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Revision as of 12:33, 8 June 2013

Indiana Utility Regulation Commission
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
Total Seats:  5
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Indiana Code, Title 8, Article 1, Chapter 1
Leadership:  James Atterholt
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
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The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is a five member board in the Indiana state government.

Current officeholder

The current Chairman is James Atterholt.

Commissioners include:

Authority

Title 8, Article 1, Chapter 1 of the Indiana Code addresses the utility regulatory commission:[1]

There is created the Indiana utility regulatory commission which shall consist of five (5) members...

Qualifications

One member must be an attorney qualified to practice law in Indiana and no more than three can be off the same political party.[1]

...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.

Appointments

The commissioners are appointed by the governor to four year terms.[1]

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.

Duties

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.[1]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commissioners were each paid an estimated $109,262. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

Contact Information

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

See also

External links

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