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SB 612 Update: Ratepayer Equity Bill Approved by Senate Energy Committee

Millions of California ratepayers are one step closer to receiving fair and equitable treatment after the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee on April 26 voted 11-1 to advance SB 612.

With your help, the California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) and more than 90 cities, counties, elected leaders, renewable energy providers, community groups, and individuals convinced a key legislative committee to approve SB 612.

The bill, authored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada-Flintridge), aims to ensure all California ratepayers have fair and equal access to the benefits of the legacy energy resources they are paying for, and that costs to ratepayers are minimized.

Thank you to Senator Portantino for his leadership in supporting SB 612. And thank you to Senators Becker, Bradford, Dodd, Eggman, Gonzalez, Hertzberg, Hueso, McGuire, Min, Rubio, and Stern for voting in favor of the bill. Thank you also to the many groups who voiced support for SB 612, listed below.

SB 612 now goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee and will be on the agenda some time in the next few weeks. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the bill’s progress.

  • Mayor Libby Schaaf, Oakland
  • Mayor London Breed, San Francisco
  • Mayor Sam Liccardo, San Jose
  • Mayor Sasha Renée Pérez, Alhambra
  • Supervisor Brad Wagenknecht, Napa County
  • Councilmember Bill Baber, La Mesa
  • 350 Silicon Valley
  • American Clean Power – California
  • Butte Choice Energy Authority
  • California Choice Energy Authority
  • Central Coast Community Energy
  • City of Agoura Hills
  • City of Arcadia
  • City of Auburn
  • City of Berkeley
  • City of Beverly Hills
  • City of Camarillo
  • City of Carlsbad
  • City of Carson
  • City of Chula Vista
  • City of Daly City
  • City of Davis
  • City of Downey
  • City of Encinitas
  • City of Foster City
  • City of Fremont
  • City of Half Moon Bay
  • City of Hayward
  • City of Imperial Beach
  • City of La Mesa
  • City of Moorpark
  • City of Paramount
  • City of Pleasanton
  • City of Rocklin
  • City of San Carlos
  • City of San Jacinto
  • City of San Jose
  • City of San Leandro
  • City of San Mateo
  • City of Santa Barbara
  • City of Santa Monica
  • City of Thousand Oaks
  • City of West Hollywood
  • City of Winters
  • City of Woodland
  • Clean Power Alliance
  • CleanPowerSF
  • Climate Action Campaign
  • Climate Reality Orange County
  • Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors
  • County of Butte
  • County of El Dorado
  • County of San Diego
  • County of Santa Clara
  • County of Yolo
  • Desert Community Energy
  • East Bay Community Energy
  • eBay
  • EDP Renewables
  • Elders Climate Action
  • Green Ideals
  • NorCal Chapter Elders Climate Action
  • League of California Cities
  • Local Government Commission
  • Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
  • MCE
  • Marin County Board of Supervisors
  • Peninsula Clean Energy Authority
  • Pioneer Community Energy
  • Placer County Board of Supervisors
  • Redwood Coast Energy Authority
  • San Diego Community Power
  • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • San Jacinto Power
  • San Jose Clean Energy
  • San Jose Community Energy Advocates
  • San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
  • Silicon Valley Clean Energy
  • Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  • Sonoma Clean Power Authority
  • Sunrise Movement Orange County
  • Sustainable Silicon Valley
  • Terra-Gen
  • The Climate Center
  • Tosdal APC
  • Town of Atherton
  • Town of Colma
  • Town of Fairfax
  • Town of Loomis
  • Valley Clean Energy
  • Ventura Council of Governments
  • Ventura County Board of Supervisors

In addition to Sen. Portantino, SB 612 has 24 co-authors and counting. Additional information can be found on the SB 612 website here. Responses to frequently asked questions can be found here.


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