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2013 Senate Bill 284: Revise home heating welfare program

Public Act 95 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Sen. Mike Nofs (R) on March 21, 2013, to create a state fund to receive and redistribute up to $60 million annually from customer surcharges on electricity bills to low income households as home heating subsidies.
    • Referred to the Senate Energy and Technology Committee on March 21, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on May 1, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 35 to 3 in the Senate on May 14, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on May 14, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Energy and Technology Committee on May 14, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on June 11, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on June 12, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2013.
  4. Passed 86 to 21 in the House on June 13, 2013, to authorize imposing a $1 per month surcharge on customer electric utility bills, and use the money to provide up to $50 million annually in low income home heating subsidies.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on June 18, 2013.
  6. Passed 34 to 4 in the Senate on June 18, 2013, to authorize imposing a $1 per month surcharge on customer electric utility bills, and use the money to provide up to $50 million annually in low income home heating subsidies.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 1, 2013.

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