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AB-1847 Electrical corporations: public administrator.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 702.1 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

702.1.
 (a) Pursuant to its authority pursuant to Sections 701 and 702, upon the adoption of a commission decision in a proceeding that includes findings that an electrical corporation is not complying with state law or rules, regulations, or other directives from the commission, the commission may embed a public administrator within the electrical corporation.
(b) The public administrator shall have oversight authority over an electrical corporation’s activities that impact public safety, including the electrical corporation’s decision to deenergize all or part of its distribution or transmission system to reduce the risk of wildfire ignition. If, after appropriate due diligence, the public administrator modifies an electrical corporation’s decision regarding deenergization of all or part of its distribution or transmission system, the electrical corporation shall act in accordance with the public administrator’s decision.
(c) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the appointment of the embedded public administrator shall not exceed 180 days.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the commission may extend the appointment of the embedded public administrator beyond the 180-day period if the commission adopts a decision in a proceeding making further findings supporting the continued need for the public administrator.
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.