Utilities Commission Overhaul Moving In Last Days Of Session

Ben Bradford | Capital Public Radio Link to article

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The California Public Utilities Commission oversees electric utilities, and also telecommunications and transportation–although perhaps not for much longer.

A trio of bills moving through the state Legislature would change the commission’s responsibilities, after several high-profile controversies.

Commissioners’ handling of the San Bruno pipeline explosion and the San Onofre nuclear plant closure have both begat criminal investigations.

On Thursday, the state Senate sent the first of those bills to Governor Jerry Brown. Democratic Senator Mark Leno authored the measure. (Link to article)