Steven M. Glazer
- District 7
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.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on U. & E.
In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 36. Noes 0. Page 3839.) Ordered to the Assembly.
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 3765.) (June 18).
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Set for hearing June 18.
June 9 hearing: Placed on APPR. suspense file.
Set for hearing June 9.
Hearing rescheduled due to Capitol closure.
Set for hearing June 1.
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 1. Page 3539.) (May 14).
Set for hearing May 14.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E., U. & C.
March 31 hearing postponed by committee.
Set for hearing March 31.
March 17 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
Set for hearing March 17.
From printer. May be acted upon on or after February 7.
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|01/07/20 - Introduced|
|05/05/20 - Amended Senate|
|05/20/20 - Amended Senate|
|07/27/20 - Amended Assembly|
|No related documents.|
Data on Open States is updated nightly from the official website of the California State Legislature.
If you notice any inconsistencies with these official sources, feel free to file an issue.