Bill Summary for H 220 (2021-2022)
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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.Intro. by Arp, Miller, Saine, Szoka.
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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 4th edition.
Amends proposed GS 160A-205.4, applicable to cities, and proposed GS 153A-145.8, applicable to counties, to make technical changes to the statutes referenced that govern the establishment of territorial rights which electricity distribution under either statute must comply.
Adds the following new content.
Revises sensitive security information excluded as public records under GS 132-1.7. Adds to the exclusion for information containing specific details of public security plans and arrangements or the detailed plans and drawings of public buildings and infrastructure facilities to explicitly include detailed plans and drawings contained in information storage systems or geographic information system databases. Adds a new exclusion, providing that specific engineering, vulnerability, or detailed design information about proposed or existing critical infrastructure, whether physical or virtual, for any of the following are not public record: (1) the production, generation, transmission, or distribution of energy; (2) the treatment, transmission, or distribution of water; and (3) the outfall, collection, or treatment of wastewater. Makes technical and clarifying changes.
Subject to H 218 becoming law, corrects a statutory cross-reference in GS 143-214.7(b3), as amended by that act.
Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.