No. 97

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Journal of the Senate

99th Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Thursday, November 30, 2017.

10:00 a.m.

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

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

Ananich—present Hood—present O’Brien—present

Bieda—present Hopgood—present Pavlov—present

Booher—present Horn—present Proos—present

Brandenburg—present Hune—present Robertson—present

Casperson—present Johnson—present Rocca—present

Colbeck—present Jones—present Schmidt—present

Conyers—present Knezek—present Schuitmaker—present

Emmons—present Knollenberg—present Shirkey—present

Green—present Kowall—present Stamas—present

Gregory—present MacGregor—present Warren—present

Hansen—present Marleau—present Young—present

Hertel—present Meekhof—present Zorn—present

Hildenbrand—present Nofs—present

Senator Mike Shirkey of the 16th District offered the following invocation:

Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your provisions, Your protections, and the privilege to serve in this capacity on behalf of the citizens of Michigan. Lord, we ask that You be with everyone in this room today, each one with their special concerns, special needs, and special desires. Let us not be strident in anything other than seeking wisdom, seeking wisdom for the decisions we have to make on behalf of those who we are privileged to serve. Lord, we ask that You would be particularly present for those who are struggling with personal health problems who are among us today in this chamber. We are grateful for the leadership You provide in allowing us the privilege to serve.

May this day be a blessing to You, Lord. May this day be a blessing to You. Guide our thoughts and our words. Guide our hearts from this world. May this day be a blessing, may our work be a blessing, may our lives be a blessing to You.

In God’s name, in Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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

Motions and Communications

Senator Kowall moved that Senators Hildenbrand and Knollenberg be temporarily excused from today’s session.

The motion prevailed.

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Kowall moved that the rules be suspended and that the following bill, now on Committee Reports, be placed on the General Orders calendar for consideration today:

Senate Bill No. 649

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

Messages from the Governor

The following messages from the Governor were received and read:

November 10, 2017

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

Middle-Eastern American Affairs Commission

Nabeel R. Obeid of 1473 Whispering Maples Drive, S., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108, county of Washtenaw, succeeding Bishr Al-Ujayli, is appointed for a term expiring April 19, 2019.

November 27, 2017

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

Michigan PreK-12 Literacy Commission

Susan B. Medendorp of 941 Alexandria Drive, Lansing, Michigan 48917, county of Eaton, is reappointed for a term expiring October 31, 2021.

Denise L. Smith of 5766 Trumbull Drive, #210, Detroit, Michigan 48208, county of Wayne, is reappointed for a term expiring October 31, 2021.

November 29, 2017

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

Michigan Education Trust Board of Directors

Cheryl Bartholic of 3743 Kiskadee Drive, East Lansing, Michigan 48823, county of Ingham, representing persons of knowledge, skills, and experience in the academic, business, or financial fields, succeeding herself, is reappointed for a term expiring December 31, 2020.

Sincerely,

Rick Snyder

Governor

The appointments were referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

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 President pro tempore, Senator Schuitmaker, designated Senator Proos as Chairperson.

After some time spent therein, the Committee arose; and the President pro tempore, Senator Schuitmaker, having resumed the Chair, the Committee reported back to the Senate, favorably and with a substitute therefor, the following bill:

Senate Bill No. 480, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled “Michigan memorial highway act,” (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2080) by adding section 23a.

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 returned to the order of

Messages from the House

Senator Kowall moved that consideration of the following bill be postponed for today:

Senate Bill No. 35

The motion prevailed.

Senate Bill No. 342, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 288, entitled “Land division act,” by amending section 109 (MCL 560.109), as amended by 2012 PA 525.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill, ordered that it be given immediate effect and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The question being on concurring in the committee recommendation to give the bill immediate effect,

The recommendation was concurred in, 2/3 of the members serving voting therefor.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor.

Senator Knollenberg entered the Senate Chamber.

Senate Bill No. 385, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 299, entitled “Occupational code,” by amending section 915a (MCL 339.915a), as amended by 1996 PA 151.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill, ordered that it be given immediate effect and pursuant to Joint Rule 20, inserted the full title.

The question being on concurring in the committee recommendation to give the bill immediate effect,

The recommendation was concurred in, 2/3 of the members serving voting therefor.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor.

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Resolutions

Senator Kowall moved that consideration of the following resolutions be postponed for today:

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 10

Senate Resolution No. 30

Senate Resolution No. 105

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 25

The motion prevailed.

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7.

A concurrent resolution to support the recommendations of the Chicago Area Waterway System Advisory Committee to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.

(For text of resolution, see Senate Journal No. 15, p. 147.)

The House of Representatives has substituted (H-1) the concurrent resolution as follows:

A concurrent resolution to support the recommendations of the United States Army Corps of Engineers to prevent Asian and other invasive carp from entering the Great Lakes.

Whereas, The Chicago area waterway system serves as a pathway for aquatic invasive species to move between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins. Zebra mussels and other species spread from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River and its tributaries through this man-made connection. Now, invasive carp are on the brink of using this same route to invade the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River basin; and

Whereas, Invasive carp continue to migrate upstream and are now within a day’s swim of Lake Michigan. In the last few years, juvenile invasive carp have moved 90 miles closer to Lake Michigan, leaving them only 47 miles from the Great Lakes. While electrical barriers currently stand in their way, research indicates that those barriers may not be effective at stopping small fish; and

Whereas, The impacts of invasive carp to the ecosystems and economies of the Great Lakes states and local communities will be catastrophic. Invasive species established in the Great Lakes already cost the region more than $100 million per year. Invasive carp could add dramatically to this cost if they move through the Chicago area into the Great Lakes. These carp are voracious filter feeders and could out-compete the native fish of the Great Lakes, threatening a $7 billion sport and commercial fishery. History has demonstrated that, once established, aquatic invasive species like invasive carp are nearly impossible to eradicate; and

Whereas, The best long-term solution will prevent invasive carp from entering the Great Lakes while preserving as much as possible the current uses of the Chicago area waterways. Options that would change shipping on these waterways should only be pursued after all other options have been exhausted; and

Whereas, The costs of preventing invasive carp from entering the Great Lakes are substantially lower than the costs to the ecosystems and economies of the Great Lakes states if invasive carp were to become established; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That we support the recommendations of the United States Army Corps of Engineers to implement immediate control technologies and the last resort of closure at Brandon Road Lock and Dam in Joliet, Illinois, and to further investigate the specific system of control points for long-term movement of aquatic invasive species into and out of the Great Lakes; and be it further

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

The House of Representatives has adopted the concurrent resolution as substituted (H-1) and named Representatives Cochran, Ellison, Faris, Gay-Dagnogo, Greig, Kelly, Leutheuser and Maturen as co‑sponsors of the concurrent resolution.

Pending the order that, under rule 3.202, the concurrent resolution be laid over one day,

Senator Kowall moved that the rule be suspended.

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

The question being on concurring in the substitute made to the concurrent resolution by the House,

The substitute was concurred in.

The concurrent resolution was referred to the Secretary for record.

Senators Brandenburg, Conyers, Knezek and Kowall were named co‑sponsors of the concurrent resolution.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned 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 President pro tempore, Senator Schuitmaker, designated Senator Proos as Chairperson.

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

Senate Bill No. 547, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 161, entitled “Michigan education savings program act,” by amending sections 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 12, 13, and 14 (MCL 390.1471, 390.1472, 390.1473, 390.1477, 390.1478, 390.1482, 390.1483, and 390.1484), sections 2 and 7 as amended by 2010 PA 6, sections 3 and 12 as amended by 2007 PA 153, and section 8 as amended by 2004 PA 387, and by designating sections 1 to 16 as part 1.

Senate Bill No. 649, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled “The social welfare act,” by amending section 109f (MCL 400.109f), as amended by 2005 PA 84.

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:

Senate Bill No. 544, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 161, entitled “Michigan education savings program act,” (MCL 390.1471 to 390.1486) by amending the title and by adding part 2.

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. 545, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 161, entitled “Michigan education savings program act,” (MCL 390.1471 to 390.1486) by adding sections 21 and 22.

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. 546, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 161, entitled “Michigan education savings program act,” (MCL 390.1471 to 390.1486) by adding sections 23, 24, and 25.

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. 548, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” (MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1210; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

Substitute (S-3).

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

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

Senate Bill No. 549, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled “Income tax act of 1967,” by amending sections 30 and 30f (MCL 206.30 and 206.30f), section 30 as amended by 2015 PA 161 and section 30f as amended by 2011 PA 38.

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.

During the Committee of the Whole, Senators Hildenbrand and Johnson entered the Senate Chamber.

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 bill, now on the order of Third Reading of Bills, be placed on its immediate passage:

Senate Bill No. 480

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

Senator Kowall moved that the following bills be placed at the head of the Third Reading of Bills calendar:

Senate Bill No. 419

Senate Bill No. 420

Senate Bill No. 421

House Bill No. 4355

House Bill No. 4716

Senate Bill No. 575

Senate Bill No. 616

Senate Bill No. 480

The motion prevailed.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 419, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 288, entitled “Probate code of 1939,” by amending sections 2, 18, 19, 19a, and 19b of chapter XIIA (MCL 712A.2, 712A.18, 712A.19, 712A.19a, and 712A.19b), section 2 as amended by 2014 PA 519, section 18 as amended by 2016 PA 191, section 19 as amended by 2008 PA 202, section 19a as amended by 2016 PA 497, and section 19b as amended by 2012 PA 386.

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. 466 Yeas—37

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Rocca

Brandenburg Hood MacGregor Schmidt

Casperson Hopgood Marleau Schuitmaker

Colbeck Horn Meekhof Shirkey

Conyers Hune Nofs Stamas

Emmons Johnson O’Brien Warren

Green Jones Pavlov Zorn

Gregory

Nays—0

Excused—1

Young

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 421, entitled

A bill to amend 1982 PA 250, entitled “Child abuse and neglect prevention act,” by amending section 2 (MCL 722.602).

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. 467 Yeas—37

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Rocca

Brandenburg Hood MacGregor Schmidt

Casperson Hopgood Marleau Schuitmaker

Colbeck Horn Meekhof Shirkey

Conyers Hune Nofs Stamas

Emmons Johnson O’Brien Warren

Green Jones Pavlov Zorn

Gregory

Nays—0

Excused—1

Young

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

Senator Young entered the Senate Chamber.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 420, entitled

A bill to amend 1975 PA 238, entitled “Child protection law,” by amending sections 2 and 18 (MCL 722.622 and 722.638), section 2 as amended by 2016 PA 491 and section 18 as amended by 2010 PA 12.

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. 468 Yeas—38

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hood Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hopgood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Horn Nofs Stamas

Conyers Hune O’Brien Warren

Emmons Johnson Pavlov Young

Green Jones Proos Zorn

Gregory Knezek

Nays—0

Excused—0

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4355, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “The Michigan penal code,” (MCL 750.1 to 750.568) by adding section 451b.

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. 469 Yeas—38

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hood Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hopgood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Horn Nofs Stamas

Conyers Hune O’Brien Warren

Emmons Johnson Pavlov Young

Green Jones Proos Zorn

Gregory Knezek

Nays—0

Excused—0

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The question being on concurring in the committee recommendation to give the bill immediate effect,

The recommendation was concurred in, 2/3 of the members serving voting therefor.

Pursuant to Joint Rule 20, the full title of the act shall be inserted to read as follows:

“An act to revise, consolidate, codify, and add to the statutes relating to crimes; to define crimes and prescribe the penalties and remedies; to provide for restitution under certain circumstances; to provide for the competency of evidence at the trial of persons accused of crime; to provide immunity from prosecution for certain witnesses appearing at criminal trials; to provide for liability for damages; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening any of the provisions of this act,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4716, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 288, entitled “Probate code of 1939,” by amending section 19b of chapter XIIA (MCL 712A.19b), as amended by 2012 PA 386.

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. 470 Yeas—38

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hood Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hopgood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Horn Nofs Stamas

Conyers Hune O’Brien Warren

Emmons Johnson Pavlov Young

Green Jones Proos Zorn

Gregory Knezek

Nays—0

Excused—0

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The question being on concurring in the committee recommendation to give the bill immediate effect,

The recommendation was concurred in, 2/3 of the members serving voting therefor.

Pursuant to Joint Rule 20, the full title of the act shall be inserted to read as follows:

“An act to revise and consolidate the statutes relating to certain aspects of the family division of circuit court, to the jurisdiction, powers, and duties of the family division of circuit court and its judges and other officers, to the change of name of adults and children, and to the adoption of adults and children; to prescribe certain jurisdiction, powers, and duties of the family division of circuit court and its judges and other officers; to prescribe the manner and time within which certain actions and proceedings may be brought in the family division of the circuit court; to prescribe pleading, evidence, practice, and procedure in certain actions and proceedings in the family division of circuit court; to provide for appeals from certain actions in the family division of circuit court; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, agencies, and officers; to provide for certain immunity from liability; and to provide remedies and penalties,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 575, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending sections 312c and 801 (MCL 257.312c and 257.801), as amended by 2017 PA 115.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

Senator Casperson offered the following amendment:

1. Amend page 3, line 13, after the first “ON” by striking out “JANUARY 20” and inserting “OCTOBER 1”.

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. 471 Yeas—38

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hood Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hopgood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Horn Nofs Stamas

Conyers Hune O’Brien Warren

Emmons Johnson Pavlov Young

Green Jones Proos Zorn

Gregory Knezek

Nays—0

Excused—0

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 616, entitled

A bill to amend 1975 PA 238, entitled “Child protection law,” by amending section 7 (MCL 722.627), as amended by 2016 PA 494.

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. 472 Yeas—38

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hood Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hopgood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Horn Nofs Stamas

Conyers Hune O’Brien Warren

Emmons Johnson Pavlov Young

Green Jones Proos Zorn

Gregory Knezek

Nays—0

Excused—0

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 480, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled “Michigan memorial highway act,” (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2080) by adding section 23a.

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. 473 Yeas—38

Ananich Hansen Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hertel Kowall Rocca

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Schmidt

Brandenburg Hood Marleau Schuitmaker

Casperson Hopgood Meekhof Shirkey

Colbeck Horn Nofs Stamas

Conyers Hune O’Brien Warren

Emmons Johnson Pavlov Young

Green Jones Proos Zorn

Gregory Knezek

Nays—0

Excused—0

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

Recess

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

The motion prevailed, the time being 10:43 a.m.

11:47 a.m.

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

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Introduction and Referral of Bills

Senator Warren introduced

Senate Bill No. 674, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled “The state school aid act of 1979,” by amending section 18 (MCL 388.1618), as amended by 2017 PA 108.

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

Senator Young introduced

Senate Bill No. 675, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending sections 503c, 504a, 523c, 525, 553c, 557, and 1311h (MCL 380.503c, 380.504a, 380.523c, 380.525, 380.553c, 380.557, and 380.1311h), sections 503c, 523c, and 553c as added by 2011 PA 277, section 504a as amended and section 525 as added by 2003 PA 179, section 557 as added by 2009 PA 205, and section 1311h as amended by 2012 PA 620.

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

Senator Hopgood introduced

Senate Bill No. 676, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending sections 503, 523, and 553 (MCL 380.503, 380.523, and 380.553), as amended by 2011 PA 277.

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

Senator Bieda introduced

Senate Bill No. 677, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending sections 502, 522, 552, and 1311d (MCL 380.502, 380.522, 380.552, and 380.1311d), sections 502, 522, and 552 as amended by 2016 PA 192 and section 1311d as added by 1999 PA 23.

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

Senator Bieda introduced

Senate Bill No. 678, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending sections 1219 and 1220 (MCL 380.1219 and 380.1220), section 1219 as added by 2015 PA 109 and section 1220 as added by 2015 PA 111.

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

Senator Hertel introduced

Senate Bill No. 679, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending sections 502, 503, 507, 522, 523, 528, 552, 553, and 561 (MCL 380.502, 380.503, 380.507, 380.522, 380.523, 380.528, 380.552, 380.553, and 380.561), sections 502, 507, 522, 528, 552, and 561 as amended by 2016 PA 192 and sections 503, 523, and 553 as amended by 2011 PA 277.

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

Senator Hopgood introduced

Senate Bill No. 680, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending sections 507, 528, and 561 (MCL 380.507, 380.528, and 380.561), as amended by 2016 PA 192.

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

Senator Young introduced

Senate Bill No. 681, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending sections 504a, 525, 557, and 1311h (MCL 380.504a, 380.525, 380.557, and 380.1311h), section 504a as amended and section 525 as added by 2003 PA 179, section 557 as added by 2009 PA 205, and section 1311h as amended by 2012 PA 620.

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

Senator Hopgood introduced

Senate Bill No. 682, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending sections 503, 507, 523, 528, 553, 561, 1311e, and 1311l (MCL 380.503, 380.507, 380.523, 380.528, 380.553, 380.561, 380.1311e, and 380.1311l), sections 503, 523, and 553 as amended by 2011 PA 277, sections 507, 528, and 561 as amended by 2016 PA 192, section 1311e as amended by 2009 PA 205, and section 1311l as added by 1999 PA 23.

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

Senator O’Brien introduced

Senate Bill No. 683, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending sections 16215, 16322, 16501, 16511, 16521, 16525, and 16529 (MCL 333.16215, 333.16322, 333.16501, 333.16511, 333.16521, 333.16525, and 333.16529), section 16215 as amended by 2005 PA 211, sections 16322, 16501, 16525, and 16529 as added by 2006 PA 30, section 16511 as amended by 2006 PA 397, and section 16521 as amended by 2010 PA 79, and by adding sections 16513, 16515, and 16517.

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

Senators Horn, MacGregor, Booher, Hansen, Stamas, Proos and Zorn introduced

Senate Bill No. 684, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending section 1278b (MCL 380.1278b), as amended by 2014 PA 209.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Economic Development and International Investment.

Senators MacGregor, Horn, Booher, Hansen, Stamas, Proos, Zorn and Schmidt introduced

Senate Bill No. 685, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending section 1277 (MCL 380.1277), as amended by 2016 PA 532.

The bill was read a first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Economic Development and International Investment.

Senators Stamas, Shirkey and Marleau introduced

Senate Bill No. 686, entitled

A bill to create the protecting local government retirement and benefits act; to provide the powers and duties of certain state agencies and officials; to create a local government retirement stability board; and to make appropriations.

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

Senators Stamas, Shirkey and Marleau introduced

Senate Bill No. 687, entitled

A bill to amend 2012 PA 436, entitled “Local financial stability and choice act,” by amending the title and section 2 (MCL 141.1542), section 2 as amended by 2015 PA 110, and by adding sections 9a and 9b.

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

Senators Shirkey, Stamas and Marleau introduced

Senate Bill No. 688, entitled

A bill to amend 1965 PA 314, entitled “Public employee retirement system investment act,” by amending sections 13 and 20h (MCL 38.1133 and 38.1140h), as amended by 2016 PA 530.

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

Senators Shirkey, Stamas and Marleau introduced

Senate Bill No. 689, entitled

A bill to amend 1966 PA 293, entitled “An act to provide for the establishment of charter counties; to provide for the election of charter commissioners; to prescribe their powers and duties; to prohibit certain acts of a county board of commissioners after the approval of the election of a charter commission; to prescribe the mandatory and permissive provisions of a charter; to provide for the exercise by a charter county of certain powers whether or not authorized by its charter; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies,” by amending sections 14, 14a, and 15 (MCL 45.514, 45.514a, and 45.515), section 14 as amended by 2005 PA 208, section 14a as added by 2012 PA 466, and section 15 as amended by 1980 PA 7, and by adding section 15c.

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

Senators Stamas and Marleau introduced

Senate Bill No. 690, entitled

A bill to amend 1984 PA 427, entitled “Municipal employees retirement act of 1984,” by amending section 36 (MCL 38.1536), as amended by 2004 PA 490, and by adding section 41a.

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

Senators Hildenbrand, Stamas and Marleau introduced

Senate Bill No. 691, entitled

A bill to amend 1851 PA 156, entitled “An act to define the powers and duties of the county boards of commissioners of the several counties, and to confer upon them certain local, administrative and legislative powers; and to prescribe penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act,” by amending sections 12a, 12d, and 12e (MCL 46.12a, 46.12d, and 46.12e), section 12a as amended by 2003 PA 219.

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

Senators Pavlov, Stamas and Marleau introduced

Senate Bill No. 692, entitled

A bill to amend 1973 PA 139, entitled “An act to provide forms of county government; to provide for county managers and county executives and to prescribe their powers and duties; to abolish certain departments, boards, commissions, and authorities; to provide for transfer of certain powers and functions; to prescribe powers of a board of county commissioners and elected officials; to provide organization of administrative functions; to transfer property; to retain ordinances and laws not inconsistent with this act; to provide methods for abolition of a unified form of county government; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies,” by amending sections 4a, 17, and 22 (MCL 45.554a, 45.567, and 45.572), section 4a as added by 2012 PA 507, and by adding section 22a.

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

Senators Robertson, Stamas and Marleau introduced

Senate Bill No. 693, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 339, entitled “An act to authorize the establishment of a system of retiring allowances for employes of public libraries now existing or which may hereafter be established in incorporated cities of 250,000 population or more,” by amending section 2 (MCL 38.702).

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

Senators Stamas and Marleau introduced

Senate Bill No. 694, entitled

A bill to amend 1966 PA 28, entitled “An act to authorize the board of trustees of police and firemen retirement systems, municipal employees retirement systems, or county retirement systems to increase benefits,” by amending section 1 (MCL 38.571), as amended by 2002 PA 602.

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

Senators Shirkey, Stamas and Marleau introduced

Senate Bill No. 695, entitled

A bill to amend 1937 PA 345, entitled “Fire fighters and police officers retirement act,” by amending section 9 (MCL 38.559), as amended by 2002 PA 98, and by adding section 2a.

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

Senators Stamas and Marleau introduced

Senate Bill No. 696, entitled

A bill to amend 1846 RS 16, entitled “Of the powers and duties of townships, the election and duties of township officers, and the division of townships,” by amending section 110b (MCL 41.110b), as amended by 1999 PA 209.

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

Senators Shirkey and Marleau introduced

Senate Bill No. 697, entitled

A bill to amend 1909 PA 279, entitled “The home rule city act,” by amending sections 4i and 4p (MCL 117.4i and 117.4p), section 4i as amended and section 4p as added by 2014 PA 183, and by adding section 4u.

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

Senator Stamas introduced

Senate Bill No. 698, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 88, entitled “Reciprocal retirement act,” (MCL 38.1101 to 38.1106) by adding section 2a.

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

Senators Shirkey, Stamas and Marleau introduced

Senate Bill No. 699, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 566, entitled “An act to encourage the faithful performance of official duties by certain public officers and public employees; to prescribe standards of conduct for certain public officers and public employees; to prohibit the holding of incompatible public offices; and to provide certain judicial remedies,” by amending section 3 (MCL 15.183), as amended by 2016 PA 196.

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

Senators Meekhof, Stamas and Marleau introduced

Senate Bill No. 700, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 34, entitled “Revised municipal finance act,” by amending section 518 (MCL 141.2518), as amended by 2015 PA 46.

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

Senators Meekhof, Stamas and Marleau introduced

Senate Bill No. 701, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 267, entitled “Open meetings act,” by amending section 3 (MCL 15.263), as amended by 2016 PA 504.

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

Statements

Senator Green stated that had he been present on November 8 when the votes were taken on the passage of the following bills, he would have voted “yea”:

Senate Bill No. 366

Senate Bill No. 527

Senate Bill No. 584

Senate Bill No. 585

Senate Bill No. 586

Senate Bill No. 634

Senator Green stated that had he been present on November 9 when the votes were taken on the passage of the following bills, he would have voted “yea”:

Senate Bill No. 605

Senate Bill No. 596

House Bill No. 5095

Announcements of Printing and Enrollment

The Secretary announced that the following bills were printed and filed on Wednesday, November 29, and are available at the Michigan Legislature website:

Senate Bill Nos. 670 671 672 673

House Bill Nos. 5283 5284

Committee Reports

The Committee on Judiciary reported

House Bill No. 4752, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled “Revised judicature act of 1961,” by amending sections 871 and 877 (MCL 600.871 and 600.877), as amended by 2012 PA 596.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

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

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

House Bill No. 4768, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 288, entitled “Probate code of 1939,” by amending section 18e of chapter XIIA (MCL 712A.18e), as amended by 2016 PA 337.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Rick Jones

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Jones, Schuitmaker, Emmons and Bieda

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Judiciary reported

House Bill No. 4821, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 386, entitled “Estates and protected individuals code,” by amending sections 3203, 3204, and 3414 (MCL 700.3203, 700.3204, and 700.3414), sections 3204 and 3414 as amended by 2000 PA 54.

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, Emmons 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

House Bill No. 4822, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 386, entitled “Estates and protected individuals code,” by amending sections 3705, 3715, and 3721 (MCL 700.3705, 700.3715, and 700.3721), sections 3705 and 3715 as amended by 2009 PA 46.

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, Emmons 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, November 28, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building

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

The Committee on Insurance reported

Senate Bill No. 631, entitled

A bill to amend 1963 PA 125, entitled “An act to provide for the incorporation, supervision, and regulation of nonprofit dental care corporations; to prescribe the functions of the commissioner of insurance as to such corporations; to provide for the imposition of a regulatory fee; and to prescribe penalties for violations of this act,” by amending section 13 (MCL 550.363).

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

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

Joe Hune

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hune, Brandenburg, Schmidt, O’Brien, Horn, Jones, Marleau, Bieda and Johnson

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Insurance reported

Senate Bill No. 638, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled “The insurance code of 1956,” by amending sections 1103 and 1105 (MCL 500.1103 and 500.1105), as amended by 2000 PA 283, and by adding section 1106.

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.

Joe Hune

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hune, Brandenburg, Schmidt, O’Brien, Horn, Jones, Marleau, Bieda and Johnson

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Insurance reported

Senate Bill No. 673, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled “The insurance code of 1956,” by amending sections 2006, 3407b, and 3476 (MCL 500.2006, 500.3407b, and 500.3476), as amended by 2016 PA 276.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Joe Hune

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hune, Brandenburg, Schmidt, O’Brien, Horn, Jones, Marleau, Bieda and Johnson

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Insurance submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Hune (C), Brandenburg, Schmidt, O’Brien, Horn, Jones, Marleau, Bieda and Johnson

Excused: Senator Young

The Committee on Finance reported

Senate Bill No. 405, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled “Income tax act of 1967,” (MCL 206.1 to 206.713) by adding section 261.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Jack M. Brandenburg

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Brandenburg, Robertson, Knollenberg, Proos, Bieda and Warren

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Finance reported

Senate Bill No. 469, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled “Income tax act of 1967,” (MCL 206.1 to 206.713) by adding sections 266a and 675.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Jack M. Brandenburg

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Brandenburg, Robertson, Knollenberg, Proos, Bieda and Warren

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Finance reported

Senate Bill No. 623, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled “Income tax act of 1967,” by amending section 31a (MCL 206.31a), as added by 2011 PA 314.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Jack M. Brandenburg

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Brandenburg, Robertson, Knollenberg, Proos, Bieda and Warren

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Finance reported

House Bill No. 4420, entitled

A bill to amend 2007 PA 36, entitled “Michigan business tax act,” by amending section 437 (MCL 208.1437), as amended by 2009 PA 241.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Jack M. Brandenburg

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Brandenburg, Robertson, Knollenberg, Proos, Bieda and Warren

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Finance reported

House Bill No. 4502, entitled

A bill to amend 1967 PA 281, entitled “Income tax act of 1967,” by amending section 625 (MCL 206.625), as amended by 2014 PA 15.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Jack M. Brandenburg

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Brandenburg, Robertson, Knollenberg, Proos, Bieda and Warren

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Finance reported

House Bill No. 5164, entitled

A bill to amend 1937 PA 94, entitled “Use tax act,” by amending section 4 (MCL 205.94), as amended by 2016 PA 432.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Jack M. Brandenburg

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Brandenburg, Robertson, Knollenberg, Proos, Bieda and Warren

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Finance reported

House Bill No. 5173, entitled

A bill to amend 1933 PA 167, entitled “General sales tax act,” by amending section 4a (MCL 205.54a), as amended by 2016 PA 431.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Jack M. Brandenburg

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Brandenburg, Robertson, Knollenberg, Proos, Bieda and Warren

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Finance submitted the following:

Meeting held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 2:30 p.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Brandenburg (C), Robertson, Knollenberg, Proos, Bieda and Warren

Excused: Senator Casperson

The Committee on Natural Resources reported

Senate Bill No. 390, entitled

A bill to amend 1951 PA 77, entitled “An act providing for the specific taxation of low grade iron ore, of low grade iron ore mining property, and of rights to minerals in lands containing low grade iron ores; to provide for the collection and distribution of the specific tax; to make an appropriation; and to prescribe the powers and duties of the state geologist and township supervisors and treasurers with respect to the specific tax,” by amending section 4 (MCL 211.624), as amended by 2002 PA 443.

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.

Thomas A. Casperson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Casperson, Pavlov, Robertson and Stamas

Nays: Senator Warren

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

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Natural Resources submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 12:30 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Casperson (C), Pavlov, Robertson, Stamas and Warren

The Committee on Appropriations reported

Senate Bill No. 649, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled “The social welfare act,” by amending section 109f (MCL 400.109f), as amended by 2005 PA 84.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

David S. Hildenbrand

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hildenbrand, MacGregor, Hansen, Stamas, Schuitmaker, Knollenberg, Booher, Shirkey, Proos, Nofs and Green

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Appropriations submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building

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

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Joint Subcommittee on Capital Outlay submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building

Present: Senators Booher (C), Nofs, Schuitmaker, Hansen, MacGregor, Gregory, and Hertel

Scheduled Meetings

Administrative Rules - Wednesday, December 6, 8:30 a.m., Rooms 402 and 403, Capitol Building (373-5773)

Criminal Justice Policy Commission - Wednesday, December 6, 9:00 a.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-0212)

Education -

Subcommittee -

Michigan Merit Curriculum - Wednesday, December 6, 3:00 p.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building (373-5312)

Judiciary - Tuesday, December 5, 3:00 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building (373-5323)

Local Government - Tuesday, December 5, 12:30 p.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building (373-5312)

Michigan Veterans Trust Fund Board of Trustees - Tuesday, December 12, 10:30 a.m., Lansing State Office, 222 N. Washington Avenue, 5th Floor (284-5299)

Outdoor Recreation and Tourism - Wednesday, December 6, 12:30 p.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building (373-1721)

Senator Kowall moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 11:56 a.m.

The Assistant President pro tempore, Senator O’Brien, declared the Senate adjourned until Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

JEFFREY F. COBB

Secretary of the Senate

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