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2010 Senate Bill 1456: Allow utility rate hikes to subsidize special Hemlock Semiconductor utility deal (Senate Roll Call 520)
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Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on November 9, 2010, to prohibit the Public Service Commission from altering the special "economic development" rates granted by a utility to a particular company. In particular, the bill insulates the special rates granted by Consumers Energy to the Hemlock Semiconductor subsidiary of Dow Corning from a ban on cross-subsidization between residential and commercial/industrial customers; in effect it would cause residential and other business customers to subsidize Hemlock's below-cost rates. This ban on cross-subsidization ("deskewing") was part of a 2008 bill that mostly ended the ability of non-residential customers to buy power from a generator other than Detroit Edison or Consumers Power, essentially restoring their monopoly status. See also 2008 bills that granted millions in tax breaks and subsidies to Hemlock.
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The vote was 38 in favor, 0 against, and 0 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 520)

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Allow utility rate hikes to subsidize special Hemlock Semiconductor utility deal

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SENATE DEMOCRATS

Anderson (D)Barcia (D)Basham (D)Brater (D)Cherry (D)
Clark-Coleman (D)Clarke (D)Gleason (D)Hunter (D)Jacobs (D)
Olshove (D)Prusi (D)Scott (D)Switalski (D)Thomas (D)
Whitmer (D)    

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Allen (R)Birkholz (R)Bishop (R)Brown (R)Cassis (R)
Cropsey (R)Garcia (R)George (R)Gilbert (R)Hardiman (R)
Jansen (R)Jelinek (R)Kahn (R)Kuipers (R)McManus (R)
Nofs (R)Pappageorge (R)Patterson (R)Richardville (R)Sanborn (R)
Stamas (R)Van Woerkom (R)   


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SENATE DEMOCRATS
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SENATE REPUBLICANS
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SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

Y    Allen (R)Y    Anderson (D)Y    Barcia (D)Y    Basham (D)Y    Birkholz (R)
Y    Bishop (R)Y    Brater (D)Y    Brown (R)Y    Cassis (R)Y    Cherry (D)
Y    Clark-Coleman (D)Y    Clarke (D)Y    Cropsey (R)Y    Garcia (R)Y    George (R)
Y    Gilbert (R)Y    Gleason (D)Y    Hardiman (R)Y    Hunter (D)Y    Jacobs (D)
Y    Jansen (R)Y    Jelinek (R)Y    Kahn (R)Y    Kuipers (R)Y    McManus (R)
Y    Nofs (R)Y    Olshove (D)Y    Pappageorge (R)Y    Patterson (R)Y    Prusi (D)
Y    Richardville (R)Y    Sanborn (R)Y    Scott (D)Y    Stamas (R)Y    Switalski (D)
Y    Thomas (D)Y    Van Woerkom (R)Y    Whitmer (D)  

Senate Roll Call 520 on 2010 Senate Bill 1456

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