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Privatization of water

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Senate Bill 163 would make the purchase and privatization of what are now public water systems easier for corporations by changing the way pubic systems are valued.

SB 163 is a part of a national strategy by national for-profit water utilities to gain control of public water systems.

Here's a powerpoint by Michigan State University professor that breaks down the basis for the legislation:

Bill Sponsor(s): 
Sens. Jared Carpenter, Paul Hornback

SB 163 was approved by thre Senate Natural Resources & Energy Committee on February 20 (see how committee members voted). The bill has lingered in the Senate floor until the end of the session and was not brought up for a vote.

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Opposes