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, AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION.
Enacts GS 10A-205.4 (appears to intend GS 160A-205.4), applicable to cities, and GS 153A-145.8, applicable to counties, providing as follows. Prohibits city/county from adopting an ordinance prohibiting, or having the effect of prohibiting, the connection, reconnection, modification, or expansion of an energy service (as defined) based upon the type or source of energy to be delivered to the end-user. Specifies that the statutes do not (1) limit the ability of a city/county to choose the energy service for property it owns, (2) prohibit a city/county from recovering reasonable costs for reviewing and issuing a permit, (3) affect the authority of a city/county to manage or operate a city/county-owned (as applicable) utility, or (4) impair a contract executed pursuant to GS 160A-322 before the section's effective date for the supply of electric service.
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