Electric utility; customer account information, warrant required. (HB379)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utility customer account information; warrant required. Provides that an electric utility shall not disclose any customer account information absent a search warrant or the customer's consent. The electric utility may still release customer account information in statistical or aggregate form, provided that no particular customer can be identified. Read the Bill »


02/11/2016: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/06/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100732D
01/06/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/19/2016Assigned to sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/19/2016Assigned C & L sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
02/09/2016Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2017
02/11/2016Continued to 2017 in Commerce and Labor


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.


Waldo Jaquith writes:

I bet there's an interesting story behind this.

Bruce Hedrick writes:

It's simpler than what you think.

High electric usage 24/7 = marijuana grow house.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Could be!

Emmy Hoopes writes:

Go ahead and add the bill for this one to the War on Drugs tab.

James writes:

This is a move in the good direction if your for freedom. As it is now utilities hand your data out like candy for minor fees that we the tax payer pays for anywho. So this forces them to keep the data to themselves till police produce a warrant for that info.