From the Office of Commissioner Boyd Dunn

  For Immediate Release | 6-21-18      
  Media Contact | Nick Debus      
  Direct | 602-542-0728      
  E-Mail | ndebus@azcc.gov      
         
 

Code of Ethics Lobbyist Registration is Now Live

 
 

PHOENIX — The Arizona Corporation Commission today released its lobbyist registration system, a requirement of the recently adopted Code of Ethics. It is mandatory for anyone who interacts with Commissioners on behalf of clients who have business before the Commission to register using our online system. Excluded from the registration requirement are persons representing themselves, technical subject experts who answer questions at the request of a Commission lobbyist, and licensed attorneys whose primary purpose of communicating with Commissioners is to advocate on behalf of a client during Commission proceedings, all others are required to register before they can meet with Commissioners.

“The Commission is committed to transparency, and the public should have access to and know who we are meeting with, and who those people represent as we conduct our daily business,” said Commissioner Boyd Dunn. “The Code of Ethics ensures that Commissioners conduct themselves with the utmost integrity.”

To register for an account go to https://efiling.azcc.gov. Once you have signed up for an e-file account you will see a Lobbyist Registration icon, click on that and proceed to fill out the form. There are two sections, the first asks that you provide your name, company you work for, and email address. The second section asks you to list all public service companies or interested parties that you represent, including the date you began representing that company. Finally, you must certify that the information you entered is correct and sign. Once you click ‘submit’ you are done and will receive an email confirming your registration.

The Commission Code of Ethics was developed over a one-year period which included three workshops and dozens of amendments. The effort was spearheaded by Commissioner Dunn, the result is a comprehensive document that guides ethical behavior at the Commission to ensure integrity and transparency in the course of Commission proceedings.

To register as a Commission Lobbyist go to https://efiling.azcc.gov.

To view the Commission Code of Ethics go to https://azcc.gov/ethics

 

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About Commissioner Boyd Dunn:
Boyd Dunn was elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission in November 2016. A retired Superior Court Judge, former Chandler Mayor and former Assisstant Attorney General, Commissioner Dunn has a long history of serving the public. He leads the Commission's current effort to build an elaborate Code of Ethics for its members. The Arizona Corporation Commission was established by the state’s constitution to regulate public utilities and business incorporation. The five Commissioners elected to the Corporation Commission oversee executive, legislative, and judicial proceedings on behalf of Arizonans when it comes to their water, electricity, telephone, and natural gas resources as well as the regulation of securities, pipeline, and railroad safety. To learn more about the Arizona Corporation Commission and its Commissioners, visit

 

http://azcc.gov.