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1 The McMillin Bill House Bill 4315 A proposed law to defend the rights of utility customers not to be forced to accept a harmful meter or to pay a fee to avoid getting one.

2 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT: A UTILITY SHALL NOT DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: (A) MAKE UTILITY SERVICE TO A RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER CONTINGENT ON THE INSTALLATION OF AN ADVANCED METER OR USE OF AN ADVANCED METER FUNCTION. (B) OFFER OR PROVIDE A RATE DISCOUNT, METER PRICE DISCOUNT, REBATE, BONUS, OR OTHER INCENTIVE TO A RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER FOR REQUESTING OR ACCEPTING THE INSTALLATION OF AN ADVANCED METER OR USE OF AN ADVANCED METER FUNCTION.

3 (C) IMPOSE ANY DISINCENTIVE ON A RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER FOR NOT REQUESTING OR ACCEPTING THE INSTALLATION OF AN ADVANCED METER OR USE OF AN ADVANCED METER FUNCTION. (D) CONDUCT A COMMUNITY INSTALLATION PROGRAM DURING A MORATORIUM ON A COMMUNITY INSTALLATION PROGRAM ADOPTED BY RESOLUTION OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE LOCAL UNIT OF GOVERNMENT. (E) INSTALL AN ADVANCED METER AT A RESIDENCE UNLESS THE RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER HAS EXPRESSLY REQUESTED AN ADVANCED METER OR, AT LEAST 30 DAYS BEFORE THE INSTALLATION, THE UTILITY NOTIFIED THE RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER OF THE UTILITY'S INTENTION TO INSTALL AN ADVANCED METER AND THE CUSTOMER HAS NOT OPTED OUT.

4 Michigan State Rep Tom McMillin, representing the Rochester area, introduced this bill with 7 Republican co- sponsors in January. The bill has been assigned to the House Energy and Technology Committee, chaired by Rep Nesbitt.

5 We would like this House Committee to agree to take up this bill for consideration, so that hearings will take place where evidence may be offered in support. So far no date has been set when the bill might be considered. A similar bill languished in this committee all of 2012 with no action. We now need to make this happen! END


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