The Public Service Commission is a regulatory decision-making body established in 1917 within the Utah Division of Public Utilities (Dept. of Commerce) charged with the technical and economic regulation of Utah’s public utility companies (electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, sewer and water).
Currently, after any decision is made by the public service commission, any stakeholder may appeal the decision and apply for a rehearing. The commission must decide on the rehearing process within 20 days. With weekends and holidays interfering with the 20-day constraint, the commission may not have adequate time to consider the responses and to issue an order appropriately. Any appeals that the commission cannot get to within 20 days are denied.
A new bill HB 20 Public Service Hearing Amendments would simply extend the deadline for a rehearing decision from 20 days to 30 days. Ask your state senator to vote YES on HB 20!
Thanks for taking action to improve the public hearing process!