Senate Legislation 2017-2018

Senate Bill 126 of 2017 - Amends article 25, section 2504a of the Occupational Code of 1980, PA 299, giving the Department authority by rule to determine and provide for publication the number of hours eligible continuing education courses a licensee must successfully complete in a licensing cycle. Until the rules are promulgated, licensees must have 18 clock hours of continuing education hours per license cycle.
PA 56 of 2017

Senate Bill 260 of 2017 - Amends the Higher Education Authorization and Distance Education Reciprocal Exchange Act of 2015, PA 45, allowing the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to continue to collect an application fee, an initial authorization fee, and an annual renewal fee from both in-state and out-of-state educational institutions that offer distance education courses and programs via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Compact as provided by the Distance Education Reciprocal Exchange Act Sunset (PA 45 of 2015).  LARA provides the administrative services and enforces the requirrements related to the agreements.
PA 99 of 2017

Senate Bill 264 of 2017 - Amends the Firefighters Training Council Act of 1966, PA 291, by addressing industry changes that have occurred in fire servicese over the last 30 years to identify updates in position classification and certifications to meet the National fire Protection Association (NFPA) professional qualifications standards. 
PA 144 of 2017

Senate Bill 265 of 2017 - Amends the Fireworks Safety Act of 2011, PA 256, to provide that 100% of all revenue collected from the Fireworks Safety Fund is to be used for training approved by the Fire Marshall and the Michigan Fire Fighters Training Fund. (Tie-barrded with Senate Bill 264)
PA 145 of 2017

Senate Bill 286 of 2017 - Amends the Public Health Code of 1978, PA 368, by adding Part 219 providing training and certification of certified nurses aides (CNA).
Public Act 172 of 2017

Senate Bill 356 of 2017 - Creates new Section 502 in the Liquor Control Code of 1998, PA 58, codifying the salesperson licenses. The Bill also requries designated employees of licensed manufacturers of beer, manufacturers of wine, manufacturers of mixed spirit drink, outstate sellers of beer, outstate sellers of wine, outstate sellers of mixed spirit drink, wholesalers, and brokers that represent one or more of the above-mentioned licensed persons, to successfully complete a salesperson accreditation program prior to issuance or renewal of a salesperson license. Under SB 356, the Commission is required to approve the salesperson accreditation program if the curriculum includes an understanding of the specified criteria. 
PA 129 of 2017

Senate Bill 357 of 2017 - Creates a new Section 609c of the Liquor Control Code of 1998, PA 58, to allow a wholesaler or manufacturer to refund to a retailer the amount paid for beer or wine or allow a wholesaler or manufacturer to replace the beer or wine under certain circumstances.
PA 130 of 2017

Senate Bill 358 of 2017 - Creates a new Section 610a of the Liquor Control Code of 1998, PA 58, to allow a manufacturer, warehouser, wholesaler, outstate seller of beer, oust ate seller of mixed spirit drink, or vendor of spirits to provide a retailer a sign that promotes the prices and brands, including special event pricing, under certain conditions. 
PA 131 of 2017

Senate Bill 360 of 2017 - Amends the Public Health Code of 1978, PA 368, to allow pharmacists to dispense the total number of prescribed doses of a drug all at once, but not more than 90-days' worth.  This would apply to prescriptions for controlled suibstances unless that controlled substance is a schedule 5 drug that does not contain an opioid.
PA 165 of 2017

Senate Bill 370 - Amends the Michigan Unarmed Combat Regulatory Act of 2004, PA 403.  The bill contains a series of technical amendments to the Act that addresses outstanding issues in the statute in need of revision.  These revisions promote the unarmed combat sports covered under the Act reducing the burden of entry and clarifying requirements of applications while providing an effective regulatory scheme to ensure the health and safety of contestants.  Senate Bill 370 deletes weight classes for events from the statute and allows the Department to set weight classes by rule.  Allows for financial sanctions against amateur-licensed contestants who violate the Act, defraying the cost to the Department of adjudiciation and administration of the Act. Mandates additional duties of inspectors at events held under the Act, adds Department approval or previous Department approval to the existing qualifications options for individuals to serve as inspectors, requires that contestants are at least 18 years of age, requires applicants to submit documentation earlier to allow the Department sufficient time to perform its review and removes some barriers to entry experienced by applicants when applying for licensure.
PA 146 of 2017

Senate Bill 372 of 2017 - Amends the Liquor Control Code of 1998, PA 58, repealing the entire Section 1030 of the Liquor Control Code that sets out the requirement for retailers selling keg beer, include attaching a keg identification tag, requiring the purchaser to complete and sign a receipt, and refusing to return the keg deposit if the keg identification tag is not attached to the keg when returned.  Keg registration is no longer required under the bill.
PA 166 of 2017

Senate Bill 378 of 2017 - Amends the Public Health Code of 1978, PA 368, gives authority to the Department to grant exceptions form Homes for the Aged Licensure.  The bill reduces minimum age to be admitted into a Home for theAtged from 60 to 55 years old.  Requeste the Bureau of Fire Services to amend rules to allow facilities in existence on or before the effective date of this amendment to be reviewed under chapter 32 or 33 of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 so that these buildings can be licensed as a Home for the Aged.  Caps the number of background checks that the department will pay for per year for Homes for the Aged direct care staff and allows for exemptions from licensure in certain instances
PA 167 of 2017

Senate Bill 410 of 2017 - Amends the Public Health Code of 1978, PA 368 to include in the list of sanctions, subdivision (B)(xiv), providing for permanent revocation against a licensed or registered health professional if convicted of offenses related to female genital mutilation (FGM) as established by HB 4639 in the Michigan Penal Code.  Provides that if licensees or registrant has been found to have violated section 16221(B)(xiv) by a disciplinary subcommittee, the subcommittee shall impose sanctions of permanent revocation if they find the licensee or registrant is convicted of knowlingly performing a femal genital mutilation operation.
PA 81 of 2017

Senate Bill 450 of 2017 - Amends Section 305a of the Municipal Health Facilities Corporations Act to allow the board of trustee of a municipal health facilities corporation or subsidiary board to restructure the corporation or a subsidiary corporation as a nonprofit corporation subject to the Nonprofit Corporation Act if both of the following conditions were met: The corporation or subsidiary corporation was located in a county with a population of more than 45,000 and less than 60,000 as of the most recent decennial census and the restructuring was completed before June 30, 2018.  Restructuring would have to comply with the requirements of Section 305a and the Nonprofit Corporation Act, as well as applicable licensing and other regulatory requirements.
PA 148 of 2017

Senate Bill 385 of 2017 - Amends the Occupational Code of 1980, Public Act 299, to allow a collection agency to employ an attorney and share office space under certain conditions.
PA 197 of 2017

Senate Bill 375 of 2017 - Amends the Property Assessed Clean Energy Act of 2010, Public Act 270, by adding anaerobic digester energy systems to the PACE program.  A device for optimizing the anaerobic digestion of biomass for the purpose of recovering biiofuel for energy production.  Adds "anaerobic digester energy system" to the definition of "energy project" and a local unit of government would be required to obtain verification that a system was properly installed and operating as intended at the completion of an energy project. 
Public Act 242 of 2017

Senate Bill 483 of 2017 - Amends Section 10 of the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act, specifying the Act would not apply to individuals ages 16 to less than 21 years of age, playing hockey in a junior ice hockey team that is a member of a Regional, National and International junior ice hockey league.
Public Act 243 of 2017

Senate Bill 486 of 2017 - Amends the Working At Point Away From Home Locality Act of 1903, Public Act 106, by adding in Section 2A to specify the Act would not apply to an individual who is at least 16 but less than 21 years of age and is a junior hockey player for a junior ice hockey team.
Public Act 245 of 2017

Senate Bill 270 of 2017 - Amends the Public Health Code of 1978, Public Act 368, adding in requirements for prescribers of controlled substances.  Requires a bona fide prescriber-patient relationship, and allows the department in consultation with health-related boards for professions that can prescribe controlled substances to promulgate rules providing for when a bona fide prescriber-patient relationship is not required.
Public Act 247 of 2017

Senate Bill 166 of 2017 - Amends the Public Health Code of 1978, Public Act 368, requiring a licensed prescriber of controlled substances, before prescribing more than a 3-day supply of scheduled 2-5 controlled substance, to obtain and review a report of the patient's history from the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS).  Exemptions to the requirement include dispensing in a hospital or surgical facility for administration at the premises, if the prescriber is a veterinarian prescribing for an animal, and if the controlled substance is prescribed by a veterinarian and the controlled substance will be dispensed by a pharmacist.
Public Act 248 pf 2017

Senate Bill 167 of 2017 - Amends the Public Health Code of 1978, Public Acat 368, requires beginning March 31, 2018, a bona fide prescriber-patient relationship for a doctor to prescribe schedule 2-5 controlled substances. Requires the prescriber to provide follow up care to monitor the efficacy of the controlled substance on the patient, or if the prescriber cannot provide follow-up care, requires them to refer the patient to a primary care physician.  Requires a licensed subscribed to obtain and review a report of the patient's history from the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS).   Beginning June 1, 2018, requires a licensed prescriber to register with MAPS prior to prescribing or dispensing a controlled substance to a patient.
Public Act 249 of 2017

Senate Bill 273 of 2017 - Amends the Public Health Code of 1978, Public Act 368, to require a licensed or registered health professional to provide information on substance use disorder services to an overdosed patient. 
Public Act 250 of 2017

Senate Bill 274 of 2017 - Amends the Public Health Code of 1978, Public Act 368, limiting restrictions on partially filling prescriptions.  Limits certain prescriptions to a 7-day supply. 
Public Act 251 of 2017

Senate Bill 47 of 2017 - Amends the Public Health Code of 1978, Public Act 368, adding an exemption for veterinarians to the exemptions from MAPS reporting requirements.  Adds a requirement for prescribers in substance use disorder programs to consult MAPS.  Provides that a prescriber dispensing to a patient at a substance use disorder program shall report dispensing data to MAPS if federal law does not prohibit the reporting of data concerning the patient.
Public Act 252 of 2017

Senate Bill 180 of 2017 - Amends the Child Care Organizations Act of 1973, Public Act 116. This bill is part of a four bill package that incorporates federally mandated changes to the way child care providers are licensed and makes various other changes to streamline the licensing process.  Establishes comprehensive background check requirements for current and new licensees, staff, and adult household members, recognizes the extension the federal government gave to MDE for the deadline for all current licensees, staff and household members to be fingerprinted by September 30, 2018, clarifies the specific criminal convictions and registry listings (child abuse/neglect and sex offender registry) that would prohibit licensure, employment in a facility, or residing in a licensed home for lifetime.  Requires a new background check every 5 years with fingerprinting.  Additional changes were made to benefit the licenees.
Public Act 256 of 2017

Senate Bill 181 of 2017 - Amends the Child Care Organizations Act of 1973, Public Act 116.  This bill is part of a four bill package that incorporates federally mandated changes to the way child care providers are licensed and makes various other changes to streamline the licensing process. Such as requiring annual inspections of all licensed child care homes, provides a process for the temporary operation of a child care facility in an unlicensed location, with stipulations, when a disaster occurs, establishes a minimum 5-year ban - increased from current 2-year ban - from operating a child care home/center or working in a home/center if a license was revoked, weeding out bad actors.  Prtohibits applicants from obtaining a license if he/she had direct care and supervision of a child who sustained a severe physical injury, was secually abused, or dies, weeding out bad actors.  Recognizes red cross' CPR/First Aid certification cycle, rather than requiring annual certification.  Gives LARA director and DHHS director subpoena power during an investigation, ensuring that an investigation proceeds efficiently and quickly.  Includes standards which the court must be satisfied in order to grant an injunction against someone operating in violation of this act, providing licensees additional protections from actions takes by the department.  Ensure due process for licensees by adding an appeal process when the department is recommending disciplinary action.
Public Act 257 of 2017

Senate Bill 182 of 2017 - Amends the Child Care Organizations Act of 1973, Public Act 116.  This bill is part of a four bill package that incorporates federally mandated changes to the way child care providers are licensed and makes varioous other changes to streamline the licensing process. Eliminates registrations for family homes and establishes licensure requirements in order to meet federal requirementsd for pre-service inspection and annual monitoring inspections.  Adds information regarding available childcare options to the State of Michigan website.  Codies current fees so the department cannot raise fees without legislative approval.  Allows the department to respond if an individual connected to a child care license poses a threat to the safety of children, removing the subjective term "suitability" and ensuring child safety.  Requires child care applicants, designees, program directors, to have a valid ID so the identity of the person submitting fingerprints can be verified. 
Public Act 258 of 2017

Senate Bill 183 of 2017 - Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure Act of 1927, Public Act 175, is part of a four bill package that incorporates federally mandated changes to the way child care providers are licensed and makes various changes to streamline the licensing process.  Makes technical changes to existing sentencing guidelines for violations of the Act, specifically failure to report arraignment on criminal charges.
Public Act 259 of 2017

Seante Bill 634 of 2017 - Amends Section 18223 of the Public Health Code of 1978, PA 368, to address issues with the temporary limited license psychologist (TLLP) license holders relating to permissible renewals of the license by providing clear guidelines for issuing and renewing TLLPs.  Allows individuals pursuing higher education programs the opportunity to maintain a license.  It also provides an exemption from a regulatory testing requirement for obtaining a limited license in psychology (TLLP) for certain individuals. 
PA 24 of 2018