|Referred to Joint Committee on Energy and Technology
AN ACT CONCERNING SMALL CELL SITING AND SMART METER OPT-IN.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
That title 16 of the general statutes be amended to: (1) Provide that, with regard to any small cell installation within a municipality, such municipality shall (A) conduct the siting for such installation, (B) allow the Connecticut Siting Council to conduct such siting, or (C) conduct such siting in conjunction with said council, but may override any decision of said council relating to such siting only if the municipality demonstrates that the reason for such override is based on persuasive and reliable environmental information; and (2) prohibit electric distribution companies from installing an advanced metering system on a customer’s premises unless the customer affirmatively opts in to such installation.
Statement of Purpose:
To give municipalities different options in conducting the siting for small cell installations and to prohibit electric utilities from installing smart meters if the customer does not opt in and consent to the installation.