SB-83 Public utilities: post entitlement phase permit applications: new construction.

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Existing law requires the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to enforce the rules governing the extension of service by a gas or electrical corporation to new residential, commercial, agricultural, and industrial customers. Existing law requires an electrical or gas corporation to permit a new or existing customer who applies for an extension of service from that corporation to install the extension in accordance with CPUC regulations and any applicable specifications of the corporation.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact subsequent legislation to require public utility companies to provide comments on post-entitlement phase permit applications and connect new construction to the electrical grid within specified timeframes.

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