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THINGS CHANGE ALL THE TIME.  Please always check with the appropriate agency or entity for current information.  

Check Events for any legislative events locally or in Sacramento.

Updated 8/12/18.  Now there is legislation being drafted and in committee that may relieve PG&E and other public utilities in California from liability.  This proposed legislation affects every resident in California.  In-process legislation is always changing.  Try checking  This site lists all the committee members and their contact information so that you can tell them what you think.  Phone calls are the strongest form of communication, more so than letters, emails, or petitions.

See the following for information on this proposed legislation:

Letter to the Governor 2018 07 26

Inverse Condemnation Fact Sheet

MYTHS and FACTS About Utility Liability & Inverse Condemnation

Letter to the Governor 2018 07 10

Video: Conference Committee on S.B. 901, Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Information from Up From the Ashes, a lobbying group:

If you have any reliable sources of information, please let me know at

Updated 6/5/18.  These bills are dead or mostly or almost dead.  However, you may still want to let Sacramento know how they should be protecting all insureds moving forwardAlso See Contact Your Legislator

Support California Disaster Insurance Legislation
Protect All Insureds in the Future
& October 2017 Disaster Victims Retroactively

You Are in Good Hands—YOURS.
Take Action to Protect Your Families.

Four bills in the California Senate need your support to overcome the
$ Millions spent by the insurance industry to aggressively lobby for their defeat.
($Millions the insurers could be paying you for the coverage you paid for instead)

SENATE BILL 894.  In Disasters,

SENATE BILL 897In Disasters,

Watch:  4/25/18 Senators Dodd & McGuire Press Conference on these bills:



Write and Call the Sponsors of the Bills
and the Senate Insurance Committee,
especially Committee Chair Steven Glazer

All Californians, not just disaster survivors, should contact their State legislators to support legislation that further protects disaster victims from insurers.  This is important for all Californians because fires and other catastrophic events (in addition to earthquakes and floods) are our “new normal.”

Legislators will take phone calls and mailed paper letters from citizens outside their district, but generally not emails from citizens who are not their constituents.  Find your State Legislator:

Proposed legislation changes as it goes through the approval process, so this is just the first step in reaching out to our elected officials. will attempt to provide updated information and further actions, but each constituent should always fact-check before taking action.  This information was developed by survivors and allies of the Oct 2017 Sonoma County fires and has not been endorsed by any elected official. We are a coalition of unpaid volunteers.

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The above is informational only, has not been endorsed by any elected official, and is subject to change or errors.  Neighbors Together ~ Strong & Resilient (NTSR) does not provide any advice or endorse any service provider or agency. 

October 2017 Northern California Firestorm: Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa: Coffey Park; Fountaingrove (Hidden Valley Estates (HVE) is lumped with FG); Larkfield-Wikiup-Mark West-Riebli; Rincon Valley-Deer Trail-Calistoga Rd; Bennett Ridge (Nuns/Annadel Fire) . . . See more . . . »

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