No. 13

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Journal of the Senate

98th Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Thursday, February 12, 2015.

10:00 a.m.

The Senate was called to order by the Assistant President pro tempore, Senator Margaret E. O’Brien.

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

Ananich—present Hopgood—present Pavlov—present

Bieda—present Horn—present Proos—present

Booher—present Hune—present Robertson—present

Brandenburg—present Johnson—present Rocca—present

Casperson—present Jones—present Schmidt—present

Colbeck—present Knezek—present Schuitmaker—present

Emmons—present Knollenberg—present Shirkey—present

Green—present Kowall—present Smith—present

Gregory—present MacGregor—present Stamas—present

Hansen—present Marleau—present Warren—present

Hertel—present Meekhof—present Young—present

Hildenbrand—present Nofs—present Zorn—present

Hood—present O’Brien—present

Chaplain Karlene Hattrick of American Legion Post 150 of Frankenmuth offered the following invocation:

Almighty God, You who hung the stars in the sky and called them each by name; You who knew each one of us before we took our first breath and who walks with us until we breathe our last: We come humbly before You today with gratitude in our hearts for Your unfailing goodness and love toward us.

Lord, You left us with the commandment that we shall love our neighbors as ourselves, and so we ask Your blessing upon the legislators of Michigan gathered here today. Grant to them a vision of this state that will fulfill Your purposes. May it be a state of justice, where none prey upon others; a state of economic plenty, where greed and poverty are both done away with; a state of compassion, where the needs of the unfortunate are met with care; a state of brotherhood, where success is founded upon service and where honor is given based on the content of character alone; and a state of peace, where order does not rest on force, but on love for each and everyone.

These men and women in this room have an awesome responsibility to govern the citizens of this state with justice and integrity. So I ask, O Lord, that You would grant to them an extra measure of wisdom. For as it is written, if you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. So give generously, Lord, to those here today, not for their own glory and honor, but that these who serve the people of Michigan may do so in a way that brings glory and honor to Your holy name.

It’s in that name that we pray. Amen.

The Assistant President pro tempore, Senator O’Brien, led the members of the Senate in recital of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motions and Communications

Senator Hood moved that Senator Johnson be temporarily excused from today’s session.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Kowall moved that rule 3.902 be suspended to allow the guests of Senator Colbeck admittance to the Senate floor.

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

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Colbeck’s statement is as follows:

We have a very Special Tribute today for a colleague of mine who followed a pretty unusual path to serve us here in the Senate, a former staffer of mine, Theresa Jasko. She actually came out of the convent and came to serve us and my constituents of the 7th District in our office. It was a little bit of a change in environment, but she did amazing in service to our constituents, in service to me, and keeping a cheerful disposition. We didn’t quite sing the song “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?”; but this is a case where she brought a lot of joy to our office and a lot of joy to our constituents. I constantly got contacted by constituents saying, “We love talking to Theresa whenever we call into the office, and she always takes such good care of us.”

We just wanted to pull together a very Special Tribute for her, with her and her parents joining us today. If you don’t mind, I would like to read this tribute on her behalf:

“LET IT BE KNOWN, That it has been a distinct pleasure to have been blessed by the professional and kind service that Theresa Jasko provided as Scheduler and Constituent Relations Aide for Michigan State Senator Patrick Colbeck.

Theresa Jasko graduated in April 2003 from the University of Michigan with a major in Cultural Anthropology and a minor in Classical Archaeology. After graduation, Theresa moved to Lansing, where she worked in the film and video industry for a small production company for several years while also engaging in free-lance film and video work. Later, she worked for a technology company doing web hosting and VoIP services. Theresa joined the office of Senator Colbeck in March of 2012 and quickly became a valued member of the staff.

As Senator Colbeck’s Scheduler and Constituent Relations Aide, Theresa Jasko wore many hats. The favorite parts of her job in the Senate were helping constituents find needed social services, learning more about the legislative process, and managing the interns. It was not uncommon to find her spending hours on the phone with a constituent helping them to navigate a complex problem with state government or just giving them a listening ear, only to see her quickly switch gears and reschedule a meeting.

In 2013, Theresa Jasko founded an international nonprofit called Leonie’s Longing, where she currently serves as the group’s President. The compassion and kindness she has shown to those the nonprofit serves is a testament to the heart she has for those in need. She is dedicated to doing the job right and doing it well, and her outstanding work ethic and attention to detail are evident in both her work with Leonie’s Longing and in the State Senate.

Theresa Jasko’s rare blend of professionalism, perseverance, joviality, honesty, and kindness will be sorely missed by her co-workers and those who came in contact with her through our office. We sincerely hope the days ahead will be blessed and allow her to make more friendships and touch the lives of many others in her daily pursuits in the same way she has touched the lives of our 7th District team.

IN SPECIAL TRIBUTE, Therefore, This document is signed and dedicated to honor Theresa Jasko in appreciation of her dedicated service to Senator Colbeck, the constituents of the 7th District, and the People of the State of Michigan. May God bless her and all of her future endeavors.”

Senator Johnson entered the Senate Chamber.

The Secretary announced that the following bills were printed and filed on Wednesday, February 11, and are available at the Michigan Legislature website:

Senate Bill Nos. 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97

House Bill Nos. 4162 4163 4164 4165 4166 4167 4168 4169 4170 4171 4172 4173 4174 4175

4176 4177 4178

Messages from the Governor

The following message from the Governor was received on February 11, 2015, and read:

EXECUTIVE ORDER

No. 2015-5

Implementation of Expenditure Reductions Under

Section 20 of Article V of the Michigan Constitution of 1963

WHEREAS, under Section 20 of Article V of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, the Governor, with the approval of the appropriating committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall reduce expenditures authorized by appropriations whenever it appears that actual revenues for a fiscal period will fall below the revenue estimates on which appropriations for that period were based, and the reductions shall be made in accordance with procedures prescribed by law; and

WHEREAS, it appears that actual revenues for the fiscal period beginning on October 1, 2014 and ending on September 30, 2015, will fall below the revenue estimates on which appropriations for that period were based, the estimates having been determined by the Legislature as required under Section 31 of Article IV of the Michigan Constitution of 1963; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 391 of The Management and Budget Act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1391, on the basis of written information from the State Budget Director and the State Treasurer, it appears that actual revenues will fall below such revenue estimates; and

WHEREAS, there is an unanticipated loss of funding that the departments and agencies of state government do not expect to obtain or make up during the current fiscal year; and

WHEREAS, expenditure reductions totaling $102,887,900.00 general fund-general purpose and $3,500,000.00 special purpose funds are necessary;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard D. Snyder, Governor of the state of Michigan, by virtue of the power and authority vested in the Governor under the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and Michigan law, and with the approval of a majority of members of each appropriations committee, order the following reductions in expenditures:

A. Portions of general fund-general purpose expenditures authorized by appropriations amounting to $102,887,900.00 contained in the following articles of 2014 PA 252 are hereby reduced. Where the expenditure reductions of general fund-general purpose appropriations in this Order reduce the restricted portions of gross appropriations and sources of financing that will be earned, the amounts to be reduced shall be provided separately to the State Budget Director for approval and entry into the accounts.

Reduction

2014 PA 252 Department Amount

Article I Agriculture $600,000

Article IV Community Health 16,550,000

Article V Corrections 17,800,000

Article VI Education 5,814,000

Article VII Environmental Quality 3,400,000

Article X Human Services 15,492,800

Article XIII Licensing and Regulatory Affairs 200,000

Article XV Natural Resources 1,500,000

Article XVI State Police 23,331,100

Article VIII Technology, Management, and Budget 15,500,000

Article VIII Treasury 2,700,000

TOTAL $102,887,900

B. The reduction totals for the departments and offices in Section A include the following appropriation items or are predicated upon the following actions:

1. Department of Agriculture

Appropriation Reduction

Number Item Amount

01079 Food and agriculture industry growth initiative 600,000

600,000

2. Department of Community Health

Appropriation Reduction

Number Item Amount

01130 Behavioral health program administration 300,000

11100 Pay for success contracts 1,500,000

11200 Health and wellness initiatives 1,500,000

11374 Injury control intervention project 350,000

12263 Essential local public health services 1,500,000

14241 Mental health commission recommendations 2,900,000

33500 Hospital services and therapy 7,000,000

33550 Health plan services 1,500,000

16,550,000

The amount in Article IV, Section 1866(1) is reduced to $10,000,000.00.

3. Department of Corrections

Appropriation Reduction

Number Item Amount

01098 Prisoner re-entry local service providers 500,000

03112 Worker’s compensation 1,500,000

23322 Special alternative incarceration program (Camp Cassidy Lake) 228,000

24300 Electronic monitoring center 3,000,000

28531 County jail reimbursement program 1,250,000

29005 Education program 500,000

29511 Prison food service 1,000,000

29512 Transportation 1,000,000

30522 Southern region administration and support 645,000

32002 Charles E. Egeler correctional facility – Jackson 606,000

34002 Parnall correctional facility – Jackson 304,000

35002 Cooper street correctional facility – Jackson 228,000

46002 Alger correctional facility – Munising 568,000

47002 Baraga correctional facility – Baraga 228,000

48002 Carson City correctional facility – Carson City 304,000

49002 Chippewa correctional facility – Kincheloe 1,500,000

51002 Marquette branch prison – Marquette 304,000

52002 Oaks correctional facility – Eastlake 379,000

67002 Bellamy Creek correctional facility – Ionia 454,000

69002 St. Louis correctional facility – St. Louis 531,000

70002 Central Michigan correctional facility – St. Louis 228,000

72002 Earnest C. Brooks correctional facility – Muskegon 304,000

74002 Michigan reformatory – Ionia 151,000

75002 Womens Huron Valley correctional complex – Ypsilanti 607,000

79002 Gus Harrison correctional facility – Adrian 304,000

80002 Thumb correctional facility – Lapeer 304,000

83002 Saginaw correctional facility – Freeland 228,000

84002 Woodland correctional facility – Whitmore Lake 417,000

89002 Macomb correctional facility – New Haven 228,000

17,800,000

4. Department of Education

Appropriation Reduction

Number Item Amount

05104 Child development and care public assistance 2,400,000

06103 Educator evaluations and assessments phase-in operations 3,414,000

5,814,000

5. Department of Environmental Quality

Appropriation Reduction

Number Item Amount

06051 Water pollution control and drinking water revolving fund 2,750,000

07010 Electronic document management 650,000

3,400,000

6. Department of Human Services

Appropriation Reduction

Number Item Amount

12080 Payroll taxes and fringe benefits 10,000

16150 Direct agency charges 2,750,000

32640 Emergency services local office allocations 559,300

47600 W.J. Maxey training school 400,000

47830 In-home community care 600,000

47850 Juvenile justice vision 20/20 1,000,000

62610 Field staff, salaries and wages 94,200

62620 Healthy Michigan plan administration 2,181,900

74350 Child welfare institute 50,000

74750 Adoption subsidies 6,547,400

81520 Michigan rehabilitation services 1,300,000

15,492,800

The amount in Article X, Section 587 (1) of 2014 PA 252 is reduced to $650,000.00.

The amount in Article X, Section 703 (1) of 2014 PA 252 is reduced to $0.00.

7. Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Appropriation Reduction

Number Item Amount

18330 Health systems regulation 100,000

18600 Health professions regulation 100,000

200,000

8. Department of Natural Resources

Appropriation Reduction

Number Item Amount

01730 Michigan historical center 50,000

02411 Forest recreation and trails 150,000

02511 Mackinac Island state park operations 50,000

06019 Nonmotorized trail development and maintenance grants 1,000,000

24046 State parks repair and maintenance 250,000

1,500,000

9. Department of State Police

Appropriation Reduction

Number Item Amount

28010 Emergency management and homeland security 500,000

28190 Disaster assistance 16,000,000

28600 Local public safety initiative 500,000

32170 Capitol complex security 294,000

32500 General law enforcement and traffic safety 2,827,100

36010 Commercial vehicle enforcement 3,210,000

23,331,100

10. Department of Technology, Management, and Budget

Appropriation Reduction

Number Item Amount

00008 Homeland security initiative/cyber security 1,000,000

00010 General government and public safety information 2,500,000

technology investment project

00100 Michigan public safety communications system 3,500,000

20142 Regional prosperity grants 500,000

20151 Litigation fund 2,000,000

20153 Office of urban initiatives 1,000,000

77081 Enterprisewide special maintenance for state facilities 5,000,000

15,500,000

11. Department of Treasury

Appropriation Reduction

Number Item Amount

02410 Tax and economic policy 600,000

02460 Tobacco tax enforcement 100,000

09316 Senior citizen cooperative housing tax exemption program 2,000,000

2,700,000

C. Portions of appropriations financed with special purpose revenue amounting to $3,500,000.00 contained in the following public acts are reduced as follows:

Reduction

Public Act Department Amount

2012 PA 200 Technology, Management, and Budget $1,500,000

2013 PA 59 Technology, Management, and Budget 2,000,000

TOTAL $3,500,000

D. The reduction totals for the department in Section C include the following appropriation items:

Department of Technology, Management, and Budget – Information, Communications and Technology  Innovation Fund

Appropriation Reduction

Number Item Amount

43825 Information, communications and technology innovation fund 3,500,000

3,500,000

The State Budget Director is authorized to take any and all actions necessary to implement the provisions of this Order to reduce expenditures authorized by appropriations as specified above for the fiscal year beginning on October 1, 2014 and ending on September 30, 2015.

This Order is effective upon approval by the appropriations committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate, as provided under Section 20 of Article V of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and Section 391 of The Management and Budget Act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1391.

[SEAL] Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the state of Michigan this 11th day of February, in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Fifteen.

Richard D. Snyder

Governor

By the Governor:

Ruth A. Johnson

Secretary of State

The executive order was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

General Orders

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

The motion prevailed, and the Assistant President pro tempore, Senator O’Brien, designated Senator Hildenbrand as Chairperson.

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

Senate Bill No. 44, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “Michigan election law,” by amending section 613a (MCL 168.613a), as amended by 2011 PA 163.

Senate Bill No. 45, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “Michigan election law,” by amending section 641 (MCL 168.641), as amended by 2005 PA 71.

Senate Bill No. 42, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending sections 7a, 18b, 25, 67a, 212, 259, 306, 307, 309, 310d, 310e, 312e, 312f, 319, 319b, 324, 732, 803b, and 904 (MCL 257.7a, 257.18b, 257.25, 257.67a, 257.212, 257.259, 257.306, 257.307, 257.309, 257.310d, 257.310e, 257.312e, 257.312f, 257.319, 257.319b, 257.324, 257.732, 257.803b, and 257.904), sections 7a and 212 as amended by 2002 PA 534, section 18b as added and section 67a as amended by 1988 PA 346, section 306 as amended by 2014 PA 120, section 307 as amended by 2012 PA 55, section 309 as amended by 2012 PA 355, section 310d as amended by 2004 PA 62, section 310e as amended by 2011 PA 124, sections 312e and 803b as amended by 2011 PA 159, section 312f as amended by 2012 PA 473, section 319 as amended by 2012 PA 306, section 319b as amended by 2012 PA 498, section 324 as amended by 2006 PA 298, section 732 as amended by 2012 PA 592, and section 904 as amended by 2008 PA 461, and by adding section 306a.

The bills were placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Third Reading of Bills

Senator Kowall moved that the rules be suspended and that the following bills, now on the order of Third Reading of Bills, be placed on their immediate passage at the head of the Third Reading of Bills calendar:

Senate Bill No. 44

Senate Bill No. 45

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

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 44, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “Michigan election law,” by amending section 613a (MCL 168.613a), as amended by 2011 PA 163.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

Senator Bieda offered the following amendment:

1. Amend page 2, line 3, by striking out all of enacting section 2 and inserting:

“Enacting section 2. This amendatory act does not take effect unless all of the following bills of the 98th Legislature are enacted into law:

(a) Senate Bill No. 45.

(b) Senate Bill No. 59.”.

The amendment was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

Senator Hood requested the yeas and nays.

The yeas and nays were ordered, 1/5 of the members present voting therefor.

The amendment was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor, as follows:

Roll Call No. 9 Yeas—12

Ananich Hertel Johnson Smith

Bieda Hood Knezek Warren

Gregory Hopgood Rocca Young

Nays—26

Booher Hildenbrand Marleau Robertson

Brandenburg Horn Meekhof Schmidt

Casperson Hune Nofs Schuitmaker

Colbeck Jones O’Brien Shirkey

Emmons Knollenberg Pavlov Stamas

Green Kowall Proos Zorn

Hansen MacGregor

Excused—0

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

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. 10 Yeas—38

Ananich Hertel Kowall Rocca

Bieda Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Booher Hood Marleau Schuitmaker

Brandenburg Hopgood Meekhof Shirkey

Casperson Horn Nofs Smith

Colbeck Hune O’Brien Stamas

Emmons Johnson Pavlov Warren

Green Jones Proos Young

Gregory Knezek Robertson Zorn

Hansen Knollenberg

Nays—0

Excused—0

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: O’Brien

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The President, Lieutenant Governor Calley, assumed the Chair.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 45, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “Michigan election law,” by amending section 641 (MCL 168.641), as amended by 2005 PA 71.

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. 11 Yeas—38

Ananich Hertel Kowall Rocca

Bieda Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Booher Hood Marleau Schuitmaker

Brandenburg Hopgood Meekhof Shirkey

Casperson Horn Nofs Smith

Colbeck Hune O’Brien Stamas

Emmons Johnson Pavlov Warren

Green Jones Proos Young

Gregory Knezek Robertson Zorn

Hansen Knollenberg

Nays—0

Excused—0

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: President

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Resolutions

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

Senate Resolution No. 13

The resolution consent calendar was adopted.

Senator Brandenburg offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 13.

A resolution designating February 15-21, 2015, as Michigan Court Reporting and Captioning Week.

Whereas, For millennia, individuals have wanted the spoken word translated into text to record history and have relied on scribes to accomplish this task; and

Whereas, The profession of scribe was born with the rise of civilization; and

Whereas, In Ancient Egypt, scribes were considered to be the literate elite, recording laws and other important documents and, since that time, have served as impartial witnesses to history; and

Whereas, Scribes were present with our nation’s Founding Fathers as the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights were drafted; and

Whereas, President Lincoln entrusted scribes to record the Emancipation Proclamation; and

Whereas, Since the advent of shorthand machines, these scribes have been known as court reporters and have played a permanent and invaluable role in courtrooms across our country; and

Whereas, Court reporters and captioners are responsible for the closed captioning seen scrolling across television screens, at sporting stadiums, and in other community and educational settings, bringing information to millions of deaf and hard-of-hearing Americans every day; and

Whereas, Court reporters and captioners translate the spoken word into text and preserve our history; and

Whereas, Whether called the scribes of yesterday or the court reporters and captioners of today, the individuals who preserve our nation’s history are truly the guardians of the record; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That we designates February 15-21, 2015, as Michigan Court Reporting and Captioning Week in the state of Michigan; and be it further

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted to the Governor requesting that a proclamation be issued calling on the residents of the great state of Michigan to observe the week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and educational activities.

Senators Bieda, Booher, Gregory, Hertel, Kowall, Proos and Schmidt were named co‑sponsors of the resolution.

Introduction and Referral of Bills

Senator Hune introduced

Senate Joint Resolution H, entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the state constitution of 1963, by adding section 28 to article I, to prohibit illegal aliens from receiving public assistance in this state.

The joint resolution was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Families, Seniors and Human Services.

Senator Pavlov introduced

Senate Bill No. 103, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending sections 1249 and 1249a (MCL 380.1249 and 380.1249a), section 1249 as amended by 2014 PA 257 and section 1249a as added by 2011 PA 102, and by adding sections 1249b and 1531j; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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

Senator Casperson introduced

Senate Bill No. 104, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “Natural resources and environmental protection act,” (MCL 324.101 to 324.90106) by adding section 3317.

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

Senator Green introduced

Senate Bill No. 105, entitled

A bill to amend 1951 PA 51, entitled “An act to provide for the classification of all public roads, streets, and highways in this state, and for the revision of that classification and for additions to and deletions from each classification; to set up and establish the Michigan transportation fund; to provide for the deposits in the Michigan transportation fund of specific taxes on motor vehicles and motor vehicle fuels; to provide for the allocation of funds from the Michigan transportation fund and the use and administration of the fund for transportation purposes; to promote safe and efficient travel for motor vehicle drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians, and other legal users of roads, streets, and highways; to set up and establish the truck safety fund; to provide for the allocation of funds from the truck safety fund and administration of the fund for truck safety purposes; to set up and establish the Michigan truck safety commission; to establish certain standards for road contracts for certain businesses; to provide for the continuing review of transportation needs within the state; to authorize the state transportation commission, counties, cities, and villages to borrow money, issue bonds, and make pledges of funds for transportation purposes; to authorize counties to advance funds for the payment of deficiencies necessary for the payment of bonds issued under this act; to provide for the limitations, payment, retirement, and security of the bonds and pledges; to provide for appropriations and tax levies by counties and townships for county roads; to authorize contributions by townships for county roads; to provide for the establishment and administration of the state trunk line fund, local bridge fund, comprehensive transportation fund, and certain other funds; to provide for the deposits in the state trunk line fund, critical bridge fund, comprehensive transportation fund, and certain other funds of money raised by specific taxes and fees; to provide for definitions of public transportation functions and criteria; to define the purposes for which Michigan transportation funds may be allocated; to provide for Michigan transportation fund grants; to provide for review and approval of transportation programs; to provide for submission of annual legislative requests and reports; to provide for the establishment and functions of certain advisory entities; to provide for conditions for grants; to provide for the issuance of bonds and notes for transportation purposes; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and officials; to provide for the making of loans for transportation purposes by the state transportation department and for the receipt and repayment by local units and agencies of those loans from certain specified sources; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 10 (MCL 247.660), as amended by 2014 PA 473, and by adding section 11g.

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

Senators Green, Colbeck, Horn, Brandenburg, Marleau, O’Brien, Hansen, Booher, Rocca, Zorn, Robertson and Pavlov introduced

Senate Bill No. 106, entitled

A bill to amend 1933 PA 167, entitled “General sales tax act,” by amending section 4o (MCL 205.54o), as amended by 2004 PA 173.

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

Senator Hood introduced

Senate Bill No. 107, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 331, entitled “Michigan consumer protection act,” by amending section 3 (MCL 445.903), as amended by 2010 PA 195.

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

Senators Zorn, Horn, Colbeck, Jones, Nofs, Booher, Marleau, Hansen, Gregory, MacGregor and Bieda introduced

Senate Bill No. 108, entitled

A bill to amend 1989 PA 24, entitled “The district library establishment act,” by amending section 2 (MCL 397.172), as amended by 2005 PA 60.

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

Statements

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Colbeck’s statement is as follows:

This morning, as I often do, I review the news service headlines and read some of the stories that are coming through. One that came through today was kind of disturbing from my perspective, and I think it should be disturbing for taxpayers. I was reading through these headlines, and I found out that the Michigan Townships Association is contributing $100,000 to the Say Yes to Roads ballot proposal. For those of you who don’t know, the Townships Association is paid for by dues that come from our local municipalities and that’s coming from taxpayer dollars. In essence, taxpayer dollars are being used to lobby the taxpayers to increase their taxes.

We are all trying to be fiscally responsible here in this body. I’m one of those folks who supports increased funding for the folks in local units of government, because for years, I think there’s been a case where I would rather have the local units of government get more funds than what happens up at the state level. I have a concern that this is a bad precedent. I think that it is a poor use of taxpayer dollars, and it’s something I think as legislators we should be aware of going forward. My personal preference would be to discourage such activities and such lobbying efforts with taxpayer dollars.

Committee Reports

The Committee on Judiciary reported

Senate Bill No. 49, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “The Michigan penal code,” (MCL 750.1 to 750.568) by amending the heading of chapter XXA and by adding section 145s.

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

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Schuitmaker, Rocca and Bieda

Nays: Senator Colbeck

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

The Committee on Judiciary reported

Senate Bill No. 50, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending section 16g of chapter XVII (MCL 777.16g), as amended by 2012 PA 195.

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

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Schuitmaker, Rocca and Bieda

Nays: Senator Colbeck

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

The Committee on Judiciary reported

Senate Bill No. 53, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 372, entitled “An act to regulate and license the selling, purchasing, possessing, and carrying of certain firearms, gas ejecting devices, and electro-muscular disruption devices; to prohibit the buying, selling, or carrying of certain firearms, gas ejecting devices, and electro-muscular disruption devices without a license or other authorization; to provide for the forfeiture of firearms and electro-muscular disruption devices under certain circumstances; to provide for penalties and remedies; to provide immunity from civil liability under certain circumstances; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies; to prohibit certain conduct against individuals who apply for or receive a license to carry a concealed pistol; to make appropriations; to prescribe certain conditions for the appropriations; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act,” by amending sections 1 and 5o (MCL 28.421 and 28.425o), section 1 as amended by 2014 PA 203 and section 5o as amended by 2014 PA 206.

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

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Schuitmaker, Rocca, Colbeck and Bieda

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Judiciary reported

Senate Bill No. 72, entitled

A bill to amend 2008 IL 1, entitled “Michigan medical marihuana act,” by amending section 7 (MCL 333.26427).

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

The committee further recommends that the bill be given immediate effect.

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Schuitmaker, Rocca, Colbeck and Bieda

Nays: None

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

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Judiciary submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., Room 110, Farnum Building

Present: Senators Jones (C), Schuitmaker, Rocca, Colbeck and Bieda

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Appropriations submitted the following:

Joint meeting held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., Senate Hearing Room, Ground Floor, Boji Tower

Present: Senators Hildenbrand (C), MacGregor, Hansen, Stamas, Schuitmaker, Knollenberg, Booher, Proos, Nofs, Green, Marleau, Gregory, Hopgood, Hertel, Knezek and Young

Excused: Senator Shirkey

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Transportation submitted the following:

Meeting held on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 8:30 a.m., Room 210, Farnum Building

Present: Senators Casperson (C), Horn, Pavlov and Marleau

Excused: Senator Hopgood

Scheduled Meetings

Appropriations -

Subcommittees -

Agriculture and Rural Development - Tuesdays, February 17, March 10, March 17, and March 24, 3:00 p.m., Rooms 402 and 403, Capitol Building (373-2768)

Community Colleges - Wednesdays, February 18 and March 25, 9:00 a.m., Senate Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-2768)

Community Health - Tuesdays, February 17, February 24, and March 3, 2:30 p.m., Senate Hearing Room, Ground Floor, Boji Tower (373-2768)

Corrections - Thursdays, February 19, March 5, and March 26, 9:00 a.m., Room 405, Capitol Building; February 26, March 12, and March 19, 9:00 a.m., Senate Hearing Room, Ground Floor, Boji Tower (373-2768)

General Government - Thursdays, February 19, 9:15 a.m., February 26, March 5, March 12, March 19, and March 26, 8:30 a.m., Room 100, Farnum Building (373-2768)

Higher Education - Thursday, February 19, 1:30 p.m., Central Michigan University, Park Library, 250 West Preston Street, Mount Pleasant; Tuesday, February 24, 11:30 a.m., Senate Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building; and Monday, March 2, 1:30 p.m., Ferris State University, University Center, Room 203, 805 Campus Drive, Big Rapids (373-2768)

Judiciary - Wednesdays, February 18, February 25, March 4, March 11, March 18, and March 25, 1:00 p.m., Senate Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-2768)

K-12, School Aid, Education - Wednesdays, February 18, 8:30 a.m., Room 405, Capitol Building; February 25, March 4, March 11, March 18, and March 25, 8:30 a.m., Senate Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-2768)

Licensing and Regulatory Affairs - Wednesday, February 18, 8:30 a.m., Room 110, Farnum Building (373-2768)

State Police and Military Affairs - Thursdays, February 19 (CANCELED), February 26 (CANCELED), March 5 (CANCELED), March 12 (CANCELED), and March 26 (CANCELED), 1:00 p.m.; Tuesdays, February 24, March 3, March 10, and March 24, 8:30 a.m., Rooms 402 and 403, Capitol Building (373-2768)

State Police and Military Affairs and House State Police Appropriations Subcommittee - Tuesday, February 17, 8:30 a.m., Rooms 402 and 403, Capitol Building (373-2768)

Transportation - Thursdays, February 19, March 12, March 19, and March 26, 8:30 a.m.; February 26, 11:00 a.m.; and March 5, 9:00 a.m., Senate Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-2768)

Education - Tuesday, February 17, 12:00 noon, Room 110, Farnum Building (373-5314)

Judiciary - Tuesday, February 17, 3:00 p.m., Room 110, Farnum Building (373-1721)

Legislative Council - Thursday, February 26, 9:00 a.m., Senate Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-0212)

Transportation and House Transportation and Infrastructure - Tuesday, February 17, 10:30 a.m. or later immediately following session, Senate Hearing Room, Ground Floor, Boji Tower (373-5323)

Senator Kowall moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 10:37 a.m.

The President, Lieutenant Governor Calley, declared the Senate adjourned until Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.

JEFFREY F. COBB

Secretary of the Senate

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