From Del. Glen Glass:
It is an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of district 34a. My goal is to give economic opportunity to the citizens of my district by supporting lower taxes, less regulation on small businesses, and lower energy costs.
The rain tax is an embarrassment to the state of Maryland and an economy-killer, hence my sponsoring a bill to repeal it. I am leading the fight against the dangers of smart meters and to give Maryland citizens the right to keep their electric analog meter without paying a fee. The current fee to opt out is $75, plus $11 monthly thereafter. These fees are unjust and serve only as a deterrent to opting out, forcing many into the hazardous smart meter system; those who opt out are paying to maintain the smart meter system.
Smart meters must be replaced every five years. We know they cause fires, health problems, higher bills, and are a BIG BROTHER invasion of privacy, monitoring our homes and lifestyles every fifteen seconds. Last year when the senate bill was killed, BGE installed a smart meter on my home without permission, causing my bill to double; mine was the only home to receive one in my neighborhood. During the Senate hearing last Tuesday on Senator McFadden’s bipartisan SM opt out bill I co-sponsored (SB9, HB516), Sen. Mathias testified that his bill tripled when BGE installed a SM.
BGE unabashedly displays its disregard for Maryland citizens, calling law enforcement on a single mother for refusing SM, installing them without permission, and having their installers tell the elderly and others the opt out fee is $75 monthly (not the $11 set by the PSC). It’s my opinion the Senate hearings reveal BGE’s sole intent is to increase profits and our electric bills by disrupting our lifestyles. Please call your Delegate or Senator to voice your concerns at 410 946 5000. Visit www.marylandsmartmeterawareness.org for more information.
Your delegate and servant,
Glen Glass 34a