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Summary

The proposed act would impose a general requirement that every electric utility company charge a uniform rate per kilowatt hour of electricity. The proposed act would except from this general rule rates charged to other electric utility companies and to residential customers who heat their principle place of residence by electricity. The Act would also permit a different rate to be charged residential customers for the first three hundred (300) kilowatt hours they consume each month, and would authorize "peak load" pricing whereby a higher rate than the uniform rate per kilowatt hour may be charged during the periods of the day or seasons of the year when consumption of electricity is the greatest. The Act would authorize the Department of Public Utilities to issue implementing rules and regulations and provides for enforcement.

1976 Nov 2 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 7 :: Initiative PetitionDo you approve of a law summarized below, which was disapproved by the House of Representatives on May 3, 1976, by a vote of 182-49, and on which no vote was taken by the Senate before May 5, 1976?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
11,433
18,026
2,445
29,459
31,904
Precinct 1
 
236
375
50
611
661
Precinct 2
 
163
354
54
517
571
Precinct 3
 
236
393
55
629
684
Precinct 4
 
257
450
62
707
769
Precinct 5
 
219
333
52
552
604
Precinct 1
 
76
197
48
273
321
Precinct 2
 
327
407
52
734
786
Precinct 3
 
175
222
41
397
438
Precinct 4
 
357
414
69
771
840
Precinct 5
 
331
464
60
795
855
Precinct 6
 
228
297
49
525
574
Precinct 1
 
314
565
85
879
964
Precinct 2
 
334
467
84
801
885
Precinct 3
 
334
460
72
794
866
Precinct 4
 
286
533
61
819
880
Precinct 5
 
262
407
56
669
725
Precinct 1
 
340
525
70
865
935
Precinct 2
 
238
373
75
611
686
Precinct 3
 
385
527
46
912
958
Precinct 4
 
342
615
84
957
1,041
Precinct 5
 
322
543
109
865
974
Precinct 6
 
320
565
93
885
978
Precinct 1
 
244
500
61
744
805
Precinct 2
 
352
417
54
769
823
Precinct 3
 
311
481
47
792
839
Precinct 4
 
294
557
60
851
911
Precinct 5
 
264
429
57
693
750
Precinct 6
 
324
490
59
814
873
Precinct 1
 
321
556
57
877
934
Precinct 2
 
407
531
44
938
982
Precinct 3
 
331
467
59
798
857
Precinct 4
 
306
516
42
822
864
Precinct 5
 
268
409
40
677
717
Precinct 1
 
367
563
74
930
1,004
Precinct 2
 
352
531
68
883
951
Precinct 3
 
332
643
76
975
1,051
Precinct 4
 
485
838
155
1,323
1,478
Precinct 5
 
393
612
65
1,005
1,070
Totals
 
11,433
18,026
2,445
29,459
31,904