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2012 Senate Bill 1035: Limit electric utility monopolies (expand competition)
  1. Introduced by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on March 21, 2012, to partially roll-back a 2008 law that itself mostly undid an electric utility competition law enacted in 2000. Under the 2008 law, utility companies 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 region. The bill would gradually raise that cap to 28 percent over three years, plus up to 3 percent more per year thereafter, subject to many conditions, restrictions and procedures specified in the bill.
    • Referred to the Senate Energy and Technology Committee on March 21, 2012.

Comments

Re: 2012 Senate Bill 1035 (Limit electric utility monopolies (expand competition))  by TaterSalad on June 26, 2012 
If I was a betting man, I'd say that super liberal, socilist Senator, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan has her finger prints all over this one! She needs to be exposed because here seat is up for grabs this November and she needs to be ..................gone!

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Re: 2012 Senate Bill 1035 (Limit electric utility monopolies (expand competition))  by TaterSalad on June 23, 2012 
If and when "competition" is installed and increased in this sector of the economy...............only good things can be the end result for the citizens of Michigan.

Re: 2012 Senate Bill 1035 (Limit electric utility monopolies (expand competition))  by isabelleelise on June 22, 2012 

This bill is a good start.  Increasing competition is a good idea and should lower prices while increasing customer service.  What's fun is that the mayor of Chicago is trying to do just the opposite -limit competition- for his city.  That should be a good sign that we're on the right track with this legislation!!



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