POSTED: Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 12:33pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 12:44pm
Longview, TX — State Rep. David Simpson filed legislation earlier this week that would require utility companies to let customers opt out of smart meters or have them removed at no cost.
House Bill 1171 is the most aggressive measure filed this session in protecting utility consumers’ rights regarding the advanced smart meters.
A similar bill filed by state Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, would require customers to be able to opt out of having smart meters, but would not exempt customers from having to pay to opt out as Simpson’s bill would.
Read more  from the Longview News-Journal.