Utah Public Service Commission
|Utah Public Service Commission|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$11,349,600|
|Length of term:||6 years|
|Authority:||Public Utilities Act of 1917|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by Governor|
|Other Utah Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Attorney General •Treasurer • Auditor • Superintendent of Education • Agriculture Commissioner • Insurance Commissioner • Natural Resources Commissioner • Labor Commissioner • Public Service Commission|
Title 54, Chapter 1 of the Utah code establishes the qualifications of the office:
|Each commissioner at the time of appointment and qualification shall be a resident citizen of the United States and of the state of Utah and shall be not less than 30 years of age. Except as provided by law, no commissioner may hold any other office either under the government of the United States or of this state or of any municipal corporation within this state.|
- a resident citizen of the United States
- a resident citizen of Utah
- not less than 30 years old
- not holding any other government office
Title 54, Chapter 1, Part 1.5 of the Utah code outlines the appointments of the commissioners. Each of the three commissioner is appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the state senate. The commissioners are appointed to staggered six-year terms, with one commissioner appointed on March 1 of each odd-numbered year. Not more than two members of the commission shall belong to the same political party.
In the event of a vacancy on the commission, the governor fills the unexpired term by appointment, and may choose to re-appoint the successor to a full term when the former officeholder's original term expires.
The commission is responsible for ensuring safe, reliable, adequate, and reasonably priced utilities. It investigates and holds hearings in order to hold utility companies accountable and to protect the public from unfair practices.
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The budget for the Public Service Commission in Fiscal Year 2013 was $11,349,600.
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Utah Public Service Commission
Heber M. Wells Building
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone: (801) 530-6716
Fax: (801) 530-6796
- PSC.Utah.gov, "History of the public service commission," accessed October 28, 2011
- Lexis.com, "Utah Code Ann. § 54-1-1.5," accessed October 28, 2011
- Utah Public Service Commission, "About the Public Service Commission," accessed December 28, 2012
- Governor's Office of Planning and Budget, "2013 Budget Summary – Tables," accessed April 6, 2013
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," January 29, 2014