No. 49

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Journal of the Senate

102nd Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2024

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Wednesday, May 22, 2024.

 

10:00 a.m.

 

 

The Senate was called to order by the President pro tempore, Senator Jeremy Moss.

 

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

 

 

Albert用resent Hauck用resent Moss用resent

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容xcused 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容xcused

Daley用resent McCann用resent Webber用resent

Damoose用resent McDonald Rivet用resent Wojno用resent

Geiss用resent McMorrow用resent


 

Senator Thomas A. Albert of the 18th District offered the following invocation:

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

The President pro tempore, Senator Moss, led the members of the Senate in recital of the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Senators Brinks and Anthony entered the Senate Chamber.

 

 

Motions and Communications

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that Senator Johnson be temporarily excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

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

The motion prevailed.

 

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

The motion prevailed.

 

Senator Singh moved that Senator Camilleri be excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Recess

 

 

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

The motion prevailed, the time being 10:02 a.m.

 

10:44 a.m.

 

The Senate was called to order by the President pro tempore, Senator Moss.

 

During the recess, Senators Johnson, Geiss and Hertel entered the Senate Chamber.

 

 

Senator Brinks asked and was granted unanimous consent to make a statement and moved that the statement be printed in the Journal.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Brinks statement is as follows:

Colleagues, I壇 like to take a moment to recognize and congratulate a very special staff member who has recently made a career advancement to an opportunity outside the Senate. While it痴 always bittersweet to say farewell to our valued staff members, I am very proud of Gabby Reed, and I am grateful for everything she has contributed to our institution and to our constituents.

Gabby Reed joined my office as a legislative intern in the fall of 2022. As a member of Team Brinks, Gabby quickly excelled in writing legislative correspondence, proving herself as a kind, well-organized, and thoughtful leader who takes initiative and is always willing to lend a helping hand. While Gabby was a great asset to my team, her talents and expertise were evidently quite appealing to our caucus communications department too, so they snatched her up from my office about a year ago now. But in all seriousness, Gabby brought a great mix of perspectives and experience to the caucus, coming with a background in TV journalism. Gabby has thrived in writing excellent engaging caucus news stories and even developed our 2025 釘uilding Up Michigan budget branding. On the communications team, Gabby is described as a lighthouse. Even amidst all the chaos that can come with a career in politics, she always managed to bring a sense of light, hope, and positivity to her colleagues. Gabby痴 impeccable work ethic and how-can-I-help attitude make her an invaluable asset that I know will take her far.

Please join me in congratulating Gabby and thanking her for her service to the Senate and to the people of Michigan. We wish you nothing but the best in your new position.

 

 

Recess

 

 

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

The motion prevailed, the time being 10:47 a.m.

 

11:01 a.m.

 

The Senate was called to order by the President pro tempore, Senator Moss.

 

 

Messages from the Governor

 

 

The following message from the Governor was received:

Date: May 21, 2024

Time: 11:12 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir悠 have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 27 (Public Act No. 41), being

An act to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled 鄭n act to revise, consolidate, and classify the laws relating to the insurance and surety business; to regulate the incorporation or formation of domestic insurance and surety companies and associations and the admission of foreign and alien companies and associations; to provide their rights, powers, and immunities and to prescribe the conditions on which companies and associations organized, existing, or authorized under this act may exercise their powers; to provide the rights, powers, and immunities and to prescribe the conditions on which other persons, firms, corporations, associations, risk retention groups, and purchasing groups engaged in an insurance or surety business may exercise their powers; to provide for the imposition of a privilege fee on domestic insurance companies and associations and the state accident fund; to provide for the imposition of a tax on the business of foreign and alien companies and associations; to provide for the imposition of a tax on risk retention groups and purchasing groups; to provide for the imposition of a tax on the business of surplus line agents; to provide for the imposition of regulatory fees on certain insurers; to provide for assessment fees on certain health maintenance organizations; to modify tort liability arising out of certain accidents; to provide for limited actions with respect to that modified tort liability and to prescribe certain procedures for maintaining those actions; to require security for losses arising out of certain accidents; to provide for the continued availability and affordability of automobile insurance and homeowners insurance in this state and to facilitate the purchase of that insurance by all residents of this state at fair and reasonable rates; to provide for certain reporting with respect to insurance and with respect to certain claims against uninsured or self-insured persons; to prescribe duties for certain state departments and officers with respect to that reporting; to provide for certain assessments; to establish and continue certain state insurance funds; to modify and clarify the status, rights, powers, duties, and operations of the nonprofit malpractice insurance fund; to provide for the departmental supervision and regulation of the insurance and surety business within this state; to provide for regulation over worker痴 compensation self-insurers; to provide for the conservation, rehabilitation, or liquidation of unsound or insolvent insurers; to provide for the protection of policyholders, claimants, and creditors of unsound or insolvent insurers; to provide for associations of insurers to protect policyholders and claimants in the event of insurer insolvencies; to prescribe educational requirements for insurance agents and solicitors; to provide for the regulation of multiple employer welfare arrangements; to create an automobile theft prevention authority to reduce the number of automobile thefts in this state; to prescribe the powers and duties of the automobile theft prevention authority; to provide certain powers and duties upon certain officials, departments, and authorities of this state; to provide for an appropriation; to repeal acts and parts of acts; and to provide penalties for the violation of this act, (MCL 500.100 to 500.8302) by adding section 3406hh.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on May 21, 2024, at 1:10 p.m.)

Respectfully,

Gretchen Whitmer

Governor

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Introduction and Referral of Bills

 

 

Senators Hertel and Wojno introduced

Senate Bill No. 875, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled 撤ublic health code, by amending sections 9208 and 9227 (MCL 333.9208 and 333.9227), section 9208 as amended by 2013 PA 120 and section 9227 as amended by 2006 PA 91.

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

 

 

Senators Wojno and Hertel introduced

Senate Bill No. 876, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled 典he state school aid act of 1979, by amending section 167 (MCL 388.1767), as amended by 2021 PA 3.

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

 

 

Senators Geiss, Hertel and Wojno introduced

Senate Bill No. 877, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, by amending section 1177 (MCL 380.1177), as amended by 2013 PA 121.

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

 

 

Senator Cherry introduced

Senate Bill No. 878, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending section 244 (MCL 257.244), as amended by 2013 PA 231.

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

 

 

Senator Singh introduced

Senate Bill No. 879, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 3, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the regulation and control of public and certain private utilities and other services affected with a public interest within this state; to provide for alternative energy suppliers and certain providers of electric vehicle charging services; to provide for licensing; to include municipally owned utilities and other providers of energy under certain provisions of this act; to create a public service commission and to prescribe and define its powers and duties; to abolish the Michigan public utilities commission and to confer the powers and duties vested by law on the public service commission; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and entities; to provide for the continuance, transfer, and completion of certain matters and proceedings; to abolish automatic adjustment clauses; to prohibit certain rate increases without notice and hearing; to qualify residential energy conservation programs permitted under state law for certain federal exemption; to create a fund; to encourage the utilization of resource recovery facilities; to prohibit certain acts and practices of providers of energy; to allow for the securitization of stranded costs; to reduce rates; to provide for appeals; to provide appropriations; to declare the effect and purpose of this act; to prescribe remedies and penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts, by amending section 9t (MCL 460.9t), as added by 2013 PA 95.

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

 

 

Senator Singh introduced

Senate Bill No. 880, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 3, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the regulation and control of public and certain private utilities and other services affected with a public interest within this state; to provide for alternative energy suppliers; to provide for licensing; to include municipally owned utilities and other providers of energy under certain provisions of this act; to create a public service commission and to prescribe and define its powers and duties; to abolish the Michigan public utilities commission and to confer the powers and duties vested by law on the public service commission; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and entities; to provide for the continuance, transfer, and completion of certain matters and proceedings; to abolish automatic adjustment clauses; to prohibit certain rate increases without notice and hearing; to qualify residential energy conservation programs permitted under state law for certain federal exemption; to create a fund; to encourage the utilization of resource recovery facilities; to prohibit certain acts and practices of providers of energy; to allow for the securitization of stranded costs; to reduce rates; to provide for appeals; to provide appropriations; to declare the effect and purpose of this act; to prescribe remedies and penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts, by amending section 9t (MCL 460.9t), as added by 2013 PA 95.

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

 

 

Senators Outman and Singh introduced

Senate Bill No. 881, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 3, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the regulation and control of public and certain private utilities and other services affected with a public interest within this state; to provide for alternative energy suppliers and certain providers of electric vehicle charging services; to provide for licensing; to include municipally owned utilities and other providers of energy under certain provisions of this act; to create a public service commission and to prescribe and define its powers and duties; to abolish the Michigan public utilities commission and to confer the powers and duties vested by law on the public service commission; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and entities; to provide for the continuance, transfer, and completion of certain matters and proceedings; to abolish automatic adjustment clauses; to prohibit certain rate increases without notice and hearing; to qualify residential energy conservation programs permitted under state law for certain federal exemption; to create a fund; to encourage the utilization of resource recovery facilities; to prohibit certain acts and practices of providers of energy; to allow for the securitization of stranded costs; to reduce rates; to provide for appeals; to provide appropriations; to declare the effect and purpose of this act; to prescribe remedies and penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts, by amending section 9t (MCL 460.9t), as added by 2013 PA 95.

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

 

 

Senator Singh introduced

Senate Bill No. 882, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 92, entitled 擢ood law, by amending section 4105 (MCL 289.4105), as amended by 2016 PA 188.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 5462, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled 溺ichigan memorial highway act, (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2092) by adding section 112.

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 Veterans and Emergency Services.

 

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Resolutions

 

 

Senator Singh moved that rule 3.204 be suspended to permit immediate consideration of the following resolutions:

Senate Resolution No. 120

Senate Resolution No. 121

Senate Resolution No. 122

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

 

 

Senators Bayer, Cherry, Geiss, Chang, Brinks, McCann, Wojno and Cavanagh offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 120.

A resolution to recognize May 2024 as Mental Health Awareness Month.

Whereas, According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed nationwide since May of 1949 as a way to raise awareness of the unique challenges faced by individuals living with mental health conditions, as well as recognize the efforts of the mental health professionals and caregivers who stand by them throughout their journey; and

Whereas, The National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) defines mental illness as a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder that can vary in impact, ranging from no impairment to mild, moderate, and even severe impairment; and

Whereas, Mental illness impacts individuals in every community of our state, regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality; and

Whereas, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) documented, for the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, that each year, 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness, that 1 in 20 adults experience serious mental illness, and 1 in 6 youths ages 6-17 experience a mental health disorder; and

Whereas, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), rates of mental illnesses such as depression have been increasing in youths aged 6-17 since 2007. While high school students who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual reported higher rates of poor mental health than their heterosexual peers prior to the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak, data shows that the pandemic only exacerbated their experiences with mental health challenges. This trend was consistent for teenage girls when compared to teenage boys, with girls being significantly more likely than boys to have poor mental health before, and particularly throughout, the pandemic; and

Whereas, NAMI indicates that individuals living with mental health conditions are more likely to experience cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, substance use disorders, and unemployment. Youths impacted by mental illness and mental, emotional, or behavioral concerns are more likely to drop out of high school or repeat a grade between the ages of 6-17 as well; and

Whereas, According to statistics collected by the CDC in 2021, suicide was the eleventh leading cause of death overall in the United States, claiming the lives of over 48,100 people. It was the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10-14 and 25-34, the third leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 15-24, and the fifth leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 35-44; and

Whereas, While much progress has been made to support individuals living with a mental illness since the inception of Mental Health Awareness Month, continued efforts to raise awareness and understanding about the prevalence of mental illness, its impacts, and the importance of mental health are crucial to assisting those impacted live their everyday lives and maintain recovery; and

Whereas, We must work together to educate our entire population about what can be done to support the individual and unique needs of those living with mental illness, eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health conditions and seeking support from mental health professionals, and recognize the impacts that mental health has on individuals, families, and their communities; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That the members of this legislative body recognize May 2024 as Mental Health Awareness Month. We strongly support the efforts of national, state, and local partners, and every citizen to actively engage in public and private efforts to spread awareness about the importance of mental health to the wellbeing of our communities; and be it further

Resolved, That we will take appropriate action and support one another to recognize the many physical, emotional, and social outcomes that mental illness impacts, and work to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness and receiving care.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

Senators McMorrow and Santana were named co-sponsors of the resolution.

 

 

Senator Bayer asked and was granted unanimous consent to make a statement and moved that the statement be printed in the Journal.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Bayer痴 statement is as follows:

May is Mental Health Awareness Month across the country. I ask for your support of this resolution recognizing and uplifting mental health awareness.

This month is an opportunity for us to talk out loud about mental health, to help eradicate stigma, to foster public education on mental health issues, and for us in particular to realize the importance of our work, to work harder to provide all the resources needed to help Michigan individuals and families affected by mental illness. The National Alliance on Mental Illness預lso known as NAMI擁s asking us to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month this year with the Take a Moment campaign. It痴 a good time for all of us to take a moment to speak out loud about mental illness, to make it OK to not be OK, and for everyone to take a moment to extend support to someone afflicted with a mental health illness, to be understanding and share resources that can help; to just take a moment by simply sharing the National Mental Health Hotline988耀o a person can get help.

We all know people who could use a hand, whether we池e aware of it or not. One in five U.S. adults experience mental illness every year. That痴 20 percent, and only half actually get treatment. Things are getting worse for our kids. The numbers have been rising since 2009. At this point, one in six youth in the United States experience a mental health condition each year. According to the CDC, 42 percent of high school students persistently feel sad or hopeless, and nearly a third experienced poor mental health in 2021預 third of our high school students. And even worse, almost a quarter22 percent of our high school students耀eriously considered suicide. One in ten high school students attempted suicide. Tragically because of stigma, fear, or our lack of understanding about how to get help, only half of them receive treatment.

It痴 astonishing that with so many people of all ages experiencing these mental illnesses, there痴 still such a stigma about it so that so many don稚 seek help. Lack of understanding and fear of isolation lead to the resistance of treatment, so much so that the average delay between the onset of mental illness, symptoms, and treatment is 11 years11 years of being sick before they ask for help. We can make a difference. We can all take a moment, now, this month and afterward, to help someone who needs mental health treatment. We can show that we can listen and be understanding, show that there痴 no shame in seeking help for mental health. They can simply call 988, or call their doctor, just make a call. We, here, today, have a special obligation.

According to the CDC, Michigan is among the top-5 states with the largest number of designated mental health professional shortage areas曜ust 36 percent of the need for mental health services in Michigan are being met. We have a specific responsibility to work harder to bring more resources to the people of our state, each and every one of our districts. We need to prioritize our spending on mental health resources and never stop fighting for all the healthcare our people need.

Lastly, I値l say to everyone, Your own mental health is everything. Prioritize it. It痴 OK to not be OK. Get help. Please don稚 wait 11 years. You are worth it.

 

 

Senator Damoose offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 121.

A resolution to commemorate May 22, 2024, as Cherry Industry Day.

Whereas, One of the most beautiful sites in Michigan or anywhere in the world during the month of May is the blossoming of the cherries trees; and

Whereas, Michigan is the number one cherry producing state in the nation and is the unofficial 鼎herry Capitol of the World; and

Whereas, Our state hosts the world痴 largest cherry celebration, the National Cherry Festival. It takes place each July in Traverse City, Michigan, welcoming more than 500,000 people to celebrate and promote cherries, community involvement, and the Grand Traverse region; and

Whereas, In 1926, the first 腺lessing of the Blossoms Festival was held on this date before evolving into the National Cherry Festival as we know it today; and

Whereas, The United States (U.S.) produces about 610 million pounds of sweet and tart cherries each year, with Michigan producing the largest tart cherry crop. An average of almost 250 million pounds of tart cherries are harvested each year, with 75 percent coming from our state; and

Whereas, Cherries contain powerful antioxidants that may help fight cancer, heart disease, and relieve pain associated with arthritis. Tart cherries are especially high in the antioxidant melatonin, which may help prevent or reduce brain deterioration associated with aging. Additionally, cherries are high in vitamin A and beta-carotene; and

Whereas, The Cherry Marketing Institute (CMI) was formed in 1988 and is funded by U.S. tart cherry growers. The goal of the CMI is to increase the use of cherries through promotion, market expansion, product development, and research; and

Whereas, Growers, processors, and merchants continue to support the Grand Traverse region with community support and a push promote the impact and benefits of the cherry harvest; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That the members of this legislative body commemorate May 22, 2024, as Cherry Industry Day.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

Senators McMorrow and Santana were named co-sponsors of the resolution.

 

 

Senator Damoose asked and was granted unanimous consent to make a statement and moved that the statement be printed in the Journal.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Damoose痴 statement is as follows:

Mr. President, today I知 offering a resolution to commemorate May 22, 2024, as Cherry Industry Day.

Michigan is the No. 1 cherry-producing state in the nation, and is the unofficial cherry capital of the world. Seventy-five percent of the cherries harvested each year are grown in Michigan, but we need to begin to take this industry more seriously. Everyone Up North is getting used to seeing our cherry trees chopped down because cherry farmers simply can稚 compete against the illegal dumping of cherries from countries like Turkey and other places around the world. If we aren稚 careful, this industry will be gone within a few short decades.

But today, it痴 also a day of celebration as we look forward to our annual cherry festival in Traverse City. Traverse City began celebrating our cherries with a festival called the Blessing of the Blossoms around 1910. In 1931, the first resolution offered to sponsor a national cherry festival was offered here in Lansing. To quote a line from that resolution that is still relevant, 哲ot only has the festival done much to advertise Michigan痴 tourist, resort, and agricultural advantages, but has been of direct economic benefit to the people of the Northwest section of our State.

Today I am offering this resolution, and I壇 also like to offer an invitation that everyone in this chamber come up and visit the Cherry Festival this summer from June 29th to July 6th.

 

 

Senator Huizenga offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 122.

A resolution to urge Congress to fund the construction of a new air traffic control tower for the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Whereas, The Gerald R. Ford International Airport, located in Cascade Township near Grand Rapids, Michigan, is the largest commercial airport in western Michigan and second largest airport in the state. This airport has been ranked by the Federal Aviation Administration as one of the fastest growing airports in the United States. The Gerald R. Ford International Airport, originally named the Kent County Airport, was built in 1963 and is in desperate need of an update to its air traffic control tower; and

Whereas, The current air traffic control tower in use at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport is over six decades old, making it the second-oldest control tower in the nation痴 top 100 markets. Recent terminal upgrades mark this airport as dedicated to setting the bar high regarding the quality of the services it provides. Securing funding for a new air traffic control tower would ensure that the Gerald R. Ford International Airport maintains this trend; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That we urge Congress to fund the construction of a new air traffic control tower for the Gerald R. Ford International Airport; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and the members of the Michigan congressional delegation.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

Senators Outman, Santana and Theis were named co-sponsors of the resolution.

 

 

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 16.

A concurrent resolution of tribute offered as a memorial for Michael L. Green, former member of the Michigan Senate and Michigan House of Representatives.

(For text of resolution, see Senate Journal No. 47, p. 629.)

The House of Representatives has adopted the concurrent resolution.

The concurrent resolution was referred to the Secretary for record.

 

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 pro tempore, Senator Moss, designated Senator McCann as Chairperson.

After some time spent therein, the Committee arose; and the President pro tempore, Senator Moss, having resumed the Chair, the Committee reported back to the Senate, favorably and without amendment, the following bills:

House Bill No. 4133, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled 迭evised judicature act of 1961, by amending section 8379 (MCL 600.8379), as amended by 2000 PA 93.

Senate Bill No. 536, entitled

A bill to amend 1974 PA 198, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the establishment of plant rehabilitation districts and industrial development districts in local governmental units; to provide for the exemption from certain taxes; to levy and collect a specific tax upon the owners of certain facilities; to impose and provide for the disposition of an administrative fee; to provide for the disposition of the tax; to provide for the obtaining and transferring of an exemption certificate and to prescribe the contents of those certificates; to prescribe the powers and duties of the state tax commission and certain officers of local governmental units; and to provide penalties, by amending section 3 (MCL 207.553), as amended by 2010 PA 122.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 537, entitled

A bill to amend 1974 PA 198, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the establishment of plant rehabilitation districts and industrial development districts in local governmental units; to provide for the exemption from certain taxes; to levy and collect a specific tax upon the owners of certain facilities; to impose and provide for the disposition of an administrative fee; to provide for the disposition of the tax; to provide for the obtaining and transferring of an exemption certificate and to prescribe the contents of those certificates; to prescribe the powers and duties of the state tax commission and certain officers of local governmental units; and to provide penalties, by amending section 2 (MCL 207.552), as amended by 2011 PA 154.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 617, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending sections 303, 320a, and 601c (MCL 257.303, 257.320a, and 257.601c), section 303 as amended by 2020 PA 376, section 320a as amended by 2023 PA 39, and section 601c as added by 2001 PA 103.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 842, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled 典he code of criminal procedure, by amending section 16i of chapter XVII (MCL 777.16i), as amended by 2012 PA 169.

 

 

Senate Bill No. 843, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 295, entitled 鉄ex offenders registration act, by amending section 2 (MCL 28.722), as amended by 2020 PA 295.

The bills were 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:

House Bill No. 4132, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending sections 907 and 909 (MCL 257.907 and 257.909), section 907 as amended by 2023 PA 40 and section 909 as amended by 2000 PA 94, and by adding sections 2c, 627c, and 907a.

Substitute (S-2).

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.

 

 

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

Senate Bill No. 618, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, (MCL 257.1 to 257.923) by adding section 79g.

Substitute (S-1).

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.

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

Senate Bill No. 700, entitled

A bill to amend 2018 PA 57, entitled 迭ecodified tax increment financing act, by amending section 201 (MCL 125.4201).

Substitute (S-1).

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.

 

 

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

Senate Bill No. 841, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled 典he Michigan penal code, (MCL 750.1 to 750.568) by adding section 160d.

Substitute (S-1).

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.

 

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Statements

 

 

Senator Singh moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion did not prevail.

 

 

Senator Santana asked and was granted unanimous consent to make a statement and moved that the statement be printed in the Journal.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Santana痴 statement is as follows:

Public safety, justice reforms, and police accountability are key to a thriving Michigan. We have seen over the course of the past few years where violence in various forms has shown up in our communities庸rom Oxford, to MSU, to our babies in urban centers picking up guns that were not stored safe and ending up killing their lives way too soon.

However, despite our challenges and obstacles, we have made strides in our state for a more perfect union by making sure that those in our society who have been offenders of crime have the ability to rehabilitate themselves by getting their records expunged, allowing for licensure for professional positions after they have been incarcerated, to making sure they have their basic identification. We supported our law enforcement agencies and public safety organizations by supporting social workers and vehicles to deescalate community disputes, crime violence intervention dollars, and making sure law enforcement in our state and communities have decent wages. We have made many strides to support all of these areas, but we have more work to do as a collective.

Let痴 continue to work on public safety laws, justice reforms, as well as police reforms in our state for a more perfect union. This is imperative to making sure Michigan continues to be on the forefront of making our communities safe, making sure people who have offended have the ability to continue to be back in society, and making sure, quite frankly, that our law enforcement are also held accountable.

 

 

Announcements of Printing and Enrollment

 

 

The Secretary announced that the following House bills were received in the Senate and filed on Wednesday, May 22:

House Bill Nos. 4675 4679 5127 5429

 

The Secretary announced that the following bills were printed and filed on Tuesday, May 21, and are available on the Michigan Legislature website:

House Bill Nos. 5735 5736

Scheduled Meetings

 

 

Civil Rights, Judiciary, and Public Safety Thursday, May 23, 12:00 noon, Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-5312

 

Regulatory Affairs Thursday, May 23, 9:00 a.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-1721

 

 

Senator Singh moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 11:32 a.m.

 

The President pro tempore, Senator Moss, declared the Senate adjourned until Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

DANIEL OBERLIN

Secretary of the Senate