Public Utility Commission

ORS 756.360
Disposal and use of fees and penalties collected


All fees, penalties and other moneys collected by the Public Utility Commission under ORS 756.310 (Annual fees payable by utilities and telecommunications providers), 756.320 (Statements accompanying fees), 756.350 (Penalty for failure to pay fees), 758.015 (Certificate of public convenience and necessity), 758.400 (Definitions for ORS 758.015 and 758.400 to 758.475) to 758.475 (Fees) and ORS chapter 759 shall be paid by the commission into the State Treasury within 30 days after the collection thereof, and shall be placed by the State Treasurer to the credit of the Public Utility Commission Account and the fees, penalties and other moneys collected from:

(1)

Public utilities shall be used only for the purpose of paying the expenses of the commission in performing the duties imposed by law upon the commission in respect to utilities, and for the purpose of paying the expenses of the Office of the Governor for its responsibilities in administering energy conservation and allocation programs.

(2)

Telecommunications providers shall be used only for the purpose of paying the expenses of the commission in performing the duties imposed by law upon the commission in respect to telecommunications providers, and for the purpose of paying the expenses of the Office of the Governor for its responsibilities in administering energy conservation and allocation programs. [Amended by 1957 c.459 §7; 1967 c.164 §3; 1971 c.655 §30; 1973 c.776 §28; 1974 c.59 §1; 1987 c.447 §90; 1995 c.733 §67; 1999 c.339 §3; 2011 c.597 §298]
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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