The Senate yesterday passed SB 1000 that would require the Department of Management and Budget to purchase 3 percent of renewable electrical energy by Jan. 1, 10 percent by 2010, 20 percent by 2020 and 25 percent by 2025. The purchase requirement will exist as long as renewable energy costs within 5 percent of non-renewable energy.
The package also includes a mandate to utilities to offer voluntary programs with a tax break for people who sign up.
SB 1000 is a first good step, the package as a whole will do virtually nothing to
jump start a clean energy economy and attract energy manufacturers to
Both the House and Senate will be on break next week.
SB 1000 – A bill to require that the state purchase a certain portion of its energy from renewable facilities – growing from 3% in 2009 to 25% by 2020.
SB 1040 – A bill to provide an income tax credit of up to $200 for people that enrolled in voluntary renewable energy programs.
SB 1041 – A bill to require all utilities to offer renewable energy programs.
On the floor:
HB 5607 – A bill to allow disabled individual using boat with motor in waterway prohibiting motorized watercraft.
SR 156 - A resolution to encourage the Office of Financial and Insurance Regulations to work cooperatively with all stakeholders to facilitate the offering of insurance discounts for alternative energy vehicles in Michigan.
SB 1126 – The bill would amend the Michigan Strategic Fund Act to require the Fund to identify, publish, and market an inventory of prime sites for the location of renewable fuel plants with existing industrial facilities having byproducts that renewable fuel plants could use to produce energy in this State.
SB 1128 – A bill to create publication regarding procedures and requirements for establishment of renewable fuel plants.
SB 1129 – A bill to create specialty plate for alternative fuel and earmark funds into alternative fuels fund.
SB 1130 – A bill to create the alternative fuels fund.
SB 1132 – A bill to extend the sunset on the renewable fuels commission and expand powers and duties of commission.
SB 727, SB 858, 859 and SB 860 – Bills to implement water use regulation required under the proposed Great Lakes Compact.
SB 212 – A bill to have
SB 723 – A
bill to define the scope of the Water Resources Conservation Committee moving
SB 1037 - A bill to provide for the sale of certain municipal forest prime lands and allow for the relinquishment of reverter
1078-1083 – Bills to revise procedures to approve annexation petition for cities, villages, and townships. (SB 379-384 as passed the Senate in 2003)
HB 5100 - A bill to include agricultural crops in definition of renewable energy facility for renaissance zones purposes.
HB 4597 - A bill to provide for hunting on Department of Natural Resources controlled land.
SB 427 – A bill to provide a process for utilities to follow before building new facilities or entering into purchase power agreements, and to provide competitive bidding in that process. (Discharged from Committee)
SB 947 - A comprehensive energy bill that would set a renewable energy standard, establish an energy efficiency program and set forth a process for building new energy capacity. (Discharged from Committee)
SB 385 – A bill to require that utilities provide a certain amount of their energy from renewable sources – starting at 7% by 2009, up to 20% by 2020.
On the floor:
HB 4343 – A bill which would adopt the proposed Great Lakes
HB 5065 - Regulate water withdrawals and water diversions.
HB 5066 - Modify certain registration and reporting requirements for water withdrawals and require conservation measures.
HB 5067 - Enhance enforcement of water withdrawal regulations.
HB 5068 - Regulate water withdrawal.
HB 5069 - Provide for a water withdrawal assessment tool.
HB 5070 - Modify authority for water users committees and local ordinances.
HB 5071 - Require evaluation of certain proposed waterworks systems.
HB 5072 - Regulate bottled water facilities.
HB 5073 - Provide department of environmental quality with rule-making
HR 294 - A
resolution to urge the
HB 5525 – This bill establishes an energy efficiency program in
HB 5548/5549 – These bills establish a renewable energy program that requires utilities to provide 10% of their energy from renewable sources by 2015.
HB 5383 – Allows the establishment of member-regulated electric co-ops reducing the oversight by the Public service commissions over rates and terms of service.
HR 309 - A
resolution to memorialize the Congress of the
HR 89 - A resolution to encourage the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Public Service Commission to promote the Safe Passage Initiative.
HB 5865 – A
bill to create and provide for funds for a
HB 4703 – A bill to designate the northern spring peeper as the official state amphibian
HB 4820- A bill to exempt from permit requirements under certain circumstances application of oil field brine to county roads.
HB 5677- A bill to
include in the definition of agricultural use maple syrup production.
SB 47 – a bill to create water improvement tax increment financing authorities.
SB 338 – A bill to expand the use of gift cards issued by department of natural resources.
HB 5331 – A bill to eliminate
participation licenses for bear and bobcat hunting.
HB 4052 – This bill would exempt from the Land Division Act property that would remain perpetually in an undeveloped state undeveloped under a conservation easement.
HB 4685 – Requires the MDEQ and MDA to prepare a booklet explaining environmental statute requirements that apply to farming operations.
HB 4222 – A bill that would provide a formula for the distribution of any trash surcharge fees authorized by the legislature.
HB 4484 – A bill to amend the Solid Waste planning process for counties.
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