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AB-2910 Public Utilities Commission: telecommunications service: natural disasters: reports.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 910.8 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

910.8.
 (a) For purposes of this section, “telecommunications service” has the same meaning as defined in Section 2892.1.
(b) Upon the declaration of a state of emergency or a local emergency by the Governor pursuant to Section 8558 of the Government Code, the commission shall collect all of the following information from telecommunications service providers relating to the provider’s efforts and resources used to restore telecommunications service outages caused by, and to repair or replace related network infrastructure or facilities that were damaged as a result of, the emergency or a natural disaster:
(1) The extent of any damage to telecommunications network infrastructure or facilities caused by the emergency or natural disaster, including the type of facility and infrastructure damaged.
(2) The number of people in California who experienced a telecommunications service outage caused by the emergency or natural disaster.
(3) The duration of each telecommunications service outage caused by the emergency or natural disaster.
(4) Any specific data on 911 emergency system outages caused by the emergency or natural disaster.
(5) The types of infrastructure or facilities used to restore telecommunications service outages caused by, or to repair or replace related network infrastructure or facilities damaged by, the emergency or natural disaster.
(6) The service provider’s plans for fully restoring any telecommunications service outages or repairing or replacing any related network infrastructure or facilities necessitated by the emergency or natural disaster, including specifically identifying areas where wireless facilities would replace wireline facilities.
(c) Consistent with paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 920, the commission shall annually submit a report that summarizes the information collected pursuant to subdivision (b), broken down by each emergency or natural disaster, to the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature and post the report in a conspicuous area of its Internet Web site.
(d) The president of the commission shall annually present to the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature a summary of the information collected pursuant to subdivision (b). The summary may be presented at the same time that the president presents the annual report pursuant to Section 321.6.
(e) For purposes of this section, the commission may require a telecommunications service provider to collect and forward to the commission any relevant information.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.