No. 24

STATE OF MICHIGAN

 

JOURNAL

OF THE

House  of  Representatives

 

102nd  Legislature

REGULAR  SESSION  OF  2023

 

 

 

 

House Chamber, Lansing, Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

 

1:30 p.m.

 

The House was called to order by the Clerk.

 

The roll was called by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, who announced that a quorum was not present.

 

 

Announcement by the Clerk of Printing and Enrollment

 

 

The Clerk announced that the following bills had been reproduced and made available electronically on Thursday, March 9:

House Bill Nos.     4221   4222   4223   4224  4225   4226   4227   4228   4229  4230   4231   4232 4233       4234        4235        4236        4237        4238                               4239   4240   4241   4242  4243   4244   4245   4246   4247  4248   4249   4250 4251       4252        4253        4254        4255        4256                               4257   4258   4259  4260

Senate Bill Nos.      150    151    152    153    154    155    156    157    158    159    160    161   162       163          164          165          166          167                                168    169    170    171   172

 

 

Reports of Standing Committees

 

 

The Committee on Economic Development and Small Business, by Rep. Hoskins, Chair, reported

House Bill No. 4219, entitled

A bill to amend 1984 PA 270, entitled “Michigan strategic fund act,” by amending section 5 (MCL 125.2005), as amended by 2014 PA 507.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Hoskins, Grant, Whitsett, Neeley, Liberati, Farhat, Miller, Tisdel, VanWoerkom, Martin, Roth and St. Germaine

Nays: None

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Hoskins, Chair, of the Committee on Economic Development and Small Business, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Present: Reps. Hoskins, Grant, Whitsett, Neeley, Liberati, Coffia, Farhat, Miller, Tisdel, VanWoerkom, Martin, Roth and St. Germaine

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Hope, Chair, of the Committee on Criminal Justice, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Present: Reps. Hope, Andrews, Breen, Young, Arbit, Dievendorf, Tsernoglou, Filler, Bezotte, Harris and BeGole

Absent: Reps. Tyrone Carter and Mueller

Excused: Reps. Tyrone Carter and Mueller

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Koleszar, Chair, of the Committee on Education, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Present: Reps. Koleszar, Churches, Shannon, Stone, Weiss, Glanville, Conlin, Edwards, Wegela, Greene, Paquette, Wendzel and Johnsen

Absent: Rep. Markkanen

Excused: Rep. Markkanen

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Shannon, Chair, of the Committee on Transportation, Mobility and Infrastructure, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Present: Reps. Shannon, MacDonell, Coleman, Conlin, Farhat, Fitzgerald, Hoskins, Miller, Outman, Roth, Bruck, Kunse and St. Germaine

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Tsernoglou, Chair, of the Committee on Elections, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Present: Reps. Tsernoglou, Wegela, Hope, Koleszar, Byrnes, Churches, Smit and DeBoyer

 

 

Introduction of Bills

 

 

Reps. Schuette, Kuhn, Thompson, Greene, Rigas, Kunse, Bierlein, Bollin, Meerman, Tisdel, Bezotte, Borton, St. Germaine, Steele and Beson introduced

House Bill No. 4261, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 442, entitled “Freedom of information act,” by amending sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 10a, 10b, and 13 (MCL 15.231, 15.232, 15.233, 15.234, 15.235, 15.236, 15.240, 15.240a, 15.240b, and 15.243), section 1 as amended by 1997 PA 6, section 2 as amended by 2018 PA 68, section 3 as amended by 2018 PA 523, section 4 as amended by 2020 PA 38, section 5 as amended by 2020 PA 36, section 6 as amended by 1996 PA 553, section 10 as amended and sections 10a and 10b as added by 2014 PA 563, and section 13 as amended by 2021 PA 33, and by designating sections 1 to 16 as part 1.

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

 

 

Reps. Kunse, Kuhn, Thompson, Greene, Rigas, Bierlein, Bollin, Meerman, Tisdel, Schuette, Bezotte, Borton, St. Germaine, Steele and Beson introduced

House Bill No. 4262, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 442, entitled “Freedom of information act,” (MCL 15.231 to 15.246) by adding part 2.

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

 

 

Reps. Kuhn, Thompson, Greene, Rigas, Kunse, Bierlein, Bollin, Meerman, Tisdel, Schuette, Bezotte, Borton, Steele, St. Germaine and Beson introduced

House Bill No. 4263, entitled

A bill to amend 1986 PA 268, entitled “Legislative council act,” by amending section 104a (MCL 4.1104a), as amended by 2013 PA 241.

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

 

 

Reps. St. Germaine, Kuhn, Thompson, Greene, Rigas, Kunse, Bierlein, Bollin, Meerman, Tisdel, Schuette, Bezotte, Borton, Steele and Beson introduced

House Bill No. 4264, entitled

A bill to amend 1968 PA 318, entitled “An act to implement the provisions of section 10 of article 4 of the constitution relating to substantial conflicts of interest on the part of members of the legislature and state officers in respect to contracts with the state and the political subdivisions thereof; to provide for penalties for the violation thereof; to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict with this act; and to validate certain contracts,” (MCL 15.301 to 15.310) by adding section 8a.

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

 

 

Reps. Fink, Kuhn, Thompson, Greene, Rigas, Kunse, Bierlein, Bollin, Meerman, Tisdel, Schuette, Bezotte, Borton, Steele, St. Germaine and Beson introduced

House Bill No. 4265, entitled

A bill to amend 1968 PA 318, entitled “An act to implement the provisions of section 10 of article 4 of the constitution relating to substantial conflicts of interest on the part of members of the legislature and state officers in respect to contracts with the state and the political subdivisions thereof; to provide for penalties for the violation thereof; to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict with this act; and to validate certain contracts,” by amending section 7 (MCL 15.307).

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

 

 

Reps. Roth, Kuhn, Thompson, Greene, Rigas, Kunse, Bierlein, Bollin, Meerman, Tisdel, Schuette, Bezotte, Borton, Steele, St. Germaine and Beson introduced

House Bill No. 4266, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 267, entitled “Open meetings act,” by amending section 2 (MCL 15.262), as amended by 2001 PA 38.

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

 

 

Reps. DeSana, Kuhn, Thompson, Greene, Rigas, Kunse, Bierlein, Bollin, Meerman, Tisdel, Schuette, Bezotte, Borton, Steele, St. Germaine and Beson introduced

House Bill No. 4267, entitled

A bill to amend 1968 PA 318, entitled “An act to implement the provisions of section 10 of article 4 of the constitution relating to substantial conflicts of interest on the part of members of the legislature and state officers in respect to contracts with the state and the political subdivisions thereof; to provide for penalties for the violation thereof; to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict with this act; and to validate certain contracts,” by amending the title and section 1 (MCL 15.301).

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

Reps. Beson, Kuhn, Thompson, Greene, Rigas, Kunse, Bierlein, Bollin, Meerman, Tisdel, Schuette, Bezotte, Borton, Steele and St. Germaine introduced

House Bill No. 4268, entitled

A bill to amend 1968 PA 318, entitled “An act to implement the provisions of section 10 of article 4 of the constitution relating to substantial conflicts of interest on the part of members of the legislature and state officers in respect to contracts with the state and the political subdivisions thereof; to provide for penalties for the violation thereof; to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict with this act; and to validate certain contracts,” by amending section 9 (MCL 15.309).

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

 

 

Reps. Harris, Kuhn, Thompson, Bollin, Greene, Rigas, Kunse, Bierlein, Meerman, Tisdel, Schuette, Bezotte, Borton, Steele, St. Germaine and Beson introduced

House Bill No. 4269, entitled

A bill to require certain public officers to file annual financial disclosure reports; to create a financial disclosure form; to prescribe penalties and civil sanctions; and to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental officers and entities.

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

 

 

Reps. Tisdel, Kuhn, Thompson, Bollin, Greene, Rigas, Kunse, Bierlein, Meerman, Schuette, Bezotte, Borton, Steele, St. Germaine and Beson introduced

House Bill No. 4270, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 472, entitled “An act to regulate political activity; to regulate lobbyists, lobbyist agents, and lobbying activities; to require registration of lobbyists and lobbyist agents; to require the filing of reports; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department of state; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 6a (MCL 4.416a), as added by 1994 PA 383.

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

 

 

Reps. Martin, Kuhn, Thompson, Bollin, Greene, Rigas, Kunse, Bierlein, Meerman, Tisdel, Schuette, Bezotte, Borton, Steele, St. Germaine and Beson introduced

House Bill No. 4271, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 472, entitled “An act to regulate political activity; to regulate lobbyists, lobbyist agents, and lobbying activities; to require registration of lobbyists and lobbyist agents; to require the filing of reports; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department of state; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts,” (MCL 4.411 to 4.431) by adding section 6b.

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

 

 

Reps. Neyer, Kuhn, Thompson, Bollin, Greene, Rigas, Kunse, Bierlein, Meerman, Tisdel, Schuette, Bezotte, Borton, Steele, St. Germaine and Beson introduced

House Bill No. 4272, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 472, entitled “An act to regulate political activity; to regulate lobbyists, lobbyist agents, and lobbying activities; to require registration of lobbyists and lobbyist agents; to require the filing of reports; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department of state; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts,” (MCL 4.411 to 4.431) by adding section 6c.

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

 

 

Reps. O’Neal, Glanville, Outman, MacDonell, Wilson, Grant, Brixie, Dievendorf, Young, Brenda Carter, Neeley, Hood and Hoskins introduced

House Bill No. 4273, entitled

A bill to amend 1917 PA 167, entitled “Housing law of Michigan,” by amending section 132 (MCL 125.532), as amended by 2000 PA 479.

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

Reps. O’Neal, Tisdel, Kuhn, DeBoer, Schuette, Wozniak, Zorn, Greene, Steele, Aragona, Bierlein, Martin, Bezotte, Slagh, VanderWall, Shannon, Hoskins and Hope introduced

House Bill No. 4274, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 489, entitled “Michigan trust fund act,” by amending section 2 (MCL 12.252), as amended by 2022 PA 83, and by adding sections 11a and 11b.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Local Government and Municipal Finance.

 

 

Reps. Tisdel, Kuhn, DeBoer, Schuette, Wozniak, Zorn, Greene, Steele, Aragona, Bierlein, Martin, Bezotte, Slagh, VanderWall, O’Neal, Shannon, Hoskins and Hope introduced

House Bill No. 4275, entitled

A bill to amend 1933 PA 167, entitled “General sales tax act,” by amending section 25 (MCL 205.75), as amended by 2021 PA 108.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Local Government and Municipal Finance.

 

 

Reps. Farhat, Aiyash, Paiz, Byrnes, Hope, Puri, Morgan, McKinney, Tyrone Carter, Wilson, Coleman, Miller, Martus, Dievendorf, Edwards, Young, Brenda Carter, Pohutsky, Haadsma, Stone, Tsernoglou, McFall, Liberati, Neeley, O’Neal, Grant, Churches, Mentzer, Hoskins, MacDonell, Brixie, Koleszar, Scott, Hood, Conlin, Morse, VanderWall and Whitsett introduced

House Bill No. 4276, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled “The social welfare act,” (MCL 400.1 to 400.119b) by adding sections 105i and 105j.

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

 

 

Reps. Paiz, Wilson, Liberati, Tsernoglou, Hood, Koleszar, Morgan, McFall and Aiyash introduced

House Bill No. 4277, entitled

A bill to amend 1969 PA 224, entitled “An act to license and regulate dealers in and research facilities using dogs and cats for research purposes; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 12 (MCL 287.392) and by adding sections 11a and 12a.

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

 

 

Reps. Paiz, Wilson, Liberati, Tsernoglou, Hood, Koleszar, Morgan, McFall and Aiyash introduced

House Bill No. 4278, entitled

A bill to amend 1969 PA 224, entitled “An act to license and regulate dealers in and research facilities using dogs and cats for research purposes; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts,” by amending the title and sections 1 and 7 (MCL 287.381 and 287.387), and by adding section 8a.

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

 

 

Rep. VanderWall introduced

House Bill No. 4279, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending sections 681 and 684 (MCL 380.681 and 380.684), section 681 as amended by 2016 PA 532 and section 684 as amended by 2016 PA 535.

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

 

 

Rep. Skaggs introduced

House Bill No. 4280, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the department of licensing and regulatory affairs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

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

 

 

Rep. Skaggs introduced

House Bill No. 4281, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the department of insurance and financial services for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

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

Rep. Price introduced

House Bill No. 4282, entitled

A bill to provide for a capital outlay program and for certain state departments; to implement the program in the budgetary process; to make appropriations for planning and construction at state institutions and the acquisition of land; to provide for the elimination of fire hazards at the institutions; to provide for special maintenance, remodeling, renovation, or demolition of structures and additions to projects at state institutions; to provide for elimination of occupational safety and health hazards at state agencies and institutions; to provide for the awarding of contracts; and to provide for the expenditure of appropriations under the supervision of the director of the department of technology, management, and budget and the state administrative board.

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

 

 

Rep. Johnsen introduced

House Bill No. 4283, entitled

A bill to amend 1846 RS 66, entitled “Of estates in dower, by the curtesy, and general provisions concerning real estate,” by amending the title and sections 35 and 36 (MCL 554.135 and 554.136) and by adding section 36a.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Rep. Johnsen introduced

House Bill No. 4284, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending section 1278 (MCL 380.1278), as amended by 2016 PA 170.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Reps. Johnsen, Cavitt, Bezotte, DeBoyer, Alexander, BeGole, Greene, Meerman, Rigas, Prestin, Zorn, Smit and Bierlein introduced

House Bill No. 4285, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 372, entitled “An 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 5o (MCL 28.425o), as amended by 2017 PA 95.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Reps. Johnsen, Cavitt, Bezotte, DeBoyer, BeGole, Greene, Alexander, Meerman, Rigas, Prestin, Zorn, Smit and Bierlein introduced

House Joint Resolution A, entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the state constitution of 1963, by amending sections 5 and 6 of article VIII, to prohibit public universities from restricting or regulating the carrying of concealed pistols on university property except as authorized by law.

The joint resolution was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Announcements by the Clerk

 

 

March 8, 2023

Received from the Auditor General a copy of the:

·         Performance audit report on the Contractor and Consultant Performance Evaluation Process, Michigan Department of Transportation (591-0425-22), March 2023.

March 8, 2023

Received from the Auditor General a copy of the:

·         Report on Internal Control, Compliance, and Other Matters on the Michigan Judges’ Retirement System (071-0153-23), Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2022.

 

March 10, 2023

Received from the Auditor General a copy of the:

·         Report on Internal Control, Compliance, and Other Matters on the Michigan State Employees’ Retirement System (071-0151-23), Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2022.

·         Report on Internal Control, Compliance, and Other Matters on the Michigan State Police Retirement System (071-0154-23), Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2022.

 

March 14, 2023

Received from the Auditor General a copy of the:

·         Performance audit report on the Licensing and Inspections of Homes for the Aged, Bureau of Community and Health Systems, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (641-0452-22), March 2023.

                                                                                  Richard J. Brown

                                                                                  Clerk of the House

 

 

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The Clerk declared the House adjourned until Wednesday, March 15, at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

RICHARD J. BROWN

Clerk of the House of Representatives