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{{New Jersey SEO infobox}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''New Jersey Public Utilities Board''' is a five member board in the New Jersey state government responsible for regulation of natural gas, electricity, water, telecommunications and cable television.
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}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''New Jersey Public Utilities Board''' is a five member board in the New Jersey state government responsible for regulation of natural gas, electricity, water, telecommunications and cable television.
  
 
The mission statement of the board is as follows:
 
The mission statement of the board is as follows:
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==Current officeholder==
 
==Current officeholder==
The current president is [[Lee Solomon]]. He was appointed to the position by [[Governor of New Jersey|Gov.]] [[Chris Christie]] in 2010.
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The current president is [[Robert Hanna]]. He was appointed to the position by [[Governor of New Jersey|Gov.]] [[Chris Christie]] in December 2011.
  
Commissioners include [[Nicholas Asselta]], [[Joseph L. Fiordaliso]], [[Elizabeth Randall]] and [[Jeanne M. Fox]].
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Commissioners include [[Joseph L. Fiordaliso]], [[Mary-Anna Holden]], [[Jeanne M. Fox]] and [[Dianne Solomon]].<ref> [http://www.bpu.state.nj.us/bpu/about/commissioners/ ''New Jersey Board of Public Utilities,'' " Meet the Commissioners," accessed July 2, 2013] </ref>
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==Authority==
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The Board of Public Utilities is established by '''Title 48, Section 2-1'''  of the New Jersey State Statutes:<ref name=48:2-1/>
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''The Board of Public Utilities, named pursuant to Reorganization Plan No. 001-1994, effective on July 4, 1994, and allocated in, but not of, the Department of the Treasury pursuant to that plan, is continued and is designated as the Board of Public Utilities or the "board."''
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==Qualifications==
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In order to serve on the board a citizen must "devote their entire time to the duties of the board and shall not engage in any occupation, profession or other gainful employment."<ref name=48:2-1/>
  
 
==Appointments==
 
==Appointments==
Per '''Title 48:2–1''' of the New Jersey Statutes the members of the board are appointed to six-year terms by the governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. No more than three members may be members of the same political party.<ref>[http://lis.njleg.state.nj.us/cgi-bin/om_isapi.dll?clientID=799050&Depth=2&TD=WRAP&advquery=enviromental%20protection%20&depth=4&expandheadings=on&headingswithhits=on&hitsperheading=on&infobase=statutes.nfo&rank=&record={13F5B}&softpage=Doc_Frame_PG42&wordsaroundhits=2&x=0&y=0&zz= ''New Jersey Permanent Statutes Database,'' "48:2-1  Board of Public Utilities continued; membership; terms," accessed October 29, 2011] </ref>
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[[File:NJ state org chart.JPG|200px|right|thumb|New Jersey state government organizational chart]]
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Per '''Title 48:2–1''' of the New Jersey Statutes the members of the board are appointed to six-year terms by the governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. No more than three members may be members of the same political party.<ref name=48:2-1>[http://lis.njleg.state.nj.us/cgi-bin/om_isapi.dll?clientID=799050&Depth=2&TD=WRAP&advquery=enviromental%20protection%20&depth=4&expandheadings=on&headingswithhits=on&hitsperheading=on&infobase=statutes.nfo&rank=&record={13F5B}&softpage=Doc_Frame_PG42&wordsaroundhits=2&x=0&y=0&zz= ''New Jersey Permanent Statutes Database,'' "48:2-1  Board of Public Utilities continued; membership; terms," accessed October 29, 2011] </ref>
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==Vacancies==
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In the event of a vacancy the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, makes an appointment for the rest of the unexpired term.<ref name=48:2-1/>
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==Duties==
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The board oversees and regulates utilities, such as natural gas, electricity, water, telecommunications and cable television.<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/bpu/about/index.html The State of New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, About BPU]</ref>
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==Divisions==
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The board is composed of the following divisions:<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/bpu/about/divisions/ The State of New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Divisions]</ref>
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*Administration
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*Audits
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*Cable TV
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*Communications
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*Economic Development & Energy Policy
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*Customer Assistance
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*Energy
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*Office of the Economist
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*Reliability & Security
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*Telecommunications
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*Water
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==State budget==
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The budget for Economic Regulation for fiscal year 2013 was $90,665,000, and the Energy Assistance Programs budget for fiscal year 2012-2013 was $65,705,000.<ref>[http://www.nj.gov/treasury/omb/publications/13approp/pdf/82.pdf ''Appropriations Handbook FY 2012-2013'', "Treasury," B-179, accessed June 24, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Compensation==
 
==Compensation==
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==Contact information==
 
==Contact information==
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New Jersey Board of Public Utilities<BR>
 
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities<BR>
 
Two Gateway Center (8th Floor)<BR>
 
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'''Email:''' [http://www.bpu.state.nj.us/bpu/assistance/complaints/inquiry.html Online Contact Form]
 
'''Email:''' [http://www.bpu.state.nj.us/bpu/assistance/complaints/inquiry.html Online Contact Form]
  
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==Historical officeholders==
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==Recent news==
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Public Services Commissioner]]
 
*[[Public Services Commissioner]]
 
*President [[Lee Solomon]]
 
*President [[Lee Solomon]]
 
* Commissioners [[Nicholas Asselta]], [[Joseph L. Fiordaliso]], [[Elizabeth Randall]] and [[Jeanne M. Fox]]
 
* Commissioners [[Nicholas Asselta]], [[Joseph L. Fiordaliso]], [[Elizabeth Randall]] and [[Jeanne M. Fox]]
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*[[New Jersey state executive offices]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

Revision as of 16:25, 26 December 2013

New Jersey Public Utilities Board
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012-2013 FY Budget:  $90,665,000
Total Seats:  5
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   6 years
Authority:  New Jersey State Statutes, Title 48, Section 2-1
Leadership:  Robert Hanna
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
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The New Jersey Public Utilities Board is a five member board in the New Jersey state government responsible for regulation of natural gas, electricity, water, telecommunications and cable television.

The mission statement of the board is as follows:

"To ensure the provision of safe, adequate and proper utility and regulated service at reasonable rates, while enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of New Jersey and performing these public duties with integrity, responsiveness and efficiency."[1]

Current officeholder

The current president is Robert Hanna. He was appointed to the position by Gov. Chris Christie in December 2011.

Commissioners include Joseph L. Fiordaliso, Mary-Anna Holden, Jeanne M. Fox and Dianne Solomon.[2]

Authority

The Board of Public Utilities is established by Title 48, Section 2-1 of the New Jersey State Statutes:[3]

The Board of Public Utilities, named pursuant to Reorganization Plan No. 001-1994, effective on July 4, 1994, and allocated in, but not of, the Department of the Treasury pursuant to that plan, is continued and is designated as the Board of Public Utilities or the "board."

Qualifications

In order to serve on the board a citizen must "devote their entire time to the duties of the board and shall not engage in any occupation, profession or other gainful employment."[3]

Appointments

New Jersey state government organizational chart

Per Title 48:2–1 of the New Jersey Statutes the members of the board are appointed to six-year terms by the governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. No more than three members may be members of the same political party.[3]

Vacancies

In the event of a vacancy the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, makes an appointment for the rest of the unexpired term.[3]

Duties

The board oversees and regulates utilities, such as natural gas, electricity, water, telecommunications and cable television.[4]

Divisions

The board is composed of the following divisions:[5]

  • Administration
  • Audits
  • Cable TV
  • Communications
  • Economic Development & Energy Policy
  • Customer Assistance
  • Energy
  • Office of the Economist
  • Reliability & Security
  • Telecommunications
  • Water

State budget

The budget for Economic Regulation for fiscal year 2013 was $90,665,000, and the Energy Assistance Programs budget for fiscal year 2012-2013 was $65,705,000.[6]

Compensation

In 2010, the New Jersey Public Utilities Board was paid an estimated $141,000 according to the Council of State Governments.[7]

Contact information

New Jersey

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Two Gateway Center (8th Floor)
Suite 801
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 1-800-624-0241
Email: Online Contact Form

Historical officeholders

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Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "New Jersey" + Public + Utilities + Board

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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