No. 32

STATE OF MICHIGAN

 

JOURNAL

OF THE

House of Representatives

 

102nd Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2024

 

 

 

 

House Chamber, Lansing, Thursday, April 18, 2024.

 

12:00 Noon.

 

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 Maddock用resent Schmaltz用resent

Alexander用resent Edwards用resent Markkanen用resent Schriver用resent

Andrews用resent Farhat用resent Martin用resent Schuette用resent

Aragona用resent Filler用resent Martus用resent Scott用resent

Arbit用resent Fink用resent McFall用resent Shannon用resent

Beeler用resent Fitzgerald用resent McKinney用resent Skaggs用resent

BeGole用resent Fox用resent Meerman用resent Slagh用resent

Beson用resent Friske用resent Mentzer用resent Smit用resent

Bezotte容xcused Glanville用resent Miller用resent Snyder用resent

Bierlein用resent Grant用resent Morgan容xcused St. Germaine用resent

Bollin用resent Green, P.用resent Morse用resent Steckloff用resent

Borton用resent Greene, J.用resent Mueller用resent Steele用resent

Brabec用resent Haadsma用resent Neeley用resent Tate用resent

Breen用resent Hall用resent Neyer用resent Thompson用resent

Brixie用resent Harris用resent O誰eal用resent Tisdel用resent

Bruck用resent Hill用resent Outman用resent Tsernoglou用resent

Byrnes用resent Hoadley用resent Paiz用resent VanderWall用resent

Carra用resent Hood用resent Paquette用resent VanWoerkom用resent

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

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

Cavitt用resent Johnsen用resent Prestin用resent Wendzel用resent

Churches用resent Koleszar用resent Price用resent Whitsett用resent

Coffia用resent Kuhn用resent Puri用resent Wilson用resent

Conlin用resent Kunse用resent Rheingans用resent Witwer用resent

DeBoer用resent Liberati用resent Rigas用resent Wozniak用resent

DeBoyer用resent Lightner用resent Rogers用resent Young用resent

DeSana用resent MacDonell用resent Roth用resent Zorn用resent

 

e/d/s = entered during session

Rep. Kelly Breen, from the 21st District, offered the following invocation:

 

淘I am imperfect in many things, nevertheless I want my brethren and kinsfolk to know my nature so that they may be able to perceive my soul痴 desire. - St. Patrick

If we can look past individual imperfections and recognize the good in all of us, and the good we wish to deliver to the people we serve, if we can separate the person from the politics - we can achieve wonders.

Let us invite God, in all His forms and names, into our hearts and minds. In this Chamber and outside of it - it matters not if you pray to the Holy Spirit, Jehovah, Buddha, Yahweh, The Force, Great Mother, the Great Spirit, Christ, Allah, or God by any other name - as long as you welcome that higher power and embrace it to do good.

For we all want the same things for ourselves, our families, and those we serve - to want to be happy, to be healthy, to be safe. Our paths diverge only on the means to achieving happiness, good health, and safety, but they meet at the end.

With His guidance we can walk these clear and true paths of service. And that along these paths, we can find the compassion, wisdom, and patience to truly help one another and humankind.

It is with that understanding, that love, wisdom, compassion and patience we can take action to keep our children, our loved ones, our families, our health care workers, first responders, and men and women in uniform safe, to help them be healthy and bring them happiness.

We plead with the Lord to find His way into the souls, hearts and minds of the people far away in Ukraine, Israel, Gaza as well as to parents who grieve the loss of their children to violence here in Michigan and the United States- to give them the strength to endure and comfort when all seems lost.

As we walk these paths to happiness, good health and safety, not just as legislators, but as parents, as spouses, as sons and daughters, as neighbors, as humans, - I ask that God give us the grace and strength to do all the good we can, as often as we can, wherever we can, for as many as we can, for as long as we can. 

羨nd let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.樗

 

 

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The Speaker called the Speaker Pro Tempore to the Chair.

 

 

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Rep. Aiyash moved that Reps. Bezotte and Morgan be excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Second Reading of Bills

 

 

House Bill No. 4618, entitled

A bill to amend 2011 PA 152, entitled 撤ublicly funded health insurance contribution act, by amending section 2 (MCL 15.562), as amended by 2013 PA 269.

The bill was read a second time.

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

The motion prevailed.

 

 

House Bill No. 5077, entitled

A bill to amend 2019 PA 39, entitled 鄭dministration of opioid antagonists act, by amending the title and sections 103 and 107 (MCL 15.673 and 15.677), section 107 as amended by 2020 PA 321, and by adding section 106.

The bill was read a second time.

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

The motion prevailed.

House Bill No. 5078, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending section 17744b (MCL 333.17744b), as amended by 2019 PA 36.

The bill was read a second time.

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

The motion prevailed.

 

 

House Bill No. 4169, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, (MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding section 16188.

Was read a second time, and the question being on the adoption of the proposed substitute (H-1) previously recommended by the Committee on Health Policy,

The substitute (H-1) was adopted, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

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

The motion prevailed.

 

 

House Bill No. 4170, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending section 18301 (MCL 333.18301), as amended by 2008 PA 523, and by adding sections 18303a and 18303b.

Was read a second time, and the question being on the adoption of the proposed substitute (H-1) previously recommended by the Committee on Health Policy,

The substitute (H-1) was adopted, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

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

The motion prevailed.

 

 

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Rep. Posthumus moved that Rep. Hall be excused temporarily from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Third Reading of Bills

 

 

House Bill No. 4842, entitled

A bill to amend 1964 PA 183, entitled 鄭n act creating the state building authority with power to acquire, construct, furnish, equip, own, improve, enlarge, operate, mortgage, and maintain facilities for the use of the state or any of its agencies; to act as a developer or co-owner of facilities as a condominium project for the use of the state or any of its agencies; to authorize the execution of leases pertaining to those facilities by the building authority with the state or any of its agencies; to authorize the payment of true rentals by the state; to provide for the issuance of revenue obligations by the building authority to be paid from the true rentals to be paid by the state and other resources and security provided for and pledged by the building authority; to authorize the creation of funds; to authorize the conveyance of lands by the state or any of its agencies for the purposes authorized in this act; to authorize the appointment of a trustee for bondholders; to permit remedies for the benefit of parties in interest; to provide for other powers and duties of the authority; and to provide for other matters in relation to the authority and its obligations, by amending section 8 (MCL 830.418), as amended by 2012 PA 519.

The bill was read a third time.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

 

Rep. Price moved to substitute (H-1) the bill.

The motion was seconded and the substitute (H-1) 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. 32 Yeas83

 

 

Aiyash Farhat McFall Scott

Alexander Filler McKinney Shannon

Andrews Fink Meerman Skaggs

Aragona Fitzgerald Mentzer Slagh

Arbit Glanville Miller Snyder

Beson Grant Morse Steckloff

Bierlein Green, P. Mueller Tate

Bollin Haadsma Neeley Tisdel

Brabec Harris Neyer Tsernoglou

Breen Hill O誰eal VanderWall

Brixie Hood Paiz VanWoerkom

Bruck Hope Paquette Wegela

Byrnes Hoskins Pohutsky Weiss

Carter, B. Johnsen Prestin Wendzel

Carter, T. Koleszar Price Whitsett

Churches Kuhn Puri Wilson

Coffia Kunse Rheingans Witwer

Conlin Liberati Rogers Wozniak

DeBoer Lightner Schmaltz Young

Dievendorf MacDonell Schriver Zorn

Edwards Martus Schuette

 

 

Nays22

 

 

Beeler DeSana Markkanen Roth

BeGole Fox Martin Smit

Borton Friske Outman St. Germaine

Carra Greene, J. Posthumus Steele

Cavitt Hoadley Rigas Thompson

DeBoyer Maddock

 

 

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.

 

 

House Bill No. 5534, entitled

A bill to require the supreme court to analyze certain trial court costs and revenue sources; and to develop legislative proposals to change trial court funding.

The bill was read a third time.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

 

Rep. Breen moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. Amend page 4, following line 10, by inserting:

(h) Law enforcement agencies, including, but not limited to, the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police and the Michigan Sheriffs Association..

The motion was seconded and the amendment 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. 33 Yeas58

 

 

Aiyash Edwards McFall Schmaltz

Andrews Farhat McKinney Scott

Aragona Fitzgerald Mentzer Shannon

Arbit Glanville Miller Skaggs

Bollin Grant Morse Snyder

Brabec Haadsma Mueller Steckloff

Breen Hill Neeley Tate

Brixie Hood O誰eal Tsernoglou

Byrnes Hope Paiz Wegela

Carter, B. Hoskins Pohutsky Weiss

Carter, T. Koleszar Price Whitsett

Churches Liberati Puri Wilson

Coffia Lightner Rheingans Witwer

Conlin MacDonell Rogers Young

Dievendorf Martus

 

 

Nays47

 

 

Alexander Filler Markkanen Slagh

Beeler Fink Martin Smit

BeGole Fox Meerman St. Germaine

Beson Friske Neyer Steele

Bierlein Green, P. Outman Thompson

Borton Greene, J. Paquette Tisdel

Bruck Harris Posthumus VanderWall

Carra Hoadley Prestin VanWoerkom

Cavitt Johnsen Rigas Wendzel

DeBoer Kuhn Roth Wozniak

DeBoyer Kunse Schriver Zorn

DeSana Maddock Schuette

 

 

In The Chair: Pohutsky

 

 

The question being on agreeing to the title of the bill,

Rep. Aiyash moved to amend the title to read as follows:

A bill to require the supreme court to analyze certain trial court costs and revenue sources; to develop and recommend a certain trial court fee schedule; to develop and recommend a certain trial court debt collection system; and to develop and recommend certain legislative proposals to change trial court funding.

The motion prevailed.

The House agreed to the title as amended.

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

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

 

 

House Bill No. 5392, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled 典he code of criminal procedure, by amending section 1k of chapter IX (MCL 769.1k), as amended by 2022 PA 199.

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

 

 

Roll Call No. 34 Yeas99

 

 

Aiyash Edwards Martin Scott

Alexander Farhat Martus Shannon

Andrews Filler McFall Skaggs

Aragona Fink McKinney Slagh

Arbit Fitzgerald Mentzer Smit

Beeler Fox Miller Snyder

BeGole Glanville Morse St. Germaine

Beson Grant Mueller Steckloff

Bierlein Green, P. Neeley Steele

Bollin Greene, J. Neyer Tate

Borton Haadsma O誰eal Thompson

Brabec Harris Outman Tisdel

Breen Hill Paiz Tsernoglou

Brixie Hoadley Paquette VanderWall

Bruck Hood Pohutsky VanWoerkom

Byrnes Hope Posthumus Wegela

Carter, B. Hoskins Prestin Weiss

Carter, T. Johnsen Price Wendzel

Cavitt Koleszar Puri Whitsett

Churches Kuhn Rheingans Wilson

Coffia Kunse Rigas Witwer

Conlin Liberati Rogers Wozniak

DeBoer Lightner Roth Young

DeBoyer MacDonell Schmaltz Zorn

Dievendorf Markkanen Schuette

 

 

Nays6

 

 

Carra Friske Meerman Schriver

DeSana Maddock

 

 

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.

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Motions and Resolutions

 

 

Reps. Fitzgerald, Wozniak, Aiyash, Brabec, Breen, Byrnes, Glanville, Jaime Greene, Haadsma, Hope, Hoskins, Liberati, Paiz, Rheingans, Rogers, Schuette, Weiss and Zorn offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 217.

A resolution to declare April 2024 as Autism Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects millions of people worldwide and is characterized by difficulties in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors; and

Whereas, Autism affects individuals in unique ways and can range from mild to severe, requiring different levels of support and services; and

Whereas, Autism Awareness Month is observed on the second Tuesday of April each year as a time to raise awareness and understanding about autism and to celebrate the unique strengths and abilities of individuals on the autism spectrum; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare April 2024 as Autism Awareness Month in the state Michigan. We acknowledge and support Autism Awareness Month, and affirm our commitment to promoting understanding, acceptance, and inclusion of individuals on the autism spectrum in all aspects of community life; and be it further

Resolved, That we acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of individuals on the autism spectrum to our society, and support efforts to provide them with equal opportunities; and be it further

Resolved, That we call upon all members of our community to work together to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum and to raise awareness about the importance of early intervention and access to services; and be it further

Resolved, That this resolution be spread widely through tradition and social media to increase public awareness and acceptance of autism and the unique needs and strengths of individuals on the autism spectrum.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

Reps. Rogers, Brabec, Breen, Byrnes, Glanville, Haadsma, Hope, Liberati, Paiz, Rheingans, Schuette, Weiss and Zorn offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 218.

A resolution to declare April 2024 as County Government Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, County governments play a vital role in the delivery of key public services as the original regional government in our state; and

Whereas, April has been set aside nationally to highlight the important work of counties across the United States; and

Whereas, Counties supervise programs to support mental health and substance use disorder treatment, care for abused and neglected children, administer justice through our courts and juvenile justice programming, maintain vital records, land and property records, engage in disaster preparedness and provide solid waste management, property tax administration, law enforcement and public safety and election administration; and

Whereas, Counties play a key role in public health by promoting equitable and accessible health for all residents; and

Whereas, Counties provide such services as parks and recreation programs, senior citizen services, medical care facilities, drainage systems and infrastructure construction and maintenance; and

Whereas, The theme for this year痴 County Government Month is 擢orward Together and focuses on the critical role counties play in public life; and

Whereas, Each year counties across the country have actively promoted their own programs and services to the public they serve; and

Whereas, During this month, we join with the local counties and county commissioners to recognize and raise awareness of the countless efforts and contributions of county boards of commissioners throughout Michigan; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, that members of this legislative body declare April 2024 as County Government Month in the state of Michigan. We urge all citizens to observe the month with appropriate programs and activities.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

Rep. Wilson moved that Rule 71 be suspended and the resolution be considered at this time.

The motion prevailed, 3/5 of the members present voting therefor.

 

Reps. Brenda Carter, Aiyash, Brabec, Breen, Byrnes, Glanville, Haadsma, Hope, Hoskins, Liberati, Paiz, Rheingans, Rogers and Weiss offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 219.

A resolution to declare April 11-17, 2024, as Black Maternal Health Week in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2023, Black mothers in the United States die from pregnancy-related causes at three times the rate of white mothers; and

Whereas, The CDC data from 2021 for pregnancy-related deaths shows that maternal mortality rates are increasing rapidly, 26.6 deaths per 100,000 live births for white women, 69.9 deaths per 100,000 live births for Black women, and 32.1 deaths per 100,000 live births for women of all races in the United States; and

Whereas, The United States has some of the worst rates of maternal and infant health outcomes among high-income nations, despite spending an estimated $111 billion per year on maternal, prenatal, and newborn care; and

Whereas, Black women have the highest percentage (14.8%) of US live births that are pre-term; and

Whereas, Disparities in maternal and infant mortality are rooted in structural racism; and the Institute of Medicine reported substantial disparities in the quality of care for minority communities even when accounting for healthcare insurance coverage and income; and

Whereas, Black women are more likely to quit, be fired, or return to work before they are healthy after giving birth due to inadequate family and medical leave policies; and

Whereas, Black maternal death is one of the widest but not the only racial disparities in women痴 health; and

Whereas, Black women are 22 percent more likely to die from heart disease than white women, 71 percent more likely to die from cervical cancer, and three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related or childbirth-related causes; and

Whereas, According to the National Institutes of Health, when compared with white women with the conditions of preeclampsia, eclampsia, abruptio placentae, placenta previa, and postpartum hemorrhage, which are common causes of maternal death and injury, Black women are three to four times more likely to die than white women who had the same condition; and

Whereas, Black women are more likely to experience reproductive health disorders such as fibroids, and are three times more likely to have endometriosis; and

Whereas, According to the Michigan Maternal Mortality Surveillance Project, between 2015 to 2019, Black women in Michigan experienced a pregnancy-related mortality rate of 29.8 deaths per 100,000 live births compared to 10.7 deaths per 100,000 live births for white women in Michigan; and

Whereas, According to the Commonwealth Fund, the United States has the highest maternal death rate in high-income countries in which two-thirds of all recorded deaths are deemed to be preventable and our state currently ranks 25th in the nation for maternal deaths; and

Whereas, These alarming statistics for Black maternal health cut across socio-economic status, maternal age, and education levels; and

Whereas, We recognize the necessity for increased attention to the state of Black maternal healthcare as well as the need to study and understand the root causes of the discrepancies in maternal health outcomes; and

Whereas, We support community-driven programs, care solutions, the improvement of prenatal care and overall maternal healthcare, the improvement of breastfeeding rates and nutrition, and the amplification of the voices of Black mothers, women, families, and stakeholders; including Black women from across the diaspora and Afro-Latinx groups; and

Whereas, We also recognize the necessity to end maternal mortality statewide, nationally, and globally in order to strengthen the need for maternal health and maternal rights; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That he members of this legislative body declare April 11-17, 2024, as Black Maternal Health Week in the state of Michigan.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

Reps. McKinney, Martus, Morse, Brixie, Skaggs, Paiz, Puri, Brabec, Breen, Byrnes, Glanville, Haadsma, Hope, Liberati, Rheingans, Rogers, Schuette and Weiss offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 220.

A resolution to declare April 14-20, 2024, as Junior Achievement Week in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Financial literacy is an essential skill for the personal and vocational success of individuals, enabling them to make informed decisions and manage their finances effectively; and

Whereas, April is recognized nationally as Financial Literacy Month, dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of financial education and empowering young individuals to achieve their financial goals; and

Whereas, Junior Achievement, a well-respected, community-based organization with more than 70 years of dedicated service to youth, families, and communities across Michigan, has played a pivotal role in promoting financial literacy among the youth of Michigan; and

Whereas, Junior Achievement has tirelessly worked to provide young people across Michigan with relevant experiences and knowledge that contribute significantly to their vocational and personal success; and

Whereas, Through its innovative programs and initiatives, Junior Achievement has been instrumental in ensuring that youth across Michigan are prepared for professional and personal success; and

Whereas, Junior Achievement痴 commitment to financial education has not only equipped students with the tools necessary for fiscal responsibility but has also fostered a culture of informed financial decision making that will benefit Michigan for generations to come; and

Whereas, The efforts of Junior Achievement in advancing financial literacy align with the goals of Financial Literacy Month, making it fitting to honor the organization during this time of heightened awareness and education; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare April 14-20, 2024, as Junior Achievement Week in the state of Michigan. We recognize and honor the remarkable contributions of Junior Achievement program leaders, coordinators, and staff during Junior Achievement Week. Their tireless dedication and innovative efforts have significantly impacted the lives of countless children and families across our state.

Resolved, That the members of this legislative body encourage all Michiganders to use this week as an opportunity to celebrate Junior Achievement for its unwavering commitment to providing vital learning opportunities for the youth of Michigan to strengthen their financial literacy.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

Reps. Brenda Carter, Aiyash, Brabec, Breen, Byrnes, Fitzgerald, Glanville, Haadsma, Hope, Hoskins, Liberati, Paiz, Rheingans, Rogers, Schuette and Weiss offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 221.

A resolution to declare April 2024 as Financial Literacy Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, The informed use of credit and other financial products and services benefits individual consumers and promotes economic growth; and

Whereas, Financial literacy and learning these skills at an early age encourages greater economic self-sufficiency, higher levels of successful homeownership, and enhanced retirement security, particularly among low and moderate income citizens; and

Whereas, Michigan has formally participated in financial literacy programming for years through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations including financial institutions, non-profit groups, government entities, schools, and libraries. The initiative showcases these organizations educational resources, strengthens public-private partnerships, engages the media, and connects people with resources to help them better manage their money; and

Whereas, A greater understanding of, and familiarity with, financial markets and institutions will lead to increased economic activity and growth; and

Whereas, According to data compiled by TransUnion, the average credit card debt for Americans was an estimated $5,733 through the first quarter of 2023. Additionally, in a 2022 report by the Federal Reserve, 18% of households were not expecting to pay all of their monthly bills in full for October of that year, with 33% of low-income adults not expecting to be able to pay their bills in full; and

Whereas, Personal financial education and money management skills are crucial to ensure that all Michiganders, especially our young people, are prepared to manage credit and debt and become responsible workers, heads of households, homeowners, investors, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and productive citizens; and

Whereas, Expanding access to the mainstream financial system will provide individuals with less expensive and more secure funding options for managing finances and building wealth; and

Whereas, The young people of our state represent Michigan痴 single greatest resource who, in the years ahead, will assume leadership positions and responsibility for the advancement of our society; and

Whereas, Financial Literacy Month highlights the commitment of Michigan banks and credit unions to strengthen the financial knowledge of Michigan citizens to prepare them for a fiscally responsible future; now, therefore be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare April 2024 as Financial Literacy Month in the state of Michigan. We encourage raising public awareness about the importance of personal financial education in Michigan and the rest of the United States. This will help address the serious problems that are associated with the mismanagement of personal finances; and be it further

Resolved, That we call on each parent, school, business, financial institution, community organization, and unit of government to observe the month with appropriate programs and activities.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

Rep. Wilson moved that Rule 71 be suspended and the resolution be considered at this time.

The motion prevailed, 3/5 of the members present voting therefor.

 

Reps. Paiz, Glanville, Hoskins, McKinney, McFall, Aiyash, Brabec, Breen, Haadsma, Hope, Liberati, Rheingans, Rogers and Weiss offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 222.

A resolution to declare April 16, 2024, as Librarian and Library Worker Day in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Michigan痴 libraries are essential institutions that offer the opportunity for everyone to connect with others, learn new skills, and pursue their passions, no matter where they are on life痴 journey; and

Whereas, Michigan痴 librarians and library support staff bring the nation expert assistance, personal service, and access to a wealth of resources and programs, both in person and online; and

Whereas, Michigan痴 library professionals at thousands of academic, governmental, public, school, and specialized libraries in the United States provide this invaluable service to library users regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socio-economic status; and

Whereas, Michigan痴 librarians and library workers demonstrate an unwavering commitment to excellence in their profession that inspires and enriches the lives of all who visit our libraries; and

Whereas, The passion and dedication of library professionals contribute to the cultural enrichment, educational advancement, economic development, and social cohesion of our city; and

Whereas, Michigan痴 librarians and library workers demonstrate courage and professionalism in upholding the principles of intellectual freedom and open access to information for all, even in the face of opposition or controversy; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare April 16, 2024, as Librarian and Library Worker Day in the state of Michigan. We recognize and honor the contributions of Michigan痴 librarians and library workers and commend them for their advocacy and leadership in protecting intellectual freedom and the right to read, ensuring equity of access to information for all Michiganders, promoting literacy, and creating welcoming spaces, programs, and collections that inspire and enrich the lives of all Michiganders. We celebrate this occasion to acknowledge the commitment and dedication of Michigan痴 librarians and library workers in service to upholding a touchstone of democracy. We thank them for their contribution to the people of Michigan.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

Reps. Mueller, Alexander, Breen, Glanville, Jaime Greene, Haadsma, Hope, Liberati, Paiz, Rheingans, Rogers, Schuette and Weiss offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 223.

A resolution to declare April 15-19, 2024, as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, The safety of Michigan痴 residents and visitors is of utmost importance and emergency response is a critical component in ensuring that safety; and

Whereas, 911 public safety telecommunicators are an integral part of the emergency response system, playing a crucial and life-saving role by answering and prioritizing calls for police, fire, and medical assistance, while also providing essential medical instructions to callers and coordinating the dispatch of emergency personnel; and

Whereas, There are approximately 2,200 highly skilled public safety telecommunicators in Michigan serving a population of approximately ten million, who possess a unique set of skills including the ability to manage high levels of stress, communicate clearly and calmly under pressure with life and death situations, and multitask effectively at an extreme level to provide efficient responses and essential information to responders; and

Whereas, Michigan public safety telecommunicators process an average of 6.5 million 911 calls annually, demonstrating the critical nature of their work to ensure the safety and security of our communities; and

Whereas, The first point of contact between the public and emergency services during a crisis is public safety telecommunicators and their ability to accurately assess and respond to emergency situations is essential to the safety and well-being of everyone involved; and

Whereas, Public safety telecommunicators are required to have strong communication skills, active listening, quick thinking and decision-making, multitasking, knowledge of local resources and emergency protocols, and emotional stability, all while keeping the responding personnel safe; and

Whereas, Often, public safety telecommunicators handle difficult and traumatic situations, such as death, suicide, abuse, and other traumatic events and are required to maintain accuracy and composure in high pressure situations; and

Whereas, National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPSTW) initially started in 1981 by the Contra Costa County Sheriff痴 Office in California. In 1994, President William J. Clinton signed a Presidential Proclamation declaring the second week of April as NPSTW; and

Whereas, This week is a time to celebrate and thank telecommunications personnel across Michigan who serve our communities, citizens, and public safety personnel 24 hours a day, seven days a week; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare April 15-19, 2024, as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in the state of Michigan. We acknowledge public safety telecommunicators as first responders for their vital and life-saving roles in emergency response and their highly specialized skill set; and be it further

Resolved, That we express our deep appreciation to all public safety telecommunicators in Michigan for their unwavering dedication, professionalism, and exceptional service to our communities. We also recognize the unique skills necessary for them to adapt to changing circumstances and navigate complex and rapidly-evolving situations.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

Reps. DeBoyer, DeSana, Smit, Mueller, Borton, Wozniak, Steele, Rigas, Roth, Mentzer, Beson, Martin, Bierlein, Kunse, St. Germaine, Alexander, Markkanen, Maddock, Fox, Aragona, Breen, Glanville, Liberati, Paiz, Rheingans, Schuette and Weiss offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 224.

A resolution to declare April 18, 2024, as Champions Day in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, The year 1935 was an extraordinary time for sports in the state of Michigan, with remarkable achievements and triumphs that brought great pride and joy to the people; and

Whereas, During this remarkable sports season, the state witnessed several historic victories, including the rise of Joe Louis in the professional boxing world, the Detroit Tigers winning their first World Series, the Detroit Lions securing their first NFL championship, and the Detroit Red Wings capturing their first NHL championship; and

Whereas, Joe Louis, born in Alabama but a proud Michigander, emerged as an iconic figure in the sport of boxing and became a symbol of courage, perseverance, and athletic excellence, winning numerous titles and breaking down racial barriers; and

Whereas, The Detroit Tigers, under the exceptional leadership of manager Mickey Cochrane, showcased remarkable talent and determination, culminating in their first-ever World Series championship and igniting a deep passion for baseball across the state; and

Whereas, The Detroit Lions, led by head coach Potsy Clark, displayed remarkable skill and tenacity, achieving their first NFL championship victory and etching their names in football history, instilling a sense of pride and unity in the hearts of Michiganders; and

Whereas, The Detroit Red Wings, guided by head coach Jack Adams, showcased their unwavering dedication and teamwork, securing their first NHL championship and paving the way for future successes, forever leaving an indelible mark on the state痴 rich hockey tradition; and

Whereas, These historic achievements not only brought immeasurable joy to the people of Michigan but also united communities and instilled a sense of resilience and hope during challenging times; and

Whereas, It is fitting and proper to honor and recognize these exceptional sporting achievements by designating April 18 as Champions Day in the state of Michigan, a day to celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of Joe Louis, the Detroit Tigers, the Detroit Lions, and the Detroit Red Wings during the memorable sports season of 1935; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare April 18, 2024, as Champions Day in the state of Michigan. We encourage the people of Michigan to commemorate the exceptional accomplishments of Joe Louis, the Detroit Tigers, the Detroit Lions, and the Detroit Red Wings during the historic sports season of 1935.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

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Rep. Wilson moved that House Committees be given leave to meet during the balance of today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Announcement by the Clerk of Printing and Enrollment

 

 

The Clerk announced that the following bill had been reproduced and made available electronically on Wednesday, April 17:

House Bill No. 5636

Reports of Standing Committees

 

 

The Committee on Health Policy, by Rep. Rogers, Chair, reported

House Bill No. 5013, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled 典he insurance code of 1956, (MCL 500.100 to 500.8302) by adding section 3406z.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Rogers, Whitsett, Brenda Carter, Haadsma, Neeley, Glanville, Coffia, Conlin, Farhat, Fitzgerald, Miller and Rheingans

Nays: Reps. VanderWall and Thompson

 

 

The Committee on Health Policy, by Rep. Rogers, Chair, reported

House Bill No. 5435, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled 典he insurance code of 1956, (MCL 500.100 to 500.8302) by adding section 3406tt.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Rogers, Whitsett, Brenda Carter, Haadsma, Neeley, Glanville, Coffia, Conlin, Farhat, Fitzgerald, Miller and Rheingans

Nays: Reps. VanderWall, Roth and Schmaltz

 

 

The Committee on Health Policy, by Rep. Rogers, Chair, reported

House Bill No. 5436, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending sections 17703, 17704, 17707, 17708, 17709, 17744, 17751, and 17757 (MCL 333.17703, 333.17704, 333.17707, 333.17708, 333.17709, 333.17744, 333.17751, and 333.17757), sections 17703, 17707, 17708, 17751, and 17757 as amended by 2023 PA 97, section 17704 as amended by 2018 PA 41, section 17709 as amended by 2020 PA 142, and section 17744 as amended by 2020 PA 136, and by adding section 17744g.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Rogers, Whitsett, Brenda Carter, Haadsma, Neeley, Glanville, Coffia, Conlin, Farhat, Fitzgerald, Miller and Rheingans

Nays: Reps. VanderWall, Mueller, VanWoerkom, Roth and Thompson

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Rogers, Chair, of the Committee on Health Policy, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Thursday, April 18, 2024

Present: Reps. Rogers, Whitsett, Brenda Carter, Haadsma, Neeley, Glanville, Coffia, Conlin, Farhat, Fitzgerald, Miller, Rheingans, VanderWall, Filler, Mueller, VanWoerkom, Roth, Schmaltz and Thompson

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

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

Meeting held on: Thursday, April 18, 2024

Present: Reps. Haadsma, Mentzer, Koleszar, O誰eal, Andrews, Churches, Wegela, Wozniak, Mueller and Kunse

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Brenda Carter, Chair, of the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Thursday, April 18, 2024

Present: Reps. Brenda Carter, Breen, Rogers, Scott, Young, Fitzgerald, Hoskins, Tsernoglou, Harris, Markkanen, Aragona, Bruck, Neyer and Smit

Absent: Reps. McFall, Grant and Bezotte

Excused: Reps. McFall and Grant

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Byrnes, Chair, of the Committee on Ethics and Oversight, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Thursday, April 18, 2024

Present: Reps. Byrnes, Hope, Breen, Churches, Hoskins, Wegela, Kunse, Wozniak and Harris

 

 

Introduction of Bills

 

 

Reps. Churches, Conlin, Martus, Brenda Carter, Brixie, Hood, Edwards, Dievendorf, Arbit and Tsernoglou introduced

House Bill No. 5637, entitled

A bill to require the adjustment of reimbursements made to child care providers under the child development and care program for inflation; 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 Tax Policy.

 

 

Reps. Farhat, Churches, Wilson, Fitzgerald, Mentzer and McFall introduced

House Bill No. 5638, entitled

A bill to amend 1973 PA 116, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the protection of children through the licensing and regulation of child care organizations; to provide for the establishment of standards of care for child care organizations; to prescribe powers and duties of certain departments of this state and adoption facilitators; to provide penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts, by amending sections 2, 3, 5n, 10, and 11c (MCL 722.112, 722.113, 722.115n, 722.120, and 722.121c), section 2 as amended by 2022 PA 111, section 3 as amended and section 11c as added by 2017 PA 257, section 5n as added by 2017 PA 256, and section 10 as amended by 2023 PA 304.

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

 

 

Reps. Mentzer, Farhat, McFall, Fitzgerald, Tsernoglou, MacDonell and Rogers introduced

House Bill No. 5639, entitled

A bill to amend 1973 PA 116, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the protection of children through the licensing and regulation of child care organizations; to provide for the establishment of standards of care for child care organizations; to prescribe powers and duties of certain departments of this state and adoption facilitators; to provide penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts, (MCL 722.111 to 722.128) by adding section 12a.

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

Reps. Fitzgerald, Churches, Tsernoglou, Mentzer, MacDonell, Rogers and Farhat introduced

House Bill No. 5640, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled 的ncome tax act of 1967, (MCL 206.1 to 206.847) by adding section 272a.

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

 

 

Reps. Johnsen, Rigas, Outman, Cavitt, Markkanen, Beson, DeBoyer, Slagh and Fox introduced

House Bill No. 5641, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, (MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1170c.

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

 

 

Reps. Kuhn, Wozniak, St. Germaine, DeBoyer, Tisdel, Aragona and Steele introduced

House Bill No. 5642, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled 典he code of criminal procedure, (MCL 760.1 to 777.69) by adding section 6f to chapter V.

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

 

 

Reps. Wozniak, St. Germaine, DeBoyer, Tisdel, Aragona, Steele and Kuhn introduced

House Bill No. 5643, entitled

A bill to amend 1966 PA 257, entitled 鄭n act to provide for bail of persons arrested for or accused of criminal offenses involving traffic offenses or misdemeanors; by prescribing the conditions under which security is required; by prescribing the kind and amount of security required; by prescribing the conditions under which security may be forfeited and the manner of forfeiture; by prescribing penalties for violations; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts, by amending section 9 (MCL 780.69).

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

 

 

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Rep. Bollin moved that the House adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 2:25 p.m.

 

The Speaker Pro Tempore declared the House adjourned until Tuesday, April 23, at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

RICHARD J. BROWN

Clerk of the House of Representatives