FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27, 2021
Contact: Leora Broydo Vestel
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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.
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.
About CalCCA: Launched in 2016, the California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) represents California’s community choice electricity providers before the state Legislature and at regulatory agencies, advocating for a level playing field and opposing policies that unfairly discriminate against CCAs and their customers. There are currently 24 operational CCA programs in California serving more than 11 million customers.
For more information about CalCCA and community choice visit, www.cal-cca.org.
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