SB 1000 - An Act to Amend Sections 315 and 583 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to the Public Utilities Commission.

Public Utilities Commission: records. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
(1)Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities and can establish its own procedures, subject to statutory limitations or directions and constitutional requirements of due process. The Public Utilities Act requires the commission to investigate the cause of all accidents occurring upon the property of any public utility or directly or… More
(1)Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities and can establish its own procedures, subject to statutory limitations or directions and constitutional requirements of due process. The Public Utilities Act requires the commission to investigate the cause of all accidents occurring upon the property of any public utility or directly or indirectly arising from or connected with its maintenance or operation, resulting in loss of life or injury to person or property and requiring, in the judgment of the commission, investigation by it, and authorizes the commission to make any order or recommendation with respect to the investigation that it determines to be just and reasonable.

This bill would require that any order or recommendation made by the commission and any accident report filed with, or generated by, the commission pursuant to these requirements be made available and ready for public review in compliance with the California Public Records Act and these provisions.

(2)The Public Utilities Act prohibits the commission or an officer or employee of the commission from disclosing any information furnished to the commission by a public utility, a subsidiary, an affiliate, or corporation holding a controlling interest in a public utility, unless the information is specifically required to be open to public inspection under the act, except on order of the commission or a commissioner in the course of a hearing or proceeding. The act provides that any present or former officer or employee of the commission who divulges this information is guilty of a misdemeanor.This bill would require the commission, for those records subject to public disclosure, to determine, prior to disclosing any record, whether any exemptions to the California Public Records Act or other law restricting disclosure applies to that record. This bill would require the commission to create a list of safety-related reports submitted by gas corporations or electrical corporations that the commission would, upon completion of the reports, automatically disclose to the public. The bill would require the commission, prior to disclosing any record, to determine whether any exemptions to the California Public Records Act or other law restricting disclosure apply to that record. The bill would require the commission to post certain information on its Internet Web site. Hide
 
Status:
The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on June 25, 2012. 
Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce Vote: Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Governmental Organization.

DID NOT PASS on June 25, 2012.

voted YES: 4 voted NO: 0
11 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Sections 315 and 583 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to the Public Utilities Commission.

SB 1000 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
(1)Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities and can establish its own procedures, subject to statutory limitations or directions and constitutional requirements of due process. The Public Utilities Act requires the commission to investigate the cause of all accidents occurring upon the property of any public utility or directly or indirectly arising from or connected with its maintenance or operation, resulting in loss of life or injury to person or property and requiring, in the judgment of the commission, investigation by it, and authorizes the commission to make any order or recommendation with respect to the investigation that it determines to be just and reasonable.

This bill would require that any order or recommendation made by the commission and any accident report filed with, or generated by, the commission pursuant to these requirements be made available and ready for public review in compliance with the California Public Records Act and these provisions.

(2)The Public Utilities Act prohibits the commission or an officer or employee of the commission from disclosing any information… More
(1)Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities and can establish its own procedures, subject to statutory limitations or directions and constitutional requirements of due process. The Public Utilities Act requires the commission to investigate the cause of all accidents occurring upon the property of any public utility or directly or indirectly arising from or connected with its maintenance or operation, resulting in loss of life or injury to person or property and requiring, in the judgment of the commission, investigation by it, and authorizes the commission to make any order or recommendation with respect to the investigation that it determines to be just and reasonable.

This bill would require that any order or recommendation made by the commission and any accident report filed with, or generated by, the commission pursuant to these requirements be made available and ready for public review in compliance with the California Public Records Act and these provisions.

(2)The Public Utilities Act prohibits the commission or an officer or employee of the commission from disclosing any information furnished to the commission by a public utility, a subsidiary, an affiliate, or corporation holding a controlling interest in a public utility, unless the information is specifically required to be open to public inspection under the act, except on order of the commission or a commissioner in the course of a hearing or proceeding. The act provides that any present or former officer or employee of the commission who divulges this information is guilty of a misdemeanor.This bill would require the commission, for those records subject to public disclosure, to determine, prior to disclosing any record, whether any exemptions to the California Public Records Act or other law restricting disclosure applies to that record. This bill would require the commission to create a list of safety-related reports submitted by gas corporations or electrical corporations that the commission would, upon completion of the reports, automatically disclose to the public. The bill would require the commission, prior to disclosing any record, to determine whether any exemptions to the California Public Records Act or other law restricting disclosure apply to that record. The bill would require the commission to post certain information on its Internet Web site. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend Sections 315 and 583 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to the Public Utilities Commission.
Author(s)
Leland Yee
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • Public Utilities Commission: records
Major Actions
Introduced2/06/2012
Referred to Committee
Passed Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications4/17/2012
Passed Senate Committee on Judiciary4/24/2012
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations5/14/2012
Failed passage in Senate5/21/2012
Passed Senate5/21/2012
Passed Senate5/30/2012
Failed passage in Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce6/25/2012
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenate Committee on Energy, Utilities and CommunicationsDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Judiciary.4/17/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications
7 voted YES 4 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on JudiciaryDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.4/24/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Judiciary
4 voted YES 1 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.5/14/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
5 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB1000 Yee5/21/2012This bill DID NOT PASS the Senate
19 voted YES 17 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB1000 Yee Reconsider5/21/2012This bill PASSED the Senate
37 voted YES 0 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB1000 Yee5/30/2012This bill PASSED the Senate
23 voted YES 14 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
currently selectedAssembly Committee on Utilities and CommerceDo pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Governmental Organization.6/25/2012This motion DID NOT PASS the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce
4 voted YES 0 voted NO 11 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/06/2012
2/06/2012Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
2/07/2012From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 8.
2/16/2012Referred to Coms. on E., U. & C. and JUD.
3/02/2012Set for hearing March 20.
3/19/2012Hearing postponed by committee.
3/27/2012Set for hearing April 17.
4/10/2012From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E., U. & C.
4/17/2012From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 7. Noes 4. Page 3205.) (April 17). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
select this voteVote4/17/2012Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Judiciary.
4/18/2012From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
4/19/2012Set for hearing April 24.
select this voteVote4/24/2012Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
4/25/2012From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 1. Page 3309.) (April 24). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
4/27/2012Set for hearing May 7.
5/03/2012Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
5/04/2012Set for hearing May 14.
select this voteVote5/14/2012Do pass.
5/15/2012From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 3513.) (May 14).
5/16/2012Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
5/21/2012Motion to reconsider made by Senator Yee. Reconsideration granted. (Ayes 37. Noes 0. Page 3557.) Read third time. Refused passage. (Ayes 19. Noes 17. Page 3556.)
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage5/21/2012Senate 3rd Reading SB1000 Yee
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage5/21/2012Senate 3rd Reading SB1000 Yee Reconsider
5/23/2012Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
5/24/2012Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
5/30/2012Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 23. Noes 14. Page 3697.) Ordered to the Assembly.
5/30/2012In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage5/30/2012Senate 3rd Reading SB1000 Yee
6/07/2012Referred to Coms. on U. & C. and G.O.
6/14/2012From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on U. & C.
6/18/2012Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
currently selectedVote6/25/2012Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Governmental Organization.
6/25/2012Set, second hearing. Failed passage in committee.

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10 Organizations Supported and 13 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
An Act to Amend Sections 315 and 583 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to the Public Utilities Commission.: Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Governmental Organization.

10 organizations supported this motion

AARP
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 16). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Agricultural Energy Consumers Association
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 16). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Newspaper Publishers Association
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 16). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Public Utilities Commission
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 16). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Teamsters Public Affairs Council
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 16). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
City of Belmont
(2012, May 24). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Consumer Federation of California
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 16). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 16). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
The Utility Reform Network
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 16). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Utility Workers Union of America Local 132
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 16). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

13 organizations opposed this motion

AT&T
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 16). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Cable & Telecommunications Association
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 16). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Communications Association
Senate Committee on Judiciary (2012, April 23). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California State Association of Electrical Workers
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 16). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Coalition of California Utility Employees
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 16). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
CTIA - The Wireless Association
Senate Committee on Judiciary (2012, April 23). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Frontier Communications
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 16). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
PacifiCorp
Senate Committee on Judiciary (2012, April 23). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
San Diego Gas & Electric
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 16). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Sempra Energy
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 16). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Southern California Edison
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 16). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Southern California Gas Company
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 16). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Verizon Communications
Senate Committee on Judiciary (2012, April 23). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Assemblymembers in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$0$39,000
Luis AlejoDCA-28$2,198$50,650
Michael AllenDCA-7$1,000$86,075
Tom AmmianoDCA-13$5,450$13,500
Toni AtkinsDCA-76$10,800$76,800
Jim BeallDCA-24$14,300$42,250
Bill BerryhillRCA-26$0$28,950
Marty BlockDCA-78$3,900$75,750
Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$2,500$59,200
Susan BonillaDCA-11$1,950$86,164
Steven BradfordDCA-51$1,500$110,700
Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
Joan BuchananDCA-15$2,350$131,127
Betsy ButlerDCA-53$1,000$71,950
Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
Nora CamposDCA-23$8,200$58,943
Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$0$30,500
Connie ConwayRCA-34$0$91,250
Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
Roger DickinsonDCA-9$3,750$38,350
Tim DonnellyRCA-59$0$12,900
Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
Paul FongDCA-22$11,300$58,326
Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
Beth GainesRCA-4$1,000$52,800
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$3,900$63,500
Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
Mike GattoDCA-43$3,500$81,729
Rich GordonDCA-21$0$55,500
Jeff GorellRCA-37$0$48,000
Shannon GroveRCA-32$0$24,150
Curt HagmanRCA-60$4,600$28,500
Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
Isadore HallDCA-52$5,300$81,400
Diane HarkeyRCA-73$3,000$35,100
Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
Roger HernandezDCA-57$1,000$84,097
Jerry HillDCA-19$15,497$48,810
Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
Ben HuesoDCA-79$3,900$64,192
Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
Brian JonesRCA-77$0$26,100
Steve KnightRCA-36$0$37,600
Ricardo LaraDCA-50$5,900$56,000
Dan LogueRCA-3$0$24,900
Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$3,000$20,400
Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
Allan MansoorRCA-68$0$17,500
Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
Jeff MillerRCA-71$1,000$39,800
Holly MitchellDCA-47$1,000$53,800
Bill MonningDCA-27$3,800$44,174
Mike MorrellRCA-63$0$26,050
Brian NestandeRCA-64$0$62,100
Jim NielsenRCA-2$1,000$24,000
Chris NorbyRCA-72$1,000$24,550
Kristin OlsenRCA-25$0$23,950
Richard PanDCA-5$4,900$55,600
Henry PereaDCA-31$5,500$86,001
John PerezDCA-46$14,200$143,200
Manuel PerezDCA-80$0$64,550
Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$3,200$85,496
Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
Norma TorresDCA-61$3,900$33,100
David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
Don WagnerRCA-70$1,500$16,150
Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$500$46,000
Das WilliamsDCA-35$0$73,200
Mariko YamadaDCA-8$0$10,750

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$0$39,000
Luis AlejoDCA-28$2,198$50,650
Michael AllenDCA-7$1,000$86,075
Tom AmmianoDCA-13$5,450$13,500
Toni AtkinsDCA-76$10,800$76,800
Jim BeallDCA-24$14,300$42,250
Bill BerryhillRCA-26$0$28,950
Marty BlockDCA-78$3,900$75,750
Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$2,500$59,200
Susan BonillaDCA-11$1,950$86,164
Steven BradfordDCA-51$1,500$110,700
Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
Joan BuchananDCA-15$2,350$131,127
Betsy ButlerDCA-53$1,000$71,950
Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
Nora CamposDCA-23$8,200$58,943
Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$0$30,500
Connie ConwayRCA-34$0$91,250
Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
Roger DickinsonDCA-9$3,750$38,350
Tim DonnellyRCA-59$0$12,900
Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
Paul FongDCA-22$11,300$58,326
Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
Beth GainesRCA-4$1,000$52,800
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$3,900$63,500
Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
Mike GattoDCA-43$3,500$81,729
Rich GordonDCA-21$0$55,500
Jeff GorellRCA-37$0$48,000
Shannon GroveRCA-32$0$24,150
Curt HagmanRCA-60$4,600$28,500
Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
Isadore HallDCA-52$5,300$81,400
Diane HarkeyRCA-73$3,000$35,100
Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
Roger HernandezDCA-57$1,000$84,097
Jerry HillDCA-19$15,497$48,810
Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
Ben HuesoDCA-79$3,900$64,192
Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
Brian JonesRCA-77$0$26,100
Steve KnightRCA-36$0$37,600
Ricardo LaraDCA-50$5,900$56,000
Dan LogueRCA-3$0$24,900
Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$3,000$20,400
Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
Allan MansoorRCA-68$0$17,500
Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
Jeff MillerRCA-71$1,000$39,800
Holly MitchellDCA-47$1,000$53,800
Bill MonningDCA-27$3,800$44,174
Mike MorrellRCA-63$0$26,050
Brian NestandeRCA-64$0$62,100
Jim NielsenRCA-2$1,000$24,000
Chris NorbyRCA-72$1,000$24,550
Kristin OlsenRCA-25$0$23,950
Richard PanDCA-5$4,900$55,600
Henry PereaDCA-31$5,500$86,001
John PerezDCA-46$14,200$143,200
Manuel PerezDCA-80$0$64,550
Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$3,200$85,496
Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
Norma TorresDCA-61$3,900$33,100
David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
Don WagnerRCA-70$1,500$16,150
Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$500$46,000
Das WilliamsDCA-35$0$73,200
Mariko YamadaDCA-8$0$10,750

Interest Groups that supported this motion

$ Donated
Teamsters unions$118,495
Municipal & county government organizations$31,800
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$12,000
Consumer groups$0
Miscellaneous agriculture$0
Elderly issues & Social Security$0
Energy-related unions (non-mining)$0

Interest Groups that opposed this motion

$ Donated
Telecommunications$1,218,213
Electrical workers/IBEW$633,700
Gas & electric utilities$433,400
Other unions$359,200
Electric power utilities$148,496
Paging & cellular phones and services$76,624
Cable & satellite TV operators$55,500
Natural gas transmission & distribution$0
Telephone utilities$0
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