No. 5

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Journal of the Senate

97th Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2013

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

10:00 a.m.

The Senate was called to order by the President, Lieutenant Governor Brian N. Calley.

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

Anderson—present Hopgood—present Pappageorge—present

Bieda—present Hune—present Pavlov—present

Booher—present Hunter—present Proos—present

Brandenburg—present Jansen—present Richardville—present

Casperson—present Johnson—present Robertson—present

Caswell—present Jones—present Rocca—present

Colbeck—present Kahn—present Schuitmaker—present

Emmons—present Kowall—present Smith—present

Green—present Marleau—present Walker—present

Gregory—present Meekhof—present Warren—present

Hansen—present Moolenaar—present Whitmer—present

Hildenbrand—present Nofs—present Young—present

Hood—present

Pastor Craig Pahl of Jonesville and Allen United Methodist Churches of Jonesville and Allen offered the following invocation:

Dear wise and loving Father, first let me say thank You on behalf of all who are gathered here today. Thank You for Your many and abundant blessings. Thank You for life itself, for the measure of health we need to fulfill our callings, for sustenance, and for friendship. Thank You for the ability to be involved in useful work and for the honor of bearing appropriate responsibilities. Thank You as well for the freedom to embrace You or the freedom to reject You. Thank You for loving us from Your boundless and gracious nature.

In the Scriptures, You have said that citizens are to obey the governing authorities since You have established those very authorities to promote peace, order, and justice. Therefore, I pray for our Senators, for the various levels of state officials, and in particular, for this assembled Senate for the great state of Michigan. I am asking that You would graciously grant them wisdom to govern amid the conflicting interests and issues of our times; a sense of the welfare and true needs of the people; a keen thirst for justice and righteousness; confidence in what is good and fitting; the ability to work together in harmony even when there is honest disagreement; personal peace in their lives; and joy in their tasks.

Bless and protect every one of our freely-elected leaders. I pray for the agenda set before them today, tomorrow, and for the rest of their elected terms. Please give an assurance of what would please You and what would benefit those who live and work in and around our beloved state of Michigan.

It is in Your precious name that I pray. Amen.

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

Motions and Communications

Senator Kahn entered the Senate chamber.

The following communications were received and read:

Office of the Auditor General

January 23, 2013

Enclosed is a copy of the following audit report:

Performance audit of the Renaissance Zone Program, Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

January 25, 2013

Enclosed is a copy of the following audit report:

Performance audit of the Office of Children’s Ombudsman, Department of Technology, Management, and Budget.

Sincerely,

Thomas H. McTavish, C.P.A.

Auditor General

The audit reports were referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

The Secretary announced that the following bills were printed and filed on Thursday, January 24, and are available at the Michigan Legislature website:

House Bill Nos. 4090 4091 4092 4093

The Secretary announced that the following bills and joint resolutions were printed and filed on Friday, January 25, and are available at the Michigan Legislature website:

Senate Bill Nos. 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81

82

Senate Joint Resolutions F G H I

House Bill Nos. 4094 4095 4096 4097 4098 4099 4100 4101 4102 4103 4104 4105 4106

Senator Bieda moved that Senators Hunter, Johnson and Young be temporarily excused from today’s session.

The motion prevailed.

Messages from the Governor

The following message from the Governor was received on January 25, 2013, and read:

EXECUTIVE ORDER

No. 2013-3

State of Energy Emergency

Waiver of Regulations Relating to Motor Carriers and Drivers

Transporting Propane

WHEREAS, Section 1 of Article V of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 vests the executive power of the state of Michigan in the Governor; and

WHEREAS, Section 3 of 1982 PA 191, MCL 10.83, authorizes the Governor to declare a State of Energy Emergency upon notification of an impending energy emergency by the Energy Advisory Committee, or upon the Governor’s own initiative, if the Governor finds that an energy emergency exists or is imminent; and

WHEREAS, pipeline repairs at the propane terminal in Rapid River, Michigan, supply shortages in Wisconsin, and increased demand for propane due to excessively cold weather in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, have resulted in longer driving distances, wait times, and working hours for propane transporters, causing drivers to reach maximum weekly driving and on-duty limits more quickly than normal; and

WHEREAS, this situation has affected the availability of propane supplies in some areas of the Upper Peninsula, creating temporary shortages and shipment delays that may potentially impact the health, safety, and economic well-being of the citizens of Michigan who depend on this product, and the ability of transporters to supply the product in accordance with federal motor carrier regulations and requirements; and

WHEREAS, the longer driving distances, wait times, and working hours are making it difficult for propane transporters to meet demand and comply with federal and state hours-of-service regulations and requirements contained within 49 CFR Part 395, and adopted in Public Act 181 of 1963, MCL 480.11a; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the state of Michigan to provide for the safe transportation of propane within this state, and that appropriate measures be taken in response to an imminent energy emergency to assure that propane supplies will remain sufficient to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Michigan residents and visitors; and

WHEREAS, under Section 4 of 1982 PA 191, MCL 10.84, during a declared State of Energy Emergency, the Governor may, by executive order, suspend a statute, order, rule of a state agency, or specific provision of a statute, rule, or order if strict compliance with the statute, order, rule, or a specific provision of the statute, rule, or order will prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action in coping with the energy emergency; and

WHEREAS, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations found at 49 CFR 390.23, and Michigan Public Act 181 of 1963, MCL 480.11a, provide the Governor with the authority to exempt motor carriers and drivers transporting propane within Michigan from the hours-of-service regulations and requirements specified in 49 CFR Part 395 and MCL 480.11a, to address transportation needs arising from the impact of this energy emergency;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard D. Snyder, Governor of the state of Michigan, by virtue of the power and authority vested in the Governor by the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and 1982 PA 191, MCL 10.81 to 10.87, order the following:

1. A State of Energy Emergency is declared in the state of Michigan.

2. Motor carriers and drivers transporting propane within Michigan to address propane supply needs arising from the terminal shutdowns in Rapid River, Wisconsin, and Rapid River, Michigan, are exempt from compliance with MCL 480.11a and any other applicable state statute, order, or rule substantially similar to MCL 480.11a, and 49 CFR Part 395. Any such provision of a state statute, order, or rule is suspended. This exemption and suspension applies to all highways in Michigan, including the national system of interstate and defense highways.

3. This order applies only to propane. No other petroleum products are covered by the exemption and suspension under this Order.

4. Nothing in this Order shall be construed as an exemption from applicable controlled substances and alcohol use and testing requirements (49 CFR Part 382 and any similar state statute, order, or rule), the commercial driver’s license requirements (49 CFR Part 383 and any similar state statute, order, or rule), the financial responsibility requirements (49 CFR Part 387 and any similar state statute, order, or rule), applicable size and weight requirements, or any portion of federal and state regulations not specifically identified.

5. Motor carriers or drivers currently subject to an out-of-service order are not eligible for the exemption and suspension until the out-of-service order expires or the conditions for rescission have been satisfied.

6. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Michigan Department of State Police require that drivers for motor carriers operating under the Declaration of Energy Emergency must have a copy of the Declaration of Energy Emergency in their possession.

7. The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division of the Michigan Department of State Police shall coordinate state compliance with this Order.

This Order is effective upon filing and remains in effect until it is rescinded or 11:59:59 p.m. EDT, Sunday, February 3, 2013, whichever first occurs.

[SEAL] Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Michigan this Twenty-Fifth day of January in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Thirteen

Richard D. Snyder

Governor

By the Governor:

Ruth A. Johnson

Secretary of State

The executive order was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

The following messages from the Governor were received and read:

January 15, 2013

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office:

Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates

Robert C. Timmons of 1451 Sandy Pointe, S.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546, county of Kent, succeeding himself, is reappointed for a term commencing January 27, 2013, and expiring January 26, 2017.

Timothy M. McAree of 6189 Archer Drive, Rockford, Michigan 49341, county of Kent, succeeding himself, is reappointed for a term commencing January 27, 2013, and expiring January 26, 2017.

David M. Kurtz of 2018 Stone Hollow Court, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304, county of Oakland, succeeding himself, is reappointed for a term commencing January 27, 2013, and expiring January 26, 2017.

Jane S. Colombo of 754 Lakeland Avenue, Grosse Pointe, Michigan 48230, county of Wayne, succeeding Thomas Moher, is appointed for a term commencing January 27, 2013, and expiring January 26, 2017.

Lisa L. Dykstra of 1842 Newton, S.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506, county of Kent, succeeding Paul Purcell, is appointed for a term commencing January 27, 2013, and expiring January 26, 2017.

David H. Williams of 18530 W. 10 Mile Road, Southfield, Michigan 48075, county of Wayne, succeeding Kenneth Birch, is appointed for a term commencing January 27, 2013, and expiring January 26, 2017.

Keith A. Castora of 44901 Coachman Court, Canton, Michigan 48187, county of Wayne, succeeding Michael Mason, is appointed for a term commencing January 27, 2013, and expiring January 26, 2017.

January 17, 2013

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office:

State Historic Preservation Review Board

Jennifer L. Radcliff of 33 North Main Street, Clarkston, Michigan 48346, county of Oakland, representing historic preservation, succeeding herself, is reappointed for a term expiring December 31, 2016.

Fiona A. Greenland of 2327 Medford Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104, county of Washtenaw, representing historic archaeology, succeeding Scott Beld, is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2016.

Dale A. Gyure of 35696 Camden Court, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48335, county of Oakland, representing architectural history, succeeding Carolyn Loeb, is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2016.

January 17, 2013

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office:

State Historical Records Advisory Board

Frank Boles of 906 Hopkins Street, Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858, county of Isabella, succeeding himself, is reappointed for a term expiring December 31, 2015.

Patrice A. Merritt of 444 West Willis, Unit 102, Detroit, Michigan 48201, county of Wayne, succeeding herself, is reappointed for a term expiring December 31, 2016.

Nicole H. Garrett of 932 S. Cedar Street, Apt. 6, Mason, Michigan 48854, county of Ingham, succeeding Francis Blouin, Jr., is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2016.

January 17, 2013

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointment to office:

Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors

Paul C. Hillegonds of 47088 Brooks Lane, Plymouth, Michigan 48170, county of Wayne, is appointed for a term commencing April 1, 2013, and expiring March 31, 2016.

January 23, 2013

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointment to office:

Grand Valley State University Board of Control

Kate Pew Wolters of 2260 Cascade Springs Drive, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546, county of Kent, succeeding Sue Carnell, is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2016.

January 25, 2013

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office:

Certificate of Need Commission

Brian A. Klott of 44001 Basswood Drive, Sterling Heights, Michigan 48314, county of Macomb, representing companies who are self-insured for health coverage and Republicans, succeeding himself, is reappointed for a term expiring January 1, 2016.

Gay L. Landstrom of 1705 Ruddiman Road, North Muskegon, Michigan 48116, county of Muskegon, representing nurses and Democrats, succeeding herself, is reappointed for a term expiring January 1, 2016.

January 28, 2013

I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointments to office:

Board of State Canvassers

Colleen A. Pero of 10058 Oak Island Drive, Laingsburg, Michigan 48848, county of Shiawassee, a Republican, succeeding herself, is reappointed for a term commencing February 1, 2013, and expiring January 31, 2017.

Jeannette Bradshaw of 1947 Kent Road, Ortonville, Michigan 48462, county of Oakland, a Democrat, succeeding James L. Waters, is appointed for a term commencing February 1, 2013, and expiring January 31, 2017.

Sincerely,

Rick Snyder

Governor

The appointments were referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

The following message from the Governor was received and read:

January 22, 2013

In accordance with Section 14 of Article V of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, I write to advise the Senate that the following commutations were granted during 2012:

Tracy Lynn Snay - The commutation was granted on March 16, 2012, for medical reasons and was based on the affirmative recommendation of the Michigan Parole Board.

Peter Bahri - The commutation was granted on May 11, 2012, for medical reasons and was based on the affirmative recommendation of the Michigan Parole Board.

Sincerely,

Richard D. Snyder

Governor

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Introduction and Referral of Bills

Senators Young and Johnson entered the Senate Chamber.

Senators Robertson and Pavlov introduced

Senate Bill No. 83, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending sections 3, 5, and 1280c (MCL 380.3, 380.5, and 380.1280c), section 3 as amended by 2007 PA 45, section 5 as amended by 2011 PA 232, and section 1280c as amended by 2011 PA 8, and by adding section 1280d and part 6d.

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

Senators Robertson, Rocca, Pavlov, Colbeck, Marleau, Proos, Casperson, Brandenburg, Pappageorge, Kowall, Hune, Jansen, Booher, Green, Meekhof, Schuitmaker, Moolenaar, Nofs, Caswell, Hansen, Walker, Hildenbrand, Jones and Bieda introduced

Senate Bill No. 89, entitled

A bill to amend 1933 PA 167, entitled “General sales tax act,” by amending section 1 (MCL 205.51), as amended by 2008 PA 438.

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

Senators Robertson, Rocca, Pavlov, Colbeck, Marleau, Proos, Casperson, Brandenburg, Pappageorge, Kowall, Hune, Jansen, Booher, Green, Meekhof, Moolenaar, Nofs, Caswell, Hansen, Walker, Hildenbrand, Jones and Bieda introduced

Senate Bill No. 90, entitled

A bill to amend 1937 PA 94, entitled “Use tax act,” by amending section 2 (MCL 205.92), as amended by 2008 PA 439.

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

Senators Green, Marleau and Proos introduced

Senate Bill No. 91, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 328 (MCL 257.328), as amended by 2004 PA 52.

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

Senators Green, Jones, Proos and Hansen introduced

Senate Bill No. 92, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending sections 16333, 17705, 17707, 17711, 17721, and 17731 (MCL 333.16333, 333.17705, 333.17707, 333.17711, 333.17721, and 333.17731), section 16333 as added by 1993 PA 80, section 17705 as amended by 1986 PA 304, section 17707 as amended by 1990 PA 333, sections 17711 and 17721 as amended by 2006 PA 390, and section 17731 as amended by 1994 PA 234, and by adding sections 17735, 17736, and 17744a.

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

Senators Young, Hopgood, Bieda, Hood, Jones, Pappageorge, Johnson and Anderson introduced

Senate Bill No. 93, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled “Michigan memorial highway act,” (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2080) by adding section 1076.

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

Senators Jones, Colbeck, Green, Proos, Pavlov, Marleau and Pappageorge introduced

Senate Bill No. 94, entitled

A bill to prohibit any agency of this state, any political subdivision of this state, any employee of any agency of this state or any political subdivision of this state, or any member of the Michigan national guard from assisting an agency of the armed forces of the United States in the investigation, prosecution, or detainment of any citizen of the United States under certain circumstances.

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

Senators Hopgood, Anderson, Hood, Gregory, Warren, Smith, Bieda, Young, Hunter, Whitmer and Johnson introduced

Senate Bill No. 95, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 176, entitled “An act to create a commission relative to labor disputes, and to prescribe its powers and duties; to provide for the mediation and arbitration of labor disputes, and the holding of elections thereon; to regulate the conduct of parties to labor disputes and to require the parties to follow certain procedures; to regulate and limit the right to strike and picket; to protect the rights and privileges of employees, including the right to organize and engage in lawful concerted activities; to protect the rights and privileges of employers; to make certain acts unlawful; and to prescribe means of enforcement and penalties for violations of this act,” by amending sections 1, 2, 8, 14, 17, and 22 (MCL 423.1, 423.2, 423.8, 423.14, 423.17, and 423.22), as amended by 2012 PA 348.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing.

Senators Hopgood, Anderson, Gregory, Hood, Warren, Smith, Bieda, Young, Hunter, Whitmer and Johnson introduced

Senate Bill No. 96, entitled

A bill to amend 1947 PA 336, entitled “An act to prohibit strikes by certain public employees; to provide review from disciplinary action with respect thereto; to provide for the mediation of grievances and the holding of elections; to declare and protect the rights and privileges of public employees; to require certain provisions in collective bargaining agreements; to prescribe means of enforcement and penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act; and to make appropriations,” by amending sections 9, 10, and 15 (MCL 423.209, 423.210, and 423.215), as amended by 2012 PA 349.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing.

Senators Proos, Pappageorge, Booher, Brandenburg and Anderson introduced

Senate Bill No. 97, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 907 (MCL 257.907), as amended by 2011 PA 159.

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

Senators Bieda, Jones, Young, Warren, Anderson, Hopgood, Kowall and Casperson introduced

Senate Bill No. 98, entitled

A bill to provide compensation and other relief for individuals wrongfully imprisoned for crimes; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and agencies; and to provide remedies.

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

Senators Walker, Green, Nofs, Proos, Emmons, Casperson, Anderson, Kowall, Colbeck, Jones and Booher introduced

Senate Bill No. 99, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending section 1212 (MCL 380.1212), as amended by 2003 PA 299.

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

Senators Walker, Casperson, Green, Hansen, Meekhof, Moolenaar, Pavlov, Emmons, Anderson, Kowall and Colbeck introduced

Senate Bill No. 100, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending sections 623a and 1274 (MCL 380.623a and 380.1274), as amended by 2008 PA 540.

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

Senators Anderson, Hopgood, Bieda, Gregory, Young, Smith, Hood, Proos, Booher, Pappageorge, Hansen, Walker, Jones, Whitmer, Emmons, Hildenbrand, Jansen, Pavlov, Robertson, Rocca, Marleau, Colbeck, Caswell, Casperson, Green, Nofs, Kahn, Moolenaar, Meekhof, Kowall, Schuitmaker, Johnson, Warren, Brandenburg and Hune introduced

Senate Bill No. 101, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” (MCL 257.1 to 257.923) by adding section 811v.

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

Senators Anderson, Bieda, Gregory and Young introduced

Senate Bill No. 102, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled “The insurance code of 1956,” by amending sections 134 and 3104 (MCL 500.134 and 500.3104), section 134 as amended by 1990 PA 256 and section 3104 as amended by 2002 PA 662.

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

Senators Anderson, Bieda, Gregory and Young introduced

Senate Bill No. 103, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 267, entitled “Open meetings act,” by amending sections 2 and 3 (MCL 15.262 and 15.263), section 2 as amended by 2001 PA 38 and section 3 as amended by 1988 PA 278.

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

Senators Anderson, Hopgood, Gregory and Kowall introduced

Senate Bill No. 104, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled “The general property tax act,” (MCL 211.1 to 211.155) by adding section 7ll.

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

Senators Schuitmaker and Jones introduced

Senate Bill No. 105, entitled

A bill to amend 1990 PA 250, entitled “DNA identification profiling system act,” by amending the title and sections 2, 3, 3a, and 6 (MCL 28.172, 28.173, 28.173a, and 28.176), the title and section 3 as amended by 1998 PA 522, sections 2 and 6 as amended by 2008 PA 535, and section 3a as amended by 2008 PA 533.

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

Senators Schuitmaker and Jones introduced

Senate Bill No. 106, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 288, entitled “Probate code of 1939,” by amending section 18k of chapter XIIA (MCL 712A.18k), as amended by 2003 PA 77.

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

Senators Jones and Schuitmaker introduced

Senate Bill No. 107, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “The Michigan penal code,” by amending section 520m (MCL 750.520m), as amended by 2008 PA 380.

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

Senator Schuitmaker introduced

Senate Bill No. 108, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled “Michigan memorial highway act,” (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2080) by adding section 69.

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

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Resolutions

The question was placed on the adoption of the following resolution consent calendar:

Senate Resolution No. 9

The resolution consent calendar was adopted.

Senators Anderson, Hopgood, Proos, Walker, Pappageorge, Hansen, Jones, Whitmer, Johnson, Schuitmaker and Hune offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 9.

A resolution designating January 2013 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Human trafficking is the fastest-growing crime in the world, second only to drug trafficking, according to the U.S. Department of State; and

Whereas, The best estimates indicate that approximately .4 percent of all sex-trafficking victims have been identified; and

Whereas, Nine out of ten victims of sex trafficking in the United States are American middle school children, according to Shared Hope International; and

Whereas, In the state of Michigan, convicted sex-trafficking offenders are not required to register as sex offenders; and

Whereas, According to the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Michigan is the 13th-highest state for the number of sex-trafficking victims; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That we join together in recognizing January 2013 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Michigan; and be it further

Resolved, That the members of this legislative body encourage all Michiganders to use this month as an opportunity to educate themselves about human trafficking and be aware of how prevalent it is in our state; and be it further

Resolved, That we stand in full support of those victims of human trafficking who have yet to escape or be found and liberated; and be it further

Resolved, That we offer the gravest concern for those who have had loved ones become victims to human trafficking; and be it further

Resolved, That we commend those individuals who have been victims of trafficking and have survived to overcome the atrocity; and be it further

Resolved, That we support all those who have dedicated themselves to putting an end to human trafficking within Michigan.

Senators Booher, Emmons, Jansen and Marleau were named co‑sponsors of the resolution.

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Pappageorge’s statement is as follows:

You know, when you have a really good staffer, you can’t expect to keep him or her because they get recruited for better jobs and higher pay. Our job is to throw a party for them and give them a tribute. So it’s with some sadness that I say goodbye to one of my staff, Jessica VanDenBos.

Jessica started in our office in July. She had previously interned in the Senate and had worked at Kindsvatter & Associates, Inc., before moving to Texas with her husband Danny. After a couple of years, Jessica and Danny missed Michigan too much and moved back to Lake Orion. Jessica has been my scheduler and constituent relations director. Not only has she kept me organized and on time, she’s also provided great service to my district.

She’s accepted a position with RGIS in Auburn Hills, and she’s cut her commute from 180 miles per day to about 4 miles. She’s been a great asset to our office, she’ll be truly missed, and I ask all of you to join me in wishing Jessica a fond farewell. She’s also presented with a tribute, which I will not read, but for those of you who are near her place in Lake Orion, you’re invited to her house for breakfast on Friday morning.

Senator Hunter entered the Senate Chamber.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Third Reading of Bills

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 44, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 295, entitled “Sex offenders registration act,” by amending section 8 (MCL 28.728), as amended by 2011 PA 18.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

Senator Jones offered the following amendment:

1. Amend page 9, following line 9, by inserting:

“Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect June 1, 2013.”.

The amendment was adopted, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

The bill was passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, as follows:

Roll Call No. 3 Yeas—37

Anderson Hansen Kahn Richardville

Bieda Hildenbrand Kowall Robertson

Booher Hood Marleau Rocca

Brandenburg Hopgood Meekhof Schuitmaker

Casperson Hune Moolenaar Smith

Caswell Hunter Nofs Walker

Colbeck Jansen Pappageorge Warren

Emmons Johnson Pavlov Whitmer

Green Jones Proos Young

Gregory

Nays—0

Excused—0

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: President

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

Statements

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Pappageorge’s statement is as follows:

I just wanted to make a comment about my good friend—my dear friend—Senator Roger Kahn. He was being kind of mild today, but he’s 68 years old, and he’s really a crusty fella who talks all the time about how we don’t have enough money for all the stuff we have to do. He’s right, of course, but we ought to recognize this gentleman for all the good work he’s been doing since he’s been here.

Committee Reports

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Subcommittee on Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs submitted the following:

Meeting held on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 1:30 p.m., Room 405, Capitol Building

Present: Senators Jansen (C), Proos and Johnson

Scheduled Meetings

Appropriations -

Subcommittees -

Agriculture and Rural Development - Tuesday, February 12, 3:00 p.m., Senate Hearing Room, Ground Floor, Boji Tower (373-2768)

K-12, School Aid, Education - Wednesday, February 13, 8:30 a.m., Senate Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-2768)

Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Department - Thursday, January 31, 1:30 p.m., Rooms 402 and 403, Capitol Building (373-2768)

State Police and Military Affairs - Thursdays, February 14, February 21, February 28, and March 7, 3:00 p.m., Room 405, Capitol Building (373-2768)

Banking and Financial Institutions - Thursday, January 31, 1:30 p.m., Room 100, Farnum Building (373-5312)

Finance - Wednesday, January 30, 12:30 p.m., Room 210, Farnum Building (373-5307)

Natural Resources, Environment and Great Lakes - Thursday, January 31, 9:00 a.m., Room 210, Farnum Building (373-5323)

Senator Meekhof moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 10:23 a.m.

The President, Lieutenant Governor Calley, declared the Senate adjourned until Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.

CAROL MOREY VIVENTI

Secretary of the Senate

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