No. 41

STATE OF MICHIGAN

 

JOURNAL

OF THE

House of Representatives

 

102nd Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2024

 

 

 

 

House Chamber, Lansing, Thursday, May 9, 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 Edwards用resent Markkanen用resent Schriver用resent

Alexander用resent Farhat用resent Martin用resent Schuette容xcused

Andrews用resent Filler用resent Martus用resent Scott用resent

Aragona用resent Fink用resent McFall用resent Shannon用resent

Arbit用resent Fitzgerald用resent McKinney用resent Skaggs用resent

Beeler用resent Fox用resent Meerman用resent Slagh用resent

BeGole用resent Friske用resent Mentzer用resent Smit用resent

Beson用resent Glanville用resent Miller用resent Snyder用resent

Bezotte用resent Grant用resent Morgan用resent St. Germaine用resent

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

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

Borton用resent Haadsma用resent Neeley用resent Tate用resent

Brabec用resent Hall容xcused Neyer用resent Thompson用resent

Breen用resent Harris容xcused O誰eal用resent Tisdel用resent

Brixie用resent Herzberg用resent Outman用resent Tsernoglou用resent

Bruck用resent Hill用resent Paiz用resent VanderWall用resent

Byrnes用resent Hoadley用resent Paquette用resent VanWoerkom用resent

Carra用resent Hood用resent Pohutsky用resent Wegela用resent

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

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

Cavitt用resent Johnsen用resent Price用resent Whitsett用resent

Churches用resent Koleszar用resent Puri用resent Wilson用resent

Coffia用resent Kuhn用resent Rheingans用resent Witwer用resent

Conlin用resent Kunse用resent Rigas用resent Wozniak用resent

DeBoer用resent Liberati用resent Rogers用resent Xiong用resent

DeBoyer用resent Lightner用resent Roth用resent Young用resent

DeSana用resent MacDonell用resent Schmaltz用resent Zorn用resent

Dievendorf用resent Maddock用resent

 

e/d/s = entered during session

Rev. Dr. William H. Bell, Jr., Senior Pastor of St. Mark Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Battle Creek, offered the following invocation:

 

鄭lmighty Creator, by Your Grace and Will, we invite Your Holy Presence into this Capitol assembly of the Michigan State Legislature. Please light afresh upon this august body of elected persons as they fervently endeavor to transact Your business during commencement of this House legislative session. I humbly beseech Thee that You reveal Your will for them to hear Your voice clearly and distinctly so that they may serve You, the constituents that elected them, and those who did not elect them.

O Omniscient and Holy Creator, we readily admit that our state representatives are constantly bombarded with many complex issues that directly affect the lives of Michigan citizens. Therefore, Your servant humbly asks You to speak to our legislature痴 hearts that they might pursue truth with integrity, and justice with fairness. Crown them with Your anointing so that their hearts, convictions, and aims will remain on the side of truth, justice and righteousness.

Almighty and Omnipotent Creator, Your humble servant asks that You surround our lawmakers with sound counsel from people from all walks of life. Saturate them with people of high moral character and spiritual maturity. Among the many voices which call out to them every day, may they hear Your voice well above all others. As we look to our state legislatures for assurance and guidance, especially during times of great difficulty, shine Your divine lower lights upon our state legislatures so that Michigan citizens may find peace, confidence and comfort in our elected officials ability to lead and legislate.

Lastly, Everlasting Creator, I humbly ask that You prepare Your angels of grace, love and mercy to protect our state legislators from evil seen and unseen as they endeavor to return to the locale of their election, their constituents, and to their friends and families. It is in Your most awesome name that Your Servant痴 prayer is prayed. And we all said Amen.

 

 

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The Speaker called the Speaker Pro Tempore to the Chair.

 

 

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Rep. Aiyash moved that Reps. Hall, Harris and Schuette be excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Second Reading of Bills

 

 

House Bill No. 5147, entitled

A bill to amend 2015 PA 45, entitled 滴igher education authorization and distance education reciprocal exchange act, by repealing section 7 (MCL 390.1697).

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.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 415, entitled

A bill to amend 1933 PA 167, entitled 敵eneral sales tax act, by amending sections 12 and 18 (MCL 205.62 and 205.68), as amended by 2022 PA 3.

The bill was read a second time.

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

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 416, entitled

A bill to amend 1937 PA 94, entitled 填se tax act, by amending sections 14a and 14b (MCL 205.104a and 205.104b), as amended by 2022 PA 4.

The bill was read a second time.

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

The motion prevailed.

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Motions and Resolutions

 

 

By unanimous consent the House considered House Resolution No. 255 out of numerical order.

 

Reps. Puri, Xiong, Brenda Carter, Young, Brixie, Andrews, Brabec, Fitzgerald, MacDonell, Martus, Tisdel, Kuhn, Steckloff, Dievendorf, Edwards, Byrnes, Miller, McKinney, Pohutsky, Breen, Arbit, Glanville, Haadsma, Hill, Paiz, Rheingans, Rogers, Weiss and Wilson offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 255.

A resolution to declare May 2024 as Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, The state of Michigan is fortunate to be home to more than 420,000 residents of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) descent; and

Whereas, AANHPI comprise one of the fastest growing populations in both the state and the nation, with a thirty-nine percent population growth since 2012. In fact, AANHPI is the largest-growing population in Michigan according to the last U.S. Census; and

Whereas, The Asian and Pacific Island regions are tremendously diverse, with more than thirty countries, numerous languages, and multiple belief systems; and

Whereas, Residents of AANHPI descent in each generation, from the laborers who connected our coasts one and a half centuries ago to the patriots who fought overseas while their families were interned at home, to the entrepreneurs and engineers who help our economy thrive, and our healthcare professionals who have served to ensure public health during the pandemic, these patriotic Americans have enhanced our culture, quality of life, and economic vitality through leadership, commitments to knowledge, education, and advancement, and dedication to their communities; and

Whereas, The state of Michigan and the United States of America have been enriched by the contributions of AANHPI in all facets of life, including the arts, sciences, business, education, and philanthropy. Michigan has recognized the contributions AANHPI and other immigrants make to our economy with the establishment of the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission and Office of Global Michigan; and

Whereas, The culture and contributions of our Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island residents will continue to grow in significance as more AANHPI choose to make Michigan their home and as our economy becomes increasingly intertwined with the economies throughout Asia and the Pacific; and

Whereas, AANHPI, through advocating issues of justice and equity, continue to break down the barriers of discrimination, indifference, and intolerance, thereby opening doors for all AANHPI we must also recognize that throughout our history, AANHPI communities have been the target of violence, disenfranchisement, efforts to restrict immigration, and other xenophobic policies at the federal, state, and local level. The echoes of this dark history are evident today in the shameful increase in Anti-Asian hate seen across the country. It is imperative that we confront past and present racism and fight for the safety and inclusion of our AANHPI friends and neighbors.

Whereas, AANHPI residents are proudly served in Michigan by many dedicated organizations, including Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce, Council of Asian Pacific Americans, Asian American Citizens for Justice, Asian Center Southeast Michigan and West Michigan, West Michigan Asian Pacific American Association, APIA-Vote Michigan, Rising Voices, Sikh Coalition, Michigan Asian Pacific American Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association of Michigan, South Asian American Voices for Impact, MI-India Foundation, India League of America-Michigan, Asian Indian Women痴 Association of Michigan, and many more; and

Whereas, The state of Michigan takes pride in its cultural diversity and welcomes the opportunity to honor our AANHPI residents for their lasting, expanding imprint upon our state; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare May 2024 as Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the state of Michigan. We encourage all citizens to celebrate the individual and collective contributions of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders to this state and to this country.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

Messages from the Senate

 

 

The Speaker laid before the House

House Bill No. 5096, entitled

A bill to amend 1996 PA 376, entitled 溺ichigan renaissance zone act, by amending sections 3, 4, 6, 8a, and 12 (MCL 125.2683, 125.2684, 125.2686, 125.2688a, and 125.2692), sections 3 and 8a as amended by 2010 PA 277, section 4 as amended by 2014 PA 27, section 6 as amended by 2016 PA 118, and section 12 as amended by 2010 PA 83.

(The bill was received from the Senate on March 5, with substitute (S-4), full title inserted and immediate effect given by the Senate, consideration of which, under the rules, was postponed until March 6, see House Journal No. 21, p. 185.)

The question being on concurring in the substitute (S-4) made to the bill by the Senate,

The substitute (S-4) was concurred in, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 77 Yeas69

 

 

Aiyash Farhat Martus Schmaltz

Andrews Filler McFall Scott

Aragona Fitzgerald McKinney Shannon

Arbit Glanville Mentzer Slagh

Beson Grant Miller Snyder

Bierlein Green, P. Morgan Steckloff

Brabec Haadsma Morse Tate

Breen Herzberg Mueller Tisdel

Brixie Hill Neeley Tsernoglou

Byrnes Hood O誰eal VanderWall

Carter, B. Hope Paiz VanWoerkom

Carter, T. Hoskins Pohutsky Weiss

Churches Koleszar Price Whitsett

Coffia Kunse Puri Wilson

Conlin Liberati Rheingans Witwer

DeBoer MacDonell Rogers Xiong

Dievendorf Martin Roth Young

Edwards

 

 

Nays38

 

 

Alexander DeSana Markkanen Skaggs

Beeler Fink Meerman Smit

BeGole Fox Neyer St. Germaine

Bezotte Friske Outman Steele

Bollin Greene, J. Paquette Thompson

Borton Hoadley Posthumus Wegela

Bruck Johnsen Prestin Wendzel

Carra Kuhn Rigas Wozniak

Cavitt Lightner Schriver Zorn

DeBoyer Maddock

 

 

In The Chair: Pohutsky

 

 

The House agreed to the full title.

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

The Speaker laid before the House

House Bill No. 5534, entitled

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 substitute (S-1) was not concurred in, vote reconsidered and bill postponed temporarily on April 24, see House Journal No. 34, p. 322.)

The question being on concurring in the substitute (S-1) made to the bill by the Senate,

The substitute (S-1) was concurred in, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 78 Yeas56

 

 

Aiyash Farhat McFall Scott

Andrews Fitzgerald McKinney Shannon

Arbit Glanville Mentzer Skaggs

Brabec Grant Miller Snyder

Breen Haadsma Morgan Steckloff

Brixie Herzberg Morse Tate

Byrnes Hill Neeley Tsernoglou

Carter, B. Hood O誰eal Wegela

Carter, T. Hope Paiz Weiss

Churches Hoskins Pohutsky Whitsett

Coffia Koleszar Price Wilson

Conlin Liberati Puri Witwer

Dievendorf MacDonell Rheingans Xiong

Edwards Martus Rogers Young

 

 

Nays51

 

 

Alexander DeBoyer Maddock Schriver

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 Hoadley Posthumus VanWoerkom

Bruck Johnsen Prestin Wendzel

Carra Kuhn Rigas Wozniak

Cavitt Kunse Roth Zorn

DeBoer Lightner Schmaltz

 

 

In The Chair: Pohutsky

 

 

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

 

 

The Speaker laid before the House

House Bill No. 4523, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled 迭evised judicature act of 1961, by amending section 1093 (MCL 600.1093), as amended by 2018 PA 591.

(The bill was received from the Senate on February 22, with substitute (S-1), full title inserted and immediate effect given by the Senate, consideration of which, under the rules, was postponed until February 27, see House Journal No. 17, p. 137.)

The question being on concurring in the substitute (S-1) made to the bill by the Senate,

The substitute (S-1) was concurred in, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

Roll Call No. 79 Yeas67

 

 

Aiyash Edwards McFall Shannon

Andrews Farhat McKinney Skaggs

Aragona Filler Mentzer Snyder

Arbit Fitzgerald Miller Steckloff

BeGole Glanville Morgan Tate

Bezotte Grant Morse Tsernoglou

Bierlein Haadsma Neeley Wegela

Brabec Herzberg O誰eal Weiss

Breen Hill Outman Wendzel

Brixie Hood Paiz Whitsett

Byrnes Hope Pohutsky Wilson

Carter, B. Hoskins Price Witwer

Carter, T. Koleszar Puri Wozniak

Churches Liberati Rheingans Xiong

Coffia MacDonell Rogers Young

Conlin Martin Roth Zorn

Dievendorf Martus Scott

 

 

Nays40

 

 

Alexander DeSana Lightner Schmaltz

Beeler Fink Maddock Schriver

Beson Fox Markkanen Slagh

Bollin Friske Meerman Smit

Borton Green, P. Mueller St. Germaine

Bruck Greene, J. Neyer Steele

Carra Hoadley Paquette Thompson

Cavitt Johnsen Posthumus Tisdel

DeBoer Kuhn Prestin VanderWall

DeBoyer Kunse Rigas VanWoerkom

 

 

In The Chair: Pohutsky

 

 

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

The Speaker laid before the House

House Bill No. 4525, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled 迭evised judicature act of 1961, by amending sections 1064 and 1066 (MCL 600.1064 and 600.1066), as added by 2004 PA 224.

(The bill was received from the Senate on February 22, with substitute (S-1), full title inserted and immediate effect given by the Senate, consideration of which, under the rules, was postponed until February 27, see House Journal No. 17, p. 137.)

The question being on concurring in the substitute (S-1) made to the bill by the Senate,

The substitute (S-1) was concurred in, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 80 Yeas71

 

 

Aiyash Dievendorf McFall Shannon

Alexander Edwards McKinney Skaggs

Andrews Farhat Mentzer Snyder

Aragona Filler Miller Steckloff

Arbit Fitzgerald Morgan Tate

BeGole Glanville Morse Tisdel

Bezotte Grant Neeley Tsernoglou

Bierlein Haadsma Neyer VanWoerkom

Borton Herzberg O誰eal Wegela

Brabec Hill Outman Weiss

Breen Hood Paiz Wendzel

Brixie Hope Pohutsky Whitsett

Byrnes Hoskins Price Wilson

Carter, B. Koleszar Puri Witwer

Carter, T. Liberati Rheingans Wozniak

Churches MacDonell Rogers Xiong

Coffia Martin Roth Young

Conlin Martus Scott

 

 

Nays36

 

 

Beeler Fink Lightner Schmaltz

Beson Fox Maddock Schriver

Bollin Friske Markkanen Slagh

Bruck Green, P. Meerman Smit

Carra Greene, J. Mueller St. Germaine

Cavitt Hoadley Paquette Steele

DeBoer Johnsen Posthumus Thompson

DeBoyer Kuhn Prestin VanderWall

DeSana Kunse Rigas Zorn

 

 

In The Chair: Pohutsky

 

 

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Motions and Resolutions

 

 

The Speaker laid before the House

House Resolution No. 243.

A resolution to declare May 10, 2024, as Provider Appreciation Day in the state of Michigan.

(The resolution was introduced and postponed for the day on May 1, see House Journal No. 37, p. 350.)

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

Reps. Wegela, Tsernoglou, Andrews, McFall, Rheingans, Weiss, Churches, MacDonell, Dievendorf, Paiz, Brabec, Edwards, Wilson, McKinney, Rigas, Jaime Greene, Bezotte, Breen, Byrnes, Haadsma, Hill, Liberati and Rogers offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 252.

A resolution to declare May 12, 2024, as Fibromyalgia Awareness Day in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and cognitive difficulties; and

Whereas, Fibromyalgia affects an estimated 2-8 percent of the population, often causing significant impairment in daily functioning; and

Whereas, Awareness and understanding of fibromyalgia among the general public, healthcare professionals, and policymakers is crucial for early diagnosis, effective treatment, and support for individuals living with this condition; and

Whereas, May 12th is recognized internationally as Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, providing an opportunity to educate communities about fibromyalgia and support efforts to improve research, treatment, and quality of life for those affected; and

Whereas, The state of Michigan recognizes the importance of raising awareness about fibromyalgia and supporting individuals living with this condition; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That members of this legislative body declare May 12, 2024, as Fibromyalgia Awareness Day in the state of Michigan. We encourage all residents, healthcare professionals, organizations, and businesses in Michigan to learn more and raise awareness about fibromyalgia in our communities.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

Reps. Mueller, Alexander, Bezotte, Breen, Byrnes, Glanville, Haadsma, Hill, Liberati, Lightner, Paiz, Rheingans, Rogers, Weiss and Wilson offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 253.

A resolution to declare May 2024 as Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Cystic fibrosis, commonly referred to as CF, is a genetic disease affecting approximately 40,000 children and adults in the United States living with CF, and approximately 105,000 people having been diagnosed worldwide across 94 countries; and

Whereas, Cystic fibrosis starts in the body with a defective gene that causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs, and these secretions produce life-threatening lung infections and obstruct the pancreas, preventing digestive enzymes from reaching the intestine to help break down and absorb food; and

Whereas, More than 10 million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective gene, approximately 1,000 new cases of CF are diagnosed each year with 75 percent being diagnosed before age two and sadly people of color remain underdiagnosed in the United States and the world; and

Whereas, Infant blood screening to detect genetic defects is the most reliable and least costly method to identify persons likely to have CF and early diagnosis permits earlier treatment and enhances quality of life and longevity, the treatments determined by stage and organs effected; and

Whereas, In 1989, scientists made a ground-breaking discovery of the defective CFTR gene responsible for CF. The discovery paved the way for understanding CF at a molecular level leading to development or targeted treatments including the approval of drugs that managed symptoms; and

Whereas, Entering the 2000s, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation痴 Therapeutics Development Program made significant investments to which have led to breakthrough drug therapies aimed at the underlying genetic defect; and

Whereas, Innovative treatments and access to care play a critical role for individuals with CF getting the treatments and increasing their quality and life expectancy, which in the United States in 2018 the median survival age was 41 and has now risen to 56 years. While areas of the world without the level of access and care the survival age is 8 years or younger; and

Whereas, The state of Michigan has eight world-class treatment centers specializing in the diagnosis and care of CF and non-profit advocacy groups which have served to care, educate, and raise awareness but also to celebrate the resilience and achievements of those individuals with CF and communities supporting the fight against this challenging disease; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare May 2024 as Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

Reps. Thompson, Mueller, Alexander, St. Germaine, Hall, Bierlein, VanderWall, Bezotte, Breen, Haadsma, Lightner, Rheingans, Rogers and Wilson offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 254.

A resolution to declare May 7-13, 2024, as Fentanyl Awareness Week in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, and 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin. Just two milligrams葉he equivalent of a few grains of salt擁s a potentially lethal dose; and

Whereas, Fentanyl has been increasingly found mixed with other drugs, such as heroin, cocaine, and counterfeit pills, contributing to the current opioid crisis; and

Whereas, Most recent cases of fentanyl-related overdose are linked to illicitly manufactured fentanyl, which is distributed through illegal drug markets for its heroin-like effect. It is often added to other drugs because of its extreme potency, which makes drugs cheaper, more powerful, more addictive, and more dangerous; and

Whereas, The Sinaloa and Jalisco cartels are hiding fentanyl in fake pills that look like prescription medications, such as oxycodone, Xanax, and Percocet. The cartels are also mixing fentanyl powder into other drugs, including cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. Many of the people poisoned by fentanyl had no idea they were even taking it; and

Whereas, The cartels, their members, and their associates continue using social media applications and encrypted communications platforms to sell pills and powders that are advertised as legitimate medications or other substances, but actually contain fentanyl; and

Whereas, The Detroit Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration confiscated 1,168 pounds of fentanyl in 2023, 70% more than it seized the previous year, according to a statement from federal authorities; and

Whereas, Fentanyl has been a significant contributor to the rise in drug overdose deaths in the State of Michigan and across the United States; and

Whereas, Fentanyl-related deaths in Michigan have surged dramatically in recent years, there were 2,539 opioid overdose deaths recorded in Michigan in 2021; and

Whereas, The impact of fentanyl on communities in Michigan has been profound, affecting individuals, families, and neighborhoods across the state; and

Whereas, Raising awareness about the dangers of fentanyl is crucial to combating its spread and preventing further loss of lives; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare May 7‑13, 2024, as Fentanyl Awareness Week in the State of Michigan. We call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

 

Rep. Thompson moved to substitute (H-1) the resolution as follows:

Substitute for House Resolution No. 254.

A resolution to declare May 7-13, 2024, as Fentanyl Awareness Week in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, and 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin. Just two milligrams葉he equivalent of a few grains of salt擁s a potentially lethal dose; and

Whereas, Fentanyl has been increasingly found mixed with other drugs, such as heroin, cocaine, and counterfeit pills, contributing to the current opioid crisis; and

Whereas, Most recent cases of fentanyl-related overdose are linked to illicitly manufactured fentanyl, which is distributed through illegal drug markets for its heroin-like effect. It is often added to other drugs because of its extreme potency, which makes drugs cheaper, more powerful, more addictive, and more dangerous; and

Whereas, The Detroit Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration confiscated 1,168 pounds of fentanyl in 2023, 70% more than it seized the previous year, according to a statement from federal authorities; and

Whereas, Fentanyl has been a significant contributor to the rise in drug overdose deaths in the State of Michigan and across the United States; and

Whereas, Fentanyl-related deaths in Michigan have surged dramatically in recent years, there were 2,539 opioid overdose deaths recorded in Michigan in 2021; and

Whereas, The impact of fentanyl on communities in Michigan has been profound, affecting individuals, families, and neighborhoods across the state; and

Whereas, Raising awareness about the dangers of fentanyl is crucial to combating its spread and preventing further loss of lives; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare May 7‑13, 2024, as Fentanyl Awareness Week in the State of Michigan. We call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

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

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

Announcement by the Clerk of Printing and Enrollment

 

 

The Clerk announced that the following bill had been reproduced and made available electronically on Wednesday, May 8:

House Bill No. 5718

 

The Clerk announced the enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor on Thursday, May 9, for her approval of the following bills:

Enrolled House Bill No. 4596 at 9:19 a.m.

Enrolled House Bill No. 5103 at 9:21 a.m.

 

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

Senate Bill Nos. 867 868 869 870 871

 

 

Messages from the Governor

 

 

The following message from the Governor was received May 9, 2024 and read:

 

EXECUTIVE ORDER

No. 2024-3

Declaration of State of Emergency

 

On May 7, 2024, severe weather that included straight-line winds struck the counties of Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Branch, and Cass producing damaging winds and at least 2 tornadoes confirmed by radar. These areas saw significant damage to homes, businesses, and public infrastructure, downed power lines, and blocked roads. Though response efforts are still underway, initial damage assessments indicate that residents in these counties have suffered serious consequences from this dangerous storm, including severe property damage.

Local officials in Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Branch, and Cass counties have taken several actions to respond to the situation including, but not limited to, activating the emergency response and recovery aspects of their emergency operations. Despite these efforts, local resources have proven insufficient to address the situation. State assistance and other outside resources are necessary to effectively respond to and recover from the impacts of this emergency, protect public health, safety, and property, and lessen or avert the threat of more severe and lasting harm.

Section 1 of article 5 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 vests the executive power of the State of Michigan in the governor. Under the Emergency Management Act, 1976 PA 390, as amended, MCL 30.403(4), 甜t]he governor shall, by executive order or proclamation, declare a state of emergency if he or she finds that an emergency has occurred or that the threat of an emergency exists.

Therefore, acting under the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and Michigan law, including the Emergency Management Act, 1976 PA 390, as amended, MCL 30.401 to 30.421, I find it reasonable and necessary to order the following:

1. A state of emergency is declared for Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Branch, and Cass counties.

2. The Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division of the Department of State Police must coordinate and maximize all state efforts and may call upon all state departments to use available resources to assist in the designated areas pursuant to the Michigan Emergency Management Plan.

3. The state of emergency is terminated at such time as the threats to public health, safety, and property caused by the emergency no longer exist, and appropriate programs have been implemented to recover from the effects of this emergency, but in no case later than June 4, 2024, unless extended as provided by the Emergency Management Act.

Date: May 7, 2024

Time: 9:31 pm

[SEAL] GRETCHEN WHITMER

GOVERNOR

By the Governor

Jocelyn Benson

SECRETARY OF STATE

The message was referred to the Clerk.

Introduction of Bills

 

 

Reps. Martin, Prestin, Markkanen, Cavitt, Jaime Greene and Alexander introduced

House Bill No. 5719, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled 哲atural resources and environmental protection act, by amending section 501 (MCL 324.501).

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

 

 

Reps. Bezotte, Slagh, BeGole, Wozniak and Bruck introduced

House Bill No. 5720, entitled

A bill to require the department of military and veterans affairs to make certain mental health and wellness resources available to members of the Michigan National Guard and other military servicemembers.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Military, Veterans and Homeland Security.

 

 

Reps. Markkanen, Borton, Roth, Bierlein, Carra, Bezotte, Kunse, Rigas, Paquette, Slagh, Wozniak, Harris, Prestin, Cavitt, Neyer, Schuette, DeBoyer, Meerman, Johnsen and VanderWall introduced

House Bill No. 5721, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled 哲atural resources and environmental protection act, by amending section 43531 (MCL 324.43531), as amended by 2013 PA 108.

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

 

 

Reps. Snyder, McFall, Breen, Borton, Liberati, Farhat, Prestin, Markkanen, Brixie and Fitzgerald introduced

House Bill No. 5722, entitled

A bill to amend 1963 PA 181, entitled 溺otor carrier safety act of 1963, by amending section 2d (MCL 480.12d), as amended by 2011 PA 160.

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

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Messages from the Senate

 

 

The Speaker laid before the House

House Bill No. 4343, entitled

A bill to amend 2005 PA 244, entitled 泥eferred presentment service transactions act, by amending section 51 (MCL 487.2171).

(The bill was received from the Senate on March 14, with substitute (S-2) and full title inserted, consideration of which, under the rules, was postponed until March 19, see House Journal No. 25, p. 231.)

The question being on concurring in the substitute (S-2) made to the bill by the Senate,

The substitute (S-2) was concurred in, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 81 Yeas96

 

 

Aiyash Edwards Martus Scott

Alexander Farhat McFall Shannon

Andrews Filler McKinney Skaggs

Aragona Fink Mentzer Slagh

Arbit Fitzgerald Miller Smit

BeGole Fox Morgan Snyder

Beson Glanville Morse St. Germaine

Bezotte Grant Mueller Steckloff

Bierlein Green, P. Neeley Steele

Bollin Greene, J. Neyer Tate

Borton Haadsma O誰eal Thompson

Brabec Herzberg Outman Tisdel

Breen Hill Paiz Tsernoglou

Brixie Hood Paquette VanderWall

Bruck Hope Pohutsky VanWoerkom

Byrnes Hoskins Posthumus Wegela

Carter, B. Johnsen Prestin Weiss

Carter, T. Koleszar Price Wendzel

Cavitt Kuhn Puri Whitsett

Churches Kunse Rheingans Wilson

Coffia Liberati Rigas Witwer

Conlin Lightner Rogers Wozniak

DeBoer MacDonell Roth Xiong

Dievendorf Martin Schmaltz Young

 

 

Nays11

 

 

Beeler DeSana Maddock Schriver

Carra Friske Markkanen Zorn

DeBoyer Hoadley Meerman

 

 

In The Chair: Pohutsky

 

 

The House agreed to the full title.

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

 

 

Third Reading of Bills

 

 

House Bill No. 5522, entitled

A bill to amend 1990 PA 195, entitled 鄭n act entering into the midwestern higher education compact; and for related purposes, by amending section 2 (MCL 390.1532).

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

 

 

Roll Call No. 82 Yeas69

 

 

Aiyash Farhat McFall Schmaltz

Andrews Filler McKinney Scott

Arbit Fitzgerald Mentzer Shannon

Bollin Glanville Miller Skaggs

Brabec Grant Morgan Snyder

Breen Haadsma Morse Steckloff

Brixie Herzberg Mueller Tate

Bruck Hill Neeley Tisdel

Byrnes Hood Neyer Tsernoglou

Carter, B. Hope O誰eal VanderWall

Carter, T. Hoskins Paiz Wegela

Cavitt Koleszar Pohutsky Weiss

Churches Liberati Prestin Whitsett

Coffia Lightner Price Wilson

Conlin MacDonell Puri Witwer

DeBoer Markkanen Rheingans Xiong

Dievendorf Martus Rogers Young

Edwards

 

 

Nays38

 

 

Alexander DeSana Maddock Slagh

Aragona Fink Martin Smit

Beeler Fox Meerman St. Germaine

BeGole Friske Outman Steele

Beson Green, P. Paquette Thompson

Bezotte Greene, J. Posthumus VanWoerkom

Bierlein Hoadley Rigas Wendzel

Borton Johnsen Roth Wozniak

Carra Kuhn Schriver Zorn

DeBoyer Kunse

 

 

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.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 227, 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 1, 2b, and 2c (MCL 722.111, 722.112b, and 722.112c), section 1 as amended by 2022 PA 208, section 2b as amended by 2007 PA 217, and section 2c as amended by 2017 PA 257.

(The bill was returned in accordance with the request of the House, rules suspended, passage reconsidered, substitute (H-1) adopted and bill not passed, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor, on January 17, see House Journal No. 3, p. 22.)

 

Rep. Aiyash moved that Rule 63 be suspended.

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

 

Rep. Aiyash moved to reconsider the vote by which the House did not pass the bill.

The motion prevailed, 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. 83 Yeas103

 

 

Aiyash Dievendorf Martin Scott

Alexander Edwards Martus Shannon

Andrews Farhat McFall Skaggs

Aragona Filler McKinney Slagh

Arbit Fink Meerman Smit

Beeler Fitzgerald Mentzer Snyder

BeGole Fox Miller St. Germaine

Beson Glanville Morgan Steckloff

Bezotte Grant Morse Steele

Bierlein Green, P. Mueller Tate

Bollin Greene, J. Neeley Thompson

Borton Haadsma Neyer Tisdel

Brabec Herzberg O誰eal Tsernoglou

Breen Hill Outman VanderWall

Brixie Hoadley Paiz VanWoerkom

Bruck Hood Paquette Wegela

Byrnes Hope Pohutsky Weiss

Carter, B. Hoskins Posthumus Wendzel

Carter, T. Johnsen Prestin Whitsett

Cavitt Koleszar Price Wilson

Churches Kuhn Puri Witwer

Coffia Kunse Rheingans Wozniak

Conlin Liberati Rigas Xiong

DeBoer Lightner Rogers Young

DeBoyer MacDonell Roth Zorn

DeSana Markkanen Schmaltz

 

 

Nays4

 

 

Carra Friske Maddock Schriver

 

 

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 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 1, 2b, and 2c (MCL 722.111, 722.112b, and 722.112c), section 1 as amended by 2023 PA 173, section 2b as amended by 2007 PA 217, and section 2c as amended by 2017 PA 257.

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.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 518, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, by amending section 1531i (MCL 380.1531i), as amended by 2020 PA 316.

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

 

 

Roll Call No. 84 Yeas107

 

 

Aiyash Dievendorf Markkanen Schriver

Alexander Edwards Martin Scott

Andrews Farhat Martus Shannon

Aragona Filler McFall Skaggs

Arbit Fink McKinney Slagh

Beeler Fitzgerald Meerman Smit

BeGole Fox Mentzer Snyder

Beson Friske Miller St. Germaine

Bezotte Glanville Morgan Steckloff

Bierlein Grant Morse Steele

Bollin Green, P. Mueller Tate

Borton Greene, J. Neeley Thompson

Brabec Haadsma Neyer Tisdel

Breen Herzberg O誰eal Tsernoglou

Brixie Hill Outman VanderWall

Bruck Hoadley Paiz VanWoerkom

Byrnes Hood Paquette Wegela

Carra Hope Pohutsky Weiss

Carter, B. Hoskins Posthumus Wendzel

Carter, T. Johnsen Prestin Whitsett

Cavitt Koleszar Price Wilson

Churches Kuhn Puri Witwer

Coffia Kunse Rheingans Wozniak

Conlin Liberati Rigas Xiong

DeBoer Lightner Rogers Young

DeBoyer MacDonell Roth Zorn

DeSana Maddock Schmaltz

 

 

Nays0

 

 

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

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

The motion prevailed.

Rep. Andrews moved that the House adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 2:20 p.m.

 

The Speaker Pro Tempore declared the House adjourned until Tuesday, May 14, at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

RICHARD J. BROWN

Clerk of the House of Representatives