ACC legal opinion views legislative control bill ‘unconstitutional’

page33_Newman_Paul.jpg?v=1A legal analysis by staff for the Arizona Corporation Commission believes a bill that would require the commission to seek legislative approval for its policies would be unconstitutional.

The opinion, from Janice Alward, chief counsel for the ACC, states that House Bill 2789 is unconstitutional as currently drafted because it undercuts the commission’s constitutional authority amid various legal precedents.

Commissioner Paul Newman asked for the review as he tried to get the commission to oppose the bill now working through House committees…

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