INFORMATION: AB 1541 (Dickinson) would subject an order or recommendation made by the commission and any accident report filed with the commission pursuant to these requirements to the California Public Records Act, except information already exempt from disclosure under the CPRA. Would repeal provisions of the Public Utilities Act prohibiting the commission from disclosing any information furnished

by a public utility, a subsidiary, an affiliate, or corporation holding a controlling interest in a public utility, unless the information is specifically required to be open to public inspection under the act, except on order of the commission or a commissioner in the course of a hearing or proceeding. Instead the bill would provide that all records of, or filed with, the commission are presumed to be public under the CPRA.