HOUSE BILL No. 5911

 

 

September 21, 2016, Introduced by Rep. Townsend and referred to the Committee on Energy Policy.

 

     A bill to amend 1939 PA 3, entitled

 

"An act to provide for the regulation and control of public and

certain private utilities and other services affected with a public

interest within this state; to provide for alternative energy

suppliers; to provide for licensing; to include municipally owned

utilities and other providers of energy under certain provisions of

this act; to create a public service commission and to prescribe

and define its powers and duties; to abolish the Michigan public

utilities commission and to confer the powers and duties vested by

law on the public service commission; to provide for the

continuance, transfer, and completion of certain matters and

proceedings; to abolish automatic adjustment clauses; to prohibit

certain rate increases without notice and hearing; to qualify

residential energy conservation programs permitted under state law

for certain federal exemption; to create a fund; to provide for a

restructuring of the manner in which energy is provided in this

state; to encourage the utilization of resource recovery

facilities; to prohibit certain acts and practices of providers of

energy; to allow for the securitization of stranded costs; to

reduce rates; to provide for appeals; to provide appropriations; to

declare the effect and purpose of this act; to prescribe remedies

and penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,"

 

(MCL 460.1 to 460.11) by adding section 9e.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 9e. (1) The commission shall prepare a report by March 1


 

every year that includes all of the following:

 

     (a) The number of natural gas pipeline inspectors employed by

 

the commission.

 

     (b) The number of pipeline inspections the commission has

 

conducted in the past year.

 

     (c) The number of hours the commission's inspectors have spent

 

inspecting natural gas pipelines in this state in the past year.

 

     (d) The number of miles of natural gas pipeline the

 

commission's inspectors have inspected in this state in the past

 

year.

 

     (e) The number of miles of natural gas pipeline identified as

 

needing replacement, listed by utility, according to the pipeline

 

replacement program filed with the commission in the past year.

 

     (f) The number of miles of natural gas pipeline replaced by

 

each utility during the past year both as a total amount and as a

 

percentage of the total identified as needing replacement in

 

subdivision (e).

 

     (2) The commission shall submit a copy of the report prepared

 

under subsection (1) to the governor and to each member of the

 

legislature.