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2007 House Bill 5524: End electric power provider competition (Senate Roll Call 558)
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Passed 25 to 11 in the Senate on September 18, 2008, to adopt a compromise version of the bill reported by a House-Senate conference committee. This would mostly end the state’s electric competition law that allows customers to choose an alternative provider; allow the utilities to impose surcharges on customers so they can recoup the “costs” incurred from Michigan’s experiment with competitive electricity markets; and phase out over five years the current cross-subsidization of residential customers by commercial and industrial ones. The bill would guaranty DTE and Consumers Power at least 90 percent of the utility business in the areas they serve, even if other providers offer lower prices. The bill is tie-bared to Senate Bill 213, which imposes "renewable" energy mandates on utilities.
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The vote was 25 in favor, 11 against, and 2 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 558 at Senate Journal 77)

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Republican
425842%
475347%
9919%
21 total votes
Democrat
94694%
5955%
1000%
17 total votes
Voters
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1 total vote

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End electric power provider competition

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Anderson (D)Barcia (D)Basham (D)Brater (D)Cherry (D)
Clark-Coleman (D)Clarke (D)Gleason (D)Hunter (D)Jacobs (D)
Olshove (D)Prusi (D)Schauer (D)Scott (D)Switalski (D)
Thomas (D)    

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Allen (R)Bishop (R)Cassis (R)Cropsey (R)Gilbert (R)
McManus (R)Pappageorge (R)Richardville (R)Stamas (R) 


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Whitmer (D)

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Birkholz (R)Brown (R)George (R)Hardiman (R)Jansen (R)
Jelinek (R)Kahn (R)Kuipers (R)Sanborn (R)Van Woerkom (R)


SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Garcia (R)Patterson (R)



SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

Y    Allen (R)Y    Anderson (D)Y    Barcia (D)Y    Basham (D)  n  Birkholz (R)
Y    Bishop (R)Y    Brater (D)  n  Brown (R)Y    Cassis (R)Y    Cherry (D)
Y    Clark-Coleman (D)Y    Clarke (D)Y    Cropsey (R)  -  Garcia (R)  n  George (R)
Y    Gilbert (R)Y    Gleason (D)  n  Hardiman (R)Y    Hunter (D)Y    Jacobs (D)
  n  Jansen (R)  n  Jelinek (R)  n  Kahn (R)  n  Kuipers (R)Y    McManus (R)
Y    Olshove (D)Y    Pappageorge (R)  -  Patterson (R)Y    Prusi (D)Y    Richardville (R)
  n  Sanborn (R)Y    Schauer (D)Y    Scott (D)Y    Stamas (R)Y    Switalski (D)
Y    Thomas (D)  n  Van Woerkom (R)  n  Whitmer (D)  

Senate Roll Call 558 on 2007 House Bill 5524

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