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{{Washington SEO infobox}}{{tnr}}The '''Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission''' is a three-member appointed state executive commission in the Washington state government.  
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|Office website = http://www.utc.wa.gov/Pages/default.aspx
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|Budget = 48716000
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|Budget year = 2011-2013
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|Length of term = 6 years
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|Authority =Washington Code - 80.01.010
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}}{{tnr}}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."<ref name=" WHO?!?"> [http://www.utc.wa.gov/aboutUs/Pages/overview.aspx ''Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission,'' "Who We Are," accessed December 28, 2012] </ref>
 
The mission of the WUT is "to protect consumers ensuring that utility and transportation services are fairly priced, available, reliable and safe."<ref name=" WHO?!?"> [http://www.utc.wa.gov/aboutUs/Pages/overview.aspx ''Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission,'' "Who We Are," accessed December 28, 2012] </ref>
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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?!?"/>
 
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?!?"/>
 
[[File:WA UTC org chart.JPG|300px|thumb|right|Click [http://web1.ballotpedia.org/wiki/images/WA_UTC_org_chart.JPG here] to view a larger-scale image of the WUTC Organizational Chart as of March 1, 2013.]]
 
[[File:WA UTC org chart.JPG|300px|thumb|right|Click [http://web1.ballotpedia.org/wiki/images/WA_UTC_org_chart.JPG here] to view a larger-scale image of the WUTC Organizational Chart as of March 1, 2013.]]
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==State budget==
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The budget for the Utilities and Transportation Commission in Fiscal Year 2011-2013 was $48,716,000.<ref> [http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Laws/House/1087-S.SL.pdf ''Washington Office of Financial Management,'' "2011-13 Operating Budget,"  accessed April 4, 2013] </ref>
  
 
==Compensation==
 
==Compensation==

Revision as of 12:06, 4 April 2013

Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2011-2013 FY Budget:  $48,716,000
Total Seats:  3
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   6 years
Authority:  Washington Code - 80.01.010
Leadership:  David W. Danner
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
Other Washington Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSuperintendent of Education• • Agriculture CommissionerInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerLabor CommissionerPublic Service Commissioner
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 David W. Danner. He serves alongside Philip Jones and Jeffrey Goltz.

Authority

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission is established in the Washington Code.[2]

Washington Code - 80.01.010:

There is hereby created and established a state commission to be known and designated as the Washington utilities and transportation commission...

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] Commissioners serve a term of six years.[2]

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]

Click here to view a larger-scale image of the WUTC Organizational Chart as of March 1, 2013.

State budget

The budget for the Utilities and Transportation Commission in Fiscal Year 2011-2013 was $48,716,000.[3]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commissioners were paid an estimated $124,164 according to the Council of State Governments.

In 2010, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commissioners were each paid an estimated $128,000, according to the Council of State Governments.[4]

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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