HB 1595

86(R) - 2019
House State Affairs
House State Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Chris Paddie

Bill Caption

Relating to the deployment of advanced metering and meter information networks in certain areas outside of ERCOT.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 1595 would allow certain utilities that are operating outside of ERCOT to adopt an advanced metering network. HB 1595 would allow for any costs incurred by the deployment of an advanced metering network to be recovered by the utility. This deployment would be subject to PUC rules and regulations, including rules related to customer protections, privacy, ownership, and options given consumers to continue to receive service through a non-advanced meter.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on HB 1595.

Organizations Supporting

Center Point Energy
Texas Association of Business