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 2nd edition.
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 power that a consumer may choose to use to heat or cool buildings, produce hot water, operate equipment, operate appliances, or any other similar activities, where the power is derived from one or more of a variety of sources such as those previously listed, except as follows. Regarding liquified petroleum gas, renewable liquified petroleum gas, or other liquid petroleum products, requires delivery to the consumer by an entity legally authorized to provide such service. Regarding electricity, specifies that electricity must be derived from one or more sources of electric generation, delivered to the consumer by an entity legally authorized to provide such service, with distribution compliant with territorial rights established by GS 160A-332 and GS 62-110.2 (previously only specified electricity by a person legally authorized to provide such service).