Public Utility Commission

ORS 756.305
Public Utility Commission Account


There hereby is established in the General Fund an account to be known as the Public Utility Commission Account. Except as limited by ORS 756.360 (Disposal and use of fees and penalties collected), all moneys, without regard to their sources, credited to the Public Utility Commission Account hereby are appropriated continuously to the Public Utility Commission for the payment of any and all of the expenses of the Public Utility Commission.


The Public Utility Commission shall keep a record of all moneys deposited in the Public Utility Commission Account. The record shall indicate by separate cumulative accounts the source from which the moneys are derived and the individual activity or program against which each withdrawal is charged. [1957 c.459 §1; 1971 c.655 §27; 1997 c.249 §220]
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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