Public Utility Commission

ORS 756.047
Authority of commission to require fingerprints

For the purpose of requesting a state or nationwide criminal records check under ORS 181A.195 (Criminal records check), the Public Utility Commission may require the fingerprints of a person who:


(a) Is employed or applying for employment by the commission; or


Provides services or seeks to provide services to the commission as a contractor or volunteer; and


Is, or will be, working or providing services in a position:


In which the person has access to chemicals or hazardous materials, to facilities in which chemicals and hazardous materials are present or to information regarding the transportation of chemical or hazardous materials;


In which the person inspects gas or electrical lines or facilities;


In which the person has access to critical infrastructure or security-sensitive facilities or information; or


That has fiscal, payroll or purchasing responsibilities as one of the position’s primary responsibilities. [2005 c.730 §69]
Note: 756.047 (Authority of commission to require fingerprints) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 756 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
Chapter 756

Notes of Decisions

Under regulatory scheme, Public Utility Commissioner has authority to promulgate rule limiting telephone company's liability for directory listing errors or omissions. Garrison v. Pacific NW Bell, 45 Or App 523, 608 P2d 1206 (1980)

Refund is proper exercise of Public Utility Commission's general powers if refund (1) is based only on information in existence at time of rate order for which refund is being made; (2) is not based on evaluation of public utility's actual expenses or revenues; and (3) is not effectuated by offsetting future rates. Gearhart v. Public Utility Commission, 255 Or App 58, 299 P3d 533 (2013), aff'd 356 Or 216, 339 P3d 904 (2014)


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