Saturday, May 21, 2016


The following is a summary of legislation that passed the House 5.16.16-5.20.16. Feel free to contact staff directly with any questions or if you need additional information (517-373-0826).

Expand Arrest Jurisdiction for Detroit Metro Airport Police
HB 5181 (Heise) RC 274, 5/17/16 Passed 89-20
Next: Sent to the Senate
Committee: Criminal Justice
Description:
HB 5181 (Heise) would give full peace officer authority and powers to public airport authority officers under certain circumstances.
             
Allow Private College Police to be Licensed Under the MCOLES Act
HB 4588 (H-1) (Heise) RC 275, 5/17/16 Passed 87-22
Next: Sent to the Senate
Committee: Judiciary
Description:
HB 4588 (H-1) (Heise) would allow private college security officers to exercise the authority and power of peace officers while off-campus, under certain circumstances.

Stepparent Adoption
SB 458 (S-1) (Schuitmaker) RC 276, 5/17/16 Passed 102-7
Next: Return to the Senate
Committee: Judiciary
Description:
SB 458 (S-1) (Schuitmaker) would clarify the grounds for the termination of parental rights in cases involving stepparent adoptions. This bill is in response to a 2014 Michigan State Supreme Court case, In re AJR, 852 N.W.2d 760, where the court held that the stepparent adoption statute requires a parent to have sole legal custody when his or her spouse seeks to adopt a stepchild.

Banning the Transportation of Cervids Infected with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
HB 5146 (H-1) (KIVELA) RC 277, 5/17/16 Passed 109-0
Next: Sent to the Senate
Committee: Natural Resources
Description:
HB 5146 (H-1) (KIVELA) would amend the Natural Resources Environmental Protection Act (NREPA) to increase the penalties for an individual caught bringing in a cervid (deer or elk) carcass from a state or province identified as having Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the cervid population. This includes states or provinces with CWD in captive cervid herds.
                         
Limit DEQ Fees for a Private Harbor Used as a Storm Refuge Area
SB 363 (Casperson) RC 278, 5/17/16 Passed 67-42
Next: Return to the Senate
Committee: Natural Resources
Description:
SB 363 (Casperson) would limit the amount DEQ can charge a person in a private harbor formed by a breakwater that occupies bottomlands, (land in the Great Lakes, and bays and harbors of the Great Lakes, lying below the normal high water mark), to $10 annually or no charge if the littoral owner agrees to allow the harbor to be used as a refuge area during storms. This reduced fee would only apply to harbors that are used for non-commercial purposes. We are anticipating an (H-1) that adds littoral use to the section instead of replacing riparian use.

Placing Preference on Michigan Biobased Products for Purchase from the State of Michigan
HB 4850 (Sheppard) RC 279, 5/17/16 Passed 104-5
Next: Sent to the Senate
Committee: Oversight and Ethics
Description:
HB 4850 (Sheppard) would amend the Management and Budget act of 1984 to give preference to Michigan biobased products for all purchases made by the State of Michigan.

Exclude Yoga Instruction & Yoga Teacher Training from the Definition of Proprietary Schools in the Proprietary Schools Act
SB 818 (Schuitmaker) RC 280, 5/17/16 Passed 92-17
Next: Return to the Senate
Committee: Regulatory Reform
Description:
SB 818 (Schuitmaker) amends the Proprietary School Act to exclude schools or programs within schools that exclusively provide yoga instruction, yoga teacher training, or both from the definition of proprietary school.
             
Human Trafficking Package
HB 5542 (Cox) RC 281, 5/17/16 Passed 109-0
HB 5543 (Howell) RC 282, 5/17/16 Passed 109-0
HB 5544 (Jenkins) RC 283, 5/17/16 Passed 109-0
Next: Return to the Senate
Committee: Criminal Justice
Description:
HB 5542 (Cox) Michigan law currently allows a person 16 years of age or older to have one or more prostitution related convictions expunged if the offense or offenses were committed while the person was a victim of a human trafficking violation and the offense was committed “as a direct result” of his or her victim status. The bill would also allow this expungement for convictions under local ordinances that substantially correspond to state-level prostitution convictions.
HB 5543 (Howell) amends the Juvenile Code to allow the court to set aside a prostitution related adjudication if the offense was committed “as a direct result” of his or her status as a victim of human trafficking. The specific violations covered are those that “if committed by an adult” would be violations of Sec. 448 (soliciting, accosting, or enticing prostitution), Sec. 449 (admitting another to a place of prostitution), and/or Sec. 450 (aiding, assisting, or abetting prostitution) of the MPC or a local ordinance substantially corresponding to those offenses.
HB 5544 (Jenkins) would amend the MPC to apply the Safe Harbor Law presumption to a local ordinance prostitution offense that substantially corresponds to Sec. 448 (soliciting, accosting, or enticing prostitution), Sec. 449 (admitting another to a place of prostitution), Sec. 450 (aiding, assisting, or abetting prostitution) and/or Sec. 462 (employs, detains, or allows person under 16 years of age to remain in a house of prostitution).

House Omnibus Budget
HB 5294 (Pscholka) RC 284, 5/18/16 Failed 0-109
HB 5256 (Inman) RC 285, 5/18/16 Failed 0-109
HB 5263 (Miller) RC 286, 5/18/16 Failed 0-109
HB 5268 (Jenkins) RC 287, 5/18/16 Failed 0-109
HB 5272 (Pagel) RC 288, 5/18/16 Failed 0-109
HB 5274 (VerHeulen) RC 289, 5/18/16 Failed 0-109
HB 5276 (Cox) RC 290, 5/18/16 Failed 0-109
HB 5306 (Afendoulis) RC 291, 5/18/16 Failed 0-109
HB 5329 (Canfield) RC 292, 5/18/16 Failed 0-109
Next: Conference Committee
Committee: Appropriations
Description:
HB 5294 (Pscholka) Appropriations, omnibus budget appropriations for Fiscal Year 2017.
HB 5256 (Inman) Appropriations; zero budget; department of military and veterans affairs; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.
HB 5263 (Miller) Appropriations; zero budget; department of state police; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.
HB 5268 (Jenkins) Appropriations; zero budget; department of agriculture and rural development; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.
HB 5272 (Pagel) Appropriations; zero budget; department of corrections; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.
HB 5274 (VerHeulen) Appropriations; zero budget; department of health and human services; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.
HB 5276 (Cox) Appropriations; zero budget; general government; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.
HB 5306 (Afendoulis) Appropriations; zero budget; department of insurance and financial services; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.
HB 5329 (Canfield) Appropriations; zero budget; state transportation department; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.
             
Discounting a Petition Signature if Made More than 180 Days Before Filed
SB 776 (Robertson) RC 293, 5/18/16 Passed 57-52
Next: Return to the Senate
Committee: Elections
Description:
SB 776 (Robertson) would amend the Michigan Election Law to provide that a signature on a petition to amend the Constitution or initiate legislation could not be counted if the signature were made more than 180 days before the petition was filed with the Secretary of State. Currently, a signature made more than 180 days before a petition is filed is rebuttably presumed to be stale and void. The bill would delete that language. An amendment was adopted that created a January 1, 2017 effective date.

Exempting Loan Promotion Raffles by State Charted Banks from the MI Penal Code
SB 752 (H-1) (MacGregor) RC 294, 5/18/16 Passed 105-4
Next: Return to the Senate
Committee: Financial Services
Description:
SB 752 (H-1) (MacGregor) amends the Penal Code to exempt loan promotion raffles by state chartered banks from Chapter 44 (gambling crimes) and Chapter 55 (Lottery) of the code.

Banking Code Revisions for State Banks
SB 748 (S-2) (Booher) RC 295, 5/18/16 Passed 105-4
SB 750 (S-1) (Nofs) RC 296, 5/18/16 Passed 108-1
SB 749 (S-1) (Zorn) RC 297, 5/18/16 Passed 108-1
Next: Return to the Senate
Committee: Financial Services
Description:
SB 748 (S-2) (Booher) creates the State Bank Union Regulatory Fund, specifies that the contents of reports on bank examinations and related documents are privileged.           
SB 750 (S-1) (Nofs) changes how the investments are calculated to determine if they exceed the statutory limit.
SB 749 (S-1) (Zorn) alters the definition of affiliate and to add a definition of derivative transaction.

Waiving Residency Requirements for District Court Magistrates
SB 453 (S-1) (Jones) RC 298, 5/18/16 Passed 64-45
Next: Return to the Senate
Committee: Judiciary
Description:
SB 453 (S-1) (Jones) would modify the residency requirement for district court magistrates in third class district courts and in the 36th District Court (City of Detroit) by allowing them to live in an adjoining district. The third class district courts are located in the following counties: Genesee, Ingham, Kent, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne.
             
Establishing Tax Exemptions for Specialized Pollution Control Facilities
HB 5401 (H-1) (Farrington) RC 299, 5/18/16 Passed 70-39
Next: Sent to the Senate
Committee: Tax Policy
Description:
HB 5401 (H-1) (Farrington) eliminates the responsibility of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to determine whether an entity qualifies for a tax exemption certificate (for property and sales taxes) for the installation of air pollution or water pollution control facilities and instead requires an applicant for an exemption to provide an affidavit signed and sealed by a licensed professional environmental engineer certifying that the equipment has been inspected and qualifies for a tax exemption.

Transferring MPSERS Administration to a Third Party Administrator
HB 4338 (H-2) (Forlini) RC 300, 5/18/16 Passed 66-43
Next: Sent to the Senate
Committee: Financial Liablity Reform
Description:
HB 4338 (H-2) (Forlini) mandates the state office of retirement services transfer the administration of the MPSERS defined contribution system (Tier 2) to a third party administrator and appoint no less than 3 and no more than 8 “investment vendors” to who are to provide multiple investment options. Additionally, the third party administrator is to maintain a list of “alternate investment vendors” from which reporting units (school districts) are able to select to use. The alternate investment vendor is one of the 3-8 investment vendors designated by the department.

Amending the Banking Code to Allow Banks to Conduct Loan Promotion Raffles
HB 5251 (Iden) RC 301, 5/19/16 Passed 106-3
Next: Presentation to the Governor
Committee: Financial Services
Description:
HB 5251 (Iden) amends the Banking Code of 1999 to allow banks to conduct loan promotion raffles.

Exclude Forwarding Companies from the Definition of “Collection Agency”
SB 656 (H-1) (Jones) RC 302, 5/19/16 Passed 74-35
SB 657 (H-1) (Jones) RC 303, 5/19/16 Passed 74-35
Next: Return to the Senate
Committee: Financial Services
Description:
SB 656 (H-1) (Jones) amends Article 9 of the Occupational Code to revise the definition of “collection agency” to exclude forwarding agencies and removes the phrase “or indirectly” from the definition.
SB 657 (H-1) (Jones) amends the Regulation of Collection Practices Act to revise the definition of “collection agency” to exclude forwarding agencies and removes the phrase “or indirectly” from the definition.

Requiring Efforts to Keep Siblings Together in Foster Care Placements
HB 5521 (Kesto) RC 304, 5/19/16 Passed 108-1
Next: Sent to the Senate
Committee: Judiciary
Description:
HB 5521 (Kesto) require reasonable efforts be made to keep siblings together when placed in an out-of-home placement.

Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) Updates and Revisions
HB 5494 (GUERRA) RC 305, 5/19/16 Passed 109-0
HB 5495 (CHANG) RC 306, 5/19/16 Passed 109-0
HB 5496 (Lucido) RC 307, 5/19/16 Passed 109-0
HB 5497 (Kesto) RC 308, 5/19/16 Passed 109-0
HB 5498 (Kesto) RC 309, 5/19/16 Passed 109-0
HB 5499 (Cole) RC 310, 5/19/16 Passed 109-0
HB 5500 (Tedder) RC 311, 5/19/16 Passed 109-0
HB 5501 (Crawford) RC 312, 5/19/16 Passed 109-0
Next: Sent to the Senate
Committee: Judiciary
Description:
HB 5494 (GUERRA) would amend MCL 28.586 and MCL 28.587 of the “Public Body Law Enforcement Agency Act (2004 PA 378)” to update the statutory reference to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Act (1965 PA 203). Under current law, a law enforcement agency created under the Act must comply with the requirements of section 9d under the Act. Section 9d refers to the maintenance of employment history records. In its rewrite of the Act, section 9d will be repealed. The section pertaining to the maintenance of employment history records will be relocated.
HB 5495 (CHANG) would amend MCL 287.1002 of the “Wolf-Dog Cross Act (2000 PA 246)” to update the statutory reference to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Act. Under current law, it is MCL 28.601 to MCL 28.616. The bill would replace 28.616 with 28.615. In addition, the bill would also amend the definition of “law enforcement officer” to add the word “licensed” so that it would include a peace officer who is trained or licensed.
HB 5496 (Lucido) would amend MCL 338.3633 of the “Michigan Unarmed Combat Regulatory Act (2004 PA 403)” to update the statutory reference to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Act. Under current law, it is MCL 28.601 to MCL 28.616. The bill would replace 28.616 with 28.615 .In addition, the bill would amend the definition of “inspector” to add the word “licensed or” so that it would an inspector would be an individual who is licensed or certified.
HB 5497 (Kesto) would amend MCL 28.421, MCL 28.422a, and MCL 28.432a of “Firearms Act” (1927 PA 372)” to update statutory references to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Act. Under current law, it is MCL 28.601 to MCL 28.616. The bill would replace 28.616 with 28.615. In addition, the bill would add the word “license or” where references are made to police officers being certified or issued certifications under the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Act.
HB 5498 (Kesto) would amend MCL 15.391 of the “Disclosure By Law Enforcement Officers Act (2006 PA 563)” to update the statutory reference to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Act. Under current law, it is MCL 28.601 to MCL 28.616. The bill would replace 28.616 with 28.615. In addition, the bill would also amend the definition of “law enforcement officer” to add the word “licensed or” so that it would include a peace officer who is trained or licensed.
HB 5499 (Cole) would amend MCL 4.382 of the “Legislative Sergeant At Arms Police Powers Act (2001 PA 185)” to update the statutory reference to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Act. Under current law, it is MCL 28.601 to MCL 28.616. The bill would replace 28.616 with 28.615. In addition, under current law, a sergeant at arms or an assistant sergeant at arms commissioned as a police officer under the act is subject to the training and certification requirements under the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Act. House Bill 5499 would add the words “licensure or” so that the sergeants would be subject to licensure or certification requirements.
HB 5500 (Tedder) would amend MCL 257.42 and MCL 257.726c of the “Michigan Vehicle Code (1949 PA 300) to update the statutory reference to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Act. Under current law, it is MCL 28.601 to MCL 28.616. The bill would replace 28.616 with 28.615. In addition, the bill would also amend the definition of “police officer” to add the words “licensed or” so that it would include a peace officer who is trained or licensed.

HB 5501 (Crawford) would amend MCL 287.1102 of the “Large Carnivore Act (2000 PA 274)” to update the statutory reference to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Act. Under current law, it is MCL 28.601 to MCL 28.616. The bill would replace 28.616 with 28.615. In addition, the bill would also amend the definition of “law enforcement officer” to add the words “licensed or” so that it would include a peace officer who is trained or licensed.

Friday, May 13, 2016

The following is a summary of legislation that passed the House 5.9.16-5.13.16. Feel free to me with any questions or if you need additional information (517-373-0826).

Allow Distribution of Use Tax to Local Governments to Replace Lost Personal Property Taxes
HB 5176 (S-3) (Farrington) RC 222, 5/10/16 Passed 108-0
Next: Presentation to the Governor
Committee: Tax Policy
Description:
HB 5176 (S-3) (Farrington) amends the Local Community Stabilization Authority Act to revise the formula for reimbursing cities for personal property tax (PPT) losses related specifically to the “small taxpayer exemption” in fiscal years 2014 and 2015. (Under the small taxpayer exemption, beginning in FY 2014, a property owner with personal property with a combined true cash value of $80,000 or less in value within a municipality is exempt from paying the PPT on that property.) The bill also pushes back dates for Treasury to make calculations for the reimbursement formula and, for 2016 only, for payments to be made to local governments.

Energy Conservation Financing for Local Governments
HB 4990 (S-1) (Pscholka) RC 223, 5/10/16 Passed 104-4
HB 4991 (Pscholka) RC 224, 5/10/16 Passed 104-4
HB 4992 (Pscholka) RC 225, 5/10/16 Passed 104-4
HB 4993 (Pscholka) RC 226, 5/10/16 Passed 104-4
HB 4994 (Pscholka) RC 227, 5/10/16 Passed 104-4 
Next: Presentation to the Governor
Committee: Local Government
Description:
HB 4990 (S-1) (Pscholka) amends the Home Rule City Act to allow for cities, villages, townships and counties to fund energy conservation improvements by lease-purchase agreements.
HB 4991 (Pscholka) amends the General Law Village Act to allow for cities, villages, townships and counties to fund energy conservation improvements by lease-purchase agreements.
HB 4992 (Pscholka) amends the Home Rule Village Act to allow for cities, villages, townships and counties to fund energy conservation improvements by lease-purchase agreements.              
HB 4993 (Pscholka) amends the 1846 Revised Statute 16, which governs townships to allow for cities, villages, townships and counties to fund energy conservation improvements by lease-purchase agreements.           
HB 4994 (Pscholka) amends the County Board of Commissioners Act to allow for cities, villages, townships and counties to fund energy conservation improvements by lease-purchase agreements.    
             
Meth Smurfing Prohibition Package
HB 4864 (S-1) (KIVELA) RC 228, 5/10/16 Passed 107-1
Next: Presentation to the Governor
Committee: Criminal Justice
Description:
HB 4864 (S-1) (KIVELA) would require that a “stop sale” alert be generated for five years after a person has been convicted of the proposed misdemeanor offense “attempted ‘meth-smurfing’” as created in House Bill 4767 (KIVELA). This would result in such an individual being prohibited from buying a nonprescription product containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine (PSE) for five years after the conviction.

Modernizing Veterans Definitions
HB 5548 (Whiteford) RC 229, 5/10/16 Passed 108-0
HB 5549 (Howell) RC 230, 5/10/16 Passed 108-0
HB 5550 (Hughes) RC 231, 5/10/16 Passed 108-0
HB 5551 (Barrett) RC 232, 5/10/16 Passed 108-0
Next: Sent to the Senate
Committee: Military and Veterans Affairs
Description:
HB 5548 (Whiteford) The bill amends the definition of a veteran in the 1911 Public Act 235 (Payment and Reimbursement by Counties Act) as an individual who meets the definition as it is defined in section 1 of the 1965 Public Act 190, and adds that the individual must have been discharged under honorable conditions after serving not less than 90 days of active service. The act takes effect 90 days after the date it is enacted into law.
HB 5549 (Howell) The bill amends the definition of a veteran in the 1946 Public Act 9 (Michigan Veterans’ Trust Fund Act) as an individual who meets the definition as it is defined in section 1 of the 1965 Public Act 190, was or is a legal resident of the state immediately prior to entering the United Sates Armed Forces, and served in active service in the United States Armed Forces during a period of war for at least 180 days and honorably discharged. However, whose legal residence was Michigan but leaves the state for a period longer than 2 years is no longer considered an eligible veteran. The act takes effect 90 days after the date it is enacted into law.         
HB 5550 (Hughes) The bill amends the definition of a veteran in the 1899 Public Act 214 (Soldiers’ Home for Relief Act) to those who served during a period of war as described in 38 CFR 3.2 of the Veterans Benefits Administration. The act takes effect 90 days after the date it is enacted into law.
HB 5551 (Barrett) The bill amends the definition of a veteran in the 1949 Public Act 300 (Michigan Vehicle Code) as an individual who meets the definition as it is defined in section 1 of the 1965 Public Act 190. The act takes effect 90 days after the date it is enacted into law.

Meth Smurfing Prohibition Package (Cont.)
SB 409 (O’Brien) RC 233, 5/10/16 Passed 107-1
SB 410 (Casperson) RC 234, 5/10/16 Passed 107-1
Next: Presentation to the Governor
Committee: Criminal Justice
Description:
SB 409 (O’Brien) would create a misdemeanor penalty for the practice of “meth smurfing” or “attempting to solicit someone to purchase ephedrine or pseudoephedrine (“PSE”) for use in methamphetamine (“meth”) production.”
SB 410 (Casperson) is a technical bill that would update the statutory reference for the felony offense “soliciting someone to purchase PSE for use in meth production.”

Creating the Public Threat Alert System Act
HB 5442 (H-1) (Iden) RC 235, 5/10/16 Passed 106-2
HB 5449 (H-1) (HOADLEY) RC 236, 5/10/16 Passed 104-4
HB 5567 (H-1) (Maturen) RC 237, 5/10/16 Passed 104-4
Next: Sent to the Senate
Committee: Communications and Technology
Description:
HB 5442 (H-1) (Iden) would create the Public Threat Alert System Act.
HB 5449 (H-1) (HOADLEY) contains the corresponding sentencing guidelines for a false report of a public threat.
HB 5567 (H-1) (Maturen) would allow a court to order a convicted individual to reimburse the state or a local unit of government for expenses related to an emergency response or the costs of prosecuting that person for a violation of attempted violation of the “Public Threat Alert Act.”

House Omnibus Budget Package
HB 5256 (Inman) RC 238, 5/10/16 Passed 70-38
HB 5263 (Miller) RC 239, 5/10/16 Passed 69-39
HB 5268 (Jenkins) RC 240, 5/10/16 Passed 69-39
HB 5272 (Pagel) RC 241, 5/10/16 Passed 71-37
HB 5274 (VerHeulen) RC 242, 5/10/16 Passed 71-37
HB 5276 (Cox) RC 243, 5/10/16 Passed 69-39
HB 5306 (Afendoulis) RC 244, 5/10/16 Passed 70-38
HB 5329 (Canfield) RC 245, 5/10/16 Passed 70-38
Next: Sent to the Senate
Committee: Appropriations
Description:
HB 5256 (Inman) Appropriations; zero budget; department of military and veterans affairs; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.
HB 5263 (Miller) Appropriations; zero budget; department of state police; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.
HB 5268 (Jenkins) Appropriations; zero budget; department of agriculture and rural development; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.
HB 5272 (Pagel) Appropriations; zero budget; department of corrections; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.
HB 5274 (VerHeulen) Appropriations; zero budget; department of health and human services; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.
HB 5276 (Cox) Appropriations; zero budget; general government; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.
HB 5306 (Afendoulis) Appropriations; zero budget; department of insurance and financial services; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.
HB 5329 (Canfield) Appropriations; zero budget; state transportation department; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.

Senate Omnibus Budget Package
SB 801 (Hildenbrand) RC 246, 5/10/16 Passed 69-39
SB 787 (Green) RC 247, 5/10/16 Passed 69-39
SB 792 (Proos) RC 248, 5/10/16 Passed 70-38
SB 795 (Green) RC 249, 5/10/16 Passed 70-38
SB 784 (Booher) RC 250, 5/10/16 Passed 69-39
SB 786 (Hansen) RC 251, 5/10/16 Passed 69-39
SB 790 (Schuitmaker) RC 252, 5/10/16 Passed 69-39
SB 796 (Hansen) RC 253, 5/10/16 Passed 69-39
SB 793 (Knollenberg) RC 254, 5/10/16 Passed 70-38
Next: Return to the Senate
Committee: Appropriations
Description:
SB 801 (Hildenbrand) Appropriations; zero budget; fiscal year 2016-2017 omnibus appropriations for school aid, higher education, and community colleges; provide for.
SB 787 (Green) Appropriations; zero budget; department of environmental quality; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.
SB 792 (Proos) Appropriations; zero budget; judiciary; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.
SB 795 (Green) Appropriations; zero budget; department of natural resources; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.
SB 784 (Booher) Appropriations; zero budget; community colleges; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.
SB 786 (Hansen) Appropriations; zero budget; department of education; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.
SB 790 (Schuitmaker) Appropriations; zero budget; higher education; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.
SB 796 (Hansen) Appropriations; zero budget; school aid appropriations; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.
SB 793 (Knollenberg) Appropriations; zero budget; department of licensing and regulatory affairs; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017.

Allows Payment of Payday Loans with Debit Cards and Over-the-Phone Transactions
SB 607 (H-1) (Booher) RC 255, 5/12/16 Passed 107-1         
SB 719 (Booher) RC 256, 5/12/16 Passed 107-1
Next: Return to the Senate
Committee: Financial Services
Description:
SB 607 (H-1) (Booher) adds that a deferred presentment service transaction can be closed when the check is redeemed by payment from a debit card.
SB 719 (Booher) requires that the licensee deposit a check held for a deferred presentment service transaction if the check has not been redeemed or exchanged by the maturity date of the check, unless the customer has a written repayment plan. If a customer fails to make an installment payment, the licensee shall deposit the check.
                         
Limit Judicial Vetoes in Parole Decisions
HB 5273 (H-1) (Pagel) RC 257, 5/12/16 Passed 96-12
Next: Sent to the Senate
Committee: Criminal Justice
Description:
HB 5273 (H-1) (Pagel) would remove the veto power that successor judges currently have over the possible parole of prison inmates serving probable life sentences.
             
Establishing a Cap and Regulations on Non-University Fundraising License Plates
HB 5447 (H-3) (Pettalia) RC 258, 5/12/16 Passed 90-18
Next: Sent to the Senate
Committee: Transportation and Infrastructure
Description:
HB 5447 (H-3) (Pettalia) caps the number of non-university, fundraising license plates that may be issued by the Secretary of State at any one time; changes the amount that an organization must contribute toward the development of a fundraising license plate; establishes new sales requirements for plates that have been available for more than 6 years; requires, rather than allows, the SOS to cease issuing a fundraising plate that does not meet sales requirements; and stipulates that money raised through a fundraising plate must be expended in Michigan.

Create the Children’s Assurance of Quality of Foster Care Policy
HB 4976 (H-3) (HOVEY-WRIGHT) RC 259, 5/12/16 Passed 107-1
HB 4977 (H-1) (Runestad) RC 260, 5/12/16 Passed 108-0
HB 4978 (DARANY) RC 261, 5/12/16 Passed 107-1
Next: Sent to the Senate
Committee: Families, Children, and Seniors
Description:
HB 4976 (H-3) (HOVEY-WRIGHT) amends the Foster Care and Adoption Services Act to ensure that the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) develops a specific policy to provide children placed in foster care.
HB 4977 (H-1) (Runestad) amends the Foster Care and Adoption Services Act to require that DHHS provide foster children with access to information and services, as age appropriate and court mandated.
HB 4978 (DARANY) amends the Foster Care and Adoption Services Act to require DHHS to distribute information describing the above outlined policy to foster children and the process to follow if the child has concerns regarding violations. The information must include information for the child’s caseworker, legal guardian ad litem, Office of Children’s Ombudsman, how to file a complaint, and whom the foster child may contact with any issues.

Concussion Awareness Training Statement Exemptions
HB 5314 (H-1) (Hooker) RC 262, 5/12/16 Passed 107-1
Next: Sent to the Senate
Committee: Health Policy
Description:
HB 5314 (H-1) (Hooker) The bill amends 1978 PA 368 entitled public health code and would update two areas of statute which requires concussion awareness training programs and protocols for youth athletes.

Allowing for Reciprocal International Driving Privileges
SB 501 (H-2) (Stamas) RC 263, 5/12/16 Passed 90-18
Next: Return to the Senate
Committee: Transportation and Infrastructure
Description:
SB 501 (H-2) (Stamas) allows certain nonresidents from countries not currently recognized by the Secretary of State for driving privileges in Michigan (e.g., China) to operate a motor vehicle without obtaining a Michigan driver’s license. They must demonstrate that they are legally permitted to drive in their own country and would otherwise have to satisfy current Vehicle Code requirements for obtaining a driver’s license, other than verification of residency, which include legal presence in the United States. Under the bill, the same requirements also would now apply to nonresidents with licenses from countries that are already recognized for driving privileges in Michigan through international treaties or other agreements.

Principal Residence Exemption Amendments
SB 606 (S-2) (Shirkey) RC 264, 5/12/16 Passed 108-0
Next: Return to the Senate
Committee: Tax Policy
Description:
SB 606 (S-2) (Shirkey) allows an individual to continue to claim a principal residence exemption (PRE) if he or she were deployed or stationed elsewhere for active duty as a member of the United States Armed Forces while satisfying certain conditions; and allows a member of the Armed Forces who owned a principal residence while deployed or an individual who did not occupy his or her principal residence while residing in a nursing home or assisted living facility to file an appeal when an exemption was not on the tax roll.
             
Amending Requirements for State Retirement System Annual Reports
SB 738 (Booher) RC 265, 5/12/16 Passed 108-0
Next: Return to the Senate
Committee: Financial Liability Reform
Description:
SB 738 (Booher) Amends the Public Employee Retirement System Investment Act to require an investment fiduciary (Treasury) to include an executive summary of UAAL for both retiree healthcare and pension programs under the State Employees' Retirement Act, the Public School Employees Retirement Act, the Judges Retirement Act, and the State Police Retirement Act, and provide copies to the legislatures appropriations committees and respective fiscal agencies. Requires ORS to appear at request to discuss the summaries.
             
Allow Standing Order for Opioid Antagonist Drugs
HB 5326 (H-3) (Forlini) RC 266, 5/12/16 Passed 108-0
Next: Sent to the Senate
Committee: Health Policy
Description:
HB 5326 (H-3) (Forlini) The bill amends the Public Health Code by allowing, under certain circumstances, pharmacists to dispense an opioid antagonist. The H-3 substitute requires that the department add an electronic monitoring system to monitor controlled substances dispensed in the state. The substitute outlines the rules and requirements of the system.

Extend Michigan Energy Assistance Act
HB 5512 (H-1) (Poleski) RC 267, 5/12/16 Passed 108-0
Next: Sent to the Senate
Committee: Appropriations
Description:
HB 5512 (H-1) (Poleski) would extend the sunset on the Michigan Energy Assistance Act from September 30, 2016 to September 30, 2019. This bill is considered a budget implementation bill.
             
Capping University MPSERS Unfunded Liability Contribution Rate
SB 343 (H-1) (Schuitmaker) RC 268, 5/12/16 Passed 100-8
Next: Return to the Senate
Committee: Appropriations
Description:
SB 343 (H-1) (Schuitmaker) amends the MPSERS act to put into place a payment cap on the unfunded actuarial accrued liability (UAAL) owed by the 7 universities who participated in MPSERS until January 1, 1996 at 25.73% of applicable payroll meaning the university pays up to the cap rate and the state pays the rest.
             
Continue Hold-Harmless Policy for Private Foster Care Administrative Rates
HB 5562 (Poleski) RC 269, 5/12/16 Passed 106-2
Next: Sent to the Senate
Committee: Appropriations
Description:
HB 5562 (Poleski) The bill eliminates the sunset and makes changes to the administrative rate for foster care services. (This bill is FY17 budget implementation bill).

Lifting the Sunset on the Use of Fund Revenue for Gasoline Inspection Programs
HB 5581 (Victory) RC 270, 5/12/16 Passed 84-24
Next: Sent to the Senate
Committee: Appropriations
Description:
HB 5581 (Victory) The bill amends the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA) to lift the sunset on ability to use the Refined Petroleum Fund revenue for gasoline inspection programs. This is a FY 17 budget implementation bill.

Expanding the Investment Options of the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund
SB 659 (S-1) (MacGregor) RC 271, 5/12/16 Passed 108-0
Next: Return to the Senate
Committee: Financial Services
Description:
SB 659 (S-1) (MacGregor) amends the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund Act to expand the investment options of the trust fund to those permitted by the Public Employee Retirement System Investment Act.
             
Grass Seed Regulations
SB 637 (Hune) RC 272, 5/12/16 Passed 99-9
Next: Return to the Senate
Committee: Agriculture
Description:
SB 637 (Hune) Amends Michigan Seed Law to link grass seed test period with sell by date and modify certain warning label requirements.
             
Allowing Off-Premise Liquor Licenses to Specially Designated Merchants (SDMs)
SB 344 (S-2) (Hildenbrand) RC 273, 5/12/16 Passed 103-5
Next: Return to the Senate
Committee: Regulatory Reform
Description:

SB 344 (S-2) (Hildenbrand) will permit the Liquor Control Commission (Commission) to issue a Specially Designated Merchant (SDM) license to a person who does not hold any other type of liquor license.