House Bill 872
Notice of Confidentiality and Customer Right to Disclosure: Pursuant to House Bill (H.B.) 872, passed by the 87th Legislature, Regular Session, amending Subchapter B of Chapter 182 of the Texas Utilities Code, amending Section 13.043(b-2) of the Texas Water Code, and adding Section 552.1331 to the Texas Government Code, all effective June 18, 2021 (pending publication of the current statutes), providing that personal information as defined under Tex. Utilities Code Section 182.051 as, “an individual’s address, telephone number, or social security number” in a customer’s account record, or any information relating to the volume or units of utility usage or amounts billed to or collected from a customer for utility usage (also known as a “ratepayer”), may not be disclosed by the City of Marion or the City’s Utility Department unless a customer request disclosure of such personal information. A customer may request disclosure of its personal information by submitting in writing such request addressed to the City Secretary, Maria Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org – please ensure to provide your complete service address and billing account number. You will get a confirmation email after your request is received and applied to your account. You can also make your request for disclosure in person in the at City Hall.
At any time, a customer may rescind their request for disclosure by submitting, in writing, a request, ensuring to include their complete service address and billing account number, to withhold the customer’s personal information to the City’s Secretary. Such request shall become effective on the date the City receives a customer’s request to rescind disclosure of their personal information.