By Catherine J. Frompovich
Pennsylvanians literally have been screwed figuratively by their state legislature and legislators regarding the totalitarian approach and mandate to retrofitting health-harming utility [electric, natural gas and water] AMI Smart Meters, specifically through committee procedural actions of soon-be-retired PA House Consumers Affairs Committee Chairman, Robert Godshall, whose son, Grey, works as a Project Manager [per LinkedIn] for Exelon/PECO, the utility company whose utility district is much of SE Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia. Any conflicts of interest going on there?
Godshall kept “opt-out” from AMI SMs bills from being brought to the floor for a vote for almost 8 years! Maybe a total of 24 bills? Godshall deprived Pennsylvanians of their legal rights and, therefore, should be prosecuted for that, in many Pennsylvanians’ opinions!
The questions all PA voters should be asking this November election cycle are, “How come you didn’t stand up to Godshall and demand U.S. and State Constitutional rights of Pennsylvanians were protected and enforced? Do you really deserve my vote? Other states provided smart meter exemptions!”
Numerous utility customers—probably in the hundreds—have filed formal complaints with the PA Public Utility Commission, only to be told by the PA PUC’s kangaroo Administrative Court, the law is the law and you must get an AMI SM or have your service terminated!
However, that law as placed in the administrative agency (PA PUC) regulations was not what was passed by the state legislature, the only legal authority to pass laws in Pennsylvania. When the PA PUC wrote that agency’s rules and regulations for utility companies, PUC based their regs upon what it claimed (incorrectly) the legislature passed, rather than what was voted upon.
There is absolute proof for the above statement, which is found in the PA Senate and House Journals of the days when HB2200 was discussed and argued with numerous legislators stating “smart meters were not to be mandatory.” Therefore, HB2200, aka Act 129 (2008), was an opt-in bill and the language stated so. See HB2200 §2807(f)7(2).
Thanks to: http://www.philosophers-stone.co.uk