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The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission is responsible for regulation of electric, telecommunications, natural gas and water utilities. Additionally, the commission regulates in-state household movers, solid waste carriers, private ferries, and inter-city busses, along with safety issues affecting charter buses, railroads, limousines, and nonprofit senior/handicapped transportation services.<ref name=" WHO?!?"/>
  
 
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Revision as of 19:36, 28 December 2012

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The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission is a three-member appointed state executive commission in the Washington state government.

The mission of the WUT is "to protect consumers ensuring that utility and transportation services are fairly priced, available, reliable and safe."[1]

Current officeholder

The current chairman is Jeffrey Goltz. He serves alongside Patrick Oshie and Philip Jones.

Qualifications

Article 3, Section 25 of the state constitution establishes the qualifications of the office:

Qualifications, Compensation, Offices Which May Be Abolished. No person, except a citizen of the United States and a qualified elector of this state, shall be eligible to hold any state office...
  • a citizen of the United States
  • a qualified elector in Washington

Appointments

Washington Utilities and Transportation commissioners are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate.[1]

Duties

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission is responsible for regulation of electric, telecommunications, natural gas and water utilities. Additionally, the commission regulates in-state household movers, solid waste carriers, private ferries, and inter-city busses, along with safety issues affecting charter buses, railroads, limousines, and nonprofit senior/handicapped transportation services.[1]

Compensation

In 2010, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commissioners were each paid an estimated $128,000, according to the Council of State Governments.[2]

Contact information

Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
1300 S. Evergreen Park Dr. SW
Olympia, WA 98504-7250
Phone: 360-664-1160
Fax: 360-586-1150

See also

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