- District 8
Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including telephone corporations. Existing law authorizes the commission to fix just and reasonable rates and charges for public utilities. Existing law requires the commission to exercise its regulatory authority to maintain the California High-Cost Fund-A program, until January 1, 2023, to provide universal service rate support to small independent telephone corporations, as defined, in furtherance of the state's universal service commitment to the continued affordability and widespread availability of safe, reliable, high-quality communications services in rural areas of the state. This bill would authorize a small independent telephone corporation to initiate a rate case through either an advice letter or application. If a rate case is initiated by an advice letter, the bill would require that the case be processed according to the commission's rules governing advice letters. If a rate case is initiated by application, the bill would require that the case be processed according to the commission's rules governing formal proceedings. The bill would authorize the commission, following review of a rate case advice letter, to require that it be resubmitted as an application, if the commission adopts a resolution within 120 days that includes specified factual findings.
August 30 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.
August 21 set for first hearing. Placed on APPR. suspense file.
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 12. Noes 0.) (July 10).
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on C. & C.
In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 1260.) Ordered to the Assembly.
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 6. Noes 0. Page 1104.) (May 16).
Set for hearing May 16.
May 13 hearing: Placed on APPR. suspense file.
Set for hearing May 13.
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 0. Page 842.) (April 24).
Set for hearing April 24.
From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 27.
Read first time.
Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/22/19 - Introduced|
|03/28/19 - Amended Senate|
|04/30/19 - Amended Senate|
|05/17/19 - Amended Senate|
|06/25/19 - Amended Assembly|
|08/12/19 - Amended Assembly|
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