Michigan House debates Smart meter choice bill

Posted at 8:17 PM, Feb 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-21 10:34:05-05

Smart meters were on the agenda during a committee hearing that is scheduled for Tuesday at the Michigan House of Representatives in Lansing.

The Energy Policy committee debated House Bill 4220 Tuesday morning.

The bill would allow customers to choose between a traditional meter or the smart meters that utilities have been installing.

Smart meters have been controversial, with many people blaming them for health problems.

They have also led to many people having their power shut off, when they refused to allow the new meters to be installed, or placed locks on their older meters to prevent them from being removed.