No. 52

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Journal of the Senate

101st Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Thursday, May 26, 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 Mark E. Huizenga of the 28th District offered the following invocation:

Heavenly Father, thank You for another day to enjoy the gifts You have bestowed upon us. Thank You for this day as we seek to use those gifts to honor You. Lord, please guide those elected to serve in this chamber to make decisions that lead our state down the path that You desire. Give us the wisdom and discernment to know Your will and to bring glory to Your name. Lord, inspire our reflection upon the words of 1 Chronicles 29:12, that, 釘oth riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and in Your hand is power and might; and in it lies Your hand to make great and strengthen everyone. Let us wear this verse as the badge of honor, to let it serve as a timely reminder of our role in Your kingdom.

Today as we conduct the business of this body, we are well aware the ultimate sacrifice that members of the armed forces have made to protect our democracy from the powers of evil. Our heroes are seated at Your table. Continue to bless Gold Star families who still deal with the pain of the loss. Be with our residents and give them Your blessing and peace, and it is in Your name that we pray. Amen.

 

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

 

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Messages from the House

 

 

Recess

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that the Senate recess until 11:00 a.m.

The motion prevailed, the time being 10:03 a.m.

 

The Senate reconvened at the expiration of the recess and was called to order by the President pro tempore, Senator Nesbitt.

 

During the recess, Senator Irwin entered the Senate Chamber.

 

During the recess, on the East Front of the Capitol, Senator MacDonald presented the 27th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony in honor of the military personnel who served during wartime. The ceremony was accompanied by the Michigan Army National Color Guard Military Funeral Honors Color Guard, Kalamazoo Pipe Band, and Veteran Post Commanders.

Pastor Tim Berlin of Faith Baptist Church in Clinton Township offered an invocation.

Senator MacDonald and Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist offered remarks.

The Michigan National Guard Honor Guard presented the colors.

Senator Stamas led the members of the Senate and guests in recital of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Senator MacDonald introduced Brooke Pozzi, a student at Lutheran North High School in Macomb, who sang the 哲ational Anthem.

Senator Hollier acknowledged members of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, members of the House of Representatives, and Senate staff who have served in the military.

Senator Outman recognized Gold Star family members.

Senator MacDonald introduced the keynote speaker, Brigadier General Doug Slocum, USAF (Ret.).

A moment of silence was observed in memory of those who lost their lives serving their country.

American Legion Post 502 in Elsie fired a gun salute.

Mr. Eric Stocker, chief of staff for Senator MacDonald, performed 典aps.

The Kalamazoo Pipe Band performed 鄭mazing Grace.

Pastor Berlin offered a benediction.

 

Senator Daley recognized Frank Franzel, USA, who served from 1969 to 1971, and his wife Cindy.

 

Senator Nesbitt recognized Lieutenant Colonel David Krzycki, USA.

 

Senator Zorn recognized Sergeant Bill Huffman, USMC, who served from 1968 to 1972.

 

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Introduction and Referral of Bills

 

 

Senators Schmidt, Bizon, Brinks and VanderWall introduced

Senate Bill No. 1055, entitled

A bill to amend 1987 PA 230, entitled 溺unicipal health facilities corporations act, by amending section 305a (MCL 331.1305a), as amended by 2017 PA 148.

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

 

 

Senators Hollier, Huizenga, Barrett, Horn, LaSata, MacDonald, Brinks, Wozniak, Alexander, Bullock, Chang, Zorn, Geiss, Moss, VanderWall, Irwin, Bizon, Wojno, Hertel, Polehanki, McMorrow, Bayer, McCann, Outman, Stamas, Victory, Runestad and Schmidt introduced

Senate Bill No. 1056, entitled

A bill to amend 2003 PA 215, entitled 鼎redit union act, by amending section 355 (MCL 490.355), as amended by 2016 PA 152.

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

 

 

Senators VanderWall, Daley, MacDonald, Huizenga and Victory introduced

Senate Bill No. 1057, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending sections 20950, 20954, and 20958 (MCL 333.20950, 333.20954, and 333.20958), section 20950 as amended by 2021 PA 25, section 20954 as amended by 2000 PA 375, and section 20958 as amended by 2010 PA 304.

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

 

 

Senator Daley introduced

Senate Bill No. 1058, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 189, entitled 典he insect pest and plant disease act, (MCL 286.201 to 286.228) by adding section 17a.

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

 

 

Senator Daley introduced

Senate Bill No. 1059, entitled

A bill to amend 1964 PA 283, entitled 展eights and measures act, by amending sections 2, 9a, 9b, 24, 27, 28c, 28e, 28f, 31, and 31a (MCL 290.602, 290.609a, 290.609b, 290.624, 290.627, 290.628c, 290.628e, 290.628f, 290.631, and 290.631a), sections 2, 9a, and 9b as amended by 2012 PA 253, section 28c as amended by 2016 PA 464, section 28e as amended by 2012 PA 469, section 28f as added by 2017 PA 168, and sections 31 and 31a as amended by 2012 PA 254.

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

 

 

Senator Huizenga introduced

Senate Bill No. 1060, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled 典he general property tax act, by amending sections 9o, 19, and 30 (MCL 211.9o, 211.19, and 211.30), section 9o as amended by 2021 PA 150, section 19 as amended by 2017 PA 261, and section 30 as amended by 2013 PA 153.

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

 

 

Senator LaSata introduced

Senate Bill No. 1061, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 489, entitled 溺ichigan trust fund act, (MCL 12.251 to 12.262) by adding section 3a.

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

 

 

Senator MacDonald introduced

Senate Bill No. 1062, entitled

A bill to amend 1937 PA 94, entitled 填se tax act, by amending section 21 (MCL 205.111), as amended by 2021 PA 109.

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

Senators Irwin and Wojno introduced

Senate Bill No. 1063, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, (MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding sections 9157 and 9158.

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

 

 

Senators Nesbitt, Hertel, Ananich, Moss, Wojno, Polehanki, Bumstead, Zorn, Hollier and Schmidt introduced

Senate Bill No. 1064, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending sections 14, 217, 217c, 226, 226a, 233a, 235, 245, 248, 248d, 250, 251, 803, and 807 (MCL 257.14, 257.217, 257.217c, 257.226, 257.226a, 257.233a, 257.235, 257.245, 257.248, 257.248d, 257.250, 257.251, 257.803, and 257.807), section 14 as amended by 2021 PA 90, section 217 as amended by 2021 PA 71, section 217c as amended by 2018 PA 108, section 226 as amended by 2021 PA 112, section 226a as amended by 2006 PA 516, section 233a as amended by 2020 PA 304, sections 235 and 251 as amended and section 248d as added by 2012 PA 498, section 245 as amended by 1988 PA 276, section 248 as amended by 2018 PA 420, section 803 as amended by 2002 PA 490, and section 807 as amended by 2003 PA 152, and by adding section 58d.

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

 

 

Senators Lauwers and Ananich introduced

Senate Bill No. 1065, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled 典he Michigan penal code, by amending sections 303 and 310b (MCL 750.303 and 750.310b), section 303 as amended by 1996 PA 129 and section 310b as amended by 2010 PA 219.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 4239, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending sections 219, 904c, and 904f (MCL 257.219, 257.904c, and 257.904f), section 219 as amended by 2018 PA 74, section 904c as amended by 1999 PA 73, and section 904f as added by 1998 PA 358.

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. 5477, entitled

A bill to regulate the distribution, sale, and manufacturing of kratom products; to require licensing for certain conduct related to kratom and kratom products; to prohibit the distribution, sale, and manufacturing of certain kratom products; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and entities; to prescribe fines and sanctions; to provide remedies; and to require the promulgation of rules.

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. 5734, entitled

A bill to amend 1917 PA 165, entitled 鄭n act to authorize highway officials to close roads under construction, improvement or repair, or any portion of a highway whereon a bridge is being constructed or repaired; to require such officials to place in good repair and to mark by proper signs suitable detours around roads, or portions of roads, which are closed hereunder; to provide suitable barriers, and lights shall be maintained at the end of such roads or portions of roads which are thus closed and at the intersections thereof with other roads; to require the removal of signs and barriers located and placed hereunder; and to provide a penalty for a violation of the provisions hereof, by amending section 1 (MCL 247.291) and by adding sections 1a and 1b.

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. 5801, entitled

A bill to create the foster care improvement commission; to prescribe its powers and duties; and to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments and agencies.

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. 5890, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled 哲atural resources and environmental protection act, by amending sections 5204d, 5301, 5302, 5303, 5306, 5307, 5308, 5309, 5310, 5311, 5401, 5402, 5403, 5404, 5405, 5406, 5407, 5408, 5409, 5412, 5415, 5416, 5417, and 19703a (MCL 324.5204d, 324.5301, 324.5302, 324.5303, 324.5306, 324.5307, 324.5308, 324.5309, 324.5310, 324.5311, 324.5401, 324.5402, 324.5403, 324.5404, 324.5405, 324.5406, 324.5407, 324.5408, 324.5409, 324.5412, 324.5415, 324.5416, 324.5417, and 324.19703a), sections 5204d and 19703a as added by 2010 PA 232, sections 5301, 5403, and 5405 as amended by 2021 PA 45, section 5303 as amended by 2012 PA 560, sections 5401, 5404, 5407, 5408, 5409, 5412, 5415, 5416, and 5417 as added by 1997 PA 26, and sections 5402 and 5406 as amended by 2012 PA 561, and by adding sections 5303a, 5307a, 5313b, 5313c, 5406a, 5407a, and 5415a; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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 Environmental Quality.

 

 

House Bill No. 5891, entitled

A bill to amend 1985 PA 227, entitled 鉄hared credit rating act, by amending section 3 (MCL 141.1053), as amended by 2012 PA 288.

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 Environmental Quality.

 

 

House Bill No. 5892, entitled

A bill to amend 1969 PA 306, entitled 鄭dministrative procedures act of 1969, by amending section 7 (MCL 24.207), as amended by 2016 PA 444.

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 Environmental Quality.

 

 

House Bill No. 5974, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 288, entitled 撤robate code of 1939, by amending section 13a of chapter XIIA (MCL 712A.13a), as amended by 2016 PA 191.

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. 5975, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 288, entitled 撤robate code of 1939, by amending section 17d of chapter XIIA (MCL 712A.17d), as amended by 2012 PA 115.

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. 5976, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 203, entitled 擢oster care and adoption services act, (MCL 722.951 to 722.960) by adding section 3a.

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. 5977, entitled

A bill to amend 1973 PA 116, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the protection of children through the licensing and regulation of child care organizations; to provide for the establishment of standards of care for child care organizations; to prescribe powers and duties of certain departments of this state and adoption facilitators; to provide penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts, (MCL 722.111 to 722.128) 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 Health Policy and Human Services.

 

 

House Bill No. 5978, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 203, entitled 擢oster care and adoption services act, (MCL 722.951 to 722.960) by adding section 3b.

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. 5980, entitled

A bill to amend 1973 PA 116, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the protection of children through the licensing and regulation of child care organizations; to provide for the establishment of standards of care for child care organizations; to prescribe powers and duties of certain departments of this state and adoption facilitators; to provide penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts, by amending section 8 (MCL 722.118), as amended by 2017 PA 258.

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. 5981, entitled

A bill to amend 2006 PA 110, entitled 溺ichigan zoning enabling act, by amending sections 102 and 206 (MCL 125.3102 and 125.3206), section 102 as amended by 2008 PA 12 and section 206 as amended by 2018 PA 513.

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. 6070, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled 的ncome tax act of 1967, (MCL 206.1 to 206.847) by adding section 715.

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. 6073, entitled

A bill to amend 1973 PA 116, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the protection of children through the licensing and regulation of child care organizations; to provide for the establishment of standards of care for child care organizations; to prescribe powers and duties of certain departments of this state and adoption facilitators; to provide penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts, by amending section 1 (MCL 722.111), as amended by 2022 PA 70.

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. 6074, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 288, entitled 撤robate code of 1939, by amending section 22 of chapter X and section 18 of chapter XIIA (MCL 710.22 and 712A.18), section 22 of chapter X as amended by 2004 PA 487 and section 18 of chapter XIIA as amended by 2020 PA 389.

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. 6075, entitled

A bill to amend 2008 PA 260, entitled 敵uardianship assistance act, by amending section 2 (MCL 722.872), as amended by 2015 PA 227.

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.

 

 

Recess

 

 

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

The motion prevailed, the time being 11:08 a.m.

 

11:26 a.m.

 

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

 

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Resolutions

 

 

Senator Ananich offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 148.

A resolution to recognize May 25, 2022, as Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Day.

Whereas, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was established by seven students from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, known as the 笛ewels of the fraternity. Their names are Dr. Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle, and Vertner Woodson Tandy; and

Whereas, In 1906, these male students met to form a study group for Cornell University minority students who faced racial prejudice, both educationally and socially; and

Whereas, The founders and early leaders of the fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha痴 principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity; and

Whereas, On December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity was the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American men with the aims of 溺anly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love For All Mankind; and

Whereas, While stressing academic excellence among its members, Alpha Phi Alpha recognized the need to help rectify the educational, economic, political, and social injustices faced daily by African Americans based solely on the color of their skin rather than the content of their character; and

Whereas, Alpha Phi Alpha has long stood at the forefront of the African American community痴 fight for civil rights through leaders and fraternity members such as W.E.B. DuBois, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Edward Brooke, Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Andrew Young, William Gray, Paul Robeson, Damon Keith, and many others; and

Whereas, Alpha Phi Alpha has over 290,000 members and more than 730 chapters located throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, and Asia. Nearly 20 of these chapters are located in communities and on college or university campuses in Michigan; and

Whereas, Alpha Phi Alpha members in this state have made numerous contributions to the educational, civic, and well-being of Michigan痴 citizens and communities through work on issues such as apartheid, AIDS, urban housing, and voting rights, including economic, cultural, and political issues of interest to people of color; and

Whereas, National programs and initiatives of the fraternity include: A Voteless People Is a Hopeless People, My Brother痴 Keeper; Go To High School, Go To College; Project Alpha, and the World Policy Council; and

Whereas, Alpha Phi Alpha members in this state can count successful collaborations with philanthropic programming organizations, such as initiatives with the March of Dimes, Head Start, the Boy Scouts of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, numerous food banks, and shelters; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That the members of this legislative body recognize May 25, 2022, as Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Day; and be it further

Resolved, That we express our sincere appreciation for Michigan District Director Lindsey Williams, and the members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, for their commitment to service in our state; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity痴 national headquarters for commemoration of the 115th anniversary.

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 Chang was named co-sponsor of the resolution.

 

 

Senators Shirkey and McBroom offered the following concurrent resolution:

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 27.

A concurrent resolution to reappoint Doug A. Ringler, C.P.A., C.I.A., as Auditor General.

Whereas, Article IV, Section 53 of the Constitution of the State of Michigan of 1963 requires the Legislature, by a majority vote of the members elected to and serving in each house, to appoint an Auditor General, who shall be a certified public accountant licensed to practice in this state, to serve for a term of eight years; and

Whereas, Under the provisions of Article IV, Section 53, the Auditor General of the state of Michigan shall conduct post audits of financial transactions and accounts of the state and of all branches, departments, offices, boards, commissions, agencies, authorities, and institutions established by the state constitution or by law, and performance post audits; and

Whereas, In 2014, the Legislature appointed Doug A. Ringler, C.P.A., C.I.A., as Auditor General of the state of Michigan, pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution 28, for a term of eight years, effective June 9, 2014; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That, pursuant to Article IV, Section 53 of the Constitution of the State of Michigan of 1963, we hereby reappoint Doug A. Ringler, C.P.A., C.I.A., as Auditor General of the state of Michigan, to serve for a term of eight years, effective June 9, 2022.

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

Senator Lauwers moved that the rule be suspended.

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

The concurrent resolution was adopted, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

 

 

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator McBroom痴 statement is as follows:

Mr. President, it is my honor to speak in support of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 27. I致e had the great privilege of serving as the Oversight Committee Chair in both the House and here in the Senate where I do extensive work with the Auditor General, Doug Ringler. I can稚 compliment enough the work that he and his team have done for the state of Michigan, and specifically for the Legislature over his tenure in that position. His work to investigate what痴 gone on in Flint when we had the water crisis, and his work regarding countless agencies findings and audits to help make our government run more efficiently and better for the people of Michigan is a true tribute to the people who are dedicated in the Auditor General痴 office and to Mr. Ringler himself.

He has modernized the department and the audits over these years, making them much easier to utilize for our work, making them much more understandable for the general public. His office is highly responsive to any member of the Legislature who calls upon them to look into various issues and provide information on how agencies are handling their funding or handling the implementation of law.

Mr. President, I strongly recommend the adoption of this resolution and the continuance of Doug Ringler to serve as the Legislature痴 Auditor General.

Recess

 

 

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

The motion prevailed, the time being 11:33 a.m.

 

12:01 p.m.

 

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

 

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Motions and Communications

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that the Committee on Appropriations be discharged from further consideration of the following bill:

House Bill No. 6012, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled 典he state school aid act of 1979, by amending section 11 (MCL 388.1611), as amended by 2021 PA 48, and by adding section 11w.

The motion prevailed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, and the bill was placed on the order of General Orders.

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that the rules be suspended and that the following bill, now on the order of General Orders, be placed on the General Orders calendar for consideration today:

House Bill No. 6012

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

 

 

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

Senate Bill No. 1029

Senate Bill No. 972

Senate Bill No. 973

Senate Bill No. 974

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

 

 

The following communication was received:

Office of Senator Rosemary Bayer

May 25, 2022

Per Senate Rule 1.110(c), I am requesting that my name be added as a co-sponsor to Senate Bill 987 and Senate Bill 988 by Senator Irwin on March 24th, 2022.

Sincerely,

Rosemary K. Bayer

12th Senate District

State Senator

The communication was referred to the Secretary for record.

 

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

The motion prevailed.

 

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. 4842, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled 溺ichigan liquor control code of 1998, by amending section 233 (MCL 436.1233), as amended by 2020 PA 126.

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

Senate Bill No. 784, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled 典he general property tax act, by amending section 7b (MCL 211.7b), as amended by 2013 PA 161.

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,

The recommendation was not concurred in, 2/3 of the members serving not voting therefor.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 821, entitled

A bill to amend 1988 PA 57, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the incorporation by 2 or more municipalities of certain authorities for the purpose of providing emergency services to municipalities; to provide for the powers and duties of authorities and of certain state and local agencies and officers; to provide for certain condemnation proceedings; to provide for fees; to provide for the levy of property taxes for certain purposes; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies, by amending the title and section 9 (MCL 124.609), the title as amended by 2011 PA 261 and section 9 as amended by 2006 PA 652, and by adding section 9a.

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,

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

The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor.

 

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 pro tempore, Senator Nesbitt, designated Senator McBroom as Chairperson.

After some time spent therein, the Committee arose; and the President pro tempore, Senator Nesbitt, having resumed the Chair, the Committee of the Whole reported back to the Senate, favorably and with a substitute therefor, the following bill:

Senate Bill No. 1029, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 403, entitled 溺otor fuel tax act, by amending sections 8 and 152 (MCL 207.1008 and 207.1152), as amended by 2015 PA 176.

Substitute (S-1).

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

 

 

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

Senate Bill No. 972, entitled

A bill to amend 1933 PA 167, entitled 敵eneral sales tax act, by amending section 6a (MCL 205.56a), as amended by 2015 PA 264, and by adding section 4ii.

Substitute (S-2).

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

 

 

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

Senate Bill No. 973, entitled

A bill to amend 1937 PA 94, entitled 填se tax act, (MCL 205.91 to 205.111) by adding section 4ii.

Substitute (S-2).

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

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

Senate Bill No. 974, entitled

A bill to amend 2004 PA 175, entitled 鉄treamlined sales and use tax revenue equalization act, by amending sections 3 and 5 (MCL 205.173 and 205.175), as amended by 2015 PA 177.

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.

 

 

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

House Bill No. 6012, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled 典he state school aid act of 1979, by amending section 11 (MCL 388.1611), as amended by 2021 PA 48, and by adding section 11w.

Substitute (S-1).

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

 

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Motions and Communications

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that the rules be suspended and that the following bills, now on Third Reading of Bills, be placed on their immediate passage:

Senate Bill No. 1029

Senate Bill No. 972

Senate Bill No. 973

Senate Bill No. 974

House Bill No. 6012

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

 

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Third Reading of Bills

 

 

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

House Bill No. 6012

House Bill No. 5875

Senate Bill No. 1012

House Bill No. 4527

Senate Bill No. 745

House Bill No. 5291

House Bill No. 5555

House Bill No. 5190

House Bill No. 5258

House Bill No. 5287

Senate Bill No. 1029

Senate Bill No. 972

Senate Bill No. 973

Senate Bill No. 974

The motion prevailed.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 6012, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled 典he state school aid act of 1979, by amending section 11 (MCL 388.1611), as amended by 2021 PA 48, and by adding sections 11w, 97c, and 97d.

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. 275 Yeas37

 

 

Alexander Geiss MacDonald Schmidt

Ananich Hertel McBroom Shirkey

Barrett Hollier McCann Stamas

Bayer Horn McMorrow Theis

Bizon Huizenga Moss VanderWall

Brinks Irwin Nesbitt Victory

Bullock Johnson Outman Wojno

Bumstead LaSata Polehanki Wozniak

Chang Lauwers Runestad Zorn

Daley

 

 

Nays0

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Santana

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: Nesbitt

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

The motion prevailed, 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 make appropriations to aid in the support of the public schools, the intermediate school districts, community colleges, and public universities of the state; to make appropriations for certain other purposes relating to education; to provide for the disbursement of the appropriations; to authorize the issuance of certain bonds and provide for the security of those bonds; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, the state board of education, and certain other boards and officials; to create certain funds and provide for their expenditure; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,

The Senate agreed to the full title.

 

 

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Johnson痴 statement is as follows:

I rise to ask my colleagues to join me in supporting this supplemental. Much of the funding in this bill would be directed to help Oxford Schools, which experienced a horrific act of violence and loss last November. This took four young lives. The youngest victim14-year-old Hana St. Juliana謡as my constituent. No amount of funding will bring back those who were lost, but we must give the school the resources they need to best serve their students, teachers, and staff who were deeply affected by this tragedy.

This bill includes funding to support a school psychologist, family liaison, and a mental health coordinator. It will also help the school to implement additional safety measures. The substitute we approved today also includes grant funding which would be available to any public or private school in our state to conduct professional security assessments to help make improvements that would strengthen the safety in their schools.

As the community in Texas mourns this week預nd as the families of Oxford continue to deal with the wounds and scars of last November葉his bill is a concrete step this body can take to help provide needed support services to Oxford痴 students and teachers; and to provide new resources to schools across our state to help them improve their security and to keep their school communities safe. I ask for my colleagues support.

 

Senator Bayer痴 statement is as follows:

I want to thank my colleague from the 14th District for her remarks and helping to explain what痴 in this important piece of legislation before us now. I want to thank the folks who worked on putting this together. It has taken some months to come to a final place where we池e going to support the school system in this horrible tragedy. I know it was a lot of work here; it was work down the hall; and work down in these offices behind us遥ours, over there. Thank you all very much for your support on this. I appreciate a 土es vote and I know that the Oxford community will never forget our help in this circumstance.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 5875, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled 典he social welfare act, by amending section 109 (MCL 400.109), as amended by 2018 PA 315.

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. 276 Yeas37

 

 

Alexander Geiss MacDonald Schmidt

Ananich Hertel McBroom Shirkey

Barrett Hollier McCann Stamas

Bayer Horn McMorrow Theis

Bizon Huizenga Moss VanderWall

Brinks Irwin Nesbitt Victory

Bullock Johnson Outman Wojno

Bumstead LaSata Polehanki Wozniak

Chang Lauwers Runestad Zorn

Daley

 

 

Nays0

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Santana

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: Nesbitt

 

 

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 protect the welfare of the people of this state; to provide general assistance, hospitalization, infirmary and medical care to poor or unfortunate persons; to provide for compliance by this state with the social security act; to provide protection, welfare and services to aged persons, dependent children, the blind, and the permanently and totally disabled; to administer programs and services for the prevention and treatment of delinquency, dependency and neglect of children; to create a state department of social services; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department; to provide for the interstate and intercounty transfer of dependents; to create county and district departments of social services; to create within certain county departments, bureaus of social aid and certain divisions and offices thereunder; to prescribe the powers and duties of the departments, bureaus and officers; to provide for appeals in certain cases; to prescribe the powers and duties of the state department with respect to county and district departments; to prescribe certain duties of certain other state departments, officers, and agencies; to make an appropriation; to prescribe penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act; 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. 1012, entitled

A bill to establish a student mental health apprenticeship retention and training (SMART) internship grant program; to prescribe conditions for the administration of the student mental health apprenticeship retention and training (SMART) internship grant program; to prescribe certain powers and duties of certain state officers, agencies, and departments; and to require the promulgation of rules.

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. 277 Yeas37

 

 

Alexander Geiss MacDonald Schmidt

Ananich Hertel McBroom Shirkey

Barrett Hollier McCann Stamas

Bayer Horn McMorrow Theis

Bizon Huizenga Moss VanderWall

Brinks Irwin Nesbitt Victory

Bullock Johnson Outman Wojno

Bumstead LaSata Polehanki Wozniak

Chang Lauwers Runestad Zorn

Daley

 

 

Nays0

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Santana

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: Nesbitt

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4527, entitled

A bill to amend 1966 PA 225, entitled 鼎arnival-amusement safety act of 1966, by amending the title and sections 2, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, and 20 (MCL 408.652, 408.660, 408.661, 408.662, 408.665, 408.666, 408.667, and 408.670), the title and sections 11 and 15 as amended by 2014 PA 163, sections 2 and 17 as amended by 2000 PA 346, section 10 as amended by 2020 PA 163, section 16 as amended by 1980 PA 103, and section 20 as added by 2000 PA 346, and by adding section 19a; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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. 278 Yeas37

 

 

Alexander Geiss MacDonald Schmidt

Ananich Hertel McBroom Shirkey

Barrett Hollier McCann Stamas

Bayer Horn McMorrow Theis

Bizon Huizenga Moss VanderWall

Brinks Irwin Nesbitt Victory

Bullock Johnson Outman Wojno

Bumstead LaSata Polehanki Wozniak

Chang Lauwers Runestad Zorn

Daley

 

 

Nays0

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Santana

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: Nesbitt

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

The motion prevailed, 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 inspection, licensing, and regulation of carnival and amusement rides; to provide for the safety of the public using carnival and amusement rides; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and entities; to provide for the disposition of revenues; and to prescribe penalties,

The Senate agreed to the full title.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 745, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 639, entitled 滴ertel-Law-T. Stopczynski port authority act, by amending sections 2, 4, 8, 9, 14, and 22 (MCL 120.102, 120.104, 120.108, 120.109, 120.114, and 120.122), section 14 as amended by 2002 PA 412.

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. 279 Yeas37

 

 

Alexander Geiss MacDonald Schmidt

Ananich Hertel McBroom Shirkey

Barrett Hollier McCann Stamas

Bayer Horn McMorrow Theis

Bizon Huizenga Moss VanderWall

Brinks Irwin Nesbitt Victory

Bullock Johnson Outman Wojno

Bumstead LaSata Polehanki Wozniak

Chang Lauwers Runestad Zorn

Daley

 

 

Nays0

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Santana

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: Nesbitt

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 5291, entitled

A bill to amend 1951 PA 51, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the classification of all public roads, streets, and highways in this state, and for the revision of that classification and for additions to and deletions from each classification; to set up and establish the Michigan transportation fund; to provide for the deposits in the Michigan transportation fund of specific taxes on motor vehicles and motor vehicle fuels; to provide for the allocation of funds from the Michigan transportation fund and the use and administration of the fund for transportation purposes; to promote safe and efficient travel for motor vehicle drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians, and other legal users of roads, streets, and highways; to set up and establish the truck safety fund; to provide for the allocation of funds from the truck safety fund and administration of the fund for truck safety purposes; to set up and establish the Michigan truck safety commission; to establish certain standards for road contracts for certain businesses; to provide for the continuing review of transportation needs within the state; to authorize the state transportation commission, counties, cities, and villages to borrow money, issue bonds, and make pledges of funds for transportation purposes; to authorize counties to advance funds for the payment of deficiencies necessary for the payment of bonds issued under this act; to provide for the limitations, payment, retirement, and security of the bonds and pledges; to provide for appropriations and tax levies by counties and townships for county roads; to authorize contributions by townships for county roads; to provide for the establishment and administration of the state trunk line fund, local bridge fund, comprehensive transportation fund, and certain other funds; to provide for the deposits in the state trunk line fund, critical bridge fund, comprehensive transportation fund, and certain other funds of money raised by specific taxes and fees; to provide for definitions of public transportation functions and criteria; to define the purposes for which Michigan transportation funds may be allocated; to provide for Michigan transportation fund grants; to provide for review and approval of transportation programs; to provide for submission of annual legislative requests and reports; to provide for the establishment and functions of certain advisory entities; to provide for conditions for grants; to provide for the issuance of bonds and notes for transportation purposes; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and officials; to provide for the making of loans for transportation purposes by the state transportation department and for the receipt and repayment by local units and agencies of those loans from certain specified sources; to investigate and study the tolling of roads, streets, highways, or bridges; and to repeal acts and parts of acts, (MCL 247.651 to 247.675) by adding sections 9d and 10s.

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. 280 Yeas37

 

 

Alexander Geiss MacDonald Schmidt

Ananich Hertel McBroom Shirkey

Barrett Hollier McCann Stamas

Bayer Horn McMorrow Theis

Bizon Huizenga Moss VanderWall

Brinks Irwin Nesbitt Victory

Bullock Johnson Outman Wojno

Bumstead LaSata Polehanki Wozniak

Chang Lauwers Runestad Zorn

Daley

 

 

Nays0

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Santana

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: Nesbitt

 

 

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. 5555, entitled

A bill to amend 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1, entitled 溺ichigan employment security act, by amending section 13 (MCL 421.13), as amended by 2012 PA 493.

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. 281 Yeas37

 

 

Alexander Geiss MacDonald Schmidt

Ananich Hertel McBroom Shirkey

Barrett Hollier McCann Stamas

Bayer Horn McMorrow Theis

Bizon Huizenga Moss VanderWall

Brinks Irwin Nesbitt Victory

Bullock Johnson Outman Wojno

Bumstead LaSata Polehanki Wozniak

Chang Lauwers Runestad Zorn

Daley

 

 

Nays0

Excused1

 

 

Santana

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: Nesbitt

 

 

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 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,

The Senate agreed to the full title.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 5190, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, by amending sections 1278a and 1278b (MCL 380.1278a and 380.1278b), section 1278a as amended by 2020 PA 158 and section 1278b as amended by 2018 PA 230.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

Senator McBroom offered the following amendments:

1. Amend page 2, line 5, after 殿lgebra II by inserting or, beginning with pupils entering grade 8 in 2023, the course in personal finance, as described in subsection (3).

2. Amend page 3, line 4, by striking out For only pupils entering grade 8 before 2023, the and inserting 典he.

3. Amend page 3, line 10, after 1278b. by striking out the balance of the line through (3). on line 12.

4. Amend page 5, line 8, after 2023, by striking out the balance of the line through 1278b. on line 25 and inserting a pupil may complete a 1-credit course in personal finance that aligns with subject area content expectations developed by the department and approved by the state board under section 1278b to fulfill 1 credit of mathematics required under subsection (1)(a)(i) instead of completing algebra II. This subsection does not modify the other mathematics credits required under subsection (1)(a)(i) or modify a pupil痴 ability to modify, as part of his or her personal curriculum under section 1278b, the algebra II credit required under subsection (1)(a)(i)..

5. Amend page 10, line 13, after the by striking out 1/2 credit.

6. Amend page 10, line 13, after finance by striking out required under and inserting described in.

The amendments were not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

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. 282 Yeas35

 

 

Alexander Geiss MacDonald Shirkey

Ananich Hertel McCann Stamas

Barrett Hollier McMorrow Theis

Bayer Horn Moss VanderWall

Bizon Huizenga Nesbitt Victory

Brinks Irwin Outman Wojno

Bullock Johnson Polehanki Wozniak

Chang LaSata Runestad Zorn

Daley Lauwers Schmidt

 

 

Nays2

 

 

Bumstead McBroom

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Santana

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: Nesbitt

 

 

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

鄭n act to provide a system of public instruction and elementary and secondary schools; to revise, consolidate, and clarify the laws relating to elementary and secondary education; to provide for the organization, regulation, and maintenance of schools, school districts, public school academies, intermediate school districts, and other public school entities; to prescribe rights, powers, duties, and privileges of schools, school districts, public school academies, intermediate school districts, and other public school entities; to provide for the regulation of school teachers and certain other school employees; to provide for school elections and to prescribe powers and duties with respect thereto; to provide for the levy and collection of taxes; to provide for the borrowing of money and issuance of bonds and other evidences of indebtedness; to establish a fund and provide for expenditures from that fund; to make appropriations for certain purposes; to provide for and prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, the state board of education, and certain other boards and officials; to provide for licensure of boarding schools; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,

The Senate agreed to the full title.

 

 

Protest

 

 

Senator McBroom, under his constitutional right of protest (Art. 4, Sec. 18), protested against the passage of House Bill No. 5190 and moved that the statement he made during the discussion of the bill be printed as his reasons for voting 渡o.

The motion prevailed.

Senator McBroom痴 statement is as follows:

Mr. President, prior to 2004 the state of Michigan mandated that in order to graduate every student in our state take one semester of government and one creditor one year熔f Phys. Ed. After that, this date has selected擁nstead now羊ather than trust our local school districts and the professionals that we employ there to determine what the needs of their students are to graduate. How they should pursue their career path. How their guidance counselors can work with them to determine what their aptitudes are best suited for.

We at the state level chose to create the Michigan Merit Curriculum, a restrictive and demanding curriculum that places every student in our state into the cookie-cutter format of everybody needs these classes particularly in order to be successful in life. A cookie-cutter that has made it difficult to impossible for many of our students to seek out the electives or the classes they need for their future career path. Fortunately, in 2014 we were able to play a few games with the Merit Curriculum, create a few little fictions where we allow one class to stand in for another; oh, we can have automotive classes and we値l call that something else. It痴 a lie that we tell ourselves so we don稚 have to actually deal with the real problem, which was the adoption of the Merit Curriculum in the first place. It was the taking away of the professional abilities of our local schools, and the parents, and the students.

Now, we have a bill in front of us that seeks to add to that burden. As I致e said earlier today, perhaps a worthy addition in the realm of what our students need to have, but at what cost? Now they can get out of a performing arts credit. Or they will have to, because it痴 a mandate. They won稚 have any choice. What about the student who痴 pursuing music? And when somebody stands up and says, We池e dumbing this down by eliminating the Algebra II requirement in my amendment. Or any other time we talk about removing something from the Merit Curriculum, How dare you? Why don稚 we mandate welding classes? Are we dumbing things down because not every person in our whole country knows how to weld? Are we dumbing it down because not every student gets out of high school and can read music? Oh, but thank goodness I can speak German. Wie gehts? Zum geburtstag viel glck! Wow, that痴 really helpful to my everyday career path isn稚 it?

I encourage members to reconsider supporting new mandates. Let痴 return the power back to our local districts. Let痴 return the power back to parents and students to seek out the classes that they need葉hat they want. Let our guidance counselors have the power again to guide students in what classes they should have. Don稚 add mandates. Don稚 take away the local control. Don稚 pretend that we know better what痴 best for every single student in this state than the people back at home.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 5258, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 565, 710, and 711 (MCL 168.565, 168.710, and 168.711), sections 565 and 711 as amended by 1984 PA 113.

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. 283 Yeas37

 

 

Alexander Geiss MacDonald Schmidt

Ananich Hertel McBroom Shirkey

Barrett Hollier McCann Stamas

Bayer Horn McMorrow Theis

Bizon Huizenga Moss VanderWall

Brinks Irwin Nesbitt Victory

Bullock Johnson Outman Wojno

Bumstead LaSata Polehanki Wozniak

Chang Lauwers Runestad Zorn

Daley

 

 

Nays0

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Santana

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: Nesbitt

 

 

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 reorganize, consolidate, and add to the election laws; to provide for election officials and prescribe their powers and duties; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, state agencies, and state and local officials and employees; to provide for the nomination and election of candidates for public office; to provide for the resignation, removal, and recall of certain public officers; to provide for the filling of vacancies in public office; to provide for and regulate primaries and elections; to provide for the purity of elections; to guard against the abuse of the elective franchise; to define violations of this act; to provide appropriations; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal certain acts and all other acts inconsistent with this act,

The Senate agreed to the full title.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 5287, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 370 and 719 (MCL 168.370 and 168.719), section 370 as amended by 2014 PA 94 and section 719 as amended by 2018 PA 120.

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. 284 Yeas37

 

 

Alexander Geiss MacDonald Schmidt

Ananich Hertel McBroom Shirkey

Barrett Hollier McCann Stamas

Bayer Horn McMorrow Theis

Bizon Huizenga Moss VanderWall

Brinks Irwin Nesbitt Victory

Bullock Johnson Outman Wojno

Bumstead LaSata Polehanki Wozniak

Chang Lauwers Runestad Zorn

Daley

 

 

Nays0

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Santana

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: Nesbitt

 

 

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 reorganize, consolidate, and add to the election laws; to provide for election officials and prescribe their powers and duties; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, state agencies, and state and local officials and employees; to provide for the nomination and election of candidates for public office; to provide for the resignation, removal, and recall of certain public officers; to provide for the filling of vacancies in public office; to provide for and regulate primaries and elections; to provide for the purity of elections; to guard against the abuse of the elective franchise; to define violations of this act; to provide appropriations; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal certain acts and all other acts inconsistent with this act,

The Senate agreed to the full title.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 1029, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 403, entitled 溺otor fuel tax act, by amending the title and sections 8, 143, and 152 (MCL 207.1008, 207.1143, and 207.1152), as amended by 2015 PA 176.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

 

The Assistant President pro tempore, Senator Theis, assumed the Chair.

 

Senator Irwin offered the following amendment:

1. Amend page 5, line 26, after distributed by striking out the balance of the section and inserting as follows:

(a) To each city and village in proportion to the amount of motor fuel taxes collected in each city and village.

(b) To each county in proportion to the amount of motor fuel taxes collected in that county, excluding that amount of motor fuel taxes collected in a city or village located in that county for which a distribution is made under subdivision (a)..

Senator Horn requested the yeas and nays.

The yeas and nays were ordered, 1/5 of the members present voting therefor.

The amendment was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 285 Yeas15

 

 

Alexander Bullock Hollier Moss

Ananich Chang Irwin Polehanki

Bayer Geiss McCann Wojno

Brinks Hertel McMorrow

 

 

Nays22

 

 

Barrett Johnson Outman Theis

Bizon LaSata Runestad VanderWall

Bumstead Lauwers Schmidt Victory

Daley MacDonald Shirkey Wozniak

Horn McBroom Stamas Zorn

Huizenga Nesbitt

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Santana

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: Theis

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. 286 Yeas30

 

 

Ananich Horn Moss Stamas

Barrett Huizenga Nesbitt Theis

Bayer Johnson Outman VanderWall

Bizon LaSata Polehanki Victory

Brinks Lauwers Runestad Wojno

Bumstead MacDonald Schmidt Wozniak

Daley McBroom Shirkey Zorn

Hollier McCann

 

 

Nays7

 

 

Alexander Chang Hertel McMorrow

Bullock Geiss Irwin

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Santana

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: Theis

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

 

 

Senators Victory, Nesbitt, Irwin, Barrett and Ananich asked and were granted unanimous consent to make statements and moved that the statements be printed in the Journal.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Victory痴 statement is as follows:

On this past Friday, officials at the May Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference revised state revenue projections up nearly $3 billion for the current fiscal year and over $2 billion for next year. This is $5 billion more than the previous surplus estimate. Unfortunately, while the state government is seeing historic budget surpluses, Michigan family budgets are being stretched thin. The good people of Michigan are struggling with increased costs due to the highest inflation in over 40 years and record-high gas and diesel prices. According to AAA, on Thursday the average price per gallon for regular gasoline in Michigan was $4.58 and the average price of diesel per gallon was $5.27. Both prices are the highest recorded average prices in state history.

This package would suspend the state痴 27.2 cents per gallon excise tax on gasoline and diesel fuel and the state痴 6 percent sales tax on motor fuel from June 15 to September 15. This three month tax holiday, or pause, would provide over $800 million in relief to virtually everyone in Michigan, including families and workers trying to make ends meet; businesses facing higher transportation costs; farmers growing the food that we need to feed our families; and tourists and vacationing families who support Michigan痴 tourist industry. As a state, we can responsibly afford to cover our expenses using the surplus, which I mentioned earlier, while helping Michiganders who are suffering under the increased cost of living.

This is the right thing to do. I hope all my colleagues and our Governor will join with us this time to provide the hardworking folks of Michigan this important and immediate relief. I encourage your support.

Senator Nesbitt痴 statement is as follows:

Last week we witnessed an epiphany in this chamber and across the street in the Governor痴 office. For the last three years, and especially in 2022, as Michiganders face record-high inflation羊ecord-high gas prices熔ur Democratic colleagues and our Governor have fought Republican efforts to lower taxes and to lift the burden on working families every step of the way. In fact, more often than not they致e argued for higher rather than lower taxes. Gas would already be well over $5 per gallon today if the Governor had gotten her tax increase just three short years ago.

But last week, they saw the light. They insisted that we need to help Michiganders immediately. Now, I知 an optimist by nature but I also subscribe to the rule: trust, but verify. And before us today is an opportunity to do just that. These bills will provide Michiganders facing record-high gas prices, who are trying to make it to school and make it to work, with immediate relief at the fuel pump. This may sound familiar, Madam President, because this chamber considered a similar bill back when gas first topped $4 per gallon. But that was before my colleagues across the aisle had their epiphany and not only did they vote against it, they denied it enough votes for it to take effect immediately. But everyone deserves a second chance.

Today, my colleagues have another opportunity to immediately help Michiganders struggling to afford driving to work or school by suspending the state痴 taxes on gas. I ask for and expect a unanimous 土es vote this time since my friends on the other side of the aisle insist they have seen the light on lowering taxes for the people of Michigan and providing working families immediate relief.

 

Senator Irwin痴 first statement is as follows:

As much as I壇 love to disappoint the Senator from the 26th District, this is not going to be a unanimous vote. I stand to speak in opposition to Senate Bill No. 1029, and there are a few reasons. One is because the benefit of this is going to be unevenly felt擁f felt at all傭y our citizens. Just recently, Democrats here in the chamber offered a $500 rebate to residents. That sort of policy would provide more relief and provide the relief more fairly to our citizens. This temporary gas tax reduction, if the benefits of it ever get to the consumers, are not going to put $500 in anyone痴 pocket.

The benefit of this熔nce again, if it ever makes it to the consumers謡ill be far lower. The estimates are that if you have someone driving a Ford F-150 driving 10,000 miles per year, they壇 save maybe $10 per month擁f all the benefit of this actually goes to the consumers which we know it won稚. Rather than provide more sufficient relief to our citizens, we池e moving for a gas tax reduction that is only going to benefit the oil companies. I think we should be fighting for the citizens, not the oil companies.

Also, the benefit you get from this policy shouldn稚 be dependent on what kind of vehicle you drive or whether you drive at all. People in Michigan who are experiencing higher costs who don稚 drive are going to get nothing out of this, whereas people who drive gas guzzlers are going to get the maximum benefit. We should be providing a benefit that is more equal for our citizens.

But the biggest reason why I stand to oppose this policy is because it won稚 work and because it hasn稚 worked. And it won稚 work and it hasn稚 worked because this policy has no teeth. There is nothing in this legislation that prevents oil companies, distributors, and gas stations from continuing to charge higher prices. They, just like has happened in other states, can and will pocket the difference. In Georgia, they passed a policy like this two months ago and for the first several weeks, none of the benefit went to the consumers. Now, almost three months into their gas tax reduction, only $4 out of $5 are going to consumers. Only 80 percent is going. Once again, you see the gas stations, the distributors, and the oil companies taking a big chunk of this benefit. With a policy that痴 only designed to last three months, I fear that very little of the tax reduction will actually land in the pockets of our consumers and our residents and will instead land in the pockets of oil companies and fuel distributors.

This policy is designed to fail and it痴 designed to fail because of the realities of the gas prices we致e all seen throughout our lives. A lot of times, in popular press, they値l call this rockets and feathers. When the worldwide price of oil goes up or when something like the war in Ukraine causes oil prices to spike, they go up like a rocket. They go up immediately and they go up high and fast. But when something happens to reduce gas prices, when something like oil prices falling on the worldwide market, or something like a gas tax reduction like this, those benefits accrue to the consumers very slowly; the price falls like a feather. We致e seen that. Indiana did something similar to this about 20 years ago and only about 4 cents of the 7‑cent reduction they passed actually made it to the consumers ever. Why are we here enriching the same gas stations, distributors, and oil companies that are gouging our citizens?

Given the rampant price gouging we致e seen, given the rockets and feathers we see with gas prices, and given the interests of these corporations to maximize their profits葉hat痴 what they exist to do謡e know that these savings are not going to make it to our consumers. Once again, I stand to vote 渡o on this bill and oppose this bill because rather than going after the oil companies that are gouging our citizens, this bill is just going to put more money into their pockets.

Senator Irwin痴 second statement is as follows:

As many of you know, there is an effort in this legislation to try to provide resources from the General Fund that would go to county road commissions and our cities and villages. When you drive around Michigan, it痴 pretty obvious where our biggest problems are, and those biggest problems are on our local roads. But, we have a problem here in Michigan with our distribution formula, and this is a problem that has made it more difficult for us to actually fix the roads here in Michigan. The problem is that when dollars are collected through the gas tax, they are collected from some communities and then they are distributed to other communities. There are some communities in our state that are big donors, and there are other communities in our state that are big receivers. That痴 because of the way the Act 51 formula was originally designed.

What my amendment does is distribute the $300 million in this bill to communities幼ounty road commissions, cities傭ased on the proportion of gas tax revenue that is generated within their jurisdiction. What this will do is ensure that our dollars being put into this bill are distributed fairly and that communities like Kent County, Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Genesee County, Washtenaw County, and Ingham County that lose big with this distribution will not continue to lose big and subsidize other communities around the state.

 

Senator Barrett痴 statement is as follows:

It痴 no shock or surprise to anybody out in public, here in this chamber, or anywhere else that gas has become unaffordably high for working class, middle class, and other families and businesses across our state. Just anecdotal evidence, last week I was at a reception for some of the beer and wine distributors in our state and I asked them what the economic effects of a lot of the instability going on right now is having on them. And they said one of the leading factors affecting their business operations right now is the cost of fuel, and particularly in diesel trucks that deliver a lot of products to stores they were finding that it is now unaffordably affecting them and that they can稚 just absorb that very easily into the other aspects of their business. I think all of us are seeing that in our own specific ways.

The average cost of a gallon of gasoline today in Michigan is $4.56 per gallon. The cost of diesel fuel? $5.26 per gallon. Yesterday, on my way here I saw that a gallon of premium unleaded fuel was well over $5 per gallon, and premium today will be unleaded fuel tomorrow in this price surge that is taking place. JP Morgan? Their forecast has gas exceeding $6 per gallon for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel across the country later this summer. And now we are hearing reports of gas station electronic signs being reprogrammed to show prices exceeding $10 per gallon. That痴 just outrageous. Maybe we can have the chip shortages service those electronic signs last to make sure that we can get by as long as possible with gas not hitting $10 per gallon.

One of the principal reasons that I think this package is important is the bills耀pecifically Senate Bill No. 972 that is the next bill in this package that I sponsored幼reate a pause on the sales tax on gasoline. Michigan is one of the only states in the union that charges a sales tax on gasoline. We actually tax the tax through the sales tax, so we have other taxes that are rolled up and then we tax some of those in the Michigan sales tax. And as the cost of a gallon of gasoline increases, the amount of money that government recoups increases as well. So as working class families, middle class families, and small businesses are paying more in fuel, the government is actually getting richer by that action because the cost goes up and they recoup more as a percentage of that. That to me is something that we absolutely have to put a stop to.

These bills before us today do that and they will immediately lower the cost of a gallon of gasoline about 50 cents per gallon by the removal of the taxes assessed on gasoline in Michigan. So, gas today would be well below or right around $4 per gallon by today痴 price and hopefully a little bit lower than that as prices fluctuate day-to-day, and a gallon of diesel fuel would be well below $5 per gallon. Still very, very high and still things we need to work on but things that can actually provide meaningful relief for the residents of our state. I ask that my colleagues vote 土es on these bills.

 

Senator Ananich痴 statement is as follows:

One of my mentors who served in this body along with the House and as budget director, Bob Emerson, once told me, If you don稚 mind not taking credit, you can accomplish a lot in this town. And to my colleague from the 26th District, it might have taken you guys a few attempts but you finally landed where I started.

To the people of Michigan who are worried about the costs and feeling the pinch: we hear you. Inflation is high, budgets are tight, and the state has a responsibility to step in and help. That痴 what we are doing today. Once we pass these bills and if they池e signed into law, there will be no state taxes on gas at all for the rest of the summer, so any overcharge is a result of the gas companies CEOs overcharging you. And I want to restate that, we池e seeing record profits in companies all across this country and prices still rising. If we take this step today and we still see rising prices, it is the CEOs of the gas companies doing this. And we should all葉ogether謡ant to investigate that.

Today, we are doing everything we can, with our power as state officials, to lower prices at the pump for Michigan families. I want to recognize that there are some concerns from groups and programs across this state that are funded by these revenue streams謡e pledge to work across the aisle and with the Governor to make sure no program is financially harmed.

As we learned from our state economists last week, Michigan has plenty of funds to cover the costs for all the programs that we hold dear, that help so many people while also helping folks who are feeling the pain at the pump. This is the right step to take today and we must continue the work of helping Michigan families cover their bills and stay afloat.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 972, entitled

A bill to amend 1933 PA 167, entitled 敵eneral sales tax act, by amending section 6a (MCL 205.56a), as amended by 2015 PA 264, and by adding section 4ii.

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. 287 Yeas36

 

 

Alexander Daley MacDonald Schmidt

Ananich Geiss McBroom Shirkey

Barrett Hertel McCann Stamas

Bayer Hollier McMorrow Theis

Bizon Horn Moss VanderWall

Brinks Huizenga Nesbitt Victory

Bullock Johnson Outman Wojno

Bumstead LaSata Polehanki Wozniak

Chang Lauwers Runestad Zorn

 

 

Nays1

 

 

Irwin

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Santana

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: Theis

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

 

 

Protest

 

 

Senator Irwin, under his constitutional right of protest (Art. 4, Sec. 18), protested against the passage of Senate Bill No. 972 and moved that the statement he made during the discussion of the bill be printed as his reasons for voting 渡o.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Irwin痴 statement is as follows:

Inflation is high and people are struggling with high prices, and this Legislature should be doing something about that. Moments ago, I spoke about our failure to provide universal relief to all citizens, provide a $500 rebate check, that was rejected here. The concern about inflation and rising costs is universal.

The reason why I rise to oppose this measure is because it won稚 work. There is a reason why gas prices are going up, and that reason is supply and demand. Moments ago, we were talking about school curriculum. This is basic economics耀upply and demand. The supply is constrained not because of federal action, not because of federal regulations, not because somehow the new administration has reduced access to oil drilling on federal land here in the United States. No, in fact there are a record number of leases for oil companies to drill on federal land.

The reason why our gas prices are going up is because oil companies and OPEC are trying to restrain supply, and they致e been at it for a long time. This is why former President Trump reached out to the Saudi government and OPEC back in April 2020 to ask them to lower production and end their price war with Russia. You see, at the time OPEC was trying to reduce production because oil prices were falling and Russia was refusing to participate in their effort to lower production and therefore boost prices. What did OPEC do? What did the Saudi government do? They started pumping more and more oil to try to lower the price, to try to punish Russia. This had the natural effect of also making it less profitable for oil companies here in the United States to drill on our land and that痴 why former President Trump reached out to the Saudis and reached out to OPEC and said, Please, lower production. But when OPEC agreed to do that, they did it not to support our consumers; no, they did it to support their profits. They did it to add profits to the oil companies and OPEC nations. When this caused global supply to drop by 10 percent, oil companies rejoiced, OPEC nations rejoiced, and consumers are now feeling the pinch.

It wasn稚 just that demand plummeted during the pandemic and we池e feeling the whipsaw of the end of a global deflationary pandemic. It痴 not just that. It痴 also this price war, and this is a price war against our consumers. You don稚 have to take my word for it. You can listen to the oil company executives themselves. On an earnings call this February, CEO Darren Woods of Exxon said, 徹ne of the primary objectives we致e hadis less about volume and volume targets and more about quality and profitability of the barrels we池e producing. While this Legislature is bailing out the oil companies, the industry is gouging and abusing our citizens.

That痴 why I stand to oppose this measure that falls in line with these companies to give them additional opportunities to gouge our citizens and to pocket the difference between what they池e charging now and what they値l have to pay when they no longer pay sales tax, and that痴 why I知 so frustrated that it seems there is a fundamental misunderstanding of the facts of why our citizens are being punished and what led to it.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 973, entitled

A bill to amend 1937 PA 94, entitled 填se tax act, (MCL 205.91 to 205.111) by adding section 4ii.

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. 288 Yeas36

 

 

Alexander Daley MacDonald Schmidt

Ananich Geiss McBroom Shirkey

Barrett Hertel McCann Stamas

Bayer Hollier McMorrow Theis

Bizon Horn Moss VanderWall

Brinks Huizenga Nesbitt Victory

Bullock Johnson Outman Wojno

Bumstead LaSata Polehanki Wozniak

Chang Lauwers Runestad Zorn

 

 

Nays1

 

 

Irwin

Excused1

 

 

Santana

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: Theis

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 974, entitled

A bill to amend 2004 PA 175, entitled 鉄treamlined sales and use tax revenue equalization act, by amending sections 3 and 5 (MCL 205.173 and 205.175), section 3 as amended by 2015 PA 177 and section 5 as amended by 2022 PA 24.

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. 289 Yeas36

 

 

Alexander Daley MacDonald Schmidt

Ananich Geiss McBroom Shirkey

Barrett Hertel McCann Stamas

Bayer Hollier McMorrow Theis

Bizon Horn Moss VanderWall

Brinks Huizenga Nesbitt Victory

Bullock Johnson Outman Wojno

Bumstead LaSata Polehanki Wozniak

Chang Lauwers Runestad Zorn

 

 

Nays1

 

 

Irwin

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Santana

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: Theis

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Johnson痴 statement is as follows:

I rise today to recognize Molly Gundry from my office. Molly is seated in the north Gallery. She痴 been a tremendous help to me and my office over the last three years. Molly was selected as an intern and we soon hired her on as my office assistant because of her work ethic, her integrity, her organizational skills, and attention to details.

Molly recently graduated from Michigan State University and has been accepted for her dream job as a news producer in Kalamazoo. I知 excited to congratulate her on her new career, and I know she has a bright and exciting future ahead of her.

Molly, thank you for your hard work. You will be greatly missed in our office. I want to ask my colleagues to please help me thank her for her service to the Senate and to congratulate her on her new career and wish her the best of luck.

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it stand adjourned until Tuesday, June 7, at 10:00 a.m.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Announcements of Printing and Enrollment

 

 

The Secretary announced that the following House bills were received in the Senate and filed on Wednesday, May 25:

House Bill Nos. 4239 5477 5734 5890 5891 5892

 

The Secretary announced that the following bills and resolution were printed and filed on Wednesday, May 25, and are available on the Michigan Legislature website:

Senate Resolution No. 147

House Bill Nos. 6142 6143 6144 6145

 

 

Committee Reports

 

 

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

Senate Bill No. 1035, entitled

A bill to amend 1969 PA 242, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the registration of trademarks and service marks; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state officers and agencies; to prescribe remedies; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts, by amending section 1 (MCL 429.31), as amended by 1984 PA 203.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Aric Nesbitt

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

House Bill No. 4030, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 372, entitled 鄭n act to regulate and license the selling, purchasing, possessing, and carrying of certain firearms, gas ejecting devices, and electro-muscular disruption devices; to prohibit the buying, selling, or carrying of certain firearms, gas ejecting devices, and electro-muscular disruption devices without a license or other authorization; to provide for the forfeiture of firearms and electro-muscular disruption devices under certain circumstances; to provide for penalties and remedies; to provide immunity from civil liability under certain circumstances; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies; to prohibit certain conduct against individuals who apply for or receive a license to carry a concealed pistol; to make appropriations; to prescribe certain conditions for the appropriations; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act, by amending section 5b (MCL 28.425b), as amended by 2017 PA 95.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

Aric Nesbitt

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Nesbitt, Theis, Johnson, Lauwers, VanderWall, Zorn and Huizenga

Nays: Senators Moss and Wojno

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

House Bill No. 4494, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 299, entitled 徹ccupational code, (MCL 339.101 to 339.2677) by adding section 218.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Aric Nesbitt

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Nesbitt, Theis, Johnson, Lauwers, VanderWall, Zorn and Huizenga

Nays: Senators Moss and Wojno

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

House Bill No. 4495, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 407, entitled 鉄killed trades regulation act, (MCL 339.5101 to 339.6133) by adding section 218.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Aric Nesbitt

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Nesbitt, Theis, Johnson, Lauwers, VanderWall, Zorn and Huizenga

Nays: Senators Moss and Wojno

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

House Bill No. 4498, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 372, entitled 鄭n act to regulate and license the selling, purchasing, possessing, and carrying of certain firearms, gas ejecting devices, and electro-muscular disruption devices; to prohibit the buying, selling, or carrying of certain firearms, gas ejecting devices, and electro-muscular disruption devices without a license or other authorization; to provide for the forfeiture of firearms and electro-muscular disruption devices under certain circumstances; to provide for penalties and remedies; to provide immunity from civil liability under certain circumstances; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies; to prohibit certain conduct against individuals who apply for or receive a license to carry a concealed pistol; to make appropriations; to prescribe certain conditions for the appropriations; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act, by amending section 5l (MCL 28.425l), as amended by 2017 PA 95.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

Aric Nesbitt

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Nesbitt, Theis, Johnson, Lauwers, VanderWall, Zorn and Huizenga

Nays: Senators Moss and Wojno

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

House Bill No. 5695, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled 溺ichigan liquor control code of 1998, by amending section 707 (MCL 436.1707), as amended by 2008 PA 11.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Aric Nesbitt

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

House Bill No. 5696, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled 溺ichigan liquor control code of 1998, by amending section 502 (MCL 436.1502), as amended by 2020 PA 112.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Aric Nesbitt

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

House Bill No. 5726, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 90, entitled 添outh employment standards act, by amending section 15 (MCL 409.115).

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Aric Nesbitt

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Regulatory Reform submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 3:00 p.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building

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

Excused: Senator Polehanki

 

 

The Committee on Insurance and Banking reported

Senate Bill No. 712, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled 典he insurance code of 1956, by amending section 8182 (MCL 500.8182), as added by 1990 PA 1, and by adding sections 8199b and 8199c.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Lana Theis

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Theis, Lauwers, LaSata, Nesbitt, Barrett, Horn, Bullock and McMorrow

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Insurance and Banking submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Theis (C), Lauwers, LaSata, Nesbitt, Barrett, Horn, Geiss, Bullock and McMorrow

 

 

The Committee on Finance reported

Senate Bill No. 272, entitled

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

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, Nesbitt, Daley, Bumstead, VanderWall and Chang

Nays: None

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. 808, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled 典he general property tax act, by amending sections 78b, 78c, and 78f (MCL 211.78b, 211.78c, and 211.78f), sections 78b and 78c as amended by 2015 PA 202 and section 78f as amended by 2015 PA 190.

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, Nesbitt, Daley, Bumstead, VanderWall and Chang

Nays: None

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. 809, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled 典he general property tax act, by amending sections 78h and 78k (MCL 211.78h and 211.78k), section 78h as amended by 2014 PA 499 and section 78k as amended by 2020 PA 33.

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, Nesbitt, Daley, Bumstead, VanderWall and Chang

Nays: None

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. 881, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled 典he 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.

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, Nesbitt, Daley, Bumstead, VanderWall and Chang

Nays: None

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

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 12:00 noon, Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building

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

Excused: Senator Alexander

 

 

The Committee on Elections reported

House Bill No. 4996, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled 溺ichigan election law, by amending sections 178 and 634 (MCL 168.178 and 168.634), section 178 as amended by 1980 PA 261 and section 634 as amended by 1996 PA 583.

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, May 25, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building

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

 

 

The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure reported

Senate Bill No. 972, entitled

A bill to amend 1933 PA 167, entitled 敵eneral sales tax act, by amending section 6a (MCL 205.56a), as amended by 2015 PA 264, and by adding section 4ii.

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.

Tom Barrett

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Barrett, LaSata, McBroom, Victory, Outman, Lauwers and Wozniak

Nays: None

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

 

 

The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure reported

Senate Bill No. 973, entitled

A bill to amend 1937 PA 94, entitled 填se tax act, (MCL 205.91 to 205.111) by adding section 4ii.

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.

Tom Barrett

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Barrett, LaSata, McBroom, Victory, Outman, Lauwers and Wozniak

Nays: None

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

 

 

The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure reported

Senate Bill No. 974, entitled

A bill to amend 2004 PA 175, entitled 鉄treamlined sales and use tax revenue equalization act, by amending sections 3 and 5 (MCL 205.173 and 205.175), as amended by 2015 PA 177.

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

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

Tom Barrett

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Barrett, LaSata, McBroom, Victory, Outman, Lauwers and Wozniak

Nays: None

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

 

 

The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure reported

Senate Bill No. 1029, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 403, entitled 溺otor fuel tax act, by amending sections 8 and 152 (MCL 207.1008 and 207.1152), as amended by 2015 PA 176.

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.

Tom Barrett

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Barrett, LaSata, McBroom, Victory, Outman, Lauwers and Wozniak

Nays: Senator Bullock

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

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure submitted the following:

Meeting held on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 8:00 a.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Barrett (C), LaSata, McBroom, Victory, Outman, Lauwers, Wozniak, Geiss, Bullock and Hollier

 

 

Scheduled Meetings

 

 

Judiciary and Public Safety Tuesdays, June 7 and 14, 8:30 a.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-5312

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that the Senate adjourn.

On which motion Senator Stamas requested the yeas and nays.

The yeas and nays were ordered, 1/5 of the members present voting therefor.

The motion prevailed, a majority of the members voting therefor, as follows, the time being 1:38 p.m.:

 

 

Roll Call No. 290 Yeas23

 

 

Barrett Huizenga Nesbitt Theis

Bizon Johnson Outman VanderWall

Bumstead LaSata Runestad Victory

Daley Lauwers Schmidt Wozniak

Hertel MacDonald Shirkey Zorn

Horn McBroom Stamas

 

 

Nays13

 

 

Alexander Bullock Hollier Moss

Ananich Chang McCann Polehanki

Bayer Geiss McMorrow Wojno

Brinks

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Santana

 

 

Not Voting1

 

 

Irwin

 

 

In The Chair: Theis

 

 

In pursuance of the order previously made, the Assistant President pro tempore, Senator Theis, declared the Senate adjourned until Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

MARGARET O達RIEN

Secretary of the Senate