No. 1

STATE OF MICHIGAN

 

JOURNAL

OF THE

House  of  Representatives

 

101st  Legislature

REGULAR  SESSION  OF  2022

 

 

 

 

House Chamber, Lansing, Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

 

12:00 Noon.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Constitution, the Representatives assembled in Representative Hall in the Capitol at Lansing on the second Wednesday in January, the 12th of January, 2022 at 12:00 o’clock noon, and in accordance with law, were called to order by the Honorable Sarah L. Lightner, Associate Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives.

 

By the direction of the Speaker, the Clerk called the roll of the House of Representatives and announced that a quorum was present.

 

District Name                                                       District    Name

 

1st         Tenisha R. Yancey—excused                     56th         TC Clements

2nd       Joe Tate—excused                                    57th         Bronna Kahle—excused

3rd        Shri Thanedar                                           58th         Andrew Fink

4th         Abraham Aiyash                                       59th         Steve Carra

5th         Cynthia A. Johnson                                   60th         Julie M. Rogers

6th         Tyrone Carter                                           61st         Christine Morse

7th         Helena Scott                                             62nd        Jim Haadsma

8th         Stephanie A. Young                                  63rd         Matt Hall

9th         Karen Whitsett                                         64th         Julie Alexander

10th      Mary Cavanagh                                        65th         Sarah L. Lightner

11th      Jewell Jones                                             66th         Beth Griffin

12th      Alex Garza—excused                                 67th         Kara Hope

13th      Tullio Liberati                                          68th         Sarah Anthony

14th      Cara A. Clemente                                      69th         Julie Brixie

15th      Vacancy                                                   70th         Pat Outman

16th      Kevin Coleman                                         71st         Angela Witwer

17th      Joe Bellino, Jr.                                          72nd        Steven Johnson

18th      Kevin Hertel—excused                              73rd         Bryan Posthumus

19th      Laurie Pohutsky                                        74th         Vacancy

20th      Matt Koleszar                                           75th         David LaGrand

21st       Ranjeev Puri                                             76th         Rachel Hood

22nd     Richard M. Steenland                                77th         Tommy Brann

23rd      Darrin Camilleri                                       78th         Brad Paquette

24th      Steve Marino                                            79th         Pauline Wendzel

25th      Nate Shannon                                           80th         Mary Whiteford

26th      Jim Ellison                                               81st         Gary R. Eisen

27th      Regina Weiss                                            82nd        Gary Howell

28th      Lori M. Stone                                           83rd         Andrew Beeler

29th      Brenda Carter                                           84th         Phil Green

30th      Diana Farrington                                       85th         Ben Frederick

31st       William J. Sowerby                                   86th         Thomas A. Albert

32nd     Pamela Hornberger                                   87th         Julie A. Calley

33rd      Jeff Yaroch                                              88th         Luke Meerman

34th      Cynthia R. Neeley                                     89th         Jim Lilly

35th      Kyra Harris Bolden                                   90th         Bradley Slagh

36th      Vacancy                                                   91st         Greg VanWoerkom

37th      Samantha Steckloff—excused                    92nd        Terry J. Sabo

38th      Kelly A. Breen                                          93rd         Graham Filler

39th      Ryan Berman                                           94th         Rodney Wakeman

40th      Mari Manoogian                                       95th         Amos O’Neal

41st       Padma Kuppa                                           96th         Timothy Beson

42nd     Ann Bollin                                                 97th         Jason Wentworth

43rd      Vacancy                                                   98th         Annette Glenn

44th      Matt Maddock                                          99th         Roger Hauck

45th      Mark Tisdel                                              100th       Scott A. VanSingel

46th      John Reilly                                               101st       Jack O’Malley

47th      Robert J. Bezotte                                       102nd      Michele Hoitenga

48th      David W. Martin                                       103rd       Daire Rendon

49th      John D. Cherry                                         104th       John R. Roth

50th      Tim Sneller                                              105th       Ken Borton

51st       Mike Mueller                                           106th       Sue Allor

52nd     Donna Lasinski                                         107th       John N. Damoose

53rd      Yousef Rabhi—excused                            108th       Beau Matthew LaFave

54th      Ronnie Dean Peterson                                 109th       Sara Cambensy—excused

55th      Felicia Brabec                                           110th       Gregory Markkanen

 

e/d/s = enter during session

 

 

Rep. Beth Griffin, from the 66th District, offered the following invocation:

 

“As we begin the new year in the people’s house, My wish is for each of you to always feel the sun on your face and smile, to be grateful for your blessings, to feel and share the love that flows through you, and to be happy with what you have and who you are, where you’ve been planted. We are always in the palm of God’s hand, so we can never really be lost.

Heavenly Father, we ask for Your guidance and counsel as we help guide our State through difficult times, and I thank You for Your son Jesus, and His example for us all to follow.”

 

 

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Rep. Frederick moved that Rep. Kahle be excused from today’s session.

The motion prevailed.

 

Rep. Aiyash moved that Reps. Cambensy, Garza, Hertel, Rabhi, Steckloff, Tate and Yancey be excused from today’s session.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Messages from the Senate

 

 

January 12, 2022

The Honorable Jason Wentworth

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Capitol Building

Lansing, Michigan 48913

Dear Mr. Speaker:

By direction of the Senate, I hereby notify you that a quorum of the Senate has assembled and is ready to proceed with the business of the session.

                                                                                       Margaret O’Brien

                                                                                       Secretary of the Senate

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Announcement by the Clerk of Printing and Enrollment

 

 

The Clerk announced that the following bills had been reproduced and made available electronically on Wednesday, December 29:

House Bill Nos.     5659   5660   5661   5662 5663

 

 

Notices

 

 

January 04, 2022

Clerk Gary Randall

Michigan House of Representatives

Office 70 CB

Lansing, MI 48933

 

Dear Clerk Randall,

This letter is to notify you that I am making the following committee changes:

·      Remove Representative Hammoud from the Subcommittee on Health and Human Services

·      Remove Representative Hammoud from the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Community Colleges

·      Remove Representative Hammoud from the Committee on Appropriations

·      Remove Representative Hammoud from the Subcommittee on Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

·      Remove Representative Steckloff from the Subcommittee on Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and Insurance and Financial Services

·      Remove Representative Brabec as the Minority Vice-Chair for the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Community Colleges

·      Appoint Representative Brabec as the Minority Vice-Chair for the Subcommittee on Health and Human Services

·      Appoint Representative O’Neal to the Subcommittee on Health and Human Services

·      Appoint Representative Steckloff as the Minority Vice-Chair to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Community Colleges

·      Appoint Representative Rogers to the Committee on Appropriations

·      Appoint Representative Rogers to the Subcommittee on Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

·      Appoint Representative Tate to the Subcommittee on Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and Insurance and Financial Services

                                                                                       Sincerely,

                                                                                       Jason Wentworth

                                                                                       Speaker of the House

                                                                                       District 097

 

 

Messages from the Governor

 

 

January 6, 2022

Gary Randall

Clerk of the Michigan House of Representatives

P.O. Box 30014

Lansing, MI 48909-7514

Re:   Transfer of funds received from the Estate of Patricia A. Kastel; Gift to the State of Michigan

Dear Clerk Randall:

This letter serves to inform you that I have received and accepted a bequest of $59,121.64 from the Estate of Patricia A. Kastel, such that right and title to these funds have passed to the State of Michigan. Pursuant to MCL 21.161, I have transferred this gift to the state treasury and am reporting this receipt and transfer of funds to the legislature, as required by law.

                                                                                       Sincerely,

                                                                                       Gretchen Whitmer

                                                                                       Governor

 

 

Introduction of Bills

 

 

Rep. Fink introduced

House Bill No. 5664, entitled

A bill to amend 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1, entitled “Michigan employment security act,” by amending section 9 (MCL 421.9).

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

 

 

Rep. Albert introduced

House Bill No. 5665, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 217c (MCL 257.217c), as amended by 2018 PA 108.

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

 

 

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

The motion prevailed.

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Second Reading of Bills

 

 

House Bill No. 5265, entitled

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

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

The substitute (H-3) was adopted, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

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

The motion prevailed.

 

 

House Bill No. 4188, entitled

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

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

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

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

The motion prevailed.

 

 

House Bill No. 5117, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 386, entitled “Estates and protected individuals code,” by amending section 3206 (MCL 700.3206), as amended by 2020 PA 246.

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

The motion prevailed.

 

 

House Bill No. 5541, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled “Revised judicature act of 1961,” by amending sections 931, 934, and 946 (MCL 600.931, 600.934, and 600.946), section 931 as amended by 2000 PA 86 and section 934 as amended by 2020 PA 369, and by adding section 935.

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

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Pending the Second Reading of

House Bill No. 5126, entitled

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

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

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Pending the Second Reading of

House Bill No. 5127, entitled

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

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

The motion prevailed.

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Third Reading of Bills

 

 

Pending the Third Reading of

Senate Bill No. 770, entitled

A bill to amend 1984 PA 270, entitled “Michigan strategic fund act,” by amending section 9 (MCL 125.2009), as amended by 2017 PA 109, and by adding section 88t.

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

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Messages from the Governor

 

 

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

 

Executive Office, Lansing, December 23, 2021

Michigan House of Representatives

State Capitol Building

Lansing, MI 48909-7514

 

Representatives,

Today, I am returning Enrolled House Bill 4257 without my approval.

HB 4257 attempts to impose reporting requirements related to what the bill describes as a “memorandum of understanding.” Unfortunately, because the definition of that key term is vague and unworkable, this bill would only create confusion.

For this and other reasons, I am vetoing HB 4257 of 2021.

                                                                                       Sincerely,

                                                                                       Gretchen Whitmer

                                                                                       Governor

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

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

The motion prevailed.

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Motions and Resolutions

 

 

Rep. Frederick moved that when the House adjourns today it stand adjourned until Tuesday, January 18, at 1:30 p.m.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Notices

 

 

January 12, 2022

Mr. Gary L. Randall, Clerk                                                 

Michigan House of Representatives

PO Box 30014

Lansing, MI 48909

 

Dear Mr. Clerk,

Pursuant to Public Act 549 of 2008, I am appointing the following individual to the Pontiac Promise Zone Authority as the Speaker’s Designee.

Jose Aliaga

7610 Clintonville Rd

Clarkston, MI 48348

                                                                                       Sincerely,

                                                                                       Jason Wentworth

                                                                                       Speaker

                                                                                       Michigan House of Representatives

 

 

Communications from State Officers

 

 

The following communication from the Secretary of State was received and read:

 

Notice of Filing

Administrative Rules

 

January 6, 2022

In accordance with the requirements of Section 46 of Act No. 306 of the Public Acts of 1969, being MCL 24.246, and paragraph 16 of Executive Order 1995-6, this is to advise you that the Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules filed Administrative Rule #2020-082-LR (Secretary of State Filing #22‑01-01) on this date at 12:20 P.M. for the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs entitled, “Pharmacy – Controlled Substances”.

These rules take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State unless adopted under section 33, 44, or 45a(9) of the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.233, 24.244, or 24.245a. Rules adopted under these sections become effective 7 days after filing with the Secretary of State.

                                                                                       Sincerely,

                                                                                       Jocelyn Benson

                                                                                       Secretary of State

                                                                                       Sue Sayer, Departmental Supervisor

                                                                                       Office of the Great Seal

The communication was referred to the Clerk.

Rep. Breen moved that the House adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 2:00 p.m.

 

Associate Speaker Pro Tempore Lightner declared the House adjourned until Tuesday, January 18, at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

GARY L. RANDALL

Clerk of the House of Representatives