Newsom Signs Bills

Lawmakers and other public officials join Gov. Gavin Newsom at the Oct. 2 bill signing.

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Oct. 2 signed 22 bills aimed at wildfire prevention, mitigation and response, reflecting recommendations of the Governor's Strike Force Report issued in June.

"This has been a top priority in my administration since day one, and we were able to work collaboratively and effectively with the Legislature to ensure California has a framework for today and for future generations," Newsom said in a written statement. He said the bills represent "important steps forward" on dealing with climate change and extreme weather, community resilience and utility oversight.

According to Newsom, the bills address wildfire prevention and response; climate change mitigation through clean-energy policies; fair allocation of wildfire damages; changes to California Public Utilities Commission regulation; and holding Pacific Gas & Electric accountable.

The governor's press release includes the full list of signed bills.