Bill Text: MI HB4937 | 2013-2014 | 97th Legislature | Engrossed

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Bill Title: Public utilities; other; Michigan public service commission obligation to require utilities to maintain the uncollectibles allowance recovery fund; eliminate. Amends title & sec. 3 of 2000 PA 322 (MCL 285.303) & repeals (See bill).

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2013-11-13 - Assigned Pa 163'13 With Immediate Effect [HB4937 Detail]

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HB-4937, As Passed House, September 25, 2013




























     A bill to amend 2000 PA 322, entitled


"Julian-Stille value-added act,"


by amending the title and section 3 (MCL 285.303); and to repeal


acts and parts of acts.






     An act to create certain committees; to create certain funds


from certain sources and to provide for the disposition of money


from the funds; to provide for the creation of certain funds by


certain private entities; to create incentives and to locate and


maintain value-added agricultural processing, commercialization of


agriculture, and production ventures within this state; to provide


for grants, loans, and loan guarantees to certain private and


governmental entities for certain purposes; to provide for certain


powers and duties for certain private entities, state agencies,


commissions, and departments; to authorize loans, loan guarantees,


expenditures, and grants from the funds; and to finance the


development of certain programs; and to provide for appropriations.


     Sec. 3. (1) As used in this section:


     (a) "Department" means the department of environmental




     (b) "Fund" means the Michigan clean air fund created in this




     (2) The Michigan clean air fund is created within the


department of treasury to be administered by the department. Money


in the fund at the close of the fiscal year shall remain in the


fund and shall not lapse to the general fund. The state treasurer


shall credit to the fund the money from the uncollectibles


allowance recovery funds established in section 4 as well as money


from any other source provided by law.


     (3) Money in the fund shall be used by the department to


provide grants and loans to individuals, private or public


corporations, and local units of government for programs or


projects established to reduce oxides of nitrogen and volatile


organic compounds and for the administration of the grant and loan




     (4) The director of the department shall have final approval


of grants and loans made under this section. Grants and loans made


under this section are contingent upon the availability of money in


the fund.


     (5) The director of the department may impose fiduciary


obligations upon a recipient of a grant, including performance


bonding, and may impose conditions upon the receipt and expenditure


of the grant money.


     (6) An application for a grant or loan from the fund shall be


made on a form or in a format prescribed by the department. The


department may require the applicant to provide any information


reasonably necessary to allow the department to make a


determination required under this section.


     (7) The department shall promulgate rules under the


administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to


24.328, to implement this section.


     Enacting section 1. (1) Section 4 of the Julian-Stille value-


added act, 2000 PA 322, MCL 285.304, is repealed.


     (2) R 460.2601 to R 460.2625 of the Michigan administrative


code are rescinded.


     Enacting section 2. All money in the Michigan clean air fund


on the effective date of this amendatory act is appropriated and


transferred to the Michigan public service commission for


distribution to utilities in the amounts contributed by the


utilities to the Michigan clean air fund. Money received by the


Michigan public service commission and distributed to utilities


under this enacting section shall be refunded to customers through


the reconciliation process provided in sections 6h and 6j of 1939


PA 3, MCL 460.6h and 460.6j.