2011-12 Legislative Session

CPUC Expert Analyses and Positions on Legislation

AB 37 (Huffman) – Smart Grid Deployment:  Smart Meters. 

 

 AB 45 (Hill) – Charter Party Carriers:  Alcoholic Beverages:  Open Containers. 

  

AB 478 (Hill) – Gas Corporations: fines and penalties. 

  

AB 509 (Skinner) Federal earned income tax credit: notification: state departments and agencies. 

  

AB 512 (Gordon) Local government renewable energy self-generation program. 

    

AB 578 (Hill) – CPUC: Natural Gas Pipeline 

  

AB 631 (Ma) – Public utilities: Electric Vehicle Charging Station. 

  

AB 723 (Bradford) – Energy: Public Goods Charge. 

  

AB 724 (Bradford) – Electric and Gas Utility Service:  Master-meter customers. 

  

AB 838 (Hill) – Charter-Party Carriers of Passengers: Reports. 

  • CPUC Position: Support with Technical Amendments 
  • Legislative Memo: August 2, 2012  

  

AB 841 (Buchanan) – Telecommunications: universal service: Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). 

  

AB 861 (Hill) – Public Utilities Act:  remedies for violation: gas and electrical corporation executive officer compensation incentives. 

  

AB 864 (Huffman) – Self Generation Incentive Program. 

  

AB 976 (Hall) – Public contracts: consulting services: community choice aggregation. 

  

AB 982 (Skinner) –  Energy: land exchange for renewable energy-related projects.  

  

AB 1050 (Ma) – Telecommunications: prepaid mobile telephony services: taxes and fees. 

  

AB 1050 (Ma) – Telecommunications:  taxes and fees. 

  

AB 1073 (Fuentes)- Energy efficiency. 

  

AB 1124 (Skinner) – Low-income energy efficiency. 

  

AB 1150 (V. Manuel Perez) – Self-Generation Incentive Program. 

  

AB 1160 (Hill) – Public Utility Employees:  Whistleblowers.


 

 AB 1186 (Skinner) – California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: Investor-Owned Utilities: School Energy Efficiency. 

  • CPUC Position:  Support If Amended  
  • Legislative Memo: August 2, 2012  

  

AB 1197 (Hill) – Public Utility Employees:  Whistleblowers (pending amendments). 

  

AB 1214 (Skinner) – Transmission. 

  

AB 1302 (Williams) – Distributed Generation. 

  

AB 1390 (Assembly Utilities & Committee) – Energy Crisis Litigation. 

  

AB 1456 (Hill) – Gas corporations: rate of return: safety performance standards.  

  

AB 1514 (Lowenthal) – Public works: excavations: violations. 

  

AB 1524 (Allen) – Commercial air carriers: hot air balloons. 

  

 AB 1541 (Dickinson) – Public Utilities Commission: public records. 

  • CPUC Position: Oppose unless amended  
  • Legislative Memo: July 12, 2012  

  

AB 1650 (Portantino) – Public Utilities: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness. 

  

AB 1665 (Galgiani)California Environmental Quality Act: exemption: railroad crossings.

  

AB 1694 (Fuentes) – Gas pipeline safety inspections. 

  

AB 1703 (Hill) – Public Utilities:  reporting: safety issues. 

  

AB 1830 (Perez, V. Manuel) – Water Service:  mobilehome parks. 

  

AB 1843 (Hill) – Whistleblower Protection. 

  

AB 1990 (Fong) – Renewable energy resources:  small-scale renewable generation program. 

  

AB 2118 (Butler) – Household Goods Carriers. 

  

AB 2165 (Hill) – Net energy metering: eligible fuel cell customer-generators.  

  

AB 2187 (Bradford) – Renewable energy resources. 

  

AB 2196 (Chesbro) – Renewable energy resources. 

  

AB 2235 (Hagman) – Chino Hills Compensation. 

  

AB 2341 (Williams) – Distribution Grid: distributed generation. 

  

AB 2390 (Chesbro) – Electricity:  Biomass: Incentive Programs. 

  

AB 2514 (Bradford) – Net energy metering. 

  

AB 2559 (Buchanan) – Natural Gas Pipelines:  pipeline integrity management. 

  

AB 2564 (Ma) – Environmental quality: pipelines: project applicants. 

  

AB 2584 (Bradford) – Electrical Corporations and Gas Corporations:  unplanned service outages: retention of evidence. 

  

AB 2590 (Blumenfield) – Distribution Grid: interconnection. 

  

HR 7 (Mica) – American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012 (Provision Relevant to Positive Train Control). 

  

SBx1 2 (Simitian) Utilities: renewable energy resources. 

  

SB 3 (Padilla) – Telecommunications: universal service. 

  

SB 44 (Corbett) – Public Utilities:  Gas Pipeline Emergency Response 

  

SB 216 (Yee) – Public utilities: intrastate natural gas pipeline safety. 

  

SB  343 (de León) – Energy efficiency. 

  

SB 370 (Blakeslee)Public utilities: net energy metering: agricultural customers. 

  

SB 372 (Blakeslee)Local government renewable energy self-generation program. 

  

SB 379 (Fuller) – Telecommunications: universal service: regulation. 

  

SB 454 (Pavley) – Energy efficiency standards. 

  

SB 489 (Wolk) – Electricity: net energy metering. 

  

SB 585 (Kehoe)Energy: Solar Energy Systems: Funding. 

  

SB 594 (Wolk) – Energy: net energy metering. 

  

SB 618 (Wolk) – Local government: solar-use easement. 

  

SB 682 (Calderon)Energy: Clean distributed generation units. 

  

SB 705 (Leno) – Natural gas: service and safety. 

  

SB 790 (Leno) – Electricity: community choice aggregation. 

  

SB 836 (Padilla)Renewable Energy Resources:  Cost Reporting. 

  

SB 843 (Wolk) – Energy: Electrical Corporations: City of Davis PVUSA Solar Facility:  Community-Based Renewable Energy Self-Generation Program. 

  

SB 879 (Padilla) – Natural gas pipelines: accounts. 

  

SB  939 (Wright) – Natural gas surcharge. 

  

SB 971 (Cannella) – Renewable Energy Resources. 

  

SB 981 (Yee) – Public Utilities Commission: commissioners: executive employees. 

  

SB 998 (De León)- Energy efficiency, renewable energy, and distributed generation on-bill repayment programs. 

  

SB 1000 (Yee) – Public Utilities Commission:  public records. 

  • CPUC Position:  Support With Amendments (technical)  
  • Legislative Memo: February 1, 2012  

  

SB 1122 (Rubio) – Energy: Renewable Biomass and Biogas Projects. 

  • CPUC Position:  Oppose Unless Amended.  
  • Legislative Memo: August 2, 2012  

  

SB 1130 (de Leon) - Energy: Energy Assessment: Commercial Buildings: Financing. 

  • CPUC Position:  Support If Amended.  
  • Legislative Memo: August 2, 2012  

  

SB 1160 (Padilla) – Communications:  service interruptions. 

  

SB 1161 (Padilla) – Communications:  Voice over Internet Protocol and Internet Protocol enabled communications services (VoIP). 

  

SB 1165 (Wright)- Public Utilities Commission: intervenor compensation. 

  

SB 1207 (Fuller) – Gas Corporations: fines and penalties. 

  

SB 1350 (Leno) – Public Utilities:  fines and penalties. 

  

SB 1364 (Huff) – Water Corporations. 

  

SB 1403 (Yee) – California Public Utilities Commission.

  

SB 1533 (Padilla) – Distribution Grid: interconnection. 

  

SB 1537 (Kehoe) – Energy: rates: net energy metering. 

  

SB 1572 (Pavley) – California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006:  AB 32 Investment Fund. 

  

S. 1914 (Snowe) – Cut Energy Bills at Home Act. 

  

S 3923 (Sanders, 111th Congressional District) – Feed-in Tariffs.