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The Missouri Public Service Commission's budget for 2012-2013 was $12,403,636.<ref>[http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills121/biltxt/truly/HB2007T.htm ''Missouri 96th General Assembly,'' "House bill No. 2007," Section 7.185, accessed July 5, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 12:55, 5 July 2013

Missouri Public Service Commission
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012-2013 FY Budget:  $12,403,636
Total Seats:  5
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the governor's pleasure
Authority:  Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 386, Section 386.050
Leadership:  Robert S. Kenney
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor with the consent of the State Senate
Other Missouri Executive Offices
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The Missouri Public Service Commission is a five member board in charge of regulating electric, steam, natural gas, water and sewer and telephone companies in Missouri.

The Commission was established in 1913.[1]

Current officeholder

The current chair is Robert S. Kenney. He was named chair on March 1, 2013, after Kevin Gunn resigned his position. Commissioners include:

The fifth seat is currently vacant following Gunn's resignation.

Authority

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Qualifications

In order to qualify to serve on the public service commission, a person must:

  • Be a resident of the state of Missouri
  • Have resided in the state for at least 5 years next preceding the appointment
  • Be a qualified voter in the state
  • Be at least 25 years of age

Appointments

Per Chapter 386, Section 386.050 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, all five public service commissioners are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The governor selects one to serve as chair.[2]

Vacancies

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Duties

The commission regulates investor-owned electric, steam, natural gas, water and sewer and telephone companies. Its mission is to ensure Missouri consumers have access to safe, reliable and reasonably priced utility service while allowing those utility companies under our jurisdiction an opportunity to earn a reasonable return on their investment. The PSC also regulates manufacturers and retail dealers who sell new and used manufactured homes and modular units.[3]

Divisions

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State budget

The Missouri Public Service Commission's budget for 2012-2013 was $12,403,636.[4]

Compensation

In 2010, Missouri public service commissioners were paid an estimated $88,267 according to the Council of State Governments.[5]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Missouri Public Service Commission
200 Madison Street, PO Box 360
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0360

Utility Consumer Hotline: 1.800.392.4211
Manufactured Housing Hotline: 1.800.819.3180
TTY (Text Telephone): 1.573.522.9061
Email: pscinfo@psc.mo.gov

See also

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