No. 27

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Journal of the Senate

101st Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

 

10:00 a.m.

 

 

The Senate was called to order by the President pro tempore, Senator Aric Nesbitt.

 

The roll was called by the Secretary of the Senate, who announced that a quorum was present.

 

 

Alexander用resent Hollier用resent Outman用resent

Ananich用resent Horn用resent Polehanki用resent

Barrett用resent Irwin用resent Runestad用resent

Bayer用resent Johnson用resent Santana用resent

Bizon用resent LaSata用resent Schmidt用resent

Brinks用resent Lauwers用resent Shirkey用resent

Bullock用resent MacDonald用resent Stamas用resent

Bumstead用resent McBroom用resent Theis用resent

Chang用resent McCann用resent VanderWall用resent

Daley用resent McMorrow容xcused Victory用resent

Geiss用resent Moss用resent Wojno用resent

Hertel用resent Nesbitt用resent Zorn用resent


 

Senator Stephanie Chang of the 1st District offered as an invocation 鄭ffirmation of Hope by Dr. Loretta Williams of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

 

The President pro tempore, Senator Nesbitt, led the members of the Senate in recital of the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Senator Ananich entered the Senate Chamber.

 

 

Motions and Communications

 

 

Senator Chang moved that Senator Geiss be temporarily excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

Senator Chang moved that Senator McMorrow be excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

The following communication was received:

State Court Administrative Office

March 23, 2021

MCL 769.1k(9) requires the State Court Administrative Office to submit to the Legislature and Governor an annual report of court costs imposed on and collected from criminal defendants. The report for calendar year 2019 was due July 1, 2020, but delayed due to the pandemic.

As you will see in the attached report, the format is intentionally different to provide more transparency. For example, the data is provided in Excel instead of PDF, the data for family division is separate from criminal division, and the data for each county is shown separately instead of aggregated for multi-county courts. The report also provides historical data starting in 2016, when the data was first collected.

Until October 1, 2022, courts may impose costs in cases with a felony, misdemeanor, or designated juvenile conviction.

If you have any questions, please contact John Nevin, Communications Director, at nevinj@courts.mi.gov or 517-373-0129.

Thomas P. Boyd

State Court Administrator

The communication was referred to the Secretary for record.

 

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Resolutions

 

 

Senator Geiss entered the Senate Chamber.

 

Senator Lauwers moved that the Senate proceed to consideration of the following concurrent resolution:

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Senator Shirkey offered the following concurrent resolution:

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11.

A concurrent resolution of tribute offered as a memorial for Willis 釘ill Clare Bullard, Jr., former member of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Whereas, It is with great sorrow that the members of the Michigan Legislature learned about the passing of Bill Bullard. He will be remembered as a dedicated public servant and champion for his constituents in southeast Michigan; and

Whereas, Born and raised in Michigan, Bill Bullard received his bachelor痴 degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from the Detroit College of Law before beginning his long career in public service. An attorney-at-law, he worked as a mediator with the Oakland County Circuit Court and District Courts. He was first elected as a trustee of Highland Township in 1978 where he also served on the Zoning Board of Appeals and then was elected supervisor in 1980. He was also very active in his community as a member of the Dunham Lake Civic Committee, Milford Chamber of Commerce, Oakland Chamber of Commerce, Huron Valley Chamber of Commerce, South Lyon Chamber of Commerce, Lake Areas Chamber of Commerce, Novi Chamber of Commerce, West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce, Farmington Chamber of Commerce, Highland Business Association, University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit, Huron Valley Arts Council, and West Oakland League of Women Voters; and

Whereas, Bill Bullard was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 1982 where he served until he was elected to the Michigan Senate in 1996 during a special election. In the House, he served as Assistant Minority Caucus Chair, Assistant Minority Floor Leader, and chair of the Committee on Taxation. He was also majority vice chair of the committees on Civil Rights and Women痴 Issues and minority vice chair of the committees on Civil Rights, Public Utilities, and Elections. Additionally, he was a member of the committees on Consumers, Local Government, and Insurance; and

Whereas, In the Senate, Bill Bullard served as chair of the committees on Government Operations, Financial Services, and Transportation and Tourism. He served as majority vice chair on the committees on Finance and Hunting, Fishing and Forestry. Also, he was a member of the committees on Education, Health Policy, and Senior Citizens and Judiciary; and

Whereas, During this time in office, he also worked with national legislative associations and groups. To each responsibility, Bill Bullard brought an abundant understanding of the process and institutions of government, which allowed him to sponsor over 170 bills that were signed into law. His legislative work did not go unnoticed, as he was awarded legislator of the year by numerous special interest groups, including the Michigan Townships Association, the Michigan Association of Temporary and Staffing Services, the Soft Drink Association of Michigan, and the Michigan Humane Society; and

Whereas, Bill Bullard continued his public service after his legislative career. He served on the
Oakland County Board of Commissioners from 2003 to 2011 and was chair for three of his terms. Additionally, he served as Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds from 2011 to 2012. Following his county public service, he became a partner at Strategic Communications Solutions where he continued to advocate for better government. Most recently in November 2020, he was appointed Deputy Clerk of White Lake Township; and

Whereas, Bill Bullard was a determined legislator, admired by his constituents, friends, family, and colleagues. Upon his passing, we offer our condolences to his family and friends. We hope that they may find comfort in the knowledge that the entire community shares in their bereavement, and that the legacy of Bill Bullard痴 contributions will long continue to enrich our state; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That we offer this expression of our highest tribute to honor the memory of Bill Bullard, Jr., a member of the House of Representatives from 1984 to 1996 and the Senate from 1996 to 2002; and be it further

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

Pending the order that, under rule 3.204, the concurrent resolution be referred to the Committee on Government Operations,

Senator Lauwers moved that the rule be suspended.

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

The concurrent resolution was adopted by a unanimous standing vote of the Senate.

Senator Lauwers moved that rule 3.204 be suspended to name the entire membership of the Senate and the Lieutenant Governor as co-sponsors of the concurrent resolution.

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

 

 

Senator Shirkey asked and was granted unanimous consent to make a statement and moved that the statement be printed in the Journal.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Shirkey痴 statement is as follows:

I rise today to pay tribute to a man who had a distinguished career and unfortunately left us too soon. We are joined in the Senate Chamber today by his daughter Kayla and a whole handful of friends and family who are here to celebrate and admire the accomplishment of Willis 釘ill Clare Bullard, Jr., a former member of the Michigan House of Representatives and the Michigan Senate. He was a true public servant and a courageous champion for his constituents in southeast Michigan as well as citizens across this great state. Bill was a colleague and a friend to countless people across the globe as well.

Born and raised in Michigan, Bill received his bachelor痴 degree from the University of Michigan
Go Blue!預nd his law degree from the Detroit College of Law before beginning his long career in public service. As an attorney at law, Bill worked as a mediator for the Oakland County circuit court and district courts. He began his long public service career in Highland Township in 1978 and continued that distinguished long career for many, many years. He was very active in the community as the Secretary of the Senate listed all of the different organizations he was part of, and every one of them still have a lasting impression of his involvement in each of those entities.

He was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1982 and then served through 2002 in his terms in the Senate預 solid 20 year service record. During his time in office, Bill was also very active nationally in legislative associations and groups across the country and he was a prolific legislator with over 170 bills not just co-sponsored but actually signed into law.

Following his public service, as noted, Bill became a partner in Strategic Communications Solutions where many of us now serving came to know him. Most recently in November 2020, Bill was appointed chief deputy clerk of White Lake Township. A determined and distinguished legislator, admired by his constituents, friends, family, and colleagues. Upon his passing, we offer our condolences to Bill痴 family and his friends and we hope they may find some comfort in us taking this time today to celebrate a life well-lived and a service exemplary by any standard.

On a personal note, I found Bill to be a man of integrity with a nice, firm handshake and a steeled conviction to good government.

 

A moment of silence was observed in memory of Willis 釘ill Clare Bullard, Jr., former member of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

 

 

Recess

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that the Senate recess subject to the call of the Chair.

The motion prevailed, the time being 10:18 a.m.

 

10:54 a.m.

 

The Senate was called to order by the President, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist.

 

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Motions and Communications

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that the rules be suspended and that the following bills, now on Committee Reports, be placed on the General Orders calendar for consideration today:

Senate Bill No. 141

Senate Bill No. 142

Senate Bill No. 143

Senate Bill No. 144

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

 

 

Third Reading of Bills

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 166, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending sections 16106, 17708, and 17751 (MCL 333.16106, 333.17708, and 333.17751), section 16106 as amended by 2002 PA 643, section 17708 as amended by 2020 PA 4, and section 17751 as amended by 2020 PA 136.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

The bill was passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 72 Yeas34

 

 

Alexander Daley MacDonald Schmidt

Ananich Geiss McCann Shirkey

Barrett Hertel Moss Stamas

Bayer Hollier Nesbitt Theis

Bizon Horn Outman VanderWall

Brinks Irwin Polehanki Victory

Bullock Johnson Runestad Wojno

Bumstead LaSata Santana Zorn

Chang Lauwers

 

 

Nays0

 

 

Excused1

 

 

McMorrow

 

 

Not Voting1

 

 

McBroom

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 125, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled 溺ichigan liquor control code of 1998, by amending section 525 (MCL 436.1525), as amended by 2016 PA 434.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

The bill was passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 73 Yeas35

 

 

Alexander Daley MacDonald Schmidt

Ananich Geiss McBroom Shirkey

Barrett Hertel McCann Stamas

Bayer Hollier Moss Theis

Bizon Horn Nesbitt VanderWall

Brinks Irwin Outman Victory

Bullock Johnson Polehanki Wojno

Bumstead LaSata Runestad Zorn

Chang Lauwers Santana

 

 

Nays0

Excused1

 

 

McMorrow

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 126, entitled

A bill to amend 1972 PA 382, entitled 典raxler-McCauley-Law-Bowman bingo act, by amending section 4a (MCL 432.104a), as amended by 2019 PA 159.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

The bill was passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 74 Yeas35

 

 

Alexander Daley MacDonald Schmidt

Ananich Geiss McBroom Shirkey

Barrett Hertel McCann Stamas

Bayer Hollier Moss Theis

Bizon Horn Nesbitt VanderWall

Brinks Irwin Outman Victory

Bullock Johnson Polehanki Wojno

Bumstead LaSata Runestad Zorn

Chang Lauwers Santana

 

 

Nays0

 

 

Excused1

 

 

McMorrow

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 181, entitled

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

The question being on the passage of the bill,

The bill was passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 75 Yeas20

 

 

Barrett Johnson Nesbitt Stamas

Bizon LaSata Outman Theis

Bumstead Lauwers Runestad VanderWall

Daley MacDonald Schmidt Victory

Horn McBroom Shirkey Zorn

 

 

Nays15

 

 

Alexander Bullock Hollier Polehanki

Ananich Chang Irwin Santana

Bayer Geiss McCann Wojno

Brinks Hertel Moss

 

 

Excused1

 

 

McMorrow

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 182, entitled

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

The question being on the passage of the bill,

The bill was passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 76 Yeas35

 

 

Alexander Daley MacDonald Schmidt

Ananich Geiss McBroom Shirkey

Barrett Hertel McCann Stamas

Bayer Hollier Moss Theis

Bizon Horn Nesbitt VanderWall

Brinks Irwin Outman Victory

Bullock Johnson Polehanki Wojno

Bumstead LaSata Runestad Zorn

Chang Lauwers Santana

Nays0

 

 

Excused1

 

 

McMorrow

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 183, entitled

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

The question being on the passage of the bill,

The bill was passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 77 Yeas35

 

 

Alexander Daley MacDonald Schmidt

Ananich Geiss McBroom Shirkey

Barrett Hertel McCann Stamas

Bayer Hollier Moss Theis

Bizon Horn Nesbitt VanderWall

Brinks Irwin Outman Victory

Bullock Johnson Polehanki Wojno

Bumstead LaSata Runestad Zorn

Chang Lauwers Santana

 

 

Nays0

 

 

Excused1

 

 

McMorrow

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 190, entitled

A bill to amend 1974 PA 258, entitled 溺ental health code, by amending section 137 (MCL 330.1137), as amended by 2015 PA 59, and by adding section 137b.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

The bill was passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 78 Yeas35

 

 

Alexander Daley MacDonald Schmidt

Ananich Geiss McBroom Shirkey

Barrett Hertel McCann Stamas

Bayer Hollier Moss Theis

Bizon Horn Nesbitt VanderWall

Brinks Irwin Outman Victory

Bullock Johnson Polehanki Wojno

Bumstead LaSata Runestad Zorn

Chang Lauwers Santana

 

 

Nays0

 

 

Excused1

 

 

McMorrow

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

 

 

General Orders

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that the Senate resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for consideration of the General Orders calendar.

The motion prevailed, and the President, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist, designated Senator Santana as Chairperson.

After some time spent therein, the Committee arose; and the President, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist, having resumed the Chair, the Committee reported back to the Senate, favorably and without amendment, the following bill:

House Bill No. 4126, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled 哲atural resources and environmental protection act, by amending section 43525c (MCL 324.43525c), as added by 2020 PA 262.

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

 

 

The Committee of the Whole reported back to the Senate, favorably and with a substitute therefor, the following bill:

Senate Bill No. 250, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending sections 2253 and 2453 (MCL 333.2253 and 333.2453), section 2253 as amended by 2006 PA 157, and by adding sections 2253a and 2453a.

Substitute (S-1).

The Senate agreed to the substitute recommended by the Committee of the Whole, and the bill as substituted was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

 

 

The Committee of the Whole reported back to the Senate, favorably and with a substitute therefor, the following bill:

Senate Bill No. 141, entitled

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

Substitute (S-1).

The Senate agreed to the substitute recommended by the Committee of the Whole, and the bill as substituted was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

 

 

The Committee of the Whole reported back to the Senate, favorably and with a substitute therefor, the following bill:

Senate Bill No. 142, entitled

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

Substitute (S-1).

The Senate agreed to the substitute recommended by the Committee of the Whole, and the bill as substituted was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

 

 

The Committee of the Whole reported back to the Senate, favorably and with a substitute therefor, the following bill:

Senate Bill No. 143, entitled

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

Substitute (S-1).

The Senate agreed to the substitute recommended by the Committee of the Whole, and the bill as substituted was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

 

 

The Committee of the Whole reported back to the Senate, favorably and with a substitute therefor, the following bill:

Senate Bill No. 144, entitled

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

Substitute (S-1).

The Senate agreed to the substitute recommended by the Committee of the Whole, and the bill as substituted was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Resolutions

 

 

Senators Hollier, Ananich, Chang, Geiss, Bullock, Wojno, Polehanki, Santana, Moss, Bayer, Brinks, Barrett and Irwin offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 33.

A resolution to affirm our support for the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Whereas, The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was a critical step in advancing our nation towards our founding principle that 殿ll men are created equal. Ratified in the wake of the Civil War, the amendment extended fundamental legal and civil protections to former slaves; and

Whereas, The Fourteenth Amendment grants federal and state citizenship to all people born and naturalized in the United States and prohibits states from enforcing any law that infringes on the privileges or immunities of citizenship. This ensured that states could not deny the citizenship to newly freed slaves and directly rebuked the U.S. Supreme Court痴 infamous ruling in Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857), in which the court ruled that African Americans could not be citizens; and

Whereas, The Fourteenth Amendment also ensures due process and equal protection under the law for all people. These clauses have been, and continue to be, crucial to important victories for progress and civil rights. The equal protection clause was critical to the U.S. Supreme Court痴 rulings in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954) and Loving v. Virginia (1967), which prohibited segregation in public schools and outlawed bans on interracial marriage; and

Whereas, Protecting the rights afforded by the Fourteenth Amendment has often required the will of public leaders. Less than three years after the amendment was ratified, three federal laws were enacted to ensure its enforcement in the face of the growing Ku Klux Klan movement and state actions to subjugate former slaves. As our nation faces similar challenges, today痴 public leaders have a duty to defend the right ensured by the Fourteenth Amendment; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That we affirm our support for the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Pending the order that, under rule 3.204, the resolution be referred to the Committee on Government Operations,

Senator Lauwers moved that the rule be suspended.

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

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

Senators Irwin, Stamas, Brinks, Moss, Hertel, McBroom, Polehanki, Bayer, Hollier, Ananich, McCann and Schmidt offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 34.

A resolution to recognize April 2021 as Home Care Awareness Month.

Whereas, The United States has seen an ongoing demographic shift toward an increasingly older population, and 76 percent of Americans over age 50 wish to remain in their homes for as long as possible; and

Whereas, Nearly 4.6 million professional caregivers in the United States and an estimated 44 million family caregivers are lifelines to millions of Americans who need assistance with medical, personal, and end of life care; and

Whereas, Michigan values the rights of its citizens to live as free and independent as possible into their elder years; and

Whereas, Evidence suggests that programs which support aging at home may yield cost savings for families, government, and health systems; and

Whereas, Aging at home has been shown to have both health and emotional benefits over institutional care; and

Whereas, Caregiving is proclaimed as the ultimate form of love and respect, and we should support and demonstrate our gratitude for caregivers and their role in fulfilling an individual痴 desire to remain at home; and

Whereas, The promotion of aging in place may also create systemic cost savings for Medicare and Medicaid programs since these programs pay for the majority of long-term care today; and

Whereas, Michigan can reduce its existing long-term care costs considerably by promoting aging at home with the aid of in-home personal care service providers; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That the members of this legislative body recognize April 2021 as Home Care Awareness Month.

Pending the order that, under rule 3.204, the resolution be referred to the Committee on Government Operations,

Senator Lauwers moved that the rule be suspended.

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

The resolution was adopted.

Senators Chang and Santana were named co-sponsors of the resolution.

 

 

Senator Daley offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 35.

A resolution to recognize April 2021 as Donate Life Month.

Whereas, More than 2,500 Michigan residents are currently waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant and thousands more would benefit from tissue and corneal transplant; and

Whereas, Michigan has 5.7 million people on the Organ Donor Registry but over 33 percent of adults have not yet registered to save and heal others; and

Whereas, The need for organ, tissue, and eye donations grows daily; and

Whereas, Nationwide, an average of 22 people die each day because a donated organ did not become available; and

Whereas, The people in Michigan most severely affected by chronic kidney disease include over 2,000 who are waiting for a kidney transplant, and a disproportionate number of them are ethnic minorities; and

Whereas, Chronic kidney disease is a major public health burden, particularly in multicultural communities; and

Whereas, It is more cost effective to transplant a donated kidney than to treat the symptoms of kidney failure for an extended period of time; and

Whereas, Organ, tissue, and eye donation can provide families that are tragically confronted by the death of a loved one, the comfort of knowing the gift of life provides another person with renewed hope for a healthy life; and

Whereas, A single organ, tissue, and eye donation can save and improve the lives of up to 75 people; and

Whereas, The act of giving the gift of life through organ, tissue, and eye donation to someone facing imminent death or living with blindness or a disability is the ultimate act of generosity and kindness; now, therefore, be it;

Resolved by the Senate, That the members of this legislative body recognize April 2021 as Donate Life Month; and be it further

Resolved, That we encourage all residents to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry, share their decision with their families, friends, and colleagues, and encourage them to do the same.

Pending the order that, under rule 3.204, the resolution be referred to the Committee on Government Operations,

Senator Lauwers moved that the rule be suspended.

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

The resolution was adopted.

Senators Bayer, Chang, Santana, Alexander, Ananich, Bizon, Brinks, Bullock, Bumstead, Geiss, Hertel, Hollier, Irwin, Johnson, LaSata, Lauwers, MacDonald, McBroom, McCann, Moss, Nesbitt, Outman, Polehanki, Schmidt, Shirkey, Stamas, Theis, VanderWall, Victory, Wojno and Zorn were named co-sponsors of the resolution.

 

 

Senator Daley asked and was granted unanimous consent to make a statement and moved that the statement be printed in the Journal.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Daley痴 statement is as follows:

I rise today to speak to Senate Resolution No. 35, a resolution to designate April as National Donate Life Month. This is a time to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation. Did you know that donating your organs can save up to eight lives? Organ tissue and eye donation can provide families that are tragically confronted by the death of a loved one the comfort of knowing the gift of donated organs and tissues provides another person with renewed hope for a healthy life.

As many of you know, organ donation is especially important to me. My son Thomas passed away a little over ten years ago. Thomas was not a registered donor but he would have wanted to help others. Today, Thomas heart and his legacy live on the lives of others. With as much pain as my wife and I and our kids and our family were going through at the time, it was very helpful to know that many other families were rejoicing in a new life for their loved ones.

I urge all my fellow Senators to become organ donors and to give the gift of life today.

Senators Hollier, Barrett, Ananich, Chang, Geiss, Bullock, Wojno, Polehanki, Santana, Moss, Bayer, Brinks and Irwin offered the following concurrent resolution:

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 10.

A concurrent resolution to affirm our support for the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Whereas, The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was a critical step in advancing our nation towards our founding principle that 殿ll men are created equal. Ratified in the wake of the Civil War, the amendment extended fundamental legal and civil protections to former slaves; and

Whereas, The Fourteenth Amendment grants federal and state citizenship to all people born and naturalized in the United States and prohibits states from enforcing any law that infringes on the privileges or immunities of citizenship. This ensured that states could not deny the citizenship to newly freed slaves and directly rebuked the U.S. Supreme Court痴 infamous ruling in Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857), in which the court ruled that African Americans could not be citizens; and

Whereas, The Fourteenth Amendment also ensures due process and equal protection under the law for all people. These clauses have been, and continue to be, crucial to important victories for progress and civil rights. The equal protection clause was critical to the U.S. Supreme Court痴 rulings in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954) and Loving v. Virginia (1967), which prohibited segregation in public schools and outlawed bans on interracial marriage; and

Whereas, Protecting the rights afforded by the Fourteenth Amendment has often required the will of public leaders. Less than three years after the amendment was ratified, three federal laws were enacted to ensure its enforcement in the face of the growing Ku Klux Klan movement and state actions to subjugate former slaves. As our nation faces similar challenges, today痴 public leaders have a duty to defend the right ensured by the Fourteenth Amendment; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That we affirm our support for the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Pending the order that, under rule 3.204, the concurrent resolution be referred to the Committee on Government Operations,

Senator Lauwers moved that the rule be suspended.

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

The concurrent resolution was adopted.

 

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Introduction and Referral of Bills

 

 

Senator Chang introduced

Senate Bill No. 271, entitled

A bill to prescribe the powers and duties of public water suppliers in this state; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local officers and entities; to require certain reporting requirements by public water suppliers; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Environmental Quality.

 

 

Senator Chang introduced

Senate Bill No. 272, entitled

A bill to amend 1973 PA 186, entitled 典ax tribunal act, by amending section 62 (MCL 205.762), as amended by 2008 PA 128.

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

 

 

Senators Johnson, Runestad, LaSata, Horn, Theis, Victory, Bizon, Daley, Bumstead, Outman, Stamas, Zorn, VanderWall and Barrett introduced

Senate Bill No. 273, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, (MCL 168.1 to 168.992) by adding section 761e; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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

 

 

Senators Johnson, LaSata, Horn, Victory, Outman, VanderWall and Schmidt introduced

Senate Bill No. 274, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, (MCL 168.1 to 168.992) by adding section 496a.

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

Senators Runestad, LaSata, Horn, Theis, Zorn, Bizon, Daley, Bumstead, Outman, Stamas, Barrett and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 275, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 31a and 765a (MCL 168.31a and 168.765a), section 31a as amended by 2018 PA 603 and section 765a as amended by 2020 PA 177, and by adding section 801b.

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

 

 

Senators Runestad, LaSata, Horn, Theis, Zorn, Stamas, Bizon, Barrett, Victory, Daley, Bumstead, Outman and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 276, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, (MCL 168.1 to 168.992) by adding section 801a.

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

 

 

Senators MacDonald, Horn, LaSata, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Bizon, Barrett, Victory, Daley, Bumstead, Outman and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 277, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 509o and 510 (MCL 168.509o and 168.510), section 509o as amended by 2018 PA 126.

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

 

 

Senators MacDonald, LaSata, Horn, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Bizon, Barrett, Victory, Daley, Bumstead, Outman and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 278, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending section 761d (MCL 168.761d), as added by 2020 PA 177.

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

 

 

Senators Johnson, LaSata, Horn, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Bizon, Barrett, Victory, Daley, Bumstead, Outman and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 279, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 730 and 764d (MCL 168.730 and 168.764d), section 730 as amended by 1995 PA 261 and section 764d as added by 2020 PA 95.

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

 

 

Senators Johnson, LaSata, Horn, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Barrett, Victory, Daley, Outman and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 280, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 471 and 477 (MCL 168.471 and 168.477), as amended by 2018 PA 608.

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

 

 

Senators LaSata, Horn, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Bizon, Barrett, Victory, Daley, Outman and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 281, entitled

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

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

 

 

Senators Barrett, LaSata, Horn, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Victory, Daley, Outman and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 282, entitled

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

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

Senators LaSata, Horn, Stamas, Zorn, VanderWall and Schmidt introduced

Senate Bill No. 283, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 24k and 765 (MCL 168.24k and 168.765), section 24k as added and section 765 as amended by 2020 PA 177.

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

 

 

Senators Lauwers, LaSata, Horn, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Bizon, Barrett, Victory, Daley, Outman and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 284, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, (MCL 168.1 to 168.992) by adding sections 31b and 946.

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

 

 

Senators Theis, LaSata, Horn, Stamas, Zorn, Bizon, Barrett, Victory, Daley, Outman, Lauwers and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 285, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 759, 759a, 759b, and 761 (MCL 168.759, 168.759a, 168.759b, and 168.761), sections 759 and 761 as amended by 2020 PA 302 and section 759a as amended by 2012 PA 523.

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

 

 

Senators McBroom, LaSata, Horn, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Barrett, Victory, Daley, Outman and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 286, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 761d and 764a (MCL 168.761d and 168.764a), section 761d as added and section 764a as amended by 2020 PA 177.

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

 

 

Senators Stamas, LaSata, Horn, Theis, Zorn and Outman introduced

Senate Bill No. 287, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, (MCL 168.1 to 168.992) by adding section 763.

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

 

 

Senators Bumstead, LaSata, Horn, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Bizon, Barrett, Victory, Daley, Outman and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 288, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending section 31a (MCL 168.31a), as amended by 2018 PA 603.

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

 

 

Senators Nesbitt, LaSata, Horn, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Barrett, Victory, Daley, Outman and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 289, entitled

A bill to amend 1984 PA 431, entitled 典he management and budget act, by amending section 453 (MCL 18.1453).

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

 

 

Senators Outman, LaSata, Horn, Stamas, Zorn, Bizon, Barrett, Daley and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 290, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending section 730 (MCL 168.730), as amended by 1995 PA 261; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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

Senators Outman, LaSata, Horn, Stamas, Bizon, Barrett, Daley and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 291, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled 典he code of criminal procedure, by amending section 11d of chapter XVII (MCL 777.11d), as amended by 2018 PA 661.

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

 

 

Senators Outman, LaSata, Horn, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Barrett and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 292, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 31 and 730 (MCL 168.31 and 168.730), section 31 as amended by 2012 PA 271 and section 730 as amended by 1995 PA 261, and by adding section 730a; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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

 

 

Senators Outman, LaSata, Horn, Theis, Stamas, Barrett and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 293, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled 典he code of criminal procedure, by amending section 11d of chapter XVII (MCL 777.11d), as amended by 2018 PA 661.

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

 

 

Senators Outman, LaSata, Horn, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Bizon and Barrett introduced

Senate Bill No. 294, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending section 674 (MCL 168.674), as amended by 2018 PA 120.

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

 

 

Senators Victory, LaSata, Horn, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Barrett and Outman introduced

Senate Bill No. 295, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending section 33 (MCL 168.33), as amended by 2012 PA 271.

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

 

 

Senators McBroom, LaSata, Horn, Bumstead, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Barrett, Victory, Daley, Outman and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 296, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 24a, 24c, 24e, and 307 (MCL 168.24a, 168.24c, 168.24e, and 168.307), sections 24a and 307 as amended by 2013 PA 51, section 24c as amended by 2006 PA 463, and section 24e as amended by 2018 PA 614.

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

 

 

Senators McBroom, LaSata, Horn, Bumstead, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Bizon, Barrett, Victory, Daley, Outman and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 297, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending section 24e (MCL 168.24e), as amended by 2018 PA 614.

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

 

 

Senators McBroom, LaSata, Horn, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Barrett and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 298, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 201, 581, 822, and 842 (MCL 168.201, 168.581, 168.822, and 168.842), section 822 as amended by 2018 PA 614 and section 842 as amended by 2018 PA 382.

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

Senators Zorn, LaSata, Horn, Bumstead, Theis, Stamas, Daley and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 299, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending section 809 (MCL 168.809), as amended by 2013 PA 51.

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

 

 

Senators Schmidt, LaSata, Horn, Barrett and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 300, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 720 and 735 (MCL 168.720 and 168.735), section 735 as amended by 2004 PA 92, and by adding section 720a.

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

 

 

Senators Schmidt, LaSata, Horn, Barrett and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 301, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled 典he code of criminal procedure, by amending section 11d of chapter XVII (MCL 777.11d), as amended by 2018 PA 661.

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

 

 

Senators LaSata, Bumstead, Horn, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Barrett, Daley, Outman and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 302, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending section 495 (MCL 168.495), as amended by 2018 PA 603.

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

 

 

Senators Barrett, Bumstead, Horn, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Daley, Outman, Lauwers and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 303, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 523, 813, and 829 (MCL 168.523, 168.813, and 168.829), section 523 as amended by 2018 PA 129 and sections 813 and 829 as amended by 2018 PA 603.

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

 

 

Senators VanderWall, LaSata, Horn, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Barrett, Daley, Outman and Lauwers introduced

Senate Bill No. 304, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 523a and 813 (MCL 168.523a and 168.813), as amended by 2018 PA 603.

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

 

 

Senators Zorn, Horn, Theis and Stamas introduced

Senate Bill No. 305, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, (MCL 168.1 to 168.992) by adding section 931b.

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

 

 

Senators Victory, Bumstead, LaSata, Horn, Theis and Barrett introduced

Senate Bill No. 306, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, (MCL 168.1 to 168.992) by adding section 33a.

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

Senators Theis, Bumstead, LaSata, Horn, Stamas, Zorn, Barrett, Victory, Daley and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 307, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, (MCL 168.1 to 168.992) by adding sections 736h and 763a.

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

 

 

Senators Daley, Bumstead, LaSata, Horn, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Bizon, Victory, Barrett and Outman introduced

Senate Bill No. 308, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending section 31 (MCL 168.31), as amended by 2012 PA 271.

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

 

 

Senators Bumstead, LaSata, Horn, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Bizon, Victory, Barrett, Daley, Outman and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 309, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending section 733 (MCL 168.733), as amended by 1996 PA 583, and by adding section 734a.

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

 

 

Senators Johnson, Bumstead, LaSata, Horn, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Victory, Barrett, Daley, Outman and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 310, 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 and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Elections.

 

 

Senators Johnson, Bumstead, LaSata, Horn, Stamas, Zorn, Victory, Barrett, Daley, Outman, VanderWall and Schmidt introduced

Senate Bill No. 311, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending section 759a (MCL 168.759a), as amended by 2012 PA 523, and by adding section 18a.

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

 

 

Senators Bullock and Bizon introduced

Senate Bill No. 312, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 299, entitled 徹ccupational code, by amending sections 103, 104, 105, 213, and 2404b (MCL 339.103, 339.104, 339.105, 339.213, and 339.2404b), section 103 as amended by 1994 PA 257, section 104 as amended by 2020 PA 372, section 105 as amended by 2016 PA 502, section 213 as amended by 2014 PA 149, and section 2404b as amended by 2014 PA 175, and by adding section 217.

The bill was read a first and second time by title.

Senator Lauwers moved that rule 3.203 be suspended and that the bill be referred to the Committee of the Whole and placed on the order of General Orders.

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

 

 

Senator Wojno introduced

Senate Bill No. 313, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, (MCL 168.1 to 168.992) by adding section 759e.

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

Senators Hertel, McCann, Irwin, Geiss, Polehanki, Brinks, Alexander, Chang, Moss, Bayer and Runestad introduced

Senate Bill No. 314, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled 典he insurance code of 1956, by amending section 3157 (MCL 500.3157), as amended by 2019 PA 21.

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

 

 

Senator Runestad introduced

Senate Bill No. 315, entitled

A bill to amend 2008 PA 551, entitled 填niform securities act (2002), (MCL 451.2101 to 451.2703) by amending the title, as amended by 2014 PA 355, and by adding article 5A.

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

 

 

Statements

 

 

Senators McBroom and Geiss asked and were granted unanimous consent to make statements and moved that the statements be printed in the Journal.

The motion prevailed.

Senator McBroom痴 statement, in which Senators Barrett, VanderWall and Daley concurred, is as follows:

Last spring, early summer, the Senate Committee on Natural Resources took up a package of bills from the House dealing with commercial fishing, and it really highlighted the need to update a law that hasn稚 been touched by the Legislature in over 50 years, and has a section in it that literally says, Regardless of what all things are in this law, the department can do whatever it wants預bridge, amend, exempt, add to it, take away from it. And they have, for 50 years. It痴 a big part of why the Legislature has never bothered to update it. But we undertook to do a serious update because it痴 gotten clunky and difficult to use and very confusing.

My committee took on a work group for two months, met with all the stakeholders who were willing to discuss with us, took hours of testimony, and came up with an amended plan to those House bills that included 130-some amendments, all individually introduced for consideration. And the response from the department was, We don稚 like any of these, please pass the bill we sent you. And subsequently they also issued an order under the existing law to rescind a whole bunch of previous orders, which left commercial fishing coming into the new year with an inability to get its permits, with the inability to know how deep they could fish, where they could go擁t was a disaster. Such a disaster that by the end of January, the department rescinded those orders from November and December to put it back to the status quo. And this is the world of negotiating that has been going on for years between commercial fishing interests, sportsmen痴 interests, and the department痴 interests.

So I introduced a bill recently祐enate Bill No. 251葉o simply put into reference the current status quo葉his is where we池e at耀o that once that痴 adopted, the parties could negotiate, but they would not have to worry about the department yanking the rug out from underneath them, simply just changing the rules right in the middle of the game. So we had our hearing today and the department chose not to come and instead sent me a letter which, at one point, even expresses confusion about the word 田ommission even though the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act defines what 田ommission is. But they act like they don稚 know悠t痴 confusing, you値l have to give us more illumination, and act like one thing where I say in the bill that those who have been trawling for fish謡hich is one guy for over 60 years擁f you致e been doing it he could continue to have that license. They were like, Oh, we don稚 like that because that痴 going to stop us from issuing additional trawling licenses. Even though they haven稚 issued an additional trawling license for over 70 years and have refused to do so. And in the bills that they supported last term, the trawling ability was gone.

This doesn稚 make sense. This is bonkers from the department and insulting to all the work that I and the committee have put into this for months, and they致e told me that this is their priority. And yet, they choose not to even show up. No phone call. A crazy letter that doesn稚 even make sense, that痴 laughable in its objections. It痴 uncalled for and unprofessional and it痴 not helping the people of Michigan solve this problem that numerous parties agree exist, including the department agrees exists. And so I don稚 know where to go from here except to come out and publicly challenge the department to get off of its butt and start being a fair negotiator about this issue; to come in and discuss these terms. What don稚 you like about it? The final thing, the most important thing, is we move to using administrative rules and the rules process to make changes, which allows emergency rules to be promulgated and they say in the letter that, That痴 not enough time for us if something big happens, and yet the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has that exact same statute governing its ability to issue emergency rules. The health department has that. We have an administration that痴 become an expert in emergency rules and this department says, Sorry that痴 not enough for us, we need more.

 

Senator Geiss statement is as follows:

Four hundred and forty-eight days葉hat痴 the amount of time that it takes for the average woman to earn what her white, non-Latino, non-Hispanic male counterparts earn. Today is that day勇qual Pay Day葉he day that nationally recognizes the amount of time it takes for the average woman痴 earnings to catch up. Outside of in unions and some governmental jobs like this one, the gender wage gap is real and exists across all job sectors and regardless of one痴 level of education. Women are in the red. Not accounting for pandemic labor force numbers謡hich lost 2.2 million women, a 33-year low羊oughly 46.8 percent of the United States labor force is normally composed of women. Each and every woman participating in the labor force should and must be able to earn equal pay for equal work.

The irony that many of us women know is that often we work harder than our male counterparts. Maybe instead, we should flip this wage gap table and be making more than the guys, but that痴 not what we池e seeking. We池e not seeking revenge. We池e seeking economic justice. Women are not worth less and should receive equal pay across all job sectors, and the time is long overdue to eliminate once and for all the gender wage gap.

 

 

Announcements of Printing and Enrollment

 

 

The Secretary announced that the following bills and joint resolution were printed and filed on Tuesday, March 23, and are available on the Michigan Legislature website:

Senate Bill Nos. 269 270

Senate Joint Resolution G

House Bill Nos. 4548 4549 4550 4551 4552 4553 4554 4555 4556 4557 4558 4559 4560 4561 4562 4563 4564 4565 4566 4567 4568 4569 4570 4571

 

 

Committee Reports

 

 

The Committee on Oversight reported

Senate Bill No. 232, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 442, entitled 擢reedom of information act, by amending section 13 (MCL 15.243), as amended by 2018 PA 68.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

Ed McBroom

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators McBroom, Theis, Bizon and Irwin

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Oversight reported

Senate Bill No. 233, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 442, entitled 擢reedom of information act, by amending sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 10a, and 10b (MCL 15.231, 15.232, 15.233, 15.234, 15.235, 15.236, 15.240, 15.240a, and 15.240b), section 1 as amended by 1997 PA 6, section 2 as amended by 2018 PA 68, section 3 as amended by 2018 PA 523, section 4 as amended by 2020 PA 38, section 5 as amended by 2020 PA 36, section 6 as amended by 1996 PA 553, and section 10 as amended and sections 10a and 10b as added by 2014 PA 563, and by designating sections 1 to 16 as part 1.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

Ed McBroom

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators McBroom, Theis, Bizon and Irwin

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Oversight reported

Senate Bill No. 234, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 442, entitled 擢reedom of information act, (MCL 15.231 to 15.246) by adding part 2.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

Ed McBroom

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators McBroom, Theis, Bizon and Irwin

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Oversight reported

Senate Bill No. 235, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 442, entitled 擢reedom of information act, (MCL 15.231 to 15.246) by adding sections 29a and 29b.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

Ed McBroom

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators McBroom, Theis, Bizon and Irwin

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Oversight reported

Senate Bill No. 236, entitled

A bill to amend 1986 PA 268, entitled 鏑egislative council act, by amending section 104a (MCL 4.1104a), as amended by 2013 PA 241.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

Ed McBroom

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators McBroom, Theis, Bizon and Irwin

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Oversight reported

Senate Bill No. 237, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 442, entitled 擢reedom of information act, (MCL 15.231 to 15.246) by adding section 24.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

Ed McBroom

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators McBroom, Theis, Bizon and Irwin

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Oversight reported

Senate Bill No. 238, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 442, entitled 擢reedom of information act, (MCL 15.231 to 15.246) by adding section 25.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

Ed McBroom

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators McBroom, Theis, Bizon and Irwin

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Oversight reported

Senate Bill No. 239, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 442, entitled 擢reedom of information act, (MCL 15.231 to 15.246) by adding sections 29c and 29d.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

Ed McBroom

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators McBroom, Theis, Bizon and Irwin

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Oversight reported

Senate Bill No. 240, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 442, entitled 擢reedom of information act, (MCL 15.231 to 15.246) by adding sections 29e and 29f.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

Ed McBroom

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators McBroom, Theis, Bizon and Irwin

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Oversight reported

Senate Bill No. 241, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 442, entitled 擢reedom of information act, (MCL 15.231 to 15.246) by adding sections 26, 27, 28, and 29.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

Ed McBroom

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators McBroom, Theis, Bizon and Irwin

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Oversight submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 8:00 a.m., Room 403, 4th Floor, Capitol Building

Present: Senators McBroom (C), Theis, Bizon and Irwin

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

Senate Bill No. 141, entitled

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

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

Aric Nesbitt

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Nesbitt, Theis, Johnson, Lauwers, VanderWall, Zorn, Moss, Polehanki and Wojno

Nays: None

The bill and the substitute recommended by the committee were referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

Senate Bill No. 142, entitled

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

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

Aric Nesbitt

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Nesbitt, Theis, Johnson, Lauwers, VanderWall, Zorn, Moss, Polehanki and Wojno

Nays: None

The bill and the substitute recommended by the committee were referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

Senate Bill No. 143, entitled

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

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

Aric Nesbitt

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Nesbitt, Theis, Johnson, Lauwers, VanderWall, Zorn, Moss, Polehanki and Wojno

Nays: None

The bill and the substitute recommended by the committee were referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

Senate Bill No. 144, entitled

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

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

Aric Nesbitt

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Nesbitt, Theis, Johnson, Lauwers, VanderWall, Zorn, Moss, Polehanki and Wojno

Nays: None

The bill and the substitute recommended by the committee were referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Regulatory Reform submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building

Present: Senators Nesbitt (C), Theis, Johnson, Lauwers, VanderWall, Zorn, Moss, Polehanki and Wojno

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Health/Human Services submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 8:00 a.m., Senate Hearing Room, Ground Floor, Boji Tower

Present: Senators Outman (C), Bizon, Daley, LaSata, MacDonald, Schmidt, Santana, Irwin, Brinks and Hollier

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor and Economic Opportunity/MEDC submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Horn (C) and Schmidt

Excused: Senator Hertel

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural Resources and Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Bumstead (C), Bizon, Victory, McCann and Bayer

 

 

Scheduled Meetings

 

Appropriations

 

Subcommittees

 

Agriculture and Rural Development Thursday, March 25, 3:00 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-2768

 

Licensing and Regulatory Affairs/Insurance and Financial Services Thursday, March 25, 8:30 a.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-2768

 

Universities and Community Colleges Thursday, March 25, 3:00 p.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (517) 373-2768

Health Policy and Human Services Thursday, March 25, 1:00 p.m., Senate Hearing Room, Ground Floor, Boji Tower (517) 373-5323

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 11:44 a.m.

 

The President, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist, declared the Senate adjourned until Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

MARGARET O達RIEN

Secretary of the Senate