California Public Utilities Code
(Last Updated August 2008)

California Public Utilities Code Section 1
This act shall be known as the Public Utilities Code.
California Public Utilities Code Section 2
The provisions of this code, insofar as they are substantially the same as existing statutory provisions relating to the same subject matter, shall...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4
No action or proceeding commenced before this code takes effect, and no right accrued, is affected by this code, but all procedure thereafter taken...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5
Unless the provision or the context otherwise requires, the definitions, rules of construction, and other general provisions contained in Sections 1...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6
Division, part, chapter, article, and section headings do not in any manner affect the scope, meaning, or intent of the provisions of this code.
California Public Utilities Code Section 7
Whenever a power is granted to, or a duty is imposed upon, a public officer, the power may be exercised or the duty may be performed by a deputy of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8
Writing includes any form of recorded message capable of comprehension by ordinary visual means. Whenever any notice, report, statement, petition,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 9
Whenever reference is made to any portion of this code or of any other law of this State, the reference applies to all amendments and additions...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10
"Section" means a section of this code unless some other statute is specifically mentioned. "Subdivision" means a subdivision of the section in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11
The present tense includes the past and future tenses, and the future, the present.
California Public Utilities Code Section 12
The masculine gender includes the feminine and the neuter.
California Public Utilities Code Section 13
The singular number includes the plural, and the plural, the singular.
California Public Utilities Code Section 14
"Shall" is mandatory and "may" is permissive.
California Public Utilities Code Section 15
"Oath" includes affirmation.
California Public Utilities Code Section 16
"Signature" or "subscription" includes mark when the signer or subscriber cannot write, such signer's or subscriber's name being written near the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 17
"State" means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. In the latter case, it includes the District of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 18
"County" includes city and county.
California Public Utilities Code Section 19
"City" includes city and county and "incorporated town," but does not include "unincorporated town" or "village."
California Public Utilities Code Section 20
(a) "Commission" means the Public Utilities Commission created by Section 1 of Article XII of the California Constitution, and "commissioner" means a
California Public Utilities Code Section 20.5
For the purposes of this code, "recycled water" or "reclaimed water" has the same meaning as recycled water as defined in subdivision (n) of Section...
California Public Utilities Code Section 21
If any provision of this code, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the remainder of the code, or the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 22
No corporation formed or existing before 12 o'clock m. of January 1, 1873, is affected by the provisions of Division 4 of this code unless the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 201
This part may be cited as the "Public Utilities Act."
California Public Utilities Code Section 202
Neither this part nor any provision thereof, except when specifically so stated, shall apply to commerce with foreign nations or to interstate...
California Public Utilities Code Section 203
Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions and general provisions set forth in this chapter govern the construction of this part.
California Public Utilities Code Section 204
"Corporation" includes a corporation, a company, an association, and a joint stock association.
California Public Utilities Code Section 205
"Person" includes an individual, a firm, and a copartnership.
California Public Utilities Code Section 206
As used in this chapter "person" and "corporation" include the lessees, trustees, receivers or trustees appointed by any court whatsoever, of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 207
"Public or any portion thereof" means the public generally, or any limited portion of the public, including a person, private corporation,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 208
"Transportation of persons" includes every service in connection with or incidental to the safety, comfort, or convenience of the person transported...
California Public Utilities Code Section 209
"Transportation of property" includes every service in connection with or incidental to the transportation of property, including in particular its...
California Public Utilities Code Section 210
"Rates" includes rates, fares, tolls, rentals, and charges, unless the context indicates otherwise.
California Public Utilities Code Section 211
"Common carrier" means every person and corporation providing transportation for compensation to or for the public or any portion thereof, except as...
California Public Utilities Code Section 212
"Common carrier" shall not include: (a) Any corporation or person owning, controlling, operating, or managing any vessel, by reason of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 214.5
With respect to a motor vehicle used in the transportation of passengers for compensation by a passenger stage corporation, "owner" means the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 215
"Between fixed termini or over a regular route" means the termini or route between which, or over which any passenger stage corporation usually or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 215.6
"Food products for human consumption" means articles used for human food or drink and articles used as components of any of those articles.
California Public Utilities Code Section 215.7
"Nonfood product" means any article, material, substance, or product which is not food.
California Public Utilities Code Section 216
(a) "Public utility" includes every common carrier, toll bridge corporation, pipeline corporation, gas corporation, electrical corporation, telephone
California Public Utilities Code Section 216.2
Notwithstanding Section 216, "public utility" does not include a motor carrier of property.
California Public Utilities Code Section 216.4
"Cable television corporation" shall mean any corporation or firm which transmits television programs by cable to subscribers for a fee.
California Public Utilities Code Section 216.6
"Cogeneration" means the sequential use of energy for the production of electrical and useful thermal energy. The sequence can be thermal use...
California Public Utilities Code Section 216.8
"Commercial mobile radio service" means "commercial mobile service," as defined in subsection (d) of Section 332 of Title 47 of the United States...
California Public Utilities Code Section 217
"Electric plant" includes all real estate, fixtures and personal property owned, controlled, operated, or managed in connection with or to facilitate
California Public Utilities Code Section 218
(a) "Electrical corporation" includes every corporation or person owning, controlling, operating, or managing any electric plant for compensation...
California Public Utilities Code Section 218.3
(a) "Electric service provider" means an entity that offers electrical service to customers within the service territory of an electrical corporation
California Public Utilities Code Section 218.5
(a) The following terms have the following meanings: (1) "Exempt wholesale generator" has the same meaning as defined in the Public Utility...
California Public Utilities Code Section 219
"Express corporation" includes every corporation or person engaged in or transacting the business of transporting any freight, merchandise, or other...
California Public Utilities Code Section 220
"Freight forwarder" means any corporation or person who for compensation undertakes the collection and shipment of property of others, and as...
California Public Utilities Code Section 221
"Gas plant" includes all real estate, fixtures, and personal property, owned, controlled, operated, or managed in connection with or to facilitate...
California Public Utilities Code Section 222
"Gas corporation" includes every corporation or person owning, controlling, operating, or managing any gas plant for compensation within this state,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 223
"Heating plant" includes all real estate, fixtures, and personal property owned, controlled, operated, or managed in connection with or to facilitate
California Public Utilities Code Section 224
"Heat corporation" includes every corporation or person owning, controlling, operating, or managing any heating plant for compensation within this...
California Public Utilities Code Section 224.2
"Landfill gas technology" means the process of extraction of gas or gaseous compounds from sanitary landfill areas which gas or compound was...
California Public Utilities Code Section 224.3
"Local publicly owned electric utility" means a municipality or municipal corporation operating as a "public utility" furnishing electric service as...
California Public Utilities Code Section 224.4
(a) "Mobile data service" means the delivery of nonvoice information to a mobile device and includes nonvoice information communicated to a mobile...
California Public Utilities Code Section 224.6
"Motor carrier of property" means a motor carrier of property as defined in Section 34601 of the Vehicle Code.
California Public Utilities Code Section 224.8
"Network railroad transportation" means railroad transportation that is subject to the jurisdiction of the federal Surface Transportation Board...
California Public Utilities Code Section 225
"Passenger stage" includes every stage, auto stage, or other motor vehicle used in the transportation of persons, or persons and their baggage or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 226
(a) "Passenger stage corporation" includes every corporation or person engaged as a common carrier, for compensation, in the ownership, control,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 227
"Pipe line" includes all real estate, fixtures, and personal property, owned, controlled, operated, or managed in connection with or to facilitate...
California Public Utilities Code Section 228
"Pipeline corporation" includes every corporation or person owning, controlling, operating, or managing any pipeline for compensation within this...
California Public Utilities Code Section 229
"Railroad" includes every commercial, interurban, and other railway, other than a street railroad, and each branch or extension thereof, by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 230
"Railroad corporation" includes every corporation or person owning, controlling, operating, or managing any railroad for compensation within this...
California Public Utilities Code Section 230.3
"Service area," for purposes of the operations of a telephone corporation, means a local access and transport area as defined and approved by the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 230.5
"Sewer system" includes all real estate, fixtures, and personal property owned, controlled, operated, or managed in connection with or to facilitate...
California Public Utilities Code Section 230.6
"Sewer system corporation" includes every corporation or person owning, controlling, operating, or managing any sewer system for compensation within...
California Public Utilities Code Section 231
"Street railroad" includes every railway, and each branch or extension thereof, by whatsoever power operated, being mainly upon, along, above or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 232
"Street railroad corporation" includes every corporation or person owning, controlling, operating, or managing any street railroad for compensation...
California Public Utilities Code Section 233
"Telephone line" includes all conduits, ducts, poles, wires, cables, instruments, and appliances, and all other real estate, fixtures, and personal...
California Public Utilities Code Section 234
(a) "Telephone corporation" includes every corporation or person owning, controlling, operating, or managing any telephone line for compensation...
California Public Utilities Code Section 235
"Telegraph line" includes all conduits, ducts, poles, wires, cables, instruments, and appliances, and all other real estate, fixtures, and personal...
California Public Utilities Code Section 236
"Telegraph corporation" includes every corporation or person owning, controlling, operating, or managing any telegraph line for compensation within...
California Public Utilities Code Section 237
"Toll-bridge corporation" includes every private corporation or person owning, controlling, operating, or managing any bridge or appurtenance...
California Public Utilities Code Section 238
(a) "Vessel" includes every species of watercraft, by whatsoever power operated, which is owned, controlled, operated or managed for public use in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 240
"Water system" includes all reservoirs, tunnels, shafts, dams, dikes, headgates, pipes, flumes, canals, structures, and appliances, and all other...
California Public Utilities Code Section 241
"Water corporation" includes every corporation or person owning, controlling, operating, or managing any water system for compensation within this...
California Public Utilities Code Section 243
This part shall not release or waive any right of action by the State, the commission, or any person or corporation for any right, penalty, or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 244
No transit district, common carrier, or publicly owned transit system shall require any person to waive, limit, or qualify any right to recover...
California Public Utilities Code Section 246
A person or corporation shall not be a public utility subject to the jurisdiction, control and regulation of the commission and the provisions of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 247
Any provision of this part that is in conflict with the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, (47 U.S.C. Sec. 332(c)(3)) shall not apply to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 247.1
(a) The Mobile Telecommunications Sourcing Act (P.L. 106-252) was enacted for the purpose of establishing nationwide uniform sourcing rules for the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 248
Any provision of the Public Utilities Act that is in conflict with the railroad provisions of Part A of Subtitle 4 of Title 49 of the United States...
California Public Utilities Code Section 270
(a) The following funds are hereby created in the State Treasury: (1) The California High-Cost Fund-A Administrative Committee Fund. (2) The...
California Public Utilities Code Section 270.1
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the commission may authorize the trustee of the California High-Cost Fund-B Trust to transfer to the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 271
For each advisory board created pursuant to this chapter all of the following are applicable: (a) The commission shall establish the number of,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 273
Each advisory board created pursuant to this chapter shall do both of the following: (a) Submit an annual budget to the commission. Within 90...
California Public Utilities Code Section 274
The commission may on its own order, whenever it determines it to be necessary, conduct financial audits of the revenues required to be collected and
California Public Utilities Code Section 275
(a) There is hereby created the California High-Cost Fund-A Administrative Committee, which is an advisory board to advise the commission regarding...
California Public Utilities Code Section 275.6
(a) The commission shall develop, implement, and maintain a suitable program to establish a fair and equitable local rate structure aided by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 276
(a) There is hereby created the California High-Cost Fund-B Administrative Committee, which is an advisory board to advise the commission regarding...
California Public Utilities Code Section 276.5
(a) The commission shall establish the Rural Telecommunications Infrastructure Grant Program to aid in the establishment of telecommunications...
California Public Utilities Code Section 277
(a) There is hereby created the Universal Lifeline Telephone Service Trust Administrative Committee, which is an advisory board to advise the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 278
(a) (1) Commencing on July 1, 2003, there is hereby created the Telecommunications Access for Deaf and Disabled Administrative Committee, formerly...
California Public Utilities Code Section 278.5
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that existing members of the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program Administrative Committee should...
California Public Utilities Code Section 279
(a) There is hereby created the Payphone Service Providers Committee, which is an advisory board to advise the commission regarding the development,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 280
(a) The commission shall develop, implement, and administer a program to advance universal service by providing discounted rates to qualifying...
California Public Utilities Code Section 280.5
(a) Of the revenues from fees collected pursuant to Section 14666.8 of the Government Code after the operative date of this section, except for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 281
Any revenues that are deposited in funds created pursuant to this chapter shall not be used by the state for any purpose other than as specified in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 281
Any revenues that are deposited in funds created pursuant to this chapter shall not be used by the state for any purpose other than as specified in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 301
The membership of the Public Utilities Commission, and the qualifications and tenure of the members of the commission are as provided in Section 1 of
California Public Utilities Code Section 302
Each commissioner shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office.
California Public Utilities Code Section 303
(a) A public utilities commissioner may not hold an official relation to, nor have a financial interest in, a person or corporation subject to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 304
The annual salary of each commissioner is provided for by Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 11550) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 305
The Governor shall designate a president of the commission from among the members of the commission. The president shall direct the executive...
California Public Utilities Code Section 306
(a) The office of the commission shall be in the City and County of San Francisco. The office shall always be open, legal holidays and nonjudicial...
California Public Utilities Code Section 307
(a) The commission may appoint as attorney to the commission an attorney at law of this state, who shall hold office during the pleasure of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 308
(a) The commission shall appoint an executive director, who shall hold office during its pleasure. The executive director shall be responsible for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 308.5
Persons employed as investigators and investigator supervisors of the Consumer Services Division or the Rail Safety and Carrier Division of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 309
The executive director may employ such officers, administrative law judges, experts, engineers, statisticians, accountants, inspectors, clerks, and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 309.1
(a) The Governor may appoint one adviser for each member of the commission upon the request of the commission member. Each adviser shall receive a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 309.5
(a) There is within the commission a Division of Ratepayer Advocates to represent and advocate on behalf of the interests of public utility customers
California Public Utilities Code Section 309.6
(a) The commission shall adopt procedures on the disqualification of administrative law judges due to bias or prejudice similar to those of other...
California Public Utilities Code Section 309.7
(a) The division of the commission responsible for consumer protection and safety shall be responsible for inspection, surveillance, and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 310
No vacancy in the commission impairs the right of the remaining commissioners to exercise all the powers of the commission. A majority of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 311
(a) The commission, each commissioner, the executive director, and the assistant executive directors may administer oaths, certify to all official...
California Public Utilities Code Section 311.1
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the commission shall not consider or require, in determining qualified bidders for, or in awarding...
California Public Utilities Code Section 311.4
(a) On or after July 1, 2001, the commission shall establish procedures to permit the submission of informal complaints through electronic means in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 311.5
(a) (1) Prior to commencement of any meeting at which commissioners vote on items on the public agenda the commission shall make available to the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 312
The commission and each commissioner may issue writs of summons, subpenas, warrants of attachment, warrants of commitment, and all necessary process...
California Public Utilities Code Section 313
The commission may require, by order served on any public utility, the production within this State at such time and place as it designates, of any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 314
(a) The commission, each commissioner, and each officer and person employed by the commission may, at any time, inspect the accounts, books, papers,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 314.5
The commission shall inspect and audit the books and records for regulatory and tax purposes (a) at least once in every three years in the case of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 315
The commission shall investigate the cause of all accidents occurring within this State upon the property of any public utility or directly or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 317
The commission may request the local agency formation commission to advise it as to any special districts as defined in Section 54775 of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 320
The Legislature hereby declares that it is the policy of this state to achieve, whenever feasible and not inconsistent with sound environmental...
California Public Utilities Code Section 321
(a) The commission shall establish an office of the public advisor and shall appoint a public advisor, including a separate office in the Los Angeles
California Public Utilities Code Section 321.1
It is the intent of the Legislature that the commission assess the economic effects or consequences of its decisions as part of each ratemaking,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 321.6
The commission shall do all of the following: (a) Develop, publish, and annually update an annual work plan that describes in clear detail the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 321.7
(a) On or before January 1, 2010, and biennially thereafter, the commission, in consultation with the Independent System Operator and the State...
California Public Utilities Code Section 322
(a) The commission shall periodically, at least once each year, compile its rules of procedure together with every order and decision of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 322.5
The commission shall determine, as part of the proceeding in Rulemaking 98-07-038 (Rulemaking for purposes of Revising General Order 96-A Regarding...
California Public Utilities Code Section 323
(a) Commencing January 1, 1989, the commission shall cause the complete text of each of its orders and decisions to be published within a reasonable...
California Public Utilities Code Section 324
The executive director of the commission may release to the Director of Industrial Relations any information concerning any person, corporation, or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 324.5
(a) The Public Utilities Commission shall publish any data it collects for its clearinghouse minority and women business data base that it deems to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 325
(a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the commission should have the authority to act swiftly to expedite planning for the long-term...
California Public Utilities Code Section 326.5
By January 10, 2009, and by January 10 of each year thereafter, the commission shall report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and appropriate
California Public Utilities Code Section 327
(a) The electric and gas corporations that participate in the California Alternative Rates for Energy program, as established pursuant to Section...
California Public Utilities Code Section 328
The Legislature finds and declares both of the following: (a) In order to ensure that all core customers of a gas corporation continue to receive...
California Public Utilities Code Section 328.1
As used in this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings: (a) "Basic gas service" includes transmission, storage for reliability...
California Public Utilities Code Section 328.2
The commission shall require each gas corporation to provide bundled basic gas service to all core customers in its service territory unless the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 330
In order to provide guidance in carrying out this chapter, the Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (a) It is the intent of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 331
The definitions set forth in this section shall govern the construction of this chapter. (a) "Aggregator" means any marketer, broker, public...
California Public Utilities Code Section 331.1
For purposes of this chapter, "community choice aggregator" means any of the following entities, if that entity is not within the jurisdiction of a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 332.1
(a) (1) It is the intent of the Legislature to enact Item 1 (revised) on the commission's August 21, 2000 agenda, entitled "Opinion Modifying...
California Public Utilities Code Section 332.2
Rates set by the commission that are subject to subdivision (f) of Section 332.1 may not result in any retroactive recovery of undercollections by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 332.2
Rates set by the commission that are subject to subdivision (f) of Section 332.1 may not result in any retroactive recovery of undercollections by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 334
The Legislature finds and declares that in order to ensure the success of electric industry restructuring, in the transition to a new market...
California Public Utilities Code Section 335
In order to ensure that the interests of the people of California are served, a five-member Electricity Oversight Board is hereby created as provided
California Public Utilities Code Section 336
(a) The five-member Oversight Board shall be comprised as follows: (1) Three members, who are California residents and electricity ratepayers,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 337
(a) The Independent System Operator governing board shall be composed of a five-member independent governing board of directors appointed by the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 338
The Oversight Board shall have the exclusive right to approve procedures and the qualifications for Power Exchange governing board members specified...
California Public Utilities Code Section 339
(a) The Oversight Board is the appeal board for majority decisions of the Independent System Operator governing board relating to matters that are...
California Public Utilities Code Section 340
The Oversight Board shall take the steps that are necessary to ensure the earliest possible incorporation of the Independent System Operator and the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 341
The Oversight Board may do all of the following: (a) Meet at the times and places it may deem proper. (b) Accept appropriations, grants, or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 341.1
Regulations adopted within 120 days of the effective date of this section may be adopted as emergency regulations in accordance with Chapter 3.5...
California Public Utilities Code Section 341.2
The Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code)...
California Public Utilities Code Section 341.3
Voting members of the Oversight Board shall be required to file financial disclosure statements with the Fair Political Practices Commission. The...
California Public Utilities Code Section 341.4
The Oversight Board shall appoint, and fix the salary of, an executive director who shall have charge of administering the affairs of the Oversight...
California Public Utilities Code Section 341.5
(a) The Independent System Operator and Power Exchange bylaws shall contain provisions that identify those matters specified in subdivision (b) of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 343
(a) The Attorney General shall represent the Department of Finance and shall succeed to, and may exercise, all rights, claims, powers, and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 345
The Independent System Operator shall ensure efficient use and reliable operation of the transmission grid consistent with achievement of planning...
California Public Utilities Code Section 345.5
(a) The Independent System Operator, as a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, shall conduct its operations consistent with applicable state and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 346
The Independent System Operator shall immediately participate in all relevant Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proceedings. The Independent...
California Public Utilities Code Section 347
The Independent System Operator governing board may form appropriate technical advisory committees composed of market and nonmarket participants to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 348
The Independent System Operator shall adopt inspection, maintenance, repair, and replacement standards for the transmission facilities under its...
California Public Utilities Code Section 349
The Independent System Operator shall perform a review following a major outage that affects at least l0 percent of the customers of the entity...
California Public Utilities Code Section 349.5
(a) Beginning January 15, 2002, and at least once monthly thereafter, the Independent System Operator shall notify each air pollution control...
California Public Utilities Code Section 350
The Independent System Operator, in consultation with the California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, the Public Utilities...
California Public Utilities Code Section 352
The Independent System Operator may not enter into a multistate entity or a regional organization as authorized in Section 359 unless that entry is...
California Public Utilities Code Section 352.5
(a) The Independent System Operator shall make publicly available a list of all power plants located in the state that are not operational due to a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 352.7
(a) It shall be unlawful for a person to intentionally disclose proprietary information obtained in the negotiation, execution, or performance of a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 353.1
As used in this article, "distributed energy resources" means electric generation technology that meets all of the following criteria: (a)...
California Public Utilities Code Section 353.2
(a) As used in this article, "ultraclean and low-emission distributed generation" means any electric generation technology that meets both of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 353.3
(a) The commission shall require each electrical corporation under the operational control of the Independent System Operator as of January 1, 2001,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 353.5
Each electrical corporation, as part of its distribution planning process, shall consider nonutility owned distributed energy resources as a possible
California Public Utilities Code Section 353.7
Notwithstanding Section 353.3, nothing in this article may result in any exemption from reasonable interconnection charges, lead to any reduction in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 353.9
In establishing the rates required under this article, the commission shall create a firewall that segregates distribution cost recovery so that any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 353.11
A local publicly owned electric utility or a local publicly owned utility otherwise providing electrical service, shall review at the earliest...
California Public Utilities Code Section 353.13
(a) The commission shall require each electrical corporation to establish new tariffs on or before January 1, 2003, for customers using distributed...
California Public Utilities Code Section 353.15
(a) In order to evaluate the efficiency, emissions, and reliability of distributed energy resources with a capacity greater than 10 kilowatts,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 355
The Power Exchange shall provide an efficient competitive auction, open on a nondiscriminatory basis to all suppliers, that meets the loads of all...
California Public Utilities Code Section 356
The Power Exchange governing board may form appropriate technical advisory committees comprised of market and nonmarket participants to advise the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 359
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature to provide for the evolution of the Independent System Operator and the Power Exchange into regional...
California Public Utilities Code Section 360
The commission shall ensure that existing, and if necessary, additional filings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission request confirmation of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 360.5
The commission shall determine that portion of each existing electrical corporation's retail rate effective on January 5, 2001, that is equal to the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 361
The commission shall ensure that any funds secured by the restructuring trusts established for the purposes of developing the Independent System...
California Public Utilities Code Section 362
(a) In proceedings pursuant to Section 455.5, 851, or 854, the commission shall ensure that facilities needed to maintain the reliability of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 363
(a) In order to ensure the continued safe and reliable operation of public utility electric generating facilities, the commission shall require in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 364
(a) The commission shall adopt inspection, maintenance, repair, and replacement standards for the distribution systems of investor-owned electric...
California Public Utilities Code Section 365
The actions of the commission pursuant to this chapter shall be consistent with the findings and declarations contained in Section 330. In addition,
California Public Utilities Code Section 365.5
Nothing in this chapter shall prevent the commission from exercising its authority to investigate a process for certification and regulation of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 366
(a) The commission shall take actions as needed to facilitate direct transactions between electricity suppliers and end-use customers. Customers...
California Public Utilities Code Section 366.1
(a) As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings: (1) "Department" means the Department of Water Resources with...
California Public Utilities Code Section 366.2
(a) (1) Customers shall be entitled to aggregate their electric loads as members of their local community with community choice aggregators. (2)...
California Public Utilities Code Section 366.5
(a) No change in the aggregator or supplier of electric power for any small commercial customer may be made until one of the following means of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 367
The commission shall identify and determine those costs and categories of costs for generation-related assets and obligations, consisting of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 367.7
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this section to ensure that individual customers do not experience rate increases as a result of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 368
Each electrical corporation shall propose a cost recovery plan to the commission for the recovery of the uneconomic costs of an electrical...
California Public Utilities Code Section 368.5
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, upon the termination of the 10-percent rate reduction for residential and small commercial customers...
California Public Utilities Code Section 369
The commission shall establish an effective mechanism that ensures recovery of transition costs referred to in Sections 367, 368, 375, and 376, and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 370
The commission shall require, as a prerequisite for any consumer in California to engage in direct transactions permitted in Section 365, that...
California Public Utilities Code Section 371
(a) Except as provided in Sections 372 and 374, the uneconomic costs provided in Sections 367, 368, 375, and 376 shall be applied to each customer...
California Public Utilities Code Section 372
(a) It is the policy of the state to encourage and support the development of cogeneration as an efficient, environmentally beneficial, competitive...
California Public Utilities Code Section 373
(a) Electrical corporations may apply to the commission for an order determining that the costs identified in Sections 367, 368, 375, and 376 not be...
California Public Utilities Code Section 374
(a) In recognition of statutory authority and past investments existing as of December 20, 1995, and subject to the firewall specified in subdivision
California Public Utilities Code Section 374.5
Any electrical corporation serving agricultural customers that have multiple electric meters shall conduct research based on a statistically valid...
California Public Utilities Code Section 375
(a) In order to mitigate potential negative impacts on utility personnel directly affected by electric industry restructuring, as described in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 376
To the extent that the costs of programs to accommodate implementation of direct access, the Power Exchange, and the Independent System Operator,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 377
The commission shall continue to regulate the facilities for the generation of electricity owned by any public utility prior to January 1, 1997, that
California Public Utilities Code Section 377.1
Section 377 does not apply to the four run-of-river hydroelectric project works located on the Truckee River, as referenced in Section 210(b)(17) of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 377.2
Notwithstanding Section 377, a facility for the generation of electricity, or an interest in a facility for the generation of electricity, that is...
California Public Utilities Code Section 378
The commission shall authorize new optional rate schedules and tariffs, including new service offerings, that accurately reflect the loads,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 379
Nuclear decommissioning costs shall not be part of the costs described in Sections 367, 368, 375, and 376, but shall be recovered as a nonbypassable...
California Public Utilities Code Section 379.5
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on or before March 7, 2001, the commission, in consultation with the Independent System Operator, shall...
California Public Utilities Code Section 379.6
(a) (1) The commission, in consultation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, shall administer, until January 1,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 379.7
(a) The Legislature finds and declares that the demonstration project authorized pursuant to this section, at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 380
(a) The commission, in consultation with the Independent System Operator, shall establish resource adequacy requirements for all load-serving...
California Public Utilities Code Section 381
(a) To ensure that the funding for the programs described in subdivision (b) and Section 382 are not commingled with other revenues, the commission...
California Public Utilities Code Section 381.1
(a) No later than July 15, 2003, the commission shall establish policies and procedures by which any party, including, but not limited to, a local...
California Public Utilities Code Section 381.5
It is the intent of the Legislature to protect and strengthen the current network of community service providers by doing the following: (a)...
California Public Utilities Code Section 382
(a) Programs provided to low-income electricity customers, including, but not limited to, targeted energy-efficiency services and the California...
California Public Utilities Code Section 382.1
(a) There is hereby established a Low-Income Oversight Board that shall advise the commission on low-income electric, gas, and water customer issues...
California Public Utilities Code Section 384
(a) Funds transferred to the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission pursuant to this article for purposes of public interest...
California Public Utilities Code Section 384.2
The commission shall submit a report to the Legislature by July 15, 2009, and triennially thereafter, on the energy efficiency and conservation...
California Public Utilities Code Section 385
(a) Each local publicly owned electric utility shall establish a nonbypassable, usage based charge on local distribution service of not less than the
California Public Utilities Code Section 386
(a) Each local publicly owned electric utility shall ensure the following: (1) Low-income families within the utility's service territory have...
California Public Utilities Code Section 387
(a) Each governing body of a local publicly owned electric utility shall be responsible for implementing and enforcing a renewables portfolio...
California Public Utilities Code Section 387.5
(a) In order to further the state goal of encouraging the installation of 3,000 megawatts of photovoltaic solar energy in California within 10 years,
California Public Utilities Code Section 388
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any state agency may enter into an energy savings contract with a qualified energy service company...
California Public Utilities Code Section 389
(a) The Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, in consultation with interested stakeholders including relevant state and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 390
(a) Subject to applicable contractual terms, energy prices paid to nonutility power generators by a public utility electrical corporation based upon...
California Public Utilities Code Section 390.1
Any nonutility power generator using renewable fuels that has entered into a contract with an electrical corporation prior to December 31, 2001,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 391
The Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (a) Electricity is essential to the health, safety, and economic well-being of all...
California Public Utilities Code Section 392
(a) (1) Electrical corporations shall disclose each component of the electrical bill as follows: (A) The total charges associated with...
California Public Utilities Code Section 392.1
(a) The commission shall compile and regularly update the following information: names and contact numbers of registered providers, information to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 393
(a) The commission shall conduct a pilot study of the residential and small commercial customers of each electrical corporation, where the rate level
California Public Utilities Code Section 394
(a) As used in this section, "electric service provider" means an entity that offers electrical service to customers within the service territory of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 394.1
(a) The registration shall be deemed approved and a registration number issued no later than 45 days after the required information has been...
California Public Utilities Code Section 394.2
(a) The commission shall accept, compile, and attempt to informally resolve consumer complaints regarding electric service providers. Where the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 394.25
(a) The commission may enforce the provisions of Sections 2102, 2103, 2104, 2105, 2107, 2108, and 2114 against electric service providers as if those
California Public Utilities Code Section 394.27
When a customer files a claim with an electrical corporation for damages to property resulting from the curtailment of electric service due to the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 394.3
In order to carry out essential elements of a sustainable and effective consumer protection program in connection with electric service providers...
California Public Utilities Code Section 394.4
Rules that implement the following minimum standards shall be adopted by the commission for electric service providers offering electrical services...
California Public Utilities Code Section 394.5
(a) Except for an electrical corporation as defined in Section 218, or a local publicly owned electric utility offering electrical service to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 394.6
For purposes of this article, service territory of a local publicly owned electric utility means within the boundaries of its service territory as it
California Public Utilities Code Section 394.7
(a) The commission shall maintain a list of residential and small commercial customers who do not wish to be solicited by telephone, by an electric...
California Public Utilities Code Section 394.8
Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, requirements placed on an electric service provider shall not apply to electrical services...
California Public Utilities Code Section 394.9
Unclaimed refunds ordered by the commission, and any accrued interest, may be used by the commission to fund additional consumer protection efforts.
California Public Utilities Code Section 395
(a) In addition to any other right to revoke an offer, residential and small commercial customers of electrical service, as defined in subdivision...
California Public Utilities Code Section 395.5
(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings: (1) "Nonprofit charitable organization" means any charitable...
California Public Utilities Code Section 396
(a) A consumer damaged by a violation of this article by an electric service provider is entitled to recover all of the following: (1) Actual...
California Public Utilities Code Section 397
(a) Notwithstanding subdivision (a) of Section 368, to ensure the continued safe and reliable provision of electric service during the transition to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 398.1
(a) The Legislature finds and declares that there is a need for reliable, accurate, and timely information regarding fuel sources for electric...
California Public Utilities Code Section 398.2
The definitions set forth in this section shall govern the construction of this article. (a) "System operator" means the Independent System...
California Public Utilities Code Section 398.3
(a) Beginning January 1, 1998, or as soon as practicable thereafter, each generator that provides meter data to a system operator shall report to the
California Public Utilities Code Section 398.4
(a) Every retail supplier that makes an offering to sell electricity that is consumed in California shall disclose its electricity sources. A retail
California Public Utilities Code Section 398.5
(a) Retail suppliers that disclose specific purchases pursuant to Section 398.4 shall report on March 1, 1999, and annually thereafter, to the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 399
(a) This article shall be known, and may be cited, as the Reliable Electric Service Investments Act. (b) The Legislature finds and declares that...
California Public Utilities Code Section 399.2
(a) (1) It is the policy of this state, and the intent of the Legislature, to reaffirm that each electrical corporation shall continue to operate its
California Public Utilities Code Section 399.2.5
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision in Sections 1001 to 1013, inclusive, an application of an electrical corporation for a certificate...
California Public Utilities Code Section 399.3
Nothing in Section 399.2 shall be construed to preclude any of California's local publicly owned electric utilities from exercising authority to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 399.4
(a) (1) In order to ensure that prudent investments in energy efficiency continue to be made that produce cost-effective energy savings, reduce...
California Public Utilities Code Section 399.8
(a) In order to ensure that the citizens of this state continue to receive safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally sustainable electric...
California Public Utilities Code Section 399.9
(a) No part of this article shall be construed to alter or affect the low-income funding provisions set forth in Section 382. Programs provided to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 399.11
The Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (a) In order to attain a target of generating 20 percent of total retail sales of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 399.12
For purposes of this article, the following terms have the following meanings: (a) "Conduit hydroelectric facility" means a facility for the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 399.12.5
(a) Notwithstanding subdivision (c) of Section 399.12, a small hydroelectric generation facility that satisfies the criteria for an eligible...
California Public Utilities Code Section 399.13
The Energy Commission shall do all of the following: (a) Certify eligible renewable energy resources that it determines meet the criteria...
California Public Utilities Code Section 399.14
(a) (1) The commission shall direct each electrical corporation to prepare a renewable energy procurement plan that includes the matter in paragraph...
California Public Utilities Code Section 399.15
(a) In order to fulfill unmet long-term resource needs, the commission shall establish a renewables portfolio standard requiring all electrical...
California Public Utilities Code Section 399.16
(a) The commission, by rule, may authorize the use of renewable energy credits to satisfy the requirements of the renewables portfolio standard...
California Public Utilities Code Section 399.17
(a) Subject to the provisions of this section, the requirements of this article apply to an electrical corporation with 60,000 or fewer customer...
California Public Utilities Code Section 399.20
(a) It is the policy of this state and the intent of the Legislature to encourage energy production from renewable energy resources. (b) As used...
California Public Utilities Code Section 401
(a) The Legislature finds and declares that the public interest is best served by a commission that is appropriately funded and staffed, that can...
California Public Utilities Code Section 402
The Public Utilities Commission Utilities Reimbursement Account is hereby continued in existence. All fees collected by the commission pursuant to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 403
There is hereby created the Public Utilities Commission Transportation Reimbursement Account in the General Fund. All fees collected by the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 404
(a) All fees paid pursuant to this chapter, exclusive of any penalties for delinquency, shall be allowed by the commission in a separate order as an...
California Public Utilities Code Section 405
If any person or corporation subject to this chapter is in default of the preparation and submission of any report or the payment of any fee required
California Public Utilities Code Section 406
The commission may bring an action, in its own name or in the name of the people of the state, in any court of competent jurisdiction, for the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 407
The commission shall authorize refunds of the fees provided for in this chapter when the fees were collected in error.
California Public Utilities Code Section 408
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all fees and charges collected by the commission pursuant to this code from each common carrier and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 409
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all fees and charges collected pursuant to this code by the commission from each public utility...
California Public Utilities Code Section 409.5
The commission shall maintain those records as are necessary to account separately for all fees and charges, including the fees authorized by Section
California Public Utilities Code Section 410
The commission may establish rules and regulations that it deems necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
California Public Utilities Code Section 421
(a) The commission shall annually determine a fee to be paid by every passenger stage corporation, charter-party carrier of passengers, pipeline...
California Public Utilities Code Section 422
The commission shall establish the fee pursuant to Section 421 with the approval of the Department of Finance and in accordance with all of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 422.1
In addition to the requirements of Section 422, the commission may establish a uniform annual fee to be paid by every charter-party carrier of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 423
Except as provided in Section 404, every carrier and related business subject to Section 421 shall make the payments of the required fee in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 424
As used in this article: (a) "Class" means a group of carriers or related businesses as specified by the commission for purposes of establishing...
California Public Utilities Code Section 425
The employees, representatives, and inspectors of the commission may, under its order or direction, inspect and examine any books, accounts, records,
California Public Utilities Code Section 426
The commission shall use all moneys paid into the Public Utilities Commission Transportation Reimbursement Account by charter-party carriers in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 431
The commission shall annually determine a fee to be paid by every electrical, gas, telephone, telegraph, water, sewer system, and heat corporation...
California Public Utilities Code Section 432
The commission shall establish the fee pursuant to Section 431 with the approval of the Department of Finance and in accordance with all of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 432.5
(a) The commission shall report to the Legislature the collections from each class of utility and expenditures, both direct and indirect, for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 433
Except as provided in Section 404, every public utility subject to Section 431 shall make payment of the required fee in accordance with the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 434
(a) The commission may require every public utility subject to this article to furnish information and reports to the commission, at the time or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 435
As used in this article: (a) "Class" means a group of public utilities as specified by the commission for purposes of establishing fees pursuant...
California Public Utilities Code Section 440
(a) For purposes of this article, "state franchise," "video service," and "video service provider" shall have the same meaning as those terms are...
California Public Utilities Code Section 441
The commission shall annually determine a fee to be paid by an applicant or holder of a state franchise pursuant to Division 2.5 (commencing with...
California Public Utilities Code Section 442
(a) The commission shall establish the fee pursuant to Section 441 with the approval of the Department of Finance. The commission shall specify the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 443
(a) The commission may require a video service provider subject to this article to furnish information and reports to the commission, at the time or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 444
(a) If a video service provider subject to this article is in default of the payment of any fee required by this article for a period of 30 days or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 451
All charges demanded or received by any public utility, or by any two or more public utilities, for any product or commodity furnished or to be...
California Public Utilities Code Section 451.5
(a) Any expense resulting from a bonus paid to an executive officer of a public utility that has ceased to pay its debts in the ordinary course of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 452
Nothing in this part shall be construed to prohibit any common carrier from establishing and charging a lower than a maximum reasonable rate for the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 453
(a) No public utility shall, as to rates, charges, service, facilities, or in any other respect, make or grant any preference or advantage to any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 453.5
Whenever the commission orders rate refunds to be distributed, the commission shall require public utilities to pay refunds to all current utility...
California Public Utilities Code Section 454
(a) Except as provided in Section 455, no public utility shall change any rate or so alter any classification, contract, practice, or rule as to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 454.1
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), if a customer with a maximum peak electrical demand in excess of 20 kilowatts located or planning to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 454.2
Notwithstanding Section 454, the commission may establish a "zone of rate freedom" for any passenger stage transportation service which is operating...
California Public Utilities Code Section 454.3
The commission may, after a hearing, approve an increase of from one-half of 1 percent to 1 percent in the rate of return otherwise allowed an...
California Public Utilities Code Section 454.4
The commission shall establish rates for gas which is utilized in cogeneration technology projects not higher than the rates established for gas...
California Public Utilities Code Section 454.5
(a) The commission shall specify the allocation of electricity, including quantity, characteristics, and duration of electricity delivery, that the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 454.55
The commission, in consultation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, shall identify all potentially achievable...
California Public Utilities Code Section 454.56
(a) The commission, in consultation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, shall identify all potentially...
California Public Utilities Code Section 454.6
(a) A contract entered into pursuant to Section 454.5 by an electrical corporation for the electricity generated by a replacement or repowering...
California Public Utilities Code Section 454.7
The commission shall, to the extent permitted by federal law and consistent with Section 2771, provide cogeneration technology projects with the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 454.8
In any decision establishing rates for an electrical or gas corporation reflecting the reasonable and prudent costs of the new construction of any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 454.9
(a) The commission shall authorize public utilities to establish catastrophic event memorandum accounts and to record in those accounts the costs of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 455
Whenever any schedule stating an individual or joint rate, classification, contract, practice, or rule, not increasing or resulting in an increase in
California Public Utilities Code Section 455.1
Whenever a water corporation files with the commission, pursuant to an advice letter submitted in accordance with commission procedures for this...
California Public Utilities Code Section 455.2
(a) The commission shall issue its final decision on a general rate case application of a water corporation with greater than 10,000 service...
California Public Utilities Code Section 455.3
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, including, but not limited to Section 454, no later than January 1, 1998, the commission shall adopt...
California Public Utilities Code Section 455.5
(a) In establishing rates for any electrical, gas, heat, or water corporation, the commission may eliminate consideration of the value of any ...
California Public Utilities Code Section 456
Nothing in this part shall be construed to prohibit any public utility from profiting, to the extent permitted by the commission, from any economies,
California Public Utilities Code Section 458
(a) No common carrier, or any officer or agent thereof, or any person acting for or employed by it, shall, by means of known false billing,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 459
(a) No person or corporation, or any officer, agent, or employee of a corporation, shall knowingly, directly or indirectly, by any false statement or
California Public Utilities Code Section 460.3
(a) The commission shall prohibit any passenger stage corporation from charging any fare to, or imposing any other charge on, any physically disabled
California Public Utilities Code Section 460.7
(a) Beginning July 1, 1990, and continuing thereafter, every passenger stage corporation shall file with the commission one of the following: (1)...
California Public Utilities Code Section 461.2
For purposes of establishing rates for a telephone or telegraph corporation, the commission shall include all revenues and expenses of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 461.5
(a) (1) No discrimination in charges or facilities for transportation shall be made by any railroad or other transportation company between places or
California Public Utilities Code Section 462
Every street or interurban railroad corporation shall upon such terms as the commission finds to be just and reasonable furnish to its passengers...
California Public Utilities Code Section 463
(a) For purposes of establishing rates for any electrical or gas corporation, the commission shall disallow expenses reflecting the direct or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 463.5
(a) Section 463 does not require the commission to undertake a reasonableness review of recorded costs to determine the reasonableness of the costs...
California Public Utilities Code Section 464
(a) Reasonable expenditures by transmission owners that are electrical corporations to plan, design, and engineer reconfiguration, replacement, or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 465
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (c), whenever any labor of a custodial or janitorial nature is not performed by the employees of a public...
California Public Utilities Code Section 466
Pursuant to Section 465, the contractor to whom the contract is awarded and any subcontractor under him shall pay not less than the specified...
California Public Utilities Code Section 467
The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement in the Department of Industrial Relations shall enforce Section 466 in the same manner as provided for by
California Public Utilities Code Section 486
(a) Every common carrier shall file with the commission and shall print and keep open to the public inspection schedules showing the rates, fares,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 487
The schedules shall plainly state the places between which property and persons will be carried, and the classification of passengers or property in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 488
(a) Subject to such rules as the commission may prescribe, the schedules of carriers shall be produced and made available for inspection upon the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 489
(a) The commission shall, by rule or order, require every public utility other than a common carrier to file with the commission within the time and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 490
(a) The commission may from time to time determine and prescribe by order changes in the form of the schedules referred to in this article as it...
California Public Utilities Code Section 491
Unless the commission otherwise orders, no change shall be made by any public utility in any rate or classification, or in any rule or contract...
California Public Utilities Code Section 491.1
Notwithstanding Section 491, the commission may authorize a passenger stage corporation, upon one day's notice, to reduce its rates and charges to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 492
The names of the several public utilities which are parties to any joint tariff, rate, contract, or classification shall be specified in the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 493
(a) No common carrier subject to this part shall engage or participate in the transportation of persons or property, between points within this...
California Public Utilities Code Section 494
(a) No common carrier shall charge, demand, collect, or receive a different compensation for the transportation of persons or property, or for any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 495
Every telegraph and telephone corporation shall print and file with the commission schedules showing all the rates and classifications for the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 495.6
(a) Any city, county, or city and county that levies a utility user tax on the consumption of telephone services, including, but not limited to, the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 495.7
(a) The commission may, by rule or order, establish procedures to allow telephone or telegraph corporations to apply for the exemption of certain...
California Public Utilities Code Section 521
As used in this article "employees" includes furloughed, pensioned, and superannuated employees of any common carrier subject to the provisions of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 522
Except as provided in this article, Sections 40180.5 and 99151 of this code, and Section 26002.5 of the Government Code, no common carrier subject to
California Public Utilities Code Section 523
When approved by the commission, a common carrier may give free or reduced rate transportation between points within this state to: (a) Its...
California Public Utilities Code Section 524
(a) Any common carrier may issue free or reduced rate passenger transportation to the proprietors and employees of newspapers and magazines and the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 525
All blind residents of California may be granted free transportation on all street cars and may be permitted to travel on all other common carriers...
California Public Utilities Code Section 527
Nothing in this part shall prevent the interchange of free or reduced rate transportation for passenger or express matter between common carriers,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 528
Nothing in this part shall prevent the interchange of free or reduced rate transportation for passengers or express matter between a common carrier...
California Public Utilities Code Section 529
Nothing in this part shall prevent any of the following: (a) The issue of reduced rate transportation by a common carrier to children attending an
California Public Utilities Code Section 530
(a) Every common carrier subject to the provisions of this part may transport, free or at reduced rates, as follows: (1) Persons for the United...
California Public Utilities Code Section 531
Every common carrier subject to the provisions of this part may transport free or at reduced rates contractors and their employees engaged in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 532
Except as in this article otherwise provided, no public utility shall charge, or receive a different compensation for any product or commodity...
California Public Utilities Code Section 533
The officers and employees of the Operations and Safety Section of the Transportation Division of the commission, shall, when in the performance of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 556
Every common carrier shall afford all reasonable, proper, and equal facilities for the prompt and efficient interchange and transfer of passengers...
California Public Utilities Code Section 558
Every telephone corporation and telegraph corporation operating in this State shall receive, transmit, and deliver, without discrimination or delay,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 559
(a) Nothing in Sections 556 to 558, inclusive, shall limit or modify the duty of a common carrier to establish joint rates, fares, and charges for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 560
Upon the application of any shipper or receiver or contemplated shipper or receiver of freight for a connection between the railroad of a railroad...
California Public Utilities Code Section 561
(a) Every railroad corporation, passenger stage corporation, passenger air carrier, and street railroad corporation providing departures originating...
California Public Utilities Code Section 562
(a) Whenever the commission, on its own motion or upon the complaint of a public utility, finds that public convenience and necessity require the use
California Public Utilities Code Section 581
Every public utility shall furnish to the commission in such form and detail as the commission prescribes all tabulations, computations, and all...
California Public Utilities Code Section 582
Whenever required by the commission, every public utility shall deliver to the commission copies of any or all maps, profiles, contracts, agreements,
California Public Utilities Code Section 583
No information furnished to the commission by a public utility, or any business which is a subsidiary or affiliate of a public utility, or a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 584
Every public utility shall furnish such reports to the commission at such time and in such form as the commission may require in which the utility...
California Public Utilities Code Section 585
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (d), every public utility and business specified in subdivision (b) shall in any rate proceeding or proceeding...
California Public Utilities Code Section 587
Every electrical, gas, and telephone corporation shall annually prepare and submit to the commission a report describing all significant...
California Public Utilities Code Section 588
(a) Notwithstanding any regulation, tariff, opinion, or interim opinion of the Public Utilities Commission, or any other provision of law, an...
California Public Utilities Code Section 600
A public utility acquiring real property by eminent domain shall provide relocation advisory assistance and shall make any of the payments required...
California Public Utilities Code Section 610
This article applies only to a corporation or person that is a public utility.
California Public Utilities Code Section 611
A railroad corporation may condemn any property necessary for the construction and maintenance of its railroad.
California Public Utilities Code Section 612
An electrical corporation may condemn any property necessary for the construction and maintenance of its electric plant.
California Public Utilities Code Section 613
A gas corporation may condemn any property necessary for the construction and maintenance of its gas plant.
California Public Utilities Code Section 614
A heat corporation may condemn any property necessary for the construction and maintenance of its heating plant.
California Public Utilities Code Section 615
A pipeline corporation may condemn any property necessary for the construction and maintenance of its pipeline.
California Public Utilities Code Section 616
A telephone corporation may condemn any property necessary for the construction and maintenance of its telephone line.
California Public Utilities Code Section 616.1
Notwithstanding Section 616, a telephone corporation may not condemn any property on an airport owned by a city and county, and located in another...
California Public Utilities Code Section 617
A telegraph corporation may condemn any property necessary for the construction and maintenance of its telegraph line.
California Public Utilities Code Section 618
A water corporation may condemn any property necessary for the construction and maintenance of its water system.
California Public Utilities Code Section 619
A wharfinger may condemn any property necessary for the construction and maintenance of facilities for the receipt or discharge of freight or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 620
A common carrier, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 211, may condemn any property necessary for the construction and maintenance of facilities
California Public Utilities Code Section 621
A street railroad corporation may condemn any property necessary for the construction and maintenance of its street railroad.
California Public Utilities Code Section 622
(a) As used in this section, "motor carrier" means: A passenger stage corporation as defined in Section 226. (b) As used in this section,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 623
A warehouseman may condemn any property necessary for the construction and maintenance of its facilities for storing property.
California Public Utilities Code Section 624
A sewer system corporation may condemn any property necessary for the construction and maintenance of its sewer system.
California Public Utilities Code Section 625
(a) (1) (A) For the purpose of this article, except as specified in paragraph (4), a public utility that offers competitive services may not condemn...
California Public Utilities Code Section 626
On or after January 1, 2000, a public utility may not enter into any exclusive access agreement with the owner or lessor of, or a person controlling...
California Public Utilities Code Section 631
In addition to the requirements of Article 1 (commencing with Section 1001) of Chapter 5 and any other provisions of law, the commission shall...
California Public Utilities Code Section 632
For purposes of entering into contracts for consultant or advisory services, the requirements of Sections 11042 and 14615 of the Government Code and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 635
In a long-term plan adopted by an electrical corporation or in a procurement plan implemented by a local publicly owned electric utility, the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 701
The commission may supervise and regulate every public utility in the State and may do all things, whether specifically designated in this part or in
California Public Utilities Code Section 701.1
(a) The Legislature finds and declares that, in addition to other ratepayer protection objectives, a principal goal of electric and natural gas...
California Public Utilities Code Section 701.3
Until the commission completes an electric generation procurement methodology that values the environmental and diversity costs and benefits...
California Public Utilities Code Section 701.4
It is the policy of the state and the intent of the Legislature that state and municipal electric resource acquisition programs recognize and include
California Public Utilities Code Section 701.5
With respect to financing arrangements which are established after January 1, 1988, no electrical, gas, or telephone corporation, whose rates are set
California Public Utilities Code Section 701.6
(a) The commission may authorize gas and electrical corporations to include in ratepayer-supported research and development programs, activities that
California Public Utilities Code Section 701.8
(a) To ensure that electrical corporations do not operate their transmission and distribution monopolies in a manner that impedes the ability of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 701.10
The policy of the State of California is that rates and charges established by the commission for water service provided by water corporations shall...
California Public Utilities Code Section 702
Every public utility shall obey and comply with every order, decision, direction, or rule made or prescribed by the commission in the matters...
California Public Utilities Code Section 703
The commission may investigate all existing or proposed interstate rates, fares, tolls, charges, and classifications, and all rules and practices in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 704
Except as otherwise provided in this section, no foreign corporation, other than those which by compliance with the laws of this State are entitled...
California Public Utilities Code Section 705
Whenever in Articles 2 (commencing with Section 726), 3 (commencing with Section 761), and 4 (commencing with Section 791) a hearing by the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 708
The commission shall require every electrical, gas, and telephone corporation to prepare and issue to every employee who, in the course of his or her
California Public Utilities Code Section 708.3
Whenever a business transaction of an electrical, gas, water corporation with 10,000 or more service connections, or telephone corporation is such...
California Public Utilities Code Section 709
The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the policies for telecommunications in California are as follows: (a) To continue our universal...
California Public Utilities Code Section 709.2
(a) The commission shall authorize fully open competition for intrastate interexchange telecommunications service, otherwise known as intrastate...
California Public Utilities Code Section 709.5
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that all telecommunications markets subject to commission jurisdiction be opened to competition not later...
California Public Utilities Code Section 709.6
Not later than January 1, 2000, the commission shall commence a proceeding to consider whether to establish a new regulatory framework that does all...
California Public Utilities Code Section 709.7
(a) This section shall be known and may be cited as the California High Speed Internet Access Act of 1999. (b) The Public Utilities Commission...
California Public Utilities Code Section 727
It is the policy of the state that the use of all waterways, ports, and harbors of this state shall be encouraged, and to that end the commission is...
California Public Utilities Code Section 727.5
(a) In establishing rates for water service, the commission shall consider, and may establish, separate charges for costs associated with customer...
California Public Utilities Code Section 728
Whenever the commission, after a hearing, finds that the rates or classifications, demanded, observed, charged, or collected by any public utility...
California Public Utilities Code Section 728.1
(a) For purposes of this section, "plant held for future use account" means account number 105 of the Uniform System of Accounts Prescribed for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 728.2
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the commission shall have no jurisdiction or control over classified telephone directories or commercial...
California Public Utilities Code Section 728.3
(a) No telephone corporation operating within a service area shall remove any public telephone unless it has posted on the public telephone for not...
California Public Utilities Code Section 728.4
A telephone corporation shall list a telephone number as the number for a facsimile machine in its alphabetical or classified directory only if...
California Public Utilities Code Section 728.5
(a) The commission may establish rates or charges for the transportation of passengers and freight by railroads and other transportation companies,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 728.7
(a) Prior to authorizing any change in the amount of the payment required of a telephone corporation which provides service between service areas to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 729
The commission may, upon a hearing, investigate a single rate, classification, rule, contract, or practice, or any number thereof, or the entire...
California Public Utilities Code Section 729.5
A public utility, other than one-way radio paging services, shall not change a group of customers from one rate schedule to another rate schedule, if
California Public Utilities Code Section 730
(a) The commission shall, upon a hearing, determine the kind and character of facilities and the extent of the operation thereof, necessary...
California Public Utilities Code Section 730.3
The commission shall notify every state and local public agency and corporation operating a passenger transit system making a written request for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 730.7
In determining reimbursement to railroad corporations for the operation of rail passenger service, the commission shall not exceed that compensation...
California Public Utilities Code Section 730.8
Whenever a state agency files with the commission an application for an increase in rates or fares or for any change in the level of service for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 732
(a) Whenever the commission, after a hearing finds that the rates, fares, or charges in force over two or more common carriers, between any two...
California Public Utilities Code Section 733
(a) If the common carriers do not agree upon the division between them of the joint rates, fares, or charges established by the commission over...
California Public Utilities Code Section 734
When complaint has been made to the commission concerning any rate for any product or commodity furnished or service performed by any public utility,
California Public Utilities Code Section 735
If the public utility does not comply with the order for the payment of reparation within the time specified in the order, suit may be instituted in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 736
All complaints for damages resulting from the violation of any of the provisions of Sections 494 or 532 shall either be filed with the commission,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 737
All complaints for the collection of the lawful tariff charges or any part thereof, of public utilities may be filed in any court of competent...
California Public Utilities Code Section 737.3
(a) (1) A highway carrier, as defined by subdivision (c), a freight forwarder, a party representing a carrier or freight forwarder, or an assignee of
California Public Utilities Code Section 738
For the purpose of Sections 734 to 737, inclusive, the cause of action shall accrue upon the delivery or tender of delivery of the shipment or the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 738.6
In establishing rates for a public utility operating any portion of its line, plant, or system within a federally designated nonattainment area, the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 739
(a) As used in this section: (1) "Baseline quantity" means a quantity of electricity or gas allocated by the commission for residential customers...
California Public Utilities Code Section 739.1
(a) The commission shall establish a program of assistance to low-income electric and gas customers, the cost of which shall not be borne solely by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 739.2
(a) The commission's program of assistance to low-income electric and gas customers shall also include the following facilities, provided the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 739.3
(a) The commission shall develop, implement, and maintain a suitable program to establish a fair and equitable local rate structure aided by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 739.4
(a) Any natural gas customer who enrolls in the CARE program after the effective date of this section, but before October 1, 2001, shall receive the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 739.5
(a) The commission shall require that, whenever gas or electric service, or both, is provided by a master-meter customer to users who are tenants of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 739.6
The commission shall establish rates using cost allocation principles that fairly and reasonably assign to different customer classes the costs of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 739.7
In establishing residential rates, the commission shall retain an appropriate inverted rate structure. If the commission increases baseline rates...
California Public Utilities Code Section 739.8
(a) Access to an adequate supply of healthful water is a basic necessity of human life, and shall be made available to all residents of California at
California Public Utilities Code Section 739.10
The commission shall ensure that errors in estimates of demand elasticity or sales do not result in material over or undercollections of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 740
For purposes of setting the rates to be charged by every electrical corporation, gas corporation, heat corporation or telephone corporation for the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 740.1
The commission shall consider the following guidelines in evaluating the research, development, and demonstration programs proposed by electrical and
California Public Utilities Code Section 740.3
(a) The commission, in cooperation with the State Energy Conservation and Development Commission, the State Air Resources Board, air quality...
California Public Utilities Code Section 740.4
(a) The commission shall authorize public utilities to engage in programs to encourage economic development. (b) Reasonable expenses for economic...
California Public Utilities Code Section 740.6
(a) The commission may authorize investor-owned gas and electric utilities to match grants provided to nonprofit agencies and local governments to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 740.7
Interruptible service or curtailment programs adopted by the commission shall assure that the programs allow customers to aggregate multiple accounts
California Public Utilities Code Section 740.8
As used in Section 740.3, "interests" of ratepayers, short- or long-term, mean direct benefits that are specific to ratepayers in the form of safer,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 740.9
(a) Any optional binding mandatory curtailment program adopted by the commission that exempts customers from Stage 3 rotating outages in exchange for
California Public Utilities Code Section 740.10
(a) Each public utility electrical corporation shall develop and offer its customers, on or before May 30, 2001, the opportunity to participate, in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 740.11
In recognition of the fact that agricultural and water supplier customers necessarily have high electricity usage during peak summer demand periods,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 741
Every owner or operator of coin-activated telephones available for public use, other than a telephone corporation, which, as part of the service...
California Public Utilities Code Section 741.1
Every nonpublic utility provider of telephone services, including, but not limited to, a hotel, motel, hospital, or university, which imposes charges
California Public Utilities Code Section 741.2
(a) No nonpublic utility provider of telephone services, including, but not limited to, a hotel, motel, hospital, university, or similar place of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 741.3
The commission shall, by rule or order, adopt and enforce operating requirements applicable to operator-assisted telephone services, whether...
California Public Utilities Code Section 742
(a) The commission shall, by rule or order, adopt and enforce operating requirements for coin-activated and credit card-activated telephones...
California Public Utilities Code Section 742.1
(a) The commission shall, by rule or order, adopt and enforce operating requirements for every corporation or person, other than a telephone...
California Public Utilities Code Section 742.3
The commission shall, by rule or order, adopt and enforce an operating requirement for coin-activated and credit card-activated telephones available...
California Public Utilities Code Section 742.5
(a) No telephone corporation which operates within a service area shall provide billing and collection services for either of the following: (1)...
California Public Utilities Code Section 743
(a) As used in this section, "steel producer" means a producer of steel products in California which in 1981 or any subsequent year produced at least
California Public Utilities Code Section 743.1
(a) Electrical corporations shall offer optional interruptible or curtailable service programs, using pricing incentives for participation in these...
California Public Utilities Code Section 743.3
(a) Beginning January 15, 2002, and at least once monthly thereafter, an electrical corporation shall notify each air pollution control district and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 744
(a) As used in this section, "agricultural producer" means any person or corporation whose principal purpose is the agrarian production of food or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 744.5
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Public Utilities Commission shall, as soon as is practicable after the operative date of the act...
California Public Utilities Code Section 747
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the commission reduce rates for electricity and natural gas to the lowest amount possible. (b) The...
California Public Utilities Code Section 747.5
The commission shall review its policies concerning pricing of utility service and shall assess whether the pricing policies promote the pursuit of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 749
Public utilities shall develop programs in cooperation with local school districts in reducing their electricity and gas bills through conservation...
California Public Utilities Code Section 755
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that: (1) An electrical, gas, or water corporation that offers customers credit card or debit card payment
California Public Utilities Code Section 758
(a) The commission shall allow an electrical corporation to recover in rates amounts assessed to the utility pursuant to Section 8610.5 of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 761
Whenever the commission, after a hearing, finds that the rules, practices, equipment, appliances, facilities, or service of any public utility, or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 761.3
(a) Notwithstanding subdivision (g) of Section 216 and subdivision (c) of Section 218.5, the commission shall implement and enforce standards for the
California Public Utilities Code Section 761.5
(a) Where the commission determines that it would be cost-effective, the commission shall authorize electrical and gas corporations to participate in
California Public Utilities Code Section 762
Whenever the commission, after a hearing, finds that additions, extensions, repairs, or improvements to, or changes in, the existing plant,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 762.5
The commission, as a basis for making any order pursuant to the provisions of Section 762 relating to location of structures, shall give...
California Public Utilities Code Section 763
(a) Whenever the commission, after a hearing, finds that any railroad corporation or street railroad corporation does not run a sufficient number of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 765.5
(a) The purpose of this section is to provide that the commission takes all appropriate action necessary to ensure the safe operation of railroads in
California Public Utilities Code Section 765.6
The commission shall report to the Legislature on the compliance with the requirements of Section 765.5, as added by Chapter 763 of the Statutes of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 765.7
The commission, in conjunction with the California Environmental Protection Agency, shall request, no later than July 1, 1992, the appropriate...
California Public Utilities Code Section 765.9
Federal funds available to the commission for rail safety inspection and enforcement purposes shall be allocated to eligible passenger and freight...
California Public Utilities Code Section 766
Whenever the commission, after a hearing finds that a physical connection can reasonably be made between the lines of two or more telephone...
California Public Utilities Code Section 766.5
The commission shall investigate the practices of every telephone corporation in billing its subscribers for telephone calls, including, but not...
California Public Utilities Code Section 767
Whenever the commission, after a hearing had upon its own motion or upon complaint of a public utility affected, finds that public convenience and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 767.5
(a) As used in this section: (1) "Public utility" includes any person, firm, or corporation, except a publicly owned public utility, which owns or
California Public Utilities Code Section 767.7
(a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (1) The Legislature has encouraged, and continues to encourage, the rapid and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 768
The commission may, after a hearing, require every public utility to construct, maintain, and operate its line, plant, system, equipment, apparatus,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 768.5
The commission may, after a hearing, by general or special orders, rules, or otherwise, require every cable television corporation to construct,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 770
The commission may after hearing: (a) Ascertain and fix just and reasonable standards, classifications, regulations, practices, measurements, or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 771
The commissioners and their officers and employees may enter upon any premises occupied by any public utility, for the purpose of making the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 772
Any consumer or user of any product, commodity, or service of a public utility may have any appliance used in the measurement thereof tested upon...
California Public Utilities Code Section 773
Section 4200 of the Government Code shall not apply to a public utility under the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission of the State of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 774
No water corporation which has undertaken to provide fire protection service, nor any employee of such corporation acting in the course and scope of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 775
Whenever an electric or gas corporation sells fuel oil which is, or is reasonably expected to be, useful in the performance of its public utility...
California Public Utilities Code Section 776
(a) The commission shall, in a single rulemaking or other appropriate proceeding, not to exceed 18 months in duration, consider the need for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 777
(a) Whenever an electrical, gas, heat, or water corporation furnishes individually metered residential service to residential occupants in a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 777.1
(a) Whenever an electrical, gas, heat, or water corporation furnishes residential service to residential occupants through a master meter in a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 778
The commission shall adopt rules and regulations, which shall become effective on July 1, 1977, relating to safety appliances and procedures for rail
California Public Utilities Code Section 779
(a) No electrical, gas, heat, or water corporation may terminate residential service for nonpayment of a delinquent account unless the corporation...
California Public Utilities Code Section 779.1
(a) Every electrical, gas, heat, or water corporation shall allow every residential customer at least 19 days from the date of mailing its bill for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 779.2
(a) No electrical, gas, heat, telephone, or water corporation may terminate residential service for nonpayment of any delinquent account or other...
California Public Utilities Code Section 779.5
The decision of an electrical, gas, heat, telephone, or water corporation to require a new residential applicant to deposit a sum of money with the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 780
No electrical, gas, heat, or water corporation shall, by reason of delinquency in the payment of its charges, terminate service on any Saturday,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 780.5
The commission shall require every residential unit in an apartment house or similar multiunit residential structure, condominium, and mobilehome...
California Public Utilities Code Section 781
The commission shall not require any water corporation which furnishes water for residential use through five or more service connections or which...
California Public Utilities Code Section 782
In order to encourage the development of geothermal resources in the State of California, the commission may, upon a complaint by a geothermal energy
California Public Utilities Code Section 783
(a) The commission shall continue to enforce the rules governing the extension of service by gas and electrical corporations to new residential,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 785
(a) To the extent consistent with federal law and regulation and contractual obligations regarding other available gas, the commission shall, in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 785.1
(a) The commission shall require, after a hearing, every gas corporation to revise its transportation tariffs and conditions of service to eliminate...
California Public Utilities Code Section 785.2
The commission shall investigate, as part of the rate proceeding for any gas corporation, impediments to the in-state production and storage of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 785.5
(a) The commission shall require every gas corporation to adopt and pursue purchasing and procurement practices which assure its customers the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 785.7
(a) No gas corporation shall charge, directly or indirectly, a higher rate for the transportation of gas produced in this state than for the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 786
(a) On or before March 1, 1984, and annually thereafter, every telephone corporation operating within a service area shall issue to each of its...
California Public Utilities Code Section 787
(a) Any public utility, or its contractor, to whom an excavation permit has been issued by any local agency for the installation, removal,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 788
(a) This section applies only to a telephone corporation that is a provider of local exchange service. (b) On or before March 1, 1992, and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 789
This article shall be known and may be cited as the Water Utility Infrastructure Improvement Act of 1995.
California Public Utilities Code Section 789.1
The Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (a) Water corporations currently are faced with, and will continue to be faced with,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 790
(a) Whenever a water corporation sells any real property that was at any time, but is no longer, necessary or useful in the performance of the water...
California Public Utilities Code Section 790.1
In any proceeding pending after January 1, 1996, the commission shall apply this article in its consideration of any matter concerning the sale by a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 791
Each public utility shall have an office in a county of this State in which its property or some portion thereof is located and shall keep in that...
California Public Utilities Code Section 792
The commission may establish a system of accounts to be kept by the public utilities subject to its jurisdiction, or classify such public utilities...
California Public Utilities Code Section 792.5
Whenever the commission authorizes any change in rates reflecting and passing through to customers specific changes in costs, except rates set for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 793
The system of accounts and the forms of accounts, records, and memoranda prescribed by the commission for corporations subject to the regulatory...
California Public Utilities Code Section 794
The commission may, after notice, and hearing if requested within 15 days after receipt of notice, prescribe by order the accounts in which...
California Public Utilities Code Section 795
The commission may, after hearing if requested, require any or all public utilities to carry a proper and adequate depreciation account in the form...
California Public Utilities Code Section 796
(a) The commission shall disallow, for purposes of setting the rates to be charged by any electrical, gas, or heat corporation for the services or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 797
The commission shall periodically audit all significant transactions, as specified by the commission, between an electrical, gas, or telephone...
California Public Utilities Code Section 798
(a) Whenever the commission finds and determines that any electrical, gas, or telephone corporation has willfully made an imprudent payment to, or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 799
(a) With respect to all taxes enacted by any local jurisdiction, including any city, county, or city and county, including a chartered city or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 816
The power of public utilities to issue stocks and stock certificates or other evidence of interest or ownership and bonds, notes, and other evidences
California Public Utilities Code Section 816.5
Nothing in this article or in Article 6 (commencing with Section 851) requires a common carrier by railroad subject to the Interstate Commerce Act...
California Public Utilities Code Section 817
A public utility may issue stocks and stock certificates or other evidence of interest or ownership, and bonds, notes, and other evidences of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 818
No public utility may issue stocks and stock certificates, or other evidence of interest or ownership, or bonds, notes, or other evidences of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 819
To enable it to determine whether it will issue the order, the commission may hold a hearing and may make such additional inquiry or investigation,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 820
The commission shall have no power to authorize the capitalization of the right to be a corporation, or the capitalization of any franchise or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 821
Subject to the provisions of this article, any public utility may issue bonds, or other interest bearing securities maturing at periods of more than...
California Public Utilities Code Section 822
Pursuant to this part the commission may, upon an application for an order to issue stocks, bonds, debentures, notes, or other securities or to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 823
(a) No public utility shall, without the consent of the commission, apply any part of the issue of any stock or stock certificate or other evidence...
California Public Utilities Code Section 824
The commission may require public utilities to account for the disposition of the proceeds of all sales of stocks and stock certificates or other...
California Public Utilities Code Section 825
All stock and every stock certificate or other evidence of interest or ownership, and every bond, note, or other evidence of indebtedness, of a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 826
Every public utility which, directly or indirectly issues or causes to be issued, any stock or stock certificate or other evidence of interest or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 827
Every officer, agent, or employee of a public utility, and every other person is guilty of a felony who does any of the following acts: (a)...
California Public Utilities Code Section 828
No provision of this part, and no act done or performed under or in connection therewith, shall obligate the State to pay or guarantee, in any manner
California Public Utilities Code Section 829
(a) This article shall not apply to any person or corporation which transacts no business subject to regulation under this part, except performing...
California Public Utilities Code Section 830
No public utility shall assume any obligation or liability as guarantor, endorser, surety, or otherwise in respect of the securities of any other...
California Public Utilities Code Section 840
For the purposes of this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings: (a) "Bank" means the California Infrastructure and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 841
(a) An electrical corporation shall, by June 1, 1997, and may from time to time thereafter apply to the commission for a determination that certain...
California Public Utilities Code Section 842
(a) Financing entities may issue rate reduction bonds upon approval by the commission in the pertinent financing orders. Rate reduction bonds shall...
California Public Utilities Code Section 843
(a) A security interest in transition property is valid, is enforceable against the pledgor and third parties, subject to the rights of any third...
California Public Utilities Code Section 844
(a) A transfer of transition property by an electrical corporation to an affiliate or to a financing entity, or by an affiliate of an electrical...
California Public Utilities Code Section 845
Any successor to the electrical corporation, whether pursuant to any bankruptcy, reorganization, or other insolvency proceeding, or pursuant to any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 846
The authority of the commission to issue financing orders pursuant to Section 841 shall expire on December 31, 2015. The expiration of the authority
California Public Utilities Code Section 846.2
(a) Notwithstanding subdivision (c) of Section 841, for any electrical corporation that ended its rate freeze period described in subdivision (a) of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 847
Regulations adopted to implement this article shall not be subject to the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340)...
California Public Utilities Code Section 848
For the purposes of this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings: (a) "Consumer" means any individual, governmental body,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 848.1
(a) No later than 120 days after the effective date of this article, and from time to time thereafter, the recovery corporation shall apply to the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 848.2
(a) The financing entity may issue recovery bonds upon approval by the commission in the pertinent financing orders. Recovery bonds shall be...
California Public Utilities Code Section 848.3
(a) A security interest in recovery property is valid, is enforceable against the pledgor and third parties, subject to the rights of any third...
California Public Utilities Code Section 848.4
(a) A transfer of recovery property by the recovery corporation to an affiliate or to a financing entity, or by an affiliate of the recovery...
California Public Utilities Code Section 848.5
Any successor to the recovery corporation, whether pursuant to any bankruptcy, reorganization, or other insolvency proceeding, or pursuant to any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 848.6
The authority of the commission to issue financing orders pursuant to Section 848.1 shall expire on December 31, 2006. The expiration of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 848.7
Notwithstanding subdivision (g) of Section 848.1, the commission shall credit ratepayers, in a manner to be determined by the commission, with the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 848.8
Notwithstanding any other law, regulations adopted to implement this article are not subject to the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative...
California Public Utilities Code Section 851
No public utility other than a common carrier by railroad subject to Part I of the Interstate Commerce Act ( 49 U.S.C. Sec. 10101 et seq.) shall...
California Public Utilities Code Section 852
No public utility, and no subsidiary or affiliate of, or corporation holding a controlling interest in, a public utility, shall purchase or acquire,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 853
(a) This article does not apply to any person or corporation which transacts no business subject to regulation under this part, except performing...
California Public Utilities Code Section 854
(a) No person or corporation, whether or not organized under the laws of this state, shall merge, acquire, or control either directly or indirectly...
California Public Utilities Code Section 855
Whenever the commission determines, after notice and hearing, that any water or sewer system corporation is unable or unwilling to adequately serve...
California Public Utilities Code Section 856
Every officer, agent, or employee of a public utility, or of a subsidiary or affiliate of, or a corporation holding a controlling interest in, a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 861
(a) As used in this section, "special law water district" means the Santa Clara Valley Water District and the Yuba-Bear River Basin Authority and, if
California Public Utilities Code Section 871
This article shall be known and may be cited as the Moore Universal Telephone Service Act.
California Public Utilities Code Section 871.5
The Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (a) The offering of high quality basic telephone service at affordable rates to the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 871.7
The Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (a) The Moore Universal Telephone Service Act, enacted in 1987, was intended to offer...
California Public Utilities Code Section 872
As used in this article, "residential" means residential use and excludes industrial, commercial, and every other category of end use.
California Public Utilities Code Section 873
(a) The commission shall annually do all of the following: (1) Designate a class of lifeline service necessary to meet minimum residential...
California Public Utilities Code Section 874
The lifeline telephone service rates and charges shall be as follows: (a) In a residential subscriber's service area where measured service is not
California Public Utilities Code Section 875
(a) In addition to Section 874, every lifeline telephone service subscriber shall be given an allowance, reduced by the amount of any credit or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 876
The commission shall require every telephone corporation providing telephone service within a service area to file a schedule of rates and charges...
California Public Utilities Code Section 877
Nothing in this article precludes the commission from changing any rate established pursuant to Section 873, either specifically or pursuant to any
California Public Utilities Code Section 878
A lifeline telephone service subscriber shall be provided with one single party line at his or her principal place of residence, and no other member...
California Public Utilities Code Section 879
(a) The commission shall, at least annually, initiate a proceeding to set rates for lifeline telephone service. All telephone corporations providing
California Public Utilities Code Section 879.5
Notwithstanding Section 879, the commission shall issue its initial order adopting required rates and funding requirements not later than October 31,
California Public Utilities Code Section 880
The commission may determine any question of fact in its administration of this article.
California Public Utilities Code Section 882
(a) The Public Utilities Commission shall, as soon as practicable, open a proceeding or proceedings to, or as part of existing proceedings shall,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 883
(a) The commission shall, on or before February 1, 2001, issue an order initiating an investigation and opening a proceeding to examine the current...
California Public Utilities Code Section 884
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that any program administered by the commission that addresses the inequality of access to high-speed...
California Public Utilities Code Section 884.5
(a) This section shall apply to all customers eligible to receive discounts for telecommunications services under the federal Universal Service...
California Public Utilities Code Section 885
(a) Any entity offering the services of telephone prepaid debit cards is subject to the registration requirements of Section 1013, commencing January
California Public Utilities Code Section 886
Entities that are required to register, but have failed to do so, or entities that are denied registration by the commission, shall not offer the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 887
The commission may enforce the standards and requirements of Section 17538.9 of the Business and Professions Code.
California Public Utilities Code Section 890
(a) On and after January 1, 2001, there shall be imposed a surcharge on all natural gas consumed in this state. The commission shall establish a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 891
(a) "Gas utility" means any public utility gas corporation or interstate pipeline as defined in this section. (b) "Public utility gas corporation"
California Public Utilities Code Section 892
The revenue from the surcharge imposed pursuant to this article and collected by a public utility gas corporation shall be paid to the State Board of
California Public Utilities Code Section 892.1
The surcharges imposed by this part and the amounts thereof required to be collected by public utility gas corporations are due quarterly on or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 892.2
On or before the last day of the month following each calendar quarter, a return for the preceding quarterly period shall be filed with the State...
California Public Utilities Code Section 893
The State Board of Equalization shall administer the surcharge imposed pursuant to this article in accordance with the Fee Collection Procedures Law...
California Public Utilities Code Section 894
The State Board of Equalization may collect any unpaid surcharge imposed pursuant to this article.
California Public Utilities Code Section 895
Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, moneys in the Gas Consumption Surcharge Fund are continuously appropriated, without regard to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 896
"Consumption" means the use or employment of natural gas. Consumption does not include the use or employment of natural gas to generate power for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 897
Nothing in this article impairs the rights and obligations of parties to contracts approved by the commission, as the rights and obligations were...
California Public Utilities Code Section 898
Notwithstanding Section 890, a municipality, district, or public agency that offers in published tariffs home weatherization services, rate...
California Public Utilities Code Section 899
Sections 890 and 892 do not apply to any gas customer of a municipality, district, or public agency exempted by Section 898 from collecting a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 900
The commission shall determine the most efficient and cost-effective way to provide programs pursuant to Sections 739.1, 739.2, and 2790 in a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1001
No railroad corporation whose railroad is operated primarily by electric energy, street railroad corporation, gas corporation, electrical...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1001.5
(a) The commission shall exempt the construction of any line, plant, or system, or extension thereof, located outside the boundaries of the state...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1002
(a) The commission, as a basis for granting any certificate pursuant to Section 1001 shall give consideration to the following factors: (1)...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1002.3
In considering an application for a certificate for an electric transmission facility pursuant to Section 1001, the commission shall consider...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1002.5
In issuing a certificate of convenience and necessity for additional natural gas pipeline capacity proposed for construction within this state, the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1003
Every electrical and every gas corporation submitting an application to the commission for a certificate authorizing the new construction of any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1003.5
Every electrical and gas corporation submitting an application to the commission for a certificate authorizing the new construction of an electric...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1004
Before any certificate may issue, under this article, a certified copy of its articles of incorporation or charter, if the applicant is a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1005
(a) The commission may, with or without hearing, issue the certificate as prayed for, or refuse to issue it, or issue it for the construction of a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1005.5
(a) Whenever the commission issues to an electrical or gas corporation a certificate authorizing the new construction of any addition to or extension
California Public Utilities Code Section 1006
When a complaint has been filed with the commission alleging that a public utility of the class specified in Section 1001 is engaged or is about to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1006.5
The commission may, after notice and hearing, prior to authorizing any water or sewer system corporation having annual gross operating revenues under
California Public Utilities Code Section 1007
No corporation or person shall begin to operate or cause to be operated any vessel for the transportation of persons or property, for compensation,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1007.5
The commission, in the exercise of the jurisdiction conferred upon it by the Constitution of the state and by this part, and consistent with Section...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1008
Any municipal corporation or port district operating or maintaining a port may apply to the commission for the issuance of a certificate of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1009
Any right, privilege, franchise, or permit held, owned or obtained by any person or corporation for the operation of vessels between points in this...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1011
The provisions of this article are enacted under the State's reserved power over public utilities or corporations, or both, as the case may be, for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1013
(a) The commission may by rule or order, partially or completely exempt certain telecommunications services offered by telephone and telegraph...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1031
(a) No passenger stage corporation shall operate or cause to be operated any passenger stage over any public highway in this state without first...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1031.5
The commission shall not issue or authorize the transfer of any certificate under this article to any person, firm, or corporation or to any officer...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1032
(a) Every applicant for a certificate or transfer of a certificate shall file in the office of the commission an application therefor in the form...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1032.1
(a) The commission shall not issue or transfer a certificate of public convenience and necessity pursuant to this article unless the applicant...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1032.5
The commission shall issue a certificate pursuant to this article to every passenger stage corporation which conducts intrastate passenger...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1033
The commission, in the exercise of the jurisdiction conferred upon it by the Constitution of this State and by this part, may grant certificates of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1033.5
(a) The commission may, at any time for good cause, suspend an operating right acquired by virtue of operations conducted on July 29, 1927, or a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1033.7
(a) Upon receipt of a written recommendation from the Department of the California Highway Patrol that the certificate of a passenger stage...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1033.8
(a) Upon receipt of a stop order issued by the Director of Industrial Relations pursuant to Section 3710.1 of the Labor Code, the commission shall...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1034
When a complaint has been filed with the commission alleging that any passenger stage is being operated without a certificate of public convenience...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1034.5
Every corporation or person who knowingly and willfully issues, publishes, or affixes, or causes or permits the issuance, publishing, or affixing, of
California Public Utilities Code Section 1035
Whether or not any stage, auto stage, or other motor vehicle is being, or is proposed to be operated as a passenger stage corporation "between fixed...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1036
(a) Each application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity made under this article shall be accompanied by a fee of five hundred...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1037
Every passenger stage corporation which violates any provision of this article, or aids or abets, or without being present advises or encourages any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1038
The interior of every passenger stage operated for hire in this State shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.
California Public Utilities Code Section 1038.5
A passenger stage corporation shall not operate any motor vehicle on a public highway unless there is displayed on the vehicle a distinctive...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1039
In every written or oral advertisement of the service it offers, every passenger stage corporation shall state the number of its certificate or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1040
The commission shall, in issuing a certificate pursuant to this article, require the passenger stage corporation to procure, and to continue in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1041
It is unlawful for the owner of a passenger stage employing or otherwise directing the driver of the passenger stage to permit the operation of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1042
(a) Every passenger stage corporation shall furnish the commission annually, as specified by the commission, a list, prepared under oath, of all...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1043
Every passenger stage corporation earning over three hundred fifty thousand dollars ($350,000) in annual gross operating revenue shall, under oath,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1044
When the executive director of the commission determines that any passenger stage corporation, or any officer, director, or agent of any passenger...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1045
After the cancellation or revocation of a certificate, or during the period of its suspension, it is unlawful for a passenger stage corporation to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1091
In addition to the requirements of Article 1 (commencing with Section 1001) and any other provision of law, every electrical and every gas...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1092
Whenever application is made to the commission for certification of an electric or gas plant, line, or extension subject to this article, the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1093
(a) The construction project board of consultants shall consist of eminently qualified and highly experienced design, construction, and project...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1094
The members of the construction project board of consultants shall receive fees and expenses from the commission. The corporation whose project the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1095
The corporation shall provide the construction project board of consultants with all information the board determines necessary for its evaluation of
California Public Utilities Code Section 1096
The construction project board of consultants shall evaluate the design, construction, project management, and economic soundness of the project as...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1097
(a) For purposes of assisting the construction project board of consultants in monitoring project construction, the corporation shall submit the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1098
Throughout the design and construction process, the corporation shall submit quarterly progress reports to the commission and the construction...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1099
Upon completion of the project and commencement of operations, the construction project board of consultants shall submit a final report of its...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1100
The commission and the corporation shall give full consideration to all reports, findings, and recommendations of the construction project board of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1101
No provision of this article shall be construed to relieve an electrical or gas corporation of any responsibility for the construction or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1102
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, and in addition to the requirements of Article 1 (commencing with Section 1001), an...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1201
No public road, highway, or street shall be constructed across the track of any railroad corporation at grade, nor shall the track of any railroad...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1201.1
The commission, in consultation with the Department of Transportation, shall adopt rules and regulations prescribing uniform standards regarding the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1202
The commission has the exclusive power: (a) To determine and prescribe the manner, including the particular point of crossing, and the terms of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1202.1
In any proceeding under Section 1202, where the application to the commission states that the parties are not in agreement as to apportionment of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1202.2
In apportioning the cost of maintenance of automatic grade-crossing protection constructed or altered after October 1, 1965 under Section 1202, as...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1202.3
Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, in any proceeding under Section 1202, in the case of a crossing involving a publicly used road...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1202.5
In prescribing the proportions in which the expense of construction, reconstruction, alteration, or relocation of grade separations shall be divided...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1202.6
Any municipal corporation, transit district, rapid transit district, or other public entity which provides rail passenger transportation services...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1202.7
Whenever existing automatic grade-crossing safety signal equipment that was installed within the previous 10 years is planned for removal due to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1203
Each corporation and political subdivision to which any of the expense is apportioned shall pay from the funds available therefor in its treasury the
California Public Utilities Code Section 1204
If the legislative body of the political subdivision determines that special benefits will accrue from the separation of grades to one or more...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1205
If any order of the commission provides for the payment of a portion of the cost of any such grade separation by a political subdivision without...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1206
The commission may fix the just compensation to be paid for property or any interest in or to property to be taken or damaged in the separation of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1207
Proceedings under Section 1206 may be commenced by order on the commission's own motion or by a petition filed by the State, county, city and county,
California Public Utilities Code Section 1208
Upon the filing of the petition or the making of the order on the commission's own motion, the commission shall make its order to show cause. The...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1209
Personal service shall be made in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure or by depositing a copy of the order to show cause...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1210
If any owner or claimant named in the petition or order on the commission's own motion resides out of the State or has departed from the State or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1211
Within 10 days prior to the time set for the first hearing on the petition or order on the commission's own motion, which time shall be not less than
California Public Utilities Code Section 1212
The commission at any time subsequent to the filing of the petition, and prior to making and filing its finding of just compensation, may authorize...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1213
At the time and place specified in the order to show cause, or at such other time and place as, for good cause, is otherwise ordered by the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1214
The commission shall also make its order designating the party or parties to the proceeding who shall pay the just compensation so fixed, or any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1215
When the just compensation has been paid in accordance with the commission's order, the commission shall make its final order of condemnation which...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1216
(a) The finding of the commission on the question of the necessity for the taking and the finding fixing the just compensation to be paid for any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1217
The procedure provided in this chapter shall be alternative and cumulative and not exclusive to the right to pursue any other procedure providing for
California Public Utilities Code Section 1218
Nothing in this chapter shall entitle any owner or claimant of property and interest in or to property to receive damages when the right to receive...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1219
The Legislature declares that Sections 1201 to 1205, inclusive, are enacted as germane and cognate parts of and as aids to the jurisdiction vested in
California Public Utilities Code Section 1220
The Legislature declares that Sections 1206 to 1218, inclusive, are enacted as a germane and cognate part of and as an aid to the jurisdiction of the
California Public Utilities Code Section 1231
The commission shall allocate and expend any money which may be appropriated, from the State Highway Account in the State Transportation Fund or any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1231.1
In each annual proposed budget prepared by the Department of Transportation under Section 165 of the Streets and Highways Code, the sum of one...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1232
At the time the commission makes each allocation under this chapter, it shall so certify to the State Controller. The commission shall present...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1351
The commission may ascertain for each purpose specified in this part, the value of the property of every public utility in this State and every fact...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1352
For the purpose of ascertaining the matters and things specified in Section 1351, the commission may cause a hearing to be held at such time and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1353
(a) The commission may make and file its written findings of fact upon matters concerning which evidence has been introduced before it which, in its...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1354
The commission may, from time to time, cause further hearings and investigations to be had for the purpose of making revaluations or ascertaining the
California Public Utilities Code Section 1401
As used in this chapter, "lands, property, and rights" includes a part or portion thereof.
California Public Utilities Code Section 1402
As used in this chapter, "political subdivision" means a county, city and county, city, municipal water district, county water district, irrigation...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1403
Any political subdivision may, at any time, file with the commission either a petition of the first class, setting forth the intention of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1404
Each such petition shall contain the name of the political subdivision appearing as petitioner therein, a description of the lands, property, and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1405
Upon the filing of the petition the commission shall make its order to show cause. The order shall specify the nature of the proceeding, contain a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1405.1
With respect to water corporations and water companies, the following procedures shall apply: (a) Upon the filing of the petition, the commission...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1406
Service of the order to show cause shall be made in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure or by depositing a copy of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1407
If any owner or claimant named in the petition resides out of the State or has departed from the State or cannot after due diligence be found within...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1408
Within 10 days prior to the time set for the first hearing on the petition, which time shall be not less than 30 days after the filing of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1409
At the time and place specified in the order to show cause, or at such other time and place as, for good cause, is otherwise ordered by the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1410
The commission may, at any time subsequent to the filing of the petition, and prior to making and filing its finding as to just compensation,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1411
When the proceeding has been submitted, the commission shall make and file its written finding fixing, in a single sum, the just compensation to be...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1412
Within 20 days after the commission has made and filed its finding, the owner of the lands, property, and rights may file with the legislative or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1413
In the case of a petition of the first class, if the owner does not file the stipulation within such 20 days, the political subdivision, within 60...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1414
If the political subdivision, in a petition of the first class, fails to file such action in a court of competent jurisdiction within such period of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1415
If the commission determines that the political subdivision, in case of a petition of the first class, has failed to commence the action in a court...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1416
The finding of the commission fixing the just compensation to be paid by the political subdivision for the lands, property, and rights shall be final
California Public Utilities Code Section 1417
At any time within 30 days subsequent to the entry of such judgment, the owner of the lands, property, and rights may file with the commission a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1418
After a hearing, the commission shall make and file its finding fixing, as of the date on which the finding is made and filed, the extent to which...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1419
The commission shall thereupon transmit to the court its finding, certified under the seal of the commission, fixing the extent to which the just...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1420
(a) The provisions of this part with reference to rehearing and review shall be applicable to the findings of the commission made and filed under...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1421
The procedure provided in this chapter shall be alternative and cumulative and not exclusive, and the political subdivision shall continue to have...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1501
The Legislature recognizes the substantial obligation undertaken by a privately owned public utility which is franchised under the Constitution or by
California Public Utilities Code Section 1502
(a) As used in this chapter, "political subdivision" means a county, city and county, city, municipal water district, county water district,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1503
The Legislature finds and declares that whenever a political subdivision constructs facilities to provide or extend water service, or provides or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1504
Just compensation for the property so taken for public purposes shall be as may be mutually agreed by the political subdivision and the private...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1505
The provisions of Sections 1503 and 1504 will be applicable to any private utility which constructs facilities to provide or extend water service or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1505.5
The provisions of Sections 1503 and 1504 will be applicable to any political subdivision which constructs facilities to provide or extend water...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1506
As used in this chapter, "private utility" includes a mutual water company. In its application to mutual water companies, this chapter affects and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1507
This chapter shall not be applicable if all of the following conditions are met: (a) The use is limited to the private use of reclaimed water by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1701
(a) All hearings, investigations, and proceedings shall be governed by this part and by rules of practice and procedure adopted by the commission,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1701.1
(a) The commission, consistent with due process, public policy, and statutory requirements, shall determine whether a proceeding requires a hearing.
California Public Utilities Code Section 1701.2
(a) If the commission pursuant to Section 1701.1 has determined that an adjudication case requires a hearing, the procedures prescribed by this...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1701.3
(a) If the commission pursuant to Section 1701.1 has determined that a ratesetting case requires a hearing, the procedures prescribed by this section
California Public Utilities Code Section 1701.4
(a) If the commission pursuant to Section 1701.1 has determined that a quasi-legislative case requires a hearing, the procedures prescribed by this...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1701.5
(a) Except as specified in subdivision (b), in a ratesetting or quasi-legislative case, the commission shall resolve the issues raised in the scoping
California Public Utilities Code Section 1701.6
(a) The president of the commission shall annually appear before the appropriate policy committees of the Senate and Assembly to report on the annual
California Public Utilities Code Section 1702
Complaint may be made by the commission of its own motion or by any corporation or person, chamber of commerce, board of trade, labor organization,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1702.1
(a) The commission shall entertain complaints against any electrical, gas, water, heat, or telephone company under Sections 734, 735, and 736 when...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1702.2
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), any funds entrusted to the commission by any person or corporation filing a complaint against a public...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1703
All matters upon which complaint may be founded may be joined in one hearing, and no motion shall be entertained against a complaint for misjoinder...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1704
Upon the filing of a complaint, the commission shall cause a copy thereof to be served upon the corporation or person complained of. Service in all...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1705
At the time fixed for any hearing before the commission or a commissioner, or the time to which the hearing has been continued, the complainant and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1706
A complete record of all proceedings and testimony before the commission or any commissioner on any formal hearing shall be taken down by a reporter...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1707
Any public utility may complain on any of the grounds upon which complaints are allowed to be filed by other parties, and the same procedure shall be
California Public Utilities Code Section 1708
The commission may at any time, upon notice to the parties, and with opportunity to be heard as provided in the case of complaints, rescind, alter,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1708.5
(a) The commission shall permit interested persons to petition the commission to adopt, amend, or repeal a regulation. (b) (1) The commission...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1709
In all collateral actions or proceedings, the orders and decisions of the commission which have become final shall be conclusive.
California Public Utilities Code Section 1710
No documents or records of a public utility or person or corporation which purport to be statements of fact shall be admitted into evidence or shall...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1731
(a) The commission shall set an effective date when issuing an order or decision. The commission may set the effective date of an order or decision...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1732
The application for a rehearing shall set forth specifically the ground or grounds on which the applicant considers the decision or order to be...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1733
(a) Any application for a rehearing made 10 days or more before the effective date of the order as to which a rehearing is sought, shall be either...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1734
If any application for a rehearing is granted without a suspension of the order involved, the commission shall forthwith proceed to hear the matter...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1735
An application for rehearing shall not excuse any corporation or person from complying with and obeying any order or decision, or any requirement of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1736
If, after such rehearing and a consideration of all the facts, including those arising since the making of the order or decision, the commission is...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1756
(a) Within 30 days after the commission issues its decision denying the application for a rehearing, or, if the application was granted, then within...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1756.2
In any proceeding reviewing an order or decision of the commission in the Supreme Court or court of appeal, the commission may appear and be heard as
California Public Utilities Code Section 1757
(a) No new or additional evidence shall be introduced upon review by the court. In a complaint or enforcement proceeding, or in a ratemaking or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1757.1
(a) In any proceeding other than a proceeding subject to the standard of review under Section 1757, review by the court shall not extend further than
California Public Utilities Code Section 1758
(a) The commission and each party to the action or proceeding before the commission may appear in the review proceeding. Upon the hearing the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1759
(a) No court of this state, except the Supreme Court and the court of appeal, to the extent specified in this article, shall have jurisdiction to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1760
Notwithstanding Sections 1757 and 1757.1, in any proceeding wherein the validity of any order or decision is challenged on the ground that it...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1761
(a) Any stay or suspension of an order or decision of the commission shall be granted only in accordance with this article and the rules of court.
California Public Utilities Code Section 1762
(a) Except as provided in this section, no order staying or suspending an order or decision of the commission shall be made by the Supreme Court or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1763
(a) No temporary stay shall be granted by the Supreme Court or court of appeal unless it clearly appears from specific facts shown by the verified...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1764
In case the order or decision of the commission is stayed or a temporary stay granted, the order of the Supreme Court or court of appeal shall not...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1766
(a) Under no circumstance shall the Supreme Court or court of appeal stay or suspend any order or decision by the commission authorizing an increase...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1767
All actions and proceedings under this part and all actions or proceedings to which the commission or the people of the State of California are...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1768
The following procedures shall apply to judicial review of an order or decision of the commission interpreting, implementing, or applying the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1791
Each witness who appears by order of the commission or a commissioner shall receive for his attendance the same fees and mileage allowed by law to a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1792
In case of the refusal of any witness to attend or testify or produce any papers required by a subpena issued by the commission or any commissioner,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1793
Upon the filing of the petition the court shall enter an order directing the witness to appear before the court at a time and place fixed in the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1794
The commission or any commissioner or any party may, in any investigation or hearing before the commission, cause the deposition of witnesses...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1795
No person shall be excused from testifying or from producing any book, waybill, document, paper, or account in any investigation or inquiry by or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1801
The purpose of this article is to provide compensation for reasonable advocate's fees, reasonable expert witness fees, and other reasonable costs to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1801.3
It is the intent of the Legislature that: (a) The provisions of this article shall apply to all formal proceedings of the commission involving...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1802
As used in this article: (a) "Compensation" means payment for all or part, as determined by the commission, of reasonable advocate's fees,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1802.3
A representative of a group representing the interests of small commercial customers who receive bundled electric service from an electrical...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1802.5
Participation by a customer that materially supplements, complements, or contributes to the presentation of another party, including the commission...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1803
The commission shall award reasonable advocate's fees, reasonable expert witness fees, and other reasonable costs of preparation for and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1804
(a) (1) A customer who intends to seek an award under this article shall, within 30 days after the prehearing conference is held, file and serve on...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1806
The computation of compensation awarded pursuant to Section 1804 shall take into consideration the market rates paid to persons of comparable...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1807
Any award made under this article shall be paid by the public utility which is the subject of the hearing, investigation, or proceeding, as...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1808
The commission shall deny any award to any customer who attempts to delay or obstruct the orderly and timely fulfillment of the commission's...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1812
A group or association that represents the interests of small agricultural customers in a proceeding and that would otherwise be eligible for an...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1821
As used in this article, the following definitions apply: (a) "Computer model" means a computer program. (b) "Operations model" means a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1822
(a) Any computer model that is the basis for any testimony or exhibit in a hearing or proceeding before the commission shall be available to, and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1901
Copies of all official documents and orders filed or deposited according to law in the office of the commission, certified by a commissioner or by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1902
Every order, authorization, or certificate issued or approved by the commission under the following provisions of this part shall be in writing and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1903
The commission shall fix the fees to be charged for the making and furnishing of copies, including certified copies, of papers, records, and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1904
The commission shall also charge and collect the following fees: (a) Except as otherwise provided in Section 1036 for filing each application for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1904.1
The commission shall also charge and collect a fee for a certificate authorizing an issue of stock, which fee shall be computed at the rates set...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1904.2
(a) In every case in which an applicant's security issues are subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission pursuant to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1905
No fees shall be charged or collected for copies of papers, records, or official documents, furnished to public officers for use in their official...
California Public Utilities Code Section 1906
All fees collected under this chapter shall be paid, except as provided in Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 5001) of Division 2, at least once each
California Public Utilities Code Section 2100
Whenever the commission, after a hearing, finds that any common carrier, other than a railroad corporation, has charged, collected, or received a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2101
The commission shall see that the provisions of the Constitution and statutes of this State affecting public utilities, the enforcement of which is...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2102
Whenever the commission is of the opinion that any public utility is failing or omitting or about to fail or omit, to do anything required of it by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2103
Upon the filing of a petition pursuant to Section 2102, the court shall specify a time, not exceeding 20 days after the service of the copy of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2104
(a) Except as provided by Sections 2100 and 2107.5, actions to recover penalties under this part shall be brought in the name of the people of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2104
(a) Except as provided by Sections 2100 and 2107.5, actions to recover penalties under this part shall be brought in the name of the people of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2104.5
Any penalty for violation of any provision of this act, or of any rule, regulation, general order, or order of the commission, involving safety...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2105
All penalties accruing under this part shall be cumulative, and a suit for the recovery of one penalty shall not be a bar to or affect the recovery...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2106
Any public utility which does, causes to be done, or permits any act, matter, or thing prohibited or declared unlawful, or which omits to do any act,
California Public Utilities Code Section 2107
Any public utility which violates or fails to comply with any provision of the Constitution of this state or of this part, or which fails or neglects
California Public Utilities Code Section 2107.5
When the commission finds, after hearing, that any person or corporation has knowingly aided or abetted a common carrier in violating Section 458 or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2108
Every violation of the provisions of this part or of any part of any order, decision, decree, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2109
In construing and enforcing the provisions of this part relating to penalties, the act, omission, or failure of any officer, agent, or employee of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2110
Every public utility and every officer, agent, or employee of any public utility, who violates or fails to comply with, or who procures, aids, or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2111
Every corporation or person, other than a public utility and its officers, agents, or employees, which or who knowingly violates or fails to comply...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2112
Every person who, either individually, or acting as an officer, agent, or employee of a corporation other than a public utility, violates any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2112.5
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any person who willfully violates the provisions of Section 588 is guilty of a misdemeanor, subject to a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2113
Every public utility, corporation, or person which fails to comply with any part of any order, decision, rule, regulation, direction, demand, or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2114
Any public utility on whose behalf any agent or officer thereof who, having taken an oath that he will testify, declare, depose or certify truly...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2115
Whenever the commission determines that a railroad corporation has violated any order of the commission concerning the adequacy, condition, or safety
California Public Utilities Code Section 2117
(a) Whenever a written notice to appear has been mailed to the owner of a passenger stage, an exact and legible duplicate copy of the notice, when...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2119
Every passenger stage corporation and every officer, director, agent, or employee of a passenger stage corporation, who displays on any vehicle any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2701
Any person, firm, or corporation, their lessees, trustees, receivers or trustees appointed by any court whatsoever, owning, controlling, operating,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2702
Any corporation or association which is organized for the purpose of delivering water solely to its stockholders or members at cost, and which...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2703
Any corporation or association which is organized both for the purpose of delivering water to its stockholders or members at cost, and to persons,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2704
Any owner of a water supply not otherwise dedicated to public use and primarily used for domestic or industrial purposes by him or for the irrigation
California Public Utilities Code Section 2705
Any corporation or association that is organized for the purposes of delivering water to its stockholders and members at cost, including use of works
California Public Utilities Code Section 2705.5
Any person or corporation, and their lessees, receivers, or trustees appointed by any court, that maintains a mobilehome park or a multiple unit...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2705.6
(a) A mobilehome park that provides water service only to its tenants from water supplies and facilities that it owns, not otherwise dedicated to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2706
(a) Any person, firm, or corporation, their lessees, trustees, receivers or trustees appointed by any court, who sells or delivers water exclusively...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2707
For the purpose of determining the status of any person, firm, or corporation, their lessees, trustees, receivers or trustees appointed by any court,
California Public Utilities Code Section 2708
Whenever the commission, after a hearing had upon its own motion or upon complaint, finds that any water company which is a public utility operating...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2709
The commission may require any water corporation to file with the commission a statement in writing defining and describing the lands and territory...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2710
When it appears from (a) the statement required by Section 2709, (b) the articles of incorporation of any water corporation, or (c) any notice of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2711
Section 2710 does not apply to territory or consumers which have once been served by the corporation. As between consumers who have been voluntarily
California Public Utilities Code Section 2712
"Whether under contract or otherwise" as used in Section 2701 is not to be construed as authorizing a contract by a person or corporation defined in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2713
(a) No water corporation subject to the jurisdiction and control of the commission and the provisions of Part 1 (commencing with Section 201) of this
California Public Utilities Code Section 2714
No water corporation furnishing water for residential use to a tenant shall seek to recover any charges or penalties for the furnishing of water to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2714.5
The commission shall, by June 30, 2008, prepare and submit to the Legislature, a report that describes the progress achieved toward implementing the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2718
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Public Water System Investment and Consolidation Act of 1997.
California Public Utilities Code Section 2719
The Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (a) Public water systems are faced with the need to replace or upgrade the public water...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2720
(a) The commission shall use the standard of fair market value when establishing the rate base value for the distribution system of a public water...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2725
As used in this chapter, "mutual water company" means any private corporation or association organized for the purposes of delivering water to its...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2726
As used in this chapter, "private irrigation plant" means a water system which is not operated by a mutual water company or by a public utility as...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2727
In order to increase the output of agricultural products in this State during the time the United States is a party to war or to a state of war, the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2728
The delivery of water pursuant to Section 2727 is subject to the following restrictions: (a) Until a mutual water company fills the water orders...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2729
A mutual water company may exercise the power of eminent domain for water, water rights, canals, ditches, dams, poundings, flumes, aqueducts, and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2771
The commission shall establish priorities among the types or categories of customers of every electrical corporation and every gas corporation, and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2772
In establishing the priorities pursuant to Section 2771, the commission shall include, but not be limited to, a consideration of all the following:
California Public Utilities Code Section 2773
The commission may establish as many priorities of use for a customer as that customer has uses of gas or electricity.
California Public Utilities Code Section 2773.5
Notwithstanding any rule, order, or decision of the commission to the contrary, industrial or commercial gas customers shall not be required to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2774
In the event any electrical or gas corporation experiences any shortage of capacity or capability in the generation, production, or transmission of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2774.5
An electrical corporation or local publicly owned electric utility shall immediately notify the Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol, the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2774.6
The commission, in consultation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, shall develop a program for residential and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2775
No electrical or gas corporation which reduces or discontinues service in accordance with any order of the commission issued pursuant to this chapter
California Public Utilities Code Section 2775.5
(a) If an electrical or gas corporation desires to manufacture, lease, sell, or otherwise own or control any solar energy system, it shall submit to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2775.6
Every request for the recovery in rates of any costs or liability incurred by a gas corporation and resulting from any violation of Section 25241 of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2776
As used in this chapter, the term "electrical cooperative" means any private corporation or association organized for the purposes of transmitting or
California Public Utilities Code Section 2777
The commission shall have no authority to establish rates or regulate the borrowing of money, the issuance of evidences of indebtedness, or the sale,
California Public Utilities Code Section 2778
Except as otherwise specified in this chapter, every electrical cooperative is subject to Part 1 (commencing with Section 201).
California Public Utilities Code Section 2780
As used in this chapter, the term "electric microutility" means any electrical corporation that is regulated by the commission and organized for the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2780.1
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the commission consider the legal, administrative, and operational costs that an electric microutility...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2781
As used in this chapter, the term "electrical corporation" shall have the same meaning as prescribed in Section 218, and the term "gas corporation"...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2782
The commission shall permit any electrical or gas corporation to institute a home insulation assistance and financing program for its residential...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2783
A home insulation assistance and financing program shall meet the requirements specified in Sections 2784 to 2786, inclusive, and such other...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2784
A customer of a participating electrical or gas corporation who is the owner or mortgagor of real property or tenant of such property with a written...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2785
Upon approval of an application, the corporation shall arrange for a licensed contractor to perform the necessary work. Upon approval of an estimate...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2786
An electrical or gas corporation shall provide for payment by a customer for whom home insulation has been installed pursuant to this chapter through
California Public Utilities Code Section 2787
As an alternative to the provisions of Section 2786, an electrical or gas corporation may conclude financial arrangements with one or more lending...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2788
The commission shall allow for purposes of setting the rates of any electrical or gas corporation participating in a home insulation assistance and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2789
Notwithstanding any provision of this part, the commission may permit or require any electrical or gas corporation subject to its jurisdiction to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2790
(a) The commission shall require an electrical or gas corporation to perform home weatherization services for low-income customers, as determined by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2791
(a) The owner of a master-metered mobilehome park or manufactured housing community that provides gas or electric service to residents may transfer...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2792
(a) Upon receipt of a written notice of intent to transfer from the mobilehome park or manufactured housing community owner, the gas or electric...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2793
(a) Upon receipt from the park or community owner of a deposit representing the gas or electric corporation's estimated cost of the engineering...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2794
(a) A gas or electric system shall be considered acceptable for transfer if it is in compliance with the following criteria: (1) It is capable of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2795
The park or community owner and the gas or electric corporation shall develop a cost for the transfer of the gas or electric system that reflects the
California Public Utilities Code Section 2796
(a) During the pendency of a transfer request, the owner of the park or community shall be responsible for the continued maintenance to preserve the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2797
The commission shall permit the gas or electric corporation to recover in its revenue requirement and rates all costs to acquire, improve, upgrade,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2798
The commission shall adopt a standard form of agreement for transfer of gas and electric distribution facilities in mobilehome parks and manufactured
California Public Utilities Code Section 2799
(a) The mobilehome park or manufactured housing community owner may, by written notice, stop the transfer process at any time. Within 60 days of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2801
The Legislature hereby finds and declares that in order to promote the more rapid development of new sources of natural gas and electric energy, to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2802
"Private energy producer" includes every person, corporation, city, county, district, and public agency of the state generating or producing...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2803
"Interconnection" means the facilities necessary to physically connect the energy source of and the point of use by a private energy producer with...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2804
"Transmission service" means the intrastate transfer of electricity or natural gas by a public utility for any private energy producer between the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2805
"Conventional power source" means power derived from nuclear energy or the operation of a hydropower facility greater than 30 megawatts or the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2806
"Fossil fuel" means a mixture of hydrocarbons including coal, petroleum, or natural gas, occurring in and extracted from underground deposits.
California Public Utilities Code Section 2807
"Standby charge" means a charge by an electrical corporation for providing standby generation, transmission, and distribution facilities to a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2811
In order to promote the more efficient use and distribution of natural gas or electric energy and eliminate the necessity for construction of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2812
Upon application of a private energy producer, and after notice to any affected public utility and hearing thereon, the commission shall authorize...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2812.5
Upon application of a private energy producer, and after notice to any affected public utility and hearing thereon, the commission shall authorize...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2813
The private energy producer shall be required to provide and to pay the total cost of the interconnection as well as any costs associated with...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2815
Nothing in this chapter shall require that any private energy producer perform any service or deliver any commodity to the public or any portion...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2816
Every public utility shall keep accurate records of transactions with a private energy producer, and of the use of the public utility's facilities by
California Public Utilities Code Section 2821
(a) The commission shall approve and establish equitable charges to be paid by an electrical corporation which purchases electricity or electrical...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2821.5
The Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (a) Small power producers provide important alternative sources of electrical energy. ...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2822
The commission shall approve and establish standby charges for electrical corporations. The commission may act in this regard on its own motion or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2823
The commission shall approve and establish charges for transmission service. The commission may act in this regard on its own motion or on...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2824
(a) The commission shall conduct a review of the charges paid by electrical corporations for electricity generated from other than conventional power
California Public Utilities Code Section 2826
(a) The commission shall establish requirements for the administration of power purchase contracts between electrical corporations and private ...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2826.5
(a) As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings: (1) "Benefiting account" means an electricity account, or more than...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2827
(a) The Legislature finds and declares that a program to provide net energy metering, co-energy metering, and wind energy co-metering for eligible...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2827.5
The Legislature finds and declares that the repeal of the provisions of the net metering program for large customers merely reflects a legislative...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2827.7
Generation eligible for net energy metering that has all local and state permits required to commence construction on or before December 31, 2002,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2827.8
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this article, the following provisions apply to an eligible customer-generator utilizing wind energy...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2827.9
(a) (1) The Legislature finds and declares that a pilot program to provide net energy metering for eligible biogas digester customer-generators would
California Public Utilities Code Section 2827.10
(a) As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings: (1) "Electrical corporation" means an electrical corporation, as...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2828
(a) As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings: (1) "Appropriate TOU tariff" means the Time-of-Use tariff that would
California Public Utilities Code Section 2829
(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings: (1) "EBMUD" means the East Bay Municipal Utility District...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2830
(a) As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings: (1) "Benefiting account" means an electricity account, or more than...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2840
This article shall be known and may be cited as the Waste Heat and Carbon Emissions Reduction Act.
California Public Utilities Code Section 2840.2
For purposes of this article, the following terms have the following meanings: (a) "Combined heat and power system" means a system that produces...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2840.4
The Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (a) Combined heat and power systems produce both electricity and thermal energy from a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2840.6
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that state policies dramatically advance the efficiency of the state's use of natural gas by capturing unused
California Public Utilities Code Section 2841
(a) The commission may require an electrical corporation to purchase from an eligible customer-generator, excess electricity that is delivered to the
California Public Utilities Code Section 2841.5
A local publicly owned electric utility serving retail end-use customers shall establish a program that does both of the following: (a) Allows...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2842
The commission, in approving a procurement plan for an electrical corporation pursuant to Section 454.5, shall require that the electrical...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2842.2
The commission shall ensure that an electrical corporation utilizes long-term planning and a reliability assessment for upgrades to its transmission...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2842.4
(a) The commission shall, for each electrical corporation, establish a pay-as-you-save pilot program for eligible customers. (b) For the purposes...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2843
(a) The Energy Commission shall, by January 1, 2010, adopt guidelines that combined heat and power systems subject to this chapter shall meet, and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2845
The State Air Resources Board shall report to the Governor and the Legislature by December 31, 2011, on the reduction in emissions of greenhouse...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2851
(a) In implementing the California Solar Initiative, the commission shall do all of the following: (1) The commission shall authorize the award of
California Public Utilities Code Section 2851.5
(a) A school district or community college district may request an extension of a reservation expiration date for monetary incentives for a solar...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2852
(a) As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings: (1) "California Solar Initiative" means the program providing...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2860
This article shall be known, and may be cited, as the Solar Water Heating and Efficiency Act of 2007.
California Public Utilities Code Section 2861
As used in this article, the following terms have the following meanings: (a) "Energy Commission" means the State Energy Resources Conservation...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2862
The Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (a) California is heavily dependent on natural gas, importing more than 80 percent of the
California Public Utilities Code Section 2863
(a) The commission shall evaluate the data available from the Solar Water Heating Pilot Project conducted by the California Center for Sustainable...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2864
(a) The commission, in consultation with the Energy Commission and interested members of the public, shall establish eligibility criteria for solar...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2865
(a) The commission shall establish conditions on gas customer funded incentives pursuant to this article. The conditions shall require both of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2866
(a) The commission shall provide not less than 10 percent of the overall funds for installation of solar water heating systems on low-income...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2867
(a) The rebates provided through this program shall decline over time. They shall be structured so as to drive down the cost of the solar water...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2867.1
Not later than July 1, 2010, the commission shall report to the Legislature as to the effectiveness of the program and make recommendations as to any
California Public Utilities Code Section 2867.2
Except for the Solar Water Heating Pilot Program in San Diego, solar water heating technologies shall not be eligible for California Solar Initiative
California Public Utilities Code Section 2867.3
In order to further the state goal of encouraging the installation of 200,000 solar water heaters by 2017, the governing body of each publicly owned...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2867.4
This article shall remain in effect only until August 1, 2018, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2868
The following definitions shall apply for purposes of this article: (a) "Electric utility" means an electrical corporation as defined in Section...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2869
(a) (1) An independent solar energy producer contracting for the use or sale of electricity or the lease of a solar energy system, to an entity or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2871
As used in this article, "automatic dialing-announcing device" means any automatic equipment which incorporates a storage capability of telephone...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2872
(a) The connection of automatic dialing-announcing devices to a telephone line is subject to this article and to the jurisdiction, control, and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2872.5
(a) The commission, in consultation with the Office of Emergency Services and the Department of General Services, shall open an investigative...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2873
Automatic dialing-announcing devices may be used to place calls over telephone lines only pursuant to a prior agreement between the persons involved,
California Public Utilities Code Section 2874
(a) Whenever telephone calls are placed through the use of an automatic dialing-announcing device, the device may be operated only after an...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2875
No person shall connect any automatic dialing-announcing device to any telephone line without first making written application to the telephone...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2875.5
(a) On and after July 1, 2002, no person operating any automatic equipment that incorporates a storage capability of telephone numbers to be called...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2876
Any person violating this article is guilty of a civil offense and is subject to either or both of the following penalties: (a) A fine of not to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2881
(a) The commission shall design and implement a program to provide a telecommunications device capable of serving the needs of individuals who are...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2881.1
(a) In addition to the requirements of Section 2881, the commission shall design and implement a program to provide a telecommunications device...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2881.2
(a) In addition to the requirements of Section 2881, the commission shall design and implement a program that shall provide for publicly available...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2881.4
(a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (1) Section 278 requires the commission to transfer to the Controller for deposit in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2883
(a) All local telephone corporations, excluding providers of mobile telephony service and mobile satellite telephone service, as defined in Section...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2884
(a) The commission shall, pursuant to its existing authority, by rule or order, establish procedures governing telephone corporation billing...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2884.2
(a) Except as specified in subdivision (b), the billing and collection practices of a telephone corporation for services rendered to or for an...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2884.5
Notwithstanding Section 2884, the commission shall require that telephone subscriber access to information services providing messages which...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2884.6
(a) The commission shall require telephone corporations and providers of information-access telephone services to institute a method of handling...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2885
The commission shall, on or before July 1, 1987, determine the feasibility of requiring that, whenever a call is placed from a cellular telephone,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2885.6
(a) The commission shall require mobile telephony service, as defined in Section 224.4, carriers to provide the commission, within six months of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2886
(a) The commission shall require every telephone corporation furnishing mobile telephony service, as defined in Section 224.4, to establish a pricing
California Public Utilities Code Section 2888
The commission shall pursue all available legal remedies to redraw intrastate inter-exchange, also known as local access and transport area, or LATA,
California Public Utilities Code Section 2889
(a) An information provider engaged in furnishing any live, recorded, or recorded-interactive audio text through information access telephone service
California Public Utilities Code Section 2889.2
No telephone corporation or provider of information-access telephone services shall charge the subscribing party for a call made to a telephone...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2889.3
(a) (1) Before a telephone corporation exits the business of providing interexchange services to all of its customers or to an entire class of its...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2889.4
(a) A local exchange service provider that offers and charges for pay per use features that do not require an access code to be dialed to activate...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2889.5
(a) No telephone corporation, or any person, firm, or corporation representing a telephone corporation, shall make any change or authorize a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2889.6
The commission shall, by rule or order, require all local exchange carriers to do both of the following: (a) Include in their telephone directory
California Public Utilities Code Section 2889.8
The commission periodically shall assess the reliability of the public telecommunications network and, if necessary, develop recommendations for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2889.9
(a) No person or corporation shall misrepresent its association or affiliation with a telephone carrier when soliciting, inducing, or otherwise...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2890
(a) A telephone bill may only contain charges for products or services, the purchase of which the subscriber has authorized. (b) When a person or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2890.1
The commission shall, on or before July 1, 2001, adopt any additional rules it determines to be necessary to implement the billing safeguards of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2890.2
(a) A provider of mobile telephony services, as defined in Section 224.4, shall provide subscribers with a means by which a subscriber can obtain...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2891
(a) No telephone or telegraph corporation shall make available to any other person or corporation, without first obtaining the residential...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2891.1
(a) Notwithstanding Section 2891, a telephone corporation selling or licensing lists of residential subscribers shall not include the telephone...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2891.2
Telephone subscribers shall be annually notified that use of an "800" or "900" telephone number may result in the disclosure of the subscriber's...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2892
(a) A provider of commercial mobile radio service, as defined in Section 216.8, shall provide access for end users of that service to the local...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2892.1
(a) For purposes of this section, "telecommunications service" means voice communication provided by a telephone corporation as defined in Section...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2892.3
(a) The commission shall require providers of mobile telephony service, as defined in Section 224.4, to report to the commission, as specified by the
California Public Utilities Code Section 2892.5
(a) As used in this section "public safety agency" means a "public safety agency" as defined in Section 53102 of the Government Code. (b) A...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2893
(a) The commission shall, by rule or order, require that every telephone call identification service offered in this state by a telephone...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2894
(a) Notwithstanding subdivision (e) of Section 2891, the disclosure of any information by an interexchange telephone corporation, a local exchange...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2894.10
(a) The Legislature finds and declares that a number of federal and state laws have been enacted to protect residential telephone subscribers'...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2895
This article shall be known and may be cited as the Telecommunications Customer Service Act of 1993.
California Public Utilities Code Section 2896
The commission shall require telephone corporations to provide customer service to telecommunication customers that includes, but is not limited to,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2897
Consistent with other provisions of this code, orders, rules, and applicable tariffs of telecommunications service providers, the commission shall...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2901
Any municipal corporation may retain or surrender to the commission the powers of control vested in it to supervise and regulate the relationship...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2902
This chapter shall not be construed to authorize any municipal corporation to surrender to the commission its powers of control to supervise and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2903
Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions and general provisions set forth in this article govern the construction of this chapter.
California Public Utilities Code Section 2904
"Municipal corporation" means a city and county or incorporated city.
California Public Utilities Code Section 2905
"Legislative body" means the board of supervisors, municipal council, commission, or other legislative or governing body of a municipal corporation.
California Public Utilities Code Section 2906
"Powers of control" means all powers of control vested in a municipal corporation to supervise and regulate (a) the relationship between public...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2907
"Railroad corporation," "street railroad corporation," "common carrier," "gas corporation," "electrical corporation," "telephone corporation,"...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2931
The question whether any municipal corporation shall retain its powers of control respecting one or more classes of public utilities may be submitted
California Public Utilities Code Section 2932
The ordinance of intention or the petition, as the case may be, shall contain the propositions proposed to be so submitted, as set forth in Section...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2933
The petition shall be signed by qualified electors of the municipal corporation, equal in number to 10 per centum of the qualified electors, computed
California Public Utilities Code Section 2934
The petition shall be filed with the clerk of the legislative body of the municipal corporation. Within 10 days from the date of the filing of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2935
Upon completion of the examination, the clerk shall forthwith attach to the petition his certificate, properly dated, showing the result of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2936
If, by the certificate of the clerk, the petition is shown to be insufficient, it may be amended by filing a supplemental petition within 10 days...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2937
The clerk shall, within 10 days from the filing of the supplemental petition, make a like examination of the supplemental petition and certify to the
California Public Utilities Code Section 2938
The sufficiency or insufficiency of the petition shall not be subject to review by the legislative body. After the election held in pursuance of the
California Public Utilities Code Section 2939
In any city and county having a board of election commissioners and a registrar of voters, the clerk of the legislative body thereof shall...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2961
Upon the adoption of an ordinance of intention, or the presentation of a petition, as provided in Article 2 (commencing with Section 2931), the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2962
A special election shall be held on the next established election date not less than 74 days after the adoption of the ordinance of intention, or the
California Public Utilities Code Section 2963
Every special election held in any municipal corporation under the provisions of this chapter, shall be called by the legislative body thereof, by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2964
The ordinance shall, prior to the election, be published five times in a daily newspaper printed and published in the municipal corporation, or twice
California Public Utilities Code Section 2965
The ballots to be used at any general municipal election or at any special election, at which is submitted the question whether a municipal...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2966
If the propositions specified in Section 2965 are submitted at a special election in any municipal corporation, the legislative body or other body or
California Public Utilities Code Section 2967
Immediately upon the completion of the canvass of the returns of any special or general municipal election at which the propositions specified in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2968
If it appears from the result of the election, as so declared, that a majority of the qualified electors of the municipal corporation have voted to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2969
If it appears from the result of the election, as so declared, that a majority of the qualified electors voted not to retain the powers of control...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2970
Immediately upon the entry of the order declaring the result of the election, the clerk of the legislative body or the registrar of voters of any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2971
Immediately upon the filing of a certified copy of the order in the office of the commission, the powers of control theretofore vested in the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2972
Any municipal corporation which has retained the powers of control vested therein respecting any class or classes of public utilities may thereafter...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2973
The ballots to be used at the election shall have printed thereon, in addition to the other matters required by law, separate propositions as to each
California Public Utilities Code Section 2974
The provisions of this chapter, insofar as applicable, shall govern elections called, conducted, and held under the provisions of this article and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2975
The holding of a special election, or the submission of propositions at any general municipal election, under any of the provisions of this chapter,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 2976
Except as otherwise in this chapter provided, the holding and conducting of elections pursuant to this chapter, the form of the ballots used, the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3001
Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions in this article govern the construction of this chapter.
California Public Utilities Code Section 3002
"Association" means any corporation which is organized pursuant to this chapter. An association is incorporated or organized pursuant to this...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3003
"Member" includes members of associations without capital stock and holders of common stock in associations which are organized with shares of stock.
California Public Utilities Code Section 3004
"Gas" means all gas produced in this state, natural or manufactured, except propane, for light, heat, or power.
California Public Utilities Code Section 3021
The purpose of this chapter is to do all of the following: (a) Promote, foster, and encourage the intelligent and orderly marketing of gas through
California Public Utilities Code Section 3022
In enacting this chapter, the Legislature finds and declares as follows: (a) California gas production is an important part of the state's gas...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3023
Associations are "nonprofit," since they are not organized to make profit for themselves, as such, or for their members, as such, but only for their...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3024
Any provision of law which is in conflict with this chapter does not apply to any association.
California Public Utilities Code Section 3025
Any exemption under any existing law which applies to gas in the possession, or under the control, of the individual producer, applies equally to gas
California Public Utilities Code Section 3026
No person, corporation, or association, that is hereafter organized or doing business in this state, may use the word "cooperative" as part of its...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3027
Any person, corporation, or association which is organized pursuant to any previously existing statute for the purpose of cooperatively selling gas...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3028
An association is not any of the following: (a) A conspiracy, a combination in restraint of trade, or an illegal monopoly. (b) An attempt to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3029
The marketing contracts and agreements between an association and its members, and any agreements authorized in this chapter, are not illegal, in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3030
The General Corporation Law (Division 1 (commencing with Section 100) of Title 1 of the Corporations Code) applies to each association which is...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3031
It is an unfair trade practice, and unlawful, for any gas corporation to do any of the following: (a) Interfere with, restrain, coerce, or boycott
California Public Utilities Code Section 3051
Three or more natural persons, all of whom are residents of this state, who are engaged in the production of gas within this state, may form an...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3061
The articles of incorporation of the association shall show that the signers of the articles of incorporation are engaged in the production of gas,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3062
Articles of incorporation shall be signed, acknowledged, and filed in the manner which is prescribed by the general laws of this state for domestic...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3063
The articles of incorporation of any association may be amended in the manner and for the purposes which are authorized by the General Corporation...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3081
Each association shall, within 30 days after its incorporation, adopt for its government and management a code of bylaws that is not inconsistent...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3082
The bylaws may prescribe the time, place, and manner of calling and conducting meetings. Meetings of members shall be held at the place specified in
California Public Utilities Code Section 3083
The bylaws may prescribe the number of stockholders or members which constitutes a quorum.
California Public Utilities Code Section 3084
The bylaws may prescribe the right of members to vote by proxy or by mail, or both; the conditions, manner, form, and effects of their votes; the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3085
The bylaws may prescribe the number of directors which constitutes a quorum.
California Public Utilities Code Section 3086
(a) The bylaws may prescribe the qualifications, compensation, duties, and term of office of the directors and officers and the time of their...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3087
The bylaws may prescribe penalties for violations of the bylaws.
California Public Utilities Code Section 3088
The bylaws may prescribe the amount of entrance, organization, and membership fees, if any; the manner and method of collection of these fees; and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3089
The bylaws may prescribe the amount which each member shall be required to pay annually, or from time to time if at all, to carry on the business of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3090
The bylaws may prescribe the amount of any dividends which may be declared on the stock or membership capital, which shall not exceed 8 percent per...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3091
The bylaws may prescribe the number and qualification of members of the association and the conditions precedent to membership; the method, time, and
California Public Utilities Code Section 3092
The bylaws may prescribe the manner of determining the value of a member's interest and provision for its purchase by the association upon the death...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3101
The affairs of the association shall be managed by a board of not less than three directors who are elected by the members.
California Public Utilities Code Section 3102
The bylaws may provide that the territory in which the association has members shall be divided into districts and that directors shall be elected...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3103
The bylaws may provide that primary elections shall be held to nominate directors. If the bylaws provide that the territory in which the association
California Public Utilities Code Section 3104
The bylaws may provide that the territory in which the association has members shall be divided into districts and that the directors shall be...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3105
The bylaws may provide that one or more directors may be appointed by any public official or commission or by the other directors selected by the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3106
The bylaws may provide for an executive committee and may delegate to the committee all the functions and powers of the board of directors, subject...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3107
The association may provide a fair remuneration for the time which is actually spent by its officers and directors in its service and for the service
California Public Utilities Code Section 3108
If a vacancy on the board of directors occurs except by expiration of a term, the remaining members of the board, by a majority vote, shall fill the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3109
The directors shall elect a president, one or more vice presidents, a secretary, a treasurer, and any other officers that may be prescribed by the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3110
Any member may bring charges against an officer or director by filing them, in writing, with the secretary of the association, together with a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3121
An association may engage in any activity in connection with the selling, transporting, or storing of gas which is produced and delivered to it by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3122
An association may borrow without limitation as to amount of corporate indebtedness or liability and may make advances to members.
California Public Utilities Code Section 3123
An association may act as the agent or representative of any member in any of the activites specified in Section 3171 or 3172.
California Public Utilities Code Section 3124
An association may purchase or otherwise acquire, hold, own, and exercise all rights of ownership in, sell, transfer, pledge, or guarantee the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3125
An association may establish reserves and invest the funds of the reserves in bonds or in any other property as may be provided in the bylaws.
California Public Utilities Code Section 3126
An association may buy, hold, and exercise all privileges of ownership of real or personal property as may be necessary or convenient for the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3127
An association may levy assessments in the manner and in the amount as may be provided in its bylaws.
California Public Utilities Code Section 3128
An association may do all of the following: (a) Do each and every thing which is necessary, suitable, or proper for the accomplishment of any of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3130
An association may organize, form, operate, own, control, and have an interest in, own stock of, or be a member of any other corporation, with or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3131
An association may, upon resolution adopted by its board of directors, enter into all necessary and proper contracts and agreements and make all...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3151
(a) Any share or membership issued by an association is exempt from Part 2 (commencing with Section 25100) of Division 1 of Title 4 of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3152
If an association issues nonpar value stock, the issuance of that stock shall be governed by the terms of all general laws which cover the issuance...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3153
If an association with preferred shares of stock purchases the stock or any property, or any interest in any property, of any person, it may...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3154
The board of directors of an association shall cause to be sent to the members of the association, not later than 120 days after the close of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3171
Under the terms and conditions which are prescribed in the bylaws adopted by it, an association may admit as members or issue common stock to only...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3172
If a member of a nonstock association is other than a natural person, that member may be represented by any individual, associate, officer, manager,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3173
Any association may become a member or stockholder of any other association.
California Public Utilities Code Section 3174
If a member of an association which is established without shares of stock has paid the prescribed membership fee in full, the member shall receive a
California Public Utilities Code Section 3175
An association shall not issue a certificate for stock to a member until it has been fully paid for. The promissory notes of the members may be...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3176
An association, in its bylaws, may limit the amount of common stock which any member may own.
California Public Utilities Code Section 3177
The bylaws shall prohibit the transfer of the common stock or membership certificates of the associations to any person that is not qualified to be a
California Public Utilities Code Section 3178
The association may, at any time, as specified in the bylaws, except when the debts of the association exceed 50 percent of its assets, buy in or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3179
A member is not liable for the debts of the association in an amount which exceeds the sum which remains unpaid on the member's or stockholder's...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3180
No public utility, corporation holding a controlling interest in a public utility, or subsidiary or affiliate of a public utility may be a member of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3181
No producer of gas owning or controlling petroleum refining capacity of 100,000 or more barrels per day in California, or a producer of gas owned or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3201
The association and its members may make and execute marketing contracts which require the members to sell, for any period of time not to exceed the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3202
The contract may provide that the association may sell or resell any gas which is delivered by its members, with or without taking title to the gas,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3203
Notwithstanding any provision of the Civil Code, a contract which is entered into by a member of an association which provides for the delivery to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3204
The bylaws or the marketing contract may fix, as liquidated damages, specific sums to be paid by the member to the association for the breach of any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3205
If there is a breach or threatened breach of a marketing contract by a member, the association may file an action for an injunction to prevent the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3206
In any action upon a marketing agreement, it is conclusively presumed that a landowner, landlord, or lessor is able to control the delivery of any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3221
Any corporation which is organized or existing pursuant to any other law may be brought under this chapter by amending its articles of incorporation,
California Public Utilities Code Section 3222
Articles of incorporation are deemed to conform to this chapter within the meaning of Section 3291 in both of the following cases: (a) It is...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3223
If the amended articles conform, as provided in Section 3222, provisions in the articles of incorporation that appeared in the original articles or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3224
This article applies retrospectively as well as prospectively, and may be availed of by a corporation regardless of the time of incorporation,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3250
Unless the context otherwise requires the definitions in this article govern the construction of this chapter.
California Public Utilities Code Section 3251
"Person" means an individual, partnership, limited liability company, or corporation, but does not include an association, as defined in Section...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3252
"Natural gas" means all gas produced in this state, natural or manufactured, except propane, for light, heat, or power.
California Public Utilities Code Section 3255
(a) A person involved in the production of natural gas may buy, hold, and exercise all privileges of ownership of real or personal property as may be
California Public Utilities Code Section 3300
The Legislature finds and declares that in order to furnish the citizens of California with reliable, affordable electrical power, to ensure...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3301
This division shall be known and may be cited as the California Consumer Power and Conservation Financing Authority Act.
California Public Utilities Code Section 3302
As used in this division, unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms have the following meanings: (a) "Act" means the California...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3304
Any action taken pursuant to this division is exempt from the Administrative Procedure Act, as defined in Section 11370 of the Government Code.
California Public Utilities Code Section 3310
The authority may only exercise its powers pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 3340) of Chapter 3 for the following purposes: (a)...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3320
(a) There is hereby created in the state government the California Consumer Power and Conservation Financing Authority, which shall be responsible...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3325
(a) The authority shall be governed by a five-member board of directors that shall consist of the following persons: (1) Four individuals...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3326
(a) The members of the board shall be subject to the Political Reform Act of 1974 (Title 9 (commencing with Section 81000)) of the Government Code,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3327
Meetings of the board shall be open to the public and shall be conducted in accordance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3328
The California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code) applies to all records
California Public Utilities Code Section 3330
The chief executive officer shall manage and conduct the business and affairs of the authority and the fund subject to the direction of the board. ...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3340
The authority is authorized and empowered to do any of the following: (a) Adopt an official seal. (b) Sue and be sued in its own name. (c)...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3341
In connection with the purposes of this division, the authority may do any or all of the following: (a) Issue bonds, from time to time, as further
California Public Utilities Code Section 3341.1
In connection with an enterprise, the authority may do any or all of the following: (a) Acquire any enterprise by gift, purchase, or eminent...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3341.2
In connection with a project, the authority may do any or all of the following: (a) Determine the location and character of any project to be...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3341.5
In connection with the purposes of this division, the authority shall charge and equitably apportion among participating parties or other public or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3342
The fiscal powers granted to the authority by this division may be exercised without regard or reference to any other department, division, or agency
California Public Utilities Code Section 3343
No member of the board or any person executing bonds of the authority pursuant to this division shall be personally liable on the bonds or subject to
California Public Utilities Code Section 3344
All expenses incurred in carrying out this division shall be payable solely from funds provided under the authority of this division and no liability
California Public Utilities Code Section 3345
The authority's operating budget shall be subject to review and appropriation in the annual Budget Act. For purposes of this section, the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3346
The authority shall, on or before January 1 of each year, prepare and submit to the Governor, the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3347
The Bureau of State Audits shall perform an evaluation of the effectiveness of the authority's efforts in achieving its purposes as described in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3350
In evaluating the eligibility for financing of additional generation facilities, the authority shall utilize the Energy Commission's and the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3351
(a) All generation-related projects and enterprises financed pursuant to this division shall provide electricity to the consumers of this state at...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3352
In addition to the other powers provided in this division, the activities of the authority under this article are intended to supplement private and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3353
The authority shall have the authority to receive and act on applications for financial assistance from owners of existing powerplants whose owners...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3354
All generation facilities constructed or improved pursuant to this division shall comply with Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1720) of Part 7 of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3355
The authority may not invest in any nuclear facilities or develop additional hydroelectric facilities without first receiving specific statutory...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3356
(a) If the authority determines under Section 3350 that additional electric generation supply is required to meet the purposes of this division, the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3365
The authority may provide loans, utilizing up to one billion dollars ($1,000,000,000) of the bond authority, under terms and conditions approved by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3366
As a condition of receipt of a loan pursuant to Section 3365, a participating party shall be required to conduct a comprehensive marketing program...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3367
The authority shall require that any equipment or improvement financed by a loan made pursuant to this article shall be certified as having been...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3367.5
The authority may require that a participating party utilize a consumer protection plan for screening qualified contractors who serve consumers under
California Public Utilities Code Section 3368
(a) The commission, in consultation with the Energy Commission, shall prepare and submit to the authority and to the Legislature, within 90 days of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3369
(a) Within 180 days of the effective date of this division, the authority, in consultation with the Energy Commission and the Independent System...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3369.5
Nothing in this division shall be construed to obviate the need to review the roles, functions, and duties of other state energy oversight agencies...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3370
(a) There is hereby created in the State Treasury the California Consumer Power and Conservation Financing Authority Fund for expenditure by the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3380.1
For the purposes provided in this division, the authority is authorized to incur indebtedness and to issue securities of any kind or class, at public
California Public Utilities Code Section 3380.2
In connection with the issuance of bonds, in addition to the powers otherwise provided in this division, the authority may do all of the following:
California Public Utilities Code Section 3381
Bonds issued by the authority are legal investments for all trust funds, the funds of all insurance companies, banks, both commercial and savings,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3382
The authority is authorized to obtain loans from the Pooled Money Investment Account pursuant to Sections 16312 and 16313 of the Government Code. ...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3383
Bonds issued under this division shall not be deemed to constitute a debt or liability of the state or of any political subdivision thereof, other...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3384
The authority may not finance or approve any new program, enterprise, or project on or after January 1, 2007, unless authority to approve such an...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3901
This chapter may be cited as the Interstate and Foreign Motor Carriers of Household Goods and Passengers Act.
California Public Utilities Code Section 3902
(a) No household goods carrier, as defined in Section 5109, shall engage in any interstate or foreign transportation of property for compensation by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3903
Household goods carriers, as defined in Section 5109, engaged in interstate or foreign transportation or property for compensation by motor vehicle,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 3950
It is a violation of law for any person or corporation to operate, or cause to be operated, on the highways of this state, any motor vehicle in the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4000
This chapter may be cited as the Private Carriers of Passengers Registration Act.
California Public Utilities Code Section 4001
(a) For purposes of this chapter, "private carrier" means a not-for-hire motor carrier, as defined in Section 408 of the Vehicle Code, who transports
California Public Utilities Code Section 4002
The Department of Motor Vehicles and the State Board of Equalization shall furnish, upon request, whatever information from their records may be...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4005
Except as provided in Section 4008, no private carrier of passengers shall operate a motor vehicle on any public highway in this state unless its...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4006
A fee of thirty-five dollars ($35) shall be paid to the commission for the filing of the initial registration of private carriers of passengers, and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4007
(a) When the department issues a carrier identification number pursuant to Section 34507.5 of the Vehicle Code to a private carrier of passengers, it
California Public Utilities Code Section 4008
The State of California and its agencies and political subdivisions are exempt from the registration requirements of this chapter.
California Public Utilities Code Section 4010
(a) Registration shall not be granted to any private carrier of passengers until there is filed with and accepted by the commission, in the form that
California Public Utilities Code Section 4015
A private carrier of passengers shall display the carrier identification number, as required by Section 34507.5 of the Vehicle Code, on the vehicles...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4020
The commission shall periodically, but not less frequently than quarterly, transmit to the department a list of persons, firms, and corporations...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4021
(a) Any person or corporation who violates any provision of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor, and is punishable by a fine of not more than two
California Public Utilities Code Section 4022
(a) Upon receipt of a written recommendation from the department that the registration of a private carrier of passengers be suspended for failure to
California Public Utilities Code Section 4351
As used in this chapter: (a) "Gas" means natural or manufactured gas, except propane, used for light, heat, or power. (b) "Distribution system"
California Public Utilities Code Section 4352
(a) The commission shall undertake a gas safety inspection and enforcement program for mobilehome parks with distribution systems to ensure...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4353
(a) The commission shall conduct an initial inspection of each distribution system which shall take place on the mobilehome park premises. The...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4354
(a) Every operator shall prepare and submit to the commission annually a report on the distribution system. (b) The report shall be submitted to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4354.5
(a) Every operator shall maintain all of the following: (1) A map, drawing, or diagram which indicates the location of the distribution system's...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4355
Except as specified in Section 4356, after each inspection, the commission shall furnish the operator, or a representative designated in writing by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4356
(a) If the commission determines the presence of a gas leak or other safety hazard in the distribution system which poses a significant or immediate...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4357
(a) Any operator who commits a violation enumerated in subdivision (f) of Section 4353, or who fails to file the report required by Section 4354 or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4358
(a) The commission shall establish a uniform billing per space or lot surcharge to be paid by operators with distribution systems subject to this...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4359
The commission may adopt rules and orders to carry out this chapter.
California Public Utilities Code Section 4360
Nothing in this chapter affects the requirement that operators of liquefied petroleum gas (propane) master-meter systems supplying 10 or more...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4361
(a) In each mobilehome park, the operator shall post on the mobilehome park premises the current emergency telephone numbers for, at a minimum, the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4451
As used in this chapter: (a) "Supplier" means a person or corporation, other than a public utility, who sells propane and arranges for its...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4452
(a) On or before July 1, 1995, the commission shall undertake a propane safety inspection and enforcement program for propane distribution systems to
California Public Utilities Code Section 4453
(a) The commission shall conduct an initial inspection of each distribution system which shall take place on the premises. The inspection shall...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4454
(a) Every operator of a system serving 10 or more units or where any portion of the system is located in a public place, with the exception of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4454.5
(a) Every operator shall maintain all of the following: (1) A map, drawing, or diagram that indicates the location of the distribution system's...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4455
Except as specified in Section 4456, after each inspection, the commission shall furnish the operator, or a representative designated in writing by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4456
(a) If the commission determines the presence of a propane leak or other safety hazard in the distribution system, which poses a significant or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4457
(a) Any operator who commits a violation enumerated in subdivision (f) of Section 4453 or who fails to file the report required by Section 4454 or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4458
(a) The commission shall establish a surcharge to be paid by operators with distribution systems subject to this chapter on propane purchased for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4459
The commission may adopt rules and orders to carry out this chapter.
California Public Utilities Code Section 4460
(a) In each distribution system, the operator shall post on the premises the current emergency telephone numbers for, at a minimum, the operator, the
California Public Utilities Code Section 4461
Prior to January 1, 1996, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board shall adopt by reference the 1992 edition of NFPA 58 Standard for the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4462
(a) This chapter hereby creates a trust fund known as the propane safety inspection and enforcement program trust fund. The trust fund shall be...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4463
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, this chapter, as added by Chapter 388 of the Statutes of 1994, shall not be implemented unless sufficient
California Public Utilities Code Section 4464
(a) The commission in administering the trust fund, shall be responsible for the identification of the pertinent operators and for the collection of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4465
(a) If any operator subject to this chapter is in default of the payment of the surcharge required by this chapter for a period of 30 days or more,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4660
As used in this chapter, "for-hire vessel operator" means any person owning, controlling, operating, or managing a for-hire vessel for the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4661
As used in this chapter, "for-hire vessel" includes any vessel, by whatsoever power operated, carrying passengers for hire, except a seaplane on the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4662
As used in this chapter, "person" means any individual, firm, partnership, private, municipal or public corporation, limited liability company,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4663
The Public Utilities Commission shall require every for-hire vessel operator to procure, and continue in effect so long as the for-hire vessel...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4664
The commission shall, after a public hearing, set the amount of liability insurance, required by Section 4663, which is reasonably necessary to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4665
The protection required under Section 4663 shall be evidenced either by the deposit with the commission, covering each vessel used or to be used in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4666
With the consent of the commission a copy of an insurance policy, certified by the company issuing it to be a true copy of the original policy, or a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4667
The protection against liability shall be continued in effect so long as the for-hire vessel operator continues to offer his services for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4668
The commission may establish such rules as are necessary to enforce this article.
California Public Utilities Code Section 4669
Any for-hire vessel operator who knowingly refuses or fails to procure protection against liability, as required by Section 4663, is guilty of a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4670
Following an administrative hearing, the commission may impose a penalty of not less than fifty dollars ($50) nor more than one thousand dollars...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4671
(a) Upon filing of the evidence of liability protection pursuant to Section 4663, the commission shall provide a certificate of filing to the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 4672
Upon receiving notification of impending cancellation of liability protection pertaining to a for-hire vessel owner or operator, the commission...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5001
This chapter is enacted for the following purpose: (a) Creating a special fund to administer and enforce the commission's jurisdiction to regulate
California Public Utilities Code Section 5001.5
In addition to those purposes specified in Sections 5001 and 5005, the commission may utilize the funds it collects pursuant to this chapter for the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5002
"Gross operating revenue" as used in this chapter includes all revenue derived from the transportation of property having origin and destination...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5003.1
Every household goods carrier owning or operating motor vehicles in the transportation of property for hire upon the public highways under the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5003.2
(a) Notwithstanding Section 5003.1, the commission shall require every highway carrier otherwise subject to Section 5003.1 for whom the commission...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5005
All fees collected under this chapter and all fees charged and collected for copies of papers, records, transcripts of testimony, or other documents,
California Public Utilities Code Section 5006
The commission shall, within 30 days prior to commencement of the regular session of the Legislature, submit to the Governor a full and true report...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5007
If any transportation agency referred to in this chapter is in default in the payment of the fees prescribed, other than filing fees, for a period of
California Public Utilities Code Section 5008
The commission may bring an action, in its own name, or in the name of the people of the State, in any court of competent jurisdiction of the State,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5009
The employees, representatives, and inspectors of the commission may, under its order or direction, inspect and examine any books, accounts, records,
California Public Utilities Code Section 5010
The commission may make refunds out of money in its possession of the fees provided for in this chapter when it appears that such fees were paid in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5011
The commission may establish such rules as it deems necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
California Public Utilities Code Section 5012
The Public Utilities Commission shall conduct an audit of the expenditures of the funds received pursuant to this chapter each fiscal year. The...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5101
This chapter may be cited as the "Household Goods Carriers Act."
California Public Utilities Code Section 5102
The use of the public highways for the transportation of used household goods and personal effects for compensation is a business affected with a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5103
Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions and general provisions set forth in this article govern the construction of this chapter.
California Public Utilities Code Section 5104
In construing and enforcing the provisions of this chapter relating to penalties, the act, omission, or failure of any officer, agent, or employee of
California Public Utilities Code Section 5105
"Corporation" includes a corporation, a company, an association, and a joint stock association.
California Public Utilities Code Section 5106
"Person" includes an individual, a firm, or a copartnership.
California Public Utilities Code Section 5107
"Public highway" includes every public street, road or highway in this State.
California Public Utilities Code Section 5108
"Motor vehicle" means every motor truck, tractor, or other self-propelled vehicle used for transportation of property over the public highways,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5109
"Household goods carrier" includes every corporation or person, their lessees, trustee, receivers or trustees appointed by any court whatsoever,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5110.5
With respect to a motor vehicle used in the transportation of property for compensation by a household goods carrier, "owner" means the corporation ...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5111
This chapter shall not be construed as a regulation of commerce with foreign nations or among the several states, except insofar as such regulation...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5112
The regulation of the transportation of used household goods and personal effects in a motor vehicle or motor vehicles over any public highway in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5113
The transportation of used household goods and personal effects in any truck or trailer for compensation over any public highway in this state is a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5131
No household goods carrier shall engage in such business for compensation by motor vehicle over any public highway in this State, except in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5132
Each household goods carrier shall display on each vehicle operated by it an identification symbol in the form and in accordance with rules and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5133
(a) No household goods carrier shall engage, or attempt to engage, in the business of the transportation of used household goods and personal...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5134
Application for a permit shall be in writing, verified under oath, and shall be in a form, contain information, and be accompanied by proof of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5135
(a) Before a permit is hereafter issued the commission shall require the applicant to establish ability and reasonable financial responsibility to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5135.5
(a) Beginning July 1, 1990, and continuing thereafter, every household goods carrier shall file with the commission one of the following: (1) A...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5135.6
The commission shall not issue or authorize the transfer of any permit under this chapter to any person or corporation against whom a final judgment...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5136
Each application for issuance of a permit under this chapter shall be accompanied by a fee of five hundred dollars ($500). The filing fee for an...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5137
(a) A household goods carrier, under its permit, may also transport used office, store, and institution furniture and fixtures. The commission...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5138
The commission shall establish rules and regulations governing the notification of shippers of any delay in the delivery of goods beyond the date...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5139
The commission may establish rules for the performance of any service of the character furnished or supplied by household goods carriers. Every...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5140
It is unlawful for the owner of a household goods carrier motor vehicle employing or otherwise directing the driver of the vehicle to permit the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5142
(a) Except as provided in Section 5133, a household goods carrier in compliance with this chapter has a lien on used household goods and personal...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5143
(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meaning: (1) "Consignor" means the person named in the bill of lading as...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5161
(a) The commission, in granting permits pursuant to this chapter, shall require the household goods carrier to procure, and continue in effect during
California Public Utilities Code Section 5162
The protection required under this article shall be evidenced by the deposit of any of the following with the commission covering each vehicle used...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5163
With the consent of the commission a copy of an insurance policy, certified by the company issuing it to be a true copy of the original policy, or a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5164
The protection against liability shall be continued in effect during the active life of the permit. The policy of insurance or surety bond shall not
California Public Utilities Code Section 5165
The commission may establish such rules as are necessary to enforce this article.
California Public Utilities Code Section 5191
(a) The commission shall establish or approve just, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory maximum or minimum or maximum and minimum rates to be charged...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5192
A household goods carrier shall not advertise, quote, or charge a rate or an amount for the transportation of used household goods and personal...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5193
By the specific procedures approved by the commission in its Decision 92-05-028, any household goods carrier may charge or collect a greater rate...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5194
The commission shall make such rules as are necessary to the application and enforcement of the rates established or approved pursuant to this...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5196
No household goods carrier shall directly or indirectly pay any commission to a shipper, consignee, or the employee thereof, or to the payer of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5197
No household goods carrier, or any officer, or agent thereof, or any person acting or employed by it, shall, by means of known false billing,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5198
No person, corporation, or any officer, agent, or employee of a corporation shall, by means of false billing, false or incorrect classification,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5199
No person or corporation, or any officer, agent, or employee of a corporation, shall knowingly, directly or indirectly by any false statement or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5221
Each household goods carrier maintaining an office or place of business within this State and offering intrastate service shall keep therein all...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5222
The commission may require any household goods carrier to file with it a true copy of any contract, agreement, or arrangement between the carrier and
California Public Utilities Code Section 5223
The commission may prescribe the forms of any accounts, records, and memoranda, including those pertaining to the movement of traffic and the receipt
California Public Utilities Code Section 5224
Where the commission has prescribed the forms of accounts, records, and memoranda to be kept by household goods carriers for any of its business, it...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5225
The commission, its authorized employees, representatives, and inspectors shall at all times have access to all lands, buildings, and equipment of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5226
The employees, representatives, and inspectors of the commission may, under its order or direction, inspect and examine any lands, buildings,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5227
Sections 5221 to 5226, inclusive, shall, to the extent deemed necessary by the commission, apply to persons having control, direct or indirect, over...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5228
Any employee of the commission who divulges any fact or information which comes to his knowledge during the course of the examination of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5229
(a) Every household goods carrier shall furnish the commission annually, as specified by the commission, a list, prepared under oath, of all vehicles
California Public Utilities Code Section 5230
Every household goods carrier earning over three hundred fifty thousand dollars ($350,000) in annual gross operating revenue shall, under oath, file
California Public Utilities Code Section 5241
No claim against a household goods carrier for loss or damage of goods shall be denied solely because the lost or damaged goods were not noted at the
California Public Utilities Code Section 5243
No household goods carrier may transport household goods under a subhauling agreement unless each of the following occurs: (a) The subhauler is...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5244
The commission shall adopt any rules and regulations it determines to be necessary to enforce the requirements of this article.
California Public Utilities Code Section 5244.5
This article does not apply to a subhauling agreement when the subhauler is not otherwise subject to this chapter for activity related to the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5245
The commission shall establish rules and regulations controlling the estimates given by a household goods carrier to a shipper of the charges it...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5251
Except as otherwise expressly provided, in all respects in which the commission has power and authority under the Constitution of this State or this...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5252
Service of all process and orders instituting investigation in all proceedings, complaints, investigations, or hearings brought or pending before the
California Public Utilities Code Section 5253
Service of all process and orders, decisions and orders, orders and notices in all such proceedings, investigations, complaints and hearings may be...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5254
Service by personal delivery is complete upon delivery to the person to be served of a true copy of the paper to be served. Service by mail is...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5255
In all proceedings instituted by or pending before the commission pursuant to this chapter, the commission may from time to time make such interim,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5256
After the making of an interim, interlocutory, or other order, any party to the proceeding or any stockholder or bondholder or other party...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5257
Any interim, interlocutory, or other order may be reviewed as provided in Sections 1756 to 1766, inclusive. Upon review, only that portion of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5258
No person shall be excused from attending and testifying or from producing any book, document, paper, or account in any investigation or inquiry by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5259
Whenever the executive director of the commission determines that any household goods carrier or any officer, director, or agent of any household...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5259.5
(a) Whenever the commission determines that any household goods carrier or any officer, director, or agent of any household goods carrier has...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5260
Upon the filing of such a petition, the court shall specify a time, not exceeding 20 days after the service of the copy of the petition, within which
California Public Utilities Code Section 5281
The commission may, at the request of any household goods carrier, suspend the operating permit of the carrier for a definite time during which it is
California Public Utilities Code Section 5282
Upon such suspension of a permit the commission shall thereupon require the removal from any vehicle operated thereunder of any identifying symbols...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5283
Upon the termination of the period of suspension the commission shall restore the permit and the carrier shall again place on all vehicles the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5284
A permit shall remain in effect until suspended or terminated as provided in this chapter. Any permit not exercised for a period of one year,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5284.5
The commission shall only authorize a sale, lease, assignment or other transfer of a permit to a transferee who has qualified in the manner provided...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5285
(a) The commission may suspend the permit of any household goods carrier after notice and an opportunity to be heard, if the carrier knowingly and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5285.5
(a) Upon receipt of a stop order issued by the Director of Industrial Relations pursuant to Section 3710.1 of the Labor Code, the commission shall...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5285.6
(a) (1) Upon receipt of a written recommendation from the Department of the California Highway Patrol that the permit of a household goods carrier be
California Public Utilities Code Section 5286
After the cancellation or revocation of a permit or during the period of its suspension, it is unlawful for a household goods carrier to conduct any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5311
(a) Every household goods carrier and every officer, director, agent, or employee of any household goods carrier who violates or who fails to comply...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5311.3
Every household goods carrier, and every officer, director, agent, or employee of a household goods carrier, who displays on any vehicle any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5312
Every corporation or person other than a household goods carrier, who knowingly and willfully, either individually, or acting as an officer, agent,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5313
Every household goods carrier and every officer, director, agent, or employee of any household goods carrier who violates or who fails to comply...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5313.5
Whenever the commission, after hearing, finds that any person or corporation is operating as a household goods carrier without a valid permit, or is...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5314
Every corporation or person other than a household goods carrier who knowingly and wilfully, either individually, or acting as an officer, agent, or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5314.5
Every corporation or person who knowingly and willfully issues, publishes, or affixes, or causes or permits the issuance, publishing, or affixing, of
California Public Utilities Code Section 5314.6
Every household goods carrier and every officer, director, agent, or employee of a household goods carrier who knowingly and willfully makes a false...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5315
Every violation of the provisions of this chapter or of any order, decision, decree, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the commission by any
California Public Utilities Code Section 5316
All remedies and penalties accruing under this chapter are cumulative to each other and to the remedies and penalties available under any other law,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5317
(a) Actions to recover penalties under this chapter shall be brought in the name of the people of the State of California, in the superior court of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5317
(a) Actions to recover penalties under this chapter shall be brought in the name of the people of the State of California, in the superior court of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5317.5
The commission shall ensure that this chapter is enforced and obeyed, and that violations thereof are promptly prosecuted and penalties due the state
California Public Utilities Code Section 5318
In any such action, all penalties incurred up to the time of the commencement of the action may be sued for and recovered. In all such actions, the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5319
All penalties recovered by the State in any action pursuant to this chapter, together with the costs thereof, shall be paid into the State Treasury...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5320
Whenever a written notice to appear has been mailed to the owner of a household goods carrier motor vehicle, an exact and legible duplicate copy of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5322
(a) The Legislature finds and declares that advertisement and use of telephone service is essential for household goods carriers to obtain business...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5325
This article may be cited as the Household Goods Carriers Uniform Business License Tax Act.
California Public Utilities Code Section 5326
An adequate transportation system is essential to the welfare of the state, and an important part of that system is service rendered by household...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5327
On and after the effective date of this article no city or county shall assess, levy, or collect an excise or license tax of any kind, character, or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5328
(a) On and after the effective date of this article, there is imposed upon every household goods carriers, and every person or corporation, owning or
California Public Utilities Code Section 5329
On and after the effective date of this article, any person or corporation, subject to the license fee imposed by Section 5328, required to pay any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5330
(a) All funds collected by the commission pursuant to this chapter shall be deposited in the State Treasury to the credit of the Highway Carrier's...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5331
(a) If any person or corporation is in default in the payment of the license fee prescribed by this chapter for a period of 30 days or more, the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5332
The commission may bring an action, in its own name, or in the name of the people of the state, in any court of competent jurisdiction of the state,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5333
The employees, representatives, and inspectors of the commission may, under its order of direction, inspect and examine any books, accounts, records,
California Public Utilities Code Section 5334
The commission may make refunds of all or any amount of a fee provided for in this article if it determines that such fee or amount thereof was paid...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5335
(a) The commission may establish rules and regulations as it deems necessary to carry out this article. (b) This section does not prohibit the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5351
This chapter may be cited as the "Passenger Charter-party Carriers' Act."
California Public Utilities Code Section 5352
The use of the public highways for the transportation of passengers for compensation is a business affected with a public interest. It is the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5353
This chapter does not apply to any of the following: (a) Transportation service rendered wholly within the corporate limits of a single city or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5353.5
On and after July 1, 1989, this chapter does not apply to transportation service, other than transportation service furnished in a limousine for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5354
In construing and enforcing the provisions of this chapter relating to the prescribed privileges and obligations of the holder of a permit or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5355
Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions and general provisions set forth in this article govern the construction of this chapter.
California Public Utilities Code Section 5356
"Corporation" includes a corporation, a company, an association, and a joint stock association.
California Public Utilities Code Section 5357
"Person" includes an individual, a firm, or a copartnership.
California Public Utilities Code Section 5358
"Public highway" includes every public street, road, or highway in this State.
California Public Utilities Code Section 5359
"Motor vehicle" means a vehicle which is self-propelled.
California Public Utilities Code Section 5360
Subject to the exclusions of Section 5353, "charter-party carrier of passengers" means every person engaged in the transportation of persons by motor
California Public Utilities Code Section 5360.5
(a) Charter-party carriers of passengers shall operate on a prearranged basis within this state. (b) For purposes of this section, "prearranged...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5362
With respect to a motor vehicle used in the transportation of persons for compensation by a charter-party carrier of passengers, "owner" means the ...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5363
(a) Any provision of the Public Utilities Act (Part 1 (commencing with Section 201) of Division 1) or of this chapter applicable to charter bus...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5371
No charter-party carrier of passengers excepting transit districts, transit authorities or cities owning and operating local transit systems...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5371.1
(a) No charter-party carrier of passengers issued a class A certificate subject to this section shall be restricted as to point of origin or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5371.2
(a) All holders of certificates issued under this section shall operate from a service area to be determined by the commission. In no case shall...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5371.3
A class C certificate holder is one who provides transportation services incidental to commercial balloon operations, commercial river rafting, or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5371.4
(a) The governing body of any city, county, or city and county may not impose a fee on charter-party carriers operating limousines. However, the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5371.5
(a) Upon receipt of a complaint containing sufficient information to warrant conducting an investigation, the commission shall investigate any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5371.6
(a) The Legislature finds and declares that advertising and use of telephone service is essential for charter-party carriers of passengers to obtain...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5372
Applications for permits and certificates shall be in writing, verified under oath, and shall be in such form, contain such information, and be...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5373.1
(a) Each application for a charter-party carrier of passengers certificate or permit shall be accompanied by a filing fee as follows: (1) Class A...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5373.5
The commission shall not issue or authorize the transfer of any certificate or permit under this chapter to any person or corporation against whom a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5374
(a) (1) Before a permit or certificate is issued or renewed, the commission shall require the applicant to establish reasonable fitness and financial
California Public Utilities Code Section 5374.5
(a) At the time of each bus terminal inspection conducted by the Department of the California Highway Patrol pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5374.6
Every charter-party carrier earning over three hundred fifty thousand dollars ($350,000) in annual gross operating revenue shall, under oath, file...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5375
The commission may, with or without hearing, issue or refuse to issue a permit or certificate. If the commission finds that public convenience and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5376
A permit or certificate, or renewal thereof, is effective for three years, unless suspended or revoked by the commission.
California Public Utilities Code Section 5377
No permit issued pursuant to this article, or rights to conduct any of the services therein authorized, shall be sold, leased, or assigned, or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5377.1
No certificate issued pursuant to, or rights to conduct any of the services authorized by, this article shall be sold, leased, or assigned, or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5378
(a) The commission may cancel, revoke, or suspend any operating permit or certificate issued pursuant to this chapter upon any of the following...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5378.1
(a) Beginning July 1, 1990, and continuing thereafter, every charter-party carrier shall file with the commission one of the following: (1) A...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5378.5
(a) Upon receipt of a written recommendation from the Department of the California Highway Patrol that the certificate or permit of a charter-party...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5378.6
(a) Upon receipt of a written recommendation from the Department of the California Highway Patrol that a new or renewal application for a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5378.7
(a) Upon receipt of a stop order issued by the Director of Industrial Relations pursuant to Section 3710.1 of the Labor Code, the commission shall...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5379
After the cancellation or revocation of a permit or certificate, or during the period of its suspension, or after the expiration of its permit or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5379.5
The commission may, on a complaint alleging that any corporation or person is operating as a charter-party carrier of passengers without a valid...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5381
To the extent that such is not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter, the commission may supervise and regulate every charter-party...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5381.5
The commission shall, by rule or other appropriate procedure, ensure that every charter-party carrier of passengers operates on a prearranged basis...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5382
To the extent that such are not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter, all general orders, rules and regulations, applicable to the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5383
The commission shall create the following classifications or types of certificates for charter-party carriers of passengers: Class A: from any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5384
The commission shall issue permits to persons, who are otherwise qualified, whose passenger carrier operations fall into the following categories:
California Public Utilities Code Section 5384.1
(a) The driver of any limousine for hire operated by a charter-party carrier of passengers under a valid certificate or permit shall do all of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5384.2
A school, school district, or the state is not liable for transportation services provided by an operator of a charter-party carrier operating a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5384.5
If the driver of any limousine for hire operating under a valid certificate or permit, or any officer, director, agent, or employee of a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5385
No charter party carrier of passengers shall operate any motor vehicle on any public highway unless there is displayed on the vehicle a distinctive...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5385.5
For motor vehicles designed to carry not more than eight passengers, including the driver, the commission shall issue a suitable decal for purposes...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5385.6
(a) No charter-party carrier shall operate a limousine as defined by Section 5371.4 unless the limousine is equipped with the special license plates...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5386
(a) Every charter-party carrier of passengers, including a charter-party carrier that operates a limousine, shall include the number of its permit or
California Public Utilities Code Section 5386.5
No charter-party carrier of passengers shall advertise its services, or in any manner represent its services, as being a taxicab or taxi service. For
California Public Utilities Code Section 5387
It is unlawful for the owner of a charter-party carrier of passengers to permit the operation of any vehicle upon any public highway for compensation
California Public Utilities Code Section 5387.5
When the commission or an employee of the commission determines that any person or corporation is holding itself out as a charter-party carrier of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5389
(a) The commission, each commissioner, and each officer and person employed by the commission may, at any time have access to the land, buildings, or
California Public Utilities Code Section 5390
The commission shall fund the costs of administering the special identification license plate program required by Section 5385.6 of this code and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5378
(a) The commission may cancel, revoke, or suspend any operating permit or certificate issued pursuant to this chapter upon any of the following...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5378.1
(a) Beginning July 1, 1990, and continuing thereafter, every charter-party carrier shall file with the commission one of the following: (1) A...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5378.5
(a) Upon receipt of a written recommendation from the Department of the California Highway Patrol that the certificate or permit of a charter-party...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5378.6
(a) Upon receipt of a written recommendation from the Department of the California Highway Patrol that a new or renewal application for a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5378.7
(a) Upon receipt of a stop order issued by the Director of Industrial Relations pursuant to Section 3710.1 of the Labor Code, the commission shall...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5379
After the cancellation or revocation of a permit or certificate, or during the period of its suspension, or after the expiration of its permit or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5379.5
The commission may, on a complaint alleging that any corporation or person is operating as a charter-party carrier of passengers without a valid...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5391
The commission shall, in granting permits or a certificate pursuant to this chapter, require the charter-party carrier of passengers to procure, and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5391.2
Notwithstanding Section 5391, in granting certificates to the holders of class C certificates, the commission shall require that those carriers...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5391.5
The commission shall commence a rulemaking proceeding to develop uniform operating standards applicable to charter-party carriers of passengers. The
California Public Utilities Code Section 5392
The protection required under Sections 5391 and 5391.2 shall be evidenced by the deposit of any of the following with the commission covering each...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5392.3
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any charter-party carrier of passengers that contracts to provide a vanpool vehicle, as described in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5392.5
No person, firm, or corporation holding a valid permit issued by the commission pursuant to this chapter shall be required by any agency of local...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5393
With the consent of the commission a copy of an insurance policy, certified by the company issuing it to be a true copy of the original policy, or a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5401
Charges for the transportation to be offered or afforded by a charter-party carrier of passengers shall be computed and assessed on a vehicle mileage
California Public Utilities Code Section 5402
No person, partnership, corporation, or organization shall sell transportation by a passenger stage on an individual-fare basis for a sightseeing...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5411
Every charter-party carrier of passengers and every officer, director, agent, or employee of any charter-party carrier of passengers who violates or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5411.3
Every charter-party carrier of passengers, and every officer, director, agent, or employee of a charter-party carrier of passengers, who displays on...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5411.5
(a) Whenever a peace officer, as defined in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 830) of Title 3 of Part 2 of the Penal Code, arrests a person for a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5411.6
Every charter party carrier of passengers and every officer, director, agent, or employee of a charter party carrier of passengers who knowingly and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5412
Every corporation or person other than a charter-party carrier of passengers, who knowingly and willfully, either individually, or acting as an...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5412.2
(a) When a person is convicted of the offense of operating a charter-party carrier of passengers or a taxicab without a valid certificate or permit,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5412.5
Every officer or person employed by the commission who, except as authorized by the commission or a court, discloses any fact or information from an...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5413
Every charter-party carrier of passengers and every officer, director, agent, or employee of any charter-party carrier of passengers who violates or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5413.5
(a) Whenever the commission, after hearing, finds that any person or corporation is operating as a charter-party carrier of passengers, including a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5414
Every corporation or person other than a charter-party carrier of passengers who knowingly and willfully, either individually, or acting as an...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5414.5
Every corporation or person who knowingly and willfully issues, publishes, or affixes, or causes or permits the issuance, publishing, or affixing, of
California Public Utilities Code Section 5415
Every violation of the provisions of this chapter or of any order, decision, decree, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the commission by any
California Public Utilities Code Section 5415.5
When the executive director of the commission determines that any charter-party carrier of passengers, or any officer, director, or agent of any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5416
All penalties accruing under this chapter are cumulative, and a suit for the recovery of one penalty does not bar or affect the recovery of any other
California Public Utilities Code Section 5417
(a) Actions to recover penalties under this chapter shall be brought in the name of the people of the State of California, in the superior court of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5417
(a) Actions to recover penalties under this chapter shall be brought in the name of the people of the State of California, in the superior court of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5418
In any such action, all penalties incurred up to the time of the commencement of the action may be sued for and recovered. In all such actions, the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5419
All penalties recovered by the State in any action pursuant to this chapter, together with the costs thereof, shall be paid into the State Treasury...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5420
Whenever a written notice to appear has been mailed to the owner of a charter-party carrier of passengers motor vehicle, an exact and legible...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5500
(a) As used in this article, "commercial air operator" means any person owning, controlling, operating, renting, or managing aircraft for any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5500
(a) As used in this article, "commercial air operator" means any person owning, controlling, operating, renting, or managing aircraft for any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5501
(a) As used in this article, "aircraft" means any contrivance used for navigation of, or flight in, the air. (b) This section shall become...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5501
(a) As used in this article, "aircraft" means any contrivance used for navigation of, or flight in, the air. (b) This section shall become...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5502
As used in this article, "person" means any individual, firm, partnership, private, municipal or public corporation, limited liability company,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5503
The Public Utilities Commission shall require every commercial air operator to procure, and continue in effect so long as the commercial air operator
California Public Utilities Code Section 5503.5
Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 5503, the commission shall require less accident insurance than that required of commercial air operators...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5504
This article does not apply to any person licensed under Article 1 (commencing with Section 11701) of Chapter 4 of Division 6 of the Food and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5505
The commission shall, after a public hearing, set the amount of liability insurance, required by Section 5503, which is reasonably necessary to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5506
The protection required under Section 5503 shall be evidenced either by the deposit with the commission, covering each aircraft used or to be used in
California Public Utilities Code Section 5507
With the consent of the commission a copy of an insurance policy, certified by the company issuing it to be a true copy of the original policy, or a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5508
The protection against liability shall be continued in effect so long as the commercial air operator continues to offer his services for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5509
The commission may establish such rules as are necessary to enforce this article.
California Public Utilities Code Section 5510
Any commercial air operator who knowingly refuses or fails to procure protection against liability, as required by Section 5503, is guilty of a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5511
Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 5506, the commission shall have the authority to accept policies of insurance written by nonadmitted...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5512
Following an administrative hearing, the commission may impose a penalty of not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000) upon any commercial air...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5513
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, any person owning, controlling, operating, renting, managing, furnishing, or otherwise...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5800
This act shall be known and may be cited as the Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006.
California Public Utilities Code Section 5810
(a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (1) Increasing competition for video and broadband services is a matter of statewide
California Public Utilities Code Section 5820
(a) Nothing in this division shall be deemed as creating a vested right in a state-issued franchise by the franchise holder or its affiliates that...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5830
For purposes of this division, the following words have the following meanings: (a) "Broadband" means any service defined as broadband in the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5840
(a) The commission is the sole franchising authority for a state franchise to provide video service under this division. Neither the commission nor...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5850
(a) A state-issued franchise shall only be valid for 10 years after the date of issuance, and the holder shall apply for a renewal of the state...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5860
(a) The holder of a state franchise that offers video service within the jurisdiction of the local entity shall calculate and remit to the local...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5870
(a) The holder of a state franchise shall designate a sufficient amount of capacity on its network to allow the provision of the same number of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5880
Holders of state franchises shall comply with the Emergency Alert System requirements of the Federal Communications Commission in order that...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5885
(a) The local entity shall allow the holder of a state franchise under this division to install, construct, and maintain a network within public...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5890
(a) A cable operator or video service provider that has been granted a state franchise under this division may not discriminate against or deny...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5900
(a) The holder of a state franchise shall comply with the provisions of Sections 53055, 53055.1, 53055.2, and 53088.2 of the Government Code, and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5910
(a) The holder of a state franchise shall perform background checks of applicants for employment, according to current business practices. (b) A...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5920
(a) A holder of a state franchise employing more than 750 total employees in California shall annually report to the commission all of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5930
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this division, any video service provider that currently holds a franchise with a local franchising entity
California Public Utilities Code Section 5940
The holder of a state franchise under this division who also provides stand-alone, residential, primary line, basic telephone service shall not...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5950
The commission shall not permit a telephone corporation that is providing video service directly or through its affiliates pursuant to a state-issued
California Public Utilities Code Section 5960
(a) For purposes of this section, "census tract" has the same meaning as used by the United States Census Bureau, and "household" has the same...
California Public Utilities Code Section 5970
Subject to the requirements of this division, a state franchise may be transferred to any successor in interest of the holder to which the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6001
Every franchise or privilege to erect or lay telegraph or telephone wires, to construct or operate street or interurban railroads upon any public...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6001.5
(a) All franchises, licenses, permits, or other privileges granted to a public utility by any city, county, or city and county holding a freeholder's
California Public Utilities Code Section 6002
The grantor may, in such a franchise, impose such other and additional terms and conditions not in conflict with this article, whether governmental...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6003
No clause or condition of any kind shall be inserted in any franchise or grant offered or sold under the terms of this article which shall directly...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6004
An applicant for a franchise or privilege shall file with the governing or legislative body of the county or municipality an application, and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6005
The advertisement shall state that bids will be received for the franchise and that it will be awarded to the highest bidder. The advertisement...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6006
The publication shall state the character of the franchise or privilege proposed to be granted, the term for which it is granted, and, if it is for a
California Public Utilities Code Section 6007
The advertisement shall also contain a statement that the franchise will be struck off, sold, and awarded to the person, firm, or corporation making...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6008
Each sealed bid shall be accompanied with cash or a certified check payable to the treasurer of the county or municipality for the full amount of the
California Public Utilities Code Section 6009
The successful bidder shall deposit with the clerk of the county or municipality, within 24 hours of the acceptance of his bid, the remaining 90...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6010
(a) The advertisement may also contain a statement that the successful bidder for any franchise or privilege struck off, sold, and awarded under this
California Public Utilities Code Section 6010.1
Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, any franchise heretofore or hereafter granted shall not be invalid or subject to revocation...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6011
If the franchise is a renewal of a right already in existence, payment of the percentage of gross receipts shall begin at once upon the granting of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6012
If the franchise granted is an extension of an existing street railroad system, the gross receipts shall be estimated to be one-half of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6013
Work to erect or lay telegraph or telephone wires, to construct street or interurban railroads, to lay gas pipes for the purpose of carrying gas for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6014
Work to construct street or interurban railroads shall be completed within not more than three years from the granting of the franchise, and if not...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6015
Work under any franchise other than for a street or interurban railroad shall be prosecuted diligently and in good faith so as to meet and fill the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6016
The Attorney General, upon the complaint of any county or municipality, or, in his discretion, upon the complaint of any taxpayer, shall sue for the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6017
Any member of a governing or legislative body of any county, city and county, or city, who, by his vote, violates or attempts to violate any of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6041
In all cases where application is made to the governing or legislative body of a city or city and county for permission and authority to lay railroad
California Public Utilities Code Section 6091
All cities and cities and counties are empowered to grant franchises for the laying of pipes in the streets, roads, avenues, alleys, and public...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6092
The granting of franchises under this article shall be pursuant to Article 1 of this chapter.
California Public Utilities Code Section 6201
This chapter may be cited as the Franchise Act of 1937.
California Public Utilities Code Section 6201.3
As used in this chapter, "industrial gas" means any substance which is in a gaseous state at ambient conditions of temperature and pressure used for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6201.5
As used in this chapter, municipality includes counties, but no county shall grant a franchise pursuant to this chapter in any incorporated area.
California Public Utilities Code Section 6202
The legislative body of any municipality may grant a franchise to any person, firm, or corporation, whether operating under an existing franchise or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6203
The legislative body may in such a franchise impose such other and additional terms and conditions not in conflict with this chapter, whether...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6204
This chapter provides a procedure, alternative to the procedure provided in Article 1 of Chapter 1 of this division, for the granting of franchises...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6205
This chapter does not apply to any municipality having a freeholders' charter adopted and ratified under the Constitution and having in such charter...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6205.1
(a) Notwithstanding Section 6205, all franchises, licenses, permits, or other privileges granted to a public utility by any city, county, or city and
California Public Utilities Code Section 6231
An applicant for a franchise shall file with the legislative body of the municipality in which the franchise is desired an application stating all of
California Public Utilities Code Section 6231.5
(a) An applicant for a franchise to build and operate a pipeline system transmitting oil or products thereof shall file with the legislative body of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6232
Upon receipt of the application the legislative body of the municipality may pass its resolution declaring its intention to grant the franchise...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6233
The notice of the time and place of hearing objections shall state that the grantee of the franchise and its successors and assigns will, during the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6234
At any time not later than the hour set for the hearing of objections, any person interested may make written protest stating objections against the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6235
A franchise granted under this chapter does not become effective until the grantee files written acceptance thereof with the clerk of the granting...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6261
Any franchise granted under this chapter with respect to a given utility service is in lieu of all other franchises, rights, or privileges owned by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6262
No franchise granted under this chapter in any way impairs or affects the right of the granting municipality to acquire the property of the grantee...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6263
No franchise granted under this chapter shall ever be given any value before any court or other public authority in any proceeding of any character...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6264
Every franchise granted pursuant to this chapter, except when a definite term therefor is specified in the ordinance granting it, is indeterminate,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6265
Every gas franchise granted pursuant to this chapter confers upon the grantee the right to use, or to lay and use, gas pipes and appurtenances for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6291
If the grantee of any franchise granted under this chapter fails, neglects or refuses to comply with any of the provisions or conditions prescribed...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6292
Any municipality may sue in its own name for the forfeiture of any franchise granted pursuant to this chapter, in the event of noncompliance with any
California Public Utilities Code Section 6293
The grantee shall pay to the municipality a sum of money sufficient to reimburse it for all publication expenses incurred by it in connection with...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6294
The grantee of a franchise under this chapter shall construct, install, and maintain all pipes, conduits, poles, wires, and appurtenances in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6295
The grantee shall pay to the municipality on demand the cost of all repairs to public property made necessary by any of the operations of the grantee
California Public Utilities Code Section 6296
The grantee shall indemnify and hold harmless the municipality and its officers from all liability for damages proximately resulting from any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6297
The grantee shall remove or relocate without expense to the municipality any facilities installed, used, and maintained under the franchise if and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6298
The grantee shall file with the legislative body of the municipality within thirty (30) days after any sale, transfer, assignment, or lease of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6299
The grantee shall file with the clerk of the municipality, within three (3) months after the expiration of the calendar year, or fractional calendar...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6300
The grantee shall pay to the municipality within fifteen (15) days after the time for filing its statement of gross receipts, in lawful money of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6301
(a) The grantee of a franchise under this chapter may be required to file a bond running to the municipality approved by the legislative body, in a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6302
The grantee of a franchise under this chapter shall be liable to the granting municipality for all damages proximately resulting from the failure of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6350
There is hereby created a surcharge to be applied to natural gas and electricity transported over utility and nonutility transmission or distribution
California Public Utilities Code Section 6351
As used in this chapter: (a) "Municipality" includes counties. (b) "Energy transporter" means and includes every utility and nonutility owner...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6352
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a transportation customer who receives transportation service on a natural gas or electric...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6353
For purpose of calculating the surcharge required in Section 6352, the energy transporter shall do all of the following: (a) For each...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6354
(a) Surcharges calculated pursuant to Section 6353 shall be recovered from the transportation customer through the energy transporter's normal...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6354.1
As an alternative to the requirements of subdivision (h) of Section 6354, an energy transporter may elect to state on each customer's bill, including
California Public Utilities Code Section 6451
The governing or legislative body of any city or city and county having on July 27, 1917, a freeholders' charter adopted under Section 8 of Article...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6452
The resettlement franchise shall be granted after such publication and upon such notice as the governing or legislative body shall by resolution...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6453
After the final passage of a resettlement franchise, it shall be referred and submitted to the vote of the electors of the city or city and county at
California Public Utilities Code Section 6454
No resettlement franchise shall go into effect until it has received the approval of a majority of the electors voting thereon and until it has been...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6455
Every resettlement franchise, permit, or privilege shall confer upon the grantee the right to occupy the roads, streets, highways, avenues,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6456
The grantee shall pay to the city or city and county such a percentage of the net revenue annually collected from any and all sources under and by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6457
The legislative or governing body may in a resettlement franchise provide that any new franchise granted to the holder of the resettlement franchise...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6458
The legislative or governing body may in the resettlement franchise provide that in case of consolidation or annexation to the city or city and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6459
Every resettlement franchise shall provide that the grantee shall surrender the franchises or rights, owned or claimed by the grantee, to occupy such
California Public Utilities Code Section 6460
The resettlement franchise, permit, or privilege shall be granted for an indeterminate period, subject always to the right of the city or city and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6461
The resettlement franchise shall be granted upon the express condition that the city or city and county may, at a valuation for the purpose of public
California Public Utilities Code Section 6462
The valuation for the purpose of public acquisition of property used and useful, or in the discretion of the city or city and county prospectively...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6463
All expenses of the valuation by the Public Utilities Commission shall be paid by the city or city and county to the commission.
California Public Utilities Code Section 6464
The resettlement franchise shall provide that the grantee, its successors or assigns, shall never claim before any court or other public authority in
California Public Utilities Code Section 6465
The resettlement franchise may be amended from time to time by ordinance passed by the governing or legislative body of the city or city and county...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6466
The power of the State, in the exercise of its police power or otherwise through the instrumentality of the Public Utilities Commission or other...
California Public Utilities Code Section 6467
Nothing in this chapter, nor any provision of any franchise granted under this chapter, shall prevent a city or city and county from acquiring at any
California Public Utilities Code Section 7000
(a) For purposes of this chapter, a utility shall mean all of the following: (1) An electric corporation. (2) A water corporation. (3) A...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7001
For purposes of this chapter, "authority" means the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, as defined in Section 100011.
California Public Utilities Code Section 7002
When a utility enters into a relocation agreement with the authority in connection with a transit or transportation capital improvement project, the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7003
(a) If a utility, cable television corporation, or cable operator abandons utility relocation work under a relocation agreement with the authority in
California Public Utilities Code Section 7004
The rights and remedies available to the authority under this article are nonexclusive and are cumulative to each other and to the remedies or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7005
This chapter applies only if all of the following occurs: (a) The authority has executed a formal, written utility relocation agreement with the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7503
Any person or any corporation formed under the laws of this State or of any other state within the United States that the directors of a railroad...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7505
(a) Revenue derived from passenger rail service on the Northwestern Pacific Railroad right-of-way south of Willits to Larkspur shall only be used for
California Public Utilities Code Section 7508
Subject to the provisions of Part 1 of Division 1 and of the Corporations Code, any railroad corporation, or person or corporation owning any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7526
Every railroad corporation has all of the following powers: (a) To make such examination and surveys as are necessary to the selection of the most
California Public Utilities Code Section 7527
Every railroad corporation also has all of the following powers: (a) To carry persons and property on its railroad, and to receive tolls or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7528
Every person or corporation authorized to operate a railroad is authorized to use steam, diesel, electricity, compressed air, or any other suitable...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7529
Railroad corporations doing business in this State and organized under any law of this State or the United States, or of any state or territory...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7530
Every railroad corporation in this State shall, within a reasonable time after its road is finally located, make a map and profile thereof, and of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7531
If, at any time after the location of the line of the railroad and the filing of the maps and profiles thereof, it appears that the location can be...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7531.5
Upon receipt by it of an application, filed with either the federal Surface Transportation Board or the Public Utilities Commission, to abandon a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7533
The board of directors of any railroad corporation may at any time after the original location and construction of its railroad, in order to provide...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7535
Whenever the track of one railroad intersects or crosses the track of another railroad, whether it is a street railroad, wholly within the limits of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7536
Whenever the track of a railroad crosses another railroad or a highway, such railroad or highway may be carried under, over, or on a level with the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7537
The owner of any lands along or through which any railroad is constructed or maintained, may have such farm or private crossings over the railroad...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7538
At every farm or private grade crossing of a railroad where no automatic grade crossing protective device is in place there shall be installed, as a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7551
Every railroad corporation is granted the right of way for the location, construction, and maintenance of its necessary works, and for every...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7551.1
The Secretary of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency may grant to every railroad corporation whose primary business is the transportation
California Public Utilities Code Section 7551.3
(a) To ensure that a fair and reasonable price is paid for public acquisition of railroad rights-of-way, it is the intent of the Legislature to have...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7552
(a) Every railroad corporation is granted the right, subject to subdivision (b), to take from any of the lands belonging to the state, adjacent to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7553
When any selection of a right of way, or land for an adjunct to the works of a railroad corporation, is made by any corporation, the secretary...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7554
If any corporation receiving state lands or appurtenances thereunder is dissolved, ceases to exist, is discontinued, or the route or line of its...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7555
No railroad corporation may use any street, alley, or highway, or any of the land, whether covered by water or otherwise, owned by any city or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7556
The governing body of a county, city and county, or city, under such regulations, restrictions, and limitations, and upon such terms and payment of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7556.1
Notwithstanding Section 7556, to railroad corporations whose primary business is the transportation of passengers, the governing body of a county,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7557
Where any railroad or street railroad tracks are located on property that a public entity is authorized to acquire by eminent domain for road,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7576
In any contract for the sale of railroad or street railway equipment or rolling stock, it is lawful to agree that title to the property sold or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7577
In any contract for the leasing or hiring of railroad or street railway equipment or rolling stock, it is lawful to stipulate for a conditioned sale...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7578
No contract of the type provided for in this article shall be valid as against any subsequent judgment creditor or any subsequent bona fide purchaser
California Public Utilities Code Section 7601
Except as provided in Section 7602 every common carrier by railroad operating within this State shall maintain, on what is known as passing track...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7602
Section 7601 does not apply to any track, siding, spur, or other track owned by private persons for their own use, except when the track, siding,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7603
Any corporation, company, or person, or any officer, superintendent, manager, or other agent thereof, who violates any of the provisions of Sections...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7604
(a) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (3), a bell, siren, horn, whistle, or similar audible warning device shall be sounded at any public crossing...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7605
Every railroad corporation, or receiver or lessee thereof, operating any line of railroad in this State by steam locomotives, shall equip all steam...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7606
Every steam locomotive used upon a railroad in this State, carrying passengers or freight for hire, shall be equipped with one or more water glasses...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7607
Every railroad corporation, or receiver or lessee thereof, operating any line of railroad in this State, shall equip all locomotive engines used in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7608
Every railroad company, or the receiver or receivers of any railroad, operating trains within this state, shall provide a first aid kit containing...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7609
Every railroad company, or the receiver or receivers thereof, operating trains in whole or in part within this State, shall provide an emergency...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7610
The employee of any railroad company, or the receiver or receivers thereof, having charge of any passenger train, caboose, locomotive, motor or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7611
Any person or any employee of any railroad company, or the receiver or receivers thereof, who removes, carries away from its proper place, or uses...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7612
It shall be unlawful for any owner or operator of a railroad running through or within the boundaries of the State of California and engaged in the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7613
On and after July 1, 1954, any owner or operator of a railroad running through or within this State as a common carrier of persons or property or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7614
It shall be unlawful for any owner or operator of a railroad running through or within the boundaries of the State of California and engaged in the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7626
Every railroad corporation shall make and maintain a good and sufficient fence on both sides of its track and property. If it does not and if its...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7627
A railroad corporation that pays to the owner of the land through or along which its road is located an agreed price for making and maintaining a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7628
The commission may require every railroad corporation operating any steam or electric railroad in this State to erect and maintain lawful fences on...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7629
The authority of the commission to require such fences shall be exercised in each instance only when a verified application is filed with the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7630
Upon hearing the commission shall determine whether or not any fence or fences are necessary to protect cattle, horses, mules, or any other domestic...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7631
The failure of any railroad corporation to comply with any order of the commission authorized by this article shall not subject it, or any of its...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7653
Every railroad corporation shall furnish, on the inside of its passenger cars, sufficient room and accommodations for all passengers to whom tickets...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7654
Every railroad corporation shall print and conspicuously post on the inside of its passenger cars its rules and regulations regarding fare and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7655
A check shall be affixed to every package or parcel of baggage when taken for transportation by any agent or employee of a railroad corporation and a
California Public Utilities Code Section 7656
If any passenger refuses to pay his fare, or to exhibit or surrender his ticket, when reasonably requested to do so, the conductor and employees of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7657
Every conductor, baggage master, engineer, brakeman, or other employee of any railroad corporation, employed on a passenger train or at stations for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7658
No city or county or city and county ordinance which establishes a limit on the speed of trains shall be valid unless that ordinance has been...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7659
Notwithstanding any city or county or city and county ordinance to the contrary, no railroad conductor or engineer, who, while operating a train,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7660
The commission, in authorizing any restrictions on the speed of rail services, shall do so only upon receipt of evidence and a finding (a) that the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7661
(a) The commission shall require every railroad corporation operating in this state to develop, within 90 days of the effective date of the act...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7662
(a) (1) A railroad corporation shall place appropriate signage to notify an engineer of an approaching grade crossing, consistent with federal law.
California Public Utilities Code Section 7663
Whenever the Department of the California Highway Patrol or a designated local public safety agency responds to a railroad accident, the accident...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7665
(a) This article shall be known, and may be cited, as the Local Community Rail Security Act of 2006. (b) The Legislature declares that the purpose
California Public Utilities Code Section 7665.2
By July 1, 2007, every operator of rail facilities shall provide a risk assessment to the commission, the Director of Homeland Security, and the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7665.3
The Office of Emergency Services may provide the risk assessment provided pursuant to Section 7665.2 to other law enforcement or emergency personnel.
California Public Utilities Code Section 7665.4
(a) By January 1, 2008, every rail operator shall develop and implement an infrastructure protection program to protect rail infrastructure in the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7665.6
Every rail operator shall, for all facilities that handle hazardous cargo, do all the following: (a) Secure all facilities that handle or store...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7665.8
Every rail operator shall provide communications capability that can accomplish all of the following: (a) Timely alerting local and state law...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7666
No rail operator or any other person covered by this article may act to punish an employee who reports a violation of this article. An employee...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7667
The provisions of this article are severable. If any provision of this article or its application is held invalid, that invalidity shall not affect...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7671
The Legislature finds and declares that the purpose of this article is to protect the health and safety of the public and to improve the safety of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7672
For purposes of this article, "hazardous material" means either of the following: (a) A hazardous material, as defined in Section 171.8 of Title...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7672.5
Any railroad corporation which is involved in an incident resulting in a release, or threatened release, of a hazardous material shall immediately...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7673
Each railroad corporation which transports hazardous materials in the state shall do all of the following: (a) Provide a system map of the state...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7676
Every person who, in making up or running any railroad train, places or runs, or causes to be placed or run, any freight car in the rear of passenger
California Public Utilities Code Section 7677
No person, firm, or corporation operating a railroad with more than four trains each way every 24 hours shall require or permit any engineer,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7677.1
Radio or other means of communication not hereinabove referred to in Section 7677 may be used for the purpose of transmitting orders for the movement
California Public Utilities Code Section 7678
Except as provided in paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 7604, every person in charge of a locomotive engine who, before
California Public Utilities Code Section 7679
Any person employed upon any railroad as engineer, conductor, baggage-master, brakeman, switchman, fireman, bridge-tender, flagman, or signalman, or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7680
Every conductor, engineer, brakeman, switchman, or other person having charge, wholly or in part, of any railroad, car, locomotive, or train, who...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7681
Every engineer, conductor, brakeman, switch-tender, or other officer, agent, or servant of any railroad company, who is guilty of any wilful...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7700
By Section 803 of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976, designated in this chapter as the "act," Congress has established a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7701
The Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the commission and other affected state and local agencies, shall be responsible for the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7702
The Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the commission and other affected state and local agencies, shall perform the duties required...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7703
The Department of Transportation shall administer a program of projects for rail service assistance financed in whole or in part with funds derived...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7704
To the maximum extent permitted by federal law, rules, and regulations, the Department of Transportation shall recover the costs of administering...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7705
The Governor, the Secretary of the Business and Transportation Agency, and the Department of Transportation may enter into such agreements, execute...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7710
For purposes of this article, the following definitions shall apply: (a) "Commission" shall mean the Public Utilities Commission. (b)...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7711
The commission shall annually report to the Legislature, on or before July 1, on sites on railroad lines in the state it finds to be hazardous. The...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7711.1
The commission shall collect and analyze near-miss data generated from incidents occurring at railroad crossings and along the rail right-of-way. For
California Public Utilities Code Section 7712
On or before January 1, 1993, the commission shall adopt regulations, based on its findings and not inconsistent with federal law. The commission...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7713
(a) The Rail Accident Prevention and Response Fund is hereby created in the State Treasury, and the money in the fund is available for appropriation...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7714
(a) The Hazardous Spill Prevention Account in the Railroad Accident Prevention and Response Fund is hereby created. The moneys deposited in the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7714.5
(a) In accordance with regulations adopted pursuant to Section 7713, the secretary shall establish a fee schedule, which shall be paid by each...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7718
(a) The Railroad Accident Prevention and Immediate Deployment Force is hereby created in the California Environmental Protection Agency. The force...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7720
(a) (1) When an appropriate prosecuting agency determines that any person has engaged in, is engaging in, or is about to engage in, any acts or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7721
Every civil action commenced pursuant to this article for civil or criminal penalties authorized by this article shall be brought by the city...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7722
Any civil action brought in the superior court pursuant to this article shall be brought in the county in which the spill, discharge, or violation...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7723
The civil and criminal penalties provided in this article are separate and in addition to, and do not supersede or limit, any other civil or criminal
California Public Utilities Code Section 7724
(a) Any person who commits any of the following acts, shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7724.1
(a) If a person reasonably, and in good faith, believes that the directions or orders given by the secretary or the commission would substantially...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7724.5
(a) Any person who commits any of the acts set forth in paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive, shall be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed one...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7725
Twenty-five percent of penalties and fines collected pursuant to any action brought under Sections 7724 and 7724.5 shall be paid to the governmental...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7726
(a) When the secretary or the commission determines that any person has engaged in, is engaged in, or threatens to engage in, any practice or act...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7727
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, this chapter shall not be construed to make a reference to the California Environmental Protection Agency
California Public Utilities Code Section 7801
Street railroads are governed by Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 7501), so far as it is applicable, unless street railroads are therein specially...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7802
When a street railroad is constructed, owned, or operated by any natural person, this chapter is applicable to such person in like manner as it is...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7803
Any street railroad or any street railway corporation may sell, lease, convey, exchange, transfer, or otherwise dispose of all or substantially all...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7804
Authority to lay railroad tracks through the streets and public highways of any city or city and county may be obtained for a term of years not...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7805
The city governing body, in granting the right of way to a street railroad corporation, in addition to the restrictions which they are authorized to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7806
The legislative body of any city or city and county may permit two or more lines of street railway to use the same portion of the same street or the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7807
Where the portion of the street is occupied by a track or tracks of a different gauge from the track or tracks proposed to be constructed thereon by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7808
Any city or city and county may own and operate street railways within or without its corporate limits and may occupy the same street or tracks...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7809
Any proposed railroad track may be permitted to cross any track already constructed, the crossing being made as provided in Chapter 1 of this...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7810
Street railway cars shall be of the most approved construction for the comfort and convenience of passengers, and provided with brakes to stop them,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7811
Cities in or through which street railroads run may make such further regulations for the government of the street railroads as may be necessary to a
California Public Utilities Code Section 7812
In every grant to construct street railroads, the right to grade, sewer, pave, macadamize, or otherwise improve, alter, or repair the streets or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7813
The right to lay down a track for grading purposes and to maintain it for a period not to exceed three years may be granted by the governing body of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7814
Any corporation, or agent or employee thereof, demanding or charging a greater sum of money for fare on the cars of a street railroad than that fixed
California Public Utilities Code Section 7815
Every street railroad corporation shall provide, and on request furnish to all persons desiring a passage on its cars, any required quantity of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7816
Upon the trial of an action for any of the sums forfeited, as provided in Sections 7814 or 7815, proof that the person demanding or receiving the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7817
Any street railroad corporation operating cars on the streets of cities or on the county roads within the State for the conveyance of passengers,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7818
Any person operating or driving a street car who becomes or is intoxicated while so engaged in operating or driving such street car is guilty of a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7901
Telegraph or telephone corporations may construct lines of telegraph or telephone lines along and upon any public road or highway, along or across...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7901.1
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature, consistent with Section 7901, that municipalities shall have the right to exercise reasonable control as to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7903
Every agent, operator, or employee of any telegraph or telephone office, who in any way uses or appropriates any information derived by him from any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7904
Every agent, operator, or employee of any telegraph or telephone office, who wilfully refuses or neglects to send any message received at such office
California Public Utilities Code Section 7905
The Public Utilities Commission shall issue regulations requiring every telephone corporation subject to its jurisdiction to maintain complete...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7906
The Public Utilities Commission shall regularly make inquiry of every telephone corporation under its jurisdiction to determine whether or not such...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7907
Notwithstanding Section 591, 631, or 632 of the Penal Code or Section 7906 of this code, whenever the supervising law enforcement official having...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7910
(a) Telephone corporations, holders of a state franchise pursuant to Division 2.5 (commencing with Section 5800), and a video provider, as defined in
California Public Utilities Code Section 7912
(a) A public utility employing more than 750 total employees shall annually report to the commission all of the following: (1) The number of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7930
The Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (a) The explosive demand for new area codes in California requires more area codes to be...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7931
(a) This chapter is applicable to telephone corporations, including resellers, and to paging companies, hereafter referred to as providers. (b)...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7932
(a) Whenever a provider opens a new area code, it shall do all of the following: (1) If the new area code plan permits seven-digit dialing,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7933
The rate structure of any call originating in or made to an area code shall not change with the split of an area code into two or more area codes,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7934
The Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (a) The number of area codes in this state has more than doubled since 1991. (b) The...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7935
(a) The commission shall develop and implement any measures it determines to be available for telephone corporations that possess prefixes to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7936
The commission shall direct the North American Numbering Plan Administrator to obtain utilization data for any area code for which a relief plan is...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7937
(a) On or before March 1, 2000, the commission shall request from each telephone corporation doing business in this state that possesses one or more...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7938
The commission shall require, as an interim measure until the commission develops procedures for number pooling or adopts utilization standards, that
California Public Utilities Code Section 7939
(a) If the commission or an authorized federal agency establishes a process to ensure that telephone numbers can be allocated in blocks smaller than...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7940
A telephone corporation doing business in this state that possesses one or more telephone number prefixes, or portions thereof, shall provide to the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7943
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that when the commission has no reasonable alternative other than to create a new area code, that the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7951
Any person who wilfully and maliciously does any injury to telegraph or telephone or electric power or gas property is liable to the corporation for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7952
Any person who injures or destroys, through want of proper care, any necessary or useful facility or equipment of any telegraph, telephone,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 7953
No telegraph, telephone, electrical or gas corporation can recover damages for the breaking, injury or destruction of any underwater cable or gas...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8001
Unless the particular provisions or the context otherwise requires, the definitions and general provisions contained in this article shall govern the
California Public Utilities Code Section 8002
"Person" includes any commission, officer, agent, or employee of this State, or of any county, city, city and county, or other political subdivision...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8003
"Signal wires or cables" include telephone, telegraph, and other signal wires.
California Public Utilities Code Section 8026
No person shall run, place, erect, or maintain any wire or cable used to conduct electricity, on any pole, or any crossarm, bracket, or other...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8027
No person shall run, place, erect, or maintain in the vicinity of any pole (and unattached thereto) within the distance of 13 inches from the center...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8028
No person shall run, place, erect, or maintain, above ground, within four feet from any wire or cable conducting less than 600 volts of electricity,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8029
No person shall run, place, erect, or maintain any wire or cable which conducts at any one time more than 600 volts of electricity, without causing...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8029.5
No person shall place, erect, or maintain on any pole any transformer, capacitor, or other electrical device containing polychlorinated biphenyls for
California Public Utilities Code Section 8030
No person shall run, place, erect, or maintain any guy wire or guy cable attached to any pole or appliance to which is attached any wire or cable...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8031
No person shall run, place, erect, or maintain vertically on any pole any wire or cable used to conduct electricity, without causing such wire or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8032
No person shall place, erect, or maintain on any pole, or any crossarm or other appliance on the pole, which carries or upon which is placed an...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8033
No person shall run, place, erect, or maintain any wire or cable carrying more than 15,000 volts of electricity across any wire or cable carrying...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8034
No person shall run, place, erect, or maintain any suspension wire to which is attached any aerial cable of 75 pair No. 19 Brown and Sharpe gauge or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8035
None of the provisions of Sections 8026 to 8034, inclusive, apply to direct current electric wires or cables having the same polarity, nor to signal...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8036
No person shall run, place, erect, or maintain any span wire attached to any wire or cable used to conduct electricity, without causing the span wire
California Public Utilities Code Section 8037
The commission may grant such additional time and shall inspect all work which is included in the provisions of this article, and may make such...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8038
Any violation of any provision of this article is a misdemeanor.
California Public Utilities Code Section 8051
No person shall build or rebuild any subway, manhole, chamber, or underground room used or to be used to contain, encase, cover, or conduct any wire,
California Public Utilities Code Section 8052
No person shall build or rebuild in any subway, manhole, chamber, or underground room used or to be used to contain, encase, cover, or conduct any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8053
No person shall build or rebuild in any subway, manhole, chamber, or underground room, used or to be used to contain, encase, cover, or conduct any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8054
No person shall build or rebuild any subway, manhole, chamber, or underground room, used or to be used, to contain, encase, cover, or conduct any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8055
No person shall build or rebuild or maintain any subway, manhole, chamber, or underground room used, or to be used, to contain, encase, cover, or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8056
The commission may inspect all work which is included in the provisions of this article, and may make such further additions or changes as the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8057
Any violation of any provision of this article is a misdemeanor.
California Public Utilities Code Section 8101
Under certain conditions the sale and distribution of electric power and energy in the same geographical area both by an electrical utility and by an
California Public Utilities Code Section 8102
Any utility may petition the commission setting forth in its petition the following: (a) That the petitioner and an irrigation district formed...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8103
Thereupon, the commission shall cause an investigation to be made and may conduct such hearings in connection therewith as it considers desirable.
California Public Utilities Code Section 8104
If the commission finds that it is for the best interests of the State and of the utility, and not incompatible with any public interest that the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8106
Where limitation of areas to be served or limitations or designations of areas not to be served by the utility and by an irrigation district have...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8107
In any civil or criminal action or proceeding for violation of the Cartwright Act (Chapter 530, Statues of 1907), Part 2 of Division 7 of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8108
If, in any contract submitted and approved by the commission or in any order made by the commission pursuant to application and petition as in this...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8201
Any water company having a franchise to use the streets of a city, shall properly and adequately serve with water the inhabitants of the territory...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8202
If the commission has jurisdiction of extensions and service in the city it shall enforce a compliance with Section 8201. If the commission does not
California Public Utilities Code Section 8203
In addition to the penalties which may be provided by the governing body of a city for failure to comply with such regulations adopted by it, any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8204
"Water company" as used in this article, includes any person, firm, or private corporation engaged in the business of supplying water for domestic...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8226
The Governor of the state may, upon the application of any railroad company, appoint and commission during his or her pleasure one or more persons...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8227
Every peace officer designated under Section 8226 shall, when in uniform, wear in plain view a shield bearing the words "railroad police," and the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8251
It is unlawful for any public service corporation, or agent, superintendent, or manager thereof, employing any special agent, detective, or person...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8252
Each violation of this article by any person, firm, association, or corporation is a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8276
The commission shall prohibit any public utility that has any retirement funds invested in the government of Libya, or in any corporation based in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8277
The commission shall require every public utility to provide the commission with a list of its retirement fund investments in the government of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8278
The commission shall verify the accuracy of the information provided pursuant to Section 8277, and shall disallow any losses incurred as a result of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8279
This article does not prevent the commission from applying this article to public utility retirement fund investments in other countries such as, but
California Public Utilities Code Section 8281
(a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the essence of the American economic system of private enterprise is free competition. Only...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8282
For the purposes of this article, the following definitions apply: (a) "Women business enterprise" means a business enterprise that is at least 51
California Public Utilities Code Section 8283
(a) The commission shall require each electrical, gas, water, and telephone corporation with gross annual revenues exceeding twenty-five million...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8284
(a) The commission shall, by rule or order, adopt criteria for verifying and determining the eligibility of women, minority, and disabled veteran...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8285
Any person or corporation, through its directors, officers, or agents, which falsely represents a business as a women, minority, or disabled veteran...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8286
In order to facilitate the participation of women-owned businesses, minority-owned businesses, and small businesses in contract procurement, any...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8301
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Nuclear Powerplant Communities Information Act of 1985.
California Public Utilities Code Section 8302
Every privately owned and publicly owned public utility generating electricity by means of any nuclear powerplant and every privately owned and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8321
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Nuclear Facility Decommissioning Act of 1985.
California Public Utilities Code Section 8322
The Legislature hereby finds and declares all of the following: (a) The citizens of California should be protected from exposure to radiation from
California Public Utilities Code Section 8323
It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this chapter to protect electric customers, both present and future, from the risks of unreasonable...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8324
Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions in this section govern the construction of this chapter. (a) "Board" means the board of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8325
(a) Each electrical corporation owning, in whole or in part, or operating nuclear facilities, located in California or elsewhere, shall establish an...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8326
(a) Each electrical utility owning, in whole or in part, or operating a nuclear facility, located in California or elsewhere, shall provide a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8327
The commission or the board shall review, in conjunction with each proceeding of the electrical utility held for the purpose of considering changes...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8328
The expenses associated with decommissioning of nuclear facilities shall be paid from the funds established pursuant to Section 8325. If the money...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8329
The commission or the board shall, for purposes of establishing rates or charges, review and approve the estimated service life and estimated...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8330
Every electrical utility involved in decommissioning, closure, or removal of nuclear facilities, shall provide assistance in finding comparable...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8340
For purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings: (a) "Baseload generation" means electricity generation from a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 8341
(a) No load-serving entity or local publicly owned electric utility may enter into a long-term financial commitment unless any baseload generation...
California Public Utilities Code Section 9500
(a) Each publicly owned electric and gas utility that provides the energy for space heating for low-income customers shall also provide home...
California Public Utilities Code Section 9501
Each publicly owned electric and gas utility shall develop and implement its low-income home weatherization program, in consultation with gas and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 9502
On or before December 1, 1994, and on a biennial basis thereafter, each publicly owned electric and gas utility shall submit a report to the State...
California Public Utilities Code Section 9600
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that California's local publicly owned electric utilities and electric corporations should commit control of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 9601
(a) Except with respect to supply options of the nature specified in Section 218, with the exception of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of that...
California Public Utilities Code Section 9602
(a) After a public hearing, the local regulatory body of each local publicly owned electric utility shall determine whether it will authorize direct...
California Public Utilities Code Section 9603
(a) Not less than six months prior to the date of implementation of direct transactions, the regulatory body shall establish the nonbypassable...
California Public Utilities Code Section 9604
For purposes of this division, the following definitions apply: (a) "Direct transaction" means a contract between one or more electric generators,
California Public Utilities Code Section 9605
(a) Nothing in this division or Chapter 2.3 (commencing with Section 350) of Part 1 of Division 1 shall affect preexisting ratemaking authority of a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 9606
All city-owned electric utilities shall report on the periodic bill the amount expected to be transferred from the utility to the general fund, and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 9607
(a) The intent of this section is to avoid cost-shifting to customers of an electrical corporation resulting from the transfer of distribution...
California Public Utilities Code Section 9608
Sections 454.1 and 9607 of this code and Section 56133 of the Government Code do not apply to an irrigation district with respect to an area to be...
California Public Utilities Code Section 9610
Commencing on January 1, 2001, and continuing through December 31, 2025, inclusive, all of the following shall apply: (a) An electrical...
California Public Utilities Code Section 9611
Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 56100) of Part 1 of Division 3 of the Government Code does not apply to electric service provided by the Modesto...
California Public Utilities Code Section 9612
The Legislature finds and declares that the policies stated in Section 8101 to 8108, inclusive, would be furthered and that it would be in the best...
California Public Utilities Code Section 9614
(a) Beginning January 15, 2002, and at least once monthly thereafter, a local publicly owned electric utility shall notify each air pollution control
California Public Utilities Code Section 9615
(a) Each local publicly owned electric utility, in procuring energy to serve the load of its retail end-use customers, shall first acquire all...
California Public Utilities Code Section 9620
(a) Each local publicly owned electric utility serving end-use customers, shall prudently plan for and procure resources that are adequate to meet...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10001
"Public utility" as used in this article, means the supply of a municipal corporation alone or together with its inhabitants, or any portion thereof,
California Public Utilities Code Section 10002
Any municipal corporation may acquire, construct, own, operate, or lease any public utility.
California Public Utilities Code Section 10003
The power to acquire and operate a public utility includes the power to complete, reconstruct, extend, change, enlarge, and repair a public utility...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10004
For the purpose set forth in Sections 10002 and 10003 a municipal corporation may acquire, own, control, sell, or exchange lands, easements,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10004.5
(a) Except as provided for in subdivision (b), any judicial action or proceeding against a municipal corporation that provides electric utility...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10005
Whenever, in the operation of a utility, a municipality develops an excess of water, light, heat, or power, over and above the amount which is...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10006
No lease of a public utility is valid for a period of more than 15 years, and all such leases shall be let to the highest bidder at public auction.
California Public Utilities Code Section 10007
(a) Every public utility furnishing light, heat, or power shall expend no funds for advertising when such advertising encourages increased...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10009
(a) Whenever a public utility furnishes individually metered residential light, heat, water, or power to residential occupants in a multiunit...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10009.1
(a) Whenever a public utility furnishes light, heat, water, or power to residential occupants through a master meter in a multiunit residential...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10009.6
(a) The decision of a public utility to require a new residential applicant to deposit a sum of money with the public utility prior to establishing...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10010
(a) No public utility furnishing light, water, power, or heat may terminate residential service for nonpayment of a delinquent account unless the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10010.1
(a) No public utility furnishing light, heat, water, or power may terminate residential service on account of nonpayment of a delinquent account...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10011
No electrical, gas, heat, or water public utility shall, by reason of delinquency in payment for any electric, gas, heat, or water services, cause...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10011.5
Whenever a business transaction of a public utility, as defined in Section 10001, furnishing electricity, gas, water service where the utility has...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10012
Every public utility shall comply with Section 8029.5.
California Public Utilities Code Section 10013
(a) Subsequent to signing a contingent franchise, license, or service agreement with a local agency, a privatizer shall apply to the commission for a
California Public Utilities Code Section 10014
The commission may enter into a contract with a local agency to provide any technical assistance needed to comply with Section 10013, if the contract
California Public Utilities Code Section 10051
Any municipal corporation incorporated under the laws of this State may as provided in this article sell and dispose of any public utility that it...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10052
Whenever the legislative body of a municipal corporation by a resolution passed by two-thirds of all its members determines that the public interest...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10053
The ordinance calling the special election shall recite the object for which the election is to be held, the purpose for which the proceeds of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10054
The ordinance shall be published once a day for at least 12 days in a newspaper published at least six days a week in the municipality or at least...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10055
The votes of two-thirds of all voters voting at the election are necessary to authorize the sale of the public utility described in the ordinance...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10056
The resolution and ordinance may provide for the sale of more than one public utility, but in such case the question of selling each public utility...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10057
If the vote cast at the election is in favor of the sale of the public utility mentioned in the ordinance calling for the election, the legislative...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10058
At the date fixed for receiving bids the legislative body of the municipal corporation shall open and examine all bids received and may sell the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10059
When a bid is accepted by the legislative body of the municipal corporation, the legislative body may by resolution authorize its mayor, or president
California Public Utilities Code Section 10060
The proceeds of the sale of the public utility shall be placed in the municipal treasury and shall be applied exclusively for the purposes and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10061
(a) Notwithstanding Article 1 (commencing with Section 10001) and this article, a municipal corporation, by following the provisions of this section,
California Public Utilities Code Section 10101
There is granted to every municipal corporation of the State the right to construct, operate, and maintain water and gas pipes, mains and conduits,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10102
A municipal corporation exercising its rights under this article shall restore the road, street, alley, avenue, highway, canal, ditch, or flume so...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10103
Before any municipal corporation uses any street, alley, avenue, or highway within any other municipal corporation, it shall request the municipal...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10104
If the two municipal corporations are unable to agree on the terms and conditions and location of a use within three months after a proposal to do...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10105
A grant of authority from or agreement with another municipality is not necessary in any case where the street, alley, avenue, or highway, or portion
California Public Utilities Code Section 10106
This article does not authorize the construction of any sanitary sewer within the territorial limits of any other municipality if the method of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10107
Nothing in this article limits in any respect the jurisdiction, powers, and duties vested by law in the Public Utilities Commission or, with respect...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10151
There is granted to every municipal corporation of the State the right of way for the location, construction, and maintenance of water works and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10152
There is granted to every municipal corporation of the State the right to take from any of the lands belonging to the State adjacent to the works of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10153
There is granted to every municipal corporation of the State the right to take, in the manner provided by law, any waters belonging to the State, not
California Public Utilities Code Section 10154
If the route or location of any works or adjuncts is changed so as not to cover or cross the lands selected under this article, or the use of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10155
When any selection of a right of way or land is made under this article by any municipal corporation, the legislative body thereof shall transmit to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10201
This article is intended to provide a means of making the work and improvements herein mentioned useful and beneficial to the lands or property...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10202
When any legislative body elects to proceed under this article, the provisions hereof only shall apply and the limitations herein shall be followed.
California Public Utilities Code Section 10203
This article and all of its provisions shall be liberally construed to the end that the purposes hereof may be effective.
California Public Utilities Code Section 10204
"District," as used in this article, includes any district for which the legislative body of any county or city may make contracts.
California Public Utilities Code Section 10205
Whenever, under any street improvement act under which public work or improvements may be installed or constructed and the costs and expenses...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10206
Before granting such permission the legislative body of the county or city shall find that the public interest, convenience, and necessity require...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10207
The permission shall be signed by the mayor or other chief executive of the city or by the chairman of the board of supervisors of a county, and by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10208
The permission shall state the time for which it is given, which shall not exceed two years, and describe the work or improvement for which it is...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10209
If any extensions of or additional installations for the work or improvement are necessary in order to serve all of the lands required to be served,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10210
The permission shall provide that the charge made by the permittee for gas or water shall not be greater than the charge therefor made by the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10211
The permission granted under this article to a private corporation or individual, not a public utility, and the furnishing of gas or water thereunder
California Public Utilities Code Section 10212
The permission shall expressly reserve to the legislative body granting it the right to terminate it whenever the city or county can conveniently...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10213
The permission shall provide that if any district or public corporation is formed or extended, and if the district or public corporation can...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10251
Any person who injures or destroys, through want of proper care, any necessary or useful facility or equipment of any municipal corporation is liable
California Public Utilities Code Section 10301
The Legislature finds and declares that financing the acquisition of privately owned facilities of an electrical or gas corporation by a municipal...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10302
As used in this article: (a) "Electrical corporation" means an electrical corporation as defined in Section 218. (b) "Gas corporation" means a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 10303
The use of certificates of participation by a municipal corporation not previously engaged in furnishing electricity or gas to customers on a regular
California Public Utilities Code Section 11501
This division may be cited as the "Municipal Utility District Act."
California Public Utilities Code Section 11502
Unless the context otherwise requires, the provisions of this article govern the construction of this division.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11503
"District" means a municipal utility district formed under this division or under Chapter 218 of the Statutes of 1921, as originally enacted or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11504
"Public agency" includes a city, county water district, county sanitation district, or sanitary district.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11505
"Voter" means any elector who is registered under the Elections Code.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11506
"Sewage disposal" means the acquisition, construction, enlargement, operation, and maintenance of intercepting sewers, sewage treatment works,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11507
"Percent of the total vote cast," when used with reference to the requirements of any petition or nomination paper, means percent of the total vote...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11508
"Solid Waste Resource Recovery" means the acquisition, construction, enlargement, operation, and maintenance of facilities for the purpose of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11509
"Electricity district" means a municipal utility district formed under this division that furnishes electricity to more than 100,000 customers.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11531
A municipal utility district may be created as provided in this division and when so created may exercise the powers herein granted.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11532
All persons who, at the time this division goes into effect, hold offices under Chapter 218 of the Statutes of 1921, as originally enacted or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11533
Except as otherwise provided in this division elections shall be held and conducted and the result ascertained, determined, and declared in all...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11534
Except as otherwise provided in this division all ordinances, summaries of ordinances, and notices that are required to be published shall be...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11535
Whenever in this division publication in a newspaper of general circulation published within the district is required, and there is no such...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11536
Whenever the signature of any officer or employee of a district or of any member of the Retirement Board or of any officer or employee of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11561
Any public agency together with unincorporated territory, or two or more public agencies, with or without unincorporated territory, may organize and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11562
A request for the formation of a district may be made by resolution or by petition as set out in this chapter.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11581
Legislative bodies of half or more of the public agencies proposed to be included in the proposed district may pass resolutions declaring that in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11582
The resolutions may state the kind of utility proposed to be first acquired, but failure to acquire such utility shall not affect the validity of the
California Public Utilities Code Section 11583
Certified copies of the resolutions shall be presented to the board of supervisors of the county containing the largest number of voters within the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11611
Instead of resolutions, a petition may be presented to the board of supervisors of the county containing the largest number of voters within the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11612
The petition shall contain substantially the same declarations and statements required to be contained in the resolutions presented to a board of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11613
The petition may be on separate papers, but each paper shall contain the affidavit of the person who circulated it certifying that each name signed...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11614
The clerk of the board of supervisors of the county in which the petition is presented shall compare the signatures to the petition with the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11641
Upon receipt of certified copies of the resolutions or of a sufficient petition, the board of supervisors to whom they are presented shall call an...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11642
Before calling the election the board of supervisors shall divide the proposed district into five wards, the boundaries of which shall be so drawn...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11643
Upon establishing the wards, the board of supervisors shall publish notice of the election within the proposed district.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11643.1
Within five days after the district formation election has been called, the legislative body which has called the election shall transmit, by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11643.2
The board of supervisors or any member or members of the board authorized by the board, or any individual voter or bona fide assocation of citizens...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11643.3
If more than one argument for or more than one argument against the proposed district formation is filed with the election officials within the time...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11643.4
The officials in charge of conducting the election shall cause a ballot pamphlet concerning the district formation proposition to be voted on to be...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11644
The notice shall state the name of the proposed district, and describe the boundaries thereof and the boundaries of the wards provided for the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11645
The ballot for the election shall contain such instructions as are required by law to be printed thereon and in addition thereto the following:
California Public Utilities Code Section 11646
The ballots shall also contain the names of the persons nominated in each ward to serve as a member of the board from such ward, showing separately...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11647
Any person may be nominated for the office of director upon written petition of at least 50 voters of the ward in which such person resides.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11648
Candidates for the office of director shall be voted upon at large, and every voter in the proposed district may vote for all of the directors to be...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11649
No person shall be entitled to vote at the election unless he is a voter of the territory included in the proposed district.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11650
The election may be held on the same day as any other state, county, or city election, and be consolidated therewith.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11651
The board of supervisors which called the election shall meet on Monday next succeeding the day of the election and canvass the votes cast thereat.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11652
(a) The board of supervisors shall canvass, separately, the returns of each public agency and each parcel of unincorporated territory, if any. (b)
California Public Utilities Code Section 11653
No person may serve as a director unless he is a resident and voter of the district as finally determined. Any vacancies on the board caused by the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11654
The board of supervisors shall also canvass the returns of the election with respect to the persons voted for as directors, and shall declare the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11655
The board of supervisors calling the election shall make all provision for the holding thereof throughout the entire district as proposed, and shall...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11656
If a special election is held exclusively on the proposition of organizing a district, the expenditure therefor shall be reimbursed to the county...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11681
The board of supervisors shall cause a certified copy of the order declaring the result of the election to be filed in the Office of the Secretary of
California Public Utilities Code Section 11701
No informality in any proceeding or in the conduct of any election, not substantially affecting adversely the legal rights of any citizen, shall be...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11801
The government of every district is vested in a board of five directors, one from each ward, together with the other officers mentioned in this...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11821
The first directors are elected at the formation election as provided in Chapter 2. All elections of directors subsequent to the first shall be held
California Public Utilities Code Section 11822
Notice of election shall be published and no other notice of such election need be given.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11823
The board shall by resolution or ordinance fix the boundaries of the wards for the purpose of electing directors therefrom. The board of directors...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11824
The notice of election shall refer to the wards established by the board.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11825
Not more than 113 days prior to the election, upon request, the county elections official of the principal county containing the majority of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11827
Nomination papers may be circulated throughout the district.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11828
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this division, the provisions of the Elections Code prescribed for independent nominations shall substantially...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11829
The board shall in the notice, ordinance, or resolution calling an election consolidate it with the general election to be held at the same time in...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11830
Candidates for the office of director shall be voted upon at large, and every voter in the district may vote for all of the directors to be elected.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11831
Upon receipt of the returns of the canvass by the respective boards of supervisors the board shall meet and determine results of the election and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11832
The secretary of the district shall issue certificates of election, signed by him and duly authenticated, immediately following the determination of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11850
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, in any district formed prior to January 1, 1974, and containing a population of 1,000,000 or
California Public Utilities Code Section 11851
In any district in which the number of directors is required to be increased from five to seven as provided in Section 11850, the board of directors...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11852
The two additional directors provided for by this article shall be nominated and elected in the manner and at the election called and conducted...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11853
The two additional directors elected pursuant to this article shall take office immediately upon the issuance of the certificates of election by the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11854
The term of office of the additional directors elected pursuant to this article shall be four years and until their successors are elected and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11855
Nothing in this article shall effect the term of office of district directors in office on the effective date of this section.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11857
Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, in the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, the number of directors on the district board...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11857.1
To effectuate the increase as provided in Section 11857, the board of directors in office on January 1, 1994, shall, by resolution or ordinance...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11857.2
The two additional directors provided for by this article shall be nominated and elected in the manner and at the election called and conducted...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11857.3
The two additional directors elected pursuant to this article shall take office immediately upon the issuance of the certificates of election by the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11857.4
The term of office of the additional directors elected pursuant to this article shall be four years and until their successors are elected and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11857.5
Nothing in this article shall affect the term of office of district directors in office on the effective date of this section.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11861
The directors elected at the formation election shall hold their respective offices only until the first day of January next following the next...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11862
Of the directors elected at the first election following the formation election, those three elected by the highest vote shall hold office for four...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11863
Directors elected at the formation election shall enter upon their official duties immediately upon the filing of the order declaring the result of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11865
Vacancies on the board shall be filled as provided in this section: (a) The remaining board members may fill the vacancy by appointment until the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11881
The oath of office of directors shall be taken, subscribed, and filed with the secretary of the district at any time after the director has notice of
California Public Utilities Code Section 11882
The board shall choose one of its members president, and another vice president, who shall be authorized to act for the president during his absence...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11883
The board is the legislative body of the district and determines all questions of policy.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11884
All matters and things necessary for the proper administration of the affairs of the district which are not provided for in this division shall be...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11885
The board shall supervise and regulate every utility owned and operated by the district, including the fixing of rates, rentals, charges, and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11886
The board shall by resolution determine and create such number and character of positions as are necessary properly to carry on the functions of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11886.1
The board of a district which has owned and operated an electric distribution system for at least eight years and has a population of 250,000 or more
California Public Utilities Code Section 11887
The board of any district having 600 or more employees may appoint not to exceed 15 employees to positions requiring peculiar and exceptional...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11887.1
The board of a district which has owned and operated an electric distribution system for at least eight years and has a population of 250,000 or more
California Public Utilities Code Section 11887.2
The board of a district which has owned and operated an electric distribution system for at least eight years and has a population of 250,000 or more
California Public Utilities Code Section 11888
The board may from time to time contract for or employ any professional service required by the district or for the performance of work or services...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11889
The board shall employ an expert who shall examine and report, at least annually, upon the system of accounts kept by the district.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11890
The salaries or wages of all officers and employees of a district shall be paid periodically as the board may prescribe. At the expiration of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11891
The board may provide by resolution, under such terms and conditions as it sees fit, for the payment of demands against the district without prior...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11891.5
The board of any district which has owned and operated a water distribution system for at least 10 years and which maintains a system of accounting...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11891.6
The board of a district which has owned and operated an electric distribution system for at least eight years and has a population of 250,000 or more
California Public Utilities Code Section 11892
To facilitate the business of the district, the board may provide for the creation and administration of revolving funds as the needs of the district
California Public Utilities Code Section 11892.1
Notwithstanding Section 11892, the board of a district which has owned and operated an electric distribution system for at least eight years and has...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11893
If a legal holiday falls on a Saturday, the board may provide by resolution that the Friday preceding is a holiday within the district for the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11894
The board may provide by resolution, if necessary to implement a memorandum of understanding adopted pursuant to Chapter 10 (commencing with Section...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11895
A district may, by resolution adopted by a majority of the board, change its name. A certified copy of the resolution changing the name of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11907
A majority of the board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11908
The board shall establish rules for its proceedings and may provide, by ordinance or resolution, that each member shall receive for each attendance...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11908.1
(a) Notwithstanding Section 11908, a district with a board having seven directors may provide, by resolution or ordinance, that each director shall...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11908.2
Notwithstanding Section 11908, the board of a district which has owned and operated an electric distribution system for at least eight years and has...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11909
The acts of the board shall be expressed by motion, resolution, or ordinance. No ordinance, resolution, or motion shall have any validity or effect...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11910
(a) No ordinance shall be passed by the board within five days of the day of its introduction or at any time other than a regular or adjourned...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11911
The enacting clause of all ordinances shall be as follows: "Be it enacted by the board of directors of ________ municipal utility district:"
California Public Utilities Code Section 11912
All ordinances shall be signed by the president of the board or the vice president, and attested by the secretary.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11926
The board shall appoint and fix the salary of a general manager, who shall have full charge and control of the construction of the works of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11927
All other things being equal, the board shall appoint as general manager some person who has had experience in municipal engineering or in the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11928
The general manager need not be a resident of this State at the time of his appointment.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11929
The general manager shall hold office for an indefinite term and may be removed by the board only upon the adoption of a resolution by the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11930
Notwithstanding this article, until such time as the district has operated, controlled, or used works or parts of works for providing the inhabitants
California Public Utilities Code Section 11931
The board may appoint an accountant, a secretary, a treasurer, and an attorney, who shall hold office during the pleasure of the board.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11932
The attorney shall be admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of the State, and shall have been actively engaged in the practice of his...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11933
The board may also provide for assistants to any officer of the district who shall hold office at the pleasure of the board and may perform any and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11934
The board may consolidate any of the district offices in one person.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11935
The oath of office of all appointive officers of the district shall be taken, subscribed, and filed with the secretary of the district at any time...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11936
Each appointive officer shall give such bond and in such amount as the board may require.
California Public Utilities Code Section 11937
The powers of the general manager are: (a) To see that all ordinances of the district are enforced. (b) To administer the civil service system...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11938
The general manager shall within 90 days from the end of each fiscal year cause to be published a financial report showing the result of operations...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11939
The attorney shall take charge of all suits and other legal matters to which the district is a party or in which it is legally interested. He shall...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11940
The accountant shall install and maintain a system of auditing and accounting which shall completely and at all times show the financial condition of
California Public Utilities Code Section 11941
The treasurer shall be the custodian of the funds of the district and shall make payments and execute instruments for the payment of demands against...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11942
With the consent of the board, the treasurer may: (a) Authorize the trust department of any state or national bank, or a trust company authorized...
California Public Utilities Code Section 11950
The initiative and referendum provisions of Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 9300) of Division 9 of the Elections Code shall apply to every...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12051
The general manager shall adopt a civil service system for the selection, examination, employment, classification, advancement, suspension, and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12052
The general manager shall adopt rules and regulations to carry out the purposes of the civil service provisions of this division and may from time to
California Public Utilities Code Section 12053
The rules and regulations or any proposed amendments thereto shall be in writing and a copy thereof shall be posted in a conspicuous place in the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12054
The civil service provisions of this chapter do not apply to any district until such time as it has operated, controlled, or used works or parts of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12055
The "district civil service" includes every employee of the district except all of the following: (a) Officers elected by the people. (b)...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12101
All appointments under the civil service system shall be made for the good of the public service and solely on the basis of integrity, character,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12102
(a) When no list of eligibles is available for a position in the class requisitioned by the department or division head, the general manager may make
California Public Utilities Code Section 12102.1
When no list of eligibles is available for a position in the class requisitioned by the department or division head, the general manager of a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12103
The general manager may make appointments to higher positions exclusively promotional by tests from lower ranks.
California Public Utilities Code Section 12104
Every appointee to a permanent position shall be on probation for six months, except that the general manager may establish a probationary period for
California Public Utilities Code Section 12131
The incumbents of permanent positions who have held such positions for a period of at least six months continuously next preceding the time that a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12132
Whenever any district acquires existing facilities from a publicly or privately owned public utility, whether by proceedings in eminent domain or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12133
If a civil service system is adopted for a district during the period of a leave of absence granted under Section 395.4 of the Military and Veterans...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12134
Whenever a district acquires existing facilities from a public utility, whether by proceedings in eminent domain or otherwise, any officer or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12161
No person employed under civil service provisions of this division or of any rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto in a permanent position...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12162
Removal or discharge may be made for any of the following causes: incompetence, habitual intemperance, immoral conduct, insubordination,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12163
The department or division head may for disciplinary purposes suspend a subordinate for a period of not exceeding 15 days and suspension shall carry...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12164
Within five days after the mailing of written notice of removal, discharge, or suspension, any employee may file a written request with the general...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12165
When such request is made the general manager shall immediately appoint from officers or assistant officers of the district (other than elected...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12166
The committee shall examine into the case and make such decision as it deems just and may among other things order the employee discharged,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12167
Nothing in the civil service provisions of this division deprives any person of his rights and remedies in a court of competent jurisdiction.
California Public Utilities Code Section 12301
The board may establish a retirement system for the officers, whether elective or appointive, or both, and employees of the district and provide for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12302
The district may maintain its own retirement fund or may provide for benefits to eligible officers and employees, or their beneficiaries, by means of
California Public Utilities Code Section 12303
Before establishing any retirement system the board shall secure a report from a qualified actuary, which shall show the cost of the benefits...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12304
The board may adopt all ordinances and resolutions and perform all acts necessary or convenient to the initiation, maintenance, and administration of
California Public Utilities Code Section 12305
A district may make all or part of its officers, whether elective or appointive, or both, and employees members of the Public Employees' Retirement...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12306
The board may classify and determine the officers, whether elective or appointive, or both, and employees who shall be included as members in the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12307
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a participant in a deferred compensation plan may also participate in the district's retirement system,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12331
The board may prescribe the terms and conditions upon which the officers and employees of the district or their beneficiaries shall be entitled to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12332
The retirement allowance may be predicated in part upon service rendered the district by a member prior to the establishment of the retirement...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12333
The board shall provide that both the district and the members shall contribute to the retirement system. Based on tables and assumptions adopted by
California Public Utilities Code Section 12334
All members of the retirement system shall contribute in the manner and amount fixed by the board and such contributions may be collected by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12335
Liabilities accruing under the retirement system because of benefits other than such as are the equivalent of contributions by the members, with...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12336
If any member withdraws from the retirement system prior to retirement the total amount contributed by him with such interest as may be credited...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12337
All money received by any person as an annuity, pension, retirement allowance, disability payment, or death benefit from the retirement system, and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12337.5
Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 12337, the retirement board may comply with and give effect to a revocable written authorization signed by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12338
Nothing in this division shall prevent a district from establishing a deferred compensation plan for some or all of its officers and employees...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12361
The board shall create a retirement board of not more than five members, at least two members of which shall be the elected representatives of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12362
All members of the retirement board shall serve without pay.
California Public Utilities Code Section 12363
The retirement board shall determine the eligibility of officers, employees, and their dependents to participation in the system and shall be the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12364
If the district maintains its own retirement fund, the retirement board shall have exclusive control of the administration, investment, and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12365.6
In addition to such other investments that are authorized by this article, the retirement board may, in its discretion, invest the assets of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12365.7
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the retirement board, or the district's treasurer with the approval of the retirement board,
California Public Utilities Code Section 12365.8
Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, the retirement system may invest in any and all investments authorized by Section 1372 of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12366
Notwithstanding Section 12364, the retirement board may contract with one or more qualified investment managers in connection with the investment...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12367
The retirement board may authorize a trust company or a trust department of any state or national bank authorized to conduct the business of a trust...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12368
Funds held by a district pursuant to a written agreement between the district and the employees of the district to defer a portion of the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12391
At least once in each four-year period after the establishment of the retirement system the board shall cause to be made an actuarial valuation of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12392
Except as herein provided, no member of the board or of the retirement board, nor any member of the retirement system or employee of the district,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12701
A district has perpetual succession and may adopt a seal and alter it at pleasure.
California Public Utilities Code Section 12702
A district may sue and be sued, except as otherwise provided by law, in all actions and proceedings, in all courts and tribunals of competent...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12702.5
(a) Except as specified in subdivision (b), any judicial action or proceeding against a district that provides electric utility service, to attack,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12703
A district may exercise the right of eminent domain to take any property necessary or convenient to the exercise of the powers granted in this...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12721
A district may make contracts and enter into stipulations of any nature whatsoever, either in connection with eminent domain proceedings or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12722
Neither the general manager nor any director of the district shall in any manner be interested, directly or indirectly, in any contract awarded or to
California Public Utilities Code Section 12723
Whenever the board, by resolution passed by a majority of its members, determines that the public interest will be served, a district constructing or
California Public Utilities Code Section 12751
(a) Except as specified in Section 12751.5, the purchase of all supplies and materials, when the expenditure required exceeds twenty-five thousand...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12751.1
Notwithstanding Section 12751, the board of a district which has owned and operated an electric distribution system for at least eight years and has...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12751.2
Notwithstanding Section 12751, the board of a district which has owned and operated water distribution or sewage disposal systems for at least eight...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12751.3
(a) The purpose of this section is to provide affected districts with an alternative acquisition process that will result in reduced costs to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12752
If after the bids have been rejected, the board determines and declares by a four-fifths vote of all the members of a five-ward district, or by a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12753
In case of any great emergency, the board may, by resolution passed by a four-fifths vote of all the members of a five-ward district, or by a...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12771
A district may take by grant, purchase, gift, devise, or lease, or condemn in proceedings under eminent domain, or otherwise acquire, and hold and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12772
A district may destroy a record pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 60200) of Division 1 of Title 6 of the Government Code.
California Public Utilities Code Section 12801
A district may acquire, construct, own, operate, control, or use, within or without, or partly within or partly without, the district, works or parts
California Public Utilities Code Section 12802
A district may accept, without limitation by any other provisions of this division requiring approval of indebtedness, contributions of money, rights
California Public Utilities Code Section 12803
Except as provided in this division with reference to sewage disposal, a district shall not interfere with or exercise any control over any existing...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12804
Whenever there is a surplus of water, light, heat, or power above that which is required by inhabitants or public agencies within a district, the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12805
Whenever any of the facilities, works, or utilities of the district, or part thereof, is not used or employed to its fullest capacity for the benefit
California Public Utilities Code Section 12806
The district and any public agencies included therein may at any time enter into appropriate contracts for the use by any such public agencies of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12807
A district may sell or otherwise dispose of any water, sewage effluent, fertilizer, or other by-product resulting from the operation of a sewage...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12808
A district may construct works across or along any street or public highway, or over any of the lands which are the property of the State, and it...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12808.5
(a) Notwithstanding Sections 53091 and 65402 of the Government Code, Section 12808 of the Public Utilities Code and Section 1469 of the Streets and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12809
The rates and charges for commodities or service furnished by a district shall be fixed by the board. As far as possible utilities shall be...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12810
The board may provide that rates, tolls, and charges for any sewage disposal enterprise or service may be collected with the rates, tolls, and...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12811
The board may provide for the collection of fees, tolls, rates, rentals, or other charges in any lawful manner and may provide for collection by...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12811.1
(a) A district may, by resolution or ordinance, require the owner of record of real property within the district to pay the fees, tolls, rates,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12811.2
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a district may establish a temporary relief program for assistance to needy customers of the district
California Public Utilities Code Section 12812
The board may apportion all or a portion of the expenses of operation and maintenance of any sewage disposal facilities constructed by the district,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12813
Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this article, the board may, in its discretion, finance any sewage disposal or solid waste resource recovery
California Public Utilities Code Section 12814
A district may add fluorine or fluorine compounds to the water supply of the district only if the voters of the district have approved the addition...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12815
The board may call a special election at any time for the purpose of submitting to the voters of the district the proposition as to whether or not...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12815.1
The board shall adopt an ordinance, in accordance with Section 12815, calling an election for the purpose of submitting to the voters of the district
California Public Utilities Code Section 12815.2
Petitions which meet the requirements of this article shall be certified as sufficient.
California Public Utilities Code Section 12815.3
Before circulating the petition, its proponents shall publish a notice of intention to do so. The notice shall be accompanied by a printed...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12815.4
The petition shall declare that the public interest or necessity demands that a special election be called by the board of directors for the purpose...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12815.5
Any registered voter who is a resident of the district may circulate the petition anywhere within the district. Each section of the petition shall...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12815.6
The petition shall be filed by the proponents, or by any person or persons authorized, in writing, by the proponents. All sections of the petition...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12815.7
If the petition contains more than 500 signatures, the secretary shall, within 30 days from the date such petition is filed, verify such signatures...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12815.8
In determining valid signatures from voter registration records, the secretary may use the duplicate file of affidavits or may check the signatures...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12815.85
The secretary shall attach to the petition, a certificate showing the result of the signature examination, and shall notify the proponents of either...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12815.9
If the petition is found insufficient, no action shall be taken on it. However, the failure to secure sufficient signatures shall not preclude the...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12816
(a) At least 90 days prior to the election provided for in Sections 12815 and 12815.1, notice of the election shall be published within the district.
California Public Utilities Code Section 12817
A district may, through contract or otherwise, construct, maintain, improve and operate public recreational facilities appurtenant to any water...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12818
(a) No publicly owned utility shall commence the distribution or sale of water for municipal, domestic, industrial or similar purposes for, on, or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12819
(a) Every district furnishing light, heat, or power shall expend no funds for advertising when the advertising encourages increased consumption of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12819.5
Whenever a business transaction of a municipal utility district furnishing electricity, gas, water service where the utility has 10,000 or more...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12820
(a) A district may employ a suitable security force. The employees of the district that are designated by the general manager as security officers...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12821
(a) Notwithstanding Section 117070 or 117120 of the Health and Safety Code, any violation of a rule or regulation of a district adopted pursuant to...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12821.5
(a) Whenever residential light, heat, or power is furnished through a submeter system by a master-meter customer for sale to users who are tenants...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12822
(a) Whenever a district furnishes individually metered residential light, heat, water, or power to residential occupants in a multiunit residential...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12822.1
(a) Whenever a district furnishes residential light, heat, water, or power to residential occupants through a master meter in a multiunit residential
California Public Utilities Code Section 12822.6
(a) The decision of a district to require a new residential applicant to deposit a sum of money with the district prior to establishing an account...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12823
(a) No district furnishing its inhabitants with light, water, power, or heat may terminate residential service for nonpayment of a delinquent account
California Public Utilities Code Section 12823.1
(a) No district furnishing light, heat, water, or power may terminate residential service on account of nonpayment of a delinquent account unless the
California Public Utilities Code Section 12824
No electrical, gas, heat, or water municipal utility district shall, by reason of delinquency in payment for any electric, gas, heat, or water...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12825
(a) A district furnishing light, heat, or power may engage in activities to reduce wasteful, uneconomical or unnecessary uses of energy, including,...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12826
Every district shall comply with Section 8029.5.
California Public Utilities Code Section 12827
The board of a district that has owned and operated an electric distribution system for at least eight years and has a population of 250,000 or more...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12830
All claims for money or damages against the district are governed by Part 3 (commencing with Section 900) and Part 4 (commencing with Section 940) of
California Public Utilities Code Section 12841
A district may borrow money and incur indebtedness, and may issue bonds or other evidences of indebtedness. No indebtedness shall be incurred...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12842
No district shall incur an indebtedness for public works which in the aggregate exceeds 20 percent of the assessed value of all the real and personal
California Public Utilities Code Section 12843
Indebtedness which has been incurred for the construction and operation of a public utility, where the revenue from the utility for three years or...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12844
A district may accept, without limitation by any other provisions of this division requiring approval of indebtedness, contributions or loans from...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12850
This article shall apply only to districts which have owned and operated an electric distribution, water distribution, or sewage disposal system for...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12851
A district may, from time to time, issue bonds in accordance with the Revenue Bond Law of 1941 (Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 54300) of Part 1...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12852
Article 3 (commencing with Section 54380) of Chapter 6 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code, the limitations on the rate of...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12853
When bonds are issued under this article, the preliminary resolution of the board adopted pursuant to this article shall take effect upon its...
California Public Utilities Code Section 12854
Upon any such resolution taking effect subject to the right of referendum pursuant to this article, the board shall cause the same to be published in
California Public Utilities Code Section 12855<