EDMONTON – Private member’s Bill-201 the Electric Utilities (Transparency in Billing) Amendment Act, 2014 received third reading and was passed in the Alberta Legislative Assembly. Bill-201 sponsored by Joe Anglin, Independent MLA for Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre, is the first independent member’s Bill to pass the Assembly in 91 years. It is only the second independent member’s Bill to pass in the history of the Alberta Legislative Assembly.
With the passage of Bill-201 Anglin seeks to improve disclosure and transparency of the “all-in” charges included in the ancillary costs of a utility bill.
Anglin said, “The Bill will help consumers to become better informed, and better equipped – to compare options in a complicated market. The purpose of this legislation is to help consumers reduce costs.