# What Is in California’s Public Utilities Code?

This Code includes natural gas restructuring, private energy producers, telecommunication services, and specific municipal utility districts and transit authorities

By Chris Micheli, April 13, 2022 4:34 pm

The California Public Utilities Code is one of 29 Codes that contain state statutes. The Public Utilities Code contains 33 Divisions, and the range of topics within this Code includes natural gas restructuring, private energy producers, telecommunication services, and specific municipal utility districts and transit authorities. There are also numerous parts, chapters, and articles containing hundreds of code sections, or individual statutes. The following is a broad overview of the Public Utilities Code.

GENERAL PROVISIONS [Sections 1 – 22]

There are 23 Sections.

DIVISION 1. REGULATION OF PUBLIC UTILITIES [Sections 201 – 3297]

There are 6 Parts, 43 Chapters, and 97 Articles.

There are 6 Chapters and 9 Articles.

DIVISION 1.7. Golden State Energy Act [Sections 3400 – 3558]

There are 5 Parts and 2 Chapters.

There are 5 Chapters and 9 Articles.

DIVISION 2.5. THE DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND VIDEO COMPETITION ACT OF 2006 [Sections 5800 – 5970]

There are 19 Sections.

DIVISION 3. PUBLIC UTILITY FRANCHISES BY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS [Sections 6001 – 6467]

There are 4 Chapters and 11 Articles.

DIVISION 3.5. UTILITY RELOCATION AGREEMENTS [Sections 7000 – 7005]

There is 1 Chapter.

DIVISION 4. LAWS RELATING TO UTILITY CORPORATIONS AND THEIR EMPLOYEES [Sections 7503 – 8286]

There are 8 Chapters and 21 Articles.

There are 9 Chapters.

DIVISION 4.8. PUBLICLY OWNED UTILITIES [Sections 9500 – 9520]

There are 2 Parts.

There are 21 Sections.

DIVISION 5. UTILITIES OWNED BY MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS [Sections 10001 – 10303]

There is 1 Chapter and 7 Articles.

DIVISION 6. MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT ACT [Sections 11501 – 14403.5]

There are 15 Chapters and 80 Articles.

DIVISION 7. PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT ACT [Sections 15501 – 18055]

There are 11 Chapters and 28 Articles.

DIVISION 9. AVIATION [Sections 21001 – 24451]

There are 4 Parts, 19 Chapters, and 28 Articles.

DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [Sections 24501 – 107025]

There are 19 Parts, 169 Chapters, and 448 Articles.

DIVISION 11. TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT BOARDS [Sections 120000 – 120702]

There are 6 Chapters and 19 Articles.

DIVISION 11.5. NORTH COUNTY TRANSIT DISTRICT [Sections 125000 – 125716]

There are 6 Chapters and 14 Articles.

DIVISION 12. COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONS [Sections 130000 – 130828.1]

There are 7 Chapters and 15 Articles.

There are 5 Chapters and 4 Articles.

DIVISION 12.7. COUNTY AND REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONS [Sections 132000 – 132661]

There are 5 Chapters and 16 Articles.

DIVISION 12.8. Imperial County Transportation Commission [Sections 132800 – 132824]

There are 3 Chapters.

DIVISION 13.1. SANTA CLARA COUNTY TRAFFIC AUTHORITY [Section 140280]

There is 1 Section.

DIVISION 14. COACHELLA VALLEY INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY [Sections 141000 – 141050]

There are 9 Sections.

DIVISION 15. FRESNO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY [Sections 142000 – 142277]

There are 6 Chapters.

DIVISION 15.5. TUOLUMNE COUNTY TRAFFIC AUTHORITY [Sections 150000 – 150214]

There are 5 Chapters.

DIVISION 16. PENINSULA RAIL TRANSIT DISTRICT [Sections 160000 – 160006]

There are 2 Chapters.

DIVISION 16.5. STATE TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR PRESERVATION [Sections 161000 – 161031]

There are 2 Chapters.

DIVISION 17. SAN DIEGO COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY [Sections 170000 – 170084]

There are 3 Chapters.

DIVISION 19. LOCAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITIES [Sections 180000 – 180264]

There are 6 Chapters.

DIVISION 19.1. SONOMA COUNTY REGIONAL CLIMATE PROTECTION AUTHORITY [Sections 181000 – 181015]

There are 15 Sections.

DIVISION 19.5. CALIFORNIA HIGH-SPEED RAIL SERVICE [Sections 185000 – 185511]

There are 5 Chapters.

DIVISION 25. RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION [Sections 240000 – 240323]

There are 4 Chapters.

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