Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
|Indiana Utility Regulation Commission|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$9,297,370|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||Indiana Code, Title 8, Article 1, Chapter 1|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by the governor|
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The current Chairman is James Atterholt. He serves alongside commissioners Carolene Mays, David Ziegner, Angela Weber and Carol Stephan. Weber and Stephan were appointed by Gov. Mike Pence in February 2014 to fill the seats left vacant following the resignations of commissioners Kari Bennett and Larry Landis.
Title 8, Article 1, Chapter 1 of the Indiana Code addresses the utility regulatory commission:
There is created the Indiana utility regulatory commission which shall consist of five (5) members...
One member must be an attorney qualified to practice law in Indiana and no more than three can be off the same political party.
...at least one (1) of whom shall be an attorney qualified to practice law before the supreme court of Indiana and not more than three (3) of whom belong to the same political party.
The commissioners are appointed by the governor to four year terms.
The members of the commission and all vacancies occurring therein shall be appointed by the governor from among persons nominated by the nominating committee in accordance with the provisions of IC 8-1-1.5. The members may be removed at any time by the governor for cause. The governor shall appoint one (1) member as chairman. The members of the commission shall be appointed for a term of four (4) years, except when a member is appointed to fill a vacancy, in which case such appointment shall be for such unexpired term only.
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The commission acts as an impartial fact-finding body with respect to the public and the utility companies. They rule in cases that are presented to them, taking into account Indiana state regulations.
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The Utility Regulatory Commission's budget was $9,297,370 for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.
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Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
101 West Washington Street
Suite 1500 E
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone: (317) 232-2701
Agency Fax: (317) 232-6758
Consumers Affairs Fax: (317) 233-2410
- InsideIndianaBusiness.net, "Makes Makes IURC Appointments," February 21, 2014
- nwi.com, "Utility Board exits come at busy time," January 8, 2014
- Indiana Code, "IC 8-1-1," accessed December 17, 2012
- 2013 - 2015 As-Passed Budget, "C--Operating," II-18, accessed June 26, 2013
- The Council of State Governments, "Book of the States 2013, Table 4.11," accessed February 2, 2014
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