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AB-1023 Public Utilities Commission: proceedings: ex parte communications.(2015-2016)



SECTION 1.

 Section 1701.9 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

1701.9.
 The commission shall establish and maintain a weekly communications log summarizing all oral and written ex parte communications, as defined in Section 1701.1, made in that week. The communications log shall include a summary of all oral and written communications that meet the definition of an ex parte communication that occur between a person with an interest in a matter before the commission and a commissioner, all policy advisors to a commissioner, the executive director of the commission, a deputy executive director, a director of a division that is not acting as a party in a related proceeding, or an administrative law judge. Each communication log shall include the date of each communication, the persons involved in the communication, and, to the extent known, any proceedings that were the subject of each communication. Each log shall be made available to the public on the commission’s Internet Web site.