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Public Utilities Code - PUC

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 9. Hearings and Judicial Review [1701 - 1826]

  ( Chapter 9 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )

ARTICLE 7. Receiverships [1825 - 1826]
  ( Article 7 added by Stats. 2020, Ch. 27, Sec. 9. )

1825.
  

(a) If the commission determines in a proceeding that the appointment of a receiver is warranted pursuant to the processes or procedures adopted by the commission in its Decision 20-05-053, the commission may petition the superior court for the county within which Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation has its principal office or place of business for the appointment of a receiver, as provided in paragraph (8) of subdivision (b) of Section 564 of the Code of Civil Procedure, to assume possession of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s property and to operate its system.

(b) For purposes of this section, both of the following definitions apply:

(1) “Decision 20-05-053” means Decision 20-05-053 (May 28, 2019) Decision Approving Reorganization Plan in Investigation 19-09-016 (September 26, 2019) Order Instituting Investigation on the Commission’s Own Motion to Consider the Ratemaking and Other Implications of a Proposed Plan for Resolution of Voluntary Case filed by Pacific Gas and Electric Company Pursuant to Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, In re Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Case No. 19-30088.

(2) “Pacific Gas and Electric Company” means Pacific Gas and Electric Company, PG&E Corporation, any subsidiary or affiliate of the foregoing holding any assets related to the provision of electrical or gas service within Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s service territory, and any successor to any of the foregoing.

(Added by Stats. 2020, Ch. 27, Sec. 9. (SB 350) Effective January 1, 2021.)

1826.
  

Whenever the commission determines, after notice and hearing, that any water or sewer system corporation is unable or unwilling to adequately serve its ratepayers, has been actually or effectively abandoned by its owners, or is unresponsive to the rules or orders of the commission, the commission may petition the superior court for the county within which the corporation has its principal office or place of business for the appointment of a receiver to assume possession of its property and to operate its system upon such terms and conditions as the court shall prescribe. The court may require, as a condition to the appointment of the receiver, that a sufficient bond be given by the receiver and conditioned upon compliance with the orders of the court and the commission, and the protection of all property rights involved. The court shall provide for disposition of the facilities and system in like manner as any other receivership proceeding in this state.

(Added by renumbering Section 855 by Stats. 2020, Ch. 27, Sec. 8. (SB 350) Effective January 1, 2021.)

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