House Energy Committee Chair Rep. Gary Glenn talks about Tuesday’s committee meeting featuring testimony from the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, the Michigan Public Service Commission, Ford Motor Co., DTE and Consumers Energy on electric vehicles and their future impact on Michigan’s electric grid.
Rep. Glenn talks about his HB 5194, which prohibits the Michigan Public Service Commission from authorizing a return on equity for a gas or electric utility that exceeds the national average. The legislation was discussed in the House Energy Committee, which Rep. Glenn chairs, on Tuesday morning.
House Energy Policy Committee Chair Gary Glenn talks about Tuesday’s committee meeting that heard about hundreds of complaints regarding spiking utility bills across Michigan in recent months, including reports that some bills have doubled or tripled.
Rep. Glenn talks about House passage Thursday of SB 481, which names a portion of U.S. 10 after Lance Corporal Ryan Burgess, who was killed at the age of 21 on December 21, 2006, while serving his second tour of duty in Iraq.
Rep. Glenn talks about his testimony Tuesday before the House Energy Committee on his bill designed to prevent conflicts of interest for local officials related to potential wind farm deals. Rep. Glenn’s bill would require members of local government planning commissions to disqualify themselves from voting on issues on which they have direct financial interests.
Rep. Glenn talks about the Resolution he will introduce in the Michigan House Thursday marking the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Rep. Glenn talks about Senate passage Thursday of his HB 4355, which makes it illegal for law enforcement officials to engage in sexual acts with prostitutes or victims of human trafficking during the course of an investigation. Michigan is the only state with a loophole permitting such activity. The issue was brought to the attention…
Rep. Glenn talks about HB 5095, a bill he is co-sponsoring, that would employ U.S. Coast Guard regulations as the standard for vessels releasing ballast water in Michigan’s Great Lakes waters. Michigan’s current ballast water regulations, according to Rep. Glenn, put the state at a competitive disadvantage with neighboring states and Ontario, all of whom…
Rep. Glenn, the Chairman of the House Energy Policy Committee, talks about Thursday’s announcement that the Palisades power plant in southwest Michigan will remain open until 2022, and the role VanBuren County Representative Beth Griffin played in efforts to keep the facility open four additional years.
Rep. Glenn says he thinks the auto insurance reform legislation unveiled at the Capitol this week has good prospects because of rate rollbacks and better options for motorists.
Rep. Glenn talks about his HB 4400, which requires the Michigan Construction Code Commission to include among its 17 members a certified fire protection specialist or a fire inspector. The legislation, which was brought to Rep. Glenn by Midland Fire Chief Chris Coughlin, was approved in the House last session but not taken up…
Rep. Glenn talks about his HB 4474, which puts into code current Michigan National Guard policy allowing individuals to carry a concealed weapon on a military facility that is under state jurisdiction. The measure passed the House and is currently pending in the Senate Military, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee.