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2012 House Bill 5411: Require utilities provide customer “smart meter” opt-out
  1. Introduced by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on February 16, 2012, to require electric utilities that adopt advanced “smart meters,” which are “capable of measuring, recording, storing, and reporting usage according to predetermined time criteria and that allows 2-way communications suited for demand-response programs,” to allow customers to “opt out” without penalty. The bill would impose restrictions on how utilities could use and retain information collected from the meters.
    • Referred to the House Energy and Technology Committee on February 16, 2012.

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Re: 2012 House Bill 5411 (Require utilities provide customer “smart meter” opt-out )  by isabelleelise on May 6, 2012 

This is a good bill.  Smart Meters are just another type of surveilliance.  We should have a choice to opt out.  Without this bill, It would be like forcing us to take a survey everyday with our utility company about how we use the power.  We just have to pay our bill for the energy we use.... how and when we use the energy isn't any of their business.



Re: 2012 House Bill 5411 (Require utilities provide customer “smart meter” opt-out )  by Andrea on February 21, 2012 

 Finally something I agree with!



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