BILL NUMBER: SB 1247	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Senator Dutton

                        FEBRUARY 19, 2010

   An act to amend Section 701 of the Public Utilities Code, relating
to public utilities.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 1247, as introduced, Dutton. Public utilities.
   Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory
authority over public utilities, as defined. The existing Public
Utilities Act sets forth the general regulatory responsibilities of
the commission with respect to all public utilities. Existing law
authorizes the commission to supervise and regulate every public
utility and to do all things, whether specifically designated in the
act or in addition to the act, which are necessary and convenient in
the exercise of its power and jurisdiction.
   This bill would make technical and nonsubstantive changes to the
provision that authorizes the commission to do all things that are
necessary and convenient in the exercise of its power and
jurisdiction.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 701 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to
read:
   701.  The commission may supervise and regulate every public
utility in the  State   state  and may do
all things, whether specifically designated in this part or in
addition thereto,  which   that it determines
 are necessary and convenient in the exercise of  such
  its  power and jurisdiction  , in meeting its
obligations  .