No. 20

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Journal of the Senate

101st Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

 

10:00 a.m.

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

Alexander用resent Horn用resent Polehanki用resent

Ananich用resent Huizenga用resent Runestad用resent

Barrett用resent Irwin用resent Santana容xcused

Bayer用resent Johnson用resent Schmidt用resent

Bizon用resent LaSata用resent Shirkey用resent

Brinks用resent Lauwers用resent Stamas用resent

Bullock用resent MacDonald用resent Theis用resent

Bumstead用resent McBroom用resent VanderWall用resent

Chang用resent McCann用resent Victory用resent

Daley用resent McMorrow用resent Wojno用resent

Geiss用resent Moss用resent Wozniak用resent

Hertel用resent Nesbitt用resent Zorn用resent

Hollier用resent Outman用resent


 

Senator Roger Victory of the 30th District offered the following invocation:

Lord, we come to You on this morning, the first day of March, and our hearts are heavy at this point in time. In Your world of Your creation there痴 much turmoil and anguish. May Your hand be upon those who are oppressed and Your guidance be placed upon them.

And as we do the work on behalf of the people of the state of Michigan may Your hand be upon us too and guide us on Your words of wisdom. This we ask in Your name. Amen.

 

The President, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist, led the members of the Senate in recital of the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

Motions and Communications

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that Senators McBroom and Schmidt be temporarily excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

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

The motion prevailed.

 

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

The motion prevailed.

 

Senator Ananich entered the Senate Chamber.

 

 

The following communication was received:

County of Muskegon

February 28, 2022

Attached please find the Muskegon County Resolution Honoring Black History Month which was passed by our Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, February 15, 2022.

Regards,

Linda Sue Schutter

Administrative Secretary

County Clerk痴 Office

The communication was referred to the Secretary for record.

 

 

Messages from the Governor

 

 

The following message from the Governor was received:

Date: February 25, 2022

Time: 2:14 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir悠 have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 445 (Public Act No. 18), being

An act to amend 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1, entitled 鄭n act to protect the welfare of the people of this state through the establishment of an unemployment compensation fund, and to provide for the disbursement thereof; to create certain other funds; to create the Michigan employment security commission, and to prescribe its powers and duties; to provide for the protection of the people of this state from the hazards of unemployment; to levy and provide for contributions from employers; to levy and provide for obligation assessments; to provide for the collection of those contributions and assessments; to enter into reciprocal agreements and to cooperate with agencies of the United States and of other states charged with the administration of any unemployment insurance law; to furnish certain information to certain governmental agencies for use in administering public benefit and child support programs and investigating and prosecuting fraud; to provide for the payment of benefits; to provide for appeals from redeterminations, decisions and notices of assessments; and for referees and a board of review to hear and decide the issues arising from redeterminations, decisions and notices of assessment; to provide for the cooperation of this state and compliance with the provisions of the social security act and the Wagner-Peyser act passed by the Congress of the United States of America; to provide for the establishment and maintenance of free public employment offices; to provide for the transfer of funds; to make appropriations for carrying out the provisions of this act; to prescribe remedies and penalties for the violation of this act; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act, by amending section 28 (MCL 421.28), as amended by 2021 PA 66.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on February 28, 2022, at 1:20 p.m.)

Respectfully,

Gretchen Whitmer

Governor

 

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Messages from the House

 

 

Senate Bill No. 720, entitled

A bill to amend 1993 PA 327, entitled 典obacco products tax act, by amending sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 5a, 6, 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d, 7, 7b, 8, 9, 11, 12, and 13 (MCL 205.422, 205.423, 205.424, 205.425, 205.425a, 205.426, 205.426a, 205.426b, 205.426c, 205.426d, 205.427, 205.427b, 205.428, 205.429, 205.431, 205.432, and 205.433), sections 2 and 11 as amended by 2020 PA 326, sections 3, 5, and 6 as amended and section 6b as added by 1997 PA 187, sections 5a and 6a as amended by 2012 PA 188, section 6c as added by 2002 PA 503, section 6d as added by 2003 PA 285, section 7 as amended by 2021 PA 102, section 7b as added by 2002 PA 607, section 8 as amended by 2008 PA 458, section 9 as amended by 2004 PA 474, section 12 as amended by 2018 PA 639, and section 13 as amended by 1995 PA 131, and by adding sections 3a and 6f.

The House of Representatives has substituted (H-3) the bill.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill as substituted (H-3), 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.

 

Senator Schmidt entered the Senate Chamber.

 

Senate Bill No. 721, entitled

A bill to amend 1987 PA 264, entitled 滴ealth and safety fund act, by amending section 3 (MCL 141.473), as amended by 1998 PA 529.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill, ordered that it be given immediate effect and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

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

Senator Lauwers moved that further consideration of the bill be postponed for today.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 722, entitled

A bill to amend 1999 PA 244, entitled 鄭n act to require tobacco product manufacturers to place funds in escrow for medical expenses incurred by the state due to tobacco related illnesses; to establish a formula for determining the amount of the escrow; to establish the conditions for release of funds from escrow; to prescribe powers and duties of the attorney general; and to provide for civil penalties for violation of this act, by amending sections 1 and 2 (MCL 445.2051 and 445.2052), as amended by 2016 PA 42.

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

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

Senator Lauwers moved that further consideration of the bill be postponed for today.

The motion prevailed.

 

Senator McBroom entered the Senate Chamber.

 

 

Recess

 

 

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

The motion prevailed, the time being 10:07 a.m.

11:12 a.m.

 

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

 

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Resolutions

 

 

Senators Chang and Wojno offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 111.

A resolution to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine and urge the world community to join together in sanctioning Russia.

Whereas, On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a 都pecial military operation in Ukraine. Soon after, the Russian military launched a full-scale invasion of its neighbor, including sending troops into the country and bombing major cities; and

Whereas, This unjustified invasion has already caused needless anguish and loss of life. Ukrainian soldiers have been killed or wounded, and thousands of refugees have fled to neighboring countries to escape the bloodshed; and

Whereas, The attack on Ukraine is unprovoked and demonstrates a blatant violation of the Budapest Memorandum, a 1994 agreement between the United States, Russia, and Great Britain. As part of the agreement, Russia committed to 途espect the independence and sovereignty and the existing borders of Ukraine and 鍍o refrain from the threat or use of force against the country; and

Whereas, President Putin has continued to demonstrate a dangerous disregard for international law and a chilling indifference to the unnecessary loss of human life. In announcing the invasion, he commented that Russia remains a powerful nuclear state and threatened grave consequences for countries that interfere with Russia痴 goal. It is vital that we remain united in our condemnation of statements and actions that portend a global nuclear threat; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That we condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine; and be it further

Resolved, That we urge the world community to join together in sanctioning Russia; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the President of the Russian Federation and the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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 Chang offered the following substitute (S-1):

A resolution to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine and urge the world community to join together in sanctioning Russia.

Whereas, On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a 都pecial military operation in Ukraine. Soon after, the Russian military launched a full-scale invasion of its neighbor, including sending troops into the country and bombing major cities; and

Whereas, This unjustified invasion has already caused needless anguish and loss of life. Ukrainian soldiers have been killed or wounded, and thousands of refugees have fled to neighboring countries to escape the bloodshed; and

Whereas, The attack on Ukraine is unprovoked and demonstrates a blatant violation of the Budapest Memorandum, a 1994 agreement between the United States, Russia, and Great Britain. As part of the agreement, the United States and United Kingdom made security assurances to Ukraine in exchange for the country giving up its nuclear arsenal. Russia committed to 途espect the independence and sovereignty and the existing borders of Ukraine and 鍍o refrain from the threat or use of force against the country; and

Whereas, President Putin has continued to demonstrate a dangerous disregard for international law and a chilling indifference to the unnecessary loss of human life. In announcing the invasion, he commented that Russia remains a powerful nuclear state and threatened grave consequences for countries that interfere with Russia痴 goal. It is vital that we remain united in our condemnation of statements and actions that portend a global nuclear threat; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That we condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine; and be it further

Resolved, That we urge the world community to join together in sanctioning Russia; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the President of the Russian Federation, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and the Michigan congressional delegation.

The substitute (S-1) was adopted.

The resolution as substituted (S-1) was adopted.

Senators Barrett, Bayer, Brinks, Bullock, Geiss, Hertel, Hollier, Horn, Johnson, LaSata, Lauwers, McCann, McMorrow, Moss, Outman, Polehanki, Stamas and Theis were named co-sponsors of the resolution.

Senators Wojno, Chang and Barrett asked and were granted unanimous consent to make statements and moved that the statements be printed in the Journal.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Wojno痴 statement is as follows:

I do urge your support for Senate Resolution No. 111, as it condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine; but I also want to take this opportunity at this time to introduce three special individuals who are here today to join us in support of this resolution. We have Walter Kozar, Andrew Haftkowycz, and Tania Smyk from the Ukrainian-American Crisis Response Committee of Michigan. If you could please stand and be recognized. Welcome to the Michigan Senate and thank you for your support today.

 

Senator Chang痴 statement is as follows:

Over 300 people have been senselessly killed in Ukraine since Russian forces invaded their country. Over the past week, we have seen images of family members grieving their losses, including the deaths of at least 16 innocent children. We have seen and heard people fleeing or attempting to flee Ukraine into neighboring countries, seeking safety and refuge, often having to separate from the young men in their families who must stay to fight. More than half a million people have fled their homes in Ukraine to escape the war. We致e seen or heard about millions of people in Ukraine huddling in makeshift bomb shelters such as underground rail stations to stay safe from the explosions. We have seen tremendous acts of bravery by Ukrainian soldiers as well as Ukrainian civilians across the countryside, taking steps with whatever resources they can find to defend their country痴 freedom and confronting Russian troops. We致e also seen brave acts of thousands of Russian people protesting the war, knowing full well they may be arrested for speaking up against their government, and indeed thousands have been arrested.

Today, the Senator from the 9th District and I offer Senate Resolution No. 111. This resolution condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine and urges the world community to join together in continuing to sanction Russia. On February 24, Russian President Putin announced a 都pecial military operation in Ukraine that was anything but a peacekeeping mission. The Russian military launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, sending troops and bombing major cities. Too many people have been killed in this needless, unjustified, unprovoked, and senseless conflict.

In 1994, the United States, Russia, and Great Britain signed the Budapest Memorandum. Security assurances to Ukraine were made in exchange for the country giving up its nuclear arsenal, and Russia committed, 典o respect the independence and sovereignty and the existing borders of Ukraine, and, 典o refrain from the threat or use of force against the country. The attack on Ukraine is a clear violation of Budapest Memorandum. And just recently the International Criminal Court has already stated they will open an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine.

The ramifications of this invasion and ongoing attack are global and has brought about a global response. The United States and the world community should continue to be united in issuing and enforcing strong sanctions against Russia. All people of Ukraine, no matter their background, deserve a chance to live in freedom預nd as the Michigan Senate, today we are sending the message that we stand with the people of Ukraine. We also send our support and wishes of comfort and peace to the Ukrainian-American community in Michigan as they grieve, as they pray, and as they rally for their home country.

Colleagues, I ask for your support for this resolution. Thank you.

 

Senator Barrett痴 statement is as follows:

I wanted to commend and join my colleagues in adoption of this resolution today. You know, I want to be candid and frank, Vladimir Putin isn稚 going to care a whole heck of a lot what the Michigan Senate does today. But it does send a message to the rest of the world that we are standing on their side and hopefully giving them some uplifting encouragement. I was really heartened to see the resolve and the steadfast resistance that the Ukrainian people have put up against this invasion.

I look at the conflicts that we致e engaged in in our country over the last two decades or so, and we haven稚 really had willing partners to engage with us in those fights, even for their own freedom. You look at Iraq, in Afghanistan, we really haven稚 had willing partners the entire time預nd there are certainly good people who fought alongside of us in those efforts that we had傭ut as we leave Afghanistan you see the country collapse into the hands of the Taliban as we池e leaving or immediately thereafter. Meanwhile in Ukraine, people are digging in and fighting for the freedom and sovereignty of their own country, and I think it gives me an inspiration to think about what do I care about and hopefully you can be encouraged to think about what do you care about? What are the values you care about enough to fight and die for? Sadly, I think as we become more self-absorbed in our own culture, we lose that focus of things outside of ourselves that are worthy of our fight and even willing to die for like the folks in Ukraine who stood up to resist this.

There are other things we can do too. We can weaken Vladimir Putin by opening up energy reserves in our own country, exporting them to our European allies so that they don稚 rely on Russia to heat their homes and fuel their economy, and have a hostage situation by a hostile regime like the Russians are. We can get Russia off the UN Security Council葉hey池e chairing the meeting that is taking up the consideration of condemning the actions of Russia invading a sovereign country at the exact moment that they池e invading. That doesn稚 make any sense whatsoever. Then we can absolutely work with the Ukrainians to arm them and train them, and give them every bit of knowledge we致e learned fighting insurgencies over the last 20 years to tell them what it takes to fight an insurgency against an outsize military like the Russians are. We can also give them our prayers and our support in resolutions like this that take that up as well.

The Ukrainian government isn稚 perfect and Ukraine doesn稚 have a perfect history of human rights of their own, but the best way to fix that is for Ukraine to be a sovereign country and deal with those issues themselves instead of being invaded by a hostile enemy neighbor. So I hope today that this is a small measure of support for the Ukrainian people and I am really encouraged to see this, and I hope there is more we can do as the days and weeks progress.

 

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Third Reading of Bills

 

 

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

House Bill No. 4833

The motion prevailed.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4833, entitled

A bill to levy and collect a specific tax upon the rental of certain heavy equipment rental personal property; to provide for the disposition of that specific tax; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental officers and entities; and to provide penalties.

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. 46 Yeas35

 

 

Alexander Daley McBroom Shirkey

Ananich Geiss McCann Stamas

Barrett Hollier McMorrow Theis

Bayer Horn Moss VanderWall

Bizon Huizenga Nesbitt Victory

Brinks Johnson Outman Wojno

Bullock LaSata Polehanki Wozniak

Bumstead Lauwers Runestad Zorn

Chang MacDonald Schmidt

 

 

Nays2

 

 

Hertel Irwin

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Santana

 

 

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. 4834, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled 典he general property tax act, (MCL 211.1 to 211.155) by adding section 9p.

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. 47 Yeas35

 

 

Alexander Daley McBroom Shirkey

Ananich Geiss McCann Stamas

Barrett Hollier McMorrow Theis

Bayer Horn Moss VanderWall

Bizon Huizenga Nesbitt Victory

Brinks Johnson Outman Wojno

Bullock LaSata Polehanki Wozniak

Bumstead Lauwers Runestad Zorn

Chang MacDonald Schmidt

 

 

Nays2

 

 

Hertel Irwin

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Santana

 

 

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.

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

鄭n act to provide for the assessment of rights and interests, including leasehold interests, in property and the levy and collection of taxes on property, and for the collection of taxes levied; making those taxes a lien on the property taxed, establishing and continuing the lien, providing for the sale or forfeiture and conveyance of property delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition of lands bid off to the state and not redeemed or purchased; to provide for the establishment of a delinquent tax revolving fund and the borrowing of money by counties and the issuance of notes; to define and limit the jurisdiction of the courts in proceedings in connection with property delinquent for taxes; to limit the time within which actions may be brought; to prescribe certain limitations with respect to rates of taxation; to prescribe certain powers and duties of certain officers, departments, agencies, and political subdivisions of this state; to provide for certain reimbursements of certain expenses incurred by units of local government; to provide penalties for the violation of this act; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,

The Senate agreed to the full title.

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

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 Polehanki 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 bills:

House Bill No. 5295, entitled

A bill to amend 1993 PA 23, entitled 溺ichigan limited liability company act, by amending section 904 (MCL 450.4904), as amended by 2013 PA 131.

 

 

House Bill No. 5296, entitled

A bill to amend 1972 PA 284, entitled 釘usiness corporation act, by amending section 284 (MCL 450.1284), as amended by 2013 PA 132.

The bills were 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:

House Bill No. 5252, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending section 475 (MCL 168.475), as amended by 1999 PA 219.

Substitute (S-3).

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 proceeded to the order of

Introduction and Referral of Bills

 

 

Senators Schmidt, Hertel, Chang and Wozniak introduced

Senate Bill No. 926, entitled

A bill to amend 1993 PA 23, entitled 溺ichigan limited liability company act, by amending section 102 (MCL 450.4102), as amended by 2015 PA 157.

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

 

 

Senators Polehanki, Bayer, Wojno, Irwin, Moss, Alexander, Chang, Bullock, Geiss and McCann introduced

Senate Bill No. 927, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled 典he state school aid act of 1979, by amending section 18 (MCL 388.1618), as amended by 2021 PA 48.

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

 

 

Senators Bayer, Polehanki, Wojno, Irwin, Moss, Alexander, Chang, Bullock, Geiss and McCann introduced

Senate Bill No. 928, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, by amending sections 503c, 504a, 523c, 525, 553c, 557, and 1311h (MCL 380.503c, 380.504a, 380.523c, 380.525, 380.553c, 380.557, and 380.1311h), sections 503c, 523c, and 553c as added by 2011 PA 277, section 504a as amended and section 525 as added by 2003 PA 179, section 557 as added by 2009 PA 205, and section 1311h as amended by 2012 PA 620.

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

Senators Bayer, Polehanki, Wojno, Irwin, Moss, Alexander, Chang, Bullock, Geiss and McCann introduced

Senate Bill No. 929, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, by amending sections 503, 523, and 553 (MCL 380.503, 380.523, and 380.553), section 503 as amended by 2018 PA 601 and sections 523 and 553 as amended by 2011 PA 277.

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

 

 

Senators Polehanki, Bayer, Wojno, Alexander, Irwin, Moss, Chang, Bullock, Geiss and McCann introduced

Senate Bill No. 930, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, by amending sections 502, 522, 552, and 1311d (MCL 380.502, 380.522, 380.552, and 380.1311d), sections 502, 522, and 552 as amended by 2018 PA 601 and section 1311d as added by 1999 PA 23.

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

 

 

Senators Moss, Bayer, Polehanki, Irwin, Wojno, Alexander, Chang, Bullock, Geiss and McCann introduced

Senate Bill No. 931, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, by amending sections 1219 and 1220 (MCL 380.1219 and 380.1220), section 1219 as added by 2015 PA 109 and section 1220 as amended by 2020 PA 290.

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

 

 

Senators Polehanki, Bayer, Wojno, Alexander, Irwin, Moss, Chang, Bullock, Geiss and McCann introduced

Senate Bill No. 932, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, by amending sections 502, 503, 507, 522, 523, 528, 552, 553, and 561 (MCL 380.502, 380.503, 380.507, 380.522, 380.523, 380.528, 380.552, 380.553, and 380.561), sections 502, 503, 507, 522, 528, 552, and 561 as amended by 2018 PA 601 and sections 523 and 553 as amended by 2011 PA 277.

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

 

 

Senators Bayer, Polehanki, Wojno, Alexander, Moss, Irwin, Chang, Bullock, Geiss and McCann introduced

Senate Bill No. 933, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, by amending sections 507, 528, and 561 (MCL 380.507, 380.528, and 380.561), as amended by 2018 PA 601.

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

 

 

Senators Polehanki, Bayer, Wojno, Alexander, Irwin, Moss, Chang, Bullock, Geiss and McCann introduced

Senate Bill No. 934, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, by amending sections 504a, 525, 557, and 1311h (MCL 380.504a, 380.525, 380.557, and 380.1311h), section 504a as amended and section 525 as added by 2003 PA 179, section 557 as added by 2009 PA 205, and section 1311h as amended by 2012 PA 620.

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

 

 

Senators Moss, Bayer, Polehanki, Wojno, Irwin, Alexander, Chang, Bullock, Geiss and McCann introduced

Senate Bill No. 935, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, by amending sections 503, 507, 523, 528, 553, 561, 1311e, and 1311l (MCL 380.503, 380.507, 380.523, 380.528, 380.553, 380.561, 380.1311e, and 380.1311l), sections 503, 507, 528, and 561 as amended by 2018 PA 601, sections 523 and 553 as amended by 2011 PA 277, section 1311e as amended by 2009 PA 205, and section 1311l as added by 1999 PA 23.

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

 

 

Senators Bayer, Polehanki, Wojno, Irwin, Moss, Alexander, Chang, Bullock, Geiss and McCann introduced

Senate Bill No. 936, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 442, entitled 擢reedom of information act, by amending section 2 (MCL 15.232), as amended by 2018 PA 68.

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

Senators Bayer, Polehanki, Wojno, Irwin, Moss, Alexander, Chang, Bullock, Geiss and McCann introduced

Senate Bill No. 937, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, by amending section 1201 (MCL 380.1201), as amended by 2001 PA 27.

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

 

 

Senator Barrett introduced

Senate Bill No. 938, entitled

A bill to amend 1969 PA 306, entitled 鄭dministrative procedures act of 1969, by amending sections 8 and 31 (MCL 24.208 and 24.231), section 8 as amended by 2004 PA 23 and section 31 as amended by 1989 PA 288, and by adding section 47a.

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

 

 

Senators LaSata, Bizon, Barrett, Lauwers, Wozniak, Bumstead, Daley, Victory, Nesbitt, Outman, Johnson, McBroom, Horn and Theis introduced

Senate Bill No. 939, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending sections 16221, 16299, 17015, and 17515 (MCL 333.16221, 333.16299, 333.17015, and 333.17515), section 16221 as amended by 2020 PA 232, section 16299 as amended by 2020 PA 375, and sections 17015 and 17515 as amended by 2012 PA 499, and by adding sections 17015b, 17019, 17519, 20187, and 21416.

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. 4173, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled 典he code of criminal procedure, by amending section 19 of chapter XVI (MCL 776.19).

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. 5334, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, (MCL 257.1 to 257.923) by adding section 811hh.

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. 5472, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled 溺ichigan memorial highway act, (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2092) by adding section 105.

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. 5572, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled 溺ichigan memorial highway act, (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2092) by adding section 18c.

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.

 

 

Statements

 

 

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Hollier痴 statement is as follows:

I壇 like to take a little bit of a personal privilege. My grandmother turned 99 on Saturday and I壇 just like to kick off Women痴 History Month telling my grandmother痴 story because 100 years ago, she never would have imagined that her grandson would have the opportunity to tell her story like this.

When she was growing up, her grandmother and her grandparents told stories of being shipped away to Native American boarding schools. She grew up in a time and a place where her history was a liability and not a strength; where her family, friends, and community did not feel comfortable teaching her about it. So much of her story was lost.

This weekend, I got an opportunity to sit down as my 1-year-old son sat for the first time with his great-grandmother to listen to her talk about what it was like growing up in rural Oklahoma, growing up in a space where her grandparents were brought to. My grandmother was born February 26, 1923, in Beggs, Oklahoma. She was born less than a year after the Tulsa race massacre, less than 40 or 50 miles away from it. Her older brothers, her family, dealt with that. Tulsa was the big city growing up and she always had memories of a learned trauma in that space and didn稚 feel comfortable talking about it until just the last couple of years as people, as a nation started to talk about it. She痴 seen five generations耀he痴 got children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren預nd she痴 moving around and able to talk about it and share the experiences that she痴 had over that time. That痴 a lot. When she was 2 years old, she was made a citizen because Native Americans weren稚 when she was born. The Native Indian Freedom Citizenship Suffrage Act of 1924 was passed because Native Americans at the time enlisted in World War I at the highest per capita rate, something that continues today. That痴 why Native people got citizenship, because we signed up for the military, because when the bell called, we came. We signed up and said, Send me. That legacy continues.

As we talk about spaces, the legacy of discrimination continues to happen. Her husband洋y grandfather耀igned up to be a pilot in what was going to be the first Army Air Corps. He was fair enough that they mistakenly thought he was white. As he gets through his training and it痴 going fine, all of a sudden he gets kicked out because they realized he was actually a Black man. Unlike a generation of folks who sent their husbands and brothers away to fight in World War II, her husband got sent home because he was Black. That was the reality of the day and the experience that she continued to live as she grew up in a time when the Civil Rights Movement happened, when she was treated differently because unlike her brothers, her ID at birth said Indian, her middle brother said colored, and her eldest brother said white because a doctor looked at them and said, White, colored, Indian. Same parents, same doctors, same space, but that痴 what the documents say. That痴 who they are. That痴 the reality of the space she dealt with謡omen痴 suffrage耀he raised and moved north with a generation of Black people, with people all over, because of the auto industry, because the community she was raised in and lived in in Oklahoma, there were no jobs. There was no opportunity. Instead of having no space, she came up here because her big brother had a great job at Ford. The first thing she did here was teach. She taught Head Start for years. She got her college diploma in her late 60s, and she also sent six kids to college. Could you imagine? Someone who had gotten their degree after six of their children? That痴 the kind of person my grandmother is, and it痴 just been a blessing.

I know as we think about these moments, as we think about all the spaces and the time and history, we continue to make it and she continues to do that. I知 grateful that you all let me share a little bit about my grandmother, Marcelle Douglas. Next year she痴 going to be 100 and we are very excited to tell that story and I hope you continue to tell the story of the folks and women, particularly this month, who have impacted our lives because we don稚 do it enough.

 

 

Announcements of Printing and Enrollment

 

 

The Secretary announced that the following House bills were received in the Senate and filed on Thursday, February 24:

House Bill Nos. 4173 5334 5472 5572

 

The Secretary announced the enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor on Thursday, February 24, for her approval the following bills:

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 412 at 11:39 a.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 445 at 11:41 a.m.

 

The Secretary announced the enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor on Monday, February 28, for her approval the following bill:

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 129 at 1:33 p.m.

The Secretary announced that the following bills and joint resolutions were printed and filed on Thursday, February 24, and are available on the Michigan Legislature website:

Senate Bill Nos. 888 889 890 891 892 893 894 895 896 897 898 899 900 901 902 903 904 905 906 907 908 909 910 911 912 913 914 915 916 917 918 919 920 921 922 923 924 925

Senate Joint Resolution M

House Bill Nos. 5839 5840 5841 5842 5843 5844 5845 5846 5847 5848 5849 5850 5851 5852 5853 5854 5855 5856 5857 5858 5859

House Joint Resolution P

 

 

Committee Reports

 

 

The Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety reported

Senate Bill No. 626, entitled

A bill to amend 2004 PA 177, entitled 溺ichigan law enforcement officers memorial act, by amending section 4 (MCL 28.784).

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Roger Victory

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Victory, VanderWall, Barrett, Johnson, Runestad, Wozniak, Chang and Irwin

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety reported

House Bill No. 4562, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 232, entitled 鼎orrections code of 1953, by amending section 33e (MCL 791.233e), as amended by 2018 PA 339.

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.

Roger Victory

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Victory, VanderWall, Barrett, Johnson, Runestad, Wozniak, Chang and Irwin

Nays: None

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

 

 

The Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety reported

House Bill No. 4563, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 232, entitled 鼎orrections code of 1953, by amending section 46 (MCL 791.246), as added by 1982 PA 314.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Roger Victory

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Victory, VanderWall, Barrett, Johnson, Runestad, Wozniak, Chang and Irwin

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety reported

House Bill No. 4821, entitled

A bill to amend 2004 PA 177, entitled 溺ichigan law enforcement officers memorial act, by amending section 5 (MCL 28.785), as amended by 2020 PA 215; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Roger Victory

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Victory, VanderWall, Barrett, Johnson, Runestad, Wozniak, Chang and Irwin

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety submitted the following:

Meeting held on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 8:30 a.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Victory (C), VanderWall, Barrett, Johnson, Runestad, Wozniak, Chang and Irwin

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Economic and Small Business Development submitted the following:

Meeting held on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 12:00 noon, Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Horn (C), VanderWall, Lauwers, Schmidt, LaSata, MacDonald, Huizenga, McMorrow and Moss

Excused: Senator Geiss

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Health Policy and Human Services submitted the following:

Meeting held on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators VanderWall (C), Bizon, Johnson, LaSata, MacDonald, Brinks, Hertel, Santana and Wojno

Excused: Senator Theis

 

 

Scheduled Meetings

 

 

Appropriations

 

Subcommittees

 

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

 

Corrections and Judiciary Wednesdays, March 2 (CANCELLED), March 9, 12:00 noon, March 16, and March 23, 11:30 a.m., or immediately following session, Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-2768

 

General Government Wednesdays, March 2, March 9, March 16, and March 23, 3:00 p.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (517) 373-2768

 

Labor and Economic Opportunity/MEDC Wednesday, March 2, 1:00 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-2768

 

Licensing and Regulatory Affairs/Insurance and Financial Services Thursdays, March 3, 8:30 a.m. (CANCELLED), and March 10, 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon, Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-2768

 

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

Economic and Small Business Development Thursday, March 3, 12:00 noon, Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-1721

 

Finance Wednesday, March 2, 12:30 p.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-5312

 

Health Policy and Human Services Thursday, March 3, 1:00 p.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-5323

 

Judiciary and Public Safety Thursday, March 3, 8:30 a.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-5312

 

Transportation and Infrastructure Wednesday, March 2, 12:00 noon, Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-5323

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 11:50 a.m.

 

The President, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist, declared the Senate adjourned until Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

MARGARET O達RIEN

Secretary of the Senate