Community Choice Legislation
The last day for the governor to sign bills for 2017 is October 15. After that date, we will publish a summary of this year’s legislative session. Thank you for checking in.
The 2017-2018 two-year session is over, except for pending signatures by the Governor. For a list of bills directly or indirectly related to Community Choice that we tracked, click HERE.
Of interest: Recent Senate Energy Committee Hearing: The Changing Electricity Landscape: The Growth of Community Choice Aggregators. Weds. Aug 23: http://seuc.senate.ca.gov/agenda
Click HERE for a summary of the 2015-16 legislative session.
Community Choice Law
The two pieces of legislation that make Community Choice possible in California are AB 117 (Migden, 2002) and SB 790 (Leno, 2011). AB 117 established Community Choice and SB 790 strengthened it by creating a “code of conduct” that the incumbent utilities must adhere to in their activities relative to Community Choice.
Community Choice law, Assembly Bill 117 (Migden), enacted in 2002, can be found in the California Public Utilities Code sections 331.1,381.1, 707 and Code Sections 360 through 380.5. Scroll down to code section 366.2, where the main body of information describing Community Choice can be found. Community Choice law was conceived as a way to salvage a good part of the deregulation experiment of the late 1990s and early 2000s, choice.
Keeping track of Community Choice-related Legislation
In any given legislative year there are bills that either directly relate to Community Choice, or may impact Community Choice in some way. Please let us know if you are aware of a bill that has bearing on Community Choice that should be highlighted here.
The official California legislation tracking website is: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/ This is where you can find out about the status of any bill and subscribe to updates on specific bills.
Another excellent tool is the Advanced Energy Legislation Tracker that can be used to find energy-related bills in California, other states, and at the federal level.
To find out who your California representatives are visit this handy site: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/
Note: We have done our best to present the resources available, including organizations involved in advancing Community Choice, in a fair and objective manner. Please let us know if we left any information or any organization out or have misrepresented your organization in any way.