No. 23

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Journal of the Senate

102nd Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2024

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Wednesday, March 6, 2024.

 

10:00 a.m.

 

 

The Senate was called to order by the President, Lieutenant Governor Garlin D. Gilchrist II.

 

The roll was called by the Secretary of the Senate, who announced that a quorum was present.

 

 

Albert用resent Hauck用resent Moss容xcused

Anthony用resent Hertel用resent Nesbitt用resent

Bayer用resent Hoitenga用resent Outman用resent

Bellino用resent Huizenga用resent Polehanki用resent

Brinks用resent Irwin用resent Runestad容xcused

Bumstead用resent Johnson用resent Santana用resent

Camilleri用resent Klinefelt用resent Shink用resent

Cavanagh用resent Lauwers用resent Singh用resent

Chang用resent Lindsey用resent Theis用resent

Cherry用resent McBroom容xcused Victory用resent

Daley用resent McCann用resent Webber用resent

Damoose用resent McDonald Rivet用resent Wojno用resent

Geiss容xcused McMorrow用resent


 

Senator Michael Webber of the 9th District offered the following invocation:

Father God, good leaders come from You. Lord, Michigan needs leaders with discerning hearts and wise minds. We come to You today asking You to give us wise leaders who will lead Michigan in the right direction. Let our leaders be people who honor Your holy name, for it is only from You that they will get true wisdom. It is in the mighty name of Jesus that we believe and pray. Amen.

 

The President, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist, led the members of the Senate in recital of the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Senator Santana entered the Senate Chamber.

 

 

Motions and Communications

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that Senators Runestad and McBroom be excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

Senator Singh moved that Senators Anthony, Brinks and Cavanagh be temporarily excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

Senator Singh moved that Senators Moss and Geiss be excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

The following communication was received:

Michigan Strategic Fund

March 1, 2024

As required under Section 4 of Public Act 76 of 2013, the Commission for Logistics and Supply Chain Collaboration Act, the Michigan Strategic Fund shall report to each house of the legislature and the fiscal agencies on the amount of administrative costs expended by the commission each fiscal year. In FY 2023, there were no state funds expended for the Commission for Logistics and Supply Chain Collaboration.

The Commission for Logistics and Supply Chain Collaboration consists of 10 members who serve at the pleasure of the Governor. They represent private business, transportation, border operators, local economic development agencies, and higher education. A list of commission members is available at https://somgovweb.state.mi.us/BoardCrmWeb/boarddetail/15b0bef9-fab9-ed11-83fe-001dd804fc82.

In FY 2023, the administrative duties and operations for the Commission for Logistics and Supply Chain Collaboration were transferred from the Michigan Department of Transportation to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). The Commission held an initial meeting at MEDC in November 2023, but has not met since that time. The MEDC is planning to relaunch the website with current and archival content in Spring 2024.

Please contact the MEDC Office of Legislative Affairs at medcgovrelations@michigan.org if you have any questions. In addition, please do not hesitate to contact me at messerq@michigan.org.

Quentin L. Messer, Jr., President

Michigan Strategic Fund

The communication was referred to the Secretary for record.

 

 

The following communication was received:

Civil Service Commission

March 5, 2024

Enclosed is the Fiscal Analysis Report for the Civil Service Commission for fiscal year 2023.

This report is provided in accordance with Article XI, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Michigan.

Sincerely,

John Gnodtke

State Personnel Director

The communication was referred to the Secretary for record.

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Introduction and Referral of Bills

 

 

Senators Camilleri and Cherry introduced

Senate Bill No. 740, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 407, entitled 鉄killed trades regulation act, by amending section 717 (MCL 339.5717) and by adding section 1117a.

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

 

 

Senators Camilleri, Bayer and Polehanki introduced

Senate Bill No. 741, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, (MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1161.

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

 

 

Senators Camilleri, Bayer and Polehanki introduced

Senate Bill No. 742, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, (MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1162.

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

 

 

Senators Bayer, Camilleri and Polehanki introduced

Senate Bill No. 743, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, (MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1162a.

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

 

Senator Brinks entered the Senate Chamber.

 

Senators McDonald Rivet and Polehanki introduced

Senate Bill No. 744, entitled

A bill to amend 1937 (Ex Sess) PA 4, entitled 鄭n act relative to continuing tenure of office of certificated teachers in public educational institutions; to provide for probationary periods; to regulate discharges or demotions; to provide for resignations and leaves of absence; to create a state tenure commission and to prescribe the powers and duties thereof; and to prescribe penalties for violation of the provisions of this act, by amending section 3b (MCL 38.83b), as amended by 2023 PA 225.

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

 

Senator Anthony entered the Senate Chamber.

 

House Bill No. 4705, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled 溺ichigan memorial highway act, (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2092) by adding section 109.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 4977, entitled

A bill to amend 1889 PA 39, entitled 鄭n act to authorize the formation of corporations for the purchase and improvement of grounds to be occupied for summer homes, for camp-meetings, for meetings of assemblies or associations and societies organized for intellectual and scientific culture and for the promotion of the cause of religion and morality, or for any or all of such purposes; and to impose certain duties on the department of commerce, (MCL 455.51 to 455.72) by adding section 12a.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 4978, entitled

A bill to amend 1982 PA 162, entitled 哲onprofit corporation act, by amending section 123 (MCL 450.2123), as amended by 2014 PA 557.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

 

 

Recess

 

 

Senator Singh moved that the Senate recess subject to the call of the Chair.

The motion prevailed, the time being 10:07 a.m.

 

10:15 a.m.

 

The Senate was called to order by the President, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist.

 

During the recess, Senator Cavanagh entered the Senate Chamber.

 

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

General Orders

 

 

Senator Singh moved that the Senate resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for consideration of the General Orders calendar.

The motion prevailed, and the President, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist, designated Senator Santana as Chairperson.

After some time spent therein, the Committee arose; and the President, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist, having resumed the Chair, the Committee reported back to the Senate, favorably and without amendment, the following bill:

Senate Bill No. 545, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 152, entitled 鉄tate license fee act, (MCL 338.2201 to 338.2277) by adding section 43a.

The bill was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

 

 

The Committee of the Whole reported back to the Senate, favorably and with a substitute therefor, the following bill:

Senate Bill No. 544, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 299, entitled 徹ccupational code, (MCL 339.101 to 339.2677) by adding article 18A.

Substitute (S-3).

The Senate agreed to the substitute recommended by the Committee of the Whole, and the bill as substituted was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

 

 

Announcements of Printing and Enrollment

 

 

The Secretary announced that the following House bills were received in the Senate and filed on Tuesday, March 5:

House Bill Nos. 4705 4977 4978

 

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

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 57 at 1:50 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 58 at 1:52 p.m.

 

The Secretary announced that the following bills and joint resolution were printed and filed on Tuesday, March 5, and are available on the Michigan Legislature website:

Senate Bill Nos. 738 739

House Bill Nos. 5534 5535 5536 5537 5538 5539 5540 5541 5542 5543 5544 5545 5546 5547

House Joint Resolution N

Committee Reports

 

 

The Committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture reported

Senate Bill No. 691, entitled

A bill to amend 1965 PA 232, entitled 鄭gricultural commodities marketing act, by amending section 8 (MCL 290.658), as amended by 2002 PA 601.

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

Sue Shink

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shink, Cherry, Singh, Polehanki, Daley, Victory and Hoitenga

Nays: None

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

 

 

The Committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture reported

House Bill No. 4596, entitled

A bill to prohibit the sale, offering for sale, and distribution for sale of certain disposable wipes without meeting certain requirements; and to prohibit certain acts and provide civil sanctions.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

Sue Shink

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shink, Cherry, Singh and Polehanki

Nays: Senators Daley, Victory and Hoitenga

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 3:00 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Shink (C), Cherry, Singh, Polehanki, Daley, Victory and Hoitenga

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Appropriations Subcommittee on Military, Veterans, State Police submitted the following:

Joint meeting held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 9:00 a.m., Room 352, House Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building

Present: Senators Hertel (C), Klinefelt and Theis

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Appropriations Subcommittee on DHHS submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 11:00 a.m., Room 403, 4th Floor, Capitol Building

Present: Senators Santana (C), McDonald Rivet, Irwin, Cherry, Bayer, Outman, Huizenga, Hauck and Theis

Excused: Senator Cavanagh

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Appropriations Subcommittee on PreK-12 submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 12:00 noon, Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building

Present: Senators Camilleri (C), Polehanki, Hertel, Klinefelt, Cavanagh, McDonald Rivet, Theis and Albert

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Appropriations Subcommittee on LARA/DIFS submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 1:30 p.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building

Present: Senators Cavanagh (C) and Santana

Absent: Senator Theis

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Local Government submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 1:30 p.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Klinefelt (C), Wojno, Bayer, Shink, Hoitenga and Daley

Excused: Senator Moss

 

 

Scheduled Meetings

 

 

Appropriations

 

Subcommittees

 

Corrections & Judiciary Thursday, March 7, 1:45 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-2768

 

EGLE Thursday, March 7, 3:00 p.m., Room 403, 4th Floor, Capitol Building (517) 373-2768

 

Military, Veterans, State Police Tuesday, March 12, 9:00 a.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (517) 373-2768

 

Transportation Thursday, March 7, 3:30 p.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373‑2768

 

Civil Rights, Judiciary and Public Safety Thursday, March 7, 12:00 noon, Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-5312

 

Energy and Environment Thursday, March 7, 1:30 p.m., Room 403, 4th Floor, Capitol Building (517) 373-5323

 

Regulatory Affairs Thursday, March 7, 9:00 a.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-1721 (CANCELLED)

 

 

Senator Singh moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 10:22 a.m.

 

The President, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist, declared the Senate adjourned until Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

DANIEL OBERLIN

Secretary of the Senate