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2012 House Bill 5503: Limit electric utility monopolies (expand competition)
Introduced by Rep. Mike Shirkey R-Clark Lake on March 22, 2012
To partially roll-back a 2008 law that itself mostly undid an electric utility competition law enacted in 2000. Under the 2008 law, electric utilities that until 2000 were regulated monopolies got back most of their regional monopolies, except that alternative producers could provide up to 10 percent of the demand in their regions. The bill would gradually raise that cap to 28 percent within three years, plus up to 3 percent more per year thereafter, subject to many conditions, restrictions and procedures specified in the bill.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Energy and Technology Committee on March 22, 2012