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{{Washington SEO infobox}}{{tnr}}The '''Washington Chairman of Utilities and Transportation''' is a state executive position 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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|Seats =3
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|Length of term = 6 years
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|Authority =Washington Code - 80.01.010
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|Selected = Appointed by Governor
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|Chair =[[David W. Danner]]
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|Compensation =124,319
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|Other offices = [[Governor of Washington|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of Washington|Lieutenant Governor]] •  [[Secretary of State of Washington|Secretary of State]] • [[Washington Attorney General|Attorney General]] •  [[Washington Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Washington Auditor|Auditor]] •  [[Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Education]]• •  [[Washington Director of Agriculture|Agriculture Commissioner]] •  [[Washington Commissioner of Insurance|Insurance Commissioner]]• [[Washington Commissioner of Public Lands|Natural Resources Commissioner]]• [[Washington Director of Labor and Industries|Labor Commissioner]]• [[Washington Chairman of Utilities and Transportation|Public Service Commissioner]]
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}}{{tnr}}The '''Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission''' is a three-member appointed state executive commission in the Washington state government.  
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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>
  
 
==Current officeholder==  
 
==Current officeholder==  
The current chairman is [[Jeffrey Goltz]]. He serves alongside [[Patrick Oshie]] and [[Philip Jones]].
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The current chairman is [[David W. Danner]]. He serves alongside [[Philip Jones]] and [[Jeffrey Goltz]].
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==Authority==
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The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission is established in the Washington Code.<ref name="WUT!"> [http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=80.01.010 ''Washington State Code,'' "RCW 80.01.010," accessed December 28, 2012] </ref>
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'''Washington Code - 80.01.010:'''
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==Qualifications==
 
==Qualifications==
 
'''[[Article III, Washington State Constitution#Section 25|Article 3, Section 25]]''' of the [[Washington State Constitution|state constitution]] establishes the qualifications of the office:
 
'''[[Article III, Washington State Constitution#Section 25|Article 3, Section 25]]''' of the [[Washington State Constitution|state constitution]] establishes the qualifications of the office:
  
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*a citizen of the United States
 
*a citizen of the United States
 
*a qualified elector in Washington
 
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==Appointments==
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Washington Utilities and Transportation commissioners are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate.<ref name=" WHO?!?"/> Commissioners serve a term of six years.<ref name="WUT!"/>
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==Duties==
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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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[[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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==Divisions==
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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==
In 2010, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commissioners were each paid an estimated $128,000, according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'',"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved June 7, 2011]</ref>
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===2013===
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In 2013, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commissioners were paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$124,319]]. This figure comes from the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/system/files/4.11_2013.pdf ''Council of State Governments,'' "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," January 31, 2014]</ref>
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===2012===
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In 2012, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commissioners were paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$124,164]] according to the [[Council of State Governments]].
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===2010===
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In 2010, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commissioners were each paid an estimated $128,000, according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'',"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," accessed June 7, 2011]</ref>
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==Recent news==
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==Contact information==
 
==Contact information==
 
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Public Services Commissioner]]
 
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==External links==
 
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Revision as of 07:38, 17 April 2014

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]

Vacancies

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches the constitutional or statutory text that details the process of filling vacancies for a state executive office. That information for the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

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.

Divisions

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for information that describes the divisions (if any exist) of a state executive office. That information for the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

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

2013

In 2013, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commissioners were paid an estimated $124,319. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.[4]

2012

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

2010

In 2010, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commissioners were each paid an estimated $128,000, according to the Council of State Governments.[5]

Historical officeholders

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Recent news

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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

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