By: Flores H.B. No. 2729
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
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.