No. 76

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Journal of the Senate

99th Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Thursday, December 6, 2018.

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.

Ananich—present Hollier—present O’Brien—present

Bieda—present Hood—present Pavlov—present

Booher—present Hopgood—present Proos—present

Brandenburg—present Horn—present Robertson—present

Casperson—present Hune—present Rocca—excused

Colbeck—present Jones—present Schmidt—present

Conyers—excused 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

Pastor Ryan Beilfuss of First Baptist Church of Evart offered the following invocation:

Father, we come before You on behalf of this body today. We ask for Your wisdom and direction as they make decisions that affect this great state of ours. I pray that today, as they enter into their discussions and debates, that You would bless them, that You would give guidance and wisdom, and that they would adhere to that in every way. We thank You for their service that they render to our state and the people who they represent. We ask Your blessing upon them.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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

Motions and Communications

Senator Booher entered the Senate Chamber.

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

The motion prevailed.

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

The motion prevailed.

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Kowall moved that Senator Rocca be excused from today’s session.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Kowall moved that rule 3.902 be suspended to allow the guests of Senator Shirkey admittance to the Senate floor, including the center aisle.

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

Senator Kowall moved that rule 3.901 be suspended to allow photographs to be taken from the Senate floor, including the center aisle.

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

Recess

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

The motion prevailed, the time being 10:04 a.m.

12:11 p.m.

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

During the recess, Senator Shirkey introduced the Reading High School Red Rangers Football Team, 2018 MHSAA Division 8 State Champions, and Coach Rick Bailey, Athletic Director Mitch Hubbard, Superintendent Chuck North, and Principal Katie Griffiths; and presented them with a Special Tribute.

Coach Bailey responded briefly.

During the recess, Senators Casperson, Emmons, Hildenbrand, Ananich and Young entered the Senate Chamber.

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. 105

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 20

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 21

Senate Resolution No. 153

Senate Resolution No. 149

Senate Resolution No. 115

Senate Resolution No. 132

Senate Resolution No. 179

Senate Resolution No. 180

The motion prevailed.

The President pro tempore, Senator Schuitmaker, assumed the Chair.

House Concurrent Resolution No. 28.

A concurrent resolution of tribute offered as a memorial for the Honorable Thomas Brennan, former Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.

Whereas, This body was saddened to learn of the passing of Judge Thomas Brennan, the eighty-first justice of the Michigan Supreme Court and founder of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He was an engaged legal and creative thinker and left an indelible imprint on the Michigan system of jurisprudence; and

Whereas, Thomas Brennan graduated from Detroit Catholic Central High School and the University of Detroit, earning his law degree from the University of Detroit Law School in 1952. There were no limits to his dreams in his multi-faceted career, as attorney, politician, judge, and educator. He worked as an attorney and became active in state politics, running multiple times for legislative seats, before being elected to sit on the Common Pleas Bench in 1961. He was later appointed, then elected, to the Wayne County Circuit Court; and

Whereas, At the urging of Governor Romney, Justice Brennan ran for and was elected to the Michigan Supreme Court in 1966 at age 37, the youngest justice in state history. Later, he led his judicial colleagues as Chief Justice, also the youngest ever; and

Whereas, Justice Brennan founded the Cooley Law School in 1972 and resigned from the Supreme Court to serve as its first dean and president for the next 20 years. He mentored many future attorneys and was extremely proud of the success of Cooley’s students, faculty, and staff as they collaborated to learn and teach the law and its practice. With a philosophy of better access to legal education, Justice Brennan imparted legal knowledge, skills, and ethics to generations of students. Cooley Law School was the second largest law school in the country in 2002, when Justice Brennan retired; and

Whereas, In later years, Justice Brennan became an author and blogger. His works, Judging the Law Schools and Starting a Law School, imparted his ideas on using data to rank law schools and the act of creating, founding, and launching an institution. His insightful blog, oldjudgesays, was online for about ten years and enjoyed by many; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That we offer this expression of our highest tribute to honor the memory of Justice Thomas Brennan and his commitment, courage, and ingenuity; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Brennan family as evidence of our lasting esteem for his memory.

The House of Representatives has adopted the concurrent resolution.

Pending the order that, under rule 3.204, the concurrent resolution be referred to the Committee on Government Operations,

Senator Kowall moved that the rule be suspended.

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

The concurrent resolution was adopted.

Senator Kowall moved that rule 3.204 be suspended to name the entire membership of the Senate and the Lieutenant Governor as co‑sponsors of the concurrent resolution.

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

Recess

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

The motion prevailed, the time being 12:15 p.m.

1:12 p.m.

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

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Motions and Communications

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

Senate Bill No. 1235

Senate Bill No. 1199

Senate Bill No. 1205

Senate Bill No. 1225

Senate Bill No. 1231

Senate Bill No. 1232

Senate Bill No. 1238

Senate Bill No. 1239

Senate Bill No. 1240

Senate Bill No. 1241

Senate Bill No. 1242

Senate Bill No. 1248

Senate Bill No. 1249

Senate Bill No. 1250

Senate Bill No. 1251

Senate Bill No. 1252

Senate Bill No. 1134

Senate Bill No. 1135

Senate Bill No. 1253

Senate Bill No. 1132

Senate Bill No. 1233

Senate Bill No. 995

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

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 Hansen 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:

House Bill No. 5254, entitled

A bill to require the fingerprinting of certain public employees for the purpose of receiving criminal history record information from the department of state police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental officers and entities; to provide for the collection of fees; and to prohibit the release of certain information and prescribe penalties.

House Bill No. 5719, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled “Michigan liquor control code of 1998,” by amending section 533 (MCL 436.1533), as amended by 2016 PA 434.

House Bill No. 4701, entitled

A bill to amend 1993 PA 23, entitled “Michigan limited liability company act,” by amending section 1101 (MCL 450.5101), as amended by 2015 PA 68.

House Bill No. 4858, entitled

A bill to amend 1897 PA 205, entitled “An act to prefer honorably discharged members of the armed forces of the United States for public employments,” (MCL 35.401 to 35.404) by adding section 1a.

Senate Bill No. 1108, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 489, entitled “Michigan trust fund act,” by amending section 7 (MCL 12.257), as amended by 2014 PA 504.

House Bill No. 5199, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “Michigan election law,” by amending section 842 (MCL 168.842), as amended by 2004 PA 92.

House Bill No. 5640, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 670 (MCL 257.670), as amended by 2002 PA 534.

House Bill No. 5641, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” (MCL 257.1 to 257.923) by adding section 36c.

House Bill No. 5749, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 643a (MCL 257.643a), as amended by 2016 PA 332.

House Bill No. 5834, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 302 (MCL 257.302), as amended by 2008 PA 7.

House Bill No. 5325, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 120, entitled “An act to authorize the development or redevelopment of principal shopping districts and business improvement districts; to permit the creation of certain boards; to provide for the operation of principal shopping districts and business improvement districts; to provide for the creation, operation, and dissolution of business improvement zones; and to authorize the collection of revenue and the bonding of certain local governmental units for the development or redevelopment projects,” by amending section 1 (MCL 125.981), as amended by 2003 PA 209.

Senate Bill No. 1199, entitled

A bill to amend 2011 PA 152, entitled “Publicly funded health insurance contribution act,” by amending section 3 (MCL 15.563), as amended by 2013 PA 270.

Senate Bill No. 1205, entitled

A bill to amend 2007 PA 106, entitled “Public employees health benefit act,” by amending sections 3 and 15 (MCL 124.73 and 124.85), section 15 as amended by 2011 PA 93.

Senate Bill No. 1225, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 300, entitled “The public school employees retirement act of 1979,” by amending section 61 (MCL 38.1361), as amended by 2018 PA 141.

Senate Bill No. 1231, entitled

A bill to amend 1974 PA 150, entitled “Youth rehabilitation services act,” by amending section 5 (MCL 803.305), as amended by 2014 PA 521.

Senate Bill No. 1232, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled “The social welfare act,” by amending section 117a (MCL 400.117a), as amended by 2018 PA 244.

Senate Bill No. 1241, entitled

A bill to amend 2008 PA 23, entitled “Enhanced driver license and enhanced official state personal identification card act,” by amending section 5 (MCL 28.305), as amended by 2016 PA 422.

Senate Bill No. 1242, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 388, entitled “Michigan campaign finance act,” by amending section 6 (MCL 169.206), as amended by 2017 PA 119.

Senate Bill No. 1248, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 472, entitled “An act to regulate political activity; to regulate lobbyists, lobbyist agents, and lobbying activities; to require registration of lobbyists and lobbyist agents; to require the filing of reports; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department of state; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts,” by amending sections 2 and 4 (MCL 4.412 and 4.414), section 4 as amended by 2008 PA 289.

Senate Bill No. 1251, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “Michigan election law,” by amending sections 2 and 848 (MCL 168.2 and 168.848), section 2 as amended by 2018 PA 129 and section 848 as added by 2003 PA 119.

Senate Bill No. 1252, entitled

A bill to amend 2008 PA 288, entitled “Legal defense fund act,” by amending the title and sections 3, 5, 7, 11, and 19 (MCL 15.523, 15.525, 15.527, 15.531, and 15.539), section 11 as amended by 2017 PA 183.

Senate Bill No. 1134, entitled

A bill to amend 2008 PA 260, entitled “Guardianship assistance act,” by amending section 4 (MCL 722.874), as amended by 2015 PA 227.

Senate Bill No. 1135, entitled

A bill to amend 1973 PA 116, entitled “An act to provide for the protection of children through the licensing and regulation of child care organizations; to provide for the establishment of standards of care for child care organizations; to prescribe powers and duties of certain departments of this state and adoption facilitators; to provide penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 10 (MCL 722.120), as amended by 2017 PA 257.

Senate Bill No. 1253, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 606 (MCL 257.606), as amended by 2016 PA 448.

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

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

House Bill No. 4421, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending section 1233 (MCL 380.1233), as amended by 2016 PA 192.

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:

House Bill No. 5374, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending sections 33 and 39 (MCL 257.33 and 257.39), section 33 as amended by 2017 PA 139, and by adding section 43c.

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

House Bill No. 5643, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending sections 667, 668, and 669 (MCL 257.667, 257.668, and 257.669), sections 667 and 668 as amended by 2002 PA 534 and section 669 as amended by 2015 PA 128.

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:

House Bill No. 6064, entitled

A bill to amend 1984 PA 270, entitled “Michigan strategic fund act,” (MCL 125.2001 to 125.2094) by adding chapter 8E.

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:

House Bill No. 5720, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 120, entitled “An act to authorize the development or redevelopment of principal shopping districts and business improvement districts; to permit the creation of certain boards; to provide for the operation of principal shopping districts and business improvement districts; to provide for the creation, operation, and dissolution of business improvement zones; and to authorize the collection of revenue and the bonding of certain local governmental units for the development or redevelopment projects,” by amending section 10 (MCL 125.990), as amended by 2013 PA 126.

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. 1133, entitled

A bill to amend 1947 PA 359, entitled “The charter township act,” by amending section 13a (MCL 42.13a), as amended by 2012 PA 191.

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

Senate Bill No. 1235, entitled

A bill to amend 1951 PA 33, entitled “An act to provide police and fire protection for townships and for certain areas in townships, certain incorporated villages, and certain cities; to authorize contracting for fire and police protection; to authorize the purchase of fire and police equipment, and the maintenance and operation of the equipment; to provide for defraying the cost of the equipment; to authorize the creation of special assessment districts and the levying and collecting of special assessments; to authorize the issuance of special assessment bonds in anticipation of the collection of special assessments and the advancement of the amount necessary to pay such bonds, and to provide for reimbursement for such advances by reassessment if necessary; to authorize the collection of fees for certain emergency services in townships and other municipalities; to authorize the creation of administrative boards and to prescribe their powers and duties; to provide for the appointment of traffic officers and to prescribe their powers and duties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 1 (MCL 41.801), as amended by 2002 PA 501.

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. 1238, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “Michigan election law,” by amending sections 2, 3, 31a, 491, 495, 497, 498, 500d, 509w, 509x, 523a, 759, 761, 765, 811, 813, and 829 (MCL 168.2, 168.3, 168.31a, 168.491, 168.495, 168.497, 168.498, 168.500d, 168.509w, 168.509x, 168.523a, 168.759, 168.761, 168.765, 168.811, 168.813, and 168.829), sections 2, 523a, 761, and 813 as amended by 2018 PA 129, section 3 as amended by 2003 PA 302, section 31a as added and section 811 as amended by 2012 PA 271, sections 491, 495, 497, 498, and 500d as amended by 2018 PA 125, sections 509w and 509x as added by 1994 PA 441, sections 759 and 829 as amended by 2012 PA 523, and section 765 as amended by 2018 PA 127, and by adding sections 493a, 499e, and 761b; 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. 1239, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 307 (MCL 257.307), as amended by 2018 PA 177.

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

Senate Bill No. 1240, entitled

A bill to amend 1972 PA 222, entitled “An act to provide for an official personal identification card; to provide for its form, issuance and use; to regulate the use and disclosure of information obtained from the card; to prescribe the powers and duties of the secretary of state; to prescribe fees; to prescribe certain penalties for violations; and to provide an appropriation for certain purposes,” by amending section 1 (MCL 28.291), as amended by 2018 PA 176.

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

Senate Bill No. 1249, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending section 24 of chapter VII (MCL 767.24), as amended by 2018 PA 182.

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

Senate Bill No. 1250, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 388, entitled “Michigan campaign finance act,” by amending the title and sections 3, 15, 16, 17, 18, 18a, 21, 22, 24, 26, 30, 33, 36, 46, 51, 55, 57, 63, 64, 65, and 69 (MCL 169.203, 169.215, 169.216, 169.217, 169.218, 169.218a, 169.221, 169.222, 169.224, 169.226, 169.230, 169.233, 169.236, 169.246, 169.251, 169.255, 169.257, 169.263, 169.264, 169.265, and 169.269), the title as amended by 1994 PA 385, sections 3, 17, 24, 26, 33, 51, and 55 as amended by 2017 PA 119, sections 15, 21, and 57 as amended by 2015 PA 269, section 16 as amended by 2017 PA 184, section 18 as amended by 2013 PA 258, section 18a as added by 2013 PA 259, section 22 as amended by 1999 PA 237, section 30 as added by 1997 PA 71, section 36 as amended by 2012 PA 277, sections 46 and 69 as amended by 2013 PA 252, and sections 64 and 65 as amended by 1993 PA 262, and by adding section 15a.

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

Senate Bill No. 1132, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled “Michigan memorial highway act,” (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2080) by adding section 29a.

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

Senate Bill No. 1233, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 436, entitled “Unmanned aircraft systems act,” (MCL 259.301 to 259.331) by adding section 7.

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

Senate Bill No. 995, 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 sections 10 and 11h (MCL 247.660 and 247.661h), section 10 as amended and section 11h as added by 2016 PA 246.

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 bills be postponed for today:

Senate Bill No. 35

Senate Bill No. 874

Senate Bill No. 880

The motion prevailed.

Senate Bill No. 660, entitled

A bill to amend 1988 PA 466, entitled “Animal industry act,” by amending section 46 (MCL 287.746), as added by 2009 PA 117, and by adding section 47.

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.

Senate Bill No. 751, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 299, entitled “Occupational code,” by amending section 1203a (MCL 339.1203a), as added by 1997 PA 97.

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.

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:

Senate Bill No. 1108

Senate Bill No. 1133

Senate Bill No. 1235

Senate Bill No. 1199

Senate Bill No. 1205

Senate Bill No. 1225

Senate Bill No. 1231

Senate Bill No. 1232

Senate Bill No. 1238

Senate Bill No. 1239

Senate Bill No. 1240

Senate Bill No. 1241

Senate Bill No. 1242

Senate Bill No. 1248

Senate Bill No. 1249

Senate Bill No. 1250

Senate Bill No. 1251

Senate Bill No. 1252

Senate Bill No. 1134

Senate Bill No. 1135

Senate Bill No. 1253

Senate Bill No. 1132

Senate Bill No. 1233

Senate Bill No. 995

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:

House Bill No. 5321

Senate Bill No. 1034

Senate Bill No. 1095

Senate Bill No. 1127

Senate Bill No. 1137

Senate Bill No. 1130

Senate Bill No. 1222

Senate Bill No. 1223

Senate Bill No. 1199

Senate Bill No. 1209

Senate Bill No. 304

Senate Bill No. 1108

Senate Bill No. 1133

Senate Bill No. 1235

Senate Bill No. 1205

Senate Bill No. 1225

Senate Bill No. 1231

Senate Bill No. 1232

Senate Bill No. 1238

Senate Bill No. 1239

Senate Bill No. 1240

Senate Bill No. 1241

Senate Bill No. 1242

Senate Bill No. 1248

Senate Bill No. 1249

Senate Bill No. 1250

Senate Bill No. 1251

Senate Bill No. 1252

Senate Bill No. 1134

Senate Bill No. 1135

Senate Bill No. 1253

Senate Bill No. 1132

Senate Bill No. 1233

Senate Bill No. 995

The motion prevailed.

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 5321, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “Natural resources and environmental protection act,” by amending section 40114 (MCL 324.40114), as amended by 2016 PA 356.

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. 699 Yeas—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

Nays—10

Ananich Hertel Hopgood Warren

Bieda Hollier Knezek Young

Gregory Hood

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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 protect the environment and natural resources of the state; to codify, revise, consolidate, and classify laws relating to the environment and natural resources of the state; to regulate the discharge of certain substances into the environment; to regulate the use of certain lands, waters, and other natural resources of the state; to protect the people’s right to hunt and fish; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and officials; to provide for certain charges, fees, assessments, and donations; to provide certain appropriations; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,”.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 1034, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled “The general property tax act,” by amending section 7jj (MCL 211.7jj[1]), as amended by 2018 PA 117.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

Senator Knezek offered the following amendment:

1. Amend page 20, following line 8, by inserting:

“Enacting section 1. The legislature shall annually appropriate sufficient funds from the state general fund to the state school aid fund created in section 11 of article IX of the state constitution of 1963 to fully compensate for any loss of revenue to the state school aid fund resulting from the enactment of this amendatory act.”.

The amendment was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not 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. 700 Yeas—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

Nays—10

Ananich Hertel Hopgood Warren

Bieda Hollier Knezek Young

Gregory Hood

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1095, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “Michigan election law,” by amending sections 321 and 646a (MCL 168.321 and 168.646a), section 321 as amended by 2003 PA 302 and section 646a as amended by 2015 PA 197.

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. 701 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Marleau Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1127, entitled

A bill to amend 1966 PA 331, entitled “Community college act of 1966,” by amending section 83 (MCL 389.83), as amended by 2003 PA 306.

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. 702 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Marleau Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1137, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled “Michigan memorial highway act,” (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2080) by adding section 36a.

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. 703 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Marleau Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1130, entitled

A bill to amend 1996 PA 376, entitled “Michigan renaissance zone act,” by amending sections 8c and 8e (MCL 125.2688c and 125.2688e), section 8c as amended by 2006 PA 284 and section 8e as amended by 2008 PA 329.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

Senator Stamas offered the following amendment:

1. Amend page 5, following line 4, by inserting:

(9) UPON AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD AND THE CITY, VILLAGE, OR TOWNSHIP IN WHICH THE FACILITY DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (4) IS LOCATED, THE TERM OF THE RENAISSANCE ZONE STATUS FOR THAT AGRICULTURAL PROCESSING FACILITY MAY BE EXTENDED FOR AN ADDITIONAL 2 YEARS AS PROVIDED IN THE AGREEMENT.”.

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. 704 Yeas—35

Ananich Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Booher Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Brandenburg Hood Marleau Shirkey

Casperson Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Hansen Knezek Proos

Nays—1

Colbeck

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1222, entitled

A bill to amend 1996 PA 381, entitled “Brownfield redevelopment financing act,” by amending section 15a (MCL 125.2665a), as amended by 2016 PA 471.

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. 705 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Marleau Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1223, entitled

A bill to amend 2018 PA 57, entitled “Recodified tax increment financing act,” by amending sections 213c, 312b, and 411b (MCL 125.4213c, 125.4312b, and 125.4411b).

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. 706 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Marleau Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1199, entitled

A bill to amend 2011 PA 152, entitled “Publicly funded health insurance contribution act,” by amending section 3 (MCL 15.563), as amended by 2013 PA 270.

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. 707 Yeas—24

Booher Hansen Kowall Proos

Brandenburg Hildenbrand MacGregor Robertson

Casperson Horn Marleau Schmidt

Colbeck Hune Meekhof Shirkey

Emmons Jones Nofs Stamas

Green Knollenberg Pavlov Zorn

Nays—12

Ananich Hertel Hopgood Schuitmaker

Bieda Hollier Knezek Warren

Gregory Hood O’Brien Young

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1209, entitled

A bill to amend 2011 PA 152, entitled “Publicly funded health insurance contribution act,” by amending sections 3 and 4 (MCL 15.563 and 15.564), section 3 as amended by 2013 PA 270 and section 4 as amended by 2013 PA 271, and by adding section 7a.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

The bill was defeated, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor, as follows:

Roll Call No. 708 Yeas—15

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Proos

Brandenburg Hune Marleau Robertson

Casperson Knollenberg Meekhof Shirkey

Green Kowall Pavlov

Nays—20

Ananich Hertel Jones Schuitmaker

Bieda Hollier Knezek Stamas

Colbeck Hood Nofs Warren

Gregory Hopgood O’Brien Young

Hansen Horn Schmidt Zorn

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

Not Voting—1

Emmons

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

Senator Kowall moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was defeated.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Kowall moved that further consideration of the bill be postponed temporarily.

The motion prevailed.

Recess

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

The motion prevailed, the time being 2:06 p.m.

2:29 p.m.

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

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 304, entitled

A bill to amend 1993 PA 327, entitled “Tobacco products tax act,” by amending section 7 (MCL 205.427), as amended by 2016 PA 86.

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. 709 Yeas—25

Ananich Hildenbrand MacGregor Proos

Booher Horn Marleau Robertson

Brandenburg Hune Meekhof Schmidt

Casperson Jones Nofs Shirkey

Emmons Knollenberg O’Brien Stamas

Green Kowall Pavlov Zorn

Hansen

Nays—11

Bieda Hertel Hopgood Warren

Colbeck Hollier Knezek Young

Gregory Hood Schuitmaker

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1108, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 489, entitled “Michigan trust fund act,” by amending section 7 (MCL 12.257), as amended by 2014 PA 504.

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. 710 Yeas—33

Ananich Hertel Knezek Pavlov

Bieda Hildenbrand Knollenberg Proos

Booher Hollier Kowall Robertson

Brandenburg Hood MacGregor Schmidt

Casperson Hopgood Marleau Stamas

Emmons Horn Meekhof Warren

Green Hune Nofs Young

Gregory Jones O’Brien Zorn

Hansen

Nays—3

Colbeck Schuitmaker Shirkey

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1133, entitled

A bill to amend 1947 PA 359, entitled “The charter township act,” by amending section 13a (MCL 42.13a), as amended by 2012 PA 191.

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. 711 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Marleau Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1235, entitled

A bill to amend 1951 PA 33, entitled “An act to provide police and fire protection for townships and for certain areas in townships, certain incorporated villages, and certain cities; to authorize contracting for fire and police protection; to authorize the purchase of fire and police equipment, and the maintenance and operation of the equipment; to provide for defraying the cost of the equipment; to authorize the creation of special assessment districts and the levying and collecting of special assessments; to authorize the issuance of special assessment bonds in anticipation of the collection of special assessments and the advancement of the amount necessary to pay such bonds, and to provide for reimbursement for such advances by reassessment if necessary; to authorize the collection of fees for certain emergency services in townships and other municipalities; to authorize the creation of administrative boards and to prescribe their powers and duties; to provide for the appointment of traffic officers and to prescribe their powers and duties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 1 (MCL 41.801), as amended by 2002 PA 501.

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. 712 Yeas—32

Ananich Hansen Jones Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Marleau Shirkey

Emmons Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Green Horn Nofs Warren

Gregory Hune Pavlov Zorn

Nays—4

Colbeck Knezek O’Brien Young

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1205, entitled

A bill to amend 2007 PA 106, entitled “Public employees health benefit act,” by amending sections 3 and 15 (MCL 124.73 and 124.85), section 15 as amended by 2011 PA 93.

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. 713 Yeas—32

Ananich Hertel Knollenberg Proos

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Robertson

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schmidt

Casperson Hood Marleau Schuitmaker

Emmons Horn Meekhof Shirkey

Green Hune Nofs Stamas

Gregory Jones O’Brien Warren

Hansen Knezek Pavlov Zorn

Nays—4

Bieda Colbeck Hopgood Young

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1225, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 300, entitled “The public school employees retirement act of 1979,” by amending section 61 (MCL 38.1361), as amended by 2018 PA 141.

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. 714 Yeas—27

Booher Hansen MacGregor Robertson

Brandenburg Hildenbrand Marleau Schmidt

Casperson Horn Meekhof Schuitmaker

Colbeck Hune Nofs Shirkey

Emmons Jones O’Brien Stamas

Green Knollenberg Pavlov Zorn

Gregory Kowall Proos

Nays—9

Ananich Hollier Hopgood Warren

Bieda Hood Knezek Young

Hertel

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1231, entitled

A bill to amend 1974 PA 150, entitled “Youth rehabilitation services act,” by amending section 5 (MCL 803.305), as amended by 2014 PA 521.

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. 715 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Marleau Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1232, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled “The social welfare act,” by amending section 117a (MCL 400.117a), as amended by 2018 PA 244.

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. 716 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Marleau Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1238, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “Michigan election law,” by amending sections 2, 3, 31a, 491, 495, 497, 498, 500d, 509w, 509x, 523a, 759, 761, 765, 811, 813, and 829 (MCL 168.2, 168.3, 168.31a, 168.491, 168.495, 168.497, 168.498, 168.500d, 168.509w, 168.509x, 168.523a, 168.759, 168.761, 168.765, 168.811, 168.813, and 168.829), sections 2, 523a, 761, and 813 as amended by 2018 PA 129, section 3 as amended by 2003 PA 302, section 31a as added and section 811 as amended by 2012 PA 271, sections 491, 495, 497, 498, and 500d as amended by 2018 PA 125, section 509w as added by 1994 PA 441, section 509x as amended by 2018 PA 354, sections 759 and 829 as amended by 2012 PA 523, and section 765 as amended by 2018 PA 127, and by adding sections 493a, 499e, and 761b; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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. 717 Yeas—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

Nays—10

Ananich Hertel Hopgood Warren

Bieda Hollier Knezek Young

Gregory Hood

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1239, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 307 (MCL 257.307), as amended by 2018 PA 177.

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. 718 Yeas—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

Nays—10

Ananich Hertel Hopgood Warren

Bieda Hollier Knezek Young

Gregory Hood

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1240, entitled

A bill to amend 1972 PA 222, entitled “An act to provide for an official personal identification card; to provide for its form, issuance and use; to regulate the use and disclosure of information obtained from the card; to prescribe the powers and duties of the secretary of state; to prescribe fees; to prescribe certain penalties for violations; and to provide an appropriation for certain purposes,” by amending section 1 (MCL 28.291), as amended by 2018 PA 176.

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. 719 Yeas—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

Nays—10

Ananich Hertel Hopgood Warren

Bieda Hollier Knezek Young

Gregory Hood

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1241, entitled

A bill to amend 2008 PA 23, entitled “Enhanced driver license and enhanced official state personal identification card act,” by amending section 5 (MCL 28.305), as amended by 2016 PA 422.

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. 720 Yeas—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

Nays—10

Ananich Hertel Hopgood Warren

Bieda Hollier Knezek Young

Gregory Hood

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1242, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 388, entitled “Michigan campaign finance act,” by amending section 6 (MCL 169.206), as amended by 2017 PA 119.

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. 721 Yeas—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

Nays—10

Ananich Hertel Hopgood Warren

Bieda Hollier Knezek Young

Gregory Hood

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1248, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 472, entitled “An act to regulate political activity; to regulate lobbyists, lobbyist agents, and lobbying activities; to require registration of lobbyists and lobbyist agents; to require the filing of reports; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department of state; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts,” by amending sections 2 and 4 (MCL 4.412 and 4.414), section 4 as amended by 2008 PA 289.

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. 722 Yeas—25

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Proos

Brandenburg Horn Marleau Robertson

Casperson Hune Meekhof Schmidt

Colbeck Jones Nofs Schuitmaker

Emmons Knollenberg O’Brien Shirkey

Green Kowall Pavlov Stamas

Hansen

Nays—11

Ananich Hertel Hopgood Young

Bieda Hollier Knezek Zorn

Gregory Hood Warren

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1249, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending section 24 of chapter VII (MCL 767.24), as amended by 2018 PA 182.

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. 723 Yeas—25

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Proos

Brandenburg Horn Marleau Robertson

Casperson Hune Meekhof Schmidt

Colbeck Jones Nofs Schuitmaker

Emmons Knollenberg O’Brien Shirkey

Green Kowall Pavlov Stamas

Hansen

Nays—11

Ananich Hertel Hopgood Young

Bieda Hollier Knezek Zorn

Gregory Hood Warren

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1250, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 388, entitled “Michigan campaign finance act,” by amending the title and sections 3, 15, 16, 17, 18, 18a, 21, 22, 24, 26, 30, 33, 36, 46, 51, 55, 57, 63, 64, 65, and 69 (MCL 169.203, 169.215, 169.216, 169.217, 169.218, 169.218a, 169.221, 169.222, 169.224, 169.226, 169.230, 169.233, 169.236, 169.246, 169.251, 169.255, 169.257, 169.263, 169.264, 169.265, and 169.269), the title as amended by 1994 PA 385, sections 3, 17, 24, 26, 33, 51, and 55 as amended by 2017 PA 119, sections 15, 21, and 57 as amended by 2015 PA 269, section 16 as amended by 2017 PA 184, section 18 as amended by 2013 PA 258, section 18a as added by 2013 PA 259, section 22 as amended by 1999 PA 237, section 30 as added by 1997 PA 71, section 36 as amended by 2012 PA 277, sections 46 and 69 as amended by 2013 PA 252, and sections 64 and 65 as amended by 1993 PA 262, and by adding section 15a.

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. 724 Yeas—25

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Proos

Brandenburg Horn Marleau Robertson

Casperson Hune Meekhof Schmidt

Colbeck Jones Nofs Schuitmaker

Emmons Knollenberg O’Brien Shirkey

Green Kowall Pavlov Stamas

Hansen

Nays—11

Ananich Hertel Hopgood Young

Bieda Hollier Knezek Zorn

Gregory Hood Warren

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1251, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “Michigan election law,” by amending sections 2 and 848 (MCL 168.2 and 168.848), section 2 as amended by 2018 PA 129 and section 848 as added by 2003 PA 119.

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. 725 Yeas—25

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Proos

Brandenburg Horn Marleau Robertson

Casperson Hune Meekhof Schmidt

Colbeck Jones Nofs Schuitmaker

Emmons Knollenberg O’Brien Shirkey

Green Kowall Pavlov Stamas

Hansen

Nays—11

Ananich Hertel Hopgood Young

Bieda Hollier Knezek Zorn

Gregory Hood Warren

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1252, entitled

A bill to amend 2008 PA 288, entitled “Legal defense fund act,” by amending the title and sections 3, 5, 7, 11, and 19 (MCL 15.523, 15.525, 15.527, 15.531, and 15.539), section 11 as amended by 2017 PA 183.

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. 726 Yeas—25

Booher Hildenbrand MacGregor Proos

Brandenburg Horn Marleau Robertson

Casperson Hune Meekhof Schmidt

Colbeck Jones Nofs Schuitmaker

Emmons Knollenberg O’Brien Shirkey

Green Kowall Pavlov Stamas

Hansen

Nays—11

Ananich Hertel Hopgood Young

Bieda Hollier Knezek Zorn

Gregory Hood Warren

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

Protests

Senators Warren, Ananich, Gregory, Young, Knezek, Hood and Hollier, under their constitutional right of protest (Art. 4, Sec. 18), protested against the passage of Senate Bill Nos. 1248, 1249, 1250, 1251, and 1252.

Senators Warren and Hollier moved that the statements they made during the discussion of Senate Bill No. 1248 be printed as their reasons for voting “no.”

The motion prevailed.

Senator Warren’s statement, in which Senators Ananich, Gregory, Young, Knezek and Hood concurred, is as follows:

I rise to give my “no” vote explanation on this bill and the entire package, Senate Bill Nos. 1248 through 1252. Colleagues, exactly one month ago today voters throughout the state of Michigan flocked to the polls. In fact, we saw higher voter turnout in November 2018 than in any other gubernatorial year since 1962, before I was born. Those voters spoke loudly and clearly. Their message was this: We want a new direction in this state. We, the citizens of Michigan, want more ownership over our political process, and to have more opportunities and more easily accessible opportunities to participate. Colleagues, I am mystified at how we have seemingly decided that we should respond to that very clear message.

This legislation that we are voting on this afternoon goes completely the opposite direction. This legislation would, quite literally, give the two major political parties in our state the ability to name the folks who will be overseeing campaign finance in our state. There is no reason to think that this will work well. In fact, I would like to point out that on other legislation that I’ve been working on recently, our own Legislative Service Bureau specifically encouraged me to avoid having even-numbered boards to avoid deadlock. That’s exactly what we’re creating here. The example of a federal election commission-style panel shows us that partisan-appointed campaign finance regulators are nearly always unable to agree on whether the law has been violated or not.

As all of you know, I have frequently stood at this microphone and talked about the importance of changing our state’s campaign finance laws, in ways that I think would reduce the influence of big money interests on our politics and public policy. Frequently, most of you have disagreed with me about that, but I have to believe that we can all agree on this—there should be rules and there are rules about how elected officials can raise and spend money in this process, and they should be enforced equally and fairly. Instead of copying a failed federal system, Michigan should be trusting the people of our state and the elected Secretary of State to help oversee these important decisions.

I urge my colleagues to vote “no.”

Senator Hollier’s statement is as follows:

I would like to talk about this package. I think it’s premature and I think it’s unnecessary. I think that we elected a Secretary of State this fall who campaigned on fixing a number of these issues, and who made it a big component to prioritize getting big money out of politics. Somebody who is an expert nationally and someone who has made this a completely important part of the discussion. I wanted to say that this is someone whom I know very well, someone whom I have worked with, someone whom I have the utmost trust in, and someone whom an overwhelming majority of Michigan residents trust as well. I hope we would follow their heed and allow her to do her job.

Protest

Senator Bieda, under his constitutional right of protest (Art. 4, Sec. 18), protested against the passage of Senate Bill Nos. 1248, 1249, 1250, 1251, and 1252.

Senator Bieda’s statement is as follows:

I rise to make a “no” vote explanation on Senate Bill Nos. 1248 to 1252, if I may.

It’s important to remember that while we make the laws, we are not above them. Voters did not send us here to make it easier for negligent politicians to hide campaign finance violations. In fact, they elected a wave of Democrats this year to fix this very problem. Now we have a Governor-elect who’s going to reform decades of failed policy and fix our dang roads; we have an incoming Attorney General who will defend people, not corporate profits; and we have an incoming Secretary of State who will protect our elections and ensure that every Michigander has the right to vote.

Despite all these great changes, some in this very room refused to accept the consequences of the election. The bills that we just passed attempt to strip all authority from the Secretary of State when it comes to enforcing the Campaign Finance Act. This is a group of unelected bureaucrats purposely modeled after the Federal Election Commission with goals of being equally ineffective.

The new commission composed by this bill would consist of six members, three from each party, appointed by the Governor. But understand the catch here, the Governor would be forced to appoint the names submitted by the state central committees of the political parties. The bill literally says the party will give the Governor a list of three names, and the Governor will appoint those three names, so the parties will be hand-picking the people who will be on this bogus commission to enforce campaign finance issues.

The motive seems clear to me. I refuse to allow the fox to guard the henhouse, and for that reason, I voted “no” on Senate Bill Nos. 1248 through 1252.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 1134, entitled

A bill to amend 2008 PA 260, entitled “Guardianship assistance act,” by amending section 4 (MCL 722.874), as amended by 2015 PA 227.

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. 727 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Marleau Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1135, entitled

A bill to amend 1973 PA 116, entitled “An act to provide for the protection of children through the licensing and regulation of child care organizations; to provide for the establishment of standards of care for child care organizations; to prescribe powers and duties of certain departments of this state and adoption facilitators; to provide penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 10 (MCL 722.120), as amended by 2017 PA 257.

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. 728 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Marleau Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1253, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 606 (MCL 257.606), as amended by 2016 PA 448.

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. 729 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Marleau Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1132, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled “Michigan memorial highway act,” (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2080) by adding section 29a.

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. 730 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Marleau Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1233, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 436, entitled “Unmanned aircraft systems act,” (MCL 259.301 to 259.331) by adding section 7.

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. 731 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Marleau Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 995, 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 sections 10 and 11h (MCL 247.660 and 247.661h), section 10 as amended and section 11h as added by 2016 PA 246.

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. 732 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Marleau Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Motions and Communications

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

Senate Bill No. 1234

Senate Bill No. 1040

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

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 Hansen 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. 261, entitled

A bill to create the child abuse offenders registry; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain departments and agencies in connection with that registry; and to prescribe penalties and sanctions.

Senate Bill No. 262, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending section 11b of chapter XVII (MCL 777.11b), as amended by 2016 PA 234.

Senate Bill No. 1040, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 20a (MCL 257.20a), as amended by 2012 PA 239, and by adding section 30d.

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. 263, entitled

A bill to require persons convicted of certain child abuse offenses to register with the child abuse offenders registry; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain departments and agencies in connection with that registration; to prescribe fees and penalties; and to authorize certain causes of action.

Substitute (S-1).

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

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

Senate Bill No. 1234, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” (MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding section 20925.

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.

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. 261

Senate Bill No. 262

Senate Bill No. 263

Senate Bill No. 1234

Senate Bill No. 1040

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

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 261, entitled

A bill to create the child abuse offenders registry; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain departments and agencies in connection with that registry; and to prescribe penalties and sanctions.

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. 733 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Marleau Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Hertel’s statement is as follows:

The inspiration for this legislation was a boy named Wyatt. At 18 months old, Wyatt was violently shaken by his father’s new girlfriend. He had a fractured skull, a major brain-bleed, suffered permanent brain damage, went blind in one eye, had broken ribs, and five years later continues to have severe cognitive and developmental delays. The abuse was so severe that Wyatt almost died. Just imagine that for a moment, the level of abuse that happened to an 18-month-old child. A child that was only 18 months old. And it absolutely, could have been prevented.

The story gets worse when you know that the woman who did this to Wyatt was twice convicted for abusing another child. Wyatt’s mother Erica, who is in the Gallery, knew that something wasn’t right with her ex-husband’s new girlfriend, but she continually hit roadblocks when trying to find information about her. Erica continuously asked Friend of the Court to intervene by requesting a background check or the proper information so that she could do her own background check. Unfortunately, her pleas were refused. Without a date of birth and the location of her previous convictions, Erica had no way to access this essential information. For those of you that have met Erica, you know how persistent she is, how savvy she is, and how persuasive she is. The idea that even she could not access this information goes to show you how hard it is for a parent to get. Any reasonable person should be able to find the information to protect their loved ones against a convicted child abuser. This legislation will do just that.

There have been more than 1,200 convictions of child abuse in Michigan over the last three years. We have to do something. Wyatt is an amazing child. Even after everything that has happened to him, you can still see his personality shine through, but his life, his potential, will never be the same. He will always have the scars, not only of the abuse, but of the system that failed him. We must give parents the tools to protect their children. This legislation is a dramatic step towards that goal.

My colleagues, in the names of Wyatt, Logan, Travis Jr., Dominic, Lily, and of every other single child in this state, I ask that you support this piece of legislation. Thank you.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 262, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending section 11b of chapter XVII (MCL 777.11b), as amended by 2016 PA 234.

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. 734 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Marleau Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 263, entitled

A bill to require persons convicted of certain child abuse offenses to register with the child abuse offenders registry; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain departments and agencies in connection with that registration; to prescribe fees and penalties; and to authorize certain causes of action.

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. 735 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Marleau Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1234, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” (MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding section 20925.

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. 736 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Marleau Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1040, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 20a (MCL 257.20a), as amended by 2012 PA 239, and by adding section 30d.

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. 737 Yeas—35

Ananich Hansen Knezek Robertson

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Schmidt

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Schuitmaker

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Shirkey

Casperson Hood Meekhof Stamas

Colbeck Hopgood Nofs Warren

Emmons Horn O’Brien Young

Green Hune Pavlov Zorn

Gregory Jones Proos

Nays—1

Marleau

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

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

Senate Bill No. 1070

The motion prevailed.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 1070, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled “Revised judicature act of 1961,” by amending section 2543 (MCL 600.2543), as amended by 2004 PA 328.

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. 738 Yeas—35

Ananich Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Booher Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Brandenburg Hood Marleau Shirkey

Casperson Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Hansen Knezek Proos

Nays—1

Colbeck

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Motions and Communications

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

Senate Bill No. 1245

Senate Bill No. 1246

Senate Bill No. 1247

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

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 Hansen 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 bill:

Senate Bill No. 1246, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending section 11b of chapter XVII (MCL 777.11b), as amended by 2016 PA 234.

The bill was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

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

Senate Bill No. 1245, entitled

A bill to provide for the establishment of policies and promulgation of rules governing access to and use of certain controlled substances data from the department of state police; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental officers and entities; and to provide for penalties.

The following is the amendment recommended by the Committee of the Whole:

1. Amend page 3, line 23, after “treated.” by inserting “Law enforcement officials and officers of the court who receive data under this act shall consult with an appropriate clinician to establish a uniform process for considering the nature of a prescriber’s or dispenser’s practice and the condition for which a patient is being treated. The consultation process described in this subsection must be in place before pursuing an investigation of a prescriber or dispenser.”.

The Senate agreed to the amendment recommended by the Committee of the Whole, and the bill as amended 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. 1247, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending sections 7109 and 7333a (MCL 333.7109 and 333.7333a), section 7109 as amended by 2016 PA 383 and section 7333a as amended by 2017 PA 252.

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

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. 1245

Senate Bill No. 1246

Senate Bill No. 1247

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

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 1245, entitled

A bill to provide for the establishment of policies and promulgation of rules governing access to and use of certain controlled substances data from the department of state police; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental officers and entities; and to provide for penalties.

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. 739 Yeas—35

Ananich Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Booher Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Brandenburg Hood Marleau Shirkey

Casperson Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Hansen Knezek Proos

Nays—1

Colbeck

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

Protest

Senator Colbeck, under his constitutional right of protest (Art. 4, Sec. 18), protested against the passage of Senate Bill Nos. 1245, 1246, and 1247.

Senator Colbeck’s statement is as follows:

I rise to provide a brief “no” vote explanation. I believe that the provision to Senate Bill No. 1245 and its associated package are blatantly unconstitutional and violate the Fourth Amendment.

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 1246, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending section 11b of chapter XVII (MCL 777.11b), as amended by 2016 PA 234.

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. 740 Yeas—35

Ananich Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Booher Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Brandenburg Hood Marleau Shirkey

Casperson Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Hansen Knezek Proos

Nays—1

Colbeck

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

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. 1247, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending sections 7109 and 7333a (MCL 333.7109 and 333.7333a), section 7109 as amended by 2016 PA 383 and section 7333a as amended by 2017 PA 252.

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. 741 Yeas—35

Ananich Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Bieda Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Booher Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Brandenburg Hood Marleau Shirkey

Casperson Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Hansen Knezek Proos

Nays—1

Colbeck

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following bill was announced:

Senate Bill No. 396, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending sections 717 and 722 (MCL 257.717 and 257.722), section 717 as amended by 2018 PA 342 and section 722 as amended by 2018 PA 274, and by adding section 719d.

(This bill was defeated on December 4 and the motion to reconsider the vote postponed. See Senate Journal No. 74, p. 1932.)

The question being on the motion to reconsider the vote by which the bill was defeated,

The motion prevailed.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

Senator Booher offered the following amendment:

1. Amend page 17, line 12, after “ROAD.” by inserting “A BOND, CASH DEPOSIT, OR IRREVOCABLE LETTER OF CREDIT DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION SHALL INCLUDE OR BE ACCOMPANIED BY A DESCRIPTION OF THE ROUTE TO BE TRAVELED BY THE VEHICLE OR SPECIAL MOBILE EQUIPMENT AND A STATEMENT THAT THE VEHICLE OR SPECIAL MOBILE EQUIPMENT MAY ONLY TRAVEL ON THE DESCRIBED ROUTE.”.

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

Senator Kowall requested the yeas and nays.

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

The amendment was adopted, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, as follows:

Roll Call No. 742 Yeas—36

Ananich Hansen Knezek Proos

Bieda Hertel Knollenberg Robertson

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Schmidt

Brandenburg Hollier MacGregor Schuitmaker

Casperson Hood Marleau Shirkey

Colbeck Hopgood Meekhof Stamas

Emmons Horn Nofs Warren

Green Hune O’Brien Young

Gregory Jones Pavlov Zorn

Nays—0

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

Senator Booher offered the following amendment:

1. Amend page 17, line 10, after “EXCEED” by striking out “$2,000.00” and inserting “$5,000.00”.

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

Senator Booher offered the following amendment:

1. Amend page 5, line 25, after “ANY” by inserting “LOGS OR”.

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

Senator Shirkey offered the following amendment:

1. Amend page 17, line 15, after “ROAD” by inserting “AS DETERMINED BY THE COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION OR AUTHORITY WITH JURISDICTION OVER THE ROAD”.

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. 743 Yeas—21

Booher Hildenbrand Kowall Pavlov

Brandenburg Horn MacGregor Proos

Casperson Hune Meekhof Robertson

Emmons Jones Nofs Shirkey

Green Knollenberg O’Brien Stamas

Hansen

Nays—15

Ananich Hertel Knezek Warren

Bieda Hollier Marleau Young

Colbeck Hood Schmidt Zorn

Gregory Hopgood Schuitmaker

Excused—2

Conyers Rocca

Not Voting—0

In The Chair: Schuitmaker

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Resolutions

Senator Meekhof offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 206.

A resolution of tribute for the Honorable David B. Robertson.

Whereas, It is a pleasure for the members of this legislative body to extend our appreciation to Senator David Robertson for his tremendous work. He ably served the Senate, his district residents in Genesee and Oakland counties, and the entire state; and

Whereas, David Robertson received a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of Michigan-Flint and has worked in the insurance industry. His public service includes time as a Genesee County Commissioner and four terms of office in the House of Representatives. Also active in the community, he has done work with the Grand Blanc Rotary Club and local chambers of commerce, among other endeavors; and

Whereas, In his two terms and eight years of service in this chamber beginning in 2011, Senator Robertson has worked toward the betterment of the state. His leadership was illustrated as chair of the Local Government and Elections Committee and the Elections and Government Reform Committee. He also served on the Health Policy and Finance committees as vice chair, and was a member of the Insurance; Reforms, Restructuring, and Reinventing; Natural Resources; and Michigan Competitiveness committees. He contributed heavily to policy matters involving elections and campaign finance. Additionally, he tackled a wide swath of legislation dealing with other important matters such as taxation and economic development; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That we offer this expression of tribute to commend and thank the Honorable David B. Robertson for his notable contributions to this legislative body and to our state; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to Senator Robertson as evidence of our gratitude and best wishes.

Pending the order that, under rule 3.204, the resolution be referred to the Committee on Government Operations,

Senator Kowall moved that the rule be suspended.

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

The resolution was adopted by a unanimous standing vote of the Senate.

Senator Kowall moved that rule 3.204 be suspended to name the entire membership of the Senate and the Lieutenant Governor as co‑sponsors of the resolution.

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

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Robertson’s statement is as follows:

Well, it’s been a wonderful life. My service in the Legislature and the fact that I am standing here is inseparable from my family history. The only way to begin my remarks is to once again acknowledge the greatness that is America.

In coming to America, my parents basically gave me the greatest gift a parent can give a child—American citizenship. My father came from such an impoverished background in Scotland, he suffered from such malnutrition, his growth was stunted, he would wake up in the middle of the night screaming in agony from leg cramps, and his adult teeth grew in undeveloped from malnutrition. He came to America because he wanted a better life for himself and for his children. He told me once that he never ate better in his life than when the American soldiers came to Scotland prior to the D-Day invasion and the civilians got Spam. He loved Spam to his dying day.

The fact that I could be standing here a generation later having served eight years in this chamber and 16 years in this Legislature is a testament to the American Dream. Like nearly every immigrant story, my parents’ definition of success in life was to see their children be just a little better off than they were. They succeeded. We are.

I’m proud of having been a part of debates over these last many years, part of the property tax revolt that defined legislative campaigns in the 1980s and ’90s and culminated first in a property tax freeze and then the passage of Proposal A. I’m also proud of the vote we cast in September 1991 to end general assistance welfare for single, able-bodied adults which freed many from dependency and triggered welfare reform efforts all over the United States, but those welfare reform efforts started in Michigan.

My philosophy of government service to my constituents has always been the same—make me your first phone call, not your last, because I can usually accomplish more in an hour or a day than you can in weeks of frustration. My greatest satisfaction in this job has been when I’ve been able to solve a problem or remove an obstacle for my constituent so they can get a permit, meet a payroll, fix a pothole, you name it.

I also knew that the best way to win a vote or an election is to simply do the job I was elected to do. I’m very pleased at some of the legislation that I’ve been able to get passed into law. Public Act No. 77 of 2006—my ultrasound bill—which required abortion providers to make available for viewing the ultrasound image of the baby if the mother asks to see it. One moment I will always remember was when I received a phone call from Ed Rivet of Right to Life of Michigan who wanted me to know that one of their sidewalk counselors had informed a young woman of her right to see her ultrasound. She did, and made the decision—the choice—not to abort her child. We all work diligently here every day in the fervent hope and belief that our efforts will benefit the lives of our citizens, and I believe we do, but to know that you’ve saved a life, that there is someone out there living their life—I will never know his or her name—but that’s the greatest satisfaction of all, knowing that I made a difference there.

Other issues that you’re acquainted with: sales tax-on-the-difference, it seems I’ve kind of defined my time here in large measure. Very simply, nobody should be taxed twice for the same value. Again and again, a simple principle, it took a long time to get it done, but we got it done. I’m very pleased about that. Boxing and mixed martial arts. Honestly, this flowed from my love of the fight game that was passed on to me from my father. Mixed martial arts didn’t exist then, I’m still a boxing guy more than MMA, but I support both sports and my goal was just to make the sport safe and better for the fighters and advance it in Michigan. Oh, and by the way, here’s a teachable moment for all of you. The greatest fighter of all time is a fighter with Detroit ties. He was born Walker Smith, Jr., but he is better known to all of us as Sugar Ray Robinson—85-0 as an amateur, 200 fights, 173 wins, 108 by knockout, even the great Muhammad Ali said he was the best of all time. Case closed. Win a trivia contest on that little piece of information.

Horse racing. I got involved in this issue because of the number of stables in my district and because a dear friend of mine moved to Kentucky, fell in love with horses, and got me hooked on the sport. I’m very pleased about that.

The Citizens United codification. It’s important to remember this. The United States Supreme Court, led by Anthony Kennedy, the moderate, rejected a regulatory model for political speech and issue advocacy and overturned a Michigan case in the process of doing so. We, I believe, as a state were duty-bound to place those protections for First Amendment rights in statute.

Individual legislation is important for me to be sure, but my view has always been that the most important work that we do, and the aspect of the job that I will remember most, is the conversations we’ve had in the caucus room. Why? Because for me the most important battle every day is the battle between two different governing philosophies that our political parties represent. I have spoken little from the floor, but my colleagues have no difficulty recognizing the sound of my voice in the caucus room. Maybe when I call caucus they don’t recognize my voice, but in the caucus room they have no difficulty recognizing. I let my vote do my talking for me in committee and on the Senate floor. To me, the “R”s and the “D”s always mean something because philosophy always matters.

Honestly, in my heart, I have always been an ideological or partisan kind of political warrior. I suppose if I am to be remembered for anything, I would hope it would be this: that I won some very tough elections under difficult conditions at critical times in our state’s history. When I ran for office in 1990, we Genesee County Republicans had nothing. Nothing. No Representatives, no Senators, nothing. Genesee County Democrats—my good friends—had no conception of defeat. I was determined to reacquaint them with it. Honestly, I wanted to be nothing less than a wrecking ball through the Genesee County Democratic Party. I am an incumbent now, but I will always have the heart of a challenger. In our profession, incumbents rarely lose but I’ve been involved and beaten four incumbents in my time—twice as a campaign manager as I was making my bones in Macomb County for the late Doug Carl. The incumbents I beat were three Democrats and one Republican State Senator. I became the first Republican to represent Genesee County—along with Oakland County, I don’t want to short them in any way—the first Republican to represent Genesee County in the Senate in 40 years.

As I leave office, I get great satisfaction out of the fact that my home county now has two Republican Senators, a Republican State Representative, two Republican county commissioners, and nearly the entire suburban ring of townships is represented by the G.O.P. The two-party system has been restored in my backyard.

A few comments about those I’ve served with and those I leave behind, and I could say wonderful things about each and every one of you. My history and memory does go back a generation. After all, I’ve served with Curtis Hertel the elder and Curtis Hertel the younger. Curtis, when you talk on the floor, I always listen. I always take note. I don’t always agree, but I hear your voice and I hear your father’s voice as well. Morris Hood the elder and the younger; two generations of Roccas, father and son; two generations of Posthumuses, father and daughter; Paul Hillegonds, Frank Fitzgerald, and Dominic Jacobetti. It’s just an extraordinary opportunity for me to have served with these people who are such a big part of Michigan political history.

I have to say something about Randy Richardville. I’ve always referred to him as the Steve McQueen of the Senate. He’s the Cincinnati Kid, Virgil Hilts, and Frank Bullitt all rolled into one. He even bought the car—the same car—that was used in the famous chase scene in that movie. Never was there a man more suited for and at home in the spotlight. He’s a truly dynamic individual and I’m honored to have served with him.

Arlan Meekhof, the perfect counterpoint to Randy stylistically. Cool, calm, professional, the model of quiet effectiveness. A greybeard literally and figuratively. Thank you, Arlan, for supporting me in my work and all of us in our chairmanship duties and for being a great leader.

Jack Brandenburg, my dearest friend. We’ve heard a lot about Jack in these farewell speeches over the last little while. The living, breathing personification of Macomb County politics. “Hey. How you doin’?” I’ll say this and I mean this with great affection. He’s the only guy I know who could have a campaign slogan, “Hey. I’m Jack Brandenburg. Vote for me or I’ll kill ya.” Actually, he comes off as a tough guy but he’s really a gentle-hearted soul to be sure all the way. But we’ve been fighting for tax cuts our entire time together and we’re going to do it right to the end, aren’t we Jack? Then we’ll ride off into the sunset together. He’s much taller in the saddle than I am, but nevertheless we will.

Joe Hune, I’m going to miss that cackling laugh. He is the happiest man I have ever met and he is teaching me about being happy in life because he certainly is every day. I will miss him very, very much. Tory Rocca, I’m sorry he’s not here. He’s been my seatmate for eight years, he is his father’s son, and no man has a better handle on his district. He’s a soft-spoken political genius. Tom Casperson, my dear friend, I wear my honorary Yooper designation with pride. You have done so much good for our state and single-handedly reshaped the political landscape of the Upper Peninsula. You’re a great friend.

Tonya, I love ya. That’s as much as I’ll say. Margaret, the best is yet to come for you, that’s for sure. Patrick Colbeck, the good word, the greatest word, will always be John 3:16. Rebekah Warren, charming, delightful, and really, really smart. I always appreciated her genius. Jim Ananich, you’re so amiable you make it hard to be a political adversary. You really are. I really appreciate you and your friendship and your demeanor.

I could go on and on and say wonderful things about each and every of you. But I’m also pleased to have had a hand in launching some other careers and I’m delighted at the people I leave behind. Steve Daunt, my brother-in-law, came in with me in 1991 and has made a 30-year career out of his service in this Legislature in the House. Terry Marquart and Fred Hall, who retired a few years ago, were bridges from my first term to my service years and years later. Pete Lund, another political veteran forged in the cauldron of Macomb County politics. Suzanne Miller Allen, who helped me so much when I needed it most. Randy Thompson, Michael Telliga, people who worked for me, Anthony Markwort. Ben Frederick who started with me as a lanky, 20-year-old. To finish my career with him as a colleague in the House of Representatives fills me with such pride and satisfaction. Ralph Fiebig, an indispensable man in the House staff, maybe you don’t always see him very much but he’s busy working. He’s a computer genius, a number-cruncher, and has been doing great work for the Legislature for 20 years and I wanted to recognize him.

To my current Senate staff and past staff. April Alleman, my legislative aide who has performed so wonderfully for me for so many years. Now she’s an attorney working for the daughter of the man who gave me my first political break in Lansing. Life has truly come full circle. I’m going to say this. I’ve always paid her a compliment by saying that she looks just like the actress Ava Gardner. I’m going to say that on the record and you can put it in the Senate Journal. I always reference Hollywood movies and Hollywood actresses so I’m going to do that again. Jason, her husband, who came to my office after April left, his devotion to me and to my constituents, and to solving constituent issues, is so deeply appreciated. Steven Robb, the most recent member of my staff to join the Bar, he passed his bar exam recently. Watch for him, he’s Michigan’s answer to Jerry Maguire, sports agent extraordinaire. Kirsten DellaSantina, whose kindness and gentleness has been such a reassuring and helpful presence in my office.

As you know, I am a man of many passions, perhaps too many. And the legislative calendar perfectly fits my attention span for sure. I don’t know whether ADD was a diagnosis when I was born, or when I was first elected, but it certainly describes my demeanor. The most difficult job anyone could have is taking my passions and turning them into words on the page. Erika Farley took those passions and turned them into Public Acts. I’ve tilted at a lot of windmills in my time; she bulldozed them for me. And I want to thank her for that.

“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party, to come to the aid of their country.” We have all heard that phrase before. But there is one man who personified it like no other. When I gave my farewell address to the House of Representatives, he was sitting next to me on the House floor. Jon Farley is no longer with us, but we must keep his memory and spirit alive by recognizing legislative staff excellence with the award that bears his name.

In closing, I quote from classic films, and I don’t want to disappoint Rebekah. There’s a scene late in the movie The Bridge on the River Kwai, which won Best Picture, by the way, in 1957, and Sir Alec Guinness, in his Oscar-winning role as Colonel Nicholson, just before the climactic scene, is standing on the bridge looking into the sunset, and he says the following:

I’ve been thinking. Tomorrow it will be 28 years to the day that I’ve been in the service. 28 years in peace and war. I don’t suppose I’ve been at home more than ten months in all that time. Still, it’s been a good life. … I wouldn’t have had it any other way. But there are times when suddenly you realize you’re nearer the end than the beginning. And you wonder, you ask yourself, what the sum total of your life represents, what difference your being there at any time made to anything, or if it made any difference at all really. Particularly in comparison with other men’s careers. I don’t know whether that kind of thinking is very healthy, but I must admit I’ve had some thoughts on those lines from time to time.

I must tell you that as the end of my career has approached, I’ve had moments of reflection, I’ve thought a little bit like Colonel Nicholson, but that particular scene struck me because it has been 28 years since I was first elected to a seat in this Legislature. Twenty-eight years in political peace and political war. I must confess, like I say, Colonel Nicholson’s comments resonate with me, but then my spirits are lifted by another scene from another movie, the Frank Capra classic It’s A Wonderful Life when Clarence, the guardian angel, explains to George Bailey that every man’s life, if it were left out, it leaves a pretty big hole. I’ll leave others to decide how big of a hole my absence might have made, but the last message of the movie is the most important one, when he says, “Remember, no man is a failure who has friends.”

I am so appreciative to have you all as friends, and to call you friends. God bless you all, God bless the state of Michigan, and God bless America.

Senator Meekhof offered the following resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 205.

A resolution of tribute for the Honorable John Proos.

Whereas, It is a distinct honor to congratulate Senator John Proos as he completes his service to the Michigan Senate. Senator Proos has been a consensus-seeker and vocal advocate for the people of the Twenty-first District in southwest Michigan during his eight years in this legislative body; and

Whereas, Senator Proos earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Marquette University and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Michigan State University. He put his drive to help the people of Michigan to work as a long-time staffer in Congressman Fred Upton’s office, before being elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2004 where he served three terms; and

Whereas, While in the Senate, Senator Proos has taken a leading role in numerous legislative initiatives, including criminal justice reform and an update to the state’s energy policy, sponsoring more than 50 public acts. He has served as the vice chair of the Energy and Technology and the Local Government committees, and as a member of the Finance, Redistricting, and Michigan Competitiveness committees during his time in the Senate. He’s also been a key figure on the Appropriations Committee, including chairing subcommittees on Corrections and the Judiciary; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That we offer this expression of tribute to commend and thank the Honorable John Proos for his notable contributions to this legislative body and to our state; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to Senator Proos as evidence of our gratitude and best wishes.

Pending the order that, under rule 3.204, the resolution be referred to the Committee on Government Operations,

Senator Kowall moved that the rule be suspended.

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

The resolution was adopted by a unanimous standing vote of the Senate.

Senator Kowall moved that rule 3.204 be suspended to name the entire membership of the Senate and the Lieutenant Governor as co‑sponsors of the resolution.

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

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Proos’ statement is as follows:

I rise today with a grateful heart and truly a thankful spirit that I’ve had the opportunity to serve the citizens of the 21st District in Michigan’s great southwest. In my first term, I was blessed to serve Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties, sharing a portion with the President pro tempore; and then in my second term, in Berrien, Cass, and St. Joseph Counties. I’m continually amazed by the resilience, ingenuity, and faithfulness of the people of this region and what they exhibit every day in their hard work. From a Southwest Michigan common sense perspective to that work ethic that really is second to none. We have our challenges and we have our concerns, no question, but we meet those challenges with a nose-to-the-grindstone attitude of intensity and of an interest in success. I’m a proud product of the Southwest Michigan region, a very diverse region with so many proud communities—proud communities that have trusted me to serve as their voice for some 14 years now here at the Capitol.

As my colleagues have stated so well in their farewell addresses in these past few weeks, we could not possibly do this job without the hundreds of people who support the Legislature and the Michigan Senate in particular. Our role in state government has so many people who give us the opportunity to serve. Chief Sergeant Mike Ferland and your crew, dedicated security, quiet in their work, but interested in one thing and one thing only—that the people’s business be done and be done safely, and that we return home to our families. My family sits behind me right now, and I will mention them shortly, but I’ve made it home every night—in spite of I-94 and I-69. My 12-year-old asked recently, “How many times did you travel back and forth to the Capitol?” And I had to count it up. I think its somewhere in the 1,100 range of that 4-hour round trip.

To the clerks, Secretary Jeff Cobb, Keith Barber at Corrections Ombudsman, the Legislative Service Bureau, the facilities staff—whom by the way, are a key part that we never see. Also happens that one of those very key individuals is the father of my scheduler and office manager, Leanna Schafer, a newly minted Spartan in just a couple of days. Thank you to all who help to make this work. Thank you to Matt VanAcker, your staff here at the Capitol make this historic building shine on a day-to-day basis in ways that we could never know. The granger of this great building has been talked about by many during their farewell addressees, but it is truly an amazing office place, the people’s office building.

Thank you to the Senate Fiscal Agency for the many years of work, specifically, in complicated budgets that I had the opportunity to serve. John Maxwell, Ryan Bergan, Abbey Frazier, Michael Siracuse, just to name a few. We are supported by truly amazing people on the budget process and in so many other ways. A hardy and heartfelt thank you to all of the Legislative Service Bureau staff and the staff of the Majority Policy Office, you guys are amazing talents who do the people’s business and give us the opportunity to know best what is happening in the legislation that is presented before us. The communications team, you folks do amazing work also. Bill Ivan, Adam Bitely, and Katherine Japinga, you guys are absolutely incredible, top-notch, and so very much appreciated. That’s how we’re able to communicate to the people who we serve at home.

To the members of the advocacy and lobby community, as well as the media, I say “thank you.” I had the opportunity, just this last week, one of the members of the media met with the students who I had visit me at the Capitol and she so eloquently said, “We hold you accountable.” And you know what, I felt completely alright with that, because it’s true. That’s a part of the fourth institution and how important it is. In an era of term limits, we know that institutional memory is fleeting. Members of the advocacy and lobby community are a critical part of that, as are the staff who will remain. That helps to make a difference in the lives of Michiganders.

Now to the people who have helped me serve, the people of the 21st District. You know as well as I do, members, you can’t do it without a wonderful team of people. Folks by the names of Laurie Nevin, Bob Wolfe or Ina Mazoine, Danielle Beck, and Leanna Schafer—whom I mentioned already. Go Green—Kim Wadaga, Jonathan Keller, Trenton Miller, and a host of interns who were dedicated to addressing the citizen’s needs in Southwest Michigan.

Specifically, though, I need to recognize Adam Mensinger, my district representative who took the job very seriously and recognized that the only way that we could successfully serve was to ensure that all politics remained local. He was my eyes and ears on the ground and followed that to a “T.” He now serves as my chief of staff. Thank you, Adam.

In our term-limited environment we lose amazing people early. I don’t need to tell you how difficult it is, as Senator Nofs mentioned recently. While Carmen has done a wonderful job, Greg moved on. She wouldn’t let me do it, but Rebecca O’Connell joins me today in the Gallery because she refused to ever be recognized on the floor. That’s the way Becky does her work. She served as my chief of staff for all eight years here. I had the pleasure of hiring her into Congressman Fred Upton’s office—my mentor and friend who trusted me to find good talent to serve the people of Southwest Michigan—and when Becky joined me, I wouldn’t have known at that time that it would be nearly 16 years of working together. As many of you know, we become very close with our staff because these are not easy jobs. This takes away nothing away from those who have incredibly dangerous and difficult jobs, but for those of us in this arena, we need good people. Becky has not only been my eyes and ears, but she has been a trusted friend, a trusted confidante, and someone who kept my best interest at heart. Knowing that if I was in a good place, a good position, I could best serve the people of Southwest Michigan, we never lost sight of that. I can’t thank you enough for being such a great friend and supporting me and my family in such an amazing way. I’ll forever be indebted to you and Brian and your family. Your three girls are very special, as are you.

To my colleagues, thank you. I’ve learned so much from each and every one of you. One man could not possibly explain it all. I only have a few moments to say a few words about a couple of people. Senator Nofs, thank you for teaching me how to lead, how to listen, and that listening was far more important than leading. The solutions are there but they are there because others take interest in them, take ownership in them, and sometimes it takes four hour committee meetings every single week of 2016. In fact, sometimes they’re so long that Senator Coleman Young has time to hammer through five Red Bulls, three bags of flaming Hot Cheetos, and wash it down with a bunch of Starbursts. Senator Young, it was an impressive effort. That was in three hours of a four-hour meeting.

Senator Schuitmaker, thank you for helping me to understand a very important lesson in life: That in forgiveness we find peace. Senator Brandenburg, thank you for recognizing my colorful socks. I don’t know what happened in our first couple of weeks in the Senate. We had served together in the House, but you stormed on to the floor—Chief Sergeant Ferland will remember this—you stormed onto the floor as if I had completely turned your life upside down. You were hotter than a fire-cracker, I have no idea what I did or said, but you were convinced it was me. So all 6'6" of his frame came over the top of my desk—over there where Senator Shirkey’s desk is—and he towered over me. Well I brought my 6'3" frame up as close as I could to your nose and I said, “I have no idea what you’re talking about Senator.” That was about the time I noticed that Chief Sergeant Ferland was a good three feet from us at that point. Literally, to this day, I don’t know what you thought I did. But I have to tell you—this is the beauty of it—you taught me something very important Senator Brandenburg: It is absolutely not wrong to say you’re sorry. You came up to me about two hours after that—you may not even remember this—you came up to me about two hours after that and you hovered over my desk—all 6'6" of you, 245 I understand, not 300—and I was like there is no way this is going to happen again, and I’m sure Chief Sergeant Ferland saw this. I stood right up and went right nose to nose with you because I’m not going to let him hover over me. “Hey Proos, I was wrong, I’m sorry. Eh, I like your socks.” I got to tell you, it was in that moment that the Senate began to make sense as to why this is all so important.

Senator Warren, thank you for helping me to pass the resolution about criminal justice reform and so many other things, but the one that stands out is Erin’s Law. I could not have done it without your support, your effort, your time, and your trust. If there is anything that I can leave with this body it’s the idea of trust. The more trust we build in this chamber, the more opportunity we have for trust to be built in our communities. That’s what seems to be missing these days folks. I wish that more of our constituents understood that Senator Warren and Senator Proos consistently sit on opposite sides of the aisle but have so much respect for each other, as I do for you Senator Warren. I could not have passed Erin’s Law addressing child sex abuse, and allowing the survivors of child sex abuse to have a voice, without you. Thank you. As you noted, my wife, Kristy, stands ready to write that episode of “You Can Not Make This Up” the first episode of “The Legislature.”

Senator Meekhof, thank you for your trust and for being a man of honor. You’ve led this institution with honor and integrity. You’ve given us leave to do what we think is best and to try and make a difference in the lives of so many countless others, thank you.

Senator Ananich, my fellow Senate Fellowship Chairman—I spoke of trust earlier—you cannot possibly gather together once a month, closing the door, setting aside partisan differences, and sharing each other’s story. It’s your story, it’s our story, it’s the story we shared together. That helped to build trust in ways that I can’t even begin to fathom, and I hope that it continues in the next term. Building that trust, in fellowship together, with that door closed and partisan labels aside, gives the chance for this institution to run so very well. It will make Michigan strong.

And then, finally, Senator Pavlov, my friend. Your amazing and unique perspective on life is one that kept me in stitches virtually every day that we were in the Legislature together for 14 years. I’ll be forever grateful for you, and those who joined me in my grief as my father suddenly passed almost five years ago: Senators Brandenburg, Caswell, Schuitmaker, and Pavlov, all took time to come to visit St. Joseph, Michigan and to pay their respects to my father. Phil, I’ll never forget, in my Catholic church, right after communion, there’s a time for prayer and taking into account that in fact, you’ve participated in the Eucharist of Christ. I was fairly well in a bad place, to be honest. In that grief, right up at the front of church, right next to my father’s casket, with my family, I simply had my hands folded, my head down, and tears in my eyes, as it had been for days at that point. You received communion and touched my hand as you walked by. That was a lifeline, a buoy, that I couldn’t possibly understand. Thank you. Thank you for that one touch.

Members, nearly half my adult life has been spent with you all right here. As amazing as that may sound, we’ve walked these halls together, we are better and more enriched for having served together, and we have fulfilled the hopes and dreams of so many. Sometimes we failed to get across the line what we thought was so important, but what I have found as I’ve reminisced, is that in fact, what’s most important is each and every one of us as human beings, and as people in this chamber. I understand a little bit more what my mom and dad were trying to teach me. I get it now, in these days and years, why my father cared so very much about the patients who he served, and why my father cared so much about the community that he lived in. You all taught me the importance of that human touch. Caring more than was reasonable, loving more than seemed possible.

And last but not least, my wife, Kristy, for recognizing that my service was sincere, and my desire to make a difference was necessary in the deepest parts of my heart. My interest in positive outcomes for the people I served really was the reason I served. Your unconditional love, your advice and your support, in this very public position that you didn’t ask for—I did—can never properly be recognized other than to say thank you and that I love you.

Elena, Jack, and Nora, my children. I hope that with these years of service, that you know how very much I love you, and how very much I am proud to call you my children, number one. But just as importantly, I hope that you have seen the kind of lessons that my mom and dad taught me: That community matters, that the human touch matters. If you’ve caught any of this along the way, the members will be in good hands in the future.

Senators and staff and those assembled here today, in my Catholic and Jesuit training from Marquette University, I learned a very important phrase that will sum up how I feel today: We’re compelled to act in Cura Personalis. Care for the whole person. Another way to characterize this moral imperative is to love one another. Love is not simply as an emotion, but love is defined by St. Thomas Aquinas: “Willing the good of the other as other.” I pray that I have, while certainly imperfect, strived each day to care for the whole person, and to seek the will and the good of the other. To seek the good of each of you, and your constituents, and to seek the good of the people who I serve. This active and intentional effort has been my single objective while working in the Senate and while working in this great institution with each and every one of you. I pray that this body will continue to serve in the future, remembering the importance of caring for the whole person, and at the heart of this noble endeavor, remains love.

Thank you all for the chance to reminisce today, and for the amazing chance to serve the people of Southwest Michigan. Thank you, each of you, and may God bless the state of Michigan and continue to bless the United States of America.

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 41.

A concurrent resolution of tribute offered as a memorial for George H.W. Bush, Forty-first President of the United States.

(For text of resolution, see Senate Journal No. 75, p. 1971.)

The House of Representatives has adopted the concurrent resolution.

The concurrent resolution was referred to the Secretary for record.

Introduction and Referral of Bills

Senator Meekhof introduced

Senate Bill No. 1262, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 281, entitled “Medical marihuana facilities licensing act,” by amending sections 102, 301, 305, 401, 402, 407, 409, and 702 (MCL 333.27102, 333.27301, 333.27305, 333.27401, 333.27402, 333.27407, 333.27409, and 333.27702), section 102 as amended by 2018 PA 10 and section 402 as amended by 2017 PA 105, and by adding section 407a; 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 Government Operations.

Senator Meekhof introduced

Senate Bill No. 1263, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending section 13n of chapter XVII (MCL 777.13n), as amended by 2016 PA 547.

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

Senator Meekhof introduced

Senate Bill No. 1264, entitled

A bill to amend 1972 PA 222, entitled “An act to provide for an official personal identification card; to provide for its form, issuance and use; to regulate the use and disclosure of information obtained from the card; to prescribe the powers and duties of the secretary of state; to prescribe fees; to prescribe certain penalties for violations; and to provide an appropriation for certain purposes,” by amending section 2 (MCL 28.292), as amended by 2018 PA 176.

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

Senator Stamas introduced

Senate Bill No. 1265, entitled

A bill to amend 1917 PA 298, entitled “An act to authorize cities and villages to levy a tax for the purpose of collecting and disposing of garbage; and providing for the issuance of bonds therefor,” by amending section 1 (MCL 123.261), as amended by 2002 PA 239.

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

Senator Shirkey introduced

Senate Bill No. 1266, entitled

A bill to amend 2018 PA 175, entitled “Insurance provider assessment act,” by amending section 13 (MCL 550.1763).

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

House Bill No. 5372, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 625b (MCL 257.625b), as amended by 2008 PA 462.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 5385, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 627 (MCL 257.627), as amended by 2016 PA 445.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 5505, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 218, entitled “Adult foster care facility licensing act,” by amending sections 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 13a, 14, 15, and 22 (MCL 400.703, 400.704, 400.705, 400.707, 400.713, 400.713a, 400.714, 400.715, and 400.722), sections 3 and 4 as amended by 2016 PA 525, section 5 as amended by 2010 PA 380, section 7 as amended by 1986 PA 257, section 13 as amended by 2012 PA 52, section 13a as amended by 2004 PA 285, section 15 as amended by 1984 PA 40, and section 22 as amended by 2004 PA 59, and by adding sections 22a and 22c.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 5506, entitled

A bill to amend 1979 PA 218, entitled “Adult foster care facility licensing act,” by amending sections 24, 25, 34b, and 34c (MCL 400.724, 400.725, 400.734b, and 400.734c), section 24 as amended by 2016 PA 492, section 34b as amended by 2014 PA 73, and section 34c as added by 2006 PA 29; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 5598, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” (MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1538f.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 5602, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending section 1526 (MCL 380.1526), as amended by 1995 PA 289, and by adding section 1526b.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 5603, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” by amending section 1531 (MCL 380.1531), as amended by 2018 PA 235.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 5604, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” (MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1538d.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 5605, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” (MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1538e.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 5639, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” (MCL 257.1 to 257.923) by adding section 217i.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 5806, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled “Revised judicature act of 1961,” (MCL 600.101 to 600.9947) by adding chapter 10C.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 5807, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled “Revised judicature act of 1961,” by amending sections 1088, 1091, 1093, 1094, 1095, and 1098 (MCL 600.1088, 600.1091, 600.1093, 600.1094, 600.1095, and 600.1098), section 1088 as added and section 1095 as amended by 2017 PA 161, section 1091 as amended by 2017 PA 163, section 1093 as added by 2013 PA 274, section 1094 as added by 2013 PA 276, and section 1098 as added by 2013 PA 275.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 5808, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 288, entitled “Probate code of 1939,” by amending section 6 of chapter XIIA (MCL 712A.6), as amended by 2004 PA 221.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6086, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled “Michigan liquor control code of 1998,” (MCL 436.1101 to 436.2303) by adding section 905a.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6205, entitled

A bill to amend 1988 PA 466, entitled “Animal industry act,” by amending the title and sections 1, 3, 7, 9, 11b, 12, 14, 19, 20, 22, 31, 39, 40, 43, and 44 (MCL 287.701, 287.703, 287.707, 287.709, 287.711b, 287.712, 287.714, 287.719, 287.720, 287.722, 287.731, 287.739, 287.740, 287.743, and 287.744), the title and section 43 as amended by 1996 PA 369, sections 1, 20, 39, and 40 as amended by 2000 PA 323, sections 3, 9, 11b, 14, 19, 22, and 44 as amended by 2002 PA 458, section 7 as amended by 1994 PA 41, and sections 12 and 31 as amended by 2003 PA 271, and by adding sections 3a, 3b, 12a, 12b, 14a, 17b, 17c, 17d, 40a, 40b, 43a, and 43b; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6206, entitled

A bill to amend 2012 PA 487, entitled “Wildlife depredations indemnification act,” by amending sections 2 and 3 (MCL 285.362 and 285.363).

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6207, entitled

A bill to amend 1965 PA 232, entitled “Agricultural commodities marketing act,” by amending section 2 (MCL 290.652), as amended by 2002 PA 601.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6208, entitled

A bill to amend 1937 PA 284, entitled “An act to prevent the spread of infectious and contagious diseases of livestock; to require persons, associations, partnerships and corporations engaged in the buying, receiving, selling, transporting, exchanging, negotiating, or soliciting sale, resale, exchange or transportation of livestock to be licensed and bonded by the department of agriculture; to keep a producers’ proceeds account; to provide for the refusal, suspension or revocation of such licenses; to provide for weighmasters; to provide for the inspection and disinfection of yards, premises and vehicles; and to provide penalties for the violation of this act,” by amending sections 4 and 7 (MCL 287.124 and 287.127), as amended by 2012 PA 317.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6209, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “The Michigan penal code,” by amending sections 50 and 50b (MCL 750.50 and 750.50b), section 50 as amended by 2007 PA 152 and section 50b as amended by 2008 PA 339.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6210, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending section 12m of chapter XVII (MCL 777.12m), as amended by 2015 PA 213.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6211, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 246, entitled “Wolf-dog cross act,” by amending section 2 (MCL 287.1002), as amended by 2016 PA 299.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6212, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 358, entitled “An act to regulate the possession of ferrets; to provide for the licensing of ferrets; to provide for requirements for importation and rabies control procedures for ferrets; to provide for the powers and duties of certain governmental entities; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 1 (MCL 287.891).

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6213, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled “The general property tax act,” by amending sections 7dd and 34c (MCL 211.7dd and 211.34c), section 7dd as amended by 2015 PA 107 and section 34c as amended by 2012 PA 409.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6214, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 274, entitled “Large carnivore act,” by amending section 2 (MCL 287.1102), as amended by 2016 PA 305.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6216, entitled

A bill to amend 1996 PA 199, entitled “Michigan aquaculture development act,” by amending sections 6 and 8 (MCL 286.876 and 286.878).

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6253, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “The Michigan penal code,” by amending section 174 (MCL 750.174), as amended by 2006 PA 573.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6254, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “The Michigan penal code,” by amending section 411j (MCL 750.411j), as amended by 2009 PA 82.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6255, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “The Michigan penal code,” by amending section 49 (MCL 750.49), as amended by 2006 PA 129.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6256, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “The Michigan penal code,” by amending section 159g (MCL 750.159g), as amended by 2014 PA 300.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6257, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “The Michigan penal code,” by amending section 248 (MCL 750.248), as amended by 2011 PA 206.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6258, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “The Michigan penal code,” by amending section 157m (MCL 750.157m), as amended by 1988 PA 335.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6344, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled “Revised judicature act of 1961,” by amending section 8125 (MCL 600.8125), as amended by 2012 PA 16.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6393, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 266, entitled “Grade A milk law of 2001,” by amending section 6 (MCL 288.476), as amended by 2016 PA 259.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6394, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 267, entitled “Manufacturing milk law of 2001,” by amending section 50 (MCL 288.610).

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6400, entitled

A bill to amend 2006 PA 110, entitled “Michigan zoning enabling act,” by amending section 206 (MCL 125.3206), as amended by 2007 PA 219.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6465, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “Natural resources and environmental protection act,” by amending section 3112 (MCL 324.3112), as amended by 2005 PA 33.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

House Bill No. 6553, entitled

A bill to amend 1846 RS 2, entitled “Of the legislature,” (MCL 4.82 to 4.85) by adding section 3a.

The House of Representatives has passed the bill.

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

Statements

Senator Colbeck stated that had he been present on December 4 when the votes were taken on concurring in the House substitutes to the following bills, he would have voted “nay”:

Senate Bill No. 511

Senate Bill No. 512

Senator Colbeck stated that had he been present on December 4 when the votes were taken on the passage of the following bills, he would have voted “nay”:

Senate Bill No. 396

Senate Bill No. 641

Senator Colbeck stated that had he been present on December 4 when the votes were taken on the passage of the following bills, he would have voted “yea”:

Senate Bill No. 1185

Senate Bill No. 1141

House Bill No. 5539

House Bill No. 5658

House Bill No. 5660

House Bill No. 5661

House Bill No. 5794

House Bill No. 5798

Senate Bill No. 964

House Bill No. 5697

Announcements of Printing and Enrollment

The Secretary announced that the following House bills were received in the Senate and filed on Wednesday, December 5:

House Bill Nos. 5372 5385 5505 5506 5598 5602 5603 5604 5605 5639 5806 5807 5808 6086

6205 6206 6207 6208 6209 6210 6211 6212 6213 6214 6216 6253 6254 6255

6256 6257 6258 6344 6393 6394 6400 6465 6553

The Secretary announced the enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor on Wednesday, December 5, for his approval the following bills:

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1171 at 9:28 a.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 1175 at 9:30 a.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 996 at 9:32 a.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 664 at 9:34 a.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 997 at 9:36 a.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 998 at 9:38 a.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 999 at 9:40 a.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 465 at 9:42 a.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 637 at 9:44 a.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 894 at 9:46 a.m.

The Secretary announced that the following bill was printed and filed on Wednesday, December 5, and is available on the Michigan Legislature website:

Senate Bill No. 1261

Committee Reports

The Committee on Finance reported

Senate Bill No. 1235, entitled

A bill to amend 1951 PA 33, entitled “An act to provide police and fire protection for townships and for certain areas in townships, certain incorporated villages, and certain cities; to authorize contracting for fire and police protection; to authorize the purchase of fire and police equipment, and the maintenance and operation of the equipment; to provide for defraying the cost of the equipment; to authorize the creation of special assessment districts and the levying and collecting of special assessments; to authorize the issuance of special assessment bonds in anticipation of the collection of special assessments and the advancement of the amount necessary to pay such bonds, and to provide for reimbursement for such advances by reassessment if necessary; to authorize the collection of fees for certain emergency services in townships and other municipalities; to authorize the creation of administrative boards and to prescribe their powers and duties; to provide for the appointment of traffic officers and to prescribe their powers and duties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 1 (MCL 41.801), as amended by 2002 PA 501.

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, Casperson and Proos

Nays: Senators Bieda and Warren

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Finance reported

Senate Bill No. 1096, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled “The general property tax act,” by amending section 27 (MCL 211.27), as amended by 2013 PA 162.

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 and Casperson

Nays: Senators Proos, Bieda and Warren

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Finance reported

House Bill No. 4412, entitled

A bill to amend 1973 PA 186, entitled “Tax tribunal act,” by amending sections 3, 21, 22, 25, 26, 32, 34, 35a, 49, 51, and 62 (MCL 205.703, 205.721, 205.722, 205.725, 205.726, 205.732, 205.734, 205.735a, 205.749, 205.751, and 205.762), sections 3, 32, and 35a as amended by 2008 PA 125, section 22 as amended by 2008 PA 127, sections 26 and 49 as amended by 2008 PA 126, section 34 as amended by 1980 PA 437, and section 62 as amended by 2008 PA 128; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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.

Jack M. Brandenburg

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Brandenburg, Robertson, Knollenberg, Casperson and Proos

Nays: Senators Bieda and Warren

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

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 1199, entitled

A bill to amend 2011 PA 152, entitled “Publicly funded health insurance contribution act,” by amending section 3 (MCL 15.563), as amended by 2013 PA 270.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Stamas, Robertson and Proos

Nays: Senator Warren

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 1205, entitled

A bill to amend 2007 PA 106, entitled “Public employees health benefit act,” by amending sections 3 and 15 (MCL 124.73 and 124.85), section 15 as amended by 2011 PA 93.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Stamas, Robertson, Proos and Warren

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 1225, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 300, entitled “The public school employees retirement act of 1979,” by amending section 61 (MCL 38.1361), as amended by 2018 PA 141.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Stamas, Robertson and Proos

Nays: Senator Warren

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 1245, entitled

A bill to provide for the establishment of policies and promulgation of rules governing access to and use of certain controlled substances data from the department of state police; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental officers and entities; and to provide for penalties.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Stamas, Robertson, Proos and Warren

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 1246, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending section 11b of chapter XVII (MCL 777.11b), as amended by 2016 PA 234.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Stamas, Robertson, Proos and Warren

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 1247, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending sections 7109 and 7333a (MCL 333.7109 and 333.7333a), section 7109 as amended by 2016 PA 383 and section 7333a as amended by 2017 PA 252.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Stamas, Robertson, Proos and Warren

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness reported

Senate Bill No. 1260, 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 section 14 (MCL 423.214), as amended by 2012 PA 349, and by adding section 12a.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Mike Shirkey

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Shirkey, Stamas, Robertson and Proos

Nays: Senator Warren

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Michigan Competitiveness submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 8:00 a.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Shirkey (C), Stamas, Robertson, Proos and Warren

The Committee on Elections and Government Reform reported

House Bill No. 4700, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “Michigan election law,” by amending sections 605, 607, 608, 624a, 625, and 737a (MCL 168.605, 168.607, 168.608, 168.624a, 168.625, and 168.737a), section 607 as amended by 1996 PA 583, sections 608 and 625 as amended by 1988 PA 116, section 624a as amended by 2018 PA 120, and section 737a as amended by 2012 PA 276.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

David B. Robertson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Robertson, Emmons, Shirkey, Brandenburg and Hood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Elections and Government Reform reported

House Bill No. 4734, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “Michigan election law,” by amending sections 23, 24e, 28, 821, 822, and 830 (MCL 168.23, 168.24e, 168.28, 168.821, 168.822, and 168.830), section 23 as amended by 2012 PA 417, section 821 as amended by 2003 PA 302, section 822 as amended by 2013 PA 51, and section 830 as amended by 2018 PA 341, and by adding section 824a; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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.

David B. Robertson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Robertson, Emmons, Shirkey, Brandenburg and Hood

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Elections and Government Reform reported

House Bill No. 4748, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “Michigan election law,” by amending section 349 (MCL 168.349), as amended by 2012 PA 276.

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.

David B. Robertson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Robertson, Emmons, Shirkey, Brandenburg and Hood

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. 5851, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled “The revised school code,” (MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1308a.

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) 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 Elections and Government Reform reported

House Bill No. 4747, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “Michigan election law,” by amending section 351 (MCL 168.351).

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.

David B. Robertson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Robertson, Emmons, Shirkey, Brandenburg and Hood

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Appropriations reported

Senate Bill No. 1231, entitled

A bill to amend 1974 PA 150, entitled “Youth rehabilitation services act,” by amending section 5 (MCL 803.305), as amended by 2014 PA 521.

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, Green, Marleau, Gregory, Hopgood, Hertel, Knezek and Young

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Appropriations reported

Senate Bill No. 1232, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled “The social welfare act,” by amending section 117a (MCL 400.117a), as amended by 2018 PA 244.

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, Green, Marleau, Gregory, Hopgood, Hertel, Knezek and Young

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Appropriations reported

House Bill No. 4602, entitled

A bill to amend 1984 PA 431, entitled “The management and budget act,” by amending sections 302, 352, 354, 355, 356, 358, and 367b (MCL 18.1302, 18.1352, 18.1354, 18.1355, 18.1356, 18.1358, and 18.1367b), sections 352, 354, 355, and 356 as amended by 1999 PA 8, section 358 as amended by 2014 PA 188, and section 367b as amended by 2011 PA 47; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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, Green and Marleau

Nays: Senators Gregory, Hopgood and Young

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Appropriations submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 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

The Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism reported

House Bill No. 5836, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “Natural resources and environmental protection act,” by amending sections 44522, 80141, and 80212 (MCL 324.44522, 324.80141, and 324.80212), section 44522 as amended by 2012 PA 294 and sections 80141 and 80212 as amended by 2012 PA 120; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Goeffrey M. Hansen

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hansen, Zorn, Schmidt, Green and Hood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism reported

House Bill No. 5866, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “Natural resources and environmental protection act,” by amending sections 48703, 48705, 48710, 48711, 48712, 48721, and 48734 (MCL 324.48703, 324.48705, 324.48710, 324.48711, 324.48712, 324.48721, and 324.48734), section 48703 as amended by 2012 PA 471, sections 48705 and 48710 as amended by 2018 PA 36, sections 48711, 48712, and 48734 as added by 1995 PA 57, and section 48721 as amended by 2010 PA 30; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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.

Goeffrey M. Hansen

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hansen, Zorn, Schmidt, Green and Hood

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism reported

House Bill No. 5988, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “Natural resources and environmental protection act,” by amending section 80221 (MCL 324.80221), as added by 2000 PA 229.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Goeffrey M. Hansen

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hansen, Zorn, Schmidt, Green and Hood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism reported

House Bill No. 5989, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled “Natural resources and environmental protection act,” by amending section 80213 (MCL 324.80213), as added by 2000 PA 229.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Goeffrey M. Hansen

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Hansen, Zorn, Schmidt, Green and Hood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism submitted the following:

Meeting held on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 12:30 p.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Hansen (C), Zorn, Schmidt, Green and Hood

The Committee on Elections and Government Reform reported

Senate Bill No. 1238, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “Michigan election law,” by amending sections 2, 3, 31a, 491, 495, 497, 498, 500d, 509w, 509x, 523a, 759, 761, 765, 811, 813, and 829 (MCL 168.2, 168.3, 168.31a, 168.491, 168.495, 168.497, 168.498, 168.500d, 168.509w, 168.509x, 168.523a, 168.759, 168.761, 168.765, 168.811, 168.813, and 168.829), sections 2, 523a, 761, and 813 as amended by 2018 PA 129, section 3 as amended by 2003 PA 302, section 31a as added and section 811 as amended by 2012 PA 271, sections 491, 495, 497, 498, and 500d as amended by 2018 PA 125, sections 509w and 509x as added by 1994 PA 441, sections 759 and 829 as amended by 2012 PA 523, and section 765 as amended by 2018 PA 127, and by adding sections 493a, 499e, and 761b; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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.

David B. Robertson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Robertson, Emmons, Shirkey and Brandenburg

Nays: Senator Hood

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

The Committee on Elections and Government Reform reported

Senate Bill No. 1239, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 307 (MCL 257.307), as amended by 2018 PA 177.

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.

David B. Robertson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Robertson, Emmons, Shirkey and Brandenburg

Nays: Senator Hood

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

The Committee on Elections and Government Reform reported

Senate Bill No. 1240, entitled

A bill to amend 1972 PA 222, entitled “An act to provide for an official personal identification card; to provide for its form, issuance and use; to regulate the use and disclosure of information obtained from the card; to prescribe the powers and duties of the secretary of state; to prescribe fees; to prescribe certain penalties for violations; and to provide an appropriation for certain purposes,” by amending section 1 (MCL 28.291), as amended by 2018 PA 176.

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.

David B. Robertson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Robertson, Emmons, Shirkey and Brandenburg

Nays: Senator Hood

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

The Committee on Elections and Government Reform reported

Senate Bill No. 1241, entitled

A bill to amend 2008 PA 23, entitled “Enhanced driver license and enhanced official state personal identification card act,” by amending section 5 (MCL 28.305), as amended by 2016 PA 422.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

David B. Robertson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Robertson, Emmons, Shirkey and Brandenburg

Nays: Senator Hood

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Elections and Government Reform reported

Senate Bill No. 1242, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 388, entitled “Michigan campaign finance act,” by amending section 6 (MCL 169.206), as amended by 2017 PA 119.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

David B. Robertson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Robertson, Emmons, Shirkey and Brandenburg

Nays: Senator Hood

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Elections and Government Reform reported

Senate Bill No. 1248, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 472, entitled “An act to regulate political activity; to regulate lobbyists, lobbyist agents, and lobbying activities; to require registration of lobbyists and lobbyist agents; to require the filing of reports; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department of state; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts,” by amending sections 2 and 4 (MCL 4.412 and 4.414), section 4 as amended by 2008 PA 289.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

David B. Robertson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Robertson, Emmons, Shirkey and Brandenburg

Nays: Senator Hood

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Elections and Government Reform reported

Senate Bill No. 1249, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled “The code of criminal procedure,” by amending section 24 of chapter VII (MCL 767.24), as amended by 2018 PA 182.

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.

David B. Robertson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Robertson, Emmons, Shirkey and Brandenburg

Nays: Senator Hood

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

The Committee on Elections and Government Reform reported

Senate Bill No. 1250, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 388, entitled “Michigan campaign finance act,” by amending the title and sections 3, 15, 16, 17, 18, 18a, 21, 22, 24, 26, 30, 33, 36, 46, 51, 55, 57, 63, 64, 65, and 69 (MCL 169.203, 169.215, 169.216, 169.217, 169.218, 169.218a, 169.221, 169.222, 169.224, 169.226, 169.230, 169.233, 169.236, 169.246, 169.251, 169.255, 169.257, 169.263, 169.264, 169.265, and 169.269), the title as amended by 1994 PA 385, sections 3, 17, 24, 26, 33, 51, and 55 as amended by 2017 PA 119, sections 15, 21, and 57 as amended by 2015 PA 269, section 16 as amended by 2017 PA 184, section 18 as amended by 2013 PA 258, section 18a as added by 2013 PA 259, section 22 as amended by 1999 PA 237, section 30 as added by 1997 PA 71, section 36 as amended by 2012 PA 277, sections 46 and 69 as amended by 2013 PA 252, and sections 64 and 65 as amended by 1993 PA 262, and by adding section 15a.

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.

David B. Robertson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Robertson, Emmons, Shirkey and Brandenburg

Nays: Senator Hood

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

The Committee on Elections and Government Reform reported

Senate Bill No. 1251, entitled

A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “Michigan election law,” by amending sections 2 and 848 (MCL 168.2 and 168.848), section 2 as amended by 2018 PA 129 and section 848 as added by 2003 PA 119.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

David B. Robertson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Robertson, Emmons, Shirkey and Brandenburg

Nays: Senator Hood

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Elections and Government Reform reported

Senate Bill No. 1252, entitled

A bill to amend 2008 PA 288, entitled “Legal defense fund act,” by amending the title and sections 3, 5, 7, 11, and 19 (MCL 15.523, 15.525, 15.527, 15.531, and 15.539), section 11 as amended by 2017 PA 183.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

David B. Robertson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Robertson, Emmons, Shirkey and Brandenburg

Nays: Senator Hood

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Elections and Government Reform reported

Senate Bill No. 1261, 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.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

David B. Robertson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Robertson, Emmons, Shirkey, Brandenburg and Hood

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Elections and Government Reform submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Robertson (C), Emmons, Shirkey, Brandenburg and Hood

The Committee on Insurance reported

Senate Bill No. 846, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 350, entitled “The nonprofit health care corporation reform act,” by amending section 654 (MCL 550.1654), as added by 2013 PA 4.

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 and Ananich

Nays: Senator Bieda

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. 1087, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled “The insurance code of 1956,” (MCL 500.100 to 500.8302) by adding section 2081.

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, Young and Ananich

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Insurance reported

Senate Bill No. 1234, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” (MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding section 20925.

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, Young and Ananich

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Insurance reported

House Bill No. 6431, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled “The insurance code of 1956,” by amending sections 2266, 3801, 3803, 3811a, 3813, 3815, 3819a, 3827, 3829, 3831, 3835, 3843, and 3847 (MCL 500.2266, 500.3801, 500.3803, 500.3811a, 500.3813, 500.3815, 500.3819a, 500.3827, 500.3829, 500.3831, 500.3835, 500.3843, and 500.3847), section 2266 as added by 2018 PA 205, sections 3801, 3803, 3815, and 3831 as amended and sections 3811a and 3819a as added by 2009 PA 220, sections 3813, 3843, and 3847 as added by 1992 PA 84, sections 3827 and 3835 as amended by 2006 PA 462, and section 3829 as amended by 2002 PA 304, and by adding section 3811b; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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, Young and Ananich

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Insurance reported

House Bill No. 6432, entitled

A bill to amend 1986 PA 252, entitled “The health benefit agent act,” by amending sections 3 and 9 (MCL 550.1003 and 550.1009).

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, Young and Ananich

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Insurance reported

House Bill No. 6444, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled “The insurance code of 1956,” by amending sections 1201, 1207, 1208a, and 1211 (MCL 500.1201, 500.1207, 500.1208a, and 500.1211), section 1201 as amended by 2012 PA 462, section 1207 as amended by 1993 PA 200, and sections 1208a and 1211 as added by 2001 PA 228.

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, Young and Ananich

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, December 5, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building

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

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

Senate Bill No. 902, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled “Michigan liquor control code of 1998,” by amending section 1114 (MCL 436.2114), as amended by 2011 PA 27, and by adding section 1116.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Tory Rocca

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Rocca, Kowall, Warren, Hertel and Knezek

Nays: Senators Jones and Knollenberg

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

Senate Bill No. 1221, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 299, entitled “Occupational code,” by amending sections 210, 1801, 1804, 1806, and 1809 (MCL 339.210, 339.1801, 339.1804, 339.1806, and 339.1809), section 210 as amended by 2016 PA 30, section 1801 as amended by 2006 PA 300, and section 1806 as amended by 2013 PA 80, and by adding section 1806b.

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.

Tory Rocca

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Rocca, Jones, Knollenberg, Kowall, MacGregor, Hune, Warren, Hertel and Knezek

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

House Bill No. 5606, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled “Michigan liquor control code of 1998,” by amending section 537 (MCL 436.1537), as amended by 2018 PA 40.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Tory Rocca

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Rocca, Jones, Knollenberg, Kowall, MacGregor, Hune, Warren, Hertel and Knezek

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

House Bill No. 6058, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” (MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding section 16174a.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Tory Rocca

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Rocca, Jones, Knollenberg, Kowall, MacGregor, Hune, Warren, Hertel and Knezek

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

House Bill No. 6059, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 407, entitled “Skilled trades regulation act,” (MCL 339.5101 to 339.6133) by adding section 202.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Tory Rocca

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Rocca, Jones, Knollenberg, Kowall, MacGregor, Hune, Warren, Hertel and Knezek

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

House Bill No. 6060, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 299, entitled “Occupational code,” (MCL 339.101 to 339.2677) by adding section 202a.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Tory Rocca

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Rocca, Jones, Knollenberg, Kowall, MacGregor, Hune, Warren, Hertel and Knezek

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

House Bill No. 6110, entitled

A bill to amend 1974 PA 381, entitled “An act to encourage and contribute to the rehabilitation of former offenders and to assist them in the assumption of the responsibilities of citizenship; to prescribe the use of the term “good moral character” or similar term as a requirement for an occupational or professional license or when used as a requirement to establish or operate an organization or facility regulated by this state; and to provide administrative and judicial procedures to contest licensing board or agency rulings thereon,” by amending the title and sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 (MCL 338.41, 338.42, 338.43, 338.44, 338.45, 338.46, and 338.47), section 2 as amended by 2014 PA 361.

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.

Tory Rocca

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Rocca, Jones, Knollenberg, Kowall, MacGregor, Hune, Warren, Hertel and Knezek

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

House Bill No. 6111, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled “Public health code,” by amending sections 16104 and 21755 (MCL 333.16104 and 333.21755), section 16104 as amended by 2011 PA 210.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Tory Rocca

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Rocca, Jones, Knollenberg, Kowall, MacGregor, Hune, Warren, Hertel and Knezek

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

House Bill No. 6112, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 407, entitled “Skilled trades regulation act,” by amending section 105 (MCL 339.5105).

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Tory Rocca

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Rocca, Jones, Knollenberg, Kowall, MacGregor, Hune, Warren, Hertel and Knezek

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

House Bill No. 6113, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 299, entitled “Occupational code,” by amending section 104 (MCL 339.104), as amended by 2016 PA 412.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Tory Rocca

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Rocca, Jones, Knollenberg, Kowall, MacGregor, Hune, Warren, Hertel and Knezek

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Regulatory Reform reported

House Bill No. 6381, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 299, entitled “Occupational code,” by amending section 411 (MCL 339.411), as amended by 2014 PA 265.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Tory Rocca

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Rocca, Jones, Knollenberg, Kowall, MacGregor, Hune, Warren, Hertel and Knezek

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Regulatory Reform submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Rocca (C), Jones, Knollenberg, Kowall, MacGregor, Hune, Warren, Hertel and Knezek

The Committee on Natural Resources reported

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 40.

A concurrent resolution to urge the state of Michigan and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus to engage in a meaningful scientific exchange with the African Great Lakes Conference.

(For text of resolution, see Senate Journal No. 71, p. 1800.)

With the recommendation that the concurrent resolution be adopted.

Thomas A. Casperson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Casperson, Pavlov, Stamas and Warren

Nays: None

The concurrent resolution was placed on the order of Resolutions.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Natural Resources submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 12:30 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building

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

Excused: Senator Robertson

The Committee on Transportation reported

Senate Bill No. 995, 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 sections 10 and 11h (MCL 247.660 and 247.661h), section 10 as amended and section 11h as added by 2016 PA 246.

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, Horn, Pavlov and Marleau

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Transportation reported

Senate Bill No. 1132, entitled

A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled “Michigan memorial highway act,” (MCL 250.1001 to 250.2080) by adding section 29a.

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, Horn, Pavlov and Marleau

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Transportation reported

Senate Bill No. 1233, entitled

A bill to amend 2016 PA 436, entitled “Unmanned aircraft systems act,” (MCL 259.301 to 259.331) by adding section 7.

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, Horn, Pavlov and Marleau

Nays: None

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

The Committee on Transportation reported

Senate Bill No. 1253, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 606 (MCL 257.606), as amended by 2016 PA 448.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Thomas A. Casperson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Casperson, Horn, Pavlov and Marleau

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Transportation reported

Senate Bill No. 1040, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan vehicle code,” by amending section 20a (MCL 257.20a), as amended by 2012 PA 239, and by adding section 30d.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Thomas A. Casperson

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Casperson, Horn and Pavlov

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Transportation submitted the following:

Meeting held on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 8:00 a.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building

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

Excused: Senator Conyers

The Committee on Families, Seniors and Human Services reported

Senate Bill No. 1134, entitled

A bill to amend 2008 PA 260, entitled “Guardianship assistance act,” by amending section 4 (MCL 722.874), as amended by 2015 PA 227.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Judith K. Emmons

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Emmons, Pavlov, Casperson and Gregory

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee on Families, Seniors and Human Services reported

Senate Bill No. 1135, entitled

A bill to amend 1973 PA 116, entitled “An act to provide for the protection of children through the licensing and regulation of child care organizations; to provide for the establishment of standards of care for child care organizations; to prescribe powers and duties of certain departments of this state and adoption facilitators; to provide penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” by amending section 10 (MCL 722.120), as amended by 2017 PA 257.

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Judith K. Emmons

Chairperson

To Report Out:

Yeas: Senators Emmons, Pavlov, Casperson and Gregory

Nays: None

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

The Committee on Families, Seniors and Human Services submitted the following:

Meeting held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 1:30 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Emmons (C), Pavlov, Jones, Casperson and Gregory

Scheduled Meetings

Judiciary - Tuesday, December 11, 8:30 a.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building (373-5323)

Oversight - Wednesday, December 12, 9:15 a.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building (373-1721)

Senate Fiscal Agency Board of Governors - Tuesday, December 11, 9:30 a.m. (CANCELED) and Thursday, December 13, 9:30 a.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (373-2768)

Senator Kowall moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 4:51 p.m.

The President pro tempore, Senator Schuitmaker, declared the Senate adjourned until Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.

JEFFREY F. COBB

Secretary of the Senate

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