May 31

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News Update and Request!

First of all we would like to thank all of the delegates in Dallas representing the Republican Party of Texas who voted on several resolutions which we think will further our cause of ensuring cyber security, hardening the grid without smart meters, protecting the grid, and calling for the replacement of the smart meters with traditional analogue meters.  Here is the link to the Republican Party Platform.  Everyone this year had a chance to weigh in on these issues on the floor and had a chance to vote for them, and they passed, which should send a message to our legislators in Austin that we want to see change.  It will require further diligence on the part of their constituents, YOU, to remind them of these planks!

Please see the additional request at the end of this blog!  The next legislative session is fast approaching and we need to get our working boots on ready to go!


#154  Electronic Privacy Internet Access:  We believe all law-abiding citizens should be free from government surveillance of their electronic communications and data mining except in cases directly involving national security, by court order.  Except for non-citizens, we further oppose any national ID program, including the Real ID Act and the use of Radio Frequency Identification Chips (RFID) on humans. We support a free and open internet -free from intrusion, censorship, or control by government or private entities.

#155  Texas Electric Grid: We urge that the Texas Legislature pass legislation to harden the Texas Electric Grid against:

1. Cyber attacks on the grid’s computerized command and control system.
2. Physical attacks on substations and major high voltage transformers.
3. Geomagnetic storms created by solar flares from the sun.
4. Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)

#156  Smart Meters:  The Republican Party of Texas supports a no-cost opt out for all Texas PUC customers and the phase out of Smart Meters aka Advanced Meter Infrastructure to be replaced with mechanical, non-transmitting analog meters when software upgrades are required or the computer smart meters require replacement due to mechanical failure or model upgrade requirements.


The Speaker of the House had called for interim charges covering a broad range of topics.  One of the topics includes smart meters under the House Committee on State Affairs.  The hearing will be covering the following:  “Examine how the Public Utility Commission of Texas, when applicable, and utility providers, whether vertically integrated, privately owned, or municipally owned, can ensure consumer protection regarding metering devices for water, gas, and electricity service.  Review recent examples of inaccurate or confusing billings and offer recommendations on appropriate consumer recourse and appeal.  In addition, assess utility procedures regarding meter installation.”

Please send us your stories regarding over billing, faulty billing, and installation procedure complaints.  We know there are many other topics but we need to keep it to this scope for this particular committee.  We will pass along the information to the appropriate committee members along with a copy to the current Speaker.  Send emails to justin@texansagainstsmartmeters.com

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