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2014 House Bill 5612: Revise detail of large utility regulatory regime

Public Act 170 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R) on May 29, 2014 To allow money in a state “Utility Consumer Representation Fund” to be used for participation in proceedings on utility cost allocation and rate setting methods. Large utilities are required to pay a certain amount to this fund, and to pass the cost to customers. Half the money in fund goes to the Attorney General and half to “consumer advocates” to contest rate hikes.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Energy and Technology Committee on May 29, 2014
Reported in the House on June 4, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 4, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 4, 2014
Passed 107 to 1 in the House on June 5, 2014 (same description)
To allow money in a state “Utility Consumer Representation Fund” to be used for participation in proceedings on utility cost allocation and rate setting methods. Large utilities are required to pay a certain amount to this fund, and to pass the cost to customers. Half the money in fund goes to the Attorney General and half to “consumer advocates” to contest rate hikes.
Received in the Senate on June 10, 2014
Referred to the Senate on June 10, 2014
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on June 11, 2014 (same description)
To allow money in a state “Utility Consumer Representation Fund” to be used for participation in proceedings on utility cost allocation and rate setting methods. Large utilities are required to pay a certain amount to this fund, and to pass the cost to customers. Half the money in fund goes to the Attorney General and half to “consumer advocates” to contest rate hikes.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 17, 2014

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