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In 2012, the Michigan Public Service Commissioners were paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$113,612]] according to the [[Council of State Governments]].
  

Revision as of 17:16, 28 January 2014

Michigan Public Service Commission
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $30,597,100
Total Seats:  3
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   6 years
Authority:  Michigan Compiled Laws Act 3
Leadership:  John Quackenbush
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Senate
Other Michigan Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSuperintendent of Public InstructionDirector of Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources DirectorLabor DirectorPublic Service Commission
The Michigan Public Service Commission is a three-member body in the Michigan state government responsible for regulation of energy, telecommunications, and transportation services.[1]

Current officeholders

The current chair is John Quackenbush. Commissioners include Greg R. White and Sally Talberg.

Authority

The Public Service Commission is established in the Michigan Compiled Laws.

Michigan Compiled Laws Act 3 of 1939:

An act to...abolish the Michigan public utilities commission and to confer the powers and duties vested by law on the public service commission...

Qualifications

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Appointments

Michigan state government organizational chart

Three members of the public service commission are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Commissioners serve six-year staggered terms. The Governor designates the chairman. No more than two members can be of the same political party. [2]

Vacancies

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Duties

The duties of the Public Service Commission include:[3]

  • Establishing fair and reasonable rates for regulated services and adopting and administering fair terms and conditions of service for the State's utility customers.
  • Assuring adequate and reliable supplies of regulated services to all Michigan customers, and the safe and efficient production, distribution, and use of the State's energy, telecommunications, and transportation services.
  • Assuring the security of the State's critical infrastructure by promoting homeland security.
  • Promoting the State's economic growth and enhancing the quality of life of its communities through adoption of new technologies like broadband telecommunications and efficient renewable energy resources.
  • Providing customers with the opportunity to choose alternative electric, natural gas, telecommunications, and transportation providers.
  • Providing regulatory oversight in a prudent and efficient manner while implementing legislative and constitutional requirements.

Divisions

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State budget

The Public Service Commission's budget for the 2013 fiscal year was $30,597,100.[4]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2013

In 2013, the commissioners salary was estimated at $140,000.[5]

2012

In 2012, the Michigan Public Service Commissioners were paid an estimated $113,612 according to the Council of State Governments.

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Postal Address:
Michigan Public Service Commission
P.O. Box 30221
Lansing, MI 48909

Street Address: Michigan Public Service Commission
6545 Mercantile Way, Suite 7
Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (517) 241-6180
Fax: (517) 241-6181

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