The 2014 session is over and this post is for information purposes, only.
HB 332, sponsored by Delegate Glass, is a bipartisan effort to preserve electricity consumers’ choice between analog and smart meter, prohibit certain reporting to third parties, and prohibits fees for those opting for an analog meter. The electricity provider must:
- Give written notice of smart meter deployment to each customer
- Have written notice state the customer may refuse installation
The customer is deemed to consent if:
- The customer explicitly opts in
- The customer does not return any wishes within 60 days of the company’s notice
The electric provider must exchange an analog meter for an installed smart meter upon customer request.
Usage data may not be disclosed to a third party unless to prepare a bill or, “support customer choice”.
In the House – Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.