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SB 216 - An Act to Add Section 957 to the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Public Utilities.

Public utilities: intrastate natural gas pipeline safety. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including gas corporations, as defined. The Public Utilities Act authorizes the commission to ascertain and fix just and reasonable standards, classifications, regulations, practices, measurements, or services to be furnished, imposed, observed, and followed by specified public utilities, including… More
Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including gas corporations, as defined. The Public Utilities Act authorizes the commission to ascertain and fix just and reasonable standards, classifications, regulations, practices, measurements, or services to be furnished, imposed, observed, and followed by specified public utilities, including gas corporations.

Existing federal law requires the United States Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to adopt minimum safety standards for pipeline transportation and for pipeline facilities, including an interstate gas pipeline facility and intrastate gas pipeline facility, as defined. Existing law authorizes the United States Secretary of Transportation to prescribe or enforce safety standards and practices for an intrastate pipeline facility or intrastate pipeline transportation to the extent that the safety standards and practices are regulated by a state authority that annually submits to the secretary a certification for the facilities and transportation or, alternatively, authorizes the secretary to make an agreement with a state authority authorizing it to take necessary action to meet certain pipeline safety requirements. Existing law prohibits a state authority from adopting or continuing in force safety standards for interstate pipeline facilities or interstate pipeline transportation. Existing law authorizes a state authority that has submitted a current certification to adopt additional or more stringent safety standards for intrastate pipeline facilities and intrastate pipeline transportation only if those standards are compatible with the minimum standards prescribed by the PHMSA.

The bill would require the commission, unless it determines that doing so is preempted under federal law, to require the installation of automatic shutoff or remote controlled sectionalized block valves on certain intrastate transmission lines that are located in a high consequence area, as defined, or that traverse an active seismic earthquake fault. The bill would require the owner or operator of a commission-regulated gas pipeline facility that is an intrastate transmission line to provide the commission with a valve location plan, along with any recommendations for valve locations, and would authorize the commission to make modifications to the valve location plan.

Under existing law, a violation of the Public Utilities Act or any order, decision, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the commission is a crime.

Because the provisions of this bill would be a part of the act and because a violation of an order or decision of the commission implementing its requirements would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program by creating a new crime.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
 
Status:
The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Assembly Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 30, 2011.

voted YES: 78 voted NO: 0
2 voted present/not voting

An Act to Add Section 957 to the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Public Utilities.

SB 216 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including gas corporations, as defined. The Public Utilities Act authorizes the commission to ascertain and fix just and reasonable standards, classifications, regulations, practices, measurements, or services to be furnished, imposed, observed, and followed by specified public utilities, including gas corporations.

Existing federal law requires the United States Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to adopt minimum safety standards for pipeline transportation and for pipeline facilities, including an interstate gas pipeline facility and intrastate gas pipeline facility, as defined. Existing law authorizes the United States Secretary of Transportation to prescribe or enforce safety standards and practices for an intrastate pipeline facility or intrastate pipeline transportation to the extent that the safety standards and practices are regulated by a state authority that annually submits to the secretary a certification for the facilities and transportation or, alternatively, authorizes the secretary to make an… More
Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including gas corporations, as defined. The Public Utilities Act authorizes the commission to ascertain and fix just and reasonable standards, classifications, regulations, practices, measurements, or services to be furnished, imposed, observed, and followed by specified public utilities, including gas corporations.

Existing federal law requires the United States Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to adopt minimum safety standards for pipeline transportation and for pipeline facilities, including an interstate gas pipeline facility and intrastate gas pipeline facility, as defined. Existing law authorizes the United States Secretary of Transportation to prescribe or enforce safety standards and practices for an intrastate pipeline facility or intrastate pipeline transportation to the extent that the safety standards and practices are regulated by a state authority that annually submits to the secretary a certification for the facilities and transportation or, alternatively, authorizes the secretary to make an agreement with a state authority authorizing it to take necessary action to meet certain pipeline safety requirements. Existing law prohibits a state authority from adopting or continuing in force safety standards for interstate pipeline facilities or interstate pipeline transportation. Existing law authorizes a state authority that has submitted a current certification to adopt additional or more stringent safety standards for intrastate pipeline facilities and intrastate pipeline transportation only if those standards are compatible with the minimum standards prescribed by the PHMSA.

The bill would require the commission, unless it determines that doing so is preempted under federal law, to require the installation of automatic shutoff or remote controlled sectionalized block valves on certain intrastate transmission lines that are located in a high consequence area, as defined, or that traverse an active seismic earthquake fault. The bill would require the owner or operator of a commission-regulated gas pipeline facility that is an intrastate transmission line to provide the commission with a valve location plan, along with any recommendations for valve locations, and would authorize the commission to make modifications to the valve location plan.

Under existing law, a violation of the Public Utilities Act or any order, decision, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the commission is a crime.

Because the provisions of this bill would be a part of the act and because a violation of an order or decision of the commission implementing its requirements would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program by creating a new crime.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
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Title
An Act to Add Section 957 to the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Public Utilities.
Author(s)
Leland Yee
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • Public utilities: intrastate natural gas pipeline safety
Major Actions
Introduced2/09/2011
Referred to Committee
Passed Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications4/05/2011
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations5/02/2011
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations5/26/2011
Passed Senate6/02/2011
Passed Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce6/27/2011
Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations8/25/2011
Passed Assembly8/30/2011
Passed Senate9/01/2011
Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/09/2011
Became law (chaptered).10/07/2011
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenate Committee on Energy, Utilities and CommunicationsDo pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.4/05/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications
11 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsPlaced on Appropriations Suspense file.5/02/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
9 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.5/26/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
8 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB216 Yee6/02/2011This bill PASSED the Senate
39 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on Utilities and CommerceDo pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.6/27/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce
15 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.8/25/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
17 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
currently selectedAssemblySB 216 Yee Senate Third Reading By AMMIANO8/30/2011This bill PASSED the Assembly
78 voted YES 0 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateUnfinished Business SB216 Yee Concurrence9/01/2011This bill PASSED the Senate
39 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/09/2011
2/09/2011Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
2/10/2011From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 12.
2/17/2011Referred to Com. on E., U., & C.
3/15/2011Set for hearing April 5.
select this voteVote4/05/2011Do pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
4/14/2011From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 11. Noes 0. Page 542.) (April 5).
4/25/2011Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR. Set for hearing May 2.
select this voteVote5/02/2011Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.
5/02/2011Placed on APPR. suspense file.
5/20/2011Set for hearing May 26.
select this voteVote5/26/2011Do pass as amended.
5/27/2011From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 8. Noes 0. Page 1114.) (May 26).
5/31/2011Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
6/02/2011Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 1267.) Ordered to the Assembly.
6/02/2011In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage6/02/2011Senate 3rd Reading SB216 Yee
6/16/2011Referred to Com. on U. & C.
select this voteVote6/27/2011Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
7/01/2011From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (June 27).
7/05/2011Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
8/17/2011Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
select this voteVote8/25/2011Do pass as amended.
8/26/2011From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (August 25). Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
8/29/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
8/30/2011Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 78. Noes 0. Page 2697.) Ordered to the Senate.
8/30/2011In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
currently selectedAssembly Vote on Passage8/30/2011SB 216 Yee Senate Third Reading By AMMIANO
9/01/2011Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 2236.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage9/01/2011Unfinished Business SB216 Yee Concurrence
9/09/2011Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 9:45 a.m.
10/07/2011Approved by the Governor.
10/07/2011Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 521, Statutes of 2011.

Total contributions given to Assemblymembers from interest groups that…

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An Act to Add Section 957 to the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Public Utilities.: SB 216 Yee Senate Third Reading By AMMIANO

9 organizations supported this bill

American Red Cross, California Chapters
Senate Energy, Utilities & Communications Committee (2011, April 1). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 25, 2011, from Leg. Info.
California Professional Firefighters
Senate Energy, Utilities & Communications Committee (2011, April 1). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 25, 2011, from Leg. Info.
California State Firefighters' Association
Senate Energy, Utilities & Communications Committee (2011, April 1). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 25, 2011, from Leg. Info.
Consumer Attorneys of California
Senate Energy, Utilities & Communications Committee (2011, April 1). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 25, 2011, from Leg. Info.
San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798
Senate Energy, Utilities & Communications Committee (2011, April 1). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 25, 2011, from Leg. Info.
San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
Senate Energy, Utilities & Communications Committee (2011, April 1). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 25, 2011, from Leg. Info.
San Mateo County Community College District
Senate Energy, Utilities & Communications Committee (2011, April 1). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 25, 2011, from Leg. Info.
San Mateo County Fire Fighters Local 2400
Senate Energy, Utilities & Communications Committee (2011, April 1). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 25, 2011, from Leg. Info.
Sempra Energy
Senate Energy, Utilities & Communications Committee (2011, April 1). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 25, 2011, from Leg. Info.

0 organizations opposed this bill

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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$44,900$0
Luis AlejoDCA-28$43,500$0
Michael AllenDCA-7$138,325$0
Tom AmmianoDCA-13$24,999$0
Toni AtkinsDCA-76$53,900$0
Jim BeallDCA-24$74,594$0
Bill BerryhillRCA-26$34,550$0
Marty BlockDCA-78$73,550$0
Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$66,300$0
Susan BonillaDCA-11$46,590$0
Steven BradfordDCA-51$76,200$0
Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
Joan BuchananDCA-15$46,950$0
Betsy ButlerDCA-53$318,834$0
Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
Nora CamposDCA-23$47,451$0
Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$22,510$0
Connie ConwayRCA-34$47,550$0
Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
Roger DickinsonDCA-9$69,800$0
Tim DonnellyRCA-59$8,075$0
Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
Paul FongDCA-22$45,418$0
Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
Beth GainesRCA-4$33,200$0
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$56,650$0
Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
Mike GattoDCA-43$133,353$0
Rich GordonDCA-21$70,013$0
Jeff GorellRCA-37$50,500$0
Shannon GroveRCA-32$27,400$0
Curt HagmanRCA-60$38,700$0
Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
Isadore HallDCA-52$58,700$0
Diane HarkeyRCA-73$25,300$0
Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
Roger HernandezDCA-57$29,800$0
Jerry HillDCA-19$74,358$0
Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
Ben HuesoDCA-79$42,500$0
Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
Brian JonesRCA-77$18,600$0
Steve KnightRCA-36$25,700$0
Ricardo LaraDCA-50$48,250$0
Dan LogueRCA-3$23,565$0
Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$25,300$0
Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
Allan MansoorRCA-68$9,850$0
Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
Jeff MillerRCA-71$25,980$0
Holly MitchellDCA-47$34,995$0
Bill MonningDCA-27$97,935$0
Mike MorrellRCA-63$25,149$0
Brian NestandeRCA-64$43,900$0
Jim NielsenRCA-2$10,900$0
Chris NorbyRCA-72$17,575$0
Kristin OlsenRCA-25$31,675$0
Richard PanDCA-5$48,221$0
Henry PereaDCA-31$61,150$0
John PerezDCA-46$264,400$0
Manuel PerezDCA-80$53,500$0
Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$52,705$0
Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
Norma TorresDCA-61$42,501$0
David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
Don WagnerRCA-70$9,875$0
Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$123,600$0
Das WilliamsDCA-35$60,687$0
Mariko YamadaDCA-8$22,273$0

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$44,900$0
Luis AlejoDCA-28$43,500$0
Michael AllenDCA-7$138,325$0
Tom AmmianoDCA-13$24,999$0
Toni AtkinsDCA-76$53,900$0
Jim BeallDCA-24$74,594$0
Bill BerryhillRCA-26$34,550$0
Marty BlockDCA-78$73,550$0
Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$66,300$0
Susan BonillaDCA-11$46,590$0
Steven BradfordDCA-51$76,200$0
Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
Joan BuchananDCA-15$46,950$0
Betsy ButlerDCA-53$318,834$0
Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
Nora CamposDCA-23$47,451$0
Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$22,510$0
Connie ConwayRCA-34$47,550$0
Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
Roger DickinsonDCA-9$69,800$0
Tim DonnellyRCA-59$8,075$0
Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
Paul FongDCA-22$45,418$0
Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
Beth GainesRCA-4$33,200$0
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$56,650$0
Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
Mike GattoDCA-43$133,353$0
Rich GordonDCA-21$70,013$0
Jeff GorellRCA-37$50,500$0
Shannon GroveRCA-32$27,400$0
Curt HagmanRCA-60$38,700$0
Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
Isadore HallDCA-52$58,700$0
Diane HarkeyRCA-73$25,300$0
Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
Roger HernandezDCA-57$29,800$0
Jerry HillDCA-19$74,358$0
Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
Ben HuesoDCA-79$42,500$0
Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
Brian JonesRCA-77$18,600$0
Steve KnightRCA-36$25,700$0
Ricardo LaraDCA-50$48,250$0
Dan LogueRCA-3$23,565$0
Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$25,300$0
Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
Allan MansoorRCA-68$9,850$0
Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
Jeff MillerRCA-71$25,980$0
Holly MitchellDCA-47$34,995$0
Bill MonningDCA-27$97,935$0
Mike MorrellRCA-63$25,149$0
Brian NestandeRCA-64$43,900$0
Jim NielsenRCA-2$10,900$0
Chris NorbyRCA-72$17,575$0
Kristin OlsenRCA-25$31,675$0
Richard PanDCA-5$48,221$0
Henry PereaDCA-31$61,150$0
John PerezDCA-46$264,400$0
Manuel PerezDCA-80$53,500$0
Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$52,705$0
Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
Norma TorresDCA-61$42,501$0
David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
Don WagnerRCA-70$9,875$0
Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$123,600$0
Das WilliamsDCA-35$60,687$0
Mariko YamadaDCA-8$22,273$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$1,301,141
Police & fire fighters unions and associations$1,293,027
Gas & electric utilities$433,400
Schools & colleges$37,887
Municipal & county government organizations$31,800
Home care services$5,500

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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