2016 Legislative Session

 

Below find summaries and Public Advocates Office position letters on 2016 California legislation, organized by Assembly and Senate bills across Energy, Water, and Communications regulation.

 

General

SB 1017 (Hill) - Public Advocates Office Letter  

This bill would require the CPUC to develop rules to ensure the public has access to critical safety, environmental, and other emergency information.

 

 

Energy

SB 886 (Pavley) – Public Advocates Office Letter  

This bill would promote energy storage systems that would help California better rely on clean renewable resources to maintain a reliable electric grid.    

 

SB 1453 (de León) – Public Advocates Office Letter  

This bill would advance the state’s clean energy future and protect Californians by not allowing the investor owned utilities to invest ratepayer monies in baseload power plants that do not meet the important greenhouse gas emissions performance standard.

 

 

Water

AB 1180 (Garcia) - Public Advocates Office Letter  

This bill would authorize specified water corporations to create a pilot program to allow their customers to pay their monthly bills by credit/debit card without paying a separate transaction fee.