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By Max Dolberg/ZUMApress.com
By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
SACRAMENTO -- California lawmakers are poised to pass legislation that could dramatically affect bills for millions of residential customers of state-regulated utilities, the Los Angeles Times reported today.
People living in temperate climates along the coast would probably see higher bills. Those in torrid regions -- the San Joaquin Valley, the Inland Empire and the Mojave Desert -- would get some rate relief, the newspaper said.
Exactly how much rates would change would be left to the Public Utilities Commission after it conducts a detailed, technical investigation. Additionally, the PUC would have the authority to charge all ratepayers a fixed monthly fee of up to $10 each.
The proposal would replace "outdated, electric-rate restrictions adopted during the state's energy regulation crisis over a decade ago," said its author, Assemblyman Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno).
More at latimes.com: http://tinyurl.com/nwhcuas