No. 105

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Journal of the Senate

100th Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

 

10:00 a.m.

 

 

The Senate was called to order by the President, Lieutenant Governor Garlin D. Gilchrist II.

 

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

 

 

Alexander用resent Horn用resent Outman用resent

Ananich用resent Irwin用resent Polehanki用resent

Barrett用resent Johnson用resent Runestad用resent

Bayer用resent LaSata用resent Santana用resent

Bizon用resent Lauwers用resent Schmidt用resent

Brinks用resent Lucido用resent Shirkey用resent

Bullock用resent MacDonald用resent Stamas用resent

Bumstead用resent MacGregor用resent Theis用resent

Chang用resent McBroom用resent VanderWall用resent

Daley用resent McCann用resent Victory用resent

Geiss用resent McMorrow用resent Wojno用resent

Hertel用resent Moss用resent Zorn用resent

Hollier容xcused Nesbitt用resent


 

Reverend Tom Seppo of the St. Clair Sheriff痴 Department of Port Huron offered the following invocation:

Our Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You Lord that we still have the opportunity to pause and take time to call on Your name and ask for help in this great hall. In my own town of Port Huron, 20-plus pastors meet weekly to pray for these esteemed leaders in the Michigan Legislature.

It truly is a privilege this morning to be with some of the brightest and best men and women in this state, as they represent approximately 10 million people. So without thinking too highly of ourselves, we humble ourselves today to ask You for Your intervention. You said in Micah 6:7 that You have told us what is good and what You require of us. This is to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with You.

So I pray that You would give these Senators great strength, as they face the many strong temptations of pride, arrogance, greed, deceitfulness, immorality, substance abuse, and discouragement. I pray that they would look to You and grow in You, so they will have Your power to resist these traps that can destroy their lives and families, as well as their leadership effectiveness.

I ask that You would give them the 鉄pirit of Courage to do the right thing, no matter what the personal cost is. I pray that Your word would not depart from them, as they meditate on it, and do what is written in it. Then You will make their way prosperous and have good success.

Finally, I pray that You would grant our leaders the 鉄pirit of Wisdom and Discernment, that they would have clarity and good sense to make the difficult decisions that affect Michigan. You said if anyone lacks wisdom, let him ask of You, who gives to all liberally.

I thank you Lord for your concern for this state, and am confident that You hear this prayer and will act on behalf of these requests. I pray all of this in Your most powerful name, Jesus. Amen.

 

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

 

 

Motions and Communications

 

 

Senator MacGregor moved that Senators Shirkey and Stamas be temporarily excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

Senator Chang moved that Senator Hollier be excused from today痴 session.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Messages from the Governor

 

 

The following messages from the Governor were received:

Date: October 31, 2019

Time: 9:14 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir悠 have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 102 (Public Act No. 97), being

An act to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled 鄭n act to protect the welfare of the people of this state; to provide general assistance, hospitalization, infirmary and medical care to poor or unfortunate persons; to provide for compliance by this state with the social security act; to provide protection, welfare and services to aged persons, dependent children, the blind, and the permanently and totally disabled; to administer programs and services for the prevention and treatment of delinquency, dependency and neglect of children; to create a state department of social services; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department; to provide for the interstate and intercounty transfer of dependents; to create county and district departments of social services; to create within certain county departments, bureaus of social aid and certain divisions and offices thereunder; to prescribe the powers and duties of the departments, bureaus and officers; to provide for appeals in certain cases; to prescribe the powers and duties of the state department with respect to county and district departments; to prescribe certain duties of certain other state departments, officers, and agencies; to make an appropriation; to prescribe penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act; and to repeal certain parts of this act on specific dates, (MCL 400.1 to 400.119b) by adding section 117i.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on October 31, 2019 at 1:40 p.m.)

Date: October 31, 2019

Time: 9:36 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir悠 have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 84 (Public Act No. 108), being

An act to amend 2013 PA 93, entitled 鄭n act to create the Michigan indigent defense commission and to provide for its powers and duties; to provide indigent defendants in criminal cases with effective assistance of counsel; to provide standards for the appointment of legal counsel; to provide for and limit certain causes of action; and to provide for certain appropriations and grants, by amending section 3 (MCL 780.983), as amended by 2018 PA 214.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on October 31, 2019 at 2:02 p.m.)

 

Date: October 31, 2019

Time: 9:38 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir悠 have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 90 (Public Act No. 109), being

An act to amend 1939 PA 288, entitled 鄭n act to revise and consolidate the statutes relating to certain aspects of the family division of circuit court, to the jurisdiction, powers, and duties of the family division of circuit court and its judges and other officers, to the change of name of adults and children, and to the adoption of adults and children; to prescribe certain jurisdiction, powers, and duties of the family division of circuit court and its judges and other officers; to prescribe the manner and time within which certain actions and proceedings may be brought in the family division of the circuit court; to prescribe pleading, evidence, practice, and procedure in certain actions and proceedings in the family division of circuit court; to provide for appeals from certain actions in the family division of circuit court; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, agencies, and officers; to provide for certain immunity from liability; and to provide remedies and penalties, by amending sections 1 and 3 of chapter XIIA (MCL 712A.1 and 712A.3), section 1 as amended by 2016 PA 496 and section 3 as amended by 1996 PA 409.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on October 31, 2019 at 2:04 p.m.)

 

Date: October 31, 2019

Time: 9:40 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir悠 have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 93 (Public Act No. 110), being

An act to amend 1974 PA 150, entitled 鄭n act to provide for the acceptance, care, and discharge of youths committed as public wards; to prescribe the liability for the cost of services for public wards; to prescribe procedures for the return of public wards who absent themselves without permission; to provide a penalty for the violation of this act; and to repeal acts and parts of acts, by amending section 2 (MCL 803.302), as amended by 1998 PA 517.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on October 31, 2019 at 2:06 p.m.)

 

Date: October 31, 2019

Time: 9:42 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir悠 have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 97 (Public Act No. 111), being

An act to amend 1939 PA 288, entitled 鄭n act to revise and consolidate the statutes relating to certain aspects of the family division of circuit court, to the jurisdiction, powers, and duties of the family division of circuit court and its judges and other officers, to the change of name of adults and children, and to the adoption of adults and children; to prescribe certain jurisdiction, powers, and duties of the family division of circuit court and its judges and other officers; to prescribe the manner and time within which certain actions and proceedings may be brought in the family division of the circuit court; to prescribe pleading, evidence, practice, and procedure in certain actions and proceedings in the family division of circuit court; to provide for appeals from certain actions in the family division of circuit court; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, agencies, and officers; to provide for certain immunity from liability; and to provide remedies and penalties, by amending sections 14 and 15 of chapter XIIA (MCL 712A.14 and 712A.15), section 14 as amended by 2012 PA 163 and section 15 as amended by 1998 PA 474.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on October 31, 2019 at 2:08 p.m.)

Date: October 31, 2019

Time: 9:44 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir悠 have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 99 (Public Act No. 112), being

An act to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled 鄭n act to revise, consolidate, and codify the laws relating to criminal procedure and to define the jurisdiction, powers, and duties of courts, judges, and other officers of the court under the provisions of this act; to provide laws relative to the rights of persons accused of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to provide for the arrest of persons charged with or suspected of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to provide for bail of persons arrested for or accused of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to provide for the examination of persons accused of criminal offenses; to regulate the procedure relative to grand juries, indictments, informations, and proceedings before trial; to provide for trials of persons complained of or indicted for criminal offenses and ordinance violations and to provide for the procedure in those trials; to provide for judgments and sentences of persons convicted of criminal offenses and ordinance violations; to establish a sentencing commission and to prescribe its powers and duties; to provide for procedure relating to new trials and appeals in criminal and ordinance violation cases; to provide a uniform system of probation throughout this state and the appointment of probation officers; to prescribe the powers, duties, and compensation of probation officers; to provide penalties for the violation of the duties of probation officers; to provide for procedure governing proceedings to prevent crime and proceedings for the discovery of crime; to provide for fees of officers, witnesses, and others in criminal and ordinance violation cases; to set forth miscellaneous provisions as to criminal procedure in certain cases; to provide penalties for the violation of certain provisions of this act; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening any of the provisions of this act, by amending section 15b of chapter IV (MCL 764.15b), as amended by 2001 PA 209.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on October 31, 2019 at 2:10 p.m.)

 

Date: October 31, 2019

Time: 9:46 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir悠 have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 100 (Public Act No. 113), being

An act to amend 1939 PA 288, entitled 鄭n act to revise and consolidate the statutes relating to certain aspects of the family division of circuit court, to the jurisdiction, powers, and duties of the family division of circuit court and its judges and other officers, to the change of name of adults and children, and to the adoption of adults and children; to prescribe certain jurisdiction, powers, and duties of the family division of circuit court and its judges and other officers; to prescribe the manner and time within which certain actions and proceedings may be brought in the family division of the circuit court; to prescribe pleading, evidence, practice, and procedure in certain actions and proceedings in the family division of circuit court; to provide for appeals from certain actions in the family division of circuit court; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, agencies, and officers; to provide for certain immunity from liability; and to provide remedies and penalties, by amending section 2 of chapter XIIA (MCL 712A.2), as amended by 2018 PA 58.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on October 31, 2019 at 2:12 p.m.)

 

Date: October 31, 2019

Time: 9:48 a.m.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir悠 have this day approved and signed

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 101 (Public Act No. 114), being

An act to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled 鄭n act to protect the welfare of the people of this state; to provide general assistance, hospitalization, infirmary and medical care to poor or unfortunate persons; to provide for compliance by this state with the social security act; to provide protection, welfare and services to aged persons, dependent children, the blind, and the permanently and totally disabled; to administer programs and services for the prevention and treatment of delinquency, dependency and neglect of children; to create a state department of social services; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department; to provide for the interstate and intercounty transfer of dependents; to create county and district departments of social services; to create within certain county departments, bureaus of social aid and certain divisions and offices thereunder; to prescribe the powers and duties of the departments, bureaus and officers; to provide for appeals in certain cases; to prescribe the powers and duties of the state department with respect to county and district departments; to prescribe certain duties of certain other state departments, officers, and agencies; to make an appropriation; to prescribe penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act; and to repeal certain parts of this act on specific dates, by amending section 117a (MCL 400.117a), as amended by 2018 PA 580.

(Filed with the Secretary of State on October 31, 2019 at 2:14 p.m.)

Respectfully,

Gretchen Whitmer

Governor

 

 

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

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

 

 

Senator MacGregor moved that rule 3.901 be suspended to allow filming and photographs to be taken from the Senate Gallery.

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

 

 

Recess

 

 

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

The motion prevailed, the time being 10:06 a.m.

 

11:13 a.m.

 

The Senate was called to order by the President, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist.

 

During the recess, Senators Stamas and Shirkey entered the Senate Chamber.

 

During the recess, Senator Lauwers introduced the Unionville-Sebewaing Area Patriots girls softball team, 2019 MHSAA Division 4 State Champions, and coaches Isaiah Gainforth and Tom Williamson; and presented them with a Special Tribute.

 

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Third Reading of Bills

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that the Senate proceed to consideration of the following bills:

House Bill No. 4209

House Bill No. 4408

Senate Bill No. 172

The motion prevailed.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4209, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled 典he general property tax act, by amending section 44 (MCL 211.44), as amended by 2012 PA 482.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

Senator Theis offered the following amendment:

1. Amend page 3, line 11, after individual by inserting acting on behalf of the township treasurer in compliance with section 43(2).

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. 293 Yeas37

 

 

Alexander Geiss MacGregor Santana

Ananich Hertel McBroom Schmidt

Barrett Horn McCann Shirkey

Bayer Irwin McMorrow Stamas

Bizon Johnson Moss Theis

Brinks LaSata Nesbitt VanderWall

Bullock Lauwers Outman Victory

Bumstead Lucido Polehanki Wojno

Chang MacDonald Runestad Zorn

Daley

 

 

Nays0

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Hollier

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

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:

鄭n act to provide for the assessment of rights and interests, including leasehold interests, in property and the levy and collection of taxes on property, and for the collection of taxes levied; making those taxes a lien on the property taxed, establishing and continuing the lien, providing for the sale or forfeiture and conveyance of property delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition of lands bid off to the state and not redeemed or purchased; to provide for the establishment of a delinquent tax revolving fund and the borrowing of money by counties and the issuance of notes; to define and limit the jurisdiction of the courts in proceedings in connection with property delinquent for taxes; to limit the time within which actions may be brought; to prescribe certain limitations with respect to rates of taxation; to prescribe certain powers and duties of certain officers, departments, agencies, and political subdivisions of this state; to provide for certain reimbursements of certain expenses incurred by units of local government; to provide penalties for the violation of this act; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

House Bill No. 4408, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 321, entitled 迭ecreational authorities act, by amending section 27 (MCL 123.1157).

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. 294 Yeas37

 

 

Alexander Geiss MacGregor Santana

Ananich Hertel McBroom Schmidt

Barrett Horn McCann Shirkey

Bayer Irwin McMorrow Stamas

Bizon Johnson Moss Theis

Brinks LaSata Nesbitt VanderWall

Bullock Lauwers Outman Victory

Bumstead Lucido Polehanki Wojno

Chang MacDonald Runestad Zorn

Daley

 

 

Nays0

 

 

Excused1

 

 

Hollier

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

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:

鄭n act to provide for the establishment of recreational authorities; to provide powers and duties of an authority; to authorize the assessment of a fee, the levy of a property tax, and the issuance of bonds and notes by an authority; and to provide for the powers and duties of certain government officials,.

The Senate agreed to the full title.

 

 

The following bill was read a third time:

Senate Bill No. 172, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled 典he insurance code of 1956, by amending section 513 (MCL 500.513), as added by 2001 PA 24.

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. 295 Yeas35

 

 

Alexander Geiss MacGregor Schmidt

Ananich Hertel McBroom Shirkey

Barrett Horn McCann Stamas

Bizon Irwin McMorrow Theis

Brinks Johnson Nesbitt VanderWall

Bullock LaSata Outman Victory

Bumstead Lauwers Polehanki Wojno

Chang Lucido Runestad Zorn

Daley MacDonald Santana

 

 

Nays2

 

 

Bayer Moss

Excused1

 

 

Hollier

 

 

Not Voting0

 

 

In The Chair: President

 

 

The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

 

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

General Orders

 

 

Senator Lauwers 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, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist, designated Senator Bullock as Chairperson.

After some time spent therein, the Committee arose; and the President, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist, having resumed the Chair, the Committee reported back to the Senate, favorably and without amendment, the following bills:

House Bill No. 4959, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled 溺ichigan liquor control code of 1998, by amending section 601 (MCL 436.1601).

 

 

House Bill No. 4960, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled 溺ichigan liquor control code of 1998, by amending section 107 (MCL 436.1107), as amended by 2001 PA 223.

 

 

House Bill No. 4961, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled 溺ichigan liquor control code of 1998, (MCL 436.1101 to 436.2303) by adding section 608.

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

 

By unanimous consent the Senate proceeded to the order of

Introduction and Referral of Bills

 

 

Senators Chang, Brinks, Geiss, Moss, Alexander, Bullock, Irwin, Bayer, Santana and McCann introduced

Senate Bill No. 631, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled 溺ichigan vehicle code, by amending sections 51a, 307, and 314 (MCL 257.51a, 257.307, and 257.314), section 51a as amended by 2008 PA 7, section 307 as amended by 2018 PA 604, and section 314 as amended by 2011 PA 159, and by adding section 307c.

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

 

 

Senators Brinks, Chang, Geiss, Moss, Alexander, Bullock, Irwin, Bayer, Santana and McCann introduced

Senate Bill No. 632, entitled

A bill to amend 1972 PA 222, entitled 鄭n 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 sections 1 and 2 (MCL 28.291 and 28.292), section 1 as amended by 2018 PA 605 and section 2 as amended by 2018 PA 669, and by adding section 1b.

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

Senators Polehanki, Geiss, McCann, Bayer, Brinks, Wojno, McMorrow, Chang, Alexander, Hertel, Santana and Irwin introduced

Senate Bill No. 633, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled 典he revised school code, by amending section 1280f (MCL 380.1280f), as added by 2016 PA 306.

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

 

 

Senators Irwin, Brinks, Bayer and Geiss introduced

Senate Bill No. 634, entitled

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled 哲atural resources and environmental protection act, by amending section 61524 (MCL 324.61524), as amended by 1998 PA 252.

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

 

 

House Bill No. 4173, entitled

A bill to amend 1972 PA 382, entitled 典raxler-McCauley-Law-Bowman bingo act, by amending sections 2, 3, 3a, 4, 4a, 8, 9, 10, 11b, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, and 19 (MCL 432.102, 432.103, 432.103a, 432.104, 432.104a, 432.108, 432.109, 432.110, 432.111b, 432.112, 432.113, 432.114, 432.115, 432.116, 432.118, and 432.119), sections 2 and 9 as amended by 2008 PA 401, sections 3, 4a, and 12 as amended by 2012 PA 189, sections 3a, 8, 10, and 11b as amended by 2006 PA 427, sections 4, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 18 as amended by 1999 PA 108, and section 19 as amended by 1995 PA 263, by designating sections 1 to 20 as article 1, and by adding article 2; 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 Regulatory Reform.

 

 

House Bill No. 4308, entitled

A bill to regulate the conduct of fantasy contests; to protect Michigan participants in fantasy contests; to require licensing of the operators of fantasy contests; to impose fees on the operators of fantasy contests; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and entities; to prohibit violations of this act; to prescribe civil sanctions; and to prescribe penalties.

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. 4309, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled 典he code of criminal procedure, by amending section 14d of chapter XVII (MCL 777.14d), as amended by 2016 PA 272.

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. 4310, entitled

A bill to amend 1995 PA 279, entitled 滴orse racing law of 1995, by amending sections 8, 17, 20, and 22 (MCL 431.308, 431.317, 431.320, and 431.322), as amended by 2016 PA 271.

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. 4311, entitled

A bill to create the lawful internet gaming act; to require licensure for persons to offer internet gaming; to impose requirements for internet gaming; to provide for the powers and duties of the Michigan gaming control board and other state and local officers and entities; to impose fees; to impose tax and other payment obligations on the conduct of licensed internet gaming; to create the internet gaming fund; to prohibit certain acts in relation to internet gaming and to prescribe penalties for those violations; to require the promulgation of rules; and to provide remedies.

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. 4312, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled 典he code of criminal procedure, by amending section 14d of chapter XVII (MCL 777.14d), as amended by 2016 PA 272.

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. 4323, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled 典he Michigan penal code, (MCL 750.1 to 750.568) by adding section 310d.

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. 4916, entitled

A bill to create the lawful sports betting act; to require licensing of persons to engage in sports betting via the internet, including through mobile applications; to impose requirements for such sports betting; to impose tax and other payment obligations on the conduct of licensed sports betting; to create the internet sports betting fund; to prohibit certain acts in relation to sports betting and to prescribe penalties for those violations; to require the promulgation of rules; and to provide remedies.

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. 4917, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled 典he Michigan penal code, (MCL 750.1 to 750.568) by adding section 310d.

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. 4918, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled 典he code of criminal procedure, by amending section 14d of chapter XVII (MCL 777.14d), as amended by 2016 PA 272.

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.

 

 

Statements

 

 

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

The motion prevailed.

Senator Horn痴 statement is as follows:

I値l be joined here momentarily by Senator Ananich and Senator Daley because they both serve the 5th District that was served so faithfully by Congressman Bob Traxler.

U.S. Congressman Bob Traxler passed away Wednesday evening. He died peacefully at home; his funeral is tomorrow.

Bob Traxler served in the Michigan Legislature, and in the House they will read a proper tribute to the former State Representative. Among other accomplishments, they will certainly highlight his effort to allow bingo and other games of chance for Michigan charities. Then they will certainly read into the record that while in the U.S. Congress, Bob Traxler rose through the ranks to serve as chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on HUD-Independent Agencies. While his efforts in the Michigan House earned him the affectionate nickname 釘ingo Bob, his position in the U.S. House of Representatives earned him a spot in history as one of the cardinals of Capitol Hill.

I rise today to talk more about a personal experience with Bob Traxler. My wife joined the Congressman痴 staff and worked out of his Saginaw office. It naturally got us both involved in politics. In the early 1990s, Bob Traxler was instrumental in my decision to run for office. At first, with his dry sense of humor, he expressed disappointment to learn that I had chosen to run as a Republican, but he understood politics and the district better than anybody I壇 ever met.

He gave me three pieces of advice as I ran for my county commission seat. No. 1, never lie, even if it hurts. It値l always come back to haunt you. No. 2, trust is the coin of the realm. If you tell me you池e going to vote 土es, stick with it. If you池e going to vote 渡o, I値l go look somewhere else. If you change your mind, always let me know in plenty of time. No. 3, you池e joining a 15-member board. You値l be in the minority. Learn to count to eight. It took me a bit of time, but I learned that counting to eight wasn稚 just an exercise in math. It was about building relationships預bout building that trust. This was Bob Traxler痴 greatest strength.

After congratulating me on my election to the Saginaw County Board of Commissioners, he must have thought in his mind 層hat in the world have I done? because in early January 1993, Bob Traxler announced his retirement from Congress. Veronica and I maintained contact with Congressman Traxler and there were times that we壇 visit him at his home on the bluff on Mackinac Island. I supplied the Frankenmuth Band Boy cigars and Bob offered up beverages as we壇 sit for hours on his back porch overlooking the lights of St. Ignace and the Mackinac Bridge. I spent time listening as Bob told stories.

It was through Jerome Bob Traxler傭orn July 21, 1931葉hat I learned to compartmentalize politics and policy; that partisanship did not have to be an obstacle when we put people first.

I also learned where to find the best Friday fish dinners anywhere in the Saginaw Bay region.

Congressman Bob Traxler唯ingo Bob, a cardinal of Capitol Hill揺e will be missed, and he will be remembered.

 

A moment of silence was observed in memory of J. Bob Traxler, former member of the United States House of Representatives.

 

 

Announcements of Printing and Enrollment

 

 

The Secretary announced the enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor on Monday, November 4 for her approval the following bills:

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 47 at 2:13 p.m.

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 255 at 2:15 p.m.

 

The Secretary announced that the following House bills were received in the Senate and filed on Thursday, October 31:

House Bill Nos. 4173 4308 4309 4310 4311 4312 4323 4916 4917 4918

 

The Secretary announced that the following bills were printed and filed on Thursday, October 31, and are available on the Michigan Legislature website:

Senate Bill Nos. 619 620 621 622 623 624 625 626 627 628 629 630

House Bill Nos. 5179 5180 5181 5182 5183 5184 5185 5186 5187 5188 5189 5190

 

 

Committee Reports

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Agriculture submitted the following:

Meeting held on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 8:30 a.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Daley (C), Victory, Lauwers and Polehanki

Excused: Senator Ananich

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Advice and Consent submitted the following:

Meeting held on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 12:00 noon, Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Lucido (C), LaSata, Nesbitt, McBroom and Hertel

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety submitted the following:

Meeting held on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 8:30 a.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Lucido (C), VanderWall, Barrett, Johnson, Runestad, Chang and Irwin

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The Committee on Local Government submitted the following:

Meeting held on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 1:30 p.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building

Present: Senators Zorn (C), Johnson, Daley, Alexander and Moss

 

 

Scheduled Meetings

 

 

Administrative Rules - Wednesday, November 6, 3:30 p.m. or after committees are given leave by the House to meet, Room 326, Anderson House Office Building, (517) 373-5630

 

Appropriations - Wednesday, November 6, 2:00 p.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building (517) 373-5307

 

Subcommittee -

 

Universities and Community Colleges and House Higher Education and Community Colleges Appropriations Subcommittee - Thursday, November 7, 9:00 a.m., Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol Building, (517) 373-2768

 

Economic and Small Business Development - Thursday, November 7, 12:00 noon, Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-1721

 

Finance - Wednesday, November 6, 12:30 p.m., Room 1200, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-5312

 

Insurance and Banking - Wednesday, November 6, 8:30 a.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-5314

 

Oversight - Tuesday, November 12, 2:00 p.m., Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-5312

 

Transportation and Infrastructure - Wednesday, November 6, 12:30 p.m., Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building (517) 373-5323

 

 

Senator Lauwers moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 11:39 a.m.

 

The President, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist, declared the Senate adjourned until Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

MARGARET O達RIEN

Secretary of the Senate