Maryland Republican State Delegate Glen Glass has Hearing on Smart-Meter Opt-Out Legislation
Annapolis, MD – Maryland State Delegate Glen Glass, (R-Harford, Cecil), announced today the hearing for House Bill 1038 – Consumer Relations – Smart Meters for Thursday the 14th in the Economic Matters Committee. The bill provides an optional opt-out at no cost to the consumer.
Delegate Glass also proposed a second bill which is a subsection of the first bill that fines the Utility Companies from releasing the data it collects to third party advertisers.
“I am deeply concerned about public health and privacy and so long as I am able I will continue to advocate for health, safety, rights, liberty and the general well-being of all of my fellow citizens” said Glass.
“These new smart meters are potentially neither safe nor reliable and are a risk to children, pregnant women, the elderly, people with compromised immune system and medical implants” Glass implored.
Another aspect of that legislation will stop the utilities companies from charging Marylander’s hundreds of dollars per year to opt out.
“Marylander’s should not be fined for exercising their inalienable God-given rights promulgated in the Declaration of Independence to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. Marylander’s should not have to pay one penny to keep cancer and other serious health risks out of their lives” Glass concluded.