Smart meter technology is relatively new and untested. We are being used as the guinea pigs. Fortunately there are many people researching and providing information about their effects on us. This blog is an attempt to provide resources about the meters as well as information specific to Pennsylvania. Use the links in the sidebars to find informative websites, videos, studies and articles that I have found to be helpful, as well as information specific to PA residents.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Update on House Bill 906

This is a new notice from today. HB 906 has passed the House and is being moved over to the Senate for their consideration. This is the bill that would add in a clause to protect our information from being handed over to government agencies without our consent.

However, the bill was substantially re-worded in the House. The good thing is that there is movement for at least one of the three smart meter bills...the not so good thing is that the original wording has seriously changed to include a lot of exceptions.

The text of the bill in its current form is here...HB 906
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REESE -  An Act amending Title 66 (Public Utilities) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for duties of electric distribution companies...
PN 1047Referred to CONSUMER AFFAIRS, March 11, 2013
PN 2867Reported as amended from CONSUMER AFFAIRS, Jan. 13, 2014
     First consideration, Jan. 13, 2014
     Laid on the table, Jan. 13, 2014
     Removed from table, Jan. 14, 2014
     Second consideration, Jan. 15, 2014
     Re-committed to APPROPRIATIONS, Jan. 15, 2014
     Re-reported as committed from APPROPRIATIONS, Jan. 27, 2014
     Third consideration and final passage, Jan. 27, 2014 (198-0)
     In the Senate