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House Bill 878 - Public Utilities -Smart Meter Opt-Out Option

Smart Meters

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. 

http://youtu.be/n7L21XOC2wA       

Thank you very much,
Delegate Glen Glass
Glen.Glass@house.state.md.us

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Mike Tarbert March 20, 2012 at 11:16 AM
Tell me, is Comcast's ability to follow what you watch on TV, or the fact that the phone company knows every number you dial and who dials you, a violation of your "Fourth Amendment rights"? YES it is but, no one cares.
CB9678 March 20, 2012 at 11:32 AM
I think since you voluntarily subscribe to those services and it is covered in the user agreement with private companies makes it legal. The fourth ammendment covers you against government. Not someone you agreed to let do it.
1ke March 20, 2012 at 01:41 PM
We live in a mass society and the only thing anyone cares about is the chance to sell you something Refuse to spend and the TV goes blank, the Internet crashes and nearly everyone loses his or her job. Try that one if you really want to get paranoid.
pauline holeton September 03, 2012 at 06:20 PM
WE IN MICHIGAN HAVE BEEN FIGHTING HERE ALSO. WE NOW HAVE 2 HOUSE BILLS. 5411 AND 5439, WE NEED TO STOP THISNOW. WE MUST UNITE AND DO THISIN ALL THE US. WWW.W4AR.COM HAS ALL THE INFO ABOUT SMART METERS. ALSO SIGN A SMRT METER PETITON THERE ALSO THEN GO TO THE SMART METER PAGE AND ALSO AGENDA 21! PAULINE HOLETON SHELBY TWP MICH
Steve September 03, 2012 at 06:38 PM
It was just a matter of time before one of the weak minded brought up the "Agenda 21" phony conspiracy theory. $100 says your a Birther too!

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