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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1171         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1758

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

William N. Brownsberger

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act requiring the disclosure of energy usage data.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

William N. Brownsberger

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1171        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1758

By Mr. Brownsberger of Belmont, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1758) of William N. Brownsberger relative to requiring distribution companies to make individual building energy use history available to the general public.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act requiring the disclosure of energy usage data.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.  Section 1F of chapter 164 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 20xx Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new paragraph:

              (10)  The Department shall promulgate regulations requiring distribution companies to make individual building energy use history available to the general public.  The regulations shall provide for an opt-out provision for any account owner who wishes to keep their energy use private.   The regulations shall further provide that all financial information, including dollar amount of bills, payment schedules or missed payments, or account balance shall not be disclosed. 

              SECTION 2:  The Department shall promulgate these regulations within 180 days.

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