No. 94

STATE OF MICHIGAN

 

JOURNAL

OF THE

House of Representatives

 

102nd Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2023

 

 

 

 

House Chamber, Lansing, Friday, November 3, 2023.

 

12:01 a.m.

 

The House was called to order by the Speaker.

 

The roll was called by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, who announced that a quorum was present.

 

Aiyash用resent Dievendorf用resent Markkanen用resent Schriver用resent

Alexander用resent Edwards用resent Martin用resent Schuette用resent

Andrews用resent Farhat用resent Martus用resent Scott用resent

Aragona用resent Filler用resent McFall用resent Shannon用resent

Arbit用resent Fink用resent McKinney用resent Skaggs用resent

Beeler用resent Fitzgerald用resent Meerman用resent Slagh用resent

BeGole用resent Fox用resent Mentzer用resent Smit用resent

Beson用resent Friske用resent Miller用resent Snyder用resent

Bezotte用resent Glanville用resent Morgan用resent St. Germaine用resent

Bierlein用resent Grant用resent Morse用resent Steckloff用resent

Bollin用resent Green, P.用resent Mueller用resent Steele用resent

Borton用resent Greene, J.用resent Neeley用resent Stone用resent

Brabec用resent Haadsma用resent Neyer用resent Tate用resent

Breen用resent Hall用resent O誰eal用resent Thompson用resent

Brixie用resent Harris用resent Outman用resent Tisdel用resent

Bruck用resent Hill用resent Paiz用resent Tsernoglou用resent

Byrnes用resent Hoadley用resent Paquette用resent VanderWall用resent

Carra用resent Hood用resent Pohutsky用resent VanWoerkom用resent

Carter, B.用resent Hope用resent Posthumus用resent Wegela用resent

Carter, T.用resent Hoskins用resent Prestin用resent Weiss用resent

Cavitt用resent Johnsen用resent Price用resent Wendzel用resent

Churches用resent Koleszar用resent Puri用resent Whitsett用resent

Coffia用resent Kuhn容xcused Rheingans用resent Wilson用resent

Coleman用resent Kunse用resent Rigas用resent Witwer用resent

Conlin用resent Liberati用resent Rogers用resent Wozniak用resent

DeBoer用resent Lightner用resent Roth容xcused Young用resent

DeBoyer用resent MacDonell用resent Schmaltz用resent Zorn用resent

DeSana用resent Maddock用resent

 

e/d/s = entered during session

Rep. Curt VanderWall, from the 102nd District, offered the following invocation:

 

徹ur Father we ask You today to be with us as we do the work for the people of this great state. I pray You are with us as we work to make sure we do what is right.

I also ask that You are with our leaders as they make decisions for our state and country.

I pray for our pastors as they Shepard us. We ask that You help them as they lead us through these challenging times.

I now ask that You bless this day, bless what we do and most of all guide us as we do the work of our state. In Jesus name amen.

 

 

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The Speaker called the Speaker Pro Tempore to the Chair.

 

 

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Rep. Aiyash moved that Reps. Kuhn and Roth be excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Second Reading of Bills

 

 

Senate Bill No. 271, entitled

A bill to amend 2008 PA 295, entitled 鼎lean and renewable energy and energy waste reduction act, by amending the title, the heading of subpart A of part 2, and sections 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 22, 28, 29, 39, 45, 47, 49, 173, 177, and 191 (MCL 460.1001, 460.1003, 460.1005, 460.1007, 460.1009, 460.1011, 460.1013, 460.1022, 460.1028, 460.1029, 460.1039, 460.1045, 460.1047, 460.1049, 460.1173, 460.1177, and 460.1191), the title and sections 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 29, 39, 45, 47, 49, 173, and 177 as amended and sections 22 and 28 as added by 2016 PA 342, and by adding sections 32, 51, 53, 101, and 103.

The bill was read a second time.

 

Rep. Outman moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. Amend page 16, line 2, by striking out 砥se and inserting uses.

2. Amend page 16, line 3, after 都team by inserting and that, if installed after the effective date of the amendatory act that added section 51, was manufactured in the United States.

The motion did not prevail and the amendments were not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

 

Rep. Aragona moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. Amend page 59, line 7, after 斗aw. by inserting 滴owever, this amendatory act does not take effect until the Midcontinent Independent System Operator issues a report concluding that this amendatory act will increase or maintain grid reliability..

The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

 

Rep. Schmaltz moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. Amend page 59, following line 5, by inserting:

(3) If statewide average customer electric rate increases after the effective date of the amendatory act that added this subsection exceed 30%, the commission shall by order permanently suspend the application of the amendatory act that added this subsection..

The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

Rep. Tisdel moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. Amend page 5, following line 22, by inserting:

(d) 鼎apacity means the maximum output, commonly expressed in megawatts, that generating equipment can supply to system load, adjusted for ambient conditions. and relettering the remaining subdivisions.

2. Amend page 12, following line 21, after by inserting:

(a) 哲ameplate capacity means the maximum rated output, commonly expressed in megawatts, of a generator, prime mover, or other electric power production equipment under specific conditions designated by the manufacturer, and usually indicated on a nameplate physically attached to the generator. and relettering the remaining subdivisions.

The motion did not prevail and the amendments were not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

 

Rep. Tisdel moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. Amend page 14, line 11, after 田oal by inserting or any resource produced using forced labor or child labor in violation of international standards.

The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

 

Rep. Tisdel moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. Amend page 14, line 11, after 田oal. by inserting Renewable energy resource does not include any resource manufactured or distributed using petroleum, nuclear, natural gas, or coal..

The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

 

Rep. Prestin moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. Amend page 6, following line 22, by inserting:

(iii) Is a reciprocating internal combustion engine placed in service to facilitate the retirement of coal-fired generation located in the Upper Peninsula before the effective date of the amendatory act that added this subparagraph. This subparagraph does not apply after the end of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator planning year ending in 2050. and renumbering the remaining subparagraph.

2. Amend page 16, line 1, after 鍍hat by inserting a comma and except as provided in subparagraph (iii),.

3. Amend page 16, following line 14, by inserting:

(iii) A reciprocating internal combustion engine placed in service to facilitate the retirement of coal-fired generation located in the Upper Peninsula before the effective date of the amendatory act that added this subparagraph. This subparagraph does not apply after the end of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator planning year ending in 2050..

The motion did not prevail and the amendments were not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

 

Rep. VanderWall moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. Amend page 6, line 20, after 51. by striking out the balance of the subparagraph.

The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

 

Rep. Wegela moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. Amend page 6, line 11, by striking out all of subparagraph (ii) and renumbering the remaining subparagraphs.

The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

 

Rep. Posthumus moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. Amend page 14, line 10, after polymers, by striking out tires, tire-derived fuel,.

2. Amend page 16, line 27, after biomass by striking out with tires or tire-derived fuel.

The motion did not prevail and the amendments were not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

Rep. Aiyash moved to substitute (H-5) the bill.

The motion prevailed and the substitute (H-5) was adopted, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

 

Rep. Skaggs moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. Amend page 17, line 13, after 杜unicipal by striking wastewater and inserting 都olid waste.

2. Amend page 18, line 4, after 杜unicipal by inserting 都olid

The motion prevailed and the amendments were adopted, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

 

Rep. Hill moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. Amend page 15, line 27, after 渡uclear, by striking out 渡atural gas,.

2. Amend page 17, following line 13, by inserting:

(ix) Natural gas..

The motion did not prevail and the amendments were not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

 

Rep. Wegela moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. Amend page 6, line 14, by striking all of subparagraph (ii) and renumbering the remaining subparagraphs.

The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

 

Rep. Fitzgerald moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. Amend page 34, line 29, after thereafter. by inserting A renewable energy system described in section 11(j) (iii) shall, by January 1, 2035, file a decommissioning plan with the county in which the facility is located detailing its plans to retire and decommission the facility not later than January 1, 2040..

The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

Rep. Aiyash moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

Rep. Aiyash moved that the bill be placed on its immediate passage.

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

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Third Reading of Bills

 

 

Senate Bill No. 271, entitled

A bill to amend 2008 PA 295, entitled 鼎lean and renewable energy and energy waste reduction act, by amending the title, the heading of subpart A of part 2, and sections 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 22, 28, 29, 39, 45, 47, 49, 173, 177, and 191 (MCL 460.1001, 460.1003, 460.1005, 460.1007, 460.1009, 460.1011, 460.1013, 460.1022, 460.1028, 460.1029, 460.1039, 460.1045, 460.1047, 460.1049, 460.1173, 460.1177, and 460.1191), the title and sections 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 29, 39, 45, 47, 49, 173, and 177 as amended and sections 22 and 28 as added by 2016 PA 342, and by adding sections 32, 51, 53, 101, and 103.

The bill was read a third time.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

 

 

Point of Order

 

 

Rep. Posthumus requested a ruling of the Chair on based on the criteria for a conflict of interest under section 522 and 232(6) of Mason痴 Manual, I am challenging the propriety of vote being cast on this bill by the member of the 38th district. I request a ruling from the chair regarding whether the member from the 38th House district should be allowed to vote on this bill.

The Chair ruled per the House rules it is up to a member to decide and you should take up this issue with that member.

Rep. Posthumus appealed the decision of the Chair.

The question being, 鉄hall the judgment of the Chair stand as the judgment of the House?

The judgment of the Chair stood as the judgment of the House, a majority of the members present voting, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 485 Yeas56

 

 

Aiyash Edwards McFall Scott

Andrews Farhat McKinney Shannon

Arbit Fitzgerald Mentzer Skaggs

Brabec Glanville Miller Snyder

Breen Grant Morgan Steckloff

Brixie Haadsma Morse Stone

Byrnes Hill Neeley Tate

Carter, B. Hood O誰eal Tsernoglou

Carter, T. Hope Paiz Wegela

Churches Hoskins Pohutsky Weiss

Coffia Koleszar Price Whitsett

Coleman Liberati Puri Wilson

Conlin MacDonell Rheingans Witwer

Dievendorf Martus Rogers Young

 

 

Nays52

 

 

Alexander DeBoyer Lightner Schriver

Aragona DeSana Maddock Schuette

Beeler Filler Markkanen Slagh

BeGole Fink Martin Smit

Beson Fox Meerman St. Germaine

Bezotte Friske Mueller Steele

Bierlein Green, P. Neyer Thompson

Bollin Greene, J. Outman Tisdel

Borton Hall Paquette VanderWall

Bruck Harris Posthumus VanWoerkom

Carra Hoadley Prestin Wendzel

Cavitt Johnsen Rigas Wozniak

DeBoer Kunse Schmaltz Zorn

 

 

In The Chair: Pohutsky

 

 

The question being on the passage of the bill,

The bill was then passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 486 Yeas56

 

 

Aiyash Edwards McFall Scott

Andrews Farhat McKinney Shannon

Arbit Fitzgerald Mentzer Skaggs

Brabec Glanville Miller Snyder

Breen Grant Morgan Steckloff

Brixie Haadsma Morse Stone

Byrnes Hill Neeley Tate

Carter, B. Hood O誰eal Tsernoglou

Carter, T. Hope Paiz Wegela

Churches Hoskins Pohutsky Weiss

Coffia Koleszar Price Whitsett

Coleman Liberati Puri Wilson

Conlin MacDonell Rheingans Witwer

Dievendorf Martus Rogers Young

 

 

Nays51

 

 

Alexander DeBoyer Maddock Schuette

Aragona DeSana Markkanen Slagh

Beeler Filler Martin Smit

BeGole Fink Meerman St. Germaine

Beson Fox Mueller Steele

Bezotte Friske Neyer Thompson

Bierlein Green, P. Outman Tisdel

Bollin Greene, J. Paquette VanderWall

Borton Hall Posthumus VanWoerkom

Bruck Harris Prestin Wendzel

Carra Hoadley Rigas Wozniak

Cavitt Johnsen Schmaltz Zorn

DeBoer Lightner Schriver

 

 

In The Chair: Pohutsky

 

 

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

鄭n act to require certain providers of electric service to establish and recover costs for renewable energy programs; to require certain providers of electric or natural gas service to establish energy waste reduction programs; to authorize the use of certain energy systems to meet the requirements of those programs; to provide for the approval of energy waste reduction service companies; to reduce energy waste by state agencies and the public; to create a wind energy resource zone board and provide for its power and duties; to authorize the creation and implementation of wind energy resource zones; to provide for expedited transmission line siting certificates; to provide for customer generation and net metering programs and the responsibilities of certain providers of electric service and customers with respect to customer generation and net metering; to provide for fees; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state agencies and officials; to require the promulgation of rules and the issuance of orders; to authorize the establishment of residential energy improvement programs by providers of electric or natural gas service; and to provide for civil sanctions, remedies, and penalties,

The House agreed to the full title.

Rep. Aiyash moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

The motion prevailed, 2/3 of the members serving voting therefor.

 

 

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Rep. Kunse, under Rule 31, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

I did not vote on Roll Call No. 486 because of a possible conflict of interest.

 

 

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Rep. St. Germaine, having reserved the right to explain her protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

I voted no on Senate Bills 271, 273, 502, and 519 because this legislation will increase monthly electric bills for Michigan families and make our state痴 energy grid far less reliable. As families struggle with high inflation and cold weather, they need affordability and reliability. They deserve to know that the heat will kick on when they flip the switch and that they can afford to pay the utility bill at the end of the month. Instead, these bills force Michigan to close existing power plants and build out expensive and experimental technologies to replace them.

Those increased costs will be passed on to Michigan families in the form of higher rates they cannot afford. The bills even go so far as to eliminate existing caps on rate increases, allowing utility companies to charge unlimited amounts and raise monthly electric bills as much as they want.

The unreliable solar arrays and wind farms will also make our existing issues with grid reliability even worse. Local utility companies already struggle to keep the lights on when it snows, when it rains, when there is thunder, or when the wind blows. Moving Michigan further onto a grid overly reliant on perfect weather conditions will lead to spoiled food, dark rooms, and shivering children. It is a recipe for disaster.

Furthermore, children with special health care needs and disabilities will be affected, especially children with autism. The degree of audible noise and vibration along with shadow flickering will affect them tremendously because of their condition. There痴 no protection for these children and families in the Bill Package.

Michigan families deserve lower monthly electric bills and more reliable service. These bills deliver neither of those things and actually make things worse for all of us on both fronts. For these reasons, I cannot and will not support these bills.

 

Rep. Phil Green, having reserved the right to explain his protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

I voted no on Senate Bills 271, 273, 502, and 519 because this legislation will increase monthly electric bills for Michigan families and make our state痴 energy grid far less reliable. As families struggle with high inflation and cold weather, they need affordability and reliability. They deserve to know that the heat will kick on when they flip the switch and that they can afford to pay the utility bill at the end of the month. Instead, these bills force Michigan to close existing power plants and build out expensive and experimental technologies to replace them.

Those increased costs will be passed on to Michigan families in the form of higher rates they cannot afford. The bills even go so far as to eliminate existing caps on rate increases, allowing utility companies to charge unlimited amounts and raise monthly electric bills as much as they want.

The unreliable solar arrays and wind farms will also make our existing issues with grid reliability even worse. Local utility companies already struggle to keep the lights on when it snows, when it rains, when there is thunder, or when the wind blows. Moving Michigan further onto a grid overly reliant on perfect weather conditions will lead to spoiled food, dark rooms, and shivering children. It is a recipe for disaster.

Michigan families deserve lower monthly electric bills and more reliable service. These bills deliver neither of those things and actually make things worse for all of us on both fronts. For these reasons, I cannot and will not support these bills.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 273, entitled

A bill to amend 2008 PA 295, entitled 鼎lean and renewable energy and energy waste reduction act, by amending sections 5, 7, 71, 73, 75, 77, 78, 91, and 93 (MCL 460.1005, 460.1007, 460.1071, 460.1073, 460.1075, 460.1077, 460.1078, 460.1091, and 460.1093), sections 5, 7, 71, 73, 75, 77, 91, and 93 as amended and section 78 as added by 2016 PA 342, and by adding sections 72, 80, and 80a; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 487 Yeas56

 

 

Aiyash Edwards McFall Scott

Andrews Farhat McKinney Shannon

Arbit Fitzgerald Mentzer Skaggs

Brabec Glanville Miller Snyder

Breen Grant Morgan Steckloff

Brixie Haadsma Morse Stone

Byrnes Hill Neeley Tate

Carter, B. Hood O誰eal Tsernoglou

Carter, T. Hope Paiz Wegela

Churches Hoskins Pohutsky Weiss

Coffia Koleszar Price Whitsett

Coleman Liberati Puri Wilson

Conlin MacDonell Rheingans Witwer

Dievendorf Martus Rogers Young

 

 

Nays52

 

 

Alexander DeBoyer Lightner Schriver

Aragona DeSana Maddock Schuette

Beeler Filler Markkanen Slagh

BeGole Fink Martin Smit

Beson Fox Meerman St. Germaine

Bezotte Friske Mueller Steele

Bierlein Green, P. Neyer Thompson

Bollin Greene, J. Outman Tisdel

Borton Hall Paquette VanderWall

Bruck Harris Posthumus VanWoerkom

Carra Hoadley Prestin Wendzel

Cavitt Johnsen Rigas Wozniak

DeBoer Kunse Schmaltz Zorn

 

 

In The Chair: Pohutsky

 

 

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

鄭n act to require certain providers of electric service to establish and recover costs for renewable energy programs; to require certain providers of electric or natural gas service to establish energy waste reduction programs; to authorize the use of certain energy systems to meet the requirements of those programs; to provide for the approval of energy waste reduction service companies; to reduce energy waste by state agencies and the public; to create a wind energy resource zone board and provide for its power and duties; to authorize the creation and implementation of wind energy resource zones; to provide for expedited transmission line siting certificates; to provide for customer generation and net metering programs and the responsibilities of certain providers of electric service and customers with respect to customer generation and net metering; to provide for fees; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state agencies and officials; to require the promulgation of rules and the issuance of orders; to authorize the establishment of residential energy improvement programs by providers of electric or natural gas service; and to provide for civil sanctions, remedies, and penalties,

The House agreed to the full title.

Rep. Aiyash moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

The motion prevailed, 2/3 of the members serving voting therefor.

 

 

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Rep. St. Germaine, having reserved the right to explain her protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

I voted no on Senate Bills 271, 273, 502, and 519 because this legislation will increase monthly electric bills for Michigan families and make our state痴 energy grid far less reliable. As families struggle with high inflation and cold weather, they need affordability and reliability. They deserve to know that the heat will kick on when they flip the switch and that they can afford to pay the utility bill at the end of the month. Instead, these bills force Michigan to close existing power plants and build out expensive and experimental technologies to replace them.

Those increased costs will be passed on to Michigan families in the form of higher rates they cannot afford. The bills even go so far as to eliminate existing caps on rate increases, allowing utility companies to charge unlimited amounts and raise monthly electric bills as much as they want.

The unreliable solar arrays and wind farms will also make our existing issues with grid reliability even worse. Local utility companies already struggle to keep the lights on when it snows, when it rains, when there is thunder, or when the wind blows. Moving Michigan further onto a grid overly reliant on perfect weather conditions will lead to spoiled food, dark rooms, and shivering children. It is a recipe for disaster.

Furthermore, children with special health care needs and disabilities will be affected, especially children with autism. The degree of audible noise and vibration along with shadow flickering will affect them tremendously because of their condition. There痴 no protection for these children and families in the Bill Package.

Michigan families deserve lower monthly electric bills and more reliable service. These bills deliver neither of those things and actually make things worse for all of us on both fronts. For these reasons, I cannot and will not support these bills.

 

Rep. Phil Green, having reserved the right to explain his protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

I voted no on Senate Bills 271, 273, 502, and 519 because this legislation will increase monthly electric bills for Michigan families and make our state痴 energy grid far less reliable. As families struggle with high inflation and cold weather, they need affordability and reliability. They deserve to know that the heat will kick on when they flip the switch and that they can afford to pay the utility bill at the end of the month. Instead, these bills force Michigan to close existing power plants and build out expensive and experimental technologies to replace them.

Those increased costs will be passed on to Michigan families in the form of higher rates they cannot afford. The bills even go so far as to eliminate existing caps on rate increases, allowing utility companies to charge unlimited amounts and raise monthly electric bills as much as they want.

The unreliable solar arrays and wind farms will also make our existing issues with grid reliability even worse. Local utility companies already struggle to keep the lights on when it snows, when it rains, when there is thunder, or when the wind blows. Moving Michigan further onto a grid overly reliant on perfect weather conditions will lead to spoiled food, dark rooms, and shivering children. It is a recipe for disaster.

Michigan families deserve lower monthly electric bills and more reliable service. These bills deliver neither of those things and actually make things worse for all of us on both fronts. For these reasons, I cannot and will not support these bills.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 502, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 3, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the regulation and control of public and certain private utilities and other services affected with a public interest within this state; to provide for alternative energy suppliers; to provide for licensing; to include municipally owned utilities and other providers of energy under certain provisions of this act; to create a public service commission and to prescribe and define its powers and duties; to abolish the Michigan public utilities commission and to confer the powers and duties vested by law on the public service commission; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and entities; to provide for the continuance, transfer, and completion of certain matters and proceedings; to abolish automatic adjustment clauses; to prohibit certain rate increases without notice and hearing; to qualify residential energy conservation programs permitted under state law for certain federal exemption; to create a fund; to encourage the utilization of resource recovery facilities; to prohibit certain acts and practices of providers of energy; to allow for the securitization of stranded costs; to reduce rates; to provide for appeals; to provide appropriations; to declare the effect and purpose of this act; to prescribe remedies and penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts, by amending sections 6a, 6m, and 6t (MCL 460.6a, 460.6m, and 460.6t), sections 6a and 6m as amended and section 6t as added by 2016 PA 341, and by adding section 6aa.

The bill was read a third time.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

 

Rep. Aiyash moved to substitute (H-6) the bill.

The motion was seconded and the substitute (H-6) was adopted, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

The bill was then passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 488 Yeas56

 

 

Aiyash Edwards McFall Scott

Andrews Farhat McKinney Shannon

Arbit Fitzgerald Mentzer Skaggs

Brabec Glanville Miller Snyder

Breen Grant Morgan Steckloff

Brixie Haadsma Morse Stone

Byrnes Hill Neeley Tate

Carter, B. Hood O誰eal Tsernoglou

Carter, T. Hope Paiz Wegela

Churches Hoskins Pohutsky Weiss

Coffia Koleszar Price Whitsett

Coleman Liberati Puri Wilson

Conlin MacDonell Rheingans Witwer

Dievendorf Martus Rogers Young

 

 

Nays52

 

 

Alexander DeBoyer Lightner Schriver

Aragona DeSana Maddock Schuette

Beeler Filler Markkanen Slagh

BeGole Fink Martin Smit

Beson Fox Meerman St. Germaine

Bezotte Friske Mueller Steele

Bierlein Green, P. Neyer Thompson

Bollin Greene, J. Outman Tisdel

Borton Hall Paquette VanderWall

Bruck Harris Posthumus VanWoerkom

Carra Hoadley Prestin Wendzel

Cavitt Johnsen Rigas Wozniak

DeBoer Kunse Schmaltz Zorn

 

 

In The Chair: Pohutsky

 

 

The House agreed to the title of the bill.

Rep. Aiyash moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

The motion prevailed, 2/3 of the members serving voting therefor.

 

 

______

 

 

Rep. St. Germaine, having reserved the right to explain her protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

I voted no on Senate Bills 271, 273, 502, and 519 because this legislation will increase monthly electric bills for Michigan families and make our state痴 energy grid far less reliable. As families struggle with high inflation and cold weather, they need affordability and reliability. They deserve to know that the heat will kick on when they flip the switch and that they can afford to pay the utility bill at the end of the month. Instead, these bills force Michigan to close existing power plants and build out expensive and experimental technologies to replace them.

Those increased costs will be passed on to Michigan families in the form of higher rates they cannot afford. The bills even go so far as to eliminate existing caps on rate increases, allowing utility companies to charge unlimited amounts and raise monthly electric bills as much as they want.

The unreliable solar arrays and wind farms will also make our existing issues with grid reliability even worse. Local utility companies already struggle to keep the lights on when it snows, when it rains, when there is thunder, or when the wind blows. Moving Michigan further onto a grid overly reliant on perfect weather conditions will lead to spoiled food, dark rooms, and shivering children. It is a recipe for disaster.

Furthermore, children with special health care needs and disabilities will be affected, especially children with autism. The degree of audible noise and vibration along with shadow flickering will affect them tremendously because of their condition. There痴 no protection for these children and families in the Bill Package.

Michigan families deserve lower monthly electric bills and more reliable service. These bills deliver neither of those things and actually make things worse for all of us on both fronts. For these reasons, I cannot and will not support these bills.

 

Rep. Phil Green, having reserved the right to explain his protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

I voted no on Senate Bills 271, 273, 502, and 519 because this legislation will increase monthly electric bills for Michigan families and make our state痴 energy grid far less reliable. As families struggle with high inflation and cold weather, they need affordability and reliability. They deserve to know that the heat will kick on when they flip the switch and that they can afford to pay the utility bill at the end of the month. Instead, these bills force Michigan to close existing power plants and build out expensive and experimental technologies to replace them.

Those increased costs will be passed on to Michigan families in the form of higher rates they cannot afford. The bills even go so far as to eliminate existing caps on rate increases, allowing utility companies to charge unlimited amounts and raise monthly electric bills as much as they want.

The unreliable solar arrays and wind farms will also make our existing issues with grid reliability even worse. Local utility companies already struggle to keep the lights on when it snows, when it rains, when there is thunder, or when the wind blows. Moving Michigan further onto a grid overly reliant on perfect weather conditions will lead to spoiled food, dark rooms, and shivering children. It is a recipe for disaster.

Michigan families deserve lower monthly electric bills and more reliable service. These bills deliver neither of those things and actually make things worse for all of us on both fronts. For these reasons, I cannot and will not support these bills.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 519, entitled

A bill to provide for the adjustment of transition-impacted workers into new industries; to create the community and worker economic transition office in the department of labor and economic opportunity; to allow the creation of certain advisory committees; to make certain appropriations; and to provide for the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and entities.

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 489 Yeas56

 

 

Aiyash Edwards McFall Scott

Andrews Farhat McKinney Shannon

Arbit Fitzgerald Mentzer Skaggs

Brabec Glanville Miller Snyder

Breen Grant Morgan Steckloff

Brixie Haadsma Morse Stone

Byrnes Hill Neeley Tate

Carter, B. Hood O誰eal Tsernoglou

Carter, T. Hope Paiz Wegela

Churches Hoskins Pohutsky Weiss

Coffia Koleszar Price Whitsett

Coleman Liberati Puri Wilson

Conlin MacDonell Rheingans Witwer

Dievendorf Martus Rogers Young

 

 

Nays52

 

 

Alexander DeBoyer Lightner Schriver

Aragona DeSana Maddock Schuette

Beeler Filler Markkanen Slagh

BeGole Fink Martin Smit

Beson Fox Meerman St. Germaine

Bezotte Friske Mueller Steele

Bierlein Green, P. Neyer Thompson

Bollin Greene, J. Outman Tisdel

Borton Hall Paquette VanderWall

Bruck Harris Posthumus VanWoerkom

Carra Hoadley Prestin Wendzel

Cavitt Johnsen Rigas Wozniak

DeBoer Kunse Schmaltz Zorn

 

 

In The Chair: Pohutsky

 

 

The House agreed to the title of the bill.

Rep. Aiyash moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

The motion prevailed, 2/3 of the members serving voting therefor.

 

 

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Rep. St. Germaine, having reserved the right to explain her protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

I voted no on Senate Bills 271, 273, 502, and 519 because this legislation will increase monthly electric bills for Michigan families and make our state痴 energy grid far less reliable. As families struggle with high inflation and cold weather, they need affordability and reliability. They deserve to know that the heat will kick on when they flip the switch and that they can afford to pay the utility bill at the end of the month. Instead, these bills force Michigan to close existing power plants and build out expensive and experimental technologies to replace them.

Those increased costs will be passed on to Michigan families in the form of higher rates they cannot afford. The bills even go so far as to eliminate existing caps on rate increases, allowing utility companies to charge unlimited amounts and raise monthly electric bills as much as they want.

The unreliable solar arrays and wind farms will also make our existing issues with grid reliability even worse. Local utility companies already struggle to keep the lights on when it snows, when it rains, when there is thunder, or when the wind blows. Moving Michigan further onto a grid overly reliant on perfect weather conditions will lead to spoiled food, dark rooms, and shivering children. It is a recipe for disaster.

Furthermore, children with special health care needs and disabilities will be affected, especially children with autism. The degree of audible noise and vibration along with shadow flickering will affect them tremendously because of their condition. There痴 no protection for these children and families in the Bill Package.

Michigan families deserve lower monthly electric bills and more reliable service. These bills deliver neither of those things and actually make things worse for all of us on both fronts. For these reasons, I cannot and will not support these bills.

Rep. Phil Green, having reserved the right to explain his protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

I voted no on Senate Bills 271, 273, 502, and 519 because this legislation will increase monthly electric bills for Michigan families and make our state痴 energy grid far less reliable. As families struggle with high inflation and cold weather, they need affordability and reliability. They deserve to know that the heat will kick on when they flip the switch and that they can afford to pay the utility bill at the end of the month. Instead, these bills force Michigan to close existing power plants and build out expensive and experimental technologies to replace them.

Those increased costs will be passed on to Michigan families in the form of higher rates they cannot afford. The bills even go so far as to eliminate existing caps on rate increases, allowing utility companies to charge unlimited amounts and raise monthly electric bills as much as they want.

The unreliable solar arrays and wind farms will also make our existing issues with grid reliability even worse. Local utility companies already struggle to keep the lights on when it snows, when it rains, when there is thunder, or when the wind blows. Moving Michigan further onto a grid overly reliant on perfect weather conditions will lead to spoiled food, dark rooms, and shivering children. It is a recipe for disaster.

Michigan families deserve lower monthly electric bills and more reliable service. These bills deliver neither of those things and actually make things worse for all of us on both fronts. For these reasons, I cannot and will not support these bills.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 277, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled 哲atural resources and environmental protection act, by amending sections 36101 and 36104a (MCL 324.36101 and 324.36104a), section 36101 as amended by 2016 PA 265 and section 36104a as added by 1996 PA 233, and by adding sections 36104c and 36104e.

The bill was read a third time.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

 

Rep. Snyder moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. Amend page 9, line 25, after Habitat by striking out Planting and inserting Planning.

2. Amend page 9, line 27, after Entomology by striking out the balance of the line through maintained on line 29 and inserting or is designed, planted, and maintained and relettering the remaining subdivisions.

3. Amend page 10, line 19, by striking out (h), or (i). and inserting or (h)..

The motion was seconded and the amendments were adopted, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

The bill was then passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 490 Yeas56

 

 

Aiyash Edwards McFall Scott

Andrews Farhat McKinney Shannon

Arbit Fitzgerald Mentzer Skaggs

Brabec Glanville Miller Snyder

Breen Grant Morgan Steckloff

Brixie Haadsma Morse Stone

Byrnes Hill Neeley Tate

Carter, B. Hood O誰eal Tsernoglou

Carter, T. Hope Paiz Wegela

Churches Hoskins Pohutsky Weiss

Coffia Koleszar Price Whitsett

Coleman Liberati Puri Wilson

Conlin MacDonell Rheingans Witwer

Dievendorf Martus Rogers Young

 

 

Nays51

 

 

Alexander DeBoyer Maddock Schuette

Aragona DeSana Markkanen Slagh

Beeler Filler Martin Smit

BeGole Fink Meerman St. Germaine

Beson Fox Mueller Steele

Bezotte Friske Neyer Thompson

Bierlein Green, P. Outman Tisdel

Bollin Greene, J. Paquette VanderWall

Borton Hall Posthumus VanWoerkom

Bruck Harris Prestin Wendzel

Carra Hoadley Rigas Wozniak

Cavitt Johnsen Schmaltz Zorn

DeBoer Kunse Schriver

 

 

In The Chair: Pohutsky

 

 

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

鄭n act to protect the environment and natural resources of the state; to codify, revise, consolidate, and classify laws relating to the environment and natural resources of the state; to regulate the discharge of certain substances into the environment; to regulate the use of certain lands, waters, and other natural resources of the state; to protect the people痴 right to hunt and fish; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and officials; to provide for certain charges, fees, assessments, and donations; to provide certain appropriations; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,

The House agreed to the full title.

Rep. Aiyash moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

The motion prevailed, 2/3 of the members serving voting therefor.

 

 

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Rep. Lightner, under Rule 31, made the following statement:

溺r. Speaker and members of the House:

I did not vote on Roll Call No. 490 because of a possible conflict of interest.

 

 

Introduction of Bills

 

 

Reps. Steele, Kuhn, Cavitt, Kunse, Bierlein, Tisdel, Aragona, Jaime Greene, Borton, Rigas, Martin, DeBoer, Schmaltz, Paquette, Alexander, Prestin, Markkanen, Thompson, Beson, Friske, Carra, Meerman, Maddock, Neyer, Zorn, Bruck, BeGole, St. Germaine, DeBoyer, Hoadley, Wozniak, Harris, Outman, Beeler, VanderWall, Johnsen, Smit, DeSana, Fox, Roth, Bezotte, Posthumus, Schriver and Mueller introduced

House Bill No. 5296, entitled

A bill to amend 1984 PA 431, entitled 典he management and budget act, (MCL 18.1101 to 18.1594) by adding sections 364 and 364a.

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

 

 

Reps. Kuhn, Cavitt, Kunse, Bierlein, Tisdel, Aragona, Steele, Jaime Greene, Borton, Rigas, Martin, DeBoer, Schmaltz, Paquette, Alexander, Prestin, Markkanen, Thompson, Beson, Friske, Carra, Meerman, Maddock, Neyer, Zorn, Bruck, BeGole, St. Germaine, DeBoyer, Hoadley, Wozniak, Harris, Outman, Beeler, VanderWall, Johnsen, Smit, DeSana, Fox, Roth, Bezotte, Posthumus, Schriver and Mueller introduced

House Bill No. 5297, entitled

A bill to amend 1984 PA 431, entitled 典he management and budget act, by amending section 365 (MCL 18.1365), as amended by 2020 PA 122.

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

 

 

Reps. Hoadley, Outman, Cavitt, Markkanen, Bierlein, Kunse, DeBoyer, Schuette, Borton, Friske, Jaime Greene and Bruck introduced

House Bill No. 5298, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled 哲atural resources and environmental protection act, by amending section 40102 (MCL 324.40102), as amended by 2015 PA 24.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, Environment, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation.

Reps. Bierlein, Cavitt, Hoadley, Markkanen, Kunse, DeBoyer, Schuette, Borton, Friske, Jaime Greene and Bruck introduced

House Bill No. 5299, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled 哲atural resources and environmental protection act, by amending section 40111a (MCL 324.40111a), as amended by 2015 PA 265.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, Environment, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation.

 

 

Reps. Pohutsky, Dievendorf, Brabec, Scott and Morgan introduced

House Bill No. 5300, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 288, entitled 撤robate code of 1939, by amending sections 1 and 3 of chapter XI (MCL 711.1 and 711.3), section 1 as amended by 2020 PA 40 and section 3 as added by 2000 PA 111.

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

 

 

Reps. Dievendorf, Pohutsky, Brabec, Scott and Morgan introduced

House Bill No. 5301, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending sections 307 and 812 (MCL 257.307 and 257.812), section 307 as amended by 2020 PA 376 and section 812 as amended by 2005 PA 142.

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

 

 

Reps. Brabec, Dievendorf, Scott, Pohutsky and Morgan introduced

House Bill No. 5302, entitled

A bill to amend 1972 PA 222, entitled 鄭n act to provide for an official personal identification card; to provide for its form, issuance and use; to regulate the use and disclosure of information obtained from the card; to prescribe the powers and duties of the secretary of state; to prescribe fees; to prescribe certain penalties for violations; and to provide an appropriation for certain purposes, by amending sections 1 and 2 (MCL 28.291 and 28.292), section 1 as amended by 2021 PA 105 and section 2 as amended by 2021 PA 73.

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

 

 

Reps. Scott, Dievendorf, Brabec, Pohutsky and Morgan introduced

House Bill No. 5303, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending sections 2831 and 2872 (MCL 333.2831 and 333.2872), section 2831 as amended by 1996 PA 307.

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

 

 

Reps. Bruck, Hoadley, McKinney, Wilson, BeGole, Bezotte, Harris, Mueller, Tsernoglou, Kuhn, Kunse, Bierlein, McFall, Miller, Snyder, Paquette and Wendzel introduced

House Bill No. 5304, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending section 634 (MCL 257.634), as amended by 2021 PA 43.

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

 

 

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Rep. Fox moved that the House adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 1:00 a.m.

 

The Speaker Pro Tempore declared the House adjourned until Tuesday, November 7, at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

RICHARD J. BROWN

Clerk of the House of Representatives