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Relating to a cyber security monitor for certain electric utilities.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
SB 956 would establish a cyber security monitoring program to be managed by a contractor subject to rule-making authority by the Public Utility Commission. The bill would require the PUC to allow utilities to recover costs for associated with this program.
We do not see a tangible connection between this bill and our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral. That being said, the state does have a clear interest in maintaining the safety of our electric grid and cyber security is as large and growing concern that should be addressed.