Contains the California Public Utilities Code
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC; also often commonly referred to as simply the PUC) is a state Public Utilities Commission which regulates privately-owned utilities in the state of California, including electric power, telecommunications, natural gas and water companies.
In addition, the CPUC regulates common carriers including household goods movers, passenger transportation companies (like limousine services) and rail crossing safety. The CPUC's headquarters are located in the Civic Center district of San Francisco, and the agency has field offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento.
A special provision of the California Constitution exempts the Public Utilities Code from the terms and requirements of the state constitution, and makes any provisions of the Public Utilities Code that deal with the operation and terms of a public utility equal in authority to the state constitution.
The California Codes are 29 legal codes enacted by the California State Legislature, which together form the general statutory law of the state of California.
Due to tradition and sheer inertia, they have never been consolidated into a single unified code, unlike the United States Code or codifications in other U.S. states.