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Senate Roll Call 520 on
2010 Senate Bill 1456: Allow utility rate hikes to subsidize special Hemlock Semiconductor utility deal

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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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)    

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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 LEGISLATORS ORDERED BY NAME

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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