2007 House Bill 5524

House Roll Call 297: Passed

To mostly end the state’s electric competition law that allows customers to choose an alternative provider; allow the utilities (primarily DTE and Consumers Power) to impose surcharges on customers so they can recoup the “costs” incurred from Michigan’s experiment with competitive electricity markets; and gradually phase out current cross-subsidization of residential customers by commercial and industrial ones. The proposed law would prohibit competing power companies from garnering more than 10 percent of the electricity market, even if they offer lower prices.

78 Yeas / 30 Nays
Democrat (52 Yeas / 4 Nays)
Republican (26 Yeas / 26 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (2)