SB 801

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jan 07, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jun 25, 2020
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Electrical corporations: wildfire mitigation plans: deenergization: public safety protocol.

Abstract

Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations. Existing law requires each electrical corporation to annually prepare and submit a wildfire mitigation plan to the commission for review and approval, as specified. Following approval, the commission is required to oversee compliance with the plans. Existing law requires a wildfire mitigation plan of an electrical corporation to include, among other things, protocols for deenergizing portions of the electrical distribution system that consider the associated impacts on public safety. As part of these protocols, an electrical corporation is required to include protocols related to mitigating the public safety impacts of deenergizing portions of the electrical distribution system that consider customers that receive medical baseline allowances. Existing law authorizes an electrical corporation to deploy backup electrical resources or provide financial assistance for backup electrical resources to a customer receiving a medical baseline allowance if the customer meets specified conditions. This bill would require an electrical corporation to deploy backup electrical resources for the operation of the customer's qualifying medical device or provide financial assistance for backup electrical resources to a customer receiving a medical baseline allowance if the customer meets those conditions and the additional condition that the customer is located in a high fire threat district. The bill would require an electrical corporation to develop its program to provide backup electrical resources or financial assistance in consultation with community disability rights groups or other local disability rights advocates. Under existing law, a violation of any order, decision, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the commission is a crime. Because this bill would add additional requirements to an electrical corporation's wildfire mitigation plan that would be approved and overseen by the commission and because a violation of an order or decision of the commission implementing its requirements would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program by creating a new crime. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (8)

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Jul 27, 2020

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on U. & E.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on U. & E.

Jun 29, 2020

Assembly

Referred to Com. on U. & E.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on U. & E.

Jun 25, 2020

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 36. Noes 0. Page 3839.) Ordered to the Assembly.

Jun 18, 2020

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 3765.) (June 18).

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 11, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing June 18.

Jun 09, 2020

Senate

June 9 hearing: Placed on APPR. suspense file.

Jun 03, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing June 9.

Jun 02, 2020

Senate

Hearing rescheduled due to Capitol closure.

May 26, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing June 1.

May 20, 2020

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 19, 2020

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 1. Page 3539.) (May 14).

May 08, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing May 14.

May 05, 2020

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E., U. & C.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E., U. & C.

Mar 19, 2020

Senate

March 31 hearing postponed by committee.

Mar 13, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing March 31.

Mar 12, 2020

Senate

March 17 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.

Mar 03, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing March 17.

Jan 15, 2020

Senate

Referred to Com. on E., U. & C.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E., U. & C.

Jan 08, 2020

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after February 7.

Jan 07, 2020

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

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01/07/20 - Introduced PDF
05/05/20 - Amended Senate PDF
05/20/20 - Amended Senate PDF
07/27/20 - Amended Assembly PDF

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