(Two Garcia Bills move out of the Assembly)….The Bills, AB 197 and AB 866, were authored by Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia.
He says both bills are critical to this region. Garcia says AB 197 requires the Public Utilities Commission to direct investor and publicly owned utilities to procure renewable energy resources that supplement intermittent renewable resources, such as wind and solar. AB 866 expands the role the state Small Business Advocate to assisting small businesses overcome the challenges they face in meeting regulatory mandates. Both bills are moving on to the State Senate.