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DIVISION 1. REGULATION OF PUBLIC UTILITIES [201 - 3297]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )

PART 1. PUBLIC UTILITIES ACT [201 - 2120]

  ( Part 1 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )

CHAPTER 10. Official Documents and Fees [1901 - 1905]
  ( Chapter 10 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )

1901.
  

Copies of all official documents and orders filed or deposited according to law in the office of the commission, certified by a commissioner or by the executive director or an assistant executive director under the official seal of the commission to be true copies of the originals, shall be evidence in like manner as the originals.

(Amended by Stats. 1981, Ch. 714, Sec. 386.)

1902.
  

Every order, authorization, or certificate issued or approved by the commission under the following provisions of this part shall be in writing and entered on the records of the commission:

(a) Sections 764 to 767, inclusive.

(b) Sections 816 to 829, inclusive.

(c) Sections 851 to 853, inclusive.

(d) Sections 1001 to 1010, inclusive.

(e) Sections 1201 to 1220, inclusive.

Any order, authorization, or certificate, or a copy thereof, or a copy of the record thereof, certified by a commissioner or by the executive director or the assistant executive director under the official seal of the commission to be a true copy of the original, may be recorded in the office of the recorder of any county, or city and county, in which is located the principal place of business of any public utility affected thereby, or in which is situated any property of any such public utility, and that record is public notice. A certificate under the seal of the commission that any order, authorization, or certificate has not been modified, stayed, suspended, or revoked may also be recorded in the same offices in the same manner and with like effect.

(Amended by Stats. 1981, Ch. 714, Sec. 387.)

1903.
  

The commission shall fix the fees to be charged for the making and furnishing of copies, including certified copies, of papers, records, and documents of the commission. These charges shall as nearly as practicable reflect the costs of furnishing the materials and providing the service.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1088, Sec. 4.)

1904.
  

The commission shall also charge and collect the following fees:

(a) Except as otherwise provided in Section 1036 for filing each application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity, or for the mortgage, lease, transfer, or assignment thereof, five hundred dollars ($500). The commission may adjust this fee based on the Consumer Price Index.

(b) For a certificate authorizing an issue of bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness, two dollars ($2) for each one thousand dollars ($1,000) of the face value of the authorized issue or fraction thereof up to one million dollars ($1,000,000), one dollar ($1) for each one thousand dollars ($1,000) over one million dollars ($1,000,000) and up to ten million dollars ($10,000,000), and fifty cents ($0.50) for each one thousand dollars ($1,000) over ten million dollars ($10,000,000), with a minimum fee in any case of fifty dollars ($50). No fee need be paid on such portion of any such issue as may be used to guarantee, take over, refund, discharge, or retire any stock, bond, note, or other evidence of indebtedness on which a fee has theretofore been paid to the commission. If the commission modified the amount of the issue requested in any case and the applicant thereupon elects not to avail itself of the commission’s authorization, no fee shall be paid, and if such fee is paid prior to the issuance of such certificate by the commission, such fee shall be returned.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 237, Sec. 1. (SB 631) Effective January 1, 2016.)

1904.1.
  

The commission shall also charge and collect a fee for a certificate authorizing an issue of stock, which fee shall be computed at the rates set forth in subdivision (b) of Section 1904 and determined by the commission upon the basis of the proposed maximum proceeds. No fee shall be paid on such portion of any such issue as may be used to guarantee, take over, refund, discharge, or retire any stock, bond, note, or other evidence of indebtedness on which a fee has theretofore been paid to the commission.

If the commission modifies the amount of the issue requested in any case and the applicant thereupon elects not to avail itself of the commission’s authorization, no fee shall be paid, and if such fee is paid prior to the issuance of such certificate by the commission, such fee shall be refunded.

(Amended by Stats. 1970, Ch. 519.)

1904.2.
  

(a) In every case in which an applicant’s security issues are subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission pursuant to Section 204 of the Federal Power Act (49 Stat. 850, 16 U.S.C. 824c) or the applicant is an electrical or gas corporation whose security issues are subject to the jurisdiction of a public utilities regulatory agency of another state, no fees shall be charged and collected pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 1904 and pursuant to Section 1904.1 for any face value of the bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness, or the proposed maximum proceeds of stock, as the case may be, which exceeds the face value or maximum proceeds bearing the same proportion to the total face value or maximum proceeds as the gross operating revenues of the applicant derived from operations within the state bear to all of the applicant’s gross operating revenues.

(b) As used in this section, “gross operating revenues” means such revenues as are shown on the accounts of the applicant as of the close of the calendar year immediately preceding the issuance by the commission of the certificate for which fees are charged and collected pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 1904 or pursuant to Section 1904.1.

(Amended by Stats. 1979, Ch. 373.)

1905.
  

No fees shall be charged or collected for copies of papers, records, or official documents, furnished to public officers for use in their official capacity, or for the annual reports of the commission in the ordinary course of distribution, but the commission may fix reasonable charges for publications issued under its authority.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 213.)

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