One of my bills, which may be the most important I have introduced, is
House Bill 878 – “Public Utilities - Smart Meter Opt-Out Option” bill. The utility companies are replacing our meters with Smart Meters.
One of several problems I see is there is evidence that suggests these meters may be dangerous to our bodies and the environment. In addition, these meters are very intrusive because they monitor what is happening in the home and also give the utility companies the ability to shut your electric off at any time. Because of this and other reasons, I believe we have the right to choose to opt-out but a law needs to be established to protect our citizens.
Below is a YouTube video of Dr. David Carpenter, a Harvard Medical School trained physician who also headed up the New York State Dept. of Public Health for 18 years before becoming Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Albany and currently directs the Institute for Health and the Environment, speaks of the effects of radio frequency radiation from Smart Meters (highlight the link, right click then select ‘open hyperlink’ to view the video).
There is a press conference scheduled for noon on Thursday, March 15, just before the hearing, which is 1 p.m. in the Economic Matters Room No. 231 in the Lowe House Office Building in Annapolis. If you would like to testify at the hearing or have any questions, please contact my office at 410-841-3280.
Thank you very much,
Delegate Glen Glass