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Assembly Bill No. 66. Introduced by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi ● Sponsored by City of Rancho Palos Verdes. AB 66 (Muratsuchi). Peninsula cities experience many electrical outages each year Outages are a source of frustration, inconvenience and financial loss for residents and businesses

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Assembly bill no 66

Assembly Bill No. 66

Introduced by

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi

Sponsored by

City of Rancho Palos Verdes


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AB 66 (Muratsuchi)

  • Peninsula cities experience many electrical outages each year

  • Outages are a source of frustration, inconvenience and financial loss for residents and businesses

  • There were more than 100 unplanned outages between 2008 and 2011

  • The January 2012 Crest fire and 2 other significant fires have been utility-related and burned over 150 acres of natural habitat


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AB 66 (Muratsuchi)

  • Outages and SCE equipment failures have heightened concerns about safety

  • Fires associated with SCE equipment failures threaten the lives and property of City residents, as well as to the viability of the City's open space areas

  • The City Council has appealed to SCE and the PUC to address system reliability issues


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AB 66 (Muratsuchi)

  • City Council and City Manager met with State legislators in Sacramento to discuss electrical outages and utility reliability issues in January 2013

  • Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi introduced AB 66 on January 7, 2013

  • City Council formally supported AB 66 on April 2, 2013


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AB 66 (Muratsuchi)

  • AB 66 would require electric utilities to report to the PUC the frequency and duration of outages, identifying the most-affected areas

  • AB 66 would require the PUC to use this information to require cost-effective remediation of reliability deficiencies in the most-affected areas

  • AB 66 would require public disclosure of this reliability information


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AB 66 (Muratsuchi)

  • Supported by the cities of Rolling Hills Estates, Manhattan Beach and Burlingame

  • Supported by SBCCOG

  • Approved in Assembly on May 28th

  • Approved in Senate Energy, Communications & Utilities Committee on June 25th

  • Pending approval in Senate Appropriations Committee (date to be determined)


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AB 66 (Muratsuchi)

Please express your support of AB 66 by sending letters to:

Mail: The Honorable AI Muratsuchi

Assemblymember, 66th District

State Capitol

PO Box 942849

Sacramento, CA 94249-0066

E-mail:[email protected]

Fax: (916) 319-2166


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