AB 1250

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 19, 2021
  • Passed Assembly Jun 01, 2021
  • Passed Senate Sep 03, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Oct 08, 2021

Water and sewer system corporations: consolidation of service.

Abstract

The Public Utilities Act prohibits, with certain exemptions, any public utility from selling, leasing, assigning, mortgaging, or otherwise disposing of or encumbering specified property necessary or useful in the performance of the public utility's duties to the public without first, for qualified transactions valued above $5,000,000, securing an order from the Public Utilities Commission authorizing it to do so or, for qualified transactions valued at $5,000,000 or less, filing an advice letter and obtaining approval from the commission. Existing law, the California Safe Drinking Water Act, provides for the operation of public water systems, which include small community water systems, and imposes on the State Water Resources Control Board related regulatory responsibilities and duties. Existing law authorizes the state board to order consolidation of public water systems where a public water system or state small water system serving a disadvantaged community consistently fails to provide an adequate supply of safe drinking water, as provided. This bill, the Consolidation for Safe Drinking Water Act of 2021, would authorize a water or sewer system corporation to file an application and obtain approval from the commission through an order authorizing the water or sewer system corporation to consolidate with a small community water system or state small water system identified as failing or at risk of failing by the state board. The bill would require the commission to approve or deny the application within 12 months, except as provided. The bill would establish the Consolidation For Safe Drinking Water Fund, with all moneys available, upon appropriation, to the commission in order to process the applications and cover any associated regulatory costs. The bill would require a water or sewer system corporation to pay a fee of $10,000 when filing an application pursuant to the above provision and would require the fee to be deposited into the fund. For a consolidation valued at $5,000,000 or less, the bill would authorize a water or sewer system corporation to instead file an advice letter and obtain approval from the commission through a resolution authorizing the water or sewer system corporation to consolidate with a small community water system or state small water system identified as failing or at risk of failing by the state board. The bill would authorize the executive director of the commission or the director of the division of the commission having regulatory jurisdiction over the water or sewer system corporation to approve an uncontested advice letter, and would require the commission to approve or deny an advice letter within 180 days, except as provided.

Bill Sponsors (1)

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Oct 08, 2021

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 713, Statutes of 2021.

Sep 13, 2021

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

Sep 07, 2021

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 70. Noes 0.).

Sep 03, 2021

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 5 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 37. Noes 0.).

Aug 31, 2021

Senate

Ordered to special consent calendar.

Aug 26, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (August 26).

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 16, 2021

Senate

In committee: Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Jul 07, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (July 7). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jul 05, 2021

Senate

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

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

Jul 01, 2021

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on E.Q. (Ayes 13. Noes 0. Page 1692.) (June 28).

Jun 16, 2021

Senate

Referred to Coms. on E., U. & C. and E.Q.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on E., U. & C. and E.Q.

Jun 02, 2021

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Jun 01, 2021

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 75. Noes 0.)

May 25, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 24, 2021

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

May 20, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (May 20).

May 05, 2021

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Apr 22, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (April 21). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 07, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on U. & E. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (April 7). Re-referred to Com. on U. & E.

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

Mar 04, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on E.S. & T.M. and U. & E.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on E.S. & T.M. and U. & E.

Feb 22, 2021

Assembly

Read first time.

Feb 20, 2021

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 22.

Feb 19, 2021

Assembly

Introduced. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB1250 HTML
02/19/21 - Introduced PDF
05/24/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
07/05/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/09/21 - Enrolled PDF
10/08/21 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/04/21- Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials PDF
04/20/21- Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy PDF
05/03/21- Assembly Appropriations PDF
05/25/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
06/25/21- Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications PDF
07/06/21- Senate Environmental Quality PDF
08/13/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/28/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
09/03/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF

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