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Senate Roll Call 628 on
2015 Senate Bill 438: Revise utility regulations, raise renewable mandate

To re-write the state law regulating electric utility monopolies. The bill is premised on Obama EPA regulations forcing closure of existing coal-fired generating plants and ordering states to re-organize their electric power grid systems (which President-elect Trump has promised to repeal). It would essentially replace a market-driven process for new power plant capacity and site decisions with a centralized state process. On its face the bill retains current provisions that allow other power generators to compete with monopoly utilities for a 10 percent slice of the commercial market, but current choice customers contend that details would end competition. The bill would also increase a mandate that utilities get more power from so-called renewable sources, which could mean hundreds of additional industrial wind turbine towers in many rural communities.

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Democrat
901090%
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109010%
10 total votes
Republican
623862%
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27 total votes
Voters
257525%
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4 total votes

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SENATE DEMOCRATS

Ananich (D)Bieda (D)Gregory (D)Hertel (D)Hopgood (D)
Johnson (D)Knezek (D)Warren (D)Young (D) 

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Booher (R)Brandenburg (R)Horn (R)Hune (R)Jones (R)
Knollenberg (R)Kowall (R)Marleau (R)Meekhof (R)Nofs (R)
O'Brien (R)Proos (R)Rocca (R)Schmidt (R)Schuitmaker (R)
Stamas (R)Zorn (R)   


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SENATE DEMOCRATS
none

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Casperson (R)Colbeck (R)Emmons (R)Green (R)Hansen (R)
Hildenbrand (R)MacGregor (R)Pavlov (R)Robertson (R)Shirkey (R)


SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Hood (D)

SENATE LEGISLATORS ORDERED BY NAME

Y    Ananich (D-27)Y    Bieda (D-9)Y    Booher (R-35)Y    Brandenburg (R-8)
  n  Casperson (R-38)  n  Colbeck (R-7)  n  Emmons (R-33)  n  Green (R-31)
Y    Gregory (D-11)  n  Hansen (R-34)Y    Hertel (D-23)  n  Hildenbrand (R-29)
  -  Hood (D-3)Y    Hopgood (D-6)Y    Horn (R-32)Y    Hune (R-22)
Y    Johnson (D-2)Y    Jones (R-24)Y    Knezek (D-5)Y    Knollenberg (R-13)
Y    Kowall (R-15)  n  MacGregor (R-28)Y    Marleau (R-12)Y    Meekhof (R-30)
Y    Nofs (R-19)Y    O'Brien (R-20)  n  Pavlov (R-25)Y    Proos (R-21)
  n  Robertson (R-14)Y    Rocca (R-10)Y    Schmidt (R-37)Y    Schuitmaker (R-26)
  n  Shirkey (R-16)Y    Stamas (R-36)Y    Warren (D-18)Y    Young (D-1)
Y    Zorn (R-17)   


Senate Roll Call 628 on 2015 Senate Bill 438

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