Kansas Corporation Commission

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Kansas Corporation Commission
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $49,230,935
Total Seats:  3
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the governor's pleasure
Authority:  Kansas Statute, Chapter 66, Article 1
Leadership:  Shari Feist Albrecht
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Other Kansas Executive Offices
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The Kansas Chairman of Corporation Commission is a three member board in the Kansas state government. Commissioners are selected by gubernatorial appointment, and one member is elected to serve as chair. The commission's mission is "to protect the public interest through impartial, efficient, and transparent resolution of all jurisdictional issues; and by participating in other forums and tribunals where articulated state policy objectives are at issue."[1]

Current officeholder

The chairman is Shari Feist Albrecht. Albrecht was appointed to the commission by Gov. Sam Brownback effective August 2012 for a term ending March 16, 2015.[2] Previous chairman Mark Sievers nominated Albrecht to succeed him on January 9, 2014, after Sievers' resigned on the heels of a challenging year in the leadership post. Despite the well-publicized issues at the agency, Sievers cited the desire to spend more time with his wife and family as his reason for stepping down.[3][4]

Albrecht and fellow commissioner Thomas E. Wright have served alongside Sievers' replacement, Jay Emler, since January 17, 2014. Emler, a former state senate majority leader, was appointed to the KCC by Brownback and subsequently confirmed by the Kansas Senate.[5][6][7][8]

Authority

The commission is established by Kansas Statute, Chapter 66, Article 1:

Article 1, Section 1:

Electric public utilities; power, authority and jurisdiction of state corporation commission. The commission is given full power, authority and jurisdiction to supervise and control the electric public utilities, as defined in K.S.A. 66-101a, doing business in Kansas, and is empowered to do all things necessary and convenient for the exercise of such power, authority and jurisdiction.

Qualifications

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Appointments

Kansas state government organizational chart

The three members of the commission are appointed by the Governor of Kansas.

Vacancies

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Duties

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Divisions

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State budget

The Kansas Corporation Commission's budget for fiscal year 2012 was $49,230,935.[9]

Compensation

In 2013, Commissioner Mark Sievers was paid $134,749.94, Commissioner Thomas E. Wright was paid $131,517.88 and Commissioner Shari Feist Albrecht was paid $84,370.33.[10]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Main Office
1500 SW Arrowhead Road
Topeka, KS 66604-4027
Email: public.affairs@kcc.ks.gov
Phone: (785) 271-3100
Fax: (785) 271-3354

Patti Petersen-Klein, Executive Director
Phone: (785) 271-3166
Fax: (785) 271-3354

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