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AB-1879 Gas corporation: service connections.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 01/17/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1879


Introduced by Assembly Member Santiago
(Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Rubio)

January 17, 2018


An act to add Section 2775.7 to the Public Utilities Code, relating to gas corporations, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1879, as introduced, Santiago. Gas corporation: service connections.
Under existing law the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including gas corporations.
This bill would prohibit the commission from prohibiting a gas corporation from providing new natural gas service connections.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 2775.7 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

2775.7.
 The commission shall not prohibit a gas corporation from providing new natural gas service connections within the gas corporation’s service territory.

SEC. 2.

 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
To ensure that requests for new natural gas connections are met in an expeditious manner, it is necessary for this measure to take effect immediately.