Consumer Privacy Legislation Draws Emrick’s Endorsement
HARRISBURG – Legislation which would prevent government agencies from accessing usage data generated by smart meter technology drew support Monday from state Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton). House Bill 906, which passed unanimously, may now be taken up by the state Senate.

“Smart meter technology may offer greater efficiency, allow each of us to keep a closer eye on our electric use and be a more informed consumer as a result,” Emrick said. “What I do take issue with is who beyond the companies distributing electricity has the ability to monitor that use.”

Smart meters were first introduced in conjunction with Act 129 of 2008, which required electric distribution companies to develop energy efficiency and conservation plans.

“House Bill 906 adds government agencies to the list of third parties needing permission from the consumer before being able to view their individual data,” added Emrick.

Questions about this or any legislative issue should be directed to Emrick’s Mt. Bethel office at (570) 897-0401 or his Nazareth office at (610) 746-5090.

Representative Joe Emrick
137th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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