Bill Details - SB78 (2019)

SB 78 - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-1104

10/03

 

SENATE BILL 78

 

AN ACT relative to public utility customer data.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Bradley, Dist 3

 

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows for the use of utility customer data for research, development, and implementation of new rate structures and tariffs.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-1104

10/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to public utility customer data.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Public Utilities Commission; Privacy Policies for Individual Customer Data; Purpose.  Amend RSA 363:37, III(c) to read as follows:

(c)  Researching, developing, and implementing new rate structures and tariffs, demand response, customer assistance, energy management, or energy efficiency programs.

2  Customer Data; Exceptions.  Amend RSA 363:38, V(b) to read as follows:

(b)  Nothing in this section shall preclude a service provider from disclosing a customer's individual data to a third party for system, grid, or operational needs, or the research, development, and implementation of new rate structures and tariffs, demand response, customer assistance, energy management, or energy efficiency programs, provided that the service provider for contracts entered into after January 1, 2017, has required by contract that the third party implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information, to protect the personal information from unauthorized access, use, destruction, modification, or disclosure, and to prohibit the use of the data for a secondary commercial purpose not related to the primary purpose of the contract without the express consent of the customer.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 4
Feb. 19, 2019 Hearing: 02/19/2019, Room 103, SH, 09:45 am; SC 11
March 27, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/27/2019; Vote 5-0; CC SC 15
March 28, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/28/2019; Vote 5-0; CC SC 15
March 27, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/27/2019; SJ 10
March 20, 2019 Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 11 P. 73
April 17, 2019 Public Hearing: 04/17/2019 11:00 am LOB 304
April 24, 2019 Executive Session: 04/24/2019 10:00 am LOB 304
May 8, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 05/08/2019 (Vote 17-3; RC) HC 23 P. 18
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 17-3; RC)
May 8, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA VV 05/08/2019

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 19, 2019 Senate Hearing
March 28, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
March 27, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
April 17, 2019 House Hearing
April 24, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
May 8, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB78 Revision: 5027 Date: Jan. 17, 2019, 5:21 p.m.
SB78 Revision: 5933 Date: May 9, 2019, 3:31 p.m.