There will be a second hearing next week on a bill that lets Michiganders reject utility smart meters at no charge.

Midland Republican Gary Glenn is the bill's sponsor. His first hearing last month drew big crowds to Lansing.

Both Consumers Energy and DTE Energy charge nearly $70 up front, and $10 in monthly fees to homeowners who reject smart meters.

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The next hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, March. 7 in room 519 of the Anderson House Office Building in downtown Lansing.