AB-1903: Aliso Canyon gas leak: health impact study. Wilk

Session Year: 2015-2016

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An act to add and repeal Section 911.3 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to natural gas.

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AB 1903, Assembly Member Wilk. Aliso Canyon gas leak: health impact study.

Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including gas corporations. The Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 2011, within the Public Utilities Act, designates the commission as the state authority responsible for regulating and enforcing federal law with respect to intrastate gas pipeline transportation and pipeline facilities. Existing law requires the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to evaluate the environmental and health risks posed by various substances.

This bill, if sufficient moneys are recovered by the commission and appropriated for the purpose of these provisions, would require the commission to authorize a study by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment of the long-term health impacts of the significant natural gas leak from the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility located in the County of Los Angeles that started approximately October 23, 2015, as specified. The bill would require the commission to publish and transmit the report by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and its ongoing findings to the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature on a biennial basis, on or before January 1 of every even-numbered year, from 2018 until 2028. The bill would require the commission, consistent with its authority to bring enforcement actions, to order Southern California Gas Company to pay for the study. The bill would repeal these provisions on January 1, 2029.

Vote Required: majority Appropriation: no Fiscal Committee: yes Local Program: no

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 911.3 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:
911.3.

(a)If sufficient moneys are appropriated as specified in subdivision (d), the commission shall authorize a study by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment of the long-term health impacts of the significant natural gas leak from the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility located in the County of Los Angeles that started approximately October 23, 2015. The study shall include, but is not limited to, both of the following:

(1)An investigation of the impact of the natural gas leak on the health of persons who resided within a 12-mile radius of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in the County of Los Angeles between October 23, 2015, and the date when the State Oil and Gas Supervisor has determined that the gas well safety review conducted pursuant to Order 1109, issued by the State Oil and Gas Supervisor on March 4, 2016, is complete.

(2)An evaluation of the impact on residents due to exposure to chemicals, including, but not limited to, methane, benzene, and mercaptan.

(b)The commission shall publish and transmit the report by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and its ongoing findings to the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature on a biennial basis, on or before January 1 of every even-numbered year, from 2018 until 2028.

(c)(1)Consistent with its authority to bring enforcement actions under this part, the commission shall order Southern California Gas Company to pay for the study described in subdivision (a).

(2)If the commission penalizes Southern California Gas Company for its responsibilities related to the natural gas leak at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, the commission may include the costs of the study described in subdivision (a) in any penalty assessment.

(d)The commission shall authorize and the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment shall undertake the study described in subdivision (a) only if the commission has recovered sufficient moneys to pay the costs of the entire study pursuant to subdivision (c) and the Legislature has appropriated those moneys for the purpose of this section.

(e)This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2029, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2029, deletes or extends that date.

Bill Version

June 22, 2016 - Amended in Senate

Bill Activity

Introduced by

Assembly Member Wilk
February 11, 2016

Amended in Assembly

April 04, 2016
May 31, 2016

Amended in Senate

June 20, 2016
June 22, 2016

Votes

Date Result Location Ayes Noes NVR Motion
08/01/16 (PASS) Sen Appropriations 7 0 0 Placed on suspense file
  Ayes: Bates, Beall, Hill, Lara, McGuire, Mendoza, Nielsen
06/13/16 (PASS) Sen Energy, Utilities and Communications 11 0 0 Do pass as amended, but first amend, and re-refer to the Committee on [Environmental Quality]
  Ayes: Cannella, Gaines, Hertzberg, Hill, Hueso, Lara, Leyva, McGuire, Morrell, Pavley, Wolk
06/01/16 (PASS) Assembly Floor 80 0 0 AB 1903 WILK Assembly Third Reading
  Ayes: Achadjian, Alejo, Arambula, Atkins, Baker, Beth Gaines, Bigelow, Bloom, Bonilla, Bonta, Brough, Brown, Burke, Calderon, Campos, Chang, Chau, Chiu, Chu, Chávez, Cooley, Cooper, Cristina Garcia, Dababneh, Dahle, Daly, Dodd, Eduardo Garcia, Eggman, Frazier, Gallagher, Gatto, Gipson, Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon, Gray, Grove, Hadley, Harper, Holden, Irwin, Jones, Jones-Sawyer, Kim, Lackey, Levine, Linder, Lopez, Low, Maienschein, Mark Stone, Mathis, Mayes, McCarty, Medina, Melendez, Mullin, Nazarian, O'Donnell, Obernolte, Olsen, Patterson, Quirk, Rendon, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez, Roger Hernández, Salas, Santiago, Steinorth, Thurmond, Ting, Travis Allen, Wagner, Waldron, Weber, Wilk, Williams, Wood
05/27/16 (PASS) Asm Appropriations 20 0 0 Do pass as amended.
  Ayes: Bigelow, Bloom, Bonilla, Bonta, Calderon, Chang, Daly, Eduardo Garcia, Eggman, Gallagher, Gonzalez, Holden, Jones, Obernolte, Quirk, Roger Hernández, Santiago, Wagner, Weber, Wood
03/30/16 (PASS) Asm Utilities and Commerce 15 0 0 Do pass as amended, and be re-referred to the Committee on [Health] with recommendation: To Consent Calendar
  Ayes: Burke, Chávez, Cristina Garcia, Dahle, Eduardo Garcia, Eggman, Gatto, Hadley, Obernolte, Patterson, Quirk, Roger Hernández, Santiago, Ting, Williams

History

Date Action
08/01/16 In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.
06/23/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
06/23/16 Withdrawn from committee.
06/22/16 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on E.Q.
06/20/16 Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E.Q.
06/16/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on E.Q. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (June 13).
06/09/16 Referred to Coms. on E., U., & C. and E.Q.
06/02/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
06/01/16 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 80. Noes 0. Page 5143.)
06/01/16 Assembly Rule 63 suspended. (Page 5120.)
06/01/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/31/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
05/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).
04/27/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
04/11/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.
04/05/16 Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
04/04/16 Read second time and amended.
03/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (March 30).
03/09/16 In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
02/25/16 Referred to Coms. on U. & C. and HEALTH.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
06/23/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
06/23/16 Withdrawn from committee.
06/22/16 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on E.Q.
06/20/16 Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E.Q.
06/16/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on E.Q. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (June 13).
06/09/16 Referred to Coms. on E., U., & C. and E.Q.
06/02/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
06/01/16 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 80. Noes 0. Page 5143.)
06/01/16 Assembly Rule 63 suspended. (Page 5120.)
06/01/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/31/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
05/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).
04/27/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
04/11/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.
04/05/16 Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
04/04/16 Read second time and amended.
03/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (March 30).
03/09/16 In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
02/25/16 Referred to Coms. on U. & C. and HEALTH.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
06/22/16 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on E.Q.
06/20/16 Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E.Q.
06/16/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on E.Q. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (June 13).
06/09/16 Referred to Coms. on E., U., & C. and E.Q.
06/02/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
06/01/16 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 80. Noes 0. Page 5143.)
06/01/16 Assembly Rule 63 suspended. (Page 5120.)
06/01/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/31/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
05/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).
04/27/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
04/11/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.
04/05/16 Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
04/04/16 Read second time and amended.
03/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (March 30).
03/09/16 In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
02/25/16 Referred to Coms. on U. & C. and HEALTH.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
06/20/16 Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E.Q.
06/16/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on E.Q. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (June 13).
06/09/16 Referred to Coms. on E., U., & C. and E.Q.
06/02/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
06/01/16 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 80. Noes 0. Page 5143.)
06/01/16 Assembly Rule 63 suspended. (Page 5120.)
06/01/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/31/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
05/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).
04/27/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
04/11/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.
04/05/16 Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
04/04/16 Read second time and amended.
03/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (March 30).
03/09/16 In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
02/25/16 Referred to Coms. on U. & C. and HEALTH.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
06/16/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on E.Q. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (June 13).
06/09/16 Referred to Coms. on E., U., & C. and E.Q.
06/02/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
06/01/16 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 80. Noes 0. Page 5143.)
06/01/16 Assembly Rule 63 suspended. (Page 5120.)
06/01/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/31/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
05/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).
04/27/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
04/11/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.
04/05/16 Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
04/04/16 Read second time and amended.
03/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (March 30).
03/09/16 In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
02/25/16 Referred to Coms. on U. & C. and HEALTH.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
06/09/16 Referred to Coms. on E., U., & C. and E.Q.
06/02/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
06/01/16 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 80. Noes 0. Page 5143.)
06/01/16 Assembly Rule 63 suspended. (Page 5120.)
06/01/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/31/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
05/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).
04/27/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
04/11/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.
04/05/16 Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
04/04/16 Read second time and amended.
03/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (March 30).
03/09/16 In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
02/25/16 Referred to Coms. on U. & C. and HEALTH.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
06/09/16 Referred to Coms. on E., U., & C. and E.Q.
06/02/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
06/01/16 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 80. Noes 0.)
06/01/16 Assembly Rule 63 suspended.
06/01/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/31/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
05/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).
04/27/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
04/11/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.
04/05/16 Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
04/04/16 Read second time and amended.
03/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (March 30).
03/09/16 In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
02/25/16 Referred to Coms. on U. & C. and HEALTH.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
06/09/16 Referred to Coms. on E., U., & C. and E.Q.
06/02/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
06/01/16 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate.
06/01/16 Assembly Rule 63 suspended.
06/01/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/31/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
05/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).
04/27/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
04/11/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.
04/05/16 Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
04/04/16 Read second time and amended.
03/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (March 30).
03/09/16 In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
02/25/16 Referred to Coms. on U. & C. and HEALTH.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
06/02/16 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
06/01/16 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate.
06/01/16 Assembly Rule 63 suspended.
06/01/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/31/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
05/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).
04/27/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
04/11/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.
04/05/16 Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
04/04/16 Read second time and amended.
03/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (March 30).
03/09/16 In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
02/25/16 Referred to Coms. on U. & C. and HEALTH.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
06/01/16 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate.
06/01/16 Assembly Rule 63 suspended.
06/01/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
05/31/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
05/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).
04/27/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
04/11/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.
04/05/16 Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
04/04/16 Read second time and amended.
03/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (March 30).
03/09/16 In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
02/25/16 Referred to Coms. on U. & C. and HEALTH.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
05/31/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
05/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).
04/27/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
04/11/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.
04/05/16 Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
04/04/16 Read second time and amended.
03/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (March 30).
03/09/16 In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
02/25/16 Referred to Coms. on U. & C. and HEALTH.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
04/27/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
04/11/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.
04/05/16 Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
04/04/16 Read second time and amended.
03/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (March 30).
03/09/16 In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
02/25/16 Referred to Coms. on U. & C. and HEALTH.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
04/11/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.
04/05/16 Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
04/04/16 Read second time and amended.
03/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (March 30).
03/09/16 In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
02/25/16 Referred to Coms. on U. & C. and HEALTH.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
04/05/16 Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
04/04/16 Read second time and amended.
03/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (March 30).
03/09/16 In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
02/25/16 Referred to Coms. on U. & C. and HEALTH.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
04/04/16 Read second time and amended.
03/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (March 30).
03/09/16 In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
02/25/16 Referred to Coms. on U. & C. and HEALTH.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
03/31/16 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (March 30).
03/09/16 In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
02/25/16 Referred to Coms. on U. & C. and HEALTH.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
03/09/16 In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
02/25/16 Referred to Coms. on U. & C. and HEALTH.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
02/25/16 Referred to Coms. on U. & C. and HEALTH.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
02/12/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.
02/11/16 Read first time. To print.

Bill Analysis

Date Analysis
08/01/16 Senate Appropriations
06/10/16 Senate Energy, Utilities And Communications
06/01/16 Assembly Floor Analysis
04/25/16 Assembly Appropriations
03/29/16 Assembly Utilities And Commerce

Today's Law as Amended

Status

Bill Status
Measure: AB-1903
Lead Authors: Wilk
Principal Coauthors: -
Coauthors: Pavley
Topic: Aliso Canyon gas leak: health impact study.
31st Day in Print: 03/13/16
Title: An act to add and repeal Section 911.3 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to natural gas.
House Location: Assembly
Last Amended Date: 06/22/16
Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Committee Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax Levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
08/01/16 In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.
06/23/16 Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
06/23/16 Withdrawn from committee.
06/22/16 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on E.Q.
06/20/16 Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E.Q.

Comments to Author