No. 7

STATE OF MICHIGAN

JOURNAL

OF THE

House of Representatives

94thLegislature


REGULAR SESSION OF 2007


House Chamber, Lansing, Wednesday, January 31, 2007.

1:30 p.m.

The House was called to order by the Speaker Pro Tempore.

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

Accavitti--present Dillon--present Lahti--present Pearce--present

Acciavatti--present Donigan--present LaJoy--present Polidori--present

Agema--present Ebli--present Law, David--present Proos--present

Amos--present Elsenheimer--present Law, Kathleen--present Robertson--present

Angerer--present Emmons--present LeBlanc--present Rocca--present

Ball--present Espinoza--present Leland--present Sak--present

Bauer--present Farrah--present Lemmons--present Schuitmaker--present

Bennett--present Gaffney--present Lindberg--present Scott--present

Bieda--present Garfield--present Marleau--present Shaffer--present

Booher--present Gillard--present Mayes--present Sheen--present

Brandenburg--present Gonzales--present McDowell--present Sheltrown--present

Brown--present Green--present Meadows--present Simpson--present

Byrnes--present Griffin--present Meekhof--present Smith, Alma--present

Byrum--present Hammel--present Meisner--present Smith, Virgil--present

Calley--present Hammon--present Melton--present Spade--present

Casperson--present Hansen--present Meltzer--present Stahl--present

Caswell--present Hildenbrand--present Miller--present Stakoe--present

Caul--present Hood--present Moolenaar--excused Steil--present

Cheeks--excused Hoogendyk--present Moore--present Tobocman--present

Clack--present Hopgood--present Moss--present Vagnozzi--present

Clemente--present Horn--present Nitz--present Valentine--present

Condino--present Huizenga--present Nofs--present Walker--excused

Constan--present Hune--present Opsommer--present Ward--excused

Corriveau--present Jackson--excused Palmer--present Warren--present

Coulouris--present Johnson--present Palsrok--present Wenke--present

Cushingberry--present Jones, Rick--present Pastor--present Wojno--present

Dean--present Jones, Robert--present Pavlov--present Young--present

DeRoche--present Knollenberg--present

e/d/s = entered during session

Rep. Steven Bieda, from the 25th District, offered the following invocation:

"I would like to offer today's invocation in honor of Anthony Filippis Sr. the vice chairman of the Michigan Commission on Disability Concerns, who dedicated himself to simplifying the lives of disabled individuals and championing their causes who passed away last week.

O God of time and eternity, help this legislature look to the past with gratitude and to the future with hope.

We remember this day those who have gone before us here, who labored not for themselves alone, but with a vision of building for the future a world better than they had known.

Inspire in us also a like vision, that we too may labor for things beyond ourselves and that our lives may be dedicated to high purposes and grand horizons. Make us unafraid of hopes and dreams; release us from cynicism and despair. Teach us to be realistic about our limitations but never to lose hope in our potential to transcend them.

Help us realize the significance of these moments together, that they may open our eyes to the blessings of the past and the promise of the future. Grant us courage for today and tomorrow. Amen."

______

Rep. Green moved that Reps. Walker, Moolenaar and Ward be excused from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

Rep. Tobocman moved that Reps. Cheeks and Jackson be excused from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

Announcement by the Clerk of Printing and Enrollment

The Clerk announced that the following bills had been printed and placed upon the files of the members on Wednesday, January 31:

House Bill Nos. 4145 4146 4147 4148 4149 4150 4151 4152 4153 4154 4155 4156 4157 4158

4159 4160 4161 4162 4163 4164 4165 4166 4167 4168 4169 4170 4171 4172

4173 4174 4175 4176 4177 4178 4179 4180 4181 4182

Senate Bill Nos. 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113

114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127

128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141

142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150

Reports of Standing Committees

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

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

Meeting held on: Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Present: Reps. Meisner, Robert Jones, Accavitti, Byrum, Clemente, Coulouris, Dean, Griffin, Johnson, Sheltrown, Simpson, Valentine, Hildenbrand, Palsrok, Stakoe, Rick Jones, Knollenberg and Meltzer

Absent: Rep. Huizenga

Excused: Rep. Huizenga

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The following report, submitted by Rep. Warren, Chair, of the Committee on Great Lakes and Environment, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Present: Reps. Warren, Donigan, Ebli, Griffin, Kathleen Law, Leland, Meadows, Miller, Valentine, Robertson, Palmer, Emmons and Meekhof

Absent: Reps. Moolenaar and Walker

Excused: Reps. Moolenaar and Walker

Communications from State Officers

The following communication from the Department of Management and Budget was received and read:

January 12, 2007

I am pleased to announce that the Annual Reports for the Michigan Public School Employees' Retirement System, the State Employees' Retirement System, the State Police Retirement System and the Judges' Retirement System for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006 are available online at www.michigan.gov/ors. The reports in a printable format are listed separately in the "What's New" section under each retirement system.

These reports are an excellent source of information on the four statewide retirement systems administered by the Department of Management and Budget, Workforce Development and Retirement Administration. In keeping with the statewide effort to reduce costs, we will be sending out printed copies only upon request.

Please share this information as appropriate and if I can provide further information, please let me know.

Sincerely,

Phil Stoddard, Acting Director

Workforce Development and Retirement Administration

(Office of Retirement Services)

The communication was referred to the Clerk.

Introduction of Bills

Rep. Lemmons introduced

House Bill No. 4183, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled "The revised school code," by amending sections 411a, 412a, and 416 (MCL 380.411a, 380.412a, and 380.416), as amended by 2004 PA 303.

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

Rep. Condino introduced

House Bill No. 4184, entitled

A bill to amend 1953 PA 232, entitled "Corrections code of 1953," by amending section 34a (MCL 791.234a), as amended by 1998 PA 315.

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

Rep. Cushingberry introduced

House Bill No. 4185, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled "Public health code," by amending section 20161 (MCL 333.20161), as amended by 2005 PA 187.

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

Rep. Cushingberry introduced

House Bill No. 4186, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled "Public health code," by amending section 20161 (MCL 333.20161), as amended by 2005 PA 187.

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

______

Rep. Valentine moved that the House adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 2:35 p.m.

The Speaker Pro Tempore declared the House adjourned until Thursday, February 1, at 10:30 a.m.

RICHARD J. BROWN

Clerk of the House of Representatives