Obernolte’s CPUC Contracting

Transparency Act

Passes First Committee Hurdle


Assembly Bill 1651 requires contracts be posted online

‚ÄčSacramento, California____ Today, March 30, 2016 CPUC Contracting Transparency Act of 2016 authored by Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) passed unanimously out of the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce. The bill, Assembly Bill 1651, seeks to improve transparency and accountability at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) by requiring contracts and audits to be posted on the CPUC website for the public to freely access

 Accountability at the

California Public Utilities Commission  



“I’m very pleased to see that my colleagues support transparency at the CPUC as much as I do,” Assemblyman Obernolte said. “My hope is that AB 1651 will shine a light on questionable contracting practices and provide the public with the tools needed to keep the commission accountable.”   

AB 1651 will next be heard in the Assembly Committee on Appropriations.