Michigan - SB438 - 2016

Energy; alternative sources; renewable energy standards and electric energy optimization standards; eliminate, and establish distributed generation program and on bill financing of residential energy improvements.

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Electricity Generation

Added On: 08-02-2015
Updated On: 04-29-2019
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsor: John Proos (Republican)





Companion Bills (1)

Actions (31)

  • 07-01-2015 - Introduced By Senator John Proos
  • 07-01-2015 - Referred To Committee On Energy And Technology
  • 05-31-2016 - Reported Favorably With Substitute S-4
  • 05-31-2016 - Referred To Committee Of The Whole With Substitute S-4
  • 11-10-2016 - Title Amended
  • 11-10-2016 - Rules Suspended
  • 11-10-2016 - Placed On Immediate Passage
  • 11-10-2016 - Passed Roll Call # 628 Yeas 26 Nays 10 Excused 0 Not Voting 1
  • 11-10-2016 - Placed On Order Of Third Reading With Substitute S-7 As Amended
  • 11-10-2016 - Substitute S-7 As Amended Concurred In
  • 11-10-2016 - Reported By Committee Of The Whole Favorably With Substitute S-7 And Amendment(s)
  • 11-29-2016 - Placed On Second Reading
  • 11-29-2016 - Rule Suspended
  • 11-29-2016 - Read A First Time
  • 11-29-2016 - Received On 11/14/2016
  • 12-15-2016 - Ordered Enrolled
  • 12-15-2016 - Title Amendment Agreed To
  • 12-15-2016 - Roll Call # 857 Yeas 33 Nays 4 Excused 1 Not Voting 0
  • 12-15-2016 - House Substitute H-7 Concurred In
  • 12-15-2016 - Returned To Senate
  • 12-15-2016 - Title Amended
  • 12-15-2016 - Passed Roll Call # 751 Yeas 76 Nays 31
  • 12-15-2016 - Read A Third Time
  • 12-15-2016 - Read A Second Time
  • 12-15-2016 - Substitute H-7 Adopted And Amended
  • 12-15-2016 - Placed On Third Reading
  • 12-15-2016 - Placed On Immediate Passage
  • 12-28-2016 - Presented To Governor 12/20/2016 @ 3:18 Pm
  • 12-28-2016 - Approved By Governor 12/21/2016 @ 10:36 Am
  • 12-28-2016 - Assigned Pa 0342'16
  • 12-28-2016 - Filed With Secretary Of State 12/21/2016 @ 11:40 Am

Votes (4)

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Passed
05-31-2016Reported Favorably With Substitute S-4Senate700yes
11-10-2016Senate Third Reading: Passed Roll Call # 628Senate26101yes
12-15-2016House Third Reading: Passed Roll Call # 751House76310yes
12-15-2016Senate Third Reading: Roll Call # 857Senate3341yes

News (12)

Senate passes energy overhaul with 15% renewable mandate - MLive.com
Published by mlive.com
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 22:51:08 GMT

LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Senate on Thursday adopted a plan to overhaul the state's energy policy, keeping a 10 percent cap on energy choice and establishing a 15 percent renewable requirement by 2021. Senate Energy and ... The version of the bill ...

Michigan bills limit opportunities for renewable energy development, advocates say - Midwest Energy News
Published by midwestenergynews.com
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:03:52 GMT

Clean energy groups in Michigan are taking a variety of positions on a proposed statewide energy policy overhaul, but all agree the bills could be strengthened to encourage in-state renewable energy development apart from utilities. ... James Clift ...

Report: Michigan energy efficiency mandates working to save consumers money, clean air - Crain's Detroit Business (blog)
Published by crainsdetroit.com
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:14:06 GMT

The MPSC 2016 report found mandates that require the state's regulated utilities to spend money on energy efficiency programs exceeded targets by 20 percent, proving to be a good investment for ratepayers. Over the past seven years, electric ratepayers ...

Legislature finishes energy overhaul in lame duck's final hours - Environment & Energy Publishing
Published by eenews.net
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:02:21 GMT

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) explains his energy policy goals during a 2015 presentation. The governor spent the early morning hours yesterday meeting with House Republicans with hopes of passing a bill package before the Legislature adjourns. ... The ...

Michigan Calls For 15% Renewable Electricity By 2021 - CleanTechnica
Published by cleantechnica.com
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:36:02 GMT

Governor Rick Snyder wanted to overhaul the state's energy bills in 2015, but encountered fierce opposition. Opponents of Senate Bill 438 (SB 438) believed it puts corporate interests above the needs of residents. Proponents describe it as a small step ...

Michigan clean energy bills cost ratepayers $4B, critics claim - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Thu, 02 Jun 2016 13:33:34 GMT

The bill addresses the state's 10% choice market and has diverse critics, but this week Consumers Energy's incoming president and CEO Patti Poppe supported the measures saying "Michigan's electric reliability is now at risk." ... The bills, S.B. 438 ...

Michigan senate bill would erode the value of net metering for solar owners - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 13:22:46 GMT

Michigan Senate Bill 438 changes the state's net energy metering (NEM) policy in a way that significantly erodes the solar value proposition, MLive reports. ... SB 438 is currently before the Energy and Technology Committee in the Michigan Senate. As ...

Energy bill pending in Senate could cost Michiganders $4B, opponents say - MLive.com
Published by mlive.com
Tue, 31 May 2016 15:32:54 GMT

LANSING, MI -- A bill overhauling the state's energy policy makes changes that add up to $4 billion for Michigan ratepayers, according to numbers crunched by the Michigan Environmental Council. The group estimates that $2.2 billion of that comes from a ...

Electricity choice on the chopping block in Michigan as state debates reliability, renewables - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:53:03 GMT

As the Michigan Senate takes up energy law reforms this fall, the future of the state's utility sector is up in the air. ... SB 437 focuses on managing the state's regulated electric utilities and the deregulated alternative electricity suppliers (AESs ...

Michigan lawmakers push bills to curb clean energy standards - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Fri, 27 May 2016 14:34:09 GMT

One bill, S.B. 438, which passed the state Senate Energy and Technology Committee, would establish a 35% clean energy goal by 2025 — to be met by energy efficiency and renewable energy — but phase out a state program specifically for efficiency by ...

Revised energy bill would still harm Michigan ratepayers, advocates say - Midwest Energy News
Published by midwestenergynews.com
Thu, 05 May 2016 11:07:01 GMT

Michigan Senate Republicans spent the past six months revising a comprehensive energy policy proposal that brought fierce opposition from interest groups over electric choice, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Opponents said the initial bills ...

Michigan lawmakers advance bills to abandon clean energy standards - Midwest Energy News
Published by midwestenergynews.com
Thu, 26 May 2016 02:55:47 GMT

SB 438, which passed the Senate Energy and Technology Committee 7-3 along party lines, would hold a 10 percent renewable energy standard “floor” going forward and phase out Michigan's successful energy efficiency program by 2021. The bill establishes a ...