Kansas

Kansas Corporation Commission

(KCC)

services regulated
Electricity Natural Gas Gas Pipelines and Safety Telecommunications Transportation

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Commissioners

Number of Seats3
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Shari F. Albrecht

Independent
Chairman | Appointed
785-271-3350
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Sam D. Brownback

Republican
Governor

NARUC Committees

  • Committee on Gas
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Dwight D. Keen

Republican
Appointed
(785) 271-3100
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Jeff Colyer

Republican
Governor
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Jay S. Emler

Republican
Appointed
785-271-3350
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Sam D. Brownback

Republican
Governor

NARUC Committees

  • Committee on Critical Infrastructure
  • Committee on International Relations

Commissioner Selection Details

Selection Method Appointed
Chairperson Selection
Appointment Process
Term length 4 Years
Term limit
Bipartisan Requirement No more than two commissioners may belong to the same political party.

Bipartisan Requirement

No more than two commissioners may belong to the same political party.

Commissioner Prequalifications There are statutory qualifications to becoming a commissioner, as follows: "No person owning any bonds, stock or property in any railroad...

Commissioner Prequalifications

There are statutory qualifications to becoming a commissioner, as follows: "No person owning any bonds, stock or property in any railroad company or other common carrier or public utility, or who is in the employment of, or who is in any way or manner pecuniarily interested in, any railroad company or other common carrier or public utility, shall be eligible, except as hereinafter provided, to the office of commissioner, nor shall such commissioner hold any office of profit or any position under any committee of any political party, or hold any other position of honor, profit or trust under or by virtue of any of the laws of the United States or of the state of Kansas. Said commissioners shall be qualified electors of the state, and shall not while such commissioners engage in any occupation or business inconsistent with their duties as such commissioners.
And if any member of the commission, at the time of his appointment, shall own any bonds, stock or property in any railroad company or other common carrier or public utility, or is in the employment of, or is in any way or manner pecuniarily interested in any railroad company or any common carrier or public utility, such commissioner or other appointee shall within thirty (30) days divest himself of such interest or employment, and upon his failing to do so he shall forfeit his office, and the governor shall remove such commissioner and shall appoint his successor, who shall hold until a successor is appointed and qualified.
Each of said commissioners shall be sworn, before entering upon the discharge of the same, to faithfully perform the duties of the respective offices. ".

PUC Jurisdiction and Enabling Authority

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