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SB-1184 Water corporations: fire hydrant service agreements: report.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/20/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 1184


Introduced by Senator Stern

February 20, 2020


An act to add and repeal Section 915.5 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to public utilities.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1184, as introduced, Stern. Water corporations: fire hydrant service agreements: report.
Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including water corporations. Existing law prohibits a water corporation from charging an entity providing fire protection service for the costs of furnishing water for that service and for other related costs, except pursuant to a written agreement between the water corporation and the entity providing fire protection service.
This bill would require the commission, by January 1, 2022, to prepare and submit to the Legislature a report concerning those agreements between water corporations and local fire protection agencies.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 915.5 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

915.5.
 (a) By January 1, 2022, the commission shall prepare and submit to the Legislature a report concerning fire hydrant service agreements, as described in the commission’s General Order 103-A, between water corporations and local fire protection agencies.
(b) (1) The report described in this section shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(2) Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, this section is repealed on January 1, 2026.