Reese Smart Meter Customer Information Legislation Approved by House
1/27/2014
HARRISBURG – Legislation to require customer approval before information gathered by the new “smart meter” technology deployed by many electric utility companies can be shared with government agencies was approved unanimously by the House today, said Rep. Mike Reese (R-Fayette/Westmoreland).

“I have been working on legislation to help consumers address their privacy concerns with the advent of these new smart meters being used in ever-expanding areas,” said Reese. “There has been a great deal of concern raised by my constituents about the release of information from these meters, and I have also heard from other residents around the Commonwealth. This bill will make it clear that information from these meters can be shared with a government agency only when the consumer agrees to it.”

House Bill 906 was passed by a bipartisan vote of 198 to 0.

Reese added he is working on other bills dealing with the use of smart meters in Pennsylvania.

“There is a defined role that government must play in our lives, but there is a strict limit as to what that role is,” said Reese.

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Representative Mike Reese
59th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Raymond Smith
717.705.1834
rsmith@pahousegop.com  
RepReese.com
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