2016 Legislative Session


Below find summaries and ORA position letters on 2016 California legislation, organized by Assembly and Senate bills across Energy, Water, and Communications regulation.



SB 1017 (Hill) - ORA Letter  

This bill would require the CPUC to develop rules to ensure the public has access to critical safety, environmental, and other emergency information.




SB 886 (Pavley) ORA  Letter  

This bill would promote energy storage systems that would help California better rely on clean renewable resources to maintain a reliable electric grid.    


SB 1453 (de León)ORA Letter  

This bill would advance the state’s clean energy future and protect Californians by not allowing the investor owned utilities to invest ratepayer monies in baseload power plants that do not meet the important greenhouse gas emissions performance standard.




AB 1180 (Garcia) - ORA Letter  

This bill would authorize specified water corporations to create a pilot program to allow their customers to pay their monthly bills by credit/debit card without paying a separate transaction fee.