McEachin: Smart meter opt out bill

State Rep. Scott McEachin has introduced a bill that would enable any person or business to refuse installation of a smart meter from Public Service Company.

HB1435 states, “Any person or lawfully recognized business entity shall have the right to decline the installation of a “smart meter” or any similar device that monitors electrical usage in real time or which broadcasts information regarding electrical usage using radio waves or other forms of electromagnetic radiation.”

PSO, with the permission of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, is forcing all its customer to accept the controversial smart meters or face a heavy fine and added monthly surcharges.

Customers are concerned about the health risks of the smart meter transmissions and the intrusion of privacy at homes and businesses that the new technology advances.