The Arizona Constitution (Article 15) and A.R.S. Title 40.
The Arizona Corporation Commission consists of five elected commissioners. In November 2000, the voters amended the Constitution to expand the size of the Commission from three to five members and modified the term of office. The term of office is now four years, with the possibility of reelection to one additional (consecutive) four-year term.
The Commissioners are responsible for public utilities regulation, facilitating incorporation of businesses and organizations, granting or denying rate adjustments, enforcing safety and public service requirements and approving securities matters. The Commissioners choose one member from among themselves to serve as Chairman. An Executive Director serves at the pleasure of the Commission and is responsible for the day to day operations of the divisions.
- Arizona Constitution, Article 15
- A.R.S. Title 40