2019-2020 Hearings

2019-2020 Oversight Hearings


2020 Hearings

January 8, 2020 -- Telecommunications Service Outages: Ensuring a Reliable Lifeline for Californians **Video**

January 15, 2020 -- SB 203, SB 378, SB 386, SB 605, SB 702 **Video**

March 17, 2020 -- SB 801, SB 895, SB 947, SB 953  **HEARING CANCELED**

March 24, 2020 -- The California Public Utilities Commission and the Public Advocates Office Annual Update to the Legislature **HEARING CANCELED**

March 31, 2020 -- SB 801, SB 858, SB 862, SB 1058, SB 1069, SB 1096, SB 1117, SB 1122, SB 1183, SB 1240, SB 1352 **HEARING CANCELED**

May 14, 2020 -- SB 801, SB 858, SB 862, SB 895, SB 1117, SB 1403 **Video**

May 26, 2020 -- SB 1058, SB 1069, SB 1130, SB 1215, SB 1312, SB 1448 **Video**

June 4, 2020 -- The California Public Utilities Commission and the Public Advocates Office Annual Update to the Legislature. A Focus on Wildfires, Power Shutoffs, and COVID-19: Are Electric Utlities Prepared for Wildfire Season?  **Video**

June 29, 2020 -- SB 350 (29.10(d)) **Video**

August 3, 2020 -- AB 570, AB 841, AB 1657, AB 1720, AB 2788, AB 3163 **Video**

August 28, 2020 -- AB 913, AB 1659 **Video**

October 13, 2020 (Subcommittee Hearing) -- Gas Safety Retrospective: A Decade Since San Bruno **Video**


2019 Hearings

March 5, 2019 -- Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Chapter 11 Reorganization Bankruptcy: Implications for California **Video**

March 12, 2019 -- The California Public Utilities Commission and the Public Advocates Office (formerly known as Office of Ratepayer Advocates) Annual Update to the Legislature **Video**

March 19, 2019 -- The Changing Electricity Landscape: the Need for a New Regulatory Approach? **Video**

March 27, 2019 

April 2, 2019 

April 10, 2019 

April 24, 2019

April 30, 2019 

May 14, 2019 (Subcommittee Hearing) -- Safeguarding Safety: Participation of Safety Advocates in a Regulatory Landscape **Video**

June 4, 2019 

June 18, 2019

July 2, 2019

July 5, 2019 -- AB 1054  ***HEARING POSTPONED***

July 8, 2019 

July 10, 2019

August 14, 2019 (Subcommittee Hearing) -- With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Preparing for Electric Utility De-Energization **Video**

August 28, 2019 -- SJR 11 **Video**

September 10, 2019 -- AB 936, AB 1366, AB 1513 **Video**

September 11, 2019 -- SB 49, SB 560, AB 1366 **Video**

September 12, 2019 -- SB 550 **Video**

November 8, 2019 (Subcommittee Hearing) -- Safety, from the Ground Up: An Update from the California Dig Safe Board **Video**

November 18, 2019 -- Electric Utility Power Shutoffs: Identifying Lessons Learned and Actions to Protect Californians **Video**

Teleconference Instructions:


Due to the statewide stay-at-home order and guidance on physical distancing, seating for committee hearings will be very limited for press and for the public. All are encouraged to watch our hearing from its live stream on the Senate’s website at https://www.senate.ca.gov/

We encourage the public to submit written testimony before the hearing through the position letter portal. Please note that any written testimony submitted to the committee is considered public comment and may be read into the record or reprinted.

The Capitol will be open for attendance of committee hearings, but the public is strongly encouraged to participate via the web portal or telephonically.

Information regarding a call-in option for testimony will be made available and updated the night prior to the hearing date.

Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications hearing call-in information for , 2021:

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  • Upon calling in, you will be placed in a “waiting room” where you will be muted but you can listen to the committee hearing as you wait.
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  • When you press 1-0 on your phone, you will wait and an operator will assign you a line number, at that time you will be placed in the queue for identification.  Remember your line number, the moderator will call out that number to identify YOU when it is your turn to testify.  OF IMPORTANT NOTE: If you press 1-0 a second time, you will remove yourself from the queue and you will not be identified to testify. Every time you press 1-0 you either put yourself “In queue” or take yourself “Out of queue” so listen carefully, and press 1-0 only once when you are prompted by the moderator.
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