No. 16

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Journal of the Senate

101st Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Thursday, February 17, 2022.

 

10:00 a.m.

 

 

Pursuant to rule 1.101, in the absence of the Presiding Officers, the Senate was called to order by the Secretary of the Senate.

 

 

Motions and Communications

 

 

The following communication was received:

Office of Senator Michael D. MacDonald

February 16, 2022

I would like to be added as a co-sponsor to Senate Bill 876 sponsored by Senator Wayne Schmidt. I am submitting you a written letter according to Senate Rule 1.110 respectfully requesting to be added as a co‑sponsor. Please let me know if you need anything else from this request.

                                                                                                   Kind Regards,

                                                                                                   Michael D. MacDonald

                                                                                                   State Senator

                                                                                                   10th District

The communication was referred to the Secretary for record.

 

Pursuant to rule 3.104 the Senate proceeded to the order of

Messages from the House

 

 

Senate Bill No. 412, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled “The social welfare act,” by amending section 109h (MCL 400.109h), as added by 2004 PA 248.

The House of Representatives has substituted (H-1) the bill.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill as substituted (H-1), ordered that it be given immediate effect and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

Pursuant to rule 3.202, the bill was laid over one day.

 

Pursuant to rule 3.104 the Senate proceeded to the order of

Introduction and Referral of Bills

 

 

Senator McBroom introduced

Senate Bill No. 879, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled “The state school aid act of 1979,” by amending sections 6 and 11 (MCL 388.1606 and 388.1611), as amended by 2021 PA 48, and by adding section 61e.

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

Senator Ananich introduced

Senate Bill No. 880, entitled

A bill to provide for registry, promotion, and regulation of certain short-term rentals and hosting platforms; to create certain databases; to provide for imposition and collection of a statewide excise tax; to provide for the disbursement of the excise tax; to establish the functions and duties of certain state departments and employees and certain local units of government; and to prescribe penalties and remedies.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Economic and Small Business Development.

 

 

Senators Chang, Geiss and Runestad introduced

Senate Bill No. 881, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled “The general property tax act,” by amending sections 7u and 53b (MCL 211.7u and 211.53b), section 7u as amended by 2020 PA 253 and section 53b as amended by 2020 PA 206.

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

 

 

Senators Chang, McMorrow, Geiss, Polehanki, Wojno, Ananich, Alexander, Bullock, Bayer, Santana, Irwin and Hollier introduced

Senate Bill No. 882, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 388, entitled “Michigan campaign finance act,” by amending sections 3, 6, and 9 (MCL 169.203, 169.206, and 169.209), section 3 as amended by 2017 PA 119 and sections 6 and 9 as amended by 2019 PA 93.

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

 

 

Senators Bayer, Wojno, Geiss, Chang and Santana introduced

Senate Bill No. 883, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending sections 627 and 628 (MCL 257.627 and 257.628), section 627 as amended by 2019 PA 31 and section 628 as amended by 2016 PA 447.

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

 

 

Senators Johnson, Barrett, LaSata, Bumstead, Bizon, Theis, MacDonald, Wozniak, Victory, Runestad and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 884, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “Michigan election law,” by amending sections 795 and 795a (MCL 168.795 and 168.795a), section 795 as amended by 2018 PA 127 and section 795a as amended by 1998 PA 215.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 4195, entitled

A bill to amend 1846 RS 84, entitled “Of divorce,” (MCL 552.1 to 552.45) by adding section 6a.

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 Judiciary and Public Safety.

 

 

House Bill No. 4534, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled “The general property tax act,” by amending sections 7cc and 53b (MCL 211.7cc and 211.53b), section 7cc as amended by 2020 PA 96 and section 53b as amended by 2020 PA 206.

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 Finance.

 

 

House Bill No. 5315, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “The Michigan penal code,” by amending section 552c (MCL 750.552c), as added by 2005 PA 305.

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. 5662, entitled

A bill to amend 2006 PA 384, entitled “Driver education provider and instructor act,” by amending sections 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 17, 23, 25, 43, 45, 55, 61, and 65 (MCL 256.623, 256.625, 256.627, 256.629, 256.631, 256.633, 256.637, 256.643, 256.645, 256.663, 256.665, 256.675, 256.681, and 256.685), section 55 as amended by 2016 PA 322.

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. 5663, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending sections 306a, 312e, and 312f (MCL 257.306a, 257.312e, and 257.312f), section 306a as amended by 2021 PA 71, section 312e as amended by 2015 PA 11, and section 312f as amended by 2021 PA 148.

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. 5666, entitled

A bill to amend 2005 PA 92, entitled “School bond qualification, approval, and loan act,” by amending section 9 (MCL 388.1929), as amended by 2012 PA 437.

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 Appropriations.

 

 

Announcements of Printing and Enrollment

 

 

The Secretary announced that the following House bills were received in the Senate and filed on Wednesday, February 16:

House Bill Nos.      4195   4534   5315   5662   5663   5666

 

The Secretary announced that the following bills and resolution were printed and filed on Wednesday, February 16, and are available on the Michigan Legislature website:

Senate Bill Nos.       876     877     878

Senate Resolution No.       109

House Bill Nos.      5758   5759   5760

 

 

Committee Reports

 

 

The Committee on Finance reported

Senate Bill No. 195, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled “Income tax act of 1967,” by amending section 691 (MCL 206.691), as amended by 2014 PA 14.

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.

                                                                                                   Jim Runestad

                                                                                                   Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Runestad, Daley, Bumstead and VanderWall

Nays: Senators Chang and Alexander

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

 

 

The Committee on Finance reported

Senate Bill No. 727, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled “Income tax act of 1967,” by amending section 527a (MCL 206.527a), as amended by 2018 PA 309.

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, Daley, Bumstead, VanderWall, Chang and Alexander

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Finance reported

House Bill No. 4939, entitled

A bill to amend 1933 PA 167, entitled “General sales tax act,” by amending sections 1 and 25 (MCL 205.51 and 205.75), section 1 as amended by 2018 PA 2 and section 25 as amended by 2020 PA 29.

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

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

                                                                                                   Jim Runestad

                                                                                                   Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Runestad, Daley, Bumstead and VanderWall

Nays: Senator Alexander

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

 

 

The Committee on Finance reported

House Bill No. 4940, entitled

A bill to amend 1937 PA 94, entitled “Use tax act,” by amending sections 2 and 21 (MCL 205.92 and 205.111), section 2 as amended by 2018 PA 1 and section 21 as amended by 2020 PA 30.

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

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

                                                                                                   Jim Runestad

                                                                                                   Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Runestad, Daley, Bumstead and VanderWall

Nays: Senator Alexander

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

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at 12:30 p.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building

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

Excused: Senator Nesbitt

 

 

The Committee on Elections reported

House Bill No. 4132, entitled

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

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, VanderWall and Wojno

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Elections reported

House Bill No. 4133, entitled

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

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, VanderWall and Wojno

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Elections submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building

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

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Appropriations submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building

Present: Senators Stamas (C), Bumstead, Barrett, Bizon, LaSata, MacDonald, Outman, Runestad, Schmidt, Victory, Daley, Huizenga, Hertel, Bayer, Hollier, Irwin, McCann and Santana

 

 

Scheduled Meetings

 

 

Appropriations – Wednesday, February 23, 2:00 p.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (517) 373-5307

 

Subcommittees

 

Agriculture and Rural Development Thursday, February 24, 3:00 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-2768

 

Community Health/Human Services – Tuesday, February 22, 8:30 a.m., Senate Hearing Room, Ground Floor, Boji Tower (517) 373-2768

 

Corrections and Judiciary Wednesdays, February 23, March 2, March 9, and March 16, 11:30 a.m., or immediately following session, Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-2768

 

K-12 and Michigan Department of Education Thursday, February 24, 9:00 a.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (517) 373-2768

 

Military and Veterans Affairs/State Police Thursday, February 24, 1:00 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-2768

 

Transportation – Tuesdays, February 22 and March 1, 12:00 noon, or immediately following session, Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (517) 373-2768

 

Universities and Community Colleges Thursday, February 24, 3:00 p.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (517) 373-2768

 

Finance Wednesday, February 23, 12:30 p.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-5312

 

Judiciary and Public Safety – Thursday, February 24, 8:30 a.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-5312

 

Oversight Tuesday, February 22, 2:00 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-5312

In the absence of all Senators, pursuant to Joint Rule 15, the Secretary of the Senate adjourned the Senate, the time being 10:03 a.m.

 

The Secretary of the Senate declared the Senate adjourned until Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

MARGARET O’BRIEN

Secretary of the Senate