AN ACT TO LIMIT CITIES AND COUNTIES FROM PROHIBITING CONSUMER CHOICE OF ENERGY SERVICE BASED UPON THE TYPE OR SOURCE OF ENERGY TO BE DELIVERED, TO MODIFY PUBLIC RECORDS LAW REGARDING SENSITIVE PUBLIC SECURITY INFORMATION, TO AUTHORIZE THE UTILITIES COMMISSION TO ADOPT PROCEDURES TO ALLOW LESSORS WHO PROVIDE WATER AND SEWER SERVICE TO LESSEES IN CERTAIN DWELLINGS TO CHARGE FOR THE COST OF THE SERVICE IN THE SAME MANNER AS ELECTRIC SERVICE AND NATURAL GAS SERVICE, AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Makes a correction in Section 1(a) to add the proposed statute to GS Chapter 160A, rather than 10A.
Amends proposed GS 160A-205.4, applicable to cities, and GS 153A-145.8, applicable to counties, modifying and adding to the definition provided for the term energy service in each statute. Now defines the term to mean the provision of natural gas; renewable gas; hydrogen; liquefied petroleum gas, renewable liquefied petroleum gas, or other liquid petroleum products; or electricity by a person legally authorized to provide such service (was, the provision of natural or manufactured gas, liquefied petroleum gas or renewable liquefied petroleum gas, heating oil, or electricity by a person legally authorized to provide such service). Adds that the terms renewable gas and renewable liquid petroleum gas mean gas derived from a renewable resource.
Removes duplicative language in GS 153A-145.8(c).