79R7934 JJT-D

By:  Flores                                                       H.B. No. 2729

relating to metering services in areas of this state open to competition for retail electric services. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 39.107(b), Utilities Code, is amended to read as follows: (b) Metering services provided to residential customers shall continue to be provided by the transmission and distribution utility affiliate of the electric utility that was serving the area before the introduction of customer choice [until the later of September 1, 2005, or the date on which at least 40 percent of those residential customers are taking service from unaffiliated retail electric providers]. Metering and billing services provided to residential customers shall be governed by the customer safeguards adopted by the commission under Section 39.101. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.