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Assemblymembers Rebecca Bauer-Kahan and Tim Grayson Introduce Legislation that Protects Communities from Acts of Domestic Terrorism

Friday, February 21, 2020

AB 2925 will give district attorneys the ability to seek lengthier pretrial detention for individuals charged with making terrorist threats

New State Bill Would Expand Local Enforcement Powers Over Utilities

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

By Bay City News / KQED 

Under new state legislation announced Tuesday, California's attorney general and local district attorneys would be able to pursue legal action against utility companies that violate safety regulations.

PG&E jolted by billions in quarterly losses amid wildfire costs, sees exit from bankruptcy

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

By George Avalos / Bay Area News Group

Utility suffers $3.6 billion fourth-quarter loss, $3.8 billion in wildfire expenses

PG&E posted a $3.62 billion loss for the final three months of 2019, but the embattled utility said Tuesday it’s on track to emerge from a bankruptcy quagmire linked to its liabilities for a string of lethal wildfires.

Tucked away in its multiple disclosures related to its financial results was the revelation of a new plan to spend $37 billion to $41 billion over the next five years in “infrastructure investments.”

Bill Introduced to Expand Enforcement Powers Over Utilities

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

By Bay City News / NBC Bay Area 

The Utility Accountability and Wildfire Prevention Act of 2020 would hold utility companies accountable when their equipment is found to have started a wildfire.

A group of state legislators and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley announced the introduction of a bill Tuesday that would give the state attorney general and local district attorneys the power to reprimand utility companies for failure to comply with safety regulations.

Utility bill: Bauer-Kahan, Glazer co-author legislation to hold power companies accountable

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

by Julia Baum / Pleasanton Weekly

Assembly Bill 2356 would empower local district attorneys to act against electrical corporations

Tri-Valley lawmakers introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow the state and local prosecutors to take action against electric power companies that fail to comply with safety regulations.

Bill Introduced To Expand Enforcement Powers Over Utilities

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

By Bay City News Service / SF Gate

A group of state legislators and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley announced the introduction of a bill Tuesday that would give the state attorney general and local district attorneys the power to reprimand utility companies for failure to comply with safety regulations.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan, District Attorney Nancy O’Malley and State Legislators Announce Bill to Expand Enforcement Actions Against PG&E and Other Utilities

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Utility Accountability and Wildfire Prevention Act of 2020 - AB 2356, will allow local authorities to bring actions against electrical companies who fail to comply with safety regulations

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