No. 74

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Journal of the Senate

101st Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Tuesday, October 11, 2022.

 

10:00 a.m.

 

 

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

 

 

Motions and Communications

 

 

The following communications were received and read:

Office of the Auditor General

September 21, 2022

Enclosed is a copy of the following report:

•    Performance audit report on the Michigan State Disbursement Unit, Office of Child Support, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (431-0142-21).

 

September 27, 2022

Enclosed is a copy of the following report:

•    Follow-up report of the Child Care Fund, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (431‑1400-19F).

                                                                                       Sincerely,

                                                                                       Doug Ringler

                                                                                       Auditor General

The audit reports were referred to the Committee on Oversight.

 

 

The following communication was received:

Office of Senator Stephanie Chang

September 28, 2022

Per Senate Rule 1.110(c) I am requesting that my name be added as a co-sponsor to Senate Bills 1114-1123 which were introduced on June 30th, 2022 and were referred to the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.

                                                                                       Sincerely,

                                                                                       Stephanie Chang

                                                                                       State Senator, District 1

The communication was referred to the Secretary for record.

 

 

The following communication was received:

State Budget Office

September 30, 2022

Attached you will find the report as required by PA 268. Per the statute:

(7) Not later than March 30 of each year that the contract is in effect, and not later than September 30 of each year that the contract is in effect, the integrity oversight monitor shall provide a detailed report to the governor, the department of technology, management, and budget, the secretary of the senate, the clerk of the house of representatives, and the chairpersons of the senate and house of representatives committees on appropriations. The report shall contain all of the following:

(a) Detail of the integrity oversight monitor’s services during the 6-month period.

(b) Detail of the integrity oversight monitor’s services over the duration of the contract.

(c) Details of findings of malfeasance or inefficiency.

(d) Recommendations for corrective actions by any governmental entities.

Please let us know if you need anything else.

                                                                                       Thank you,

                                                                                       State Budget Office

The communication was referred to the Secretary for record.

 

 

The Secretary announced that pursuant to rule 1.117(e) of the Standing Rules of the Senate, the Senate Majority Leader has allocated $0 to the standing committee operations accounts for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023. Accordingly, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023, there are no committee expenses to be reported and no committee expense reports to be filed with the Senate Business Office pursuant to rule 2.110 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.

 

 

Messages from the Governor

 

 

The following messages from the Governor were received:

Date: October 4, 2022

Time: 9:54 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 844 (Public Act No. 194), being

An act to make, supplement, and adjust appropriations for various state departments and agencies for the fiscal years ending September 30, 2022 and September 30, 2023; to provide for certain conditions on appropriations; to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on October 4, 2022, at 3:01 p.m.)

 

 

Date: October 7, 2022

Time: 3:30 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 8 (Public Act No. 196), being

An act to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “An 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,” (MCL 168.1 to 168.992) by adding section 18a.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on October 7, 2022, at 4:50 p.m.)

 

 

Date: October 7, 2022

Time: 3:32 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 311 (Public Act No. 197), being

An act to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “An 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,” by amending section 759a (MCL 168.759a), as amended by 2012 PA 523.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on October 7, 2022, at 4:52 p.m.)

 

 

Date: October 7, 2022

Time: 3:34 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 178 (Public Act No. 198), being

An act to amend 1976 IL 1, entitled “A petition to initiate legislation to provide for the use of returnable containers for soft drinks, soda water, carbonated natural or mineral water, other nonalcoholic carbonated drink, and for beer, ale, or other malt drink of whatever alcoholic content, and for certain other beverage containers; to provide for the use of unredeemed bottle deposits; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state agencies and officials; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies,” by amending sections 3a, 3b, and 3c (MCL 445.573a, 445.573b, and 445.573c), section 3a as added by 1989 PA 148, section 3b as amended by 1998 PA 473, and section 3c as amended by 2021 PA 139.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on October 7, 2022, at 4:54 p.m.)

 

 

Date: October 7, 2022

Time: 4:00 p.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1166 (Public Act No. 211), being

An act to amend 1994 PA 203, entitled “An act to establish certain standards for foster care and adoption services for children and their families; and to prescribe powers and duties of certain state agencies and departments and adoption facilitators,” by amending section 4a (MCL 722.954a), as amended by 2016 PA 190.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on October 7, 2022, at 5:20 p.m.)

                                                                                       Respectfully,

                                                                                       Gretchen Whitmer

                                                                                       Governor

 

 

The following messages from the Governor were received:

October 4, 2022

Today I signed Enrolled Senate Bill 844, sponsored by Senator Stamas.

This bill is a bipartisan win for the people of Michigan. Senate Bill 844 will help Michigan compete for transformational projects that will bring billions of dollars in investment and thousands of jobs to Michigan. It is a testament to what we can accomplish when Republicans and Democrats work together.

To provide direction regarding the enactment of Senate Bill 844, I note that section 203 is unenforceable for the reasons outlined in the transmittal letter attached to Senate Bill 748 of 2020.

I look forward to continuing to work together to put Michigan first.

 

October 7, 2022

Today, I signed Enrolled Senate Bills 8 and 311, as well as Enrolled House Bill 4491.

These bipartisan bills are an important step forward for Michigan election law. House Bill 4491 will, among other things, allow local clerks to process absentee ballots for two days before election day, speeding up eventual vote tabulation. And Senate Bills 8 and 311 will allow our overseas military members to vote electronically, making it easier for our service men and women to participate in our elections.

These bills are not perfect. Senate Bills 8 and 311, for example, do not provide a mechanism for military spouses and dependents to electronically vote while living overseas. Military spouses and dependents are included in every other state that allows electronic military voting. They should be included in Michigan, too. Last term, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in both legislative chambers passed a better version of this proposal, but it stalled due to political gamesmanship. Although I am signing this bill today, I look forward to working together to find a way to include spouses and dependents before this new approach goes into effect in 2024.

Additionally, House Bill 4491 does not go far enough in creating efficiencies in the election process. Other states provide for longer preprocessing times and early tabulation of absentee ballots, as well as early voting. I would like to see similar measures adopted in Michigan.

As always, I am pleased that we have been able to work together to put Michigan first. I am proud of the work our nearly 1,600 local and county clerks, plus the thousands of volunteer precinct inspectors, did to make the 2020 election successful. I look forward to another safe, secure, and transparent election in 2022.

                                                                                       Respectfully,

                                                                                       Gretchen Whitmer

                                                                                       Governor

 

 

The following message from the Governor was received on September 30, 2022, and read:

 

EXECUTIVE ORDER

No. 2022-12

 

Michigan Opioids Task Force

 

Department of Health and Human Services

 

The epidemic of opioid abuse has plagued Michigan for years. While more recent response efforts have made some headway in combating this epidemic, it remains a significant public-health crisis, afflicting Michigan residents of all backgrounds, age groups, and income levels.

Michigan has taken a coordinated and comprehensive approach to combating the opioid epidemic. Fighting an epidemic of this size and impact has required a coordinated and comprehensive approach: one that identifies and confronts the full scope of the epidemic’s root causes and contributing factors in Michigan; that pools, optimizes, and augments the efforts and resources on all levels—public and private; local, state, and federal—that are available to address the epidemic; and that raises public awareness of the epidemic, its causes and effects, the resources available to those afflicted by it, and the actions that can be taken to combat it.

We have also vigorously pursued the companies and individuals who created the crisis by putting corporate profits ahead of human welfare. This strategy has resulted in several large settlements against opioid manufacturers, as well as those who distributed the drugs that created such harm in our communities.

On August 21, 2019, Executive Order 2019-18 established the Michigan Opioids Task Force to inform the state’s strategy for addressing the opioid epidemic. Progress has been made, but much more remains to be done. The Task Force must be updated to optimize its work and to allow it to efficiently receive and distribute resources.

Section 51 of article 4 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 declares the public health and general welfare of the people of the State of Michigan as matters of primary public concern.

Section 1 of article 5 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 vests the executive power of the State of Michigan in the governor.

Section 8 of article 5 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 places each principal department of state government under the supervision of the governor unless otherwise provided.

Section 8 of article 5 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 also obligates the governor to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.

Acting pursuant to the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and Michigan law, I order the following:

1.     Creation of the Michigan Opioids Task Force

   (a) The Michigan Opioids Task Force (“Task Force”) is reconstituted as an advisory body within the Department of Health and Human Services (“Department”).

  (b) The Task Force shall consist of the following members:

  (1) State Representatives

  (A) The director of the Department, or the director’s designee from within the Department.

  (B) The chief medical executive of the State of Michigan.

  (C) The director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, or the director’s designee from within that department.

  (D) The director of the Michigan State Police, or the director’s designee from within that department.

  (E) The director of the Department of Corrections, or the director’s designee from within that department.

  (F) The director of the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, or the director’s designee from within that department.

  (G) The director of the Department of Insurance and Financial Services, or the director’s designee from within that department.

  (H) The director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, or the director’s designee from within that department.

   (I) The director of the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, or the director’s designee from within that department.

   (J) The attorney general, or the attorney general’s designee from within the Department of Attorney General.

  (K) The superintendent of public instruction, or the superintendent’s designee from within the Department of Education.

  (2) Representatives from Local Governments

  (A) One representative appointed by the Governor from each of the ten regions established by the Department for specialty Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans for Medicaid mental health and substance use disorder services and supports (“PIHP Regions”).

  (3) Representative from the Michigan Supreme Court

  (A) The chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, or the chief justice’s designee, may also participate as a member of the Task Force.

   (c) The Task Force, as a group, should possess experience, expertise, and education with respect to one or more of the following: public health, substance use, or health equity. Membership by individuals with direct lived experience in substance use and related services is a priority.

  (d) Members of the Task Force appointed under section (1)(b)(1) are ex officio members and serve at the pleasure of the governor.

   (e) Members of the Task Force appointed under section (1)(b)(2) shall serve for four-year terms. Of the members initially appointed, two shall serve for one-year terms, three shall serve for two-year terms, two shall serve for three-year terms, and three shall serve for four-year terms. A vacancy on the Task Force shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the balance of the unexpired term.

   (f) The director of the Department shall designate the chairperson of the Task Force from among the State Representatives. For purposes of allocation decisions under Section 2(a) of this Order, the chairperson will be a non-voting member.

2.     Charge to the Task Force

   (a) The Task Force shall act as a Government Participation Mechanism for purposes of any opioid-related bankruptcy or settlement in which a government participation mechanism is needed to effectuate Michigan’s collection of the claim.

  (b) The Task Force shall provide recommendations to the State of Michigan, Director of the Department, and the heads of other departments or agencies, and coordinate activities among departments and agencies.

   (c) The Task Force shall research, identify, recommend, and implement response actions to the opioid epidemic in Michigan, which may include the following:

  (1) Identify and evaluate the epidemic’s root causes and contributing factors in Michigan, and the effectiveness of response actions on all levels that have been undertaken or are currently being undertaken. Develop strategies for supporting or otherwise improving the efficacy of those response actions.

  (2) Identify and evaluate the nature and scope of the epidemic’s impact on various locations and communities throughout the state and what response actions would be most effective in helping each of those impacted areas. Develop strategies for implementing those response actions.

  (3) Identify and evaluate what financial and other resources are available on all levels to combat the epidemic in Michigan. Develop strategies for securing, coordinating, augmenting, and deploying those resources.

  (4) Develop strategies for increasing public awareness of the epidemic in Michigan, its causes and effects, the resources available to those afflicted by it, and the actions that can be taken to combat it.

  (5) Develop routine communication and information-sharing protocols between members of the Task Force and stakeholders on all levels.

  (6) Perform outreach to ensure all stakeholders in impacted areas are informed, educated, and empowered. Stakeholders will include, but are not limited to, residents, community members, other partner organizations, tribal governments, local government officials, and other elected officials representing the impacted areas.

  (7) Perform outreach to the general public regarding the epidemic and the work of the Task Force.

  (8) Create measurable goals and objectives along an established timeline.

  (9) Recommend changes in Michigan law relevant to combating the epidemic.

(10) Provide other information and advice and perform other duties as requested by the director of the Department or the governor.

  (d) The Task Force shall report regularly to the governor on its activities.

3.     Operations of the Task Force

   (a) The Department shall assist the Task Force in the performance of its duties and provide personnel to staff the Task Force. The budgeting, procurement, and related management functions of the Task Force shall be performed under the direction and supervision of the director of the Department.

  (b) The Task Force shall adopt procedures consistent with Michigan law and this order governing its organization and operations.

   (c) The Task Force shall hold no fewer than four public meetings per year and shall comply at those meetings with the Open Meetings Act, MCL 15.261 et seq.

  (d) The Task Force shall promote stakeholder participation, including from the former Opioid Task Force Stakeholders Advisory Group.

   (e) The Task Force shall comply with the Freedom of Information Act, 1976 PA 442, as amended, MCL 15.231 to 15.246.

   (f) The Task Force may select from among its members a vice chairperson.

   (g) The Task Force may select from among its members a secretary. Task Force staff shall assist the secretary with record keeping responsibilities.

  (h) The Task Force shall meet at the call of its chairperson and as otherwise provided in the procedures adopted by the Task Force.

   (i) A majority of the members of the Task Force serving constitutes a quorum for the transaction of the business of the Task Force. The Task Force must act by a majority vote of its serving members.

   (j) The Task Force may establish advisory workgroups composed of individuals or entities participating in Task Force activities or other members of the public as deemed necessary by the Task Force to assist it in performing its duties and responsibilities. The Task Force may adopt, reject, or modify any recommendations proposed by an advisory workgroup.

  (k) The Task Force may, as appropriate, make inquiries, studies, and investigations, hold hearings, and receive comments from the public. The Task Force also may consult with outside experts in order to perform its duties, including experts in the private sector, organized labor, government agencies, and at institutions of higher education.

   (l) The Task Force may hire or retain contractors, sub-contractors, advisors, consultants, and agents, and may make and enter into contracts necessary or incidental to the exercise of the powers of the Task Force and the performance of its duties as the director of the Department deems advisable and necessary, consistent with this order and applicable law, rules and procedures, and subject to available funding.

(m) The Task Force may accept donations of labor, services, or other things of value from any public or private agency or person. Any donations shall be received and used in accordance with law.

  (n) Members of the Task Force shall serve without compensation but may receive reimbursement for necessary travel and expenses consistent with applicable law, rules, and procedures, and subject to available funding.

  (o) Members of the Task Force shall coordinate all legislative and media contacts that directly involve the work of the Task Force.

4.     Implementation

   (a) All departments, committees, commissioners, or officers of this state shall give to the Task Force, or to any member or representative of the Task Force, any necessary assistance required by the Task Force, or any member or representative of the Task Force, in the performance of the duties of the Task Force so far as is compatible with their duties and consistent with this order and applicable law. Free access also must be given to any books, records, or documents in their custody relating to matters within the scope of inquiry, study, or review of the Task Force, consistent with applicable law.

  (b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to change the organization of the executive branch of state government or the assignment of functions among its units, in a manner requiring the force of law.

   (c) If any portion of this order is found to be unenforceable, the unenforceable provision should be disregarded and the rest of the order should remain in effect as issued.

  (d) Executive Order 2019-18 is rescinded. The Michigan Opioids Task Force established under Executive Order 2019-18 is abolished.

   (e) This order is effective upon filing.

Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Michigan.

 

Date: September 29, 2022

Time: 6:58 a.m.

Gretchen Whitmer

[SEAL]                                                                        Governor

 

By the Governor:

Jocelyn Benson

Secretary of State

The executive order was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

The following messages from the Governor were received and read:

September 29, 2022

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office pursuant to Public Act 218 of 1956, MCL 500.6103:

Automobile Theft Prevention Authority Board of Directors

Mr. Steve Cooper of 7332 North Central Park, Shelby Township, Michigan 48317, county of Macomb, reappointed to represent law enforcement officials, for a term commencing September 29, 2022 and expiring July 1, 2026.

Mr. William J. Patterson of 6190 S. Campus Boulevard, Lansing, Michigan 48917, county of Ingham, reappointed to represent auto insurance providers doing business in this state, for a term commencing September 29, 2022 and expiring July 1, 2026.

Mr. Daniel Pfannes of 44858 Seabrook Drive, Canton, Michigan 48188, county of Wayne, reappointed to represent law enforcement officials, for a term commencing September 29, 2022 and expiring July 1, 2026.

Ms. Nicole Quisenberry of 58 N. Church Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462, county of Oakland, succeeding Eugene Adamczyk whose term has expired, appointed to represent a purchaser of auto insurance in this state, for a term commencing October 20, 2022 and expiring July 1, 2026.

 

September 29, 2022

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office pursuant to Public Act 299 of 1980, MCL 339.1102 and 339.303:

Board of Barber Examiners

Mr. Ali H. Alhashemi of 5935 Middlesex Street, Dearborn, Michigan 48126, county of Wayne, succeeding Arif El-Boukari whose term expires September 30, 2022, appointed to represent a barber who has practiced for 3 years before appointment, for a term commencing October 1, 2022 and expiring September 30, 2026.

Mr. Michael Parker of 516 Heyser Street, Jackson, Michigan 49203, county of Jackson, succeeding Peter Delisse whose term expires September 30, 2022, appointed to represent a barber who has practiced for 3 years before appointment, for a term commencing October 1, 2022 and expiring September 30, 2026.

Mr. Aries Rodgers of 55390 Rhine Avenue, Macomb, Michigan 48042, county of Macomb, succeeding Jeffrey Jenson whose term expires September 30, 2022, appointed to represent a barber who has practiced for 3 years before appointment, for a term commencing October 1, 2022 and expiring September 30, 2026.

Mr. Phillip D. Smith III of 173 Nicole Drive, Brooklyn, Michigan 49230, county of Jackson, reappointed to represent a barber who has practiced for 3 years before appointment, for a term commencing September 29, 2022 and expiring September 30, 2025.

 

September 29, 2022

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointment to office pursuant to Public Act 299 of 1980, MCL 339.302, 339.303 and 339.1202:

Michigan Board of Cosmetology

Mrs. Dawnette M. Wessell of 5696 Supply Road, Traverse City, Michigan 49696, county of Grand Traverse, succeeding Scott Weaver whose term has expired, appointed to represent a member who has been actively engaged in teaching cosmetology in this state for not less than 3 years immediately before appointment and who owns an interest in a school of cosmetology, for a term commencing September 29, 2022 and expiring December 31, 2025.

 

September 29, 2022

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office pursuant to Public Act 368 of 1978, MCL 333.16121, 333.16122 and 333.16621:

Michigan Board of Dentistry

Mrs. Sahar Farhat of 501 Woodcrest Drive, Dearborn, Michigan 48124, county of Wayne, succeeding Lori Barnhart whose term has expired, appointed to represent dental assistants, for a term commencing September 29, 2022 and expiring June 30, 2026.

Dr. Shakeel A. Niazi of 2657 Turtle Shores Drive, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302, county of Oakland, succeeding Grace Curcuru, appointed to represent a dentist with a health profession specialty certification who is a dental school faculty member, for a term commencing September 29, 2022 and expiring June 30, 2026.

Dr. Irene Tseng of 37118 Muirfield Drive, Livonia, Michigan 48152, county of Wayne, reappointed to represent dentists, for a term commencing September 29, 2022 and expiring June 30, 2026.

September 29, 2022

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office pursuant to Public Act 368 of 1978, MCL 333.16121 and 333.17221:

Michigan Board of Nursing

Mr. Richard Kreuzer of 68 Ransom Avenue, N.E., Unit 505, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503, county of Kent, succeeding Bo Garcia whose term has expired, appointed to represent the general public, for a term commencing September 29, 2022 and expiring June 30, 2026.

Ms. Lois M. McEntyre of 22675 Colony Court, Novi, Michigan 48374, county of Oakland, succeeding Tori Sachs whose term has expired, appointed to represent the general public, for a term commencing September 29, 2022 and expiring June 30, 2026.

Mr. Joseph B. Thurston of 5658 South Cochran Road, Charlotte, Michigan 48813, county of Eaton, succeeding Maureen Saxton whose term has expired, appointed to represent the general public, for a term commencing September 29, 2022 and expiring June 30, 2026.

 

September 29, 2022

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office pursuant to Public Act 451 of 1994, MCL 324.78102:

Michigan State Waterways Commission

Mrs. Elaine J. Isely of 4404 4 Mile Road, N.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525, county of Kent, filling the vacancy created by the appointment of Fred Sitkins to represent persons residing north of Townline 16 in the Lower Peninsula, appointed to represent the general public, for a term commencing September 29, 2022 and expiring September 18, 2024.

Captain Scott E. Labonte of 320 East Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 49783, county of Chippewa, succeeding Patrick Egan whose term has expired, appointed to represent persons residing north of Townline 16 in the Upper Peninsula, for a term commencing September 29, 2022 and expiring September 18, 2025.

Ms. Candice S. Miller of 34442 Jefferson Avenue, Unit B20, Harrison Township, Michigan 48045, county of Macomb, succeeding Elaine Isely whose term has expired, appointed to represent the general public, for a term commencing September 29, 2022 and expiring September 18, 2025.

Mr. Fred Sitkins of 10460 S. High Meadows Court, Traverse City, Michigan 49684, county of Leelanau, succeeding Chris Shepler who has resigned, appointed to represent persons residing north of Townline 16 in the Lower Peninsula, for a term commencing September 29, 2022 and expiring September 18, 2024.

                                                                                       Respectfully,

                                                                                       Gretchen Whitmer

                                                                                       Governor

The appointments were referred to the Committee on Advice and Consent.

 

Pursuant to rule 3.104 the Senate proceeded to the order of

Messages from the House

 

 

Senate Bill No. 842, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled “The state school aid act of 1979,” by amending sections 236 and 241 (MCL 388.1836 and 388.1841), as amended by 2021 PA 86.

(For Conference Report, see Senate Journal No. 73, p. 1749.)

The House of Representatives has adopted the report of the Committee of Conference.

Pursuant to rule 1.114(b), the bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 844, entitled

A bill to make, supplement, adjust, and consolidate appropriations for various state departments and agencies, the judicial branch, and the legislative branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023; to provide for certain conditions on appropriations; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

(For Conference Report, see Senate Journal No. 73, p. 1764.)

The House of Representatives has adopted the report of the Committee of Conference.

Pursuant to rule 1.114(b), the bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

Pursuant to rule 3.104 the Senate proceeded to the order of

Resolutions

 

 

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 30.

A concurrent resolution of tribute offered as a memorial for John Mowat Jr., former member of the Michigan House of Representatives and Senate.

(For text of resolution, see Senate Journal No. 73, p. 1704.)

The House of Representatives has adopted the concurrent resolution.

The concurrent resolution was referred to the Secretary for record.

 

 

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 31.

A concurrent resolution offered as a memorial for Richard J. Allen, former member of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

(For text of resolution, see Senate Journal No. 73, p. 1705.)

The House of Representatives has adopted the concurrent resolution.

The concurrent resolution was referred to the Secretary for record.

 

 

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 32.

A concurrent resolution prescribing the legislative schedule.

(For text of resolution, see Senate Journal No. 73, p. 1791.)

The House of Representatives has adopted the concurrent resolution.

The concurrent resolution was referred to the Secretary for record.

 

 

Announcements of Printing and Enrollment

 

 

The Secretary announced that the following House bills were received in the Senate and filed on Wednesday, September 28:

House Bill Nos.     4575   5266   5393   5501  5508   5509   5880   6129   6130  6261   6297   6298 6299       6300        6301        6302        6303        6367                               6370  6379

 

The Secretary announced the enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor on Thursday, September 29, for her approval the following bill:

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 844 at 1:53 p.m.

 

The Secretary announced the enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor on Monday, October 3, for her approval the following bills:

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 8 at 2:28 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 311 at 2:30 p.m.

 

The Secretary announced the enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor on Wednesday, October 5, for her approval the following bills:

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 452 at 10:52 a.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1041 at 10:54 a.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1042 at 10:56 a.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1064 at 10:58 a.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1166 at 11:00 a.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 842 at 11:02 a.m.

 

The Secretary announced that the following bills and resolutions were printed and filed on Wednesday, September 28, and are available on the Michigan Legislature website:

Senate Concurrent Resolution Nos.       29      30      31      32

Senate Resolution Nos.     167    168    169    170    171    172

House Bill Nos.     6423   6424   6425  6426

 

The Secretary announced that the following bills were printed and filed on Thursday, September 29, and are available on the Michigan Legislature website:

Senate Bill Nos.    1184   1185   1186   1187  1188   1189   1190   1191   1192  1193   1194  1195

Committee Reports

 

 

The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure reported

Senate Bill No. 1014, entitled

A bill to amend 1952 PA 214, entitled “An act authorizing the Mackinac bridge authority to acquire a bridge and a utility tunnel connecting the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan, including causeways, tunnels, roads and all useful related equipment and facilities, including park, parking, recreation, lighting, and terminal facilities; extending the corporate existence of the authority; authorizing the authority to enjoy and carry out all powers incident to its corporate objects; authorizing the appropriation and use of state funds for the preliminary purposes of the authority; providing for the payment of the cost of the bridge and authorizing the authority to issue revenue bonds payable solely from the revenues of the bridge; granting the right of condemnation to the authority; granting the use of state land and property to the authority; making provisions for the payment and security of bonds and granting certain rights and remedies to the holders of bonds; authorizing banks and trust companies to perform certain acts in connection with the payment and security of bonds; authorizing the imposition of tolls and charges; authorizing the authority to secure the consent of the United States government to the construction of the bridge and to secure approval of plans, specifications, and location of the bridge; authorizing employment of engineers regardless of whether those engineers have been previously employed to make preliminary inspections or reports with respect to the bridge; authorizing the state transportation department to operate and maintain the bridge or to contribute to the bridge and enter into leases and agreements in connection with the bridge; exempting bonds and the property of the authority from taxation; prohibiting competing traffic facilities; authorizing the operation of ferries by the authority; authorizing the creation of the Mackinac Straits corridor authority; authorizing the operation of a utility tunnel by the authority or the Mackinac Straits corridor authority; providing for the construction and use of certain buildings; and making an appropriation,” by amending section 12 (MCL 254.322), as amended by 2004 PA 336.

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

                                                                                       Tom Barrett

                                                                                       Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

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. 1151, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending the title and section 219 (MCL 257.219), the title as amended by 2016 PA 32 and section 219 as amended by 2018 PA 74, and by adding sections 820a, 820b, and 820c.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

                                                                                       Tom Barrett

                                                                                       Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure reported

Senate Bill No. 1078, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending sections 627 and 679a (MCL 257.627 and 257.679a), section 627 as amended by 2019 PA 31.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

                                                                                       Tom Barrett

                                                                                       Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

Senate Bill No. 1113, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 299, entitled “Occupational code,” by amending sections 1201 and 1203a (MCL 339.1201 and 339.1203a), section 1201 as amended by 2020 PA 20 and section 1203a as amended by 2018 PA 387.

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

                                                                                       Aric Nesbitt

                                                                                       Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

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

 

 

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

Senate Bill No. 1163, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled “Michigan liquor control code of 1998,” by amending section 537a (MCL 436.1537a), as amended by 2021 PA 64.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

                                                                                       Aric Nesbitt

                                                                                       Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

House Bill No. 4722, entitled

A bill to amend 2006 PA 110, entitled “Michigan zoning enabling act,” (MCL 125.3101 to 125.3702) by adding section 206b.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

                                                                                       Aric Nesbitt

                                                                                       Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: Senators Johnson, Polehanki and Wojno

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

House Bill No. 5839, entitled

A bill to amend 2018 IL 1, entitled “Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act,” by amending section 7 (MCL 333.27957).

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

                                                                                       Aric Nesbitt

                                                                                       Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: Senator Johnson

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

 

 

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

House Bill No. 5871, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 281, entitled “Medical marihuana facilities licensing act,” by amending sections 502 and 504 (MCL 333.27502 and 333.27504), section 502 as amended by 2018 PA 648 and section 504 as amended by 2018 PA 10.

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

                                                                                       Aric Nesbitt

                                                                                       Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: Senator Johnson

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

 

 

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

House Bill No. 5965, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 281, entitled “Medical marihuana facilities licensing act,” by amending section 102 (MCL 333.27102), as amended by 2021 PA 57.

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

                                                                                       Aric Nesbitt

                                                                                       Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

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

 

 

The Committee on Health Policy and Human Services reported

Senate Bill No. 1025, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” (MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding section 10401.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

                                                                                       Curtis S. VanderWall

                                                                                       Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators VanderWall, Bizon, LaSata, MacDonald, Theis, Brinks, Santana and Wojno

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Health Policy and Human Services reported

Senate Bill No. 1124, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending sections 16281, 16905, 18101, 18105, 18106, 18111, 18114, and 18117 (MCL 333.16281, 333.16905, 333.18101, 333.18105, 333.18106, 333.18111, 333.18114, and 333.18117), section 16281 as added and section 18117 as amended by 1998 PA 496, section 16905 as amended by 2006 PA 388, sections 18101 and 18111 as amended and sections 18106 and 18114 as added by 2019 PA 96, and section 18105 as amended by 2006 PA 429.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

                                                                                       Curtis S. VanderWall

                                                                                       Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators VanderWall, Bizon, LaSata, MacDonald, Theis, Brinks, Santana and Wojno

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

The Committee on Health Policy and Human Services reported

Senate Bill No. 1135, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled “The social welfare act,” by amending section 105h (MCL 400.105h), as added by 2020 PA 101.

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.

                                                                                       Curtis S. VanderWall

                                                                                       Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators VanderWall, Bizon, LaSata, MacDonald, Theis, Brinks, Santana and Wojno

Nays: None

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

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

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

Meeting held on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 8:30 a.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building

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

Excused: Senators Johnson and Hertel

 

 

The Committee on Elections reported

Senate Bill No. 130, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “Michigan election law,” by amending sections 3, 52, 53, 92, 93, 132, 133, 162, 163, 192, 193, 253, 254, 322, 345, 349, 370, 409a, 412, 432, 433, 467a, 534, 535, 551, 559, 591, 592, 598, 611, 623a, 641, 642, 642a, 686a, 737a, 821, 963, and 970e (MCL 168.3, 168.52, 168.53, 168.92, 168.93, 168.132, 168.133, 168.162, 168.163, 168.192, 168.193, 168.253, 168.254, 168.322, 168.345, 168.349, 168.370, 168.409a, 168.412, 168.432, 168.433, 168.467a, 168.534, 168.535, 168.551, 168.559, 168.591, 168.592, 168.598, 168.611, 168.623a, 168.641, 168.642, 168.642a, 168.686a, 168.737a, 168.821, 168.963, and 168.970e), section 3 as amended by 2018 PA 603, sections 53, 93, 133, 163, 193, and 551 as amended by 2012 PA 276, sections 254, 433, and 467a as amended by 2018 PA 120, section 322 as amended by 2015 PA 103, section 349 as amended by 2018 PA 654, section 370 as amended by 2014 PA 94, section 534 as amended by 2018 PA 224, section 591 as amended by 2012 PA 128, sections 592, 598, and 623a as amended by 1988 PA 116, section 611 as amended by 1996 PA 583, section 641 as amended by 2015 PA 197, section 642 as amended by 2015 PA 100, section 642a as amended by 2012 PA 523, section 686a as amended by 1999 PA 216, section 737a as amended by 2018 PA 611, section 821 as amended by 2018 PA 614, section 963 as amended by 2015 PA 99, and section 970e as amended by 2015 PA 102.

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.

                                                                                       Ruth A. Johnson

                                                                                       Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Johnson, McBroom and VanderWall

Nays: None

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

 

 

The Committee on Elections reported

House Bill No. 4530, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “Michigan election law,” by amending sections 3, 52, 53, 92, 93, 132, 133, 162, 163, 192, 193, 253, 254, 322, 345, 349, 370, 409a, 412, 432, 433, 467a, 534, 535, 551, 559, 591, 592, 598, 611, 623a, 641, 642, 642a, 686a, 737a, 821, 963, and 970e (MCL 168.3, 168.52, 168.53, 168.92, 168.93, 168.132, 168.133, 168.162, 168.163, 168.192, 168.193, 168.253, 168.254, 168.322, 168.345, 168.349, 168.370, 168.409a, 168.412, 168.432, 168.433, 168.467a, 168.534, 168.535, 168.551, 168.559, 168.591, 168.592, 168.598, 168.611, 168.623a, 168.641, 168.642, 168.642a, 168.686a, 168.737a, 168.821, 168.963, and 168.970e), section 3 as amended by 2018 PA 603, sections 53, 93, 133, 163, 193, and 551 as amended by 2012 PA 276, sections 254, 433, and 467a as amended by 2018 PA 120, section 322 as amended by 2015 PA 103, section 349 as amended by 2018 PA 654, section 370 as amended by 2014 PA 94, section 534 as amended by 2018 PA 224, section 591 as amended by 2012 PA 128, sections 592, 598, and 623a as amended by 1988 PA 116, section 611 as amended by 1996 PA 583, section 641 as amended by 2015 PA 197, section 642 as amended by 2015 PA 100, section 642a as amended by 2012 PA 523, section 686a as amended by 1999 PA 216, section 737a as amended by 2018 PA 611, section 821 as amended by 2018 PA 614, section 963 as amended by 2015 PA 99, and section 970e as amended by 2015 PA 102.

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.

                                                                                       Ruth A. Johnson

                                                                                       Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Johnson, McBroom and VanderWall

Nays: None

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

 

 

The Committee on Elections reported

House Bill No. 4531, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending sections 702 and 703 (MCL 380.702 and 380.703), as amended by 2003 PA 299.

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

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

                                                                                       Ruth A. Johnson

                                                                                       Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Johnson, McBroom and VanderWall

Nays: None

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

 

 

The Committee on Elections reported

House Bill No. 4532, entitled

A bill to amend 1851 PA 156, entitled “An act to define the powers and duties of the county boards of commissioners of the several counties, and to confer upon them certain local, administrative and legislative powers; and to prescribe penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act,” by amending section 16c (MCL 46.16c), as added by 1988 PA 37.

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

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

                                                                                       Ruth A. Johnson

                                                                                       Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Johnson, McBroom and VanderWall

Nays: None

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

 

 

The Committee on Elections reported

House Bill No. 4533, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled “Revised judicature act of 1961,” by amending sections 550, 550a, 805, 8175, and 8176 (MCL 600.550, 600.550a, 600.805, 600.8175, and 600.8176), section 550 as amended by 2009 PA 228, section 550a as amended by 2012 PA 36, section 805 as amended by 2011 PA 300, section 8175 as amended by 1990 PA 54, and section 8176 as amended by 2002 PA 92.

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.

                                                                                       Ruth A. Johnson

                                                                                       Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Johnson, McBroom and VanderWall

Nays: None

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

 

 

The Committee on Elections reported

House Bill No. 5938, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 388, entitled “Michigan campaign finance act,” by repealing section 30 (MCL 169.230).

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, VanderWall and Wojno

Nays: Senator McBroom

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Elections submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 3:00 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building

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

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Appropriations submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 12:00 noon, Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building

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

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Appropriations Subcommittee on Joint Capital Outlay submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 4:00 p.m., Senate Hearing Room, Ground Floor, Boji Tower

Present: Senators Horn (C), LaSata, Zorn, Runestad, Schmidt, MacDonald, Santana, Hertel and McCann

 

 

In the absence of all Senators, pursuant to Joint Rule 15, the Secretary of the Senate adjourned the Senate, the time being 10:02 a.m.

 

Pursuant to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 32, the Secretary of the Senate declared the Senate adjourned until Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

MARGARET O’BRIEN

Secretary of the Senate