell Paquette

 

 

Nays49

 

 

Aiyash Coleman Liberati Shannon

Allor Ellison Manoogian Slagh

Anthony Haadsma Morse Sneller

Bolden Hertel Neeley Sowerby

Brabec Hood O誰eal Steckloff

Breen Hope Peterson Steenland

Brixie Johnson, C Pohutsky Stone

Camilleri Jones Puri Tate

Carter, B Kuppa Rabhi Thanedar

Carter, T LaFave Reilly Weiss

Cavanagh LaGrand Rogers Witwer

Cherry Lasinski Scott Young

Clemente

 

 

In The Chair: Hornberger

 

 

The House agreed to the title of the bill.

Rep. Frederick 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. 408, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled 迭evised judicature act of 1961, (MCL 600.101 to 600.9947) by adding section 309a.

The bill was read a second time.

 

Rep. Hornberger moved to substitute (H-4) the bill.

The motion prevailed and the substitute (H-4) was adopted, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

 

Rep. Berman moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. Amend page 1, line 9, by striking out all of subdivision (c).

The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

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

The motion prevailed.

Rep. Frederick 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. 408, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled 迭evised judicature act of 1961, (MCL 600.101 to 600.9947) by adding section 309a.

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

 

 

Roll Call No. 425 Yeas93

 

 

Aiyash Clements Koleszar Roth

Albert Coleman Kuppa Sabo

Alexander Damoose LaGrand Scott

Allor Eisen Lasinski Shannon

Anthony Ellison Liberati Slagh

Bellino Frederick Lightner Sneller

Berman Garza Lilly Sowerby

Beson Glenn Maddock Steckloff

Bezotte Green Manoogian Steenland

Bolden Griffin Marino Stone

Bollin Haadsma Markkanen Tate

Borton Hall Martin Thanedar

Brabec Hammoud Meerman Tisdel

Brann Hauck Morse Wakeman

Breen Hertel Neeley Weiss

Brixie Hood O樽alley Wentworth

Calley Hope O誰eal Whiteford

Cambensy Hornberger Peterson Whitsett

Camilleri Howell Pohutsky Witwer

Carter, B Huizenga Puri Wozniak

Carter, T Johnson, C Rabhi Yancey

Cavanagh Jones Rendon Yaroch

Cherry Kahle Rogers Young

Clemente

 

 

Nays15

 

 

Beeler Fink Mueller Reilly

Carra Hoitenga Outman VanWoerkom

Farrington Johnson, S Paquette Wendzel

Filler LaFave Posthumus

 

 

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. Frederick moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

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

 

 

Messages from the Governor

 

 

The following veto message from the Governor was received and read:

 

Executive Office, Lansing, July 13, 2021

Michigan House of Representatives

State Capitol Building

Lansing, MI 48909-7514

 

Representatives,

Today I am returning Enrolled House Bill 4288 of 2021 to you without approval.

As Governor, I am laser-focused on growing the middle class, empowering seniors to live robust and fulfilling lives, and building an economy that delivers shared prosperity to all Michiganders.

HB 4288 would require the state to spend nearly five million dollars to implement new IT systems to administer a tax break that would primarily benefit a small number of Michiganders. I asked this Legislature to send me a fully-negotiated and comprehensive budget that gives our whole state an economic jumpstart. Instead, this Legislature missed the July 1 budget deadline, yet found time before leaving town to send me this tax sweetener benefiting only a few. That just won稚 cut it.

I would be willing to work with this Legislature to secure the necessary funding for this program as part of a comprehensive budget agreement that works for all Michiganders.

Sincerely,

Gretchen Whitmer

Governor

The question being on the passage of the bill, the objections of the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding,

Rep. Frederick moved that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Tax Policy.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

The following veto message from the Governor was received and read:

 

Executive Office, Lansing, July 1, 2021

Michigan House of Representatives

State Capitol Building

Lansing, MI 48909-7514

 

Representatives,

Today I am returning Enrolled House Bill 4945 of 2021 to you without approval.

I have long believed that every child in Michigan has a birthright to phenomenal public education and I have been laser-focused during my time in office on making lasting, transformative investments in our kids and schools that will have positive impacts for generations.

Enrolled House Bill 4945 is designed to provide a 鍍echnical fix so that ACE Academy in Highland Park can find a new authorizing entity. ACE Academy has struggled to maintain the standards of quality that every child deserves so much so that Central Michigan University chose not to continue its authorization. Moreover, as the Highland Park School District Board of Education President acknowledged in committee testimony, it makes little sense for a school district that does not currently serve any high school students to take on the responsibility of authorizing a strict discipline academy.

For the foregoing reasons, I am vetoing HB 4945.

Sincerely,

Gretchen Whitmer

Governor

The question being on the passage of the bill, the objections of the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding,

Rep. Frederick moved that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Education.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

The following veto message from the Governor was received and read:

 

Executive Office, Lansing, July 20, 2021

Michigan House of Representatives

State Capitol Building

Lansing, MI 48909-7514

 

Representatives,

As you know, federal pandemic unemployment compensation will end of its own accord on September 4, 2021. Enrolled House Bill 4434 would violate federal law by ending payment of these enhanced UI benefits without the required thirty days notice. In addition, the bill lacks immediate effect and would therefore not even take effect until 2022, by which time it will be moot. For those reasons, I am vetoing it. Moreover, ending these enhanced UI benefits on July 31, as proposed by HB 4434, would drain $1.5 billion from our economy money that will instead flow into our local economies and support small businesses.

I am laser-focused on jumpstarting Michigan痴 economic recovery. Michigan痴 economy grew 7.6% in the first quarter of 2021, the best in the Midwest, higher than the national average, and among the top 10 states nationwide. An independent analysis from the financial publication Credible found that our economic recovery is the second strongest nationwide. Strong fiscal management combined with our economic rebound has helped our state turn a projected $3 billion deficit into a $3.5 billion surplus, leading the top credit rating agencies to upgrade Michigan痴 credit outlook, saving taxpayers millions.

Across the entire country, employers are struggling to find workers to meet their needs. With our economy growing quickly, many workers are leaving for higher-paying jobs, leaving staffing challenges in their wake. And many workers who could have filled those open positions have understandable reservations about leaving their kids without adequate care during a nationwide childcare shortage, and about the risk of working in-person during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To help address the childcare shortage, I have proposed spending more than $1.4 billion to support working families and help employers meet their workforce needs. In addition, we should take this opportunity to make Michigan痴 maximum weekly UI benefits comparable to that of our neighbors. When federal pandemic unemployment compensation ends, weekly UI benefits will revert to a maximum of $362 a week less than $19,000 a year, well below the federal poverty level for a family of four. That痴 just not enough money for a family to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads.

In summary, I am open to discontinuing the enhanced UI benefit early if this Legislature swiftly allocates federal funding for childcare and raises the UI benefit commensurate with that of neighboring states.

Sincerely,

Gretchen Whitmer

Governor

The question being on the passage of the bill, the objections of the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding,

Rep. Frederick moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

The motion prevailed.

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Second Reading of Bills

 

 

Pending the Second Reading of

House Bill No. 4912, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending sections 16215, 16283, 16286, 16287, 16288, 18802, 18805, 18811, 18812, and 18814 (MCL 333.16215, 333.16283, 333.16286, 333.16287, 333.16288, 333.18802, 333.18805, 333.18811, 333.18812, and 333.18814), section 16215 as amended by 2019 PA 140, sections 16283, 16286, and 16288 as added by 2016 PA 359, section 16287 as amended by 2017 PA 22, section 18802 as amended by 2000 PA 22, section 18805 as amended by 1982 PA 353, section 18811 as amended by 2006 PA 406, and section 18812 as amended by 1982 PA 337, and by adding sections 18811a, 18818, 18819, and 18829; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

Rep. Frederick moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Rules and Competitiveness.

The motion prevailed.

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Motions and Resolutions

 

 

Reps. Farrington, Tyrone Carter, Ellison, Garza, Haadsma, Morse, Sneller, Weiss and Witwer offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 139.

A resolution to declare July 2021 as Michigan Beer Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Michigan breweries are a vibrant affirmation and expression of Michigan痴 entrepreneurial traditions, operating as community-based small businesses and providing more than 21,000 full time jobs; and

Whereas, Our state has breweries in every region of the state with almost 400 statewide; and

Whereas, Michigan currently ranks sixth in the nation for the overall number of breweries, microbreweries, and brewpubs; and

Whereas, The Michigan Brewers Guild celebrates locally-made beer by hosting its Summer Beer Festival in July, one of five annual events held around the state; and

Whereas, Brewers in Michigan support state agriculture by purchasing hops, malted barley, wheat, beet sugar, cherries, apples, and numerous other fruits, herbs, spices, and vegetables grown in Michigan, along with water sourced from the Great Lakes Region; and

Whereas, Michigan brewers promote a spirit of independence through a renaissance in locally-produced beers like those first brought to the state by European settlers and produced here by our forefathers, including Bernhard Stroh, for the enjoyment of the citizenry; and

Whereas, Striving to educate legal drinking age residents, Michigan brewers convey awareness about the differences in beer flavor, aroma, color, alcohol content, body, and other complex variables, beer history, and gastronomic qualities of beer; and

Whereas, Michigan brewers champion the message of responsible enjoyment to their customers and work within their communities to prevent alcohol abuse and underage drinking; and

Whereas, Breweries in Michigan produce more than 100 distinct styles of flavorful beers, the quality and diversity of which have made Michigan the envy of many states, contributing to the balanced trade with increased Michigan exports and promoting Michigan tourism; and

Whereas, The brewing industry in Michigan has seen great growth and success, and contribute more than $914 million in labor income with a total economic contribution of more than $2.5 billion, thriving and expanding to further their economic importance to the state; and

Whereas, Michigan brewers are vested in the future, health, and welfare of their communities as employers providing a diverse array of quality local jobs. They are contributors to the local tax base and are committed partners for a broad range of local, regional, and state non-profit organizations and other philanthropic causes; and

Whereas, The Michigan Brewers Guild is a passionate beer community that believes in quality artisanship, bold character, fun, responsibility and pushing the boundaries while promoting and protecting the Michigan beer industry with an overarching goal to help locally brewed beer attain 20 percent of all beer sales in the state by 2025; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representative, That the members of this legislative body declare July 2021 as Michigan Beer Month in the state of Michigan. We recognize the contributions that Michigan craft brewers and breweries have made to the state痴 communities, economy, and history; and be it further

Resolved, That we commend Michigan breweries for providing jobs, improving the balance of trade, supporting Michigan agriculture, and educating residents about the history and culture of beer while promoting the responsible consumption of beer as a beverage of moderation.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

Reps. Haadsma, Aiyash, Tyrone Carter, Clemente, Ellison, Garza, Rogers, Sneller, Sowerby and Witwer offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 140.

A resolution to declare August 2021 as Home Visiting Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, For decades, Michigan has been building a coordinated home visiting system to support families as illustrated in the annual PA 291 report. Home visiting provides opportunity for early detection in order to prevent or minimize developmental delays. Evidence-based home visiting reduces incidences of child abuse and neglect, improves birth outcomes, improves family self-sufficiency, improves family and child health, and improves school readiness; and

Whereas, The impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences for families and our communities is steep and profound. Home visiting supports the development of protective factors in families, buffering the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences; and

Whereas, State and local partnerships including the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Michigan Department of Education, and the Michigan Public Health Institute support home visiting programs and collaborate to grow and improve home visiting services, supporting families from prenatal through school entry; and

Whereas, Early childhood communities across Michigan have also engaged in improvement efforts through a state-wide network of Great Start Collaboratives and Parent Coalitions to achieve the four Office of Great Start Outcomes: children born healthy, children healthy, thriving, and developmentally on track from birth to third grade, children developmentally ready to succeed in school at the time of school entry, and children prepared to succeed in fourth grade and beyond by reading proficiently by the end of the third grade; and

Whereas, To reach these outcomes, a continuum of programs and services are in place to support families and young children to reach their potential. However, many of the families who may benefit the most from services are not connected. These families are not aware that high-quality evidence-based home visiting programs are available from prenatal to kindergarten entry; and

Whereas, Quality, voluntary home visiting leads to fewer children in social welfare, mental health, and juvenile corrections systems with a considerable cost savings for states. National Conference of State Legislatures reports the return on investment in home visiting is $1.75 - $5.70 per dollar spent in programming; and

Whereas, Evidence-based home visiting from prenatal to kindergarten is a two-generation approach to successful kids and successful families; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare August 2021 as Home Visiting Month in the state of Michigan.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

Rep. Frederick moved that Rule 71 be suspended.

The motion prevailed, 3/5 of the members present voting therefor.

 

Reps. Jones, Aiyash, Tyrone Carter, Ellison, Garza, Haadsma, Morse, Rogers, Sneller and Weiss offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 141.

A resolution to declare July 19, 2021, as Urban Beekeeping Day in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, DetroitHives.org, a Michigan based 501(c)3 non-profit organization has declared the 19th of July of each year as National Urban Beekeeping Day; and

Whereas, This day is established to create awareness and support for urban beekeepers living in our communities and to inform residents of urban beekeeping events and activities throughout the United States; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare July 19, 2021, as Urban Beekeeping Day in the state of Michigan; and be it further

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted to DetroitHives.org in recognition of all Michigan urban beekeepers.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

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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.

 

 

Rep. Frederick moved that when the House adjourns today it stand adjourned until Tuesday, August 17, at 12:00 Noon.

The motion prevailed.

Announcement by the Clerk of Printing and Enrollment

 

 

The Clerk announced that the following bills and joint resolution had been reproduced and made available electronically on Thursday, July 15:

Senate Bill Nos. 591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598

Senate Joint Resolution J

 

The Clerk announced that the following Senate bills had been received on Thursday, July 15:

Senate Bill Nos. 461 462 529

 

 

Messages from the Senate

 

 

House Bill No. 4656, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled 迭evised judicature act of 1961, by amending section 526 (MCL 600.526), as amended by 2012 PA 22.

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. 4980, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending section 626a (MCL 257.626a).

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. 4026, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending section 805 (MCL 257.805), as amended by 2013 PA 82.

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. 4117, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending section 226 (MCL 257.226), as amended by 2020 PA 304.

The Senate has substituted (S-3) the bill.

The Senate has passed the bill as substituted (S-3) 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. 461, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 281, entitled 溺edical marihuana facilities licensing act, by amending section 408 (MCL 333.27408).

The Senate has passed the bill.

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

 

 

Senate Bill No. 462, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 281, entitled 溺edical marihuana facilities licensing act, by amending section 402 (MCL 333.27402), as amended by 2018 PA 582.

The Senate has passed the bill.

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

Senate Bill No. 529, 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 Appropriations.

 

 

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Rep. Hope moved that the House adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 3:35 p.m.

 

The Speaker Pro Tempore declared the House adjourned until Tuesday, August 17, at 12:00 Noon.

 

 

GARY L. RANDALL

Clerk of the House of Representatives