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7:49 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

House Approves Bill Making it Easier for Phone Companies to Drop Landline Service

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Senate must agree to changes before the bill can go to Governor Rick Snyder for his signature
Supporters say the change is needed to allow them to invest in more modern means of communication as droves of customers abandon their landline plans, but AARP Michigan and others are concerned residents will be left without reliable access to phone, medical alert and alarm services.
6:55 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Bills on marijuana, abortion and landlines could all see votes this week

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Busy final two days expected before holiday break
As state lawmakers finish the 2013 legislative session, they are beginning to tackle controversial issues such as medical marijuana, campaign finance and phone service with an eye toward leaving for a three-week holiday break on Thursday. All three issues could see votes, even final passage, this week.
8:10 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Law enforcement officials say landline bill threatens public safety

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House committee will hear testimony on bill Tuesday
LANSING - Top law enforcement officials warned that public safety would be threatened if Michigan lawmakers pass a bill to make it easier for phone companies to discontinue traditional landline service. The Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police and Michigan Sheriffs' Association on Monday joined AARP in opposing Senate Bill 636, which passed the Senate last week and could go before the House as soon as Tuesday.
8:13 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Bill to make it easier to phase out landline service clears state Senate

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American Association of Retired Persons has concerns about ensuring service
LANSING - Controversial legislation that makes it easier for phone companies to discontinue traditional landline service passed the Michigan Senate by a wide margin on Thursday. Senators voted 31-4 in favor of Senate Bill 636, which streamlines the approval process for a company to stop traditional landline, or "plain old telephone service" in an area starting in 2017.
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8:50 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Senate bill could make it easier to end landline phone service

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Interview with Mike Nofs


State Senator Mike Nofs of Battle Creek is chairman of the Senate Energy and Technology Committee he is the sponsor of the bill. 

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