No. 51

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Journal of the Senate

101st Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Thursday, June 3, 2021.

 

10:00 a.m.

 

 

The Senate was called to order by the Assistant President pro tempore, Senator Lana Theis.

 

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用resent Victory用resent

Geiss用resent Moss用resent Wojno用resent

Hertel用resent Nesbitt用resent Zorn用resent


 

Senator Curtis S. VanderWall of the 35th District offered the following invocation:

Our Father, we come to You today as we get ready to start session. We ask that You bless this group and You bless the decisions that we make. We ask that we continue to work to benefit the lives of the constituents here in our great state. We ask now that You are with our Governor and with her staff. We ask that You are with our staff. We ask that You are with our President. We continue to ask that You are with those who lead us. We ask that Your hand is placed upon those who pastor and shepherd us. We pray now that You bless this day. We ask that You allow us to do the work of the people and for the people.

We pray now for a great day in Your blessing. For Jesus sake. Amen.

 

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

 

 

Motions and Communications

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that Senator Shirkey be temporarily excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

Senator Chang moved that Senators Ananich and Hollier be temporarily excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

The following communication was received:

Office of Senator Rosemary Bayer

June 2, 2021

Please add me on as a co-sponsor to Senate Bill 501, sponsored by Senator Horn.

Thank you,

Rosemary Bayer

State Senator, District 12

The communication was referred to the Secretary for record.

 

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Resolutions

 

 

Senators McMorrow, Bayer, Polehanki, Hollier, Wojno, Moss, McCann, Irwin, Chang and Brinks offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 57.

A resolution to commemorate June 2021 as Gun Violence Awareness Month.

Whereas, The effects of gun violence in the United States is pervasive and all-encompassing on every community; and

Whereas, Since 1968, more individuals have died from guns in the United States than have died in the battlefields of all the wars in United States history; and

Whereas, In 2021, nearly 14,000 Americans have already lost their lives to gun violence, including over 100 children under the age of 11; and

Whereas, June 2, 2021 would have marked the 24th birthday of Hadiya Pendleton, a teenager who marched in President Obama痴 second inaugural parade and was tragically shot and killed just weeks later; and

Whereas, Following Hadiya痴 death, her friends and classmates organized the 展ear Orange movement to honor her life and all those whose lives have been impacted by gun violence. Today, orange is nationally recognized as the defining color of the gun violence prevention movement; and

Whereas, By wearing orange and commemorating National Gun Violence Awareness Month, Americans will raise awareness about gun violence and honor the lives and lost human potential of Americans stolen by gun violence; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That member of this legislative body commemorate June 2021 as Gun Violence Awareness Month; and be it further

Resolved, That we encourage all citizens to support their communities efforts to prevent the tragic effects of gun violence and to honor and value human life.

Pursuant to rule 3.204, the resolution was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Senators McMorrow, Hollier, Polehanki, Bayer, Wojno, Moss, McCann, Irwin, Chang, Brinks, Bullock and Santana offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 58.

A resolution to urge Congress to authorize the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at rest areas on the Interstate Highway System and to allow charging station providers to charge a fee for public use of charging stations installed at such rest areas.

Whereas, It is in the long-term interest of the state of Michigan and the entire nation to facilitate the adoption of electric vehicles. Electric vehicles support energy diversity, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and lead to cost savings for drivers. Removing existing regulatory barriers to the adoption of this technology is an essential element of this effort; and

Whereas, Despite advancements in electric vehicle-related technology and investments from major automotive companies leading to more affordable electric vehicles, experts say the successful adoption of electric vehicles is heavily dependent on charging station accessibility; and

Whereas, While many electric vehicle owners have home charging stations and many urban areas have charging stations available for public use, access to charging stations that support rural communities and long-distance transportation are more limited; and

Whereas, To facilitate the wide-spread adoption of electric vehicles, some states have suggested installing charging stations at rest areas where drivers can use them for a fee. However, the prohibition of commercial activity at rest areas found in 23 U.S. Code ァ 111, has prevented states from installing these charging stations; and

Whereas, Deploying more charging stations will strengthen our economy and lead to more good-paying jobs; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That we urge Congress to authorize the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at rest areas on the Interstate Highway System; and be it further

Resolved, That we urge Congress to allow charging station providers to charge a fee for public use of charging stations installed at rest areas; and be it further

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

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 question being on the adoption of the resolution,

Senator Lauwers moved that the resolution be referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology.

The motion prevailed.

 

Senator Hollier entered the Senate Chamber.

 

Senator MacDonald offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 59.

A resolution to urge the forgiveness of all fines and fees imposed on and the end to all prosecutions brought against businesses for violating COVID-19 orders or rules.

Whereas, The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to Michigan. Faced with twin economic and public health crises, difficult decisions were required to protect the lives and livelihood of Michigan residents; and

Whereas, In order to mitigate the virus spread, executive orders and emergency rules were issued placing restrictions on business operations, including temporary closures and capacity restrictions, resulting in penalties imposed on businesses. Hundreds of businesses have been cited for violations of these restrictions, resulting in thousands of dollars in fines and fees. Some business owners have even been prosecuted for violations; and

Whereas, Penalties for violations of COVID-19 restrictions should be waived or forgiven. Business owners have been under immense pressure and encountered daunting challenges during the Pandemic, with many facing the possibility of losing their life痴 work or family business through no fault of their own. These individuals did the best they could to keep employees and customers safe while continuing to operate. It is not right to force these individuals to pay for mistakes made under these impossible circumstances; and

Whereas, It is in Michigan痴 interest to ensure that businesses are in the best position to emerge from the Pandemic fiscally healthy. Waiving COVID-19 related fines and fees will provide some financial relief and allow these businesses to fully contribute to our state痴 economic resurgence; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That we urge the Governor, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to forgive all fines and fees accrued by businesses for violating COVID-19 orders or rules; and be it further

Resolved, That we urge the Michigan Attorney General to halt all prosecutions related to violations of COVID-19 orders or rules; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Governor of Michigan, the Attorney General of Michigan, the Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and the Director of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

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 question being on the adoption of the resolution,

Senator Lauwers moved that the resolution be referred to the Committee on Economic and Small Business Development.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Senators Moss, Brinks, Hollier, McCann, Bayer, McMorrow, Polehanki, Santana, Bullock, Wojno, Geiss, Alexander, Chang, Hertel, Irwin, Ananich, Stamas and Schmidt offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 60.

A resolution to recognize June 2021 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ)
Pride Month.

Whereas, Pride began 51 years ago in 1970 with the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. In 1969, a black trans woman named Marsha P. Johnson, along with other LGBTQ individuals, risked their lives to protest the over-policing of the LGBTQ community and the injustice that threatened their existence on a daily basis. This multi-day protest became known as the Stonewall Riots and is credited by many for starting the modern-day LGBTQ equality movement; and

Whereas, The LGBTQ movement has endured through tragedy and struggle, including the slow and insufficient government response to assist those with HIV/AIDS and the ongoing effort today to protect the rights of the LGBTQ community; and

Whereas, The movement has also celebrated victories of recognition, especially the historic Obergefell decision in 2015 which affirmed marriage equality nationwide and the recent Bostock decision in 2020 that upheld federal employment protections for the LGBTQ community; and

Whereas, Everyone in Michigan benefits from the multiple talents, viewpoints, and cultural backgrounds of all of its residents and from preserving the freedom, worth, and dignity of those in the LGBTQ community; and

Whereas, Michigan should expend all efforts to attract and retain talent and signal to the nation we are welcoming to all those who wish to contribute to the economic vitality of our state; and

Whereas, The people of Michigan understand, appreciate, and value the cultural, civic, and economic contributions of the LGBTQ communities to the greater community of the state, and affirm a celebration of love, living authentically, and accepting ourselves; and

Whereas, June is recognized and celebrated as LGBTQ Pride Month throughout the country and worldwide; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That the members of this legislative body recognize June 2021 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride 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 Moss, McMorrow, Bayer, Polehanki, Irwin, Johnson, Runestad, Hollier, Geiss, Bumstead, Alexander, Victory, Brinks and Schmidt offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 61.

A resolution to urge the Biden Administration and U.S. Department of State to act with the utmost urgency to secure the release of American journalist Danny Fenster from Myanmar and return him safely to the United States.

Whereas, On May 24, 2021, American journalist Danny Fenster, a U.S. citizen from Huntington Woods, Michigan, was detained at the Yangon International Airport in Myanmar as he attempted to board a flight to Kuala Lumpur. Mr. Fenster had been working as a managing editor in Myanmar for the news organization Frontier Myanmar, an independent news outlet based in the country, and was on his way home to the United States when he was detained; and

Whereas, Mr. Fenster has reportedly been transferred to Insein Prison, which is notorious worldwide for its inhumane conditions, abuse of inmates, and use of mental and physical torture. The reasons for his detention remain unknown, and his news organization has been unable to contact him; and

Whereas, The U.S. Department of State is monitoring the situation, but more can be done to secure Mr. Fenster痴 release. The United States has a profound interest in preserving the freedom of the press worldwide in order to guarantee direct access to independent information for all people. As a nation that is deeply committed to protecting the freedoms, safety, and human rights of its citizens, U.S. officials should be making every effort to ensure that Mr. Fenster is returned home safely; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That we urge the Biden Administration and U.S. Department of State to act with the utmost urgency to secure Mr. Fenster痴 immediate, unconditional, and safe release and return to the United States; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States and the U.S. Secretary of State.

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.

 

 

Senator MacDonald offered the following concurrent resolution:

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 16.

A concurrent resolution to urge the forgiveness of all fines and fees imposed on and the end to all prosecutions brought against businesses for violating COVID-19 orders or rules.

Whereas, The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to Michigan. Faced with twin economic and public health crises, difficult decisions were required to protect the lives and livelihood of Michigan residents; and

Whereas, In order to mitigate the virus spread, executive orders and emergency rules were issued placing restrictions on business operations, including temporary closures and capacity restrictions, resulting in penalties imposed on businesses. Hundreds of businesses have been cited for violations of these restrictions, resulting in thousands of dollars in fines and fees. Some business owners have even been prosecuted for violations; and

Whereas, Penalties for violations of COVID-19 restrictions should be waived or forgiven. Business owners have been under immense pressure and encountered daunting challenges during the Pandemic, with many facing the possibility of losing their life痴 work or family business through no fault of their own. These individuals did the best they could to keep employees and customers safe while continuing to operate. It is not right to force these individuals to pay for mistakes made under these impossible circumstances; and

Whereas, It is in Michigan痴 interest to ensure that businesses are in the best position to emerge from the Pandemic fiscally healthy. Waiving COVID-19 related fines and fees will provide some financial relief and allow these businesses to fully contribute to our state痴 economic resurgence; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That we urge the Governor, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to forgive all fines and fees accrued by businesses for violating COVID-19 orders or rules; and be it further

Resolved, That we urge the Michigan Attorney General to halt all prosecutions related to violations of COVID-19 orders or rules; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Governor of Michigan, the Attorney General of Michigan, the Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and the Director of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

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 question being on the adoption of the concurrent resolution,

Senator Lauwers moved that the concurrent resolution be referred to the Committee on Economic and Small Business Development.

The motion prevailed.

Senators Shirkey and Ananich entered the Senate Chamber.

 

The President, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist, assumed the Chair.

 

Senator Lauwers moved that rule 3.902 be suspended to allow the guests of Senator Shirkey admittance to the Senate floor.

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

 

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Messages from the House

 

 

The House of Representatives returned, in accordance with the request of the Senate

House Bill No. 4377, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 407, entitled 鉄killed trades regulation act, by amending sections 103, 105, 107, 219, and 417 (MCL 339.5103, 339.5105, 339.5107, 339.5219, and 339.5417), section 105 as amended by 2020 PA 370, and by adding section 223.

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

 

 

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壇 like to ask my colleagues to join me today in a sendoff and celebration, and a grateful thank you for the service done by one Bill Stone. He is joined here by his wife Emily; and Max, Nolan, and Lucas. You can tell which one Emily is, right? Max, raise your hand; Nolan, raise your hand; Lucas, can you raise your hand? Atta boy.

I致e already had a conversation with these three young gentlemen telling them how special their dad is and they致e all concurred. They all gave me the thumbs-up. So Bill we have a tribute here for you. Actually we have a couple of things. We have a seal signed by those serving today that I think is always a special memento for leaving the service of the Senate and the Legislature. We also have a tribute that was properly documented and put together and I will not be reading this tribute. I would expect you to place this beside your bedside and every morning when you wake up you read through it so you can remind yourself how good of a guy you are, just in case you forget. And Max, you remind your dad that on occasion, OK?

But I壇 like to share just a few personal comments. Is that alright with you, Nolan? I rise here this morning to say goodbye to our General Counsel, Bill Stone. I want to take a few moments to recognize his tremendous accomplishments and contributions in both branches of government in the Legislature. He served first in the House and then came here to join us just over two years ago and what a remarkable time it has been預 memorable time it has been, maybe not quite so remarkable. But if you don稚 know Bill Stone well, you might think he is a man of few words. If you happen to know Bill Stone well, you know he痴 a man of few words. And when he does speak, the echo of the meaning of those few words far outbalances the actual count of letters and words. And it痴 been one of the greatest blessings for me to always know that I can turn to the quietest guy揚enerally speaking the quietest guy on the team預nd ask a direct question and know I知 going to get a succinct and actionable recommendation or comment. It痴 one of your strongest traits, Bill. You池e a little witty at times. Sometimes your wit is beyond my head and I don稚 quite catch it until five minutes later. But it has been a real pleasure getting to know you and learning how you work and how you think, and that I知 going to miss a lot.

Many people look up to Bill Stone, for obvious reasons, partially because they have no choice to. The Red Sequoia, as he痴 referred to amongst our small group, and partially because he has contributed immeasurably to the bettering of our state through his work in defining big issues like energy reform and auto no-fault reform. I know you池e going to miss the final sprint to the end of auto no-fault reform and all the things that are going to come up between now and then. I知 not going to promise you that I won稚 call you on that.

Bill has a brilliant legal mind耀omeone who truly respects the principles that our country is founded upon預nd comes through in the elite caliber that he actually represents. One lobbyist in town put it very, very well: Bill Stone eats dumbbells for breakfast and bench presses the Constitution. While it痴 no surprise that Bill has been called upon to do bigger and better things as deputy counsel of United Wholesale Mortgage, I hate to think that one of the main reasons he痴 leaving is because of their excellent fitness center and all the other amenities, like massages, that they occur. Can稚 compete with that, Bill.

In all seriousness, it痴 been a pleasure and an honor to work with you. I知 grateful for your lovely wife Emily and for Max, Nolan, and Lucas sharing your time with us. I apologize once again for those late calls and 3 a.m. text messages that I send you. We are truly proud of you, what you致e accomplished, and we know that God has a special plan for you. We had a good prayer time last night and I have every expectation to see your shadow cast in the world of United Wholesale Mortgage in a very positive way and you will be an injection of energy into a very already high energy place that I think not only will you enjoy, but you will also add tremendous value.

So God bless you Emily. God bless you Lucas. God bless you Nolan. God bless you Max. Make sure you always remember how special your mommy and daddy are and God bless you my friend. Good luck to you.

 

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Third Reading of Bills

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that the following bill be given immediate effect:

House Bill No. 4377

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

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 242, entitled

A bill to amend 1966 PA 261, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the apportionment of county boards of commissioners; to prescribe the size of the board; to provide for appeals; to prescribe the manner of election of the members of the county board of commissioners; to provide for compensation of members; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts, by amending sections 10 and 12 (MCL 46.410 and 46.412), section 12 as amended by 2013 PA 84.

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. 246 Yeas32

 

 

Alexander Daley MacDonald Santana

Ananich Geiss McBroom Schmidt

Bayer Hertel McCann Shirkey

Bizon Hollier McMorrow Theis

Brinks Irwin Moss VanderWall

Bullock Johnson Nesbitt Victory

Bumstead LaSata Outman Wojno

Chang Lauwers Polehanki Zorn

 

 

Nays4

 

 

Barrett Horn Runestad Stamas

 

 

Excused0

 

 

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. 245, entitled

A bill to amend 1966 PA 293, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the establishment of charter counties; to provide for the election of charter commissioners; to prescribe their powers and duties; to prohibit certain acts of a county board of commissioners after the approval of the election of a charter commission; to prescribe the mandatory and permissive provisions of a charter; to provide for the exercise by a charter county of certain powers whether or not authorized by its charter; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies, by amending section 14 (MCL 45.514), as amended by 2017 PA 210.

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. 247 Yeas32

 

 

Alexander Daley MacDonald Santana

Ananich Geiss McBroom Schmidt

Bayer Hertel McCann Shirkey

Bizon Hollier McMorrow Theis

Brinks Irwin Moss VanderWall

Bullock Johnson Nesbitt Victory

Bumstead LaSata Outman Wojno

Chang Lauwers Polehanki Zorn

 

 

Nays4

 

 

Barrett Horn Runestad Stamas

 

 

Excused0

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4122, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 192, entitled 鄭n act to create a county department of veterans affairs in certain counties, and to prescribe its powers and duties; to create the county veteran service fund and to provide for contributions to and expenditures from that fund; and to transfer the powers and duties of the soldiers relief commission in those counties, by amending section 3a (MCL 35.623a), as amended by 2018 PA 514.

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. 248 Yeas36

 

 

Alexander Daley MacDonald Santana

Ananich Geiss McBroom Schmidt

Barrett Hertel McCann Shirkey

Bayer Hollier McMorrow Stamas

Bizon Horn Moss Theis

Brinks Irwin Nesbitt VanderWall

Bullock Johnson Outman Victory

Bumstead LaSata Polehanki Wojno

Chang Lauwers Runestad Zorn

 

 

Nays0

 

 

Excused0

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

The question being on concurring in the committee recommendation to give the bill immediate effect,

The recommendation was concurred in, 2/3 of the members serving voting therefor.

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4325, entitled

A bill to amend 1981 PA 180, entitled 徹lder Michiganians act, (MCL 400.581 to 400.594) by adding section 6l.

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. 249 Yeas36

 

 

Alexander Daley MacDonald Santana

Ananich Geiss McBroom Schmidt

Barrett Hertel McCann Shirkey

Bayer Hollier McMorrow Stamas

Bizon Horn Moss Theis

Brinks Irwin Nesbitt VanderWall

Bullock Johnson Outman Victory

Bumstead LaSata Polehanki Wojno

Chang Lauwers Runestad Zorn

 

 

Nays0

 

 

Excused0

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: President

Pursuant to Joint Rule 20, the full title of the act shall be inserted to read as follows:

鄭n act to create a commission on services to the aging within the executive office of the governor; to create an office of services to the aging as an autonomous entity within the department of management and budget; to authorize the designation of area agencies on services to the aging and to prescribe their powers and duties; to establish certain programs relating to older persons; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, officers, and agencies; to create funds; to provide penalties; to repeal certain acts and parts of acts; and to repeal certain parts of this act on specific dates,

The Senate agreed to the full title.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 372, entitled

A bill to amend 1991 PA 179, entitled 溺ichigan telecommunications act, by amending section 309 (MCL 484.2309), as amended by 2011 PA 58.

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. 250 Yeas36

 

 

Alexander Daley MacDonald Santana

Ananich Geiss McBroom Schmidt

Barrett Hertel McCann Shirkey

Bayer Hollier McMorrow Stamas

Bizon Horn Moss Theis

Brinks Irwin Nesbitt VanderWall

Bullock Johnson Outman Victory

Bumstead LaSata Polehanki Wojno

Chang Lauwers Runestad Zorn

 

 

Nays0

 

 

Excused0

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4445, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled 溺ichigan liquor control code of 1998, by amending section 518 (MCL 436.1518), as amended by 2010 PA 279.

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. 251 Yeas36

 

 

Alexander Daley MacDonald Santana

Ananich Geiss McBroom Schmidt

Barrett Hertel McCann Shirkey

Bayer Hollier McMorrow Stamas

Bizon Horn Moss Theis

Brinks Irwin Nesbitt VanderWall

Bullock Johnson Outman Victory

Bumstead LaSata Polehanki Wojno

Chang Lauwers Runestad Zorn

 

 

Nays0

 

 

Excused0

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 20, the full title of the act shall be inserted to read as follows:

鄭n act to create a commission for the control of the alcoholic beverage traffic within this state, and to prescribe its powers, duties, and limitations; to provide for powers and duties for certain state departments and agencies; to impose certain taxes for certain purposes; to provide for the control of the alcoholic liquor traffic within this state and to provide for the power to establish state liquor stores; to prohibit the use of certain devices for the dispensing of alcoholic vapor; to provide for the care and treatment of alcoholics; to provide for the incorporation of farmer cooperative wineries and the granting of certain rights and privileges to those cooperatives; to provide for the licensing and taxation of activities regulated under this act and the disposition of the money received under this act; to prescribe liability for retail licensees under certain circumstances and to require security for that liability; to provide procedures, defenses, and remedies regarding violations of this act; to provide for the enforcement and to prescribe penalties for violations of this act; to provide for allocation of certain funds for certain purposes; to provide for the confiscation and disposition of property seized under this act; to provide referenda under certain circumstances; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,

The Senate agreed to the full title.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 437, 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.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

The bill was passed, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 252 Yeas32

 

 

Alexander Geiss MacDonald Santana

Ananich Hertel McBroom Schmidt

Bayer Hollier McCann Shirkey

Bizon Horn McMorrow Stamas

Brinks Irwin Moss VanderWall

Bullock Johnson Nesbitt Victory

Chang LaSata Outman Wojno

Daley Lauwers Polehanki Zorn

 

 

Nays4

 

 

Barrett Bumstead Runestad Theis

Excused0

 

 

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 Horn 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. 4040, entitled

A bill to amend 1943 PA 148, entitled 撤roprietary schools act, by amending section 1a (MCL 395.101a), as amended by 2016 PA 146.

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

 

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Introduction and Referral of Bills

 

 

Senator Zorn introduced

Senate Bill No. 502, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled 溺ichigan memorial highway act, (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2092) by adding section 6c.

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

 

 

Senators Johnson, Irwin, Chang, Runestad and Wojno introduced

Senate Bill No. 503, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 386, entitled 摘states and protected individuals code, by amending sections 5305, 5314, 5406, 5417, and 5418 (MCL 700.5305, 700.5314, 700.5406, 700.5417, and 700.5418), section 5305 as amended by 2017 PA 155, section 5314 as amended by 2018 PA 594, section 5406 as amended by 2000 PA 464, and sections 5417 and 5418 as amended by 2000 PA 312, and by adding sections 5314a, 5314b, and 5314c.

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

 

 

Senators Runestad, Johnson, Wojno and Irwin introduced

Senate Bill No. 504, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 386, entitled 摘states and protected individuals code, by amending sections 5104, 5106, 5310, 5313, and 5409 (MCL 700.5104, 700.5106, 700.5310, 700.5313, and 700.5409), section 5106 as amended by 2017 PA 136, section 5310 as amended by 2000 PA 54, section 5313 as amended by 2012 PA 545, and section 5409 as amended by 2000 PA 463, and by adding section 5106a.

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

Senators Irwin, Johnson, Runestad, Wojno and Chang introduced

Senate Bill No. 505, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 386, entitled 摘states and protected individuals code, by amending sections 5303, 5304, 5306, 5306a, 5312, and 5416 (MCL 700.5303, 700.5304, 700.5306, 700.5306a, 700.5312, and 700.5416), section 5303 as amended by 2017 PA 155, section 5306 as amended by 2019 PA 170, section 5306a as added by 2012 PA 173, and section 5312 as amended by 2000 PA 54.

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

 

 

Senators Wojno, Johnson, Chang, Runestad and Irwin introduced

Senate Bill No. 506, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 386, entitled 摘states and protected individuals code, by amending sections 5414 and 5415 (MCL 700.5414 and 700.5415), and by adding section 5312a.

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

 

 

Senators Daley, Johnson and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 507, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending sections 1a, 208b, 216, 226, 255, 301, 306, 306a, 309, 312f, 312k, 314, 801, and 801k (MCL 257.1a, 257.208b, 257.216, 257.226, 257.255, 257.301, 257.306, 257.306a, 257.309, 257.312f, 257.312k, 257.314, 257.801, and 257.801k), section 208b as amended by 2020 PA 382, sections 216, 226, 255, 301, 306, 309, 312f, 312k, 314, and 801k as amended by 2020 PA 304, section 306a as amended by 2020 PA 376, and section 801 as amended by 2020 PA 103, and by adding section 205a.

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.

 

 

Senators Johnson, Daley and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 508, entitled

A bill to amend 2008 PA 23, entitled 摘nhanced driver license and enhanced official state personal identification card act, by amending sections 4 and 6 (MCL 28.304 and 28.306), section 4 as amended by 2020 PA 305 and section 6 as amended by 2020 PA 374.

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.

 

 

Senators VanderWall, Johnson and Daley introduced

Senate Bill No. 509, entitled

A bill to amend 1972 PA 222, entitled 鄭n act to provide for an official personal identification card; to provide for its form, issuance and use; to regulate the use and disclosure of information obtained from the card; to prescribe the powers and duties of the secretary of state; to prescribe fees; to prescribe certain penalties for violations; and to provide an appropriation for certain purposes, by amending section 2 (MCL 28.292), as amended by 2020 PA 306.

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.

 

 

Senators McCann, Geiss, Chang, Brinks and Bullock introduced

Senate Bill No. 510, entitled

A bill to amend 1988 PA 426, entitled 鄭n act to regulate dangerous animals; to provide for the confinement, tattooing, or destruction of dangerous animals; and to provide penalties for the owners or keepers of dangerous animals that attack human beings, by amending the title and sections 1, 2, and 3 (MCL 287.321, 287.322, and 287.323), and by adding sections 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 3a, and 3b.

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

Senators McCann, Geiss, Chang, Brinks and Bullock introduced

Senate Bill No. 511, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled 典he code of criminal procedure, by amending section 12m of chapter XVII (MCL 777.12m), as amended by 2019 PA 134.

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

 

 

Senators Polehanki, Bayer, McMorrow, Irwin, Hollier, Geiss, Chang and Bullock introduced

Senate Bill No. 512, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled 哲atural resources and environmental protection act, by amending sections 5529, 5530, 5531, 11546, and 11549 (MCL 324.5529, 324.5530, 324.5531, 324.11546, and 324.11549), section 11546 as amended by 2006 PA 56 and section 11549 as amended by 2006 PA 58.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 4125, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 407, entitled 鉄killed trades regulation act, by amending sections 701 and 737 (MCL 339.5701 and 339.5737), section 701 as amended by 2018 PA 151.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 4451, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending section 309 (MCL 257.309), as amended by 2020 PA 304.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 4467, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 232, entitled 鼎orrections code of 1953, (MCL 791.201 to 791.285) by adding section 8b.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 4468, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 232, entitled 鼎orrections code of 1953, (MCL 791.201 to 791.285) by adding section 8c.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 4667, entitled

A bill to prohibit COVID-19 vaccination passports and the use of an individual痴 COVID-19 vaccination status for certain purposes; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental officers and entities; and to prescribe remedies.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 4823, entitled

A bill to amend 2019 PA 152, entitled 鏑awful internet gaming act, by amending section 15 (MCL 432.315).

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 4824, entitled

A bill to amend 2019 PA 149, entitled 鏑awful sports betting act, by amending section 15 (MCL 432.415).

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

 

 

Statements

 

 

Senators McMorrow, Moss, Bayer, Barrett, Runestad and Nesbitt asked and were granted unanimous consent to make statements and moved that the statements be printed in the Journal.

The motion prevailed.

Senator McMorrow痴 statement is as follows:

Today I stand here for the third year in a row to speak on a resolution to declare June as Gun Violence Awareness Month. And today, for the third year in a row, this resolution was referred to the Government Operations Committee where it will surely die.

Early in the pandemic, there was a sense that an unintended positive consequence of efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 was that it seemed like we were seeing a drastic drop in gun violence. With more people staying at home and fewer people out and about, it seemed like we weren稚 hearing about mass shootings, school shootings, or any of the other horrific headlines that have become so commonplace over the past few decades.

But that feeling hid a much darker reality. 2020 was the deadliest gun violence year in decades預nd 2021 is shaping up to be no different. In my own community擁n Clawson擁n March of this year, a 15-year-old girl was shot and killed by her stepfather during a domestic abuse incident that led to an hours-long standoff with police from multiple cities and the Oakland County SWAT team after the man barricaded himself in his home. A GoFundMe set up to honor Cailin said that, 鉄he was a friend to many. Truly, this is a parents worst nightmare. After senseless violence, Cailin passed away protecting her mother and siblings. A post by Clawson Schools said, 鉄he believed there were no obstacles she could not overcome or find a way around. Yet, this story barely became a blip on the radar. What once would have dominated headlines for weeks became just another in a long line of stories that we hear day after day after day.

In 2020, gun violence killed nearly 20,000 Americans, more than any other year in the past two decades. An additional 24,000 people died by suicide with a firearm. And as more and more of us returned to our communities and public spaces, so too have the horrific national headlines預 mass shooting at spas in Atlanta targeting many of Asian descent, a mass shooting at a grocery store in Colorado that killed 18, a mass shooting at a party in Miami, a mass shooting at a rail yard, and a mass shooting at a FedEx facility.

So far in 2021, there have been an average of ten mass shootings around the country per week, and there are only 13 states that haven稚 seen a mass shooting within their borders in 2021. I was listening to a story on my drive home yesterday with a reporter who said that it may feel like the weight of this increase hasn稚 been driven home because so many of these incidents of violence are happening outside of national headlines葉hey池e domestic violence events, family killing family, shootings in local stores or gatherings, or suicide.

Have we become so numb that these stories no longer register? And what do we do when we recognize that we have become numb葉hat nobody in this room is actually listening to these stories? That everybody is too occupied with their phones, social media傭ut what else may be going on? What does it mean when these stories no longer register like they did after Columbine or Virginia Tech or Sandy Hook? We can稚 become numb. It breaks my heart that three years of introducing this resolution and this body refuses to even recognize or acknowledge that gun violence is not only an issue, but an epidemic, that we just accept that this is part of life in this state, in our communities, and in America, that we refuse to do even the bare minimum.

In too many communities and for too many people, gun violence has become just another part of their daily experience. More than 100 Americans are killed every single day by gun violence. Failing to focus on these more common forms of gun violence obscures the severity of this very real crisis. We cannot allow ourselves to become numb when so many people are continuing to die every single day from senseless gun violence.

 

Senator Moss statement is as follows:

Last year during Pride Month, our LGBTQ community added another reason to celebrate. In the Bostock decision, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that LGBTQ individuals are protected under federal law from employment discrimination. This victory owed in part to the late Amy Stevens, a transgender Michigan woman who was a plaintiff in that case. Her courage ensured members of the LGBTQ community are not only seen and heard but protected under law.

While we celebrate and celebrated rights affirmed from a conservative Court no less, the path to recognition, dignity, and equal protection has not been easy. Countless suffered hardships, shame, and embarrassment that led up to that landmark decision. The first Pride Month did not start as a celebration, but as a liberation when in June 1969, a Black trans woman named Marsha P. Johnson along with other LGBTQ individuals risked their lives at the Stonewall Inn to protest the over-policing of their community and the injustice that threatened their existence on a daily basis. That activism formed a community about which we are proud. We don稚 have the privilege of shying away from these political fights, whether in the streets or in the courts. When our mere existence has long been subject to scrutiny and decision-making from those who don稚 share our lived experience, and some who want to dismiss it and erase it altogether.

That痴 why I知 proud to be visible here in the Michigan Senate葉he first person to ever share the voice of our LGBTQ community at this podium傭ecause like Harvey Milk, he demanded it. He blazed the trail to make it possible. He said, 鼎oming out is the most political thing you can do. Come out to your parents, relatives, friends, neighbors, co-workers, where you shop, where you eat, to break down the myths, destroy the lies and distortions, for your sake and for their sake. Representation matters. Representation matters at this State Capitol, just as every LGBTQ person has made an impact in their communities by just living their authentic selves.

All of this葉he rebellions, the legal challenges, and the visibility of LGBTQ people you know and care about揺ave finally led to the symbolic yet incredibly significant first-ever recognition of LGBTQ Pride Month from the Michigan Legislature with the adoption of Senate Resolution No. 60 today. Our work here in the Senate, however, does not end with this resolution and we will soon be faced with some monumental decisions here affecting the LGBTQ community in the state of Michigan. I do hope that this statement today葉hat LGBTQ lives are valid and contribute culturally, civically, and economically to the state of Michigan擁s a sign of increased willingness to learn from our lived experiences even though they may not be your own. I appreciate this first step on that journey.

To my fellow LGBTQ Michiganders, happy Pride Month from the Michigan Senate, and enjoy yet another reason to celebrate this year.

 

Senator Bayer痴 statement is as follows:

Hopefully everyone here heard the announcement yesterday from the Governor and Lieutenant Governor introducing the first Michigan High-Speed Internet Office. Really big news, thank you. There are over 850,000 households in this state that don稚 have access to high-speed internet, including about a million-and-a-half students who don稚 have access. This is a million-and-a-half kids850,000 families謡ho don稚 have access to online education; telehealth; many, many work opportunities; and so much more. We are going to take a big step. This morning as a first-step forward from the legislative perspective, we have a handful of bills sitting here in the side room welcoming your co-sponsorship and giving us a little kickstart to get this program going and enable more communities, more families, to get access to high-speed internet now.

 

Senator Barrett痴 statement is as follows:

I just wanted to rise to give some tribute to a departing member of my staff. Bryce Fisher謡e call him Fish in our office擁s going to be leaving my office in the coming days. He痴 going to work for Senator Daley. I guess the grass is greener across the wall from our office and over into theirs where he値l be the new legislative director for Senator Daley. But he痴 done a tremendous job in my office representing me in my absence at different events in the community that I represent. He痴 a native to Clinton County, an area that I represent in my district. He really stepped up in a big way last year and I had to basically dedicate his entire bandwidth and time to working on unemployment claims and issues for constituents in my district. And resoundingly, I heard from folks that while it was frustrating and difficult and aggravating to navigate the process, that he was able to help them out tremendously. We weren稚 able to fix every single problem謡e still have lingering issues that are out there and constituent work that needs to get done傭ut Fish was really instrumental in being able to help with that. I know that he値l be a great asset to Senator Daley in your office. I知 sad to see him go but I知 glad for this opportunity for him. He痴 actually not here right now because he痴 testifying on one of my bills over in the House of Representatives while we池e here in session so he痴 not able to be here to hear this, but I知 sure that he値l be able to see it later on. I just wanted to give him my personal thanks for his work in my office over this last year and a half.

 

Senator Runestad痴 statement is as follows:

Watching the news recently, I couldn稚 help but think about what our major cities are becoming right now. The U.S. saw significant crime rise across major cities in 2020 and now it is not letting up. In April, Joel Northam, a leader in the Denver Party for Socialism and Liberation threatened that, 的t痴 going to be a long, hot summer預nd we池e here for it.

Violence we saw over the last year is still raging with no sign of letting up. Major American cities saw a combined 33 percent increase in homicides last year which was a huge increase over 2019. Chicago, Houston, and Memphis all saw huge surges in homicides last year, with Chicago setting a record in its history of 18 homicides in a single day. According to a report by the Major Cities Chiefs Association, 63 of the 66 largest police jurisdictions saw increases in at least one category of violent crimes this past year謡hich include homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The reality is our cities are still facing a crime wave of historic proportion. Oakland, California; Portland, Oregon; Tampa Florida預ll have seen violence in recent weeks. Portland in particular is starting to accept rioting; it痴 a regular part of life. The Oregonian reported that downtown Portland, once a thriving tourist center, is now rife with smashed windows, graffiti, trash, boarded-up windows, wow.

Even worse, the Major Cities Chiefs Association reports that through 2021, many cities are set to outpace even last year痴 incredible numbers. Los Angeles揺omicides increased nearly 33 percent through March 30 this year; Chicago揺omicides are up 33 percent in the first three months of the year compared to 2020, while shootings are up nearly 40 percent in the same period over last year. New York City洋urders jumped nearly 14 percent through March 28 while shootings are up 50 percent. Even censorship CNN was forced to report that, 鍍he increase in homicide rates across the country is both historic and far-reaching. What changed? Why does all the violence continue?

Well, demonizing the police and reducing their budgets are a huge part. Cutting police department budgets was all the rage in 2020. Austin cut $150 million, Seattle $2.5 million, New York City over $1 billion, Los Angeles cut $150 million, San Francisco $120 million, Oakland cut $14.6 million, and we can go on and on. There are claims that the pandemic was at fault as people were locked down and depressed. If that was the cause, when we had the vaccinations rolled out in December and now they池e ubiquitous預nyone can get a vaccination幼rime rates ought to go down. Instead, what痴 happening? They池e increasing dramatically. But, at the same time when our communities need more law and order, more public safety, they have seen exactly the opposite. We致e heard calls to defund the police, violence against police, we池e even hearing calls to abolish the police outright, and it痴 having it痴 effect. Axios recently reported that applications to serve in the Des Moines, Iowa police department were down 50 percent last year, while applications continue to plummet in places like Charlotte and Minneapolis. Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said the anti‑police sentiment leads to lower officer performance and increased violent crime.

What can we do? For starters we can fund our police, we can hire more officers, train them properly, don稚 require them to stand down in the face of violence and rioting, and to show them the respect that the vast majority deserve. We can reform our policing to ensure continuous best practices, we can stop electing prosecutors who prefer catch-and-release to safety and law and order. We can work together to improve the system while protecting our neighborhoods and making a real difference for our communities. I知 proud of some of the steps we have taken here in this chamber. I知 pleased that the budget we passed includes the ability to train 120 new state troopers, but I know we can do better because we need to do better. I know this crime wave can be beaten and if we take the proper action and implement the right solutions, it can be done.

 

Senator Nesbitt痴 statement is as follows:

I didn稚 intend to speak today but after hearing some words from my colleague on the other side of the aisle saying that a new bureaucracy預 new office擁s going to solve this broadband problem in this state, I find it pretty ripe. After this body has passed two bills, vetoed twice by this Governor, that will attract more private capital to invest and expand high-speed internet in this state and now, magically, instead of asking for new and more investment in working with the Legislature, she痴 creating a new bureaucracy. How is that going to solve the problem?

Twice now the Governor has actively chosen to let hundreds of thousands of families needing broadband to be left behind. She痴 vetoed two bills so far this year. After she highlighted her concern on the first bill on speeds, we changed that; we upped the requirement. So we presented her with a new bill. Not one vote from the other side of the aisle in this body. We got bipartisan support in the House. So we presented her with a new version to address her concerns. And it痴 clear that the original veto message she was not sincere in, just has an interest in helping more people getting access to broadband unless she can personally take credit for more government spending.

We do need to address this digital divide across our state and prove technological advances. I stand ready to meet and listen to these ideas and suggestions, but let痴 put pen to paper and let痴 show what these solutions are. We put our ideas on paper, vetoed twice. She claims she wants to solve the lack of reliable internet that plagues so many communities. If that was the case, I wouldn稚 be consistently hearing from constituents about the need for more action on increasing access to broadband.

I look forward to trying to work and see what the ideas傭ut some new bureaucracy, I don稚 think, is going to solve this problem. I think what痴 going to solve it is by challenging the private sector for more investment and new investment into this state.

Announcements of Printing and Enrollment

 

 

The Secretary announced that the following House bills were received in the Senate and filed on Wednesday, June 2:

House Bill Nos. 4125 4451 4467 4468 4667 4823 4824

 

The Secretary announced that the following bills were printed and filed on Wednesday, June 2, and are available on the Michigan Legislature website:

Senate Bill Nos. 497 498 499 500 501

 

 

Committee Reports

 

 

The Committee on Natural Resources reported

Senate Bill No. 486, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled 哲atural resources and environmental protection act, by amending section 43540e (MCL 324.43540e), as added by 2012 PA 520.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

Ed McBroom

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators McBroom, Bumstead, Outman and Schmidt

Nays: Senator McCann

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Natural Resources submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., Room 403, 4th Floor, Capitol Building

Present: Senators McBroom (C), Bumstead, Outman, Schmidt and McCann

 

 

The Committee on Finance reported

Senate Bill No. 392, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled 的ncome tax act of 1967, by amending section 623 (MCL 206.623), as amended by 2014 PA 13.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Jim Runestad

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Runestad, Nesbitt, Daley, Bumstead and VanderWall

Nays: Senators Chang and Alexander

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Finance reported

House Bill No. 4485, entitled

A bill to amend 1993 PA 327, entitled 典obacco products tax act, by amending section 7 (MCL 205.427), as amended by 2016 PA 86.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Jim Runestad

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Runestad, Nesbitt, Daley, Bumstead and VanderWall

Nays: Senator Chang

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 12:00 noon, Room 403, 4th Floor, Capitol Building

Present: Senators Runestad (C), Nesbitt, Daley, Bumstead, VanderWall, Chang and Alexander

 

 

The Committee on Elections reported

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.

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

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Ruth A. Johnson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Johnson, McBroom and VanderWall

Nays: Senator Wojno

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

 

 

The Committee on Elections reported

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.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Ruth A. Johnson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Johnson, McBroom and VanderWall

Nays: Senator Wojno

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Elections reported

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.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Ruth A. Johnson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Johnson, McBroom and VanderWall

Nays: Senator Wojno

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Elections submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Johnson (C), McBroom, VanderWall and Wojno

 

 

Scheduled Meetings

 

 

Environmental Quality Tuesday, June 8, 1:15 p.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373‑5323

 

Oversight Tuesday, June 8, 2:00 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-5312

Senator Lauwers moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 11:09 a.m.

 

The President, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist, declared the Senate adjourned until Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

MARGARET O達RIEN

Secretary of the Senate