No. 68

STATE OF MICHIGAN

 

JOURNAL

OF THE

House of Representatives

 

101st Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

 

 

 

House Chamber, Lansing, Tuesday, August 17, 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容xcused 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. Daire Rendon, from the 103rd District, offered the following invocation:

 

Heavenly Father, just as You gave wisdom to Moses to appoint elders among the Israelites, You blessed our founders with the wisdom to divide our country into individual states. You have empowered our governors and state legislatures to make laws and decrees which manage our daily lives, make our families safe, and protect us from federal government overreach.

We pray for our governor and our state legislature today. Please give us the strength and wisdom that we need to guide our decisions and to put the will of the people, Your people, first. Surround us with people who come from all walks of life and many backgrounds, so that we would know their needs.

We ask, Father, that You would bring to this legislature, advisors of high moral character and spiritual maturity.

Among the many voices which cry out to us every day, may we always hear Your voice above all others. As we look to our leadership for assurance and guidance, especially at times of crisis, we ask, Father, that You inspire them and speak through them by the power of Your Holy Spirit.

Father, we ask for these things and for Your blessing on this House of Representatives in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

 

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Rep. Rabhi moved that Rep. Bolden be excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

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

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Announcement by the Clerk of Printing and Enrollment

 

 

The Clerk announced the enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor on Wednesday, July 21, for her approval of the following bills:

Enrolled House Bill No. 4980 at 3:20 p.m.

Enrolled House Bill No. 4656 at 3:18 p.m.

 

The Clerk announced that the following Senate bills had been received on Wednesday, July 21:

Senate Bill Nos. 461 462 529

 

The Clerk announced the enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor on Friday, July 23, for her approval of the following bill:

Enrolled House Bill No. 4735 at 9:37 a.m.

 

The Clerk announced that the following bills had been reproduced and made available electronically on Tuesday, July 27:

Senate Bill Nos. 599 600 601 602 603 604 605 606 607 608 609 610 611 612 613 614

 

 

Reports of Standing Committees

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Steven Johnson, Chair, of the Committee on Oversight, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Present: Reps. Steven Johnson, Outman, Reilly, O樽alley, Wozniak, Brixie, LaGrand and Young

Absent: Rep. Hoitenga

 

 

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, August 17, 2021

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

Absent: Rep. Shannon

Excused: Rep. Shannon

Notices

 

 

July 28, 2021

Mr. Gary L. Randall, Clerk

Michigan House of Representatives

PO Box 30014

Lansing, MI 48909

 

Dear Mr. Clerk,

Pursuant to Executive Order 2021-6, I am designating the following legislator to participate as a member of the Task Force on Juvenile Justice:

Sarah Lightner

State Representative

65th House District

Sincerely,

Jason Wentworth

Speaker

Michigan House of Representatives

 

 

August 5, 2021

Mr. Gary L. Randall, Clerk

Michigan House of Representatives

PO Box 30014

Lansing, MI 48909

 

Dear Mr. Clerk,

Pursuant to Public Act 93 of 2013, I am recommending the following individual to the Governor for appointment to the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission for the term ending April 1, 2025:

The Honorable Rob VerHeulen

4167 Imperial Dr. NW

Walker, MI 49534

Sincerely,

Jason Wentworth

Speaker

Michigan House of Representatives

 

 

August 17, 2021

Mr. Gary L. Randall, Clerk

Michigan House of Representatives

PO Box 30014

Lansing, MI 48909

 

Dear Mr. Clerk,

Pursuant to MCL 397.14(3), and as ordered by Executive Reorganization Order No. 2009-26, MCL 399.752 (II)(B)(5), I am appointing the following individual to participate as a member of the Michigan Library Board of Trustees:

Lance Warner

538 Shaw Estates Dr. NE,

Rockford, MI 49341

Mr. Warner will be taking the place of Judy Rapanos of Midland as the appointee of the Speaker of the House effective immediately.

Sincerely,

Jason Wentworth

Speaker

Michigan House of Representatives

Messages from the Governor

 

 

Date: July 29, 2021

Time: 9:42 a.m.

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives:

Sir悠 have this day approved and signed

Enrolled House Bill No. 4656 (Public Act No. 74), being

An act 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 526 (MCL 600.526), as amended by 2012 PA 22.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on July 29, 2021, at 11:16 a.m.)

 

 

Date: July 29, 2021

Time: 9:44 a.m.

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives:

Sir悠 have this day approved and signed

Enrolled House Bill No. 4980 (Public Act No. 75, I.E.), being

An act 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 section 626a (MCL 257.626a).

(Filed with the Secretary of State on July 29, 2021, at 11:18 a.m.)

 

 

Date: July 29, 2021

Time: 9:46 a.m.

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives:

Sir悠 have this day approved and signed

Enrolled House Bill No. 4735 (Public Act No. 76, I.E.), being

An act to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled 鄭n act to consolidate prior acts naming certain Michigan highways; to provide for the naming of certain highways; to prescribe certain duties of the state transportation department; and to repeal acts and parts of acts and certain resolutions, (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2092) by adding section 103.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on July 29, 2021, at 11:20 a.m.)

The following message from the Governor was received August 2, 2021 and read:

 

EXECUTIVE ORDER

No. 2021-9

Declaration of State of Emergency

 

On July 7, 2021, an intense line of thunderstorms with high winds struck the southwest area of Oakland County and traveled through southern Macomb County. The cities of Farmington, Farmington Hills, and Southfield sustained flooding and a large number of downed trees and electrical lines across homes, businesses, and roadways, resulting in extensive power outages, blocked roadways, and damage to public and private property and infrastructure.

In response, on July 8 and 9, 2021, the cities of Farmington, Farmington Hills, and Southfield each declared local states of emergency, and local disaster response and recovery operations were activated. Despite these efforts, local resources have proven insufficient to cope with the situation. State assistance and other outside resources are necessary to effectively respond to and recover from the impacts of this emergency, protect public health, safety, and property, and lessen or avert the threat of more severe and lasting harm.

Section 1 of article 5 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 vests the executive power of the State of Michigan in the governor. Under the Emergency Management Act, 1976 PA 390, as amended, MCL 30.403(4), 甜t]he governor shall, by executive order or proclamation, declare a state of emergency if he or she finds that an emergency has occurred or that the threat of an emergency exists.

Therefore, acting under the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and Michigan law, including the Emergency Management Act, 1976 PA 390, as amended, MCL 30.401 to 30.421, I find it reasonable and necessary to order the following:

1. A state of emergency is declared for the cities of Farmington, Farmington Hills, and Southfield.

2. The Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division of the Department of State Police shall coordinate and maximize all state efforts and may call upon all state departments to use available resources to assist in the designated area pursuant to the Michigan Emergency Management Plan.

3. The state of emergency is terminated at such time as the threats to public health, safety, and property caused by the emergency no longer exist, and appropriate programs have been implemented to recover from the effects of this emergency, but in no case later than August 30, 2021 unless extended as provided by the Emergency Management Act.

Date: August 2, 2021

Time: 11:30 a.m.

[SEAL] GRETCHEN WHITMER

GOVERNOR

By the Governor:

Jocelyn Benson

SECRETARY OF STATE

The message was referred to the Clerk.

 

 

The following message from the Governor was received August 5, 2021 and read:

 

EXECUTIVE ORDER

No. 2021-10

Declaration of State of Emergency

 

On July 24, 2021, severe thunderstorms developed across the state, producing high winds, heavy rains, and in some areas, tornadoes. The National Weather Service confirmed that around 8:00 PM an EF-1 tornado with peak winds of 105 mph struck Armada Township and the Village of Armada in Macomb County. Around the same time, another EF-1 tornado with peak winds of 100 mph struck White Lake Township in Oakland County. These areas saw concentrated damage to homes, businesses, and public infrastructure, downed power lines, destroyed trees, and scattered debris. Residents experienced sustained power outages, road closures, delayed emergency vehicle response times, and other safety hazards.

In response, Armada Township, the Village of Armada, Macomb County, and White Lake Township declared local states of emergency, and local disaster response and recovery operations were activated. Despite these efforts, local resources have proven insufficient to address the situation. State assistance and other outside resources are necessary to effectively respond to and recover from the impacts of this emergency, protect public health, safety, and property, and lessen or avert the threat of more severe and lasting harm.

Section 1 of article 5 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 vests the executive power of the State of Michigan in the governor. Under the Emergency Management Act, 1976 PA 390, as amended, MCL 30.403(4), 甜t]he governor shall, by executive order or proclamation, declare a state of emergency if he or she finds that an emergency has occurred or that the threat of an emergency exists.

Therefore, acting under the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and Michigan law, including the Emergency Management Act, 1976 PA 390, as amended, MCL 30.401 to 30.421, I find it reasonable and necessary to order the following:

1. A state of emergency is declared for Armada Township, the Village of Armada, and White Lake Township.

2. The Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division of the Department of State Police must coordinate and maximize all state efforts and may call upon all state departments to use available resources to assist in the designated areas pursuant to the Michigan Emergency Management Plan.

3. The state of emergency is terminated at such time as the threats to public health, safety, and property caused by the emergency no longer exist, and appropriate programs have been implemented to recover from the effects of this emergency, but in no case later than September 2, 2021 unless extended as provided by the Emergency Management Act.

Date: August 5, 2021

Time: 10:15 a.m.

[SEAL] GRETCHEN WHITMER

GOVERNOR

By the Governor:

Jocelyn Benson

SECRETARY OF STATE

The message was referred to the Clerk.

 

 

The following message from the Governor was received August 6, 2021 and read:

 

EXECUTIVE ORDER

No. 2021-11

Declaration of State of Emergency

 

On August 5, 2021 a fire began around 2 p.m. CST at Superior Cedar Products, Inc. in Nadeau Township, county of Menominee, near the Michigan/Wisconsin border. The fire quickly escalated and has claimed one fatality. More than 100 firefighters throughout the region responded to the out-of-control blaze. Although firefighters have now established a perimeter and contained the blaze, it remains active and this emergency will demand an ongoing response for many hours.

Section 1 of article 5 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 vests the executive power of the State of Michigan in the governor. Under the Emergency Management Act, 1976 PA 390, as amended, MCL 30.403(4), 甜t]he governor shall, by executive order or proclamation, declare a state of emergency if he or she finds that an emergency has occurred or that the threat of an emergency exists.

Moreover, under the Interstate Emergency Management Assistance Compact, 2001 PA 247, as amended, MCL 3.991, and 2001 PA 248, as amended, MCL 3.1001, the State of Michigan may request mutual aid from another member state upon declaration of a state of emergency by the governor.

Therefore, acting under the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and Michigan law, including the Emergency Management Act, 1976 PA 390, as amended, MCL 30.401 to 30.421, and the Interstate Emergency Management Assistance Compact, 2001 PA 247, as amended, MCL 3.991 to 3.994, and 2001 PA 248, as amended, MCL 3.1001 to 3.1004, I find it reasonable and necessary to order the following:

1. A state of emergency is declared for the county of Menominee.

2. The Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division of the Department of State Police must coordinate and maximize all state efforts and may call upon all state departments and other member states of the Interstate Emergency Management Assistance Compact to use available resources to assist in the designated areas pursuant to the Michigan Emergency Management Plan.

3. The state of emergency is terminated at such time as the threats to public health, safety, and property caused by the emergency no longer exist, and appropriate programs have been implemented to recover from the effects of this emergency, but in no case later than September 2, 2021 unless extended as provided by the Emergency Management Act.

Date: August 5, 2021

Time: 8:32 p.m.

[SEAL] GRETCHEN WHITMER

GOVERNOR

By the Governor:

Jocelyn Benson

SECRETARY OF STATE

The message was referred to the Clerk.

Introduction of Bills

 

 

Rep. Lightner introduced

House Bill No. 5253, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, (MCL 168.1 to 168.992) by adding section 946.

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

 

 

Rep. Lightner introduced

House Bill No. 5254, entitled

A bill to amend 1973 PA 196, entitled 鄭n act to prescribe standards of conduct for public officers and employees; to create a state board of ethics and prescribe its powers and duties; and to prescribe remedies and penalties, by amending section 2 (MCL 15.342), as amended by 1984 PA 53.

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

 

 

Rep. Clements introduced

House Bill No. 5255, entitled

A bill to amend 1937 PA 94, entitled 填se tax act, by amending section 4o (MCL 205.94o), as amended by 2015 PA 204.

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

 

 

Reps. Markkanen and Cambensy introduced

House Bill No. 5256, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 299, entitled 徹ccupational code, by amending section 901 (MCL 339.901), as amended by 2016 PA 167, and by adding section 915b.

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

 

 

Reps. Cambensy and Markkanen introduced

House Bill No. 5257, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 331, entitled 溺ichigan consumer protection act, by amending section 4 (MCL 445.904), as amended by 2014 PA 251.

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

 

 

Reps. Koleszar, Whitsett, Ellison, Scott, Puri, Pohutsky, Young, Cavanagh, Camilleri, Liberati, Garza, Thanedar, Aiyash, Coleman, Clemente, Tyrone Carter, Bellino, Brixie, Tate, Cynthia Johnson and Yancey introduced

House Bill No. 5258, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 565, 710, and 711 (MCL 168.565, 168.710, and 168.711), sections 565 and 711 as amended by 1984 PA 113.

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

 

 

Rep. Meerman introduced

House Bill No. 5259, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled 迭evised judicature act of 1961, by amending section 521 (MCL 600.521), as amended by 2001 PA 256.

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

 

 

Reps. Witwer, Hertel, Anthony, Sneller, Hauck, Manoogian, Tyrone Carter, Garza, Steenland, Griffin, Damoose, Clements, Clemente, Scott, Haadsma, Whitsett, Lilly, Tate, Filler, Posthumus and Coleman introduced

House Bill No. 5260, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending section 248l (MCL 257.248l), as added by 2018 PA 420.

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

Reps. Hammoud, Hornberger, Whiteford, Aiyash, Yaroch and Cavanagh introduced

House Bill No. 5261, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending section 9145 (MCL 333.9145), as added by 2018 PA 554.

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

 

 

Reps. Hammoud, Hornberger, Whiteford, Aiyash, Yaroch and Cavanagh introduced

House Bill No. 5262, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled 典he insurance code of 1956, (MCL 500.100 to 500.8302) by adding section 3406v.

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

 

 

Reps. Whiteford, Hornberger, Hammoud, Aiyash, Yaroch and Cavanagh introduced

House Bill No. 5263, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled 典he insurance code of 1956, (MCL 500.100 to 500.8302) by adding section 3406x.

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

 

 

Reps. Hornberger, Whiteford, Hammoud, Aiyash, Yaroch and Cavanagh introduced

House Bill No. 5264, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, (MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding section 21535.

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

 

 

Reps. Damoose, Markkanen, LaFave, Wozniak, Bezotte, Rendon, Cavanagh, Howell, Yaroch, Bellino, Outman, Bollin, Steenland and Meerman introduced

House Bill No. 5265, entitled

A bill to amend 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1, entitled 溺ichigan employment security act, by amending section 62 (MCL 421.62), as amended by 2017 PA 231.

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

 

 

Reps. Yaroch, Bezotte, Wozniak, Ellison, O樽alley, Bellino, Sabo and Meerman introduced

House Bill No. 5266, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending section 20965 (MCL 333.20965), as amended by 2014 PA 312.

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

 

 

Rep. Posthumus introduced

House Bill No. 5267, entitled

A bill to amend 1933 PA 167, entitled 敵eneral sales tax act, by amending sections 4a and 25 (MCL 205.54a and 205.75), section 4a as amended by 2018 PA 673 and section 25 as amended by 2021 PA 38.

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

 

 

Rep. Calley introduced

House Bill No. 5268, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending section 759 (MCL 168.759), as amended by 2020 PA 302.

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

 

 

Rep. Damoose introduced

House Bill No. 5269, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, (MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1136a.

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

Announcements by the Clerk

 

 

July 23, 2021

Received from Municipal Employees Retirement System the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the Municipal Employees Retirement System (MERS) of Michigan for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, pursuant to MCL 38.1536(2)(f) which is available on their website at www.mersofmich.com.

Gary L. Randall

Clerk of the House

 

 

August 1, 2021

Received from the State 911 Committee (SNC) the Annual Report to the Michigan Legislature consistent with Section 412 of P.A. 32 of 1986, as amended.

Gary L. Randall

Clerk of the House

 

 

July 28, 2021

Received from the Auditor General a copy of the:

     Single audit for the State of Michigan for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020 (000-0100-21).

 

July 30, 2021

Received from the Auditor General a copy of the:

     Performance audit report on the Flint Emergency Expenditures, State of Michigan (000-2021-21), July 2021.

 

August 12, 2021

Received from the Auditor General a copy of the:

     Financial audit including the report on internal control, compliance, and other matters of the Michigan Justice Training Fund, Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, Michigan Department of State Police, for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2020, and September 30, 2019 (551‑0101‑21).

Gary L. Randall

Clerk of the House

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Messages from the Senate

 

 

The Speaker laid before the House

House Bill No. 4219, 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 1 (MCL 780.621) as amended by 2020 PA 191.

(The bill was received from the Senate on June 10, with substitute (S-1) and immediate effect given by the Senate, consideration of which, under the rules, was postponed until June 15, see House Journal No. 55, p. 1087.)

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. 426 Yeas92

 

 

Aiyash Eisen LaFave Sabo

Albert Ellison LaGrand Scott

Alexander Filler Lasinski Shannon

Anthony Fink Liberati Slagh

Beeler Frederick Lightner Sneller

Bellino Garza Lilly Sowerby

Berman Glenn Manoogian Steckloff

Beson Griffin Marino Steenland

Bollin Hall Markkanen Stone

Brabec Hammoud Martin Tate

Breen Hauck Morse Thanedar

Brixie Hertel Neeley Tisdel

Calley Hoitenga O樽alley VanSingel

Cambensy Hood O誰eal Wakeman

Camilleri Hope Outman Weiss

Carra Howell Peterson Wendzel

Carter, B Huizenga Pohutsky Wentworth

Carter, T Johnson, C Puri Whiteford

Cavanagh Johnson, S Rabhi Whitsett

Cherry Jones Reilly Witwer

Clemente Kahle Rendon Wozniak

Coleman Koleszar Rogers Yancey

Damoose Kuppa Roth Young

 

 

Nays16

 

 

Allor Clements Hornberger Paquette

Bezotte Farrington Maddock Posthumus

Borton Green Meerman VanWoerkom

Brann Haadsma Mueller Yaroch

 

 

In The Chair: Hornberger

 

 

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

 

 

The Speaker laid before the House

House Bill No. 4220, 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.

(The bill was received from the Senate on June 10, with substitute (S-1) and immediate effect given by the Senate, consideration of which, under the rules, was postponed until June 15, see House Journal No. 55, p. 1088.)

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. 427 Yeas92

 

 

Aiyash Eisen LaFave Sabo

Albert Ellison LaGrand Scott

Alexander Filler Lasinski Shannon

Anthony Fink Liberati Slagh

Beeler Frederick Lightner Sneller

Bellino Garza Lilly Sowerby

Berman Glenn Manoogian Steckloff

Beson Griffin Marino Steenland

Bollin Hall Markkanen Stone

Brabec Hammoud Martin Tate

Breen Hauck Morse Thanedar

Brixie Hertel Neeley Tisdel

Calley Hoitenga O樽alley VanSingel

Cambensy Hood O誰eal Wakeman

Camilleri Hope Outman Weiss

Carra Howell Peterson Wendzel

Carter, B Huizenga Pohutsky Wentworth

Carter, T Johnson, C Puri Whiteford

Cavanagh Johnson, S Rabhi Whitsett

Cherry Jones Reilly Witwer

Clemente Kahle Rendon Wozniak

Coleman Koleszar Rogers Yancey

Damoose Kuppa Roth Young

 

 

Nays16

 

 

Allor Clements Hornberger Paquette

Bezotte Farrington Maddock Posthumus

Borton Green Meerman VanWoerkom

Brann Haadsma Mueller Yaroch

 

 

In The Chair: Hornberger

 

 

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

 

 

The Speaker laid before the House

House Bill No. 4308, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending sections 625, 625a, 625g, and 625m (MCL 257.625, 257.625a, 257.625g, and 257.625m), section 625 as amended by 2020 PA 383 and sections 625a, 625g, and 625m as amended by 2017 PA 153.

(The bill was received from the Senate on June 10, with amendments, full title inserted and immediate effect given by the Senate, consideration of which, under the rules, was postponed until June 15, see House Journal No. 55, p. 1088.)

The question being on concurring in the amendments made to the bill by the Senate,

The amendments were concurred in, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 428 Yeas104

 

 

Aiyash Damoose Koleszar Roth

Albert Eisen Kuppa Sabo

Alexander Ellison LaGrand Scott

Allor Farrington Lasinski Shannon

Anthony Filler Liberati Slagh

Beeler Fink Lightner Sneller

Bellino Frederick Lilly Sowerby

Berman Garza Manoogian Steckloff

Beson Glenn Marino Steenland

Bezotte Green Markkanen Stone

Bollin Griffin Martin Tate

Borton Haadsma Meerman Thanedar

Brabec Hall Morse Tisdel

Brann Hammoud Mueller VanSingel

Breen Hauck Neeley VanWoerkom

Brixie Hertel O樽alley Wakeman

Calley Hoitenga O誰eal Weiss

Cambensy Hood Outman Wendzel

Camilleri Hope Paquette Wentworth

Carter, B Hornberger Peterson Whiteford

Carter, T Howell Pohutsky Whitsett

Cavanagh Huizenga Posthumus Witwer

Cherry Johnson, C Puri Wozniak

Clemente Johnson, S Rabhi Yancey

Clements Jones Rendon Yaroch

Coleman Kahle Rogers Young

 

 

Nays4

 

 

Carra LaFave Maddock Reilly

 

 

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.

 

 

The Speaker laid before the House

House Bill No. 4309, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled 典he code of criminal procedure, by amending sections 33 and 48 of chapter XVII (MCL 777.33 and 777.48), as amended by 2017 PA 152.

(The bill was received from the Senate on June 10, with amendments, full title inserted and immediate effect given by the Senate, consideration of which, under the rules, was postponed until June 15, see House Journal No. 55, p. 1088.)

The question being on concurring in the amendments made to the bill by the Senate,

The amendments were concurred in, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 429 Yeas104

 

 

Aiyash Damoose Koleszar Roth

Albert Eisen Kuppa Sabo

Alexander Ellison LaGrand Scott

Allor Farrington Lasinski Shannon

Anthony Filler Liberati Slagh

Beeler Fink Lightner Sneller

Bellino Frederick Lilly Sowerby

Berman Garza Manoogian Steckloff

Beson Glenn Marino Steenland

Bezotte Green Markkanen Stone

Bollin Griffin Martin Tate

Borton Haadsma Meerman Thanedar

Brabec Hall Morse Tisdel

Brann Hammoud Mueller VanSingel

Breen Hauck Neeley VanWoerkom

Brixie Hertel O樽alley Wakeman

Calley Hoitenga O誰eal Weiss

Cambensy Hood Outman Wendzel

Camilleri Hope Paquette Wentworth

Carter, B Hornberger Peterson Whiteford

Carter, T Howell Pohutsky Whitsett

Cavanagh Huizenga Posthumus Witwer

Cherry Johnson, C Puri Wozniak

Clemente Johnson, S Rabhi Yancey

Clements Jones Rendon Yaroch

Coleman Kahle Rogers Young

 

 

Nays4

 

 

Carra LaFave Maddock Reilly

 

 

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.

 

 

Second Reading of Bills

 

 

House Bill No. 4838, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 668b and 795 (MCL 168.668b and 168.795), section 668b as added by 2018 PA 614 and section 795 as amended by 2018 PA 127.

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. 4837, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 509o and 509r (MCL 168.509o and 168.509r), section 509o as amended by 2018 PA 126 and section 509r as amended by 2018 PA 125.

Was read a second time, and the question being on the adoption of the proposed substitute (H-2) previously recommended by the Committee on Elections and Ethics,

The substitute (H-2) was adopted, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

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

The motion prevailed.

 

 

House Bill No. 4840, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 811 and 847 (MCL 168.811 and 168.847), section 811 as amended by 2018 PA 603 and section 847 as amended by 2012 PA 271.

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

The motion prevailed.

 

 

House Bill No. 4719, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled 典he Michigan penal code, by amending section 316 (MCL 750.316), as amended by 2014 PA 158.

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

The motion prevailed.

 

 

House Bill No. 4523, 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, (MCL 247.651 to 247.675) by adding section 11j.

Was read a second time, and the question being on the adoption of the proposed substitute (H-2) previously recommended by the Committee on Transportation,

The substitute (H-2) 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. 4524, 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, (MCL 247.651 to 247.675) by adding section 11i.

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

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

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

The motion prevailed.

 

 

House Bill No. 4712, entitled

A bill to amend 2007 PA 36, entitled 溺ichigan business tax act, by amending section 437 (MCL 208.1437), as amended by 2017 PA 217.

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

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

 

Rep. Berman moved to substitute (H-2) the bill.

The motion prevailed and the substitute (H-2) was adopted, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

Rep. Berman 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. 4838 be placed on its immediate passage.

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

 

House Bill No. 4838, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 668b and 795 (MCL 168.668b and 168.795), section 668b as added by 2018 PA 614 and section 795 as amended by 2018 PA 127.

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

 

 

Roll Call No. 430 Yeas77

 

 

Albert Damoose Kahle Reilly

Alexander Eisen LaFave Rendon

Allor Farrington LaGrand Roth

Anthony Filler Liberati Sabo

Beeler Fink Lightner Shannon

Bellino Frederick Lilly Slagh

Berman Garza Maddock Sneller

Beson Glenn Manoogian Steckloff

Bezotte Green Marino Steenland

Bollin Griffin Markkanen Tisdel

Borton Hall Martin VanSingel

Brann Hammoud Meerman VanWoerkom

Breen Hauck Morse Wakeman

Calley Hertel Mueller Wendzel

Cambensy Hoitenga O樽alley Wentworth

Carra Hornberger Outman Whiteford

Cherry Howell Paquette Witwer

Clemente Huizenga Pohutsky Wozniak

Clements Johnson, S Posthumus Yaroch

Coleman

 

 

Nays31

 

 

Aiyash Haadsma Neeley Stone

Brabec Hood O誰eal Tate

Brixie Hope Peterson Thanedar

Camilleri Johnson, C Puri Weiss

Carter, B Jones Rabhi Whitsett

Carter, T Koleszar Rogers Yancey

Cavanagh Kuppa Scott Young

Ellison Lasinski Sowerby

 

 

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. Hope, having reserved the right to explain her protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

HBs 4837-4838 would have no effect whatsoever on election procedure. The actions at issue are already prohibited by the Secretary of State痴 administrative rules. I support securing our elections, but these bills do not do that. And that is not even their intended effect. The intended effect is to give credence by inference to the baseless conspiracy theories that preceded and survived the General Election of 2020. HB 4340 would create unfunded mandates and, again, do nothing to protect our elections or the rights of registered voters.

 

Rep. Kuppa, having reserved the right to explain her protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

I voted no on HB 4838 because it wouldn稚 change any of our practices in House District 41 if it was enacted and instead furthers the Big Lie.

I voted no on HB 4837 because the law won稚 change any of our practices if enacted. It also perpetuates the false information about our elections.

I voted no on HB 4840 because it would create a substantial financial burden for local municipalities, increase the burden on space. There is no actual problem that it solves.

House Bills 4837, 4838 and 4840 are based squarely on election conspiracy theories. We know, after more than 200 audits, that the last election was safe, secure and accurate. Not only are these bills a solution in search of a problem, they sow discord and mistrust around our elections. Our system works, and I知 committed to protecting the freedom to vote rather than creating more confusion.

 

Rep. Jones, having reserved the right to explain his protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

House Bills 4837, 4838 and 4840 are based squarely on election conspiracy theories. We know, after more than 200 audits, that the last election was safe, secure and accurate. Not only are these bills a solution in search of a problem, they sow discord and mistrust around our elections. Our system works, and I知 committed to protecting the freedom to vote rather than creating more confusion.

 

Rep. Stone, having reserved the right to explain her protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

This legislation is continuing to pander to the narrative that questions the integrity of our election process. Our elections are free and fair. We know, after more than 200 audits, that the last election was safe, secure and accurate. Voting Systems are not connected to the internet. Any insinuation that this legislation is necessary to mitigate a risk to the election results is absurd. Our system works, and I知 committed to protecting the freedom to vote rather than creating more confusion.

 

Rep. Hood, having reserved the right to explain her protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

House Bill 4838 is based squarely on election conspiracy theories. We know, after more than 200 audits, that the last election was safe, secure and accurate. Not only are these bills a solution in search of a problem, they sow discord and mistrust around our elections, perpetuating 鍍he big lie. Our system works, and I知 committed to protecting the freedom to vote rather than creating more confusion.

 

 

Rep. Frederick moved that House Bill No. 4837 be placed on its immediate passage.

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

 

House Bill No. 4837, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 509o and 509r (MCL 168.509o and 168.509r), section 509o as amended by 2018 PA 126 and section 509r as amended by 2018 PA 125.

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

 

 

Roll Call No. 431 Yeas75

 

 

Albert Coleman Kahle Rendon

Alexander Damoose LaFave Roth

Allor Eisen LaGrand Sabo

Anthony Farrington Liberati Shannon

Beeler Filler Lightner Slagh

Bellino Fink Lilly Sneller

Berman Frederick Maddock Steckloff

Beson Garza Marino Steenland

Bezotte Glenn Markkanen Tisdel

Bollin Green Martin VanSingel

Borton Griffin Meerman VanWoerkom

Brann Hall Morse Wakeman

Breen Hauck Mueller Wendzel

Calley Hertel O樽alley Wentworth

Cambensy Hoitenga Outman Whiteford

Carra Hornberger Paquette Witwer

Cherry Howell Pohutsky Wozniak

Clemente Huizenga Posthumus Yaroch

Clements Johnson, S Reilly

 

 

Nays33

 

 

Aiyash Hammoud Manoogian Sowerby

Brabec Hood Neeley Stone

Brixie Hope O誰eal Tate

Camilleri Johnson, C Peterson Thanedar

Carter, B Jones Puri Weiss

Carter, T Koleszar Rabhi Whitsett

Cavanagh Kuppa Rogers Yancey

Ellison Lasinski Scott Young

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. Hope, having reserved the right to explain her protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

HBs 4837-4838 would have no effect whatsoever on election procedure. The actions at issue are already prohibited by the Secretary of State痴 administrative rules. I support securing our elections, but these bills do not do that. And that is not even their intended effect. The intended effect is to give credence by inference to the baseless conspiracy theories that preceded and survived the General Election of 2020. HB 4340 would create unfunded mandates and, again, do nothing to protect our elections or the rights of registered voters.

 

Rep. Kuppa, having reserved the right to explain her protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

I voted no on HB 4838 because it wouldn稚 change any of our practices in House District 41 if it was enacted and instead furthers the Big Lie.

I voted no on HB 4837 because the law won稚 change any of our practices if enacted. It also perpetuates the false information about our elections.

I voted no on HB 4840 because it would create a substantial financial burden for local municipalities, increase the burden on space. There is no actual problem that it solves.

House Bills 4837, 4838 and 4840 are based squarely on election conspiracy theories. We know, after more than 200 audits, that the last election was safe, secure and accurate. Not only are these bills a solution in search of a problem, they sow discord and mistrust around our elections. Our system works, and I知 committed to protecting the freedom to vote rather than creating more confusion.

Rep. Jones, having reserved the right to explain his protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

House Bills 4837, 4838 and 4840 are based squarely on election conspiracy theories. We know, after more than 200 audits, that the last election was safe, secure and accurate. Not only are these bills a solution in search of a problem, they sow discord and mistrust around our elections. Our system works, and I知 committed to protecting the freedom to vote rather than creating more confusion.

 

Rep. Stone, having reserved the right to explain her protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

This legislation is continuing to pander to the narrative that questions the integrity of our election process. Our elections are free and fair. We know, after more than 200 audits, that the last election was safe, secure and accurate. This legislation prohibits access to the Qualified Voter List that is already prohibited. Any insinuation that this legislation is necessary to mitigate a risk to the election results is absurd. Our system works, and I知 committed to protecting the freedom to vote rather than creating more confusion.

 

Rep. Hood, having reserved the right to explain her protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

House Bills 4837 is based squarely on election conspiracy theories. We know, after more than 200 audits, that the last election was safe, secure and accurate. Not only are these bills a solution in search of a problem, they sow discord and mistrust around our elections, perpetuating the 釘ig Lie. Our system works, and I知 committed to protecting the freedom to vote rather than creating more confusion.

 

Rep. Rogers, having reserved the right to explain her protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

After more than 200 audits, we know that the last election was safe, secure and accurate. Not only are these bills a solution in search of a problem, they sow discord and mistrust around our elections. Our system works, and I知 committed to protecting the freedom to vote rather than creating more confusion.

 

 

Rep. Frederick moved that House Bill No. 4719 be placed on its immediate passage.

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

 

House Bill No. 4719, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled 典he Michigan penal code, by amending section 316 (MCL 750.316), as amended by 2014 PA 158.

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

 

 

Roll Call No. 432 Yeas100

 

 

Albert Damoose Kahle Rendon

Alexander Eisen Koleszar Rogers

Allor Ellison Kuppa Roth

Anthony Farrington LaFave Sabo

Beeler Filler LaGrand Shannon

Bellino Fink Liberati Slagh

Berman Frederick Lightner Sneller

Beson Garza Lilly Sowerby

Bezotte Glenn Maddock Steckloff

Bollin Green Manoogian Steenland

Borton Griffin Marino Stone

Brabec Haadsma Markkanen Tate

Brann Hall Martin Thanedar

Breen Hammoud Meerman Tisdel

Brixie Hauck Morse VanSingel

Calley Hertel Mueller VanWoerkom

Cambensy Hoitenga Neeley Wakeman

Camilleri Hood O樽alley Wendzel

Carra Hope O誰eal Wentworth

Carter, B Hornberger Outman Whiteford

Carter, T Howell Paquette Whitsett

Cherry Huizenga Pohutsky Witwer

Clemente Johnson, C Posthumus Wozniak

Clements Johnson, S Puri Yancey

Coleman Jones Reilly Yaroch

 

 

Nays8

 

 

Aiyash Lasinski Rabhi Weiss

Cavanagh Peterson Scott Young

 

 

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. 4712 be placed on its immediate passage.

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

 

House Bill No. 4712, entitled

A bill to amend 2007 PA 36, entitled 溺ichigan business tax act, by amending section 437 (MCL 208.1437), as amended by 2017 PA 217.

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

 

 

Roll Call No. 433 Yeas87

 

 

Albert Farrington Liberati Sneller

Anthony Filler Lightner Sowerby

Bellino Fink Lilly Steckloff

Berman Frederick Manoogian Steenland

Bezotte Garza Marino Stone

Borton Green Markkanen Tate

Brabec Griffin Martin Thanedar

Brann Haadsma Morse Tisdel

Breen Hall Mueller VanSingel

Brixie Hauck Neeley VanWoerkom

Calley Hertel O樽alley Wakeman

Cambensy Hood O誰eal Weiss

Carter, B Hope Outman Wendzel

Carter, T Howell Peterson Wentworth

Cavanagh Huizenga Pohutsky Whiteford

Cherry Johnson, C Puri Whitsett

Clemente Jones Rendon Witwer

Clements Kahle Rogers Wozniak

Coleman Koleszar Roth Yancey

Damoose Kuppa Sabo Yaroch

Eisen LaGrand Scott Young

Ellison Lasinski Shannon

 

 

Nays21

 

 

Aiyash Camilleri Hornberger Paquette

Alexander Carra Johnson, S Posthumus

Allor Glenn LaFave Rabhi

Beeler Hammoud Maddock Reilly

Beson Hoitenga Meerman Slagh

Bollin

 

 

In The Chair: Hornberger

 

 

The question being on agreeing to the title of the bill,

Rep. Frederick moved to amend the title to read as follows:

A bill to amend 2007 PA 36, entitled 溺ichigan business tax act, by amending section 437 (MCL 208.1437), as amended by 2021 PA 27.

The motion prevailed.

The House agreed to the title as amended.

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. 4523 be placed on its immediate passage.

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

 

House Bill No. 4523, 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, (MCL 247.651 to 247.675) by adding section 11j.

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

 

 

Roll Call No. 434 Yeas104

 

 

Aiyash Damoose Kuppa Roth

Albert Eisen LaFave Sabo

Alexander Ellison LaGrand Scott

Allor Farrington Lasinski Shannon

Anthony Filler Liberati Slagh

Beeler Fink Lightner Sneller

Bellino Frederick Lilly Sowerby

Berman Garza Maddock Steckloff

Beson Glenn Manoogian Steenland

Bezotte Green Marino Stone

Bollin Griffin Markkanen Tate

Borton Haadsma Martin Thanedar

Brabec Hall Morse Tisdel

Brann Hammoud Mueller VanSingel

Breen Hauck Neeley VanWoerkom

Brixie Hertel O樽alley Wakeman

Calley Hoitenga O誰eal Weiss

Cambensy Hood Outman Wendzel

Camilleri Hope Paquette Wentworth

Carter, B Hornberger Peterson Whiteford

Carter, T Howell Pohutsky Whitsett

Cavanagh Huizenga Posthumus Witwer

Cherry Johnson, C Puri Wozniak

Clemente Jones Rabhi Yancey

Clements Kahle Rendon Yaroch

Coleman Koleszar Rogers Young

 

 

Nays4

 

 

Carra Johnson, S Meerman Reilly

 

 

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. 4524 be placed on its immediate passage.

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

 

House Bill No. 4524, 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, (MCL 247.651 to 247.675) by adding section 11i.

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

 

 

Roll Call No. 435 Yeas104

 

 

Aiyash Damoose Kuppa Roth

Albert Eisen LaFave Sabo

Alexander Ellison LaGrand Scott

Allor Farrington Lasinski Shannon

Anthony Filler Liberati Slagh

Beeler Fink Lightner Sneller

Bellino Frederick Lilly Sowerby

Berman Garza Maddock Steckloff

Beson Glenn Manoogian Steenland

Bezotte Green Marino Stone

Bollin Griffin Markkanen Tate

Borton Haadsma Martin Thanedar

Brabec Hall Morse Tisdel

Brann Hammoud Mueller VanSingel

Breen Hauck Neeley VanWoerkom

Brixie Hertel O樽alley Wakeman

Calley Hoitenga O誰eal Weiss

Cambensy Hood Outman Wendzel

Camilleri Hope Paquette Wentworth

Carter, B Hornberger Peterson Whiteford

Carter, T Howell Pohutsky Whitsett

Cavanagh Huizenga Posthumus Witwer

Cherry Johnson, C Puri Wozniak

Clemente Jones Rabhi Yancey

Clements Kahle Rendon Yaroch

Coleman Koleszar Rogers Young

Nays4

 

 

Carra Johnson, S Meerman Reilly

 

 

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. 4840 be placed on its immediate passage.

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

 

House Bill No. 4840, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 811 and 847 (MCL 168.811 and 168.847), section 811 as amended by 2018 PA 603 and section 847 as amended by 2012 PA 271.

The bill was read a third time.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

 

Rep. Carra moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. Amend page 2, line 17, after (4) by striking out All and inserting Except as otherwise provided by law, all.

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

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. 436 Yeas80

 

 

Albert Eisen Koleszar Rendon

Alexander Farrington LaFave Roth

Allor Filler LaGrand Sabo

Anthony Fink Lightner Shannon

Beeler Frederick Lilly Slagh

Bellino Glenn Maddock Sneller

Berman Green Manoogian Stone

Beson Griffin Marino Tate

Bezotte Haadsma Markkanen Thanedar

Bollin Hall Martin Tisdel

Borton Hammoud Meerman VanSingel

Brann Hauck Morse VanWoerkom

Breen Hertel Mueller Wakeman

Calley Hoitenga O樽alley Wendzel

Cambensy Hood Outman Wentworth

Carra Hornberger Paquette Whiteford

Cherry Howell Pohutsky Whitsett

Clemente Huizenga Posthumus Witwer

Clements Johnson, S Puri Wozniak

Damoose Kahle Reilly Yaroch

 

 

Nays28

 

 

Aiyash Coleman Lasinski Scott

Brabec Ellison Liberati Sowerby

Brixie Garza Neeley Steckloff

Camilleri Hope O誰eal Steenland

Carter, B Johnson, C Peterson Weiss

Carter, T Jones Rabhi Yancey

Cavanagh Kuppa Rogers Young

 

 

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.

 

 

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Rep. Hope, having reserved the right to explain her protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

HBs 4837-4838 would have no effect whatsoever on election procedure. The actions at issue are already prohibited by the Secretary of State痴 administrative rules. I support securing our elections, but these bills do not do that. And that is not even their intended effect. The intended effect is to give credence by inference to the baseless conspiracy theories that preceded and survived the General Election of 2020. HB 4340 would create unfunded mandates and, again, do nothing to protect our elections or the rights of registered voters.

 

Rep. Kuppa, having reserved the right to explain her protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

I voted no on HB 4838 because it wouldn稚 change any of our practices in House District 41 if it was enacted and instead furthers the Big Lie.

I voted no on HB 4837 because the law won稚 change any of our practices if enacted. It also perpetuates the false information about our elections.

I voted no on HB 4840 because it would create a substantial financial burden for local municipalities, increase the burden on space. There is no actual problem that it solves.

House Bills 4837, 4838 and 4840 are based squarely on election conspiracy theories. We know, after more than 200 audits, that the last election was safe, secure and accurate. Not only are these bills a solution in search of a problem, they sow discord and mistrust around our elections. Our system works, and I知 committed to protecting the freedom to vote rather than creating more confusion.

 

Rep. Jones, having reserved the right to explain his protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

House Bills 4837, 4838 and 4840 are based squarely on election conspiracy theories. We know, after more than 200 audits, that the last election was safe, secure and accurate. Not only are these bills a solution in search of a problem, they sow discord and mistrust around our elections. Our system works, and I知 committed to protecting the freedom to vote rather than creating more confusion.

 

Rep. Rogers, having reserved the right to explain her protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

After more than 200 audits, we know that the last election was safe, secure and accurate. Not only are these bills a solution in search of a problem, they sow discord and mistrust around our elections. Our system works, and I知 committed to protecting the freedom to vote rather than creating more confusion.

 

 

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

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Motions and Resolutions

 

 

Reps. O樽alley, Markkanen, Borton, Slagh, Sabo, Kuppa and Sneller offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 142.

A resolution to call for international maritime containers to be treated equally in Michigan compared to other states.

Whereas, Manufacturing and agriculture are major industries in Michigan. The food and agriculture industry contributes more than $100 billion to the state economy annually. Manufacturing accounts for nearly 20 percent of the state痴 annual total output; and

Whereas, The manufacturing and agriculture industries rely on the efficient movement, including by water, of inputs and finished commodities to remain competitive. Maritime transportation plays an important role in providing low-cost and efficient means of moving Michigan products overseas, with international maritime containers being the most ubiquitous method of moving products; and

Whereas, Michigan痴 location near the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Seaway System contributes to the state痴 strong manufacturing and agriculture base. With 3,000 miles of shoreline and the most commercial port terminals in the Great Lakes region, Michigan can and should lead the region in international maritime trade; and

Whereas, Since 2016, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has restricted all international maritime containers entering Michigan. Clearance requirements have been implemented on Michigan ports that are not in place anywhere else in the United States; and

Whereas, The CBP restrictions have economically disadvantaged Michigan and hurt infrastructure and the environment. Cargo that cannot be unloaded in Michigan is taken to nearby ports, leading to high fees for businesses and creating hundreds of jobs in other states. In addition, Michigan痴 environment and roads are harmed when international containers are moved to and from the state by truck, instead of by ship; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we call on Michigan officials to ensure Michigan manufacturing, agriculture, and ports are treated equally to other states and be allowed to import and export international maritime containers; and be it further

Resolved, That we urge the United States Customs and Border Protection to stop the restriction on cargo in Michigan; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Commissioner of United States Customs and Border Protection, the Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation, and the members of the Michigan congressional delegation.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Commerce and Tourism.

 

 

Reps. Green, Carra, Bezotte, Tyrone Carter and Kuppa offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 143.

A resolution to discourage Congress from expanding the size of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Whereas, For over 150 years, there have been nine seats on the Supreme Court of the United States. While the country has grown and changed during that period, the Supreme Court has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to fulfill its constitutional role as the nation痴 highest court and remain an independent arbiter of the law without additional justices; and

Whereas, In recent months, there have been calls to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court in an effort to gain political advantage, including the Judiciary Act of 2021, H.R. 2584 of 2021 and S. 1141 of 2021, which would increase the number of justices to 13. The number of justices on the Supreme Court has been fixed by federal law since 1869 and efforts to expand the size of the Supreme Court in the century and a half since have been met with significant resistance from the American people; and

Whereas, The legitimacy of the Supreme Court is its most valuable asset. The Supreme Court痴 ability to issue rulings which are followed nationwide rests on the American people痴 respect for the institution痴 independence and separation from day-to-day politics; and

Whereas, The federal judiciary, particularly the Supreme Court, must remain insulated from partisan disputes. Politicizing the Supreme Court by adding seats for the purpose of generating an ideological shift would be enormously detrimental for the public痴 faith in the judicial branch as an independent and impartial branch of government. The framers of the U.S. Constitution envisioned a system in which Supreme Court justices and federal judges would serve lifetime appointments, ensuring that the judiciary would not experience the kinds of political pressures that are present in the elected branches; and

Whereas, Subjecting the Supreme Court to major structural changes as a consequence of shifting partisan control of the executive and legislative branches would bring the judiciary into the political fray in a way that would harm its ability to fulfill its critical role in our system; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we discourage Congress from expanding the size of the Supreme Court of the United States; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and the members of the Michigan congressional delegation.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

 

 

Reps. Green, Carra, Bezotte and Cavanagh offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 144.

A resolution to urge the Congress of the United States to submit the Keep Nine Amendment to the states for ratification.

Whereas, For over 150 years, there have been nine seats on the Supreme Court of the United States. While the country has grown and changed during that period, the Supreme Court has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to fulfill its constitutional role as the nation痴 highest court and remain an independent arbiter of the law without additional justices; and

Whereas, In recent months, there have been calls to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court in an effort to gain political advantage, including the Judiciary Act of 2021, H.R. 2584 of 2021 and S. 1141 of 2021, which would increase the number of justices to 13. The number of justices on the Supreme Court has been fixed by federal law since 1869 and efforts to expand the size of the Supreme Court in the century and a half since have been met with significant resistance from the American people; and

Whereas, The legitimacy of the Supreme Court is its most valuable asset. The Supreme Court痴 ability to issue rulings which are followed nationwide rests on the American people痴 respect for the institution痴 independence and separation from day-to-day politics; and

Whereas, The federal judiciary, particularly the Supreme Court, must remain insulated from partisan disputes. Politicizing the Supreme Court by adding seats for the purpose of generating an ideological shift would be enormously detrimental for the public痴 faith in the judicial branch as an independent and impartial branch of government. The framers of the U.S. Constitution envisioned a system in which Supreme Court justices and federal judges would serve lifetime appointments, ensuring that the judiciary would not experience the kinds of political pressures that are present in the elected branches; and

Whereas, Subjecting the Supreme Court to major structural changes as a consequence of shifting partisan control of the executive and legislative branches would bring the judiciary into the political fray in a way that would harm its ability to fulfill its critical role in our system; and

Whereas, The President and Congress should refrain from undermining the independence of the Supreme Court by changing the number of justices; and

Whereas, Legislation has been introduced in Congress, H.J. Res 11 of 2021 and S.J. Res 9 of 2021, to submit the Keep Nine Amendment to the states for ratification; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we urge the Congress of the United States to submit the following constitutional amendment, known as the Keep Nine Amendment, to the states for ratification:

The Supreme Court of the United States shall be composed of nine justices.

; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and the members of the Michigan congressional delegation.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

 

 

Reps. Pohutsky, Aiyash, Brabec, Breen, Brixie, Tyrone Carter, Cavanagh, Clemente, Ellison, Haadsma, Hammoud, Hood, Hope, Jones, Kuppa, Morse, Rabhi, Rogers, Sabo, Shannon, Sneller, Sowerby, Steenland, Stone, Weiss and Young offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 145.

A resolution to declare August 2021 as Water Quality Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Water Quality Month calls attention to the fact that water is essential to our daily lives and has many uses including drinking, agriculture, recreation, and transportation which are paramount to the health and well-being of Michiganders across our great state; and

Whereas, The term 努ater quality refers to the standards surrounding the use, protection, anti-degradation requirements, and monitoring policies for our waterways, aquifers, lakes, and streams. Legislators must call attention and continuously strive to implement policies which protect our water resources; and

Whereas, Michigan values our natural resources, especially our watersheds and lakes, which support our tourism, recreation, and agriculture industries. We are recognized as the Great Lakes State; and

Whereas, Water quality is monitored under the processes prescribed in the Clean Water Act and is done with local and community input through transparent processes which recognize the vital needs for access to clean water for all Michigan citizens; and

Whereas, The United States Environmental Protection Agency has designated August as National Water Quality Month, a designation which Michigan should echo and support; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare August 2021 as Water Quality Month in the state of Michigan. We support the continued efforts of national, state, and local partners, and the efforts of Michigan citizens to ensure that water quality remains a focus of our natural resources policies; and be it further

Resolved, That we will continue to prioritize the health and safety of all Michiganders when developing water quality standards and policies in order to proactively prevent harm to our citizens, our natural resources, and our tourism and agriculture industries.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

Reps. VanWoerkom, Aiyash, Brabec, Breen, Brixie, Cavanagh, Clemente, Ellison, Haadsma, Hood, Jones, Kuppa, Morse, Rogers, Sabo, Sneller, Weiss and Young offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 146.

A resolution to declare August 8-14, 2021, as Community Health Center Week in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, For over 50 years, Community health centers have provided high-quality, affordable, comprehensive primary and preventive health care in our nation痴 underserved communities, delivering value to and having a significant impact on America痴 health care system; and

Whereas, As the country痴 largest primary care network, community health centers are the health care home for 30 million Americans in over 134,000 communities across the nation. One in every twelve people in the United States gets their care in a community health center; and

Whereas, Community health centers are a critical element of the health system, serving both rural and urban communities, and often providing the only accessible and dependable source of primary care in their communities. Nationwide, community health centers serve one in every five residents of rural areas; and

Whereas, Community health centers serve as beacons of essential resources and support in testing and treatment in the face of the global coronavirus pandemic and will continue to offer reliable, affordable, high-quality care against COVID-19 for America痴 most vulnerable and underserved communities; and

Whereas, Every day, community health centers develop new approaches to integrating a wide range of services beyond primary care, including oral health, vision, behavioral health, and pharmacy services, to meet the needs and challenges of their communities; and

Whereas, Community health centers are governed by patient-majority boards, ensuring that the patients of each health center are engaged in their own health care decisions;

Whereas, Community health centers are locally owned and operated small businesses that serve as critical economic engines, helping to power local economies by generating $63,454.6 billion in economic activity in some of the country痴 most economically-deprived communities; and

Whereas, Community health centers nationally employ more than 2,503,000 people, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse midwives who work as part of multi-disciplinary clinical teams designed to treat the whole patient; and

Whereas, The community health center model continues to prove an effective means of overcoming barriers to healthcare access, including geography, income and insurance status - improving health care outcomes and reducing health care system costs; and

Whereas, Community health centers reduce overall costs of care by helping manage patients chronic conditions, which keeps them out of costlier health care settings like hospital emergency rooms;

Whereas, Community health centers are on the front lines of emerging health care crises, providing access to care for our nation痴 veterans, addressing the opioid epidemic, and responding to public health threats in the wake of natural disasters; and

Whereas, National Health Center Week offers the opportunity to celebrate America痴 over 1,400 health center organizations with over 132,000 service delivery sites, their dedicated staff, board members, patients and all those responsible for their continued success and growth since the first health centers opened their doors more than 50 years ago; and

Whereas, During National Health Center Week, we celebrate the legacy of America痴 community health centers, and their vital role in shaping the past, present, and future of America痴 health care system; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare August 8‑14,2021, as Community Health Center Week in the state of Michigan. We encourage all Americans to take part in this week by visiting their local health center and celebrating the important partnership between America痴 community health centers and the communities they serve.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

Reps. Whitsett, Aiyash, Brabec, Brixie, Tyrone Carter, Cavanagh, Ellison, Haadsma, Hood, Jones, Kuppa, Morse, Sneller, Weiss and Young offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 147.

A resolution to declare September 2021 as PACE Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model maintains the philosophy that it is better for seniors with chronic care needs to be served while continuing to live independently in the community whenever safely possible; and

Whereas, PACE痴 fully integrated program of comprehensive care allows eligible elderly residents who would normally need nursing facility care to continue living independently alongside their families with high-level medical services delivered right at home; and

Whereas, PACE programs offer an extensive range of services including but not limited to adult day care, meals, dentistry, social services, transportation, primary, hospital, and nursing home care; prescription drugs, emergency services, and more in return for payments from Medicare and Medicaid, controlling costs for the state while providing improved health outcomes and greater satisfaction for participants; and

Whereas, The PACE Model of Care can be traced to a community in San Francisco, California in the early 1970s. Now 50 years later, PACE operates 13022 programs across 31 states ; and

Whereas, Michigan痴 first PACE program opened in 1995. Now over 25 years later, more than 3,700 participants are served by 14 PACE programs across the state. This number will soon grow following an expansion provided for by recent legislation passed in Spring 2021; and

Whereas, Current PACE locations in the state of Michigan include PACE Southeast Michigan, Care Resources, Life Circles PACE, CenterCare, PACE of Southwest Michigan, Huron Valley PACE, Senior CommUnity Care of Michigan, Great Lakes PACE, Genesys PACE, Thome PACE, Community PACE at Home, PACE Central Michigan, PACE North, and Sunrise PACE; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare September 2021 as PACE Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

Reps. Kuppa, Aiyash, Bezotte, Brabec, Brixie, Cavanagh, Clemente, Haadsma, Hope, Jones, Morse, Rabhi, Rogers, Sabo, Shannon, Sneller, Sowerby, Stone, Weiss, Witwer and Young offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 148.

A resolution to declare August 26, 2021, as Women痴 Equality Day in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, The women of the United States have designated August 26, the anniversary date of the certification of the Nineteenth Amendment which culminated a 72-year effort by women suffragettes to extend the right to vote to women, as a symbol of the continued fight for equal rights; and

Whereas, The women of the United States have historically been treated as second-class citizens and have often been denied privileges, public or private, legal or institutional; and

Whereas, The women of the United States have joined together to assure that these rights and privileges are available to all citizens equally; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare August 26, 2021, as Women痴 Equality Day in Michigan. It is with great honor that we commemorate that day in 1920, on which the women of America won their right to vote, as an opportunity to continue to work for equal rights for all citizens.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

Reps. Steenland, Aiyash, Bezotte, Brabec, Breen, Brixie, Tyrone Carter, Cavanagh, Ellison, Haadsma, Hood, Jones, Kuppa, Morse, Pohutsky, Rabhi, Sabo, Shannon, Sneller, Sowerby, Stone, Weiss, Witwer and Young offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 149.

A resolution to declare September 2021 as Macedonian American Heritage Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Since the 1880s, tens of thousands of Macedonians fled geographic Macedonia to the United States seeking civil liberties, human rights, religious freedom, and economic opportunities in response to the 1903 Ilinden Uprising against the Ottoman Empire, the 1912-13 Balkan Wars, the two World Wars, the Greek Civil War, and communist Yugoslavian policies; and

Whereas, Currently the Macedonian community in Michigan is a vibrant one that is embedded within the American mosaic partaking in all walks of life, business, medicine, law, technology, civic engagement, government, the military, education, journalism, the arts, culinary world, athletics, and more; and

Whereas, The United Macedonian Diaspora estimates there are over 125,000 Americans of Macedonian heritage living in the Great Lakes State; and

Whereas, Michigan is home to the largest community of Macedonian language speakers in the United States, according to the U.S. Census; and

Whereas, Michigan benefits from our hard working and passionate Macedonian American community members who, over several generations, have taken risks, chartered new frontiers, and opened businesses in a wide array of sectors including sports, retail, food and drink, financial, construction, health services, and textiles; and

Whereas, The Macedonian Americans in Michigan own businesses that collectively employ thousands of Michigan residents and serve as the backbone of Michigan痴 economy and the path to financial freedom; and

Whereas, Prominent Macedonian Americans in Detroit founded Little Caesars Pizza in 1959 and grew it into the third-largest pizza chain in the world and revitalized the city of Detroit putting it on the global map, through their ownership of the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, renovation of Fox Theater, Little Caesars Arena and District Detroit; and played a significant role in the civil rights movement and paid for activist Rosa Parks rent in Detroit for over a decade; and

Whereas, Prominent Macedonian Americans made Michigan history by giving Detroit痴 Wayne State University nearly $50 million, the school痴 largest donation ever; and under the leadership of Ilitch Holdings, Inc. and Ilitch Charities, over $220 million from youth development to community revitalization philanthropic grants since 2000 in Michigan; and

Whereas, Four of the eight women痴 names ever engraved on the Stanley Cup are Michigander Macedonian Americans Marian Ilitch (1997, 1998), Denise Ilitch (1997, 1998), Lisa Ilitch (1997, 1998), and Carole Ilitch Trepeck (1997, 1998) all with the Detroit Red Wings; and ; and

Whereas, Macedonian immigrants established their own version of the famous Coney Island hot dog in the early 1900s, which remains a staple dish at Coney Island restaurants throughout Michigan; and

Whereas, Michigan痴 Macedonian Americans have tremendously contributed to American athletics and professional sports including a former professional football player born in Dearborn Heights who played for the Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, and St. Louis Rams; and finished his career in the top 35 in NFL history in all kicking categories; and

Whereas, Sterling Heights, Michigan is home to the headquarters of the American-Canadian Macedonian Orthodox Diocese, under the current auspices of His Grace Metropolitan Metodi; and

Whereas, Michigan is home to several Macedonian Orthodox Churches, and Orthodox Churches and Monasteries built by Macedonian Americans; and

Whereas, The Macedonian American Student Association was formed at numerous universities including Oakland University, Wayne State University, University of Michigan Ann-Arbor and Dearborn, Michigan State University, and Eastern Michigan University; and

Whereas, This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans, founded by former Congresswoman Candice S. Miller, and currently co-chaired by Michigan Congresswomen Debbie Dingell and Lisa McClain; and

Whereas, This year is significant for Macedonian Americans because September 8, 2021, marks the 30th anniversary of the independence of the Macedonian Republic; and

Whereas, The incredible contributions and heritage of Macedonian Americans have helped us build a better Michigan: now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare September 2021 as Macedonian American Heritage Month in the state of Michigan. We express warm congratulations and best wishes to all Macedonian people around the world as they mark Macedonian Independence Day and recognize the integral role of Macedonian Americans in the economy, culture, and identity of Michigan. We urge the people of Michigan to observe Macedonian American Heritage Month with appropriate programs and activities that celebrate the contributions of Macedonian Americans to Michigan; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be presented to the Office of the President of the United States, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President of the United States Senate, and the members of the Michigan congressional delegation.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

Reps. Brabec, Aiyash, Bezotte, Breen, Brixie, Tyrone Carter, Cavanagh, Clemente, Ellison, Haadsma, Hood, Hope, Jones, Kuppa, Morse, Pohutsky, Rabhi, Rogers, Sabo, Sneller, Sowerby, Stone, Weiss and Young offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 150.

A resolution to declare August 2021 as Minority Donor Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Donor and recipient matches are most commonly found among members of the same ethnicity, and where experts believe the chance for longer-term survival for transplants may be greater among donors and recipients of the same genetic background; and

Whereas, The need for organ transplant is significant among minority communities because of disproportionately higher rates of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and kidney failure; and

Whereas, Nationwide over 100,000 people are currently awaiting an organ transplant, 60% of which are minorities. But across the country in 2020, only 46% of organ recipients and only 32% of organ donors were minority people. On average nationwide, approximately twenty people per day die while on the organ transplant waiting list; and

Whereas, In Michigan approximately 2,611 people are currently awaiting an organ transplant, 43% of which are minorities. But in Michigan in 2020, only 29% of organ recipients and only 20% of donors were minority people. In Michigan last year, approximately 141 people died while on the organ transplant waiting list; and

Whereas, The Michigan Legislature recognizes the importance of educating the community about organ, eye, and tissue donation and transplantation, and encouraging those in minority communities to register as donors and have conversations with family and friends regarding donation; and

Whereas, The Michigan Legislature provides acknowledgement and gratitude to living and deceased minority donors of this state; now, therefore, be it

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

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 Wednesday, August 18, at 12:00 Noon.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Announcement by the Clerk of Printing and Enrollment

 

 

The Clerk announced the filing to the Secretary of State on Wednesday, July 21, the following:

Initiative Petition at 3:50 p.m.

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).

 

 

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Rep. Hood moved that the House adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 3:30 p.m.

Associate Speaker Pro Tempore Lightner declared the House adjourned until Wednesday, August 18, at 12:00 Noon.

 

 

GARY L. RANDALL

Clerk of the House of Representatives