(Bonta D) Electrical and gas service: accessory dwelling units.
Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2023
Status: 3/9/2023-Referred to Com. on U. & E.
Summary: Existing law vests the Public Utilities Commission with regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations and gas corporations. Existing law requires the commission to require every residential unit in an apartment house or similar multiunit residential structure, condominium, or mobilehome park issued a building permit on or after July 1, 1982, with certain exceptions, to be individually metered for electrical and gas service.
This bill would additionally except from that requirement an accessory dwelling unit, as defined, if the owner of the property on which the accessory dwelling unit is located elects to have the accessory dwelling unit’s electrical and gas services metered through existing or upgraded utility meters located on that property. The bill would require an electrical corporation and gas corporation, if an owner of such a property elects to have the accessory dwelling unit’s electrical and gas services metered through utility meters located on that property, to allow the property owner to do so. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.