22 March 2012

Maryland smart meter opt-out bill gets unfavorable report in committee

So, HB 878, the smart meter opt-out bill that I testified in favor of, did not do so well when the House Economic Matters Committee voted:

I suspect that the committee was not so much voting against the opt-out provision, persuaded by the utility companies to defer to the Maryland Public Service Commission make the decision at their May 22nd hearing:

Either way, that's the next step. I don't know if I'll be able to make it to the hearing, but no doubt I'll be submitting my comments.
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