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AB 631 - An Act to Amend Section 216 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Public Utilities.

Public utilities: electric vehicle charging stations. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, as defined. The existing Public Utilities Act requires every public utility to furnish and maintain adequate, efficient, just, and reasonable service, instrumentalities, equipment, and facilities as are necessary to promote the safety, health, comfort, and convenience of its patrons, employees, and… More
Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, as defined. The existing Public Utilities Act requires every public utility to furnish and maintain adequate, efficient, just, and reasonable service, instrumentalities, equipment, and facilities as are necessary to promote the safety, health, comfort, and convenience of its patrons, employees, and the public.

This bill would provide that the ownership, control, operation, or management of a facility that supplies electricity to the public only for use to charge light duty plug-in electric vehicles, as defined, does not make the corporation or person a public utility for purposes of the act. Hide
 
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The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 31, 2011.

voted YES: 35 voted NO: 0
5 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Section 216 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Public Utilities.

AB 631 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, as defined. The existing Public Utilities Act requires every public utility to furnish and maintain adequate, efficient, just, and reasonable service, instrumentalities, equipment, and facilities as are necessary to promote the safety, health, comfort, and convenience of its patrons, employees, and the public.

This bill would provide that the ownership, control, operation, or management of a facility that supplies electricity to the public only for use to charge light duty plug-in electric vehicles, as defined, does not make the corporation or person a public utility for purposes of the act.
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Title
An Act to Amend Section 216 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Public Utilities.
Author(s)
Fiona Ma
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • Public utilities: electric vehicle charging stations
Major Actions
Introduced2/16/2011
Referred to Committee
Passed Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce4/11/2011
Passed Assembly6/03/2011
Passed Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications7/05/2011
Passed Senate8/31/2011
Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/07/2011
Became law (chaptered).10/06/2011
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteAssembly Committee on Utilities and CommerceDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation.4/11/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce
12 voted YES 1 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblyAB 631 MA Assembly Third Reading6/03/2011This bill PASSED the Assembly
74 voted YES 1 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on Energy, Utilities and CommunicationsDo pass.7/05/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications
9 voted YES 0 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB631 Ma By Simitian8/31/2011This bill PASSED the Senate
35 voted YES 0 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/16/2011
2/16/2011Read first time. To print.
2/17/2011From printer. May be heard in committee March 19.
3/03/2011Referred to Coms. on U. & C. and TRANS.
3/21/2011In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
select this voteVote4/11/2011Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation.
4/12/2011From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on TRANS. (Ayes 12. Noes 1.) (April 11). Re-referred to Com. on TRANS.
4/14/2011Withdrawn from committee pursuant to Assembly Rule 96(b). Ordered to second reading.
4/25/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
6/01/2011Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading. (Page 1690.)
6/03/2011Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 74. Noes 1. Page 1853.)
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage6/03/2011AB 631 MA Assembly Third Reading
6/06/2011In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
6/16/2011Referred to Com. on E., U., & C.
select this voteVote7/05/2011Do pass.
7/06/2011From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (July 5).
7/07/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
8/31/2011Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 35. Noes 0. Page 2200.).
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage8/31/2011Assembly 3rd Reading AB631 Ma By Simitian
9/01/2011In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
9/07/2011Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
10/05/2011Approved by the Governor.
10/06/2011Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 480, Statutes of 2011.

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

24 Organizations Supported and 3 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
An Act to Amend Section 216 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Public Utilities.: Assembly 3rd Reading AB631 Ma By Simitian

24 organizations supported this bill

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Better Place
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Boma California
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Apartment Association
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Business Properties Association
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Cars Initiative
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Manufacturers & Technology Association
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Public Utilities Commission
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Retailers Association
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Coalition of California Utility Employees
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Coulomb Technologies
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
ECOtality
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Electric Vehicle Service Provider Coalition
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Environmental Defense Fund
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Nissan
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Plug in America
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
San Diego Association of Governments
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Sf Environment
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Southern California Association of Governments
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Union of Concerned Scientists
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Western States Petroleum Association
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

3 organizations opposed this bill

California Electric Transportation Coalition
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
PG&E
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
The Utility Reform Network
Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$4,000$0
Joel AndersonRCA-36$13,700$13,200
Tom BerryhillRCA-14$12,500$16,900
Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
Ron CalderonDCA-30$66,400$13,900
Anthony CannellaRCA-12$32,100$3,500
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$72,550$2,000
Lou CorreaDCA-34$113,585$8,871
Kevin De LeonDCA-22$209,975$12,150
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$186,700$8,400
Bob DuttonRCA-31$22,714$2,500
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$28,300$11,700
Noreen EvansDCA-2$130,259$5,900
Jean FullerRCA-18$45,000$17,700
Ted GainesRCA-1$30,000$27,256
Loni HancockDCA-9$137,250$3,500
Tom HarmanRCA-35$14,000$6,600
Ed HernandezDCA-24$143,074$7,800
Bob HuffRCA-29$47,150$12,700
Christine KehoeDCA-39$15,850$2,600
Doug La MalfaRCA-4$6,500$1,500
Mark LenoDCA-3$106,600$2,600
Ted LieuDCA-28$195,696$3,150
Carol LiuDCA-21$87,950$1,500
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$-100$0
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$51,245$6,100
Alex PadillaDCA-20$152,500$12,300
Fran PavleyDCA-23$152,100$2,500
Curren PriceDCA-26$96,250$11,700
Michael RubioDCA-16$200,752$16,300
Sharon RunnerRCA-17$3,000$0
Joe SimitianDCA-11$36,700$3,500
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$119,800$6,000
Tony StricklandRCA-19$49,603$4,000
Juan VargasDCA-40$72,450$8,400
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$45,650$10,550
Lois WolkDCA-5$82,050$0
Rod WrightDCA-25$130,751$14,200
Mark WylandRCA-38$11,350$9,600
Leland YeeDCA-8$45,003$5,900

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$4,000$0
Joel AndersonRCA-36$13,700$13,200
Tom BerryhillRCA-14$12,500$16,900
Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
Ron CalderonDCA-30$66,400$13,900
Anthony CannellaRCA-12$32,100$3,500
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$72,550$2,000
Lou CorreaDCA-34$113,585$8,871
Kevin De LeonDCA-22$209,975$12,150
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$186,700$8,400
Bob DuttonRCA-31$22,714$2,500
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$28,300$11,700
Noreen EvansDCA-2$130,259$5,900
Jean FullerRCA-18$45,000$17,700
Ted GainesRCA-1$30,000$27,256
Loni HancockDCA-9$137,250$3,500
Tom HarmanRCA-35$14,000$6,600
Ed HernandezDCA-24$143,074$7,800
Bob HuffRCA-29$47,150$12,700
Christine KehoeDCA-39$15,850$2,600
Doug La MalfaRCA-4$6,500$1,500
Mark LenoDCA-3$106,600$2,600
Ted LieuDCA-28$195,696$3,150
Carol LiuDCA-21$87,950$1,500
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$-100$0
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$51,245$6,100
Alex PadillaDCA-20$152,500$12,300
Fran PavleyDCA-23$152,100$2,500
Curren PriceDCA-26$96,250$11,700
Michael RubioDCA-16$200,752$16,300
Sharon RunnerRCA-17$3,000$0
Joe SimitianDCA-11$36,700$3,500
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$119,800$6,000
Tony StricklandRCA-19$49,603$4,000
Juan VargasDCA-40$72,450$8,400
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$45,650$10,550
Lois WolkDCA-5$82,050$0
Rod WrightDCA-25$130,751$14,200
Mark WylandRCA-38$11,350$9,600
Leland YeeDCA-8$45,003$5,900

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Construction unions$1,675,503
Electrical workers/IBEW$454,350
Alternate energy production & services$205,150
Petroleum refining & marketing$177,453
Building operators & managers$176,650
Auto manufacturers$95,164
Manufacturing$48,366
Environmental policy$35,409
Pro-business organizations$31,102
Truck & automotive parts and accessories$22,324
Municipal & county government organizations$21,900
Retail trade$18,635
Auto repair$4,850
Public official (elected or appointed)$4,100
Energy-related unions (non-mining)$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Gas & electric utilities$296,977
Consumer groups$0
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