PG&E Blackouts Bill Headed To Senate, Vote Possible Monday


The California Senate will soon be considering a bill that is meant to hold Pacific Gas & Electric Company financially liable for massive power blackouts.

The legislation was prompted by PG&E's decision to cut power to millions of people for several days last year in an effort to prevent wildfires. The bill's author says the outages not only left affected residents with spoiled food, but also left life-saving medical equipment and refrigerated medication useless.

The bill is part of a larger package of legislation, and it is possible lawmakers could vote on it as early as Monday.