No. 38

STATE OF MICHIGAN

 

JOURNAL

OF THE

House of Representatives

 

102nd Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2023

 

 

 

 

House Chamber, Lansing, Tuesday, May 2, 2023.

 

1:30 p.m.

 

The House was called to order by the Speaker.

 

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

 

Aiyash用resent Dievendorf用resent Markkanen用resent Schriver用resent

Alexander用resent Edwards用resent Martin用resent Schuette用resent

Andrews用resent Farhat用resent Martus用resent Scott用resent

Aragona用resent Filler用resent McFall用resent Shannon用resent

Arbit用resent Fink用resent McKinney用resent Skaggs用resent

Beeler用resent Fitzgerald用resent Meerman用resent Slagh用resent

BeGole用resent Fox用resent Mentzer用resent Smit用resent

Beson用resent Friske用resent Miller用resent Snyder用resent

Bezotte用resent Glanville用resent Morgan用resent St. Germaine用resent

Bierlein用resent Grant用resent Morse用resent Steckloff用resent

Bollin用resent Green, P.用resent Mueller用resent Steele用resent

Borton用resent Greene, J.用resent Neeley容xcused Stone用resent

Brabec用resent Haadsma用resent Neyer用resent Tate用resent

Breen用resent Hall用resent O誰eal用resent Thompson用resent

Brixie用resent Harris用resent Outman用resent Tisdel用resent

Bruck容xcused Hill容xcused Paiz用resent Tsernoglou用resent

Byrnes用resent Hoadley用resent Paquette用resent VanderWall用resent

Carra用resent Hood用resent Pohutsky用resent VanWoerkom用resent

Carter, B.用resent Hope用resent Posthumus用resent Wegela用resent

Carter, T.用resent Hoskins用resent Prestin用resent Weiss用resent

Cavitt用resent Johnsen用resent Price用resent Wendzel用resent

Churches用resent Koleszar用resent Puri用resent Whitsett用resent

Coffia用resent Kuhn用resent Rheingans用resent Wilson用resent

Coleman用resent Kunse用resent Rigas用resent Witwer用resent

Conlin用resent Liberati用resent Rogers用resent Wozniak用resent

DeBoer用resent Lightner用resent Roth用resent Young用resent

DeBoyer用resent MacDonell用resent Schmaltz用resent Zorn用resent

DeSana用resent Maddock用resent

 

e/d/s = entered during session

Rep. Joseph Aragona, from the 60th District, offered the following invocation:

 

泥ear Lord,

We know You are a perfect God, and we know we are fallible people. We know we deserve Your justice.

However, the book of Ephesians says that 賎od, Who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ. By grace you have been saved.

Lord we thank You for mercy.

God You have called us here to this chamber as a decision making body. We see that the book of James states 選f any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, Who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

Lord we ask for wisdom.

Lord as leaders of the state of Michigan we ask for Your guidance. The Book of Micah states 羨nd what does the Lord require of you? But to act justly, Love Mercy, and walk humbly with your God.

We ask that You help us live that out today.

In Your most holy name we pray,

Amen.

 

 

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The Speaker called the Speaker Pro Tempore to the Chair.

 

 

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Rep. Aiyash moved that Reps. Bruck, Hill and Neeley be excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Third Reading of Bills

 

 

House Bill No. 4250, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending section 602b (MCL 257.602b), as amended by 2016 PA 332.

(The bill was read a third time and postponed for the day on April 25, see House Journal No. 35, p. 483.)

The question being on the passage of the bill,

 

Rep. Koleszar moved to substitute (H-5) the bill.

The motion was seconded and the substitute (H-5) was adopted, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

The bill was then passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 72 Yeas68

 

 

Aiyash Farhat McKinney Skaggs

Andrews Filler Mentzer Slagh

Aragona Fitzgerald Miller Snyder

Arbit Glanville Morgan St. Germaine

Bezotte Grant Morse Steckloff

Bollin Green, P. Mueller Stone

Brabec Haadsma O誰eal Tate

Breen Hood Outman Tisdel

Brixie Hope Paiz Tsernoglou

Byrnes Hoskins Pohutsky VanderWall

Carter, B. Koleszar Price VanWoerkom

Carter, T. Kunse Puri Wegela

Churches Liberati Rheingans Weiss

Coffia Lightner Rogers Whitsett

Coleman MacDonell Roth Wilson

Conlin Martus Scott Witwer

Edwards McFall Shannon Young

 

 

Nays39

 

 

Alexander DeSana Kuhn Schmaltz

Beeler Dievendorf Maddock Schriver

BeGole Fink Markkanen Schuette

Beson Fox Martin Smit

Bierlein Friske Meerman Steele

Borton Greene, J. Neyer Thompson

Carra Hall Paquette Wendzel

Cavitt Harris Posthumus Wozniak

DeBoer Hoadley Prestin Zorn

DeBoyer Johnsen Rigas

 

 

In The Chair: Pohutsky

 

 

The House agreed to the title of the bill.

Rep. Aiyash moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

The motion prevailed, 2/3 of the members serving voting therefor.

 

 

House Bill No. 4251, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending sections 319, 319b, and 320a (MCL 257.319, 257.319b, and 257.320a), section 319 as amended by 2020 PA 376, section 319b as amended by 2015 PA 11, and section 320a as amended by 2018 PA 349.

The bill was read a third time.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

 

Rep. Tyrone Carter moved to substitute (H-4) the bill.

The motion was seconded and the substitute (H-4) was adopted, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

The bill was then passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 73 Yeas66

 

 

Aiyash Filler Mentzer Skaggs

Andrews Fitzgerald Miller Slagh

Aragona Glanville Morgan Snyder

Arbit Grant Morse Steckloff

Bezotte Green, P. Mueller Stone

Brabec Haadsma O誰eal Tate

Breen Hood Outman Tisdel

Brixie Hope Paiz Tsernoglou

Byrnes Hoskins Pohutsky VanderWall

Carter, B. Koleszar Price VanWoerkom

Carter, T. Kunse Puri Wegela

Churches Liberati Rheingans Weiss

Coffia Lightner Rogers Whitsett

Coleman MacDonell Roth Wilson

Conlin Martus Scott Witwer

Edwards McFall Shannon Young

Farhat McKinney

 

 

Nays41

 

 

Alexander DeSana Kuhn Schmaltz

Beeler Dievendorf Maddock Schriver

BeGole Fink Markkanen Schuette

Beson Fox Martin Smit

Bierlein Friske Meerman St. Germaine

Bollin Greene, J. Neyer Steele

Borton Hall Paquette Thompson

Carra Harris Posthumus Wendzel

Cavitt Hoadley Prestin Wozniak

DeBoer Johnsen Rigas Zorn

DeBoyer

 

 

In The Chair: Pohutsky

 

 

The question being on agreeing to the title of the bill,

Rep. Aiyash moved to amend the title to read as follows:

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending sections 319b, 320a, and 320d (MCL 257.319b, 257.320a, and 257.320d), section 319b as amended by 2015 PA 11, section 320a as amended by 2018 PA 349, and section 320d as amended by 2012 PA 498.

The motion prevailed.

The House agreed to the title as amended.

Rep. Aiyash moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

The motion prevailed, 2/3 of the members serving voting therefor.

 

 

House Bill No. 4252, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending sections 602c, 732, and 907 (MCL 257.602c, 257.732, and 257.907), section 602c as added by 2012 PA 592, section 732 as amended by 2017 PA 160, and section 907 as amended by 2020 PA 382.

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 74 Yeas68

 

 

Aiyash Farhat McKinney Skaggs

Andrews Filler Mentzer Slagh

Aragona Fitzgerald Miller Snyder

Arbit Glanville Morgan St. Germaine

Bezotte Grant Morse Steckloff

Brabec Green, P. Mueller Stone

Breen Haadsma O誰eal Tate

Brixie Hood Outman Tisdel

Byrnes Hope Paiz Tsernoglou

Carter, B. Hoskins Pohutsky VanderWall

Carter, T. Koleszar Price VanWoerkom

Churches Kunse Puri Wegela

Coffia Liberati Rheingans Weiss

Coleman Lightner Rogers Whitsett

Conlin MacDonell Roth Wilson

Dievendorf Martus Scott Witwer

Edwards McFall Shannon Young

 

 

Nays39

 

 

Alexander DeBoyer Kuhn Schmaltz

Beeler DeSana Maddock Schriver

BeGole Fink Markkanen Schuette

Beson Fox Martin Smit

Bierlein Friske Meerman Steele

Bollin Greene, J. Neyer Thompson

Borton Hall Paquette Wendzel

Carra Harris Posthumus Wozniak

Cavitt Hoadley Prestin Zorn

DeBoer Johnsen Rigas

 

 

In The Chair: Pohutsky

 

 

The House agreed to the title of the bill.

Rep. Aiyash moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

The motion prevailed, 2/3 of the members serving voting therefor.

 

 

House Bill No. 4201, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled 溺ichigan liquor control code of 1998, by amending section 537a (MCL 436.1537a), as amended by 2021 PA 64.

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of the members serving voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

 

 

Roll Call No. 75 Yeas102

 

 

Alexander Edwards Martus Scott

Andrews Filler McFall Shannon

Aragona Fink McKinney Skaggs

Arbit Fitzgerald Mentzer Slagh

Beeler Friske Miller Smit

Beson Glanville Morgan Snyder

Bezotte Grant Morse St. Germaine

Bierlein Green, P. Mueller Steckloff

Bollin Greene, J. Neyer Steele

Borton Haadsma O誰eal Stone

Brabec Hall Outman Tate

Breen Harris Paiz Thompson

Brixie Hoadley Paquette Tisdel

Byrnes Hood Pohutsky Tsernoglou

Carra Hope Posthumus VanderWall

Carter, B. Hoskins Prestin VanWoerkom

Carter, T. Johnsen Price Wegela

Cavitt Koleszar Puri Weiss

Churches Kuhn Rheingans Wendzel

Coffia Kunse Rigas Whitsett

Coleman Liberati Rogers Wilson

Conlin Lightner Roth Witwer

DeBoer MacDonell Schmaltz Wozniak

DeBoyer Maddock Schriver Young

DeSana Markkanen Schuette Zorn

Dievendorf Martin

 

 

Nays5

 

 

Aiyash Farhat Fox Meerman

BeGole

 

 

In The Chair: Pohutsky

 

 

The House agreed to the title of the bill.

Rep. Aiyash moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

The motion prevailed, 2/3 of the members serving voting therefor.

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Motions and Resolutions

 

 

Reps. Witwer, Arbit, Bezotte, Brabec, Breen, Glanville, Haadsma, Liberati, Morse, Rheingans, Rogers, Snyder, Wilson and Young offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 92.

A resolution to declare May 2023 as Drug Court Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Treatment courts are the cornerstone of justice reform sweeping the nation and are now recognized as the most successful justice system intervention in our nation痴 history; and

Whereas, Nearly 4,000 treatment courts nationwide, including Michigan痴 208 treatment courts, have restored the lives and families of more than 1.5 million individuals; and

Whereas, Outcomes have shown significant improvements to substance use disorder treatment, substantially reduced addiction and related crime, and do so at less expense than any other criminal justice strategy with a savings of an average of $6,000 for every individual they serve]; and

Whereas, Treatment courts improve education, employment, housing, and financial stability, promote family reunification, reduce foster care placements, increase the rate of addicted mothers delivering babies who are fully drug-free, and demonstrate that when one person rises out of substance use and crime, all rise; and

Whereas, Treatment courts facilitate community-wide partnerships, bringing together judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation professionals, law enforcement and community supervision personnel, researchers and educators, national and community leaders, and others dedicated to drug courts and similar types of treatment programs are healing families and communities across the country; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare May 2023 as Drug Court Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

Reps. Mueller, Bezotte, Brabec, Breen, Glanville, Haadsma, Liberati, Morse, Rheingans, Rogers, Schuette, Snyder and Wilson offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 93.

A resolution to declare May 2023 as Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease affecting approximately 40,000 children and adults in the United States; and

Whereas, A defective gene causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs. These secretions produce life-threatening lung infections and obstruct the pancreas, preventing digestive enzymes from reaching the intestines to help break down and absorb food; and

Whereas, More than 10 million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective cystic fibrosis gene. The disease occurs in approximately one out of every 3,500 live births in the United States; and

Whereas, There are close to 1,200 children living in Michigan with the disease. The median age of survival for a person with cystic fibrosis is 56 years; and

Whereas, Infant blood screening to detect genetic defects is the most reliable and least costly method to identify persons likely to have CF. Early diagnosis of cystic fibrosis permits early treatment and enhances quality of life and longevity. The treatment of CF depends on the stage of the disease and the organs involved. A critical component of treating patients with cystic fibrosis includes access to innovative treatments, which can play a critical role in the lives of patients; and

Whereas, Michigan based non-profit advocacy groups such as the Rock CF Foundation, The Bonnell Foundation: Living with cystic fibrosis and Hunt for a Cure raise awareness and funds to assist the CF Community. The CF Foundations local chapter continues to raise much needed funds for research and medications; and

Whereas, Michigan also has eight cystic fibrosis care centers: Children痴 Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University Harper University Hospital, Helen DeVos Women and Children痴 Center, Spectrum Health Adult Cystic Fibrosis Care Center, Michigan State University Pediatric, University of Michigan Pediatric and Adult, Hurley Children痴 Clinic at Mott Children痴 Health Center, and Western Michigan University School of Medicine Clinics. Toledo, Ohio is also home to the Toledo Children痴 Hospital and Northwest Ohio Cystic Fibrosis Center which serve Michigan patients as well; and

Whereas, During the month of May, cystic fibrosis chapters and volunteers will come together throughout the state of Michigan to raise awareness about the disease to achieve their mission of curing and providing support and treatment to those with cystic fibrosis; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare May 2023 as Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

 

Rep. Aiyash moved that consideration of the resolution be postponed for the day.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Reps. Scott, Farhat, Tyrone Carter, Wilson, Wegela, Brixie, Andrews, MacDonell, Conlin, Weiss, Koleszar, Puri, Young, Brenda Carter, Neeley, Edwards, Miller, Byrnes, Steckloff, Breen, Hope, Zorn, Hill, Grant, Hoskins, Coffia, Morgan, Paiz, Price, O誰eal, Stone, McKinney, Witwer, Hood, Rheingans, Liberati, Snyder, Mentzer, McFall, Churches, Coleman, Aiyash, Rogers, Arbit, Bezotte, Brabec, Glanville, Haadsma, Morse and Schuette offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 94.

A resolution to declare May 2, 2023, as Negro Leagues Baseball Day in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Even though African-Americans were excluded from playing in the Major Leagues of their time with their white counterparts, the desire of many African-Americans to play baseball could not be repressed; and

Whereas, Major League Baseball did not fully integrate its leagues until July 1959; and

Whereas, African-Americans began organizing their own professional baseball teams in 1885; and

Whereas, The skills and abilities of Negro League players eventually made Major League Baseball realize the need to integrate the sport; and

Whereas, Seven separate baseball leagues, known collectively as the 哲egro Baseball Leagues, were organized by African-Americans between 1920 and 1960; and

Whereas, The Negro Baseball Leagues included exceptionally talented players who played the game at its highest level; and

Whereas, On May 2, 1920, the Negro National League, the first successful Negro League, played its first game; and

Whereas, Andrew 迭ube Foster founded the Negro National League on February 13, 1920, at the Paseo YMCA in Kansas City, Missouri, and also managed and played for the Chicago American Giants, and was later inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame; and

Whereas, Leroy 鉄atchel Paige, who began his long career in the Negro Leagues and did not make his Major League debut until the age of 42, is considered one of the greatest pitchers the game has ever seen. During his long career, Paige thrilled millions of baseball fans with his skill and legendary showboating. His exemplary tenure began with winning his first big league victory in his first game on July 15, 1948. This momentous moment helped the Cleveland Indians on the road to winning the pennant the same year. He was later inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame; and

Whereas, Josh Gibson, who was the greatest slugger of the Negro Leagues, tragically died months before the integration of baseball, and was later inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame; and

Whereas, Jackie Robinson, whose career began with the Negro League Kansas City Monarchs, became the first African-American to play in the Major Leagues in April 1947, was named Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year in 1947, subsequently led the Brooklyn Dodgers to 6 National League pennants and a World Series championship, and was later inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame; and

Whereas, Larry Doby, whose career began with the Negro League Newark Eagles, became the first African-American to play in the American League in July 1947, was an All-Star 7 times in the Major Leagues and 2-time American league home run leader, and was later inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame; and

Whereas, John Jordan 釘uck O誰eil was a player and manager of the Negro League Kansas City Monarchs, became the first African-American coach in the Major Leagues with the Chicago Cubs in 1962, served on the Veterans Committee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, chaired the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Board of Directors, and worked tirelessly to promote the history of the Negro Leagues; and

Whereas, James 鼎ool Papa Bell played, coached, and managed in the Negro Leagues from 1922 to 1950, discovered, trained, and assisted numerous Negro League players into the Major Leagues, and was later inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame; and

Whereas, Ron 全choolboy Teasley, Detroit痴 own baseball legend played on the New York Cubans team after being signed and then released by the Brooklyn Dodgers. Teasley played alongside Minnie Minoso, the 舛uban Comet. Minoso was on the Cubans team when they won the Negro League World Series. He later broke the color barrier on the Chicago White Sox team when he joined them in 1951 and was the first black Latino to play in the Major Leagues.

Whereas, The talents of such players as Josh Gibson, James 鼎ool Papa Bell, and Oscar Charleston earned them recognition in the Baseball Hall of Fame as well as the Sporting News List of Baseball Greatest Players; and

Whereas, Auto Zone Park in Memphis, Tennessee, hosted the inaugural Civil Rights Game between the defending World Champion St. Louis Cardinals and the Cleveland Indians in commemoration of the civil rights movement, on March 31, 2007; and

Whereas, Michigan made significant contributions to the Negro Leagues. The Detroit Stars, founded in 1919 by Tenny Blount and the father of black baseball Rube Foster, was a prominent charter member of the league. All but two of the seasons they played were winning seasons. They produced numerous Hall of Fame inductees, including Turkey Stearnes and Andy 鏑efty Cooper; and

Whereas, Major League Baseball has recognized May 2nd as Negro Leagues Day throughout the whole league, to preserve the legacy of Negro League players.

Whereas, By achieving success on the baseball field, African-American baseball players helped break down color barriers and integrate African-Americans into all aspects of society in the United States: now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare May 2, 2023, as Negro Leagues Baseball Day in the state of Michigan. We recognize the teams and players of the Negro Baseball Leagues for their achievements, dedication, sacrifices, and contributions to both baseball and our nation.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

Reps. Young, Pohutsky, Meerman, Skaggs, McKinney, Neeley, O誰eal, Smit, Fink, Brenda Carter, DeSana, Phil Green, Fox, Dievendorf, Miller, Slagh, Paiz, Morgan, Hill, Coffia, Steckloff, Edwards, Hope, Hood, Price, Farhat, Scott, Haadsma, Churches, Puri, Witwer, Weiss, Koleszar, Conlin, MacDonell, Martus, Arbit, Fitzgerald, Grant, Stone, Aiyash, Whitsett, Tyrone Carter, Glanville, Rheingans, Wilson, Wegela, Tsernoglou, McFall, Brabec, Mentzer, Roth, St. Germaine, Hoskins, Bezotte, Breen, Liberati, Morse, Rogers, Snyder and Young offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 95.

A resolution to declare May 2023 as Foster Care Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Recognizing National Foster Care Awareness Month is an opportunity to shine a light on the challenges children in the foster care system face and encouraging the Legislature to implement policy to improve the lives of children in the foster care system; and

Whereas, It is also a time to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, and child welfare professionals who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. We use this time to renew our commitment to ensuring a bright future for the more than 407,000 children and youth in foster care and we celebrate those who make a meaningful difference in their lives; and

Whereas, Children in foster care who are placed with relatives, compared to children placed with nonrelatives, have more stability, including fewer changes in placements, have more positive perceptions of their placements, are more likely to be placed with their siblings, and demonstrate fewer behavioral problems; and

Whereas, An increased emphasis on prevention and reunification services is necessary to reduce the number of children that are forced to remain in the foster care system; and

Whereas, More than 23,000 youth 殿ge out of foster care every year without a legal permanent connection to an adult or family, according to the National Foster Youth Institute; and

Whereas, Children who age out of foster care lack the security and support of a biological or adoptive family and frequently struggle to secure affordable housing, obtain health insurance, pursue higher education, and acquire adequate employment; and

Whereas, Children entering foster care often confront the widespread misperception that children in foster care are disruptive, unruly, and dangerous, even though placement in foster care is based on the actions of a parent or guardian, not the child; and

Whereas, According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, children in foster care may be at greater risk for mental health problems; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare May 2023 as Foster Care Awareness Month in the state of Michigan. We encourage more citizens to volunteer their time to become mentors to children in foster care and we realize that the state of Michigan must do more to support these children and prepare them to live healthy and productive lives.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

 

Rep. Aiyash moved that consideration of the resolution be postponed for the day.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Reps. Hood, Rogers, Steckloff, Price, Breen, Hope, Brabec, Coffia, Dievendorf, Farhat, Bezotte, Churches, Glanville, Haadsma, Liberati, Morse, Rheingans, Schuette, Wilson and Young offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 96.

A resolution to declare May 2023 as Bike Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, An estimated two million Michiganders ride bicycles because they are a viable and environmentally sound form of transportation and recreation, an excellent form of fitness, and they help improve quality of life, sense of place, and connect us all as one Michigan; and

Whereas, Riding a bicycle is an excellent form of exercise that improves mental and physical health and is part of a healthy lifestyle for individuals; and

Whereas, Thousands of people throughout Michigan will experience the joys of bicycling during the month of May through educational programs, commuting events, trail workdays, helmet promotions, and charity rides; and

Whereas, Commuting by bicycle benefits both employees and employers through improved employee health and fitness and a reduction in commuting costs; and

Whereas, Bicycle commuting is an effective way to improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion, and conserve energy; and

Whereas, In 2023, thousands of cyclists from across the country will participate in hundreds of organized Michigan cycling events to experience our beautiful scenery, many parks, attractions, and historic sites; and

Whereas, A 2014 MDOT report found that 澱icycling provides an estimated $668 million per year in economic benefit to Michigan痴 economy, including employment, retail revenue, tourism expenditure, improved health, and increased productivity; and

Whereas, Bicyclists are legal roadway users and teaching bicyclists and motorists to co-exist on the road is important to ensure the safety and comfort of all users; and

Whereas, According to Smart Growth America (SGA) Michigan has one of the most complete streets efforts in place and ranks 6th in the with 108 polices statewide; and

Whereas, Michigan is known as the top trail state joining together our upper and lower peninsula with the greatest number of rail-trail mileage at more than 2,700 miles, along with nearly 2,000 miles of looped mountain biking trails on state-managed lands linking the vibrant city of Detroit to the majestic hills of Iron Mountain, in addition to the internationally recognized mountain biking trail network in Copper Harbor or the Slow Roll in Detroit; and

Whereas, Michigan has thirteen recognized Bicycle Friendly Communities, nine Bicycle Friendly Universities, thirty-two Bicycle Friendly Businesses, is ranked as the 11th most Bicycle Friendly State by the League of American Bicyclists, and has been recognized as having one of the oldest known established bike clubs formed in the late 1800痴; and

Whereas, Michigan has hundreds of bicycle shops and dozens of bike clubs and bicycle-related industries; and

Whereas, Michigan has three officially designated cross state U.S. Bicycle Routes (USBR). These cross-state USBR total nearly 1,000 miles; and

Whereas, Michigan is a leader of inclusive cycling opportunities which demonstrate that everyone can ride; and

Whereas, Michigan痴 own Horatio Earle led the Good Roads Movement that banded millions of American bicyclists together to promote safer cycling, which resulted in the creation of the Michigan State Highway Department (now MDOT) and Woodward Avenue becoming the first mile of concrete highway in the world; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare May 2023 as Bike Month in the state of Michigan; and be it further

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

Reps. Rogers, Morgan, Andrews, Filler, Bierlein, Schuette, Bollin, Lightner, Mueller, Roth, Slagh, Brabec, Scott, Farhat, Witwer, Rheingans, Bezotte, Glanville, Fitzgerald, MacDonell, Conlin, Hood, Tyrone Carter, Arbit, Stone, Hoskins, McKinney, VanderWall, Weiss, Breen, Churches, Haadsma, Liberati, Morse, Wilson and Young offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 97.

A resolution to declare May 2023 as Michigan Moves Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Having the ability to confidently engage in a myriad of enjoyable physical activities is critical to improving the health and wellbeing of all Michiganders; and

Whereas, The Governor痴 Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports was established in 1992 to encourage increased physical activity and improve the health of Michigan residents; and

Whereas, Increasing access to interventions and opportunities for decreasing sedentary time and increasing physical activity, especially in the form of moderately vigorous physical activity, is a public health priority; and

Whereas, According to the 2023 County Health Rankings data furnished by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 35% of residents in Michigan are obese, while 85% have access to exercise opportunities; and

Whereas, The ongoing observation during the month of May, 溺ichigan Moves Month is designed to celebrate, promote, and encourage every Michigander to simply move more. Evidence shows that being physically active helps improve overall physical and mental health; and,

Whereas, Several health focused organizations in Michigan including, the Michigan Fitness Club Association, Michigan Recreation and Park Association, American Heart Association, the American Physical Therapy Association Michigan Chapter (APTA MI), and SHAPE-MI are committed to promoting fun and health-enhancing physical activity during the month of May, as part of the now annual celebration of 溺ichigan Moves Month; and

Whereas, As a unified voice, these organizations seek to amplify the message that physical activity is an essential public health intervention for improving individual and societal health and wellbeing throughout the lifespan; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare May 2023 as Michigan Moves Month in the state of Michigan. Let this month remind us how important physical activity is to every person痴 overall health and begin a commitment to physical activity all year to improve the health of all Michiganders.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

Reps. VanderWall, Alexander, Bezotte, Brabec, Breen, Glanville, Liberati, Rheingans, Rogers, Snyder, Wilson and Young offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 98.

A resolution to declare May 2023 as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Michigan has 187,402 registered motorcycles and 536,512 individuals who have operator licenses with a motorcycle endorsement; and

Whereas, The safe operation of a motorcycle requires the use of special skills developed through a combination of training and expertise, the use of good judgment, plus a thorough knowledge of traffic laws and licensing requirements; and

Whereas, The use of proper protective riding apparel is an important part of a motorcycle operator痴 responsibility; and

Whereas, Motorcycle safety awareness advocacy is a cooperative effort to decrease the number of injuries and fatalities associated with motorcycling; and

Whereas, The promotion of motorcycle rider education programs available through the Michigan Department of State, including recommendations that motorcycle operators wear the proper gear, in addition to driving their vehicles defensively and cautiously, is intended to reduce the number of crashes; and

Whereas, The emergence of spring is synonymous with the return of motorcycle enthusiasts to our state痴 roadways. Throughout Michigan, motorcyclists have been on the cutting edge of supporting the wise and sensible use of this enjoyable mode of travel; and

Whereas, Indeed, the disproportionate number of motorcycle fatalities make it vitally important to encourage motorcyclists to understand and practice the highest degree of safety. It is also important to remind other drivers that highway safety is beneficial to all parties traveling on public roadways; and

Whereas, Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month encourages motorcycle operators to don proper protective riding attire, maintain their motorcycles using safety and maintenance checks found in the owner痴 manual, abide by the laws of the road, and implement operating techniques providing an additional standard of safety; and

Whereas, Car and truck drivers are informed of the fact that motorcyclists are resuming their travels on our public roadways and each is advised to be exceptionally vigilant and watchful when approaching or passing a motorcycle on the highway; now, therefore be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare May 2023 as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in the state of Michigan. We encourage all of Michigan痴 citizens to participate in the aims and goals of this effort.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

 

 

Second Reading of Bills

 

 

Senate Bill No. 147, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 453, entitled 摘lliott-Larsen civil rights act, by amending sections 201 and 202 (MCL 37.2201 and 37.2202), section 201 as amended by 1980 PA 202 and section 202 as amended by 2009 PA 190.

Was read a second time, and the question being on the adoption of the proposed substitute (H-1) previously recommended by the Committee on Judiciary,

The substitute (H-1) was adopted, a majority of the members serving voting therefor.

 

Rep. Wendzel moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. Amend page 3, following line 20, by inserting:

摘nacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect unless House Bill No. 4345 of the 102nd Legislature is enacted into law..

The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

 

Rep. Johnsen moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. Amend page 3, following line 20, by inserting:

摘nacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect unless House Bill No. 4075 of the 102nd Legislature is enacted into law..

The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

Rep. Phil Green moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. Amend page 1, following THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT: by inserting:

Sec. 102a. This act does not apply to any claim of discrimination subject to the ministerial exception described in Our Lady of Guadalupe Sch. v Morrissey-Berru, 140 S Ct 2049 (2020), and Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church & Sch v EEOC, 565 U.S. 171 (2012)..

The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

 

Rep. Rigas moved to substitute (H-3) the bill.

The motion did not prevail and the substitute (H-3) was not adopted, a majority of the members serving not voting therefor.

Rep. Aiyash moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

House Bill No. 4084, entitled

A bill to amend 2014 PA 92, entitled 鉄tate essential services assessment act, (MCL 211.1051 to 211.1061) by adding section 7a.

The bill was read a second time.

Rep. Shannon moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

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Rep. Aiyash moved that House Committees be given leave to meet during the balance of today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Announcement by the Clerk of Printing and Enrollment

 

 

The Clerk announced that the following bills had been reproduced and made available electronically on Thursday, April 27:

House Bill Nos. 4478 4479 4480 4481 4482 4483 4484 4485 4486 4487 4488 4489 4490 4491 4492 4493

Senate Bill Nos. 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307

 

 

Communications from State Officers

 

 

The following communication from the Department of State Police was received and read:

 

May 1, 2023

Attached is a copy of the 2022 Secondary Road Patrol and Traffic Accident Prevention Program Annual Report and Evaluation. This report satisfies the reporting requirements contained in Public Act 416 of 1978, as amended. A copy of the report will soon be posted on the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning痴 (OHSP) website at https://www.michigan.gov/msp/divisions/ohsp/lawenforcement-programs.

Copies of this report will be transmitted to the Governor痴 Office, Clerk of the House, Secretary of the Senate, each county sheriff, the Michigan Sheriffs Association, and the Deputy Sheriffs Association of Michigan.

Thank you,

F/Lt. Nicole McGhee

Government Relations Section

Office of the Director

Michigan State Police

7150 Harris Dr.

Dimondale, MI 48821

(989) 287-1221

The communication was referred to the Clerk.

Introduction of Bills

 

 

Reps. Kuhn, Tisdel, Steele, Aragona, Jaime Greene, Bezotte, St. Germaine, Wozniak, Harris and DeBoyer introduced

House Bill No. 4494, entitled

A bill to prohibit the sale, offering for sale, and distribution for sale of certain disposable wipes without a warning label; to require that certain wipes be marketed as nonflushable; and to prohibit certain acts and provide civil sanctions.

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, Environment, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation.

 

 

Reps. Snyder, Filler, Glanville, Liberati, Rheingans, McFall, Steckloff, Byrnes, Scott, Churches, Coleman, Hood, Fitzgerald, Tyrone Carter, Farhat, Paiz, McKinney, Rogers, Zorn and Aiyash introduced

House Bill No. 4495, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled 典he social welfare act, by amending sections 105d and 106 (MCL 400.105d and 400.106), section 105d as amended by 2018 PA 208 and section 106 as amended by 2018 PA 511; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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

 

 

Reps. Filler, Snyder, Glanville, Liberati, Rheingans, McFall, Steckloff, Byrnes, Scott, Churches, Coleman, Hood, Fitzgerald, Tyrone Carter, Paiz, McKinney, Zorn, Farhat, Aiyash and Phil Green introduced

House Bill No. 4496, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled 典he social welfare act, by amending sections 105b and 109f (MCL 400.105b and 400.109f), section 105b as added by 2007 PA 100 and section 109f as amended by 2017 PA 224; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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

 

 

Reps. Rheingans, Andrews, Tsernoglou, Wilson, Wegela, Miller, Byrnes, McKinney, Brabec, Brenda Carter, Haadsma, Weiss, Dievendorf, Edwards and Aiyash introduced

House Bill No. 4497, entitled

A bill to amend 1947 PA 336, entitled 鄭n 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 1 (MCL 423.201), as amended by 2014 PA 414.

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

 

 

Reps. Bierlein, Beson, Markkanen, Cavitt, Alexander, Kunse, Outman, Schuette, Thompson, O誰eal, Farhat, Aragona, Roth and Prestin introduced

House Bill No. 4498, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 220, entitled 撤ersons with disabilities civil rights act, by amending section 606 (MCL 37.1606), as amended by 1998 PA 20, and by adding section 606a.

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

 

 

Reps. DeSana, Smit and Fox introduced

House Bill No. 4499, entitled

A bill to amend 1937 PA 306, entitled 鄭n act to promote the safety, welfare, and educational interests of the people of this state by regulating the construction, reconstruction, and remodeling of, and the installation of certain security devices at, certain public or private school buildings or additions to those buildings and by regulating the construction, reconstruction, and remodeling of, and the installation of certain security devices at, buildings leased or acquired for school purposes; to define the class of buildings affected by this act; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state agencies and officials; to prescribe penalties for the violation of this act; and to repeal acts and parts of acts, (MCL 388.851 to 388.855a) by adding section 1e.

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

Announcements by the Clerk

 

 

April 25, 2023

Received from the Auditor General a copy of the:

         Report on internal control, compliance, and other matters of the Liquor Purchase Revolving Fund, Michigan Liquor Control Commission (A Discretely Presented Component Unit of the State of Michigan), Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (641-0161-22), Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2021.

 

April 28, 2023

Received from the Auditor General a copy of the:

         Report on internal control, compliance, and other matters of the Self-Insurers Security Fund, Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (186-0101-23), Calendar Year Ended December 31, 2022.

         Report on internal control, compliance, and other matters of the Michigan Strategic Fund (186‑0401‑23), Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2022.

Richard J. Brown

Clerk of the House

 

 

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Rep. Rogers moved that the House adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 3:45 p.m.

 

The Speaker Pro Tempore declared the House adjourned until Wednesday, May 3, at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

RICHARD J. BROWN

Clerk of the House of Representatives