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DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND COMMERCE.

WILLIAM H. Boys, Director.
JAMES S. BALDWIN, Assistant Director.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

JAMES H. WILKERSON, Chairman.

FRANK H. FUNK.

WALTER A. SHAW.

THOMAS E. DEMPCY.

P. J. LUCEY.

R. ALLAN STEPHENS, Secretary.

Springfield, Illinois.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

PAGE.

l, Public Utilities Commission Law.

1. Public Utilities Commission-Appointment—Term-Quorum. 1

2. Secretary and Counsel...

2

3. Additional Officers and Employees.

3

4. Oath of Office-Qualifications-Bond, etc.

4

5. Salaries and Expenses..

5

6. Office of Commission-Meetings-Seal, etc.

7. Fees to be Charged by Commission..

7

8. Supervision of Utilities-Rules and Regulations-Records—Re-

ports of Commission.

7

9. Utilities to comply with Requests and Obey Orders of Com-

mission

9

10. Definitions

10

11. Accounts, Uniform System of.

13

.12. Other Than Public Utility Business.

13

13. Forms of Accounts...

14

14. Depreciation Accounts

14

15. Audit and Inspection...

15

16. Accounts to be Kept in State..

15

17. Falsification or Destruction of Accounts.

16

18. Penalty for Divulging Information...

16

19. Reports of Public Utilities-Penalties for Failure to Report-

False Report

16

20. Right to Issue Stocks, Bonds, etc.

17

21. Approval of Securities Issues-Application of Proceeds—Indeb-

tedness for a Year or Less-Franchises not to be Capitalized 18

22. Consolidation and Reorganization-Capitalization..

23. Securities Unlawfully Issued...

20

24. Penalty for Unlawfully Issuing Securities.

21

25. Penalty for False Statement, etc..,

21

26. No Guaranty of Utility Securities by State.

21

27. Intercorporate Relations-Approval of Contracts and Leases.. 22

28. Transfer of Franchise or License-Foreign Corporations--Appli-

cation of Law to...

23

29. Transfer of Franchise-Approval of.

23

30. Fees for Issuance of Stocks and Bonds.

24

31. Valuation of Utility Property...

24

32. General Duties of Public Utilities.

25

33. Filing Schedule of Rates....

26

34. Publication and Posting of Schedules..

27

35. No Service to be Rendered Until Schedules Filed.

28

36. Changes of Rates—Hearings..

28

37. Charging More or Less Than Published Rate.

29

38. Discrimination Forbidden

30

39. Discrimination-Rebates-Free Transportation-Exchange of

Transportation for Advertising-Prior Transfer of Real Estate 30

40. Long and Short Haul-Common Carriers, Telephone, Telegraph,

etc.

31

41. Commission to Fix Rates and Regulations.

31

42. Control Over Joint Rates—Hearings.

32

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43. Interstate Rates

33

44. Interchange of Traffic or Service-Joint Rates.

33

45. Side Track Connections—Jurisdiction Over..

34

46. Tracks-Physical Connections

35

47. Telephone and Telegraph-Physical Connections.

35

48. Joint Use of Facilities...

35

49. Facilities—Power of Commission to Require Adequate Facilities 36

50. Additions and New Structures-Joint Construction..

36

51. Adequacy of Railroad Service-Hearing..

37

52. Distribution of Cars-Expediting Traffic-DemurrageStorage

-Switching-Delivery of Express Weights...

37

53. Conditions in Contracts for Service-Forms of Express Receipts 38

54. Standards of Service....

39

55. Certificate of Convenience and Necessity

39

56. Report and Investigation of Accidents..

40

57. Safety of Plant Appliances-Railroad Track, etc...

41

58. Grade Crossings—Construction-Reconstruction Protection, etc. 41

59. Eminent Domain

43

60. Investigations and Hearings.

44

61. Testimony-Immunity of Witnesses.

44

62. Attendance of Witnesses-Production of Papers..

44

63. Right to Inspect Books and Property and Examine Agents of

Public Utilities

45

64. Complaints—Notice

46

65. Hearings—Orders-Records—Copies of Official Documents and

Orders

47

66. Service of Orders.

48

67. Modification of Order or Decision-Rehearing.

48

68. Action to Set Aside Orders of Commission.

69. Appeals to Supreme Court from Circuit Court Judgments.

51

70. Expedition of Cases..

51

71. Suspension of Order of Commission Pending Judicial Review.. 51

72. Reparation for Overcharge-Investigation of Claims Against

Utilities

52

73. Civil Damages

53

74. Remedies Cumulative

53

75. Mandamus or Injunction Proceedings at Instance of Commission 53

76. Penalty for Violation of Act or Orders by Public Utility or Other

Corporation-Separate Offenses

54

77. Persons Violating Act or Order—Penalty.

55

78. Actions to Recover Penalties...

55

79. Duty of Commission to Prosecute and Enforce Laws Affecting

Public Utilities

55

80. Cancellation of Warehouse Licenses.

55

81. Acts Repealed-Transfer and Continuation of Power of Rail-

road Commission

56

82. Actions and Proceedings Pending Before Railroad Commission.. 56

83. Constitutionality-Divisability of Act.

57

84. Act Not Applicable to Interstate Commerce.

57

85. Technical Omissions Not to Invalidate Acts of Commission. 57

86. Effective Date of Act.

57

11. Cities Empowered to Acquire, Construct, Own Lease or Operate.

87. City Power to Acquire, Construct or Operate Any Public Utility 57

88. Term "Public Utility” Defined....

58

89. Must Pass Ordinance to Acquire Public Utility-Referendum.. 58

90. Proposition to Operate Must be Submitted to Electors-Elec-

tricity and Water Plants—Proceedings Legalized..

58

91. Ordinance for Public Utility..

58

92. Reservation to Take Over Rights in Grant.

59

93. Power to Acquire by Agreement or Condemnation.

59

94. May Issue Bonds..,

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