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2012 Senate Bill 1363: Allow higher residential utility rates to subsidize Hemlock Semiconductor
Introduced by Sen. Roger Kahn (R) on November 8, 2012
To allow the indefinite continuation of the special electricity rates granted by Consumers Energy to the Hemlock Semiconductor subsidiary of Dow Corning, which under a 2010 law were exempted from a ban on cross-subsidization between residential and commercial/industrial customers (meaning residential customers pay more so that Hemlock can pay less). Hemlock was one of the recipients of extensive state subsidies granted by the previous two legislatures to electric car battery, photovoltaic solar cell, and other “renewable” energy companies.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Energy and Technology Committee on November 8, 2012