Passed 26 to 10 in the Senate on September 18, 2008, to adopt a compromise version of the bill reported by a House-Senate conference committee. This would impose a 10 percent “renewable” energy mandate on electric utilities by 2015, including solar, biomass, wind, hydro, geothermal, advanced coal systems and more. The Public Service Commission would have the authority to suspend the mandate if it judges the extra cost on utilities to be too high, and utilities could not raise monthly bills more than $3 for residential customers, $16.58 for small business and $187.50 for larger firms. Temporary, means-tested income tax credits would be available to partially offset these price hikes (see Senate Bill 1048). The bill is tie-barred to House Bill 5524, which would guarantee DTE and Consumers Power at least 90 percent of the utility business in the areas they serve, and which phases out over five years a current law requiring commercial electricity users to subsidize residential rates.
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The vote was 26 in favor, 10 against, and 2 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 557 at Senate Journal 77)
Authorize higher electric bills for non-nuclear “renewable” power
|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)||Whitmer (D)|
|Allen (R)||Birkholz (R)||Bishop (R)||Gilbert (R)||Hardiman (R)|
|McManus (R)||Richardville (R)||Stamas (R)||Van Woerkom (R)|
|Brown (R)||Cassis (R)||Cropsey (R)||George (R)||Jansen (R)|
|Jelinek (R)||Kahn (R)||Kuipers (R)||Pappageorge (R)||Sanborn (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)||Y Birkholz (R)|
|Y Bishop (R)||Y Brater (D)||n Brown (R)||n Cassis (R)||Y Cherry (D)|
|Y Clark-Coleman (D)||Y Clarke (D)||n Cropsey (R)||- Garcia (R)||n George (R)|
|Y Gilbert (R)||Y Gleason (D)||Y 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)||n 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)||Y Van Woerkom (R)||Y Whitmer (D)|
Senate Roll Call 557 on 2007 Senate Bill 213
Gee, let's raise costs for Michiganders even more while limiting resources. No rolling blackouts here . . .
2) Insanity by Anonymous Citizen on September 22, 2008
3) Time to remove all the bums in Lansing - McCain for President! by Jennybegone on September 21, 2008
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