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AB-1654 Reliable Electric Service Investments Act.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/22/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1654


Introduced by Assembly Member Frazier

February 22, 2019


An act to amend Section 399.9 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to energy.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1654, as introduced, Frazier. Reliable Electric Service Investments Act.
Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined. The Reliable Electric Service Investments Act required the commission to require the state’s 3 largest electrical corporations, until January 1, 2012, to identify a separate electrical rate component, commonly referred to as the public goods charge, to collect specified amounts to fund energy efficiency, renewable energy, and research, development, and demonstration programs that enhance system reliability and provide in-state benefits. The act provides that it shall not be construed to affect the jurisdiction of the commission over electrical distribution service.
This bill would also provide that the act shall not be construed to alter the jurisdiction of the commission over electrical distribution service.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 399.9 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

399.9.
 (a) No part of this article shall be construed to alter or affect the low-income funding provisions set forth in Section 382. Programs provided to low-income electricity customers, including but not limited to, targeted energy efficiency services and the California Alternative Rates for Energy Program shall continue to be funded as set forth in Section 382.
(b) Nothing in this article shall be construed to alter or affect the jurisdiction of the commission over electric electrical distribution service.