Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce

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Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013-2014 FY Budget:  $29,006,000
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the governor's pleasure
Authority:  Minnesota Statutes 15.06
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Mike Rothman
Assumed office:  January 12, 2011
Compensation:  $119,059
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The Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce is a state executive position in the Minnesota state government. The commissioner serves as head of the Minnesota Department of Commerce. The Department also houses the Minnesota Division of Insurance and is charged with the regulation of the industry.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Michael Rothman. He assumed office January 12, 2011.[1]

Authority

The Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce's powers are derived from Chapter 45 of the Minnesota Statutes.

Chapter 45, Section 012:[2]

a) The Department of Commerce is under the supervision and control of the commissioner of commerce...

Qualifications

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Appointments

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Per 15.06 of the Minnesota Statutes, the governor appoints the Commissioner of Commerce with the consent of the Senate. The commissioner serves at the pleasure of the governor. His or her term expires at the end of the governor's term or if the governor vacates office.[3]

Vacancies

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Duties

The commissioner is responsible for consumer protection, regulation of financial service industries including insurance, state-chartered banks, credit unions, securities, and real estate. The Department licenses franchises, collection agencies, and currency exchanges.[1]

The commerce department is also responsible for enforcement of Public Utilities Commission (PUC) rules and orders, regulation of natural gas and electric public utilities, energy conservation standards and information programs, low-income home energy assistance and weatherization, regulation of telephone companies, the administration of Telecommunications Access Minnesota (TAM), petrofund, and unclaimed property programs.[1]

Divisions

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State budget

The Department of Commerce's budget for 2014 is $29,006,000.[4]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2014

In 2014, the commissioner received a salary of $119,059, according to the Council of State Governments.[5]

2013

In 2013, the commissioner's salary remained at $108,388.[6]

2012

In 2012, the commissioner was paid an estimated $108,388. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.[7]

2010

In 2010, the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce was paid an estimated $108,388 according to the Council of State Governments.[8]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Minnesota Department of Commerce
85 7th Place East, Suite 500
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-296-2488

Commissioner Mike Rothman's Office
Phone: 651-296-6025
Fax: 651-297-1959
Email: commerce.commissioner@state.mn.us

See also

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