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There is currently one vacant seat after [[Maureen Harris]] resigned on May 30, 2013.<ref> [http://www.timesunion.com/state/article/PSC-commissioner-steps-down-4565507.php ''Times Union,'' "PSC commissioner steps down," May 31, 2013] </ref>
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==Authority==
 
==Authority==

Revision as of 10:09, 7 June 2013

New York Public Service Commission
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
Total Seats:  5
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   6 years
Authority:  NY Code - Section 4
Leadership:  Garry Brown
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
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The New York Public Service Commission is a five-member board in the New York state government that regulates electric, gas, steam, telecommunications, and water utilities, as well as overseeing the cable industry.

The PSC "seeks to stimulate innovation, strategic infrastructure investment, consumer awareness, competitive markets where feasible, and the use of resources in an efficient and environmentally sound manner."[1]

Current officeholder

The current chairman is Garry Brown. He was appointed to the public service commission on December 13, 2007 and named chairman on January 2, 2008.

Commissioners include Patricia Acampora, Gregg C. Sayre and James Larocca.

There is currently one vacant seat after Maureen Harris resigned on May 30, 2013.[2]

Authority

The Public Service Commission is established in the New York Code.[3]

NY Code - Section 4:

There shall be in the department of public service a public service commission, which shall possess the powers and duties hereinafter specified, and also all powers necessary or proper to enable it to carry out the purposes of this chapter...

Appointments

Commissioners are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate for a term of six years or to complete an unexpired term.[4]

Duties

The chairman of the public service commission served as chief executive officer of the Department of Public Service. The commissioners are responsible for regulating electric, gas, steam, telecommunications, and water utilities, as well as overseeing the cable industry.[5]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the New York Public Service Commissioners were paid an estimated $127,000 according to the Council of State Governments.

Contact information

New York State Public Service Commission
Empire State Plaza
Agency Building 3
Albany, NY 12223-1350
Phone: (518) 474-6530
Fax: (518) 486-6081
Email: secretary@dps.state.ny.us

See also

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