No. 83

STATE OF MICHIGAN

 

JOURNAL

OF THE

House of Representatives

 

102nd Legislature

REGULAR SESSION OF 2023

 

 

 

 

House Chamber, Lansing, Wednesday, October 11, 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容xcused 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用resent Stone用resent

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

Breen用resent Hall用resent O'Neal用resent Thompson用resent

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

Bruck用resent Hill用resent 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容xcused

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

Rev. James M. Williams, Sr., Pastor of Beulah Baptist Church in Muskegon Heights, offered the following invocation:

 

"Our Father and our God, God of heaven and earth, God of this universe, galaxy and all places beyond human understanding, we the people of Michigan today acknowledge that You are God. It is with great reverence and awe that the people of this state approach Your majesty and splendor, We take time to recognize the innumerable blessings that You have bestowed upon us. We thank You for Your amazing grace, love and provision that we have been so graciously granted, We further acknowledge our shortcomings and need of Your guidance. As the elected officials of this house conduct the business of the people, we ask that You help all of us to be considerate of others, just in our decision making, obedient to the convictions of our conscience and truthful before You and those that we represent. May selfish ambition and personal gain be reduced and peace, truth, justice and righteousness be in the forefront of our minds. May Your holy presence be felt in every house of worship In this great state; from Church to Synagogue, Mosque to Temple...as Your people pray in sincerity, we ask for these and all blessings from You. It is in humility and with expectation that we have prayed now. Hear us and forever be God in our midst. Thank You God of heaven, AMEN."

 

 

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The Speaker called the Speaker Pro Tempore to the Chair.

 

 

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Rep. Aiyash moved that Reps. Arbit and Weiss be excused from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

 

 

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

The motion prevailed.

 

 

Announcement by the Clerk of Printing and Enrollment

 

 

The Clerk announced that the following bills had been reproduced and made available electronically on Tuesday, October 10:

House Bill Nos. 5108 5109 5110 5111 5112 5113 5114 5115 5116 5117 5118 5119 5120 5121 5122 5123

Senate Bill Nos. 569 570 571 572 573 574

 

The Clerk announced that the following bills had been reproduced and made available electronically on Wednesday, October 11:

Senate Bill Nos. 575 576 577 578 579 580 581 582 583

 

The Clerk announced that the following Senate bills had been received on Wednesday, October 11:

Senate Bill Nos. 205 206 207 471 472 528

 

 

Reports of Standing Committees

 

 

The Committee on Agriculture, by Rep. Miller, Chair, reported

House Bill No. 4857, entitled

A bill to amend 1941 PA 359, entitled "An act for controlling and eradicating certain noxious weeds within the state; to permit townships, villages, and cities to have a lien for expenses incurred in controlling and eradicating such weeds; to permit officials of counties and municipalities to appoint commissioners of noxious weeds; to define the powers, duties, and compensation of commissioners; to provide for sanctions; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts," by amending section 2 (MCL 247.62), as amended by 2010 PA 358.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Miller, Paiz, Stone, Young, Coffia, Dievendorf, Fitzgerald, Rheingans, Neyer, VanderWall, Roth, Bierlein and Smit

Nays: None

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Miller, Chair, of the Committee on Agriculture, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Present: Reps. Miller, Paiz, Stone, Young, Coffia, Dievendorf, Fitzgerald, Rheingans, Neyer, VanderWall, Roth, Bierlein and Smit

 

 

The Committee on Appropriations, by Rep. Witwer, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 331, entitled

A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled "The general property tax act," by amending sections 9o, 19, and 30 (MCL 211.9o, 211.19, and 211.30), section 9o as amended by 2021 PA 150, section 19 as amended by 2017 PA 261, and section 30 as amended by 2013 PA 153.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Witwer, O'Neal, Brixie, Hood, Brabec, Morse, Puri, Steckloff, Martus, McKinney, Mentzer, Morgan, Price, Skaggs, Snyder, Wilson, Green, Borton, Cavitt and Steele

Nays: Reps. Lightner, Bollin and Schuette

 

 

The Committee on Appropriations, by Rep. Witwer, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 506, entitled

A bill to amend 2000 PA 92, entitled "Food law," by amending sections 3119, 4103, and 4117 (MCL 289.3119, 289.4103, and 289.4117), sections 3119 and 4103 as amended by 2018 PA 92 and section 4117 as amended by 2012 PA 178.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Witwer, O'Neal, Brixie, Hood, Brabec, Morse, Puri, Steckloff, Martus, McKinney, Mentzer, Morgan, Price, Skaggs, Snyder and Wilson

Nays: Reps. Lightner, Bollin, Green, Slagh, Beson, Borton, Fink, Cavitt, DeBoer, Kuhn, Schuette and Steele

The Committee on Appropriations, by Rep. Witwer, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 507, entitled

A bill to amend 1964 PA 284, entitled "City income tax act," by amending sections 6 and 9 of chapter 1 and sections 3, 73, 84, 85, 86a, 86b, 86c, 91, 92, and 93 of chapter 2 (MCL 141.506, 141.509, 141.603, 141.673, 141.684, 141.685, 141.686a, 141.686b, 141.686c, 141.691, 141.692, and 141.693), section 6 of chapter 1 as amended and sections 86a, 86b, and 86c of chapter 2 as added by 2018 PA 456 and section 9 of chapter 1 as added and sections 3, 73, 84, 85, 92, and 93 of chapter 2 as amended by 1996 PA 478, and by adding section 92a to chapter 2.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Witwer, O'Neal, Brixie, Hood, Brabec, Morse, Puri, Steckloff, Martus, McKinney, Mentzer, Morgan, Price, Skaggs, Snyder and Wilson

Nays: Reps. Lightner, Bollin, Green, Slagh, Beson, Borton, Fink, Cavitt, DeBoer, Kuhn, Schuette and Steele

 

 

The Committee on Appropriations, by Rep. Witwer, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 508, entitled

A bill to amend 2003 PA 198, entitled "Farm produce insurance act," by amending section 7 (MCL 285.317), as amended by 2016 PA 264.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Witwer, O'Neal, Brixie, Hood, Brabec, Morse, Puri, Steckloff, Martus, McKinney, Mentzer, Morgan, Price, Skaggs, Snyder and Wilson

Nays: Reps. Lightner, Bollin, Green, Slagh, Beson, Borton, Fink, Cavitt, DeBoer, Kuhn, Schuette and Steele

 

 

The Committee on Appropriations, by Rep. Witwer, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 510, entitled

A bill to amend 1939 PA 141, entitled "Grain dealers act," by amending section 6 (MCL 285.66), as amended by 2002 PA 80.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Witwer, O'Neal, Brixie, Hood, Brabec, Morse, Puri, Steckloff, Martus, McKinney, Mentzer, Morgan, Price, Skaggs, Snyder and Wilson

Nays: Reps. Lightner, Bollin, Green, Slagh, Beson, Borton, Fink, Cavitt, DeBoer, Kuhn, Schuette and Steele

 

 

The Committee on Appropriations, by Rep. Witwer, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 511, entitled

A bill to amend 1980 PA 300, entitled "The public school employees retirement act of 1979," by amending section 41 (MCL 38.1341), as amended by 2022 PA 220.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Witwer, O'Neal, Brixie, Hood, Brabec, Morse, Puri, Steckloff, Martus, McKinney, Mentzer, Morgan, Price, Skaggs, Snyder, Wilson, Slagh and DeBoer

Nays: Rep. Steele

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Witwer, Chair, of the Committee on Appropriations, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Present: Reps. Witwer, O'Neal, Brixie, Hood, Brabec, Morse, Puri, Steckloff, Martus, McKinney, Mentzer, Morgan, Price, Skaggs, Snyder, Wilson, Lightner, Bollin, Green, Slagh, Beson, Borton, Fink, Cavitt, DeBoer, Kuhn, Schuette and Steele

Absent: Rep. Weiss

Excused: Rep. Weiss

 

 

The Committee on Higher Education, by Rep. Glanville, Chair, reported

House Bill No. 4816, entitled

A bill to prohibit high schools and certain athletic organizations from preventing high school student athletes in this state from receiving compensation for the use of their name, image, or likeness rights.

With the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Glanville, Rheingans, Koleszar, Scott, Byrnes, Coffia, Hill, MacDonell and Paiz

Nays: Reps. Paquette and Zorn

 

 

The Committee on Higher Education, by Rep. Glanville, Chair, reported

House Bill No. 4844, entitled

A bill to amend 2020 PA 366, entitled "An act to prohibit postsecondary educational institutions in this state and certain athletic organizations from preventing a college athlete from receiving compensation for the use of his or her name, image, or likeness rights," by amending sections 3, 5, 7, and 10 (MCL 390.1733, 390.1735, 390.1737, and 390.1740).

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Glanville, Rheingans, Koleszar, Scott, Byrnes, Coffia, Hill, MacDonell, Paiz, VanderWall and DeSana

Nays: Reps. Paquette and Zorn

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Glanville, Chair, of the Committee on Higher Education, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Present: Reps. Glanville, Rheingans, Koleszar, Scott, Byrnes, Coffia, Hill, MacDonell, Paiz, VanderWall, Paquette, Zorn, Bruck and DeSana

The Committee on Government Operations, by Rep. Liberati, Chair, reported

House Bill No. 4942, entitled

A bill to authorize the state administrative board to convey state-owned property in Ingham County to the house of representatives; to prescribe conditions for the conveyance; to provide for powers and duties of state agencies and departments concerning the property and the conveyance; and to provide for disposition of revenue derived from the conveyance.

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Liberati, Pohutsky and McFall

Nays: None

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Liberati, Chair, of the Committee on Government Operations, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Present: Reps. Liberati, Pohutsky, McFall, Posthumus and Greene

 

 

The Committee on Judiciary, by Rep. Breen, Chair, reported

House Bill No. 4909, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 386, entitled "Estates and protected individuals code," by amending sections 5104, 5106, 5310, 5313, and 5409 (MCL 700.5104, 700.5106, 700.5310, 700.5313, and 700.5409), section 5106 as amended by 2017 PA 136, section 5310 as amended by 2000 PA 54, section 5313 as amended by 2012 PA 545, and section 5409 as amended by 2000 PA 463, and by adding section 5106a.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Breen, Edwards, Tyrone Carter, Hope, Dievendorf, Hoskins, Tsernoglou, Wendzel and Wozniak

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Judiciary, by Rep. Breen, Chair, reported

House Bill No. 4910, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 386, entitled "Estates and protected individuals code," by amending sections 5305, 5314, 5406, 5417, and 5418 (MCL 700.5305, 700.5314, 700.5406, 700.5417, and 700.5418), section 5305 as amended by 2017 PA 155, section 5314 as amended by 2018 PA 594, section 5406 as amended by 2000 PA 464, and sections 5417 and 5418 as amended by 2000 PA 312, and by adding section 5314a.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Breen, Edwards, Tyrone Carter, Hope, Dievendorf, Hoskins, Tsernoglou, Wendzel and Wozniak

Nays: None

The Committee on Judiciary, by Rep. Breen, Chair, reported

House Bill No. 4911, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 386, entitled "Estates and protected individuals code," by amending sections 5303, 5304, 5306, 5306a, 5312, and 5416 (MCL 700.5303, 700.5304, 700.5306, 700.5306a, 700.5312, and 700.5416), section 5303 as amended by 2017 PA 155, section 5306 as amended by 2019 PA 170, section 5306a as added by 2012 PA 173, and section 5312 as amended by 2000 PA 54.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Breen, Edwards, Tyrone Carter, Hope, Dievendorf, Hoskins, Tsernoglou, Wendzel and Wozniak

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Judiciary, by Rep. Breen, Chair, reported

House Bill No. 4912, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 386, entitled "Estates and protected individuals code," by amending sections 5414 and 5415 (MCL 700.5414 and 700.5415) and by adding section 5312a.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Breen, Edwards, Tyrone Carter, Hope, Dievendorf, Hoskins, Tsernoglou, Wendzel and Wozniak

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Judiciary, by Rep. Breen, Chair, reported

House Bill No. 5047, entitled

A bill to amend 1998 PA 386, entitled "Estates and protected individuals code," by amending section 5106 (MCL 700.5106), as amended by 2017 PA 136, and by adding part 5A to article V.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Breen, Edwards, Tyrone Carter, Hope, Dievendorf, Hoskins, Tsernoglou, Wendzel and Wozniak

Nays: None

 

 

The Committee on Judiciary, by Rep. Breen, Chair, reported

Senate Bill No. 248, entitled

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled "Revised judicature act of 1961," by amending section 2163a (MCL 600.2163a), as amended by 2018 PA 343.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Breen, Edwards, Tyrone Carter, Hope, Dievendorf, Hoskins, Tsernoglou, Fink, Wendzel, Wozniak, Outman and Johnsen

Nays: None

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Breen, Chair, of the Committee on Judiciary, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Present: Reps. Breen, Edwards, Tyrone Carter, Hope, Dievendorf, Hoskins, Tsernoglou, Fink, Wendzel, Wozniak, Outman and Johnsen

Absent: Rep. Arbit

Excused: Rep. Arbit

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Scott, Chair, of the Committee on Energy, Communications, and Technology, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Present: Reps. Scott, Andrews, Coleman, Whitsett, Neeley, Byrnes, Churches, Hill, MacDonell, McFall, Wendzel, Outman, Aragona, BeGole, Greene, Prestin and Schmaltz

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Neeley, Chair, of the Committee on Tax Policy, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Present: Reps. Neeley, Farhat, Brixie, Brenda Carter, Whitsett, Price, VanWoerkom, Outman, Tisdel and Hoadley

Absent: Reps. Grant and Markkanen

Excused: Reps. Grant and Markkanen

 

 

Messages from the Senate

 

 

House Bill No. 4071, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled "The insurance code of 1956," (MCL 500.100 to 500.8302) by adding section 3406z.

The Senate has substituted (S-1) the bill.

The Senate has passed the bill as substituted (S-1) and amended the title to read as follows:

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled "An act to revise, consolidate, and classify the laws relating to the insurance and surety business; to regulate the incorporation or formation of domestic insurance and surety companies and associations and the admission of foreign and alien companies and associations; to provide their rights, powers, and immunities and to prescribe the conditions on which companies and associations organized, existing, or authorized under this act may exercise their powers; to provide the rights, powers, and immunities and to prescribe the conditions on which other persons, firms, corporations, associations, risk retention groups, and purchasing groups engaged in an insurance or surety business may exercise their powers; to provide for the imposition of a privilege fee on domestic insurance companies and associations and the state accident fund; to provide for the imposition of a tax on the business of foreign and alien companies and associations; to provide for the imposition of a tax on risk retention groups and purchasing groups; to provide for the imposition of a tax on the business of surplus line agents; to provide for the imposition of regulatory fees on certain insurers; to provide for assessment fees on certain health maintenance organizations; to modify tort liability arising out of certain accidents; to provide for limited actions with respect to that modified tort liability and to prescribe certain procedures for maintaining those actions; to require security for losses arising out of certain accidents; to provide for the continued availability and affordability of automobile insurance and homeowners insurance in this state and to facilitate the purchase of that insurance by all residents of this state at fair and reasonable rates; to provide for certain reporting with respect to insurance and with respect to certain claims against uninsured or self-insured persons; to prescribe duties for certain state departments and officers with respect to that reporting; to provide for certain assessments; to establish and continue certain state insurance funds; to modify and clarify the status, rights, powers, duties, and operations of the nonprofit malpractice insurance fund; to provide for the departmental supervision and regulation of the insurance and surety business within this state; to provide for regulation over worker's compensation self-insurers; to provide for the conservation, rehabilitation, or liquidation of unsound or insolvent insurers; to provide for the protection of policyholders, claimants, and creditors of unsound or insolvent insurers; to provide for associations of insurers to protect policyholders and claimants in the event of insurer insolvencies; to prescribe educational requirements for insurance agents and solicitors; to provide for the regulation of multiple employer welfare arrangements; to create an automobile theft prevention authority to reduce the number of automobile thefts in this state; to prescribe the powers and duties of the automobile theft prevention authority; to provide certain powers and duties upon certain officials, departments, and authorities of this state; to provide for an appropriation; to repeal acts and parts of acts; and to provide penalties for the violation of this act," (MCL 500.100 to 500.8302) by adding section 3406ff.

The Speaker announced that pursuant to Rule 42, the bill was laid over one day.

 

 

House Bill No. 4341, entitled

A bill to create a program to assist certain child care centers and schools with the acquisition, installation, and maintenance of certain filtered water stations and faucets; to provide for the sampling and testing of water from certain water outlets; to create certain funds; and to provide for the duties of certain state departments and officers.

The Senate has substituted (S-2) the bill.

The Senate has passed the bill as substituted (S-2).

The Speaker announced that pursuant to Rule 42, the bill was laid over one day.

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Motions and Resolutions

 

 

Rep. Aiyash moved that Rule 42 be suspended.

The motion prevailed, 3/5 of the members present voting therefor.

 

Rep. Aiyash moved that the Committee on Agriculture be discharged from further consideration of House Bill No. 4011.

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

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

 

 

Second Reading of Bills

 

 

House Bill No. 4011, entitled

A bill to amend 1974 PA 154, entitled "Michigan occupational safety and health act," by amending section 35 (MCL 408.1035), as amended by 1991 PA 105.

The bill was read a second time.

 

Rep. Neyer moved to substitute (H-1) the bill.

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

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

The motion prevailed.

 

 

House Bill No. 4704, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled "The insurance code of 1956," by amending section 2024a (MCL 500.2024a), as added by 1989 PA 68.

The bill was read a second time.

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

The motion prevailed.

Rep. Aiyash moved that the bill be placed on its immediate passage.

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

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Third Reading of Bills

 

 

House Bill No. 4704, entitled

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled "The insurance code of 1956," by amending section 2024a (MCL 500.2024a), as added by 1989 PA 68.

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

 

 

Roll Call No. 345 Yeas88

 

 

Alexander Fink Martus Shannon

Aragona Fitzgerald McFall Skaggs

Beeler Fox McKinney Slagh

BeGole Glanville Meerman Smit

Beson Grant Mentzer Snyder

Bezotte Green, P. Miller St. Germaine

Bierlein Greene, J. Morgan Steckloff

Bollin Hall Morse Steele

Borton Harris Mueller Stone

Breen Hoadley Neeley Tate

Bruck Hood Neyer Thompson

Carra Hope O'Neal Tisdel

Carter, B. Hoskins Outman Tsernoglou

Carter, T. Johnsen Paquette VanderWall

Cavitt Koleszar Posthumus VanWoerkom

Coleman Kuhn Prestin Wendzel

Conlin Kunse Rigas Whitsett

DeBoer Liberati Rogers Wilson

DeBoyer Lightner Roth Witwer

DeSana MacDonell Schmaltz Wozniak

Farhat Markkanen Schuette Young

Filler Martin Scott Zorn

 

 

Nays20

 

 

Aiyash Churches Haadsma Price

Andrews Coffia Hill Puri

Brabec Dievendorf Maddock Rheingans

Brixie Edwards Paiz Schriver

Byrnes Friske Pohutsky Wegela

 

 

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. 4966, entitled

A bill to provide for the authorization and levy of a specific tax in lieu of certain ad valorem property taxes for purposes of improving equity in the taxation of property and to encourage the development of property within the boundaries of certain cities and local units of government; to prescribe the powers, duties, and jurisdictions of those cities and local units of government, and certain local and state officials, in the authorization and levy of the specific alternative tax and for the administration of this act; to limit the levy of certain ad valorem property taxes and exempt certain property from the collection of certain ad valorem property taxes within cities and local units of government qualified to levy the specific alternative tax; to regulate the levy, collection, and distribution of the specific alternative tax within the jurisdiction of each city or local unit of government qualified to levy the specific alternative tax; to create and provide for the modification of certain credits and exemptions against the specific alternative tax in certain circumstances in order to enhance the equitable purposes and objectives of this act; to provide for the exemption from certain taxes; and to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental officers and entities.

The bill was read a third time.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

 

Rep. Aiyash moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. Amend page 7, line 21, after "date" by inserting "after September 1, 2024".

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

The question being on the passage of the bill,

 

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

The motion prevailed.

 

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Motions and Resolutions

 

 

Reps. Schuette, Steckloff, Hall, Kuhn, Slagh, Borton, Bollin, Fox, Markkanen, BeGole, Steele, Alexander, Schmaltz, Outman, Bierlein, Aragona, Posthumus, Meerman, Tisdel, Mueller, Breen, Filler, Phil Green, Price, Rogers, Maddock, Lightner, Kunse, Neyer, Bruck, Beeler, Hoadley, Martin, VanWoerkom, DeBoer, Wendzel, Carra, Friske, Prestin, DeSana, VanderWall, Johnsen, Rigas, Fink, Jaime Greene, Beson, St. Germaine, Cavitt, DeBoyer, Wozniak, Bezotte, Arbit, Smit and Rheingans offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 146.

A resolution to condemn the abhorrent violence perpetrated by Hamas in October 2023, call for the release of all hostages held by Hamas, and support Israel痴 right to self-defense.

Whereas, At dawn on October 7, 2023, Hamas launched a sudden and bloody assault on the people of Israel. This attack came at the end of Sukkot, one day after the 50th anniversary of the start of the Yom Kippur War. Air sirens wailed as thousands of rockets rained down indiscriminately on civilian areas, and armed infiltrators took to the streets. At the Supernova music festival, which was held in southern Israel, just a few miles from the Gaza border, hundreds of attendees were surrounded and massacred. Hamas militants were sent to Israeli towns, where they sought out and executed civilians, including children and the elderly, door by door. An unknown number of civilians has been taken hostage by Hamas, and some have reportedly been transported into Gaza. As of October 9, Hamas is continuing its campaign of violence against Israeli civilians, and it has encouraged other actors to join it in the extermination of Israel; and

Whereas, This horrific conflict has not only affected the people of Israel but people from around the world. The United States government has confirmed that at least 11 Americans have been killed. Other countries reporting confirmed or suspected casualties include the United Kingdom, France, Ukraine, Thailand, Nepal, Cambodia, and Argentina. In addition to the dead, many foreign nationals are missing, and some are known to be among Hamas痴 hostages, including a German-Israeli who was attending the Supernova music festival; and

Whereas, Israel has taken steps to defend its people against this terrorist threat. A few hours after the first airstrikes, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared 的srael is at war, making it clear that this is not just another bout of fighting between these historic adversaries. Israel has commenced a 田omplete siege on Gaza and mobilized 300,000 reserve troops to aid in the nation痴 defense; and

Whereas, Michigan and Israel share long-standing cultural ties and a lengthy history of cooperation and partnership. Michigan has had a significant Jewish population since the turn of the 20th century, with over 85,000 Jews residing in the state today, largely concentrated in Metro Detroit. Around 2,500 Israelis call Michigan home. Both private organizations and the state have encouraged Israeli businesses to invest in Michigan, and Michigan痴 universities have received millions of dollars in grants from bilateral U.S.-Israeli programs to fund agricultural and scientific research; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we condemn the acts of terror perpetrated by Hamas against Israel beginning October 7, 2023; and be it further

Resolved, That we urge Hamas to release all hostages taken during these barbaric actions; and be it further

Resolved, That we support Israel痴 right to self-defense; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the members of the Michigan congressional delegation, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, and the United States Charg d誕ffaires for Israel.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Reps. Coffia, Hill, Hope, Hood, McKinney, Mentzer, Stone, Brabec, Rheingans, Snyder, Breen, Glanville and Haadsma offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 147.

A resolution to declare October 2023 as Book Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, 2023 marks the 20th anniversary of the inaugural National Book Month, which the National Book Foundation first initiated in 2003; and

Whereas, The month-long celebration focuses on the importance of reading, writing, and literature, while also providing a time to honor the nation痴 best books and authors, as the National Book Awards announces the year痴 finalists every October; and

Whereas, The purpose of National Book Month is to encourage reading, an activity that has been proven to have many advantages. Reading can help anyone build excellent vocabulary, improve memory, increase knowledge, and decrease anxiety; and

Whereas, Studies have shown that there is a positive correlation between access to books and literacy proficiency, as well as academic outcomes; and

Whereas, Improving academic outcomes will bring Michigan closer to the state痴 sixty by thirty goal of increasing the number of working-age adults with a skill certificate or college degree from 50.5% today to 60% by 2030; and

Whereas, Meeting this goal will promote better jobs, bigger paychecks, and make Michigan more competitive for inclusive economic growth; and

Whereas, Public and school libraries were created to offer equal access to information, and continue to serve as a critical source of books and other informational materials; and

Whereas, Librarians at public and school libraries work tirelessly to ensure that these materials are available, accessible, and open to all; and

Whereas, While reading books offers multi-faceted benefits to children and adults alike, equitable access remains a challenge for certain communities; and

Whereas, Rural and other underserved communities in particular struggle to achieve equal and equitable access to books; and

Whereas, Libraries in rural communities have faced closures over challenges to the types of books and information that they provide; and

Whereas, This has ultimately resulted in further barriers to information in already underserved communities; and

Whereas, These barriers further compound in the form of lower regional economic outcomes that can be felt across the entire state of Michigan; and

Whereas, Michigan痴 economic success is consistently a top priority for Michiganders across the state; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare October 2023 as Book Month in the state of Michigan. We recognize the importance of accessibility to books in meeting Michigan痴 goals related to literacy rates, academic outcomes, and economic prosperity.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Reps. Aragona, Kuhn, McFall, Shannon, Wozniak, Bezotte, Steele, St. Germaine, Roth, Alexander and Haadsma offered the following resolution:

House Resolution No. 148.

A resolution to urge the President of the United States to provide assistance and medical aid to the community of Qaraqosh/Bakhdida, Iraq, following a devastating fire at a local wedding.

Whereas, On September 26, 2023, an unthinkable tragedy struck the city of Qaraqosh/Bakhdida in the Nineveh governorate of northern Iraq. As a newlywed couple celebrated their union surrounded by friends and family, fireworks erupted on the dance floor and ignited the banquet hall, engulfing the venue in a blaze. In an instant, what should have been the happiest moment in a young couple痴 life became a horrifying nightmare. In the ensuing chaos, attendees struggled to escape the building. It was later discovered that the venue was constructed of highly flammable material, had no emergency exits, and was filled far beyond its capacity a perfect storm for tragedy. While it is reported that the bride and groom thankfully survived, Iraqi officials have indicated that at least 107 attendees lost their lives while an additional 82 were injured. Surviving victims suffered extreme burns and other physical and psychological injuries that will necessitate specialized care care that the local medical community in Qaraqosh/Bakhdida may be unequipped to sufficiently provide; and

Whereas, Medical facilities in Qaraqosh/Bakhdida are insufficiently equipped to provide the necessary medical care for the survivors of this tragic fire. It has been reported that local hospitals in Qaraqosh/Bakhdida a city home to only 35,000 people have been overwhelmed with the sudden influx of victims needing comprehensive and intense medical intervention. Unable to cope with the stress, medical professionals in Qaraqosh/Bakhdida have already begun transferring their patients to burn facilities in other countries, desperately attempting to ensure that the victims of this fire receive the best care possible given the dire circumstances; and

Whereas, The United States has a proven track record indicating our commitment to offering humanitarian assistance to those in need across the world. Our status as a world leader places us in the fortunate position to be able to demonstrate that commitment once more by providing aid to the victims of the fire in Qaraqosh/Bakhdida. There are few ways in which the vast resources at the disposal of our federal government can be better spent than by offering support to communities in need. By offering medical assistance and other desperately needed resources to the victims of the Qaraqosh/Bakhdida fire and the medical professionals working tirelessly on their behalf, the federal government would demonstrate the compassion of the American people and our commitment to promoting peace, stability, and well-being in Iraq and the world beyond; and

Whereas, The state of Michigan has particularly strong ties to the Assyrian-Chaldean-Syriac people, the primary ethnic demographic of the city of Qaraqosh/Bakhdida. The Assyrian-Chaldean-Syriac diaspora has established deep roots in our state, which hosts the largest population of this people in the nation. The contributions made by this community to our state痴 rich culture and robust economy cannot be quantified. Therefore, we recognize that Michigan maintains a vested interest in supporting our friends and neighbors in Qaraqosh/Bakhdida, further strengthening ties long established between our distant communities; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we urge the President of the United States to provide assistance and medical aid to the community of Qaraqosh/Bakhdida, Iraq, following a devastating fire at a local wedding; and be it further

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Reports of Standing Committees

 

 

The Committee on Local Government and Municipal Finance, by Rep. Fitzgerald, Chair, reported

House Bill No. 4861, entitled

A bill to require the state administrative board to release restrictions on real property in Muskegon County; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state departments in regard to the property; and to provide for disposition of revenue.

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

The bill and substitute were referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Fitzgerald, Byrnes, Shannon, Breen, Rogers, Hill, Hoskins, Paiz, Zorn, Bezotte and BeGole

Nays: Rep. Paquette

The Committee on Local Government and Municipal Finance, by Rep. Fitzgerald, Chair, reported

House Bill No. 5074, entitled

A bill to amend 2018 PA 57, entitled "Recodified tax increment financing act," by amending section 402 (MCL 125.4402).

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the order of Second Reading of Bills.

 

 

Favorable Roll Call

 

To Report Out:

Yeas: Reps. Fitzgerald, Byrnes, Shannon, Breen, Rogers, Hill, Hoskins and Paiz

Nays: Reps. Paquette and BeGole

 

 

COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE REPORT

 

The following report, submitted by Rep. Fitzgerald, Chair, of the Committee on Local Government and Municipal Finance, was received and read:

Meeting held on: Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Present: Reps. Fitzgerald, Byrnes, Shannon, Breen, Rogers, Hill, Hoskins, Paiz, Zorn, Paquette, Bezotte, BeGole and Prestin

 

 

Messages from the Senate

 

 

Senate Bill No. 205, entitled

A bill to amend 1972 PA 348, entitled "An act to regulate relationships between landlords and tenants relative to rental agreements for rental units; to regulate the payment, repayment, use and investment of security deposits; to provide for commencement and termination inventories of rental units; to provide for termination arrangements relative to rental units; to provide for legal remedies; and to provide penalties," (MCL 554.601 to 554.616) by amending the title and by adding section 1c.

The Senate has passed the bill.

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

 

 

Senate Bill No. 206, entitled

A bill to amend 1972 PA 348, entitled "An act to regulate relationships between landlords and tenants relative to rental agreements for rental units; to regulate the payment, repayment, use and investment of security deposits; to provide for commencement and termination inventories of rental units; to provide for termination arrangements relative to rental units; to provide for legal remedies; and to provide penalties," by amending section 1 (MCL 554.601), as amended by 1995 PA 79.

The Senate has passed the bill.

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

 

 

Senate Bill No. 207, entitled

A bill to amend 1976 PA 453, entitled "Elliott-Larsen civil rights act," by amending the title and section 502 (MCL 37.2502), as amended by 2023 PA 6.

The Senate has passed the bill.

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

 

 

Senate Bill No. 471, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled "The Michigan penal code," by amending section 224f (MCL 750.224f), as amended by 2014 PA 4.

The Senate has passed the bill.

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

Senate Bill No. 472, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled "The code of criminal procedure," by amending section 16m of chapter XVII (MCL 777.16m), as amended by 2023 PA 22.

The Senate has passed the bill.

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

 

 

Senate Bill No. 528, entitled

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled "The Michigan penal code," by amending sections 115, 145n, 377a, 380, 411h, and 540e (MCL 750.115, 750.145n, 750.377a, 750.380, 750.411h, and 750.540e), section 115 as amended by 2000 PA 148, section 145n as amended by 2016 PA 480, sections 377a and 380 as amended by 1998 PA 311, section 411h as amended by 1997 PA 65, and section 540e as amended by 2002 PA 577.

The Senate has passed the bill.

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

 

 

Notices

 

 

I hereby give notice that on the next legislative session day I will move to discharge the Committee on Appropriations from further consideration of Senate Bill No. 470.

Rep. Aiyash

 

 

I hereby give notice that on the next legislative session day I will move to discharge the Committee on Government Operations from further consideration of House Resolution No. 146.

Rep. Schuette

 

 

Introduction of Bills

 

 

Reps. Bollin, Lightner and Witwer introduced

House Bill No. 5124, entitled

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled "Public health code," by amending section 7401 (MCL 333.7401), as amended by 2016 PA 548.

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

 

 

Reps. Lightner, Bollin and Witwer introduced

House Bill No. 5125, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled "The code of criminal procedure," by amending section 1 of chapter XI (MCL 771.1), as amended by 2019 PA 165.

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

 

 

Reps. Witwer, Lightner and Bollin introduced

House Bill No. 5126, entitled

A bill to amend 1927 PA 175, entitled "The code of criminal procedure," by amending section 13m of chapter XVII (MCL 777.13m), as amended by 2016 PA 549.

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

 

 

Reps. McFall, Mentzer, Snyder, Liberati, Stone, Haadsma, Brabec, Weiss, Conlin, MacDonell, Martus, Grant, Wilson, Price, Rheingans, Harris, Hoadley, Bierlein, McKinney and Aiyash introduced

House Bill No. 5127, entitled

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled "Michigan vehicle code," by amending section 803f (MCL 257.803f), as amended by 2022 PA 143.


 

The bill was read a first time by its title and referred to the Committee on Transportation, Mobility and Infrastructure.

 

 

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Rep. Hood moved that the House adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 5:45 p.m.

 

The Speaker Pro Tempore declared the House adjourned until Thursday, October 12, at 12:00 Noon.

 

 

RICHARD J. BROWN

Clerk of the House of Representatives