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§ 62-1. Short title.
§ 62-2. Declaration of policy.
§ 62-3. Definitions.
§ 62-4. Applicability of Chapter.
§§ 62-5 through 62-9. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 62-10. Number; appointment; terms; qualifications; chairman; vacancies; compensation; other employment prohibited.
§ 62-11. Oath of office.
§ 62-12. Organization of Commission; adoption of rules and regulations therefor.
§ 62-13. Chairman to direct Commission.
§ 62-14. Commission staff; structure and function.
§ 62-15. Office of executive director; public staff, structure and function.
§ 62-16. Repealed by Session Laws 1977, c. 468, s. 5.
§ 62-17. Annual reports; monthly or quarterly release of certain information; publication of procedural orders and decisions.
§ 62-18. Records of receipts and disbursements; payment into treasury.
§ 62-19. Public record of proceedings; chief clerk; seal.
§ 62-20. Participation by Attorney General in Commission proceedings.
§ 62-21. Repealed by Session Laws 1977, c. 468, s. 9.
§ 62-22. Utilities Commission and Department of Revenue to coordinate facilities for rate making and taxation purposes.
§ 62-23. Commission as an administrative board or agency.
§§ 62-24 through 62-29. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 62-30. General powers of Commission.
§ 62-31. Power to make and enforce rules and regulations for public utilities.
§ 62-32. Supervisory powers; rates and service.
§ 62-33. Commission to keep informed as to utilities.
§ 62-34. To investigate companies under its control; visitation and inspection.
§ 62-35. System of accounts.
§ 62-36. Reports by utilities; canceling certificates for failure to file.
§ 62-36A. Natural gas planning.
§ 62-36B. Regulation of natural gas service agreements.
§ 62-37. Investigations.
§ 62-38. Power to regulate public utilities in municipalities.
§ 62-39. To regulate crossings of telephone, telegraph, electric power lines and pipelines and rights-of-way of railroads and other utilities by another utility.
§ 62-40. To hear and determine controversies submitted.
§ 62-41. To investigate accidents involving public utilities; to promote general safety program.
§ 62-42. Compelling efficient service, extensions of services and facilities, additions and improvements.
§ 62-43. Fixing standards, classifications, etc.; testing service.
§ 62-44. Commission may require continuous telephone lines.
§ 62-45. Determination of cost and value of utility property.
§ 62-46. Water gauging stations.
§ 62-47. Reports from municipalities operating own utilities.
§ 62-48. Appearance before courts and agencies.
§ 62-49. Publication of utilities laws.
§ 62-50. Safety standards for gas pipeline facilities.
§ 62-51. To inspect books and records of corporations affiliated with public utilities.
§ 62-52. Interruption of service.
§ 62-53. Electric membership corporation subsidiaries.
§ 62-54. Notification of opportunity to object to telephone solicitation.
§§ 62-55 through 62-59. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 62-60. Commission acting in judicial capacity; administering oaths and hearing evidence; decisions; quorum.
§ 62-60.1. Commission to sit in panels of three.
§ 62-61. Witnesses; production of papers; contempt.
§ 62-62. Issuance and service of subpoenas.
§ 62-63. Service of process and notices.
§ 62-64. Bonds.
§ 62-65. Rules of evidence; judicial notice.
§ 62-66. Depositions.
§ 62-67. Repealed by Session Laws 1981, c. 193, s. 1.
§ 62-68. Use of affidavits.
§ 62-69. Stipulations and agreements; prehearing conference.
§ 62-70. Ex parte communications.
§ 62-71. Hearings to be public; record of proceedings.
§ 62-72. Commission may make rules of practice and procedure.
§ 62-73. Complaints against public utilities.
§ 62-73.1. Complaints against providers of telephone services.
§ 62-74. Complaints by public utilities.
§ 62-75. Burden of proof.
§ 62-76. Hearings by Commission, panel of three commissioners, single commissioner, or examiner.
§ 62-77. Recommended decision of panel of three commissioners, single commissioner or examiner.
§ 62-78. Proposed findings, briefs, exceptions, orders, expediting cases, and other procedure.
§ 62-79. Final orders and decisions; findings; service; compliance.
§ 62-80. Powers of Commission to rescind, alter or amend prior order or decision.
§ 62-81. Special procedure in hearing and deciding rate cases.
§ 62-82. Special procedure on application for certificate for generating facility; appeal from award order.
§§ 62-83 through 62-89. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 62-90. Right of appeal; filing of exceptions.
§ 62-91. Appeal docketed; title on appeal; priorities on appeal.
§ 62-92. Parties on appeal.
§ 62-93. No evidence admitted on appeal; remission for further evidence.
§ 62-94. Record on appeal; extent of review.
§ 62-95. Relief pending review on appeal.
§ 62-96. Appeal to Supreme Court.
§ 62-97. Judgment on appeal enforced by mandamus.
§ 62-98. Peremptory mandamus to enforce order, when no appeal.
§ 62-99. Repealed by Session Laws 1967, c. 1190, s. 5.
§ 62-100. Definitions.
§ 62-101. Certificate to construct transmission line.
§ 62-102. Application for certificate.
§ 62-103. Parties.
§ 62-104. Hearings.
§ 62-105. Burden of proof; decision.
§ 62-106. Effect of local ordinances.
§ 62-107. Rules.
§ 62-108. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 62-109. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 62-110. Certificate of convenience and necessity.
§ 62-110.1. Certificate for construction of generating facility; analysis of long-range needs for expansion of facilities; ongoing review of construction costs; inclusion of approved construction cost
§ 62-110.2. Electric service areas outside of municipalities.
§ 62-110.3. Bond required for water and sewer companies.
§ 62-110.4. Alternative Operator Services.
§ 62-110.5. Commission may exempt certain nonprofit and consumer-owned water or sewer utilities.
§ 62-110.6. Rate recovery for construction costs of out-of-state electric generating facilities.
§ 62-110.7. Project development cost review for a nuclear facility.
§ 62-111. Transfers of franchises; mergers, consolidations and combinations of public utilities.
§ 62-112. Effective date, suspension and revocation of franchises; dormant motor carrier franchises.
§ 62-113. Terms and conditions of franchises.
§ 62-114: Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 523, s. 5.
§ 62-115. Issuance of partnership franchises.
§ 62-116. Issuance of temporary or emergency authority.
§ 62-117. Same or similar names prohibited.
§ 62-118. Abandonment and reduction of service.
§§ 62-119 through 62-125: Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 523, s. 31.
§§ 62-126 through 62-129. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 62-130. Commission to make rates for public utilities.
§ 62-131. Rates must be just and reasonable; service efficient.
§ 62-132. Rates established under this Chapter deemed just and reasonable; remedy for collection of unjust or unreasonable rates.
§ 62-133. How rates fixed.
§ 62-133.1. Small water and sewer utility rates.
§ 62-133.2. Fuel and fuel-related charge adjustments for electric utilities.
§ 62-133.3: Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 27, s. 5.
§ 62-133.4. Gas cost adjustment for natural gas local distribution companies.
§ 62-133.5. Alternative regulation, tariffing, and deregulation of telecommunications utilities.
§ 62-133.6. Environmental compliance costs recovery.
§ 62-133.7. Customer usage tracking rate adjustment mechanisms for natural gas local distribution company rates.
§ 62-133.8. Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS).
§ 62-133.9. Cost recovery for demand-side management and energy efficiency measures.
§ 62-133.10. Retention of fuel and fuel-related cost savings associated with the purchase or construction of a carbon offset facility.
§ 62-134. Change of rates; notice; suspension and investigation.
§ 62-135. Temporary rates under bond.
§ 62-136. Investigation of existing rates; changing unreasonable rates; certain refunds to be distributed to customers.
§ 62-137. Scope of rate case.
§ 62-138. Utilities to file rates, service regulations and service contracts with Commission; publication; certain telephone service prohibited.
§ 62-139. Rates varying from schedule prohibited; refunding overcharge; penalty.
§ 62-140. Discrimination prohibited.
§ 62-141. Long and short hauls.
§ 62-142. Contracts as to rates.
§ 62-143. Schedule of rates to be evidence.
§ 62-144. Free transportation.
§ 62-145. Rates between points connected by more than one route.
§ 62-146. Rates and service of motor common carriers of property.
§ 62-146.1. Rates and service of bus companies.
§ 62-147: Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 523, s. 10.
§ 62-148. Rates on leased or controlled utility.
§ 62-149. Unused tickets to be redeemed.
§ 62-150. Ticket may be refused intoxicated person; penalty for prohibited entry.
§ 62-151. Passenger refusing to pay fare or violating rules may be ejected.
§ 62-152: Repealed by Session Laws 1998-128, s. 13.
§ 62-152.1. Uniform rates; joint rate agreements among carriers.
§ 62-152.2. Standard transportation practices.
§ 62-153. Contracts of public utilities with certain companies and for services.
§ 62-154. Surplus power rates.
§ 62-155. Electric power rates to promote conservation.
§ 62-156. Power sales by small power producers to public utilities.
§ 62-157. Telecommunications relay service.
§ 62-158. Natural gas expansion.
§ 62-159. Additional funding for natural gas expansion.
§ 62-159.1. Debt collection practices.
§ 62-159.2. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 62-159.3. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 62-159.4. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 62-159.5. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 62-160. Permission to pledge assets.
§ 62-161. Assumption of certain liabilities and obligations to be approved by Commission; refinancing of public utility securities.
§ 62-162. Commission may approve in whole or in part or refuse approval.
§ 62-163. Contents of application for permission.
§ 62-164. Applications to receive immediate attention; continuances.
§ 62-165. Notifying Commission as to disposition of securities.
§ 62-166. No guarantee on part of State.
§ 62-167. Article not applicable to note issues and renewals; notice to Commission.
§ 62-168. Not applicable to debentures of court receivers.
§ 62-169. Periodical or special reports.
§ 62-170. Failure to obtain approval not to invalidate securities or obligations; noncompliance with Article, etc.
§ 62-171. Commission may act jointly with agency of another state where public utility operates.
§§ 62-172 through 62-179. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 62-180. Use of railroads and public highways.
§ 62-181. Electric and hydroelectric power companies may appropriate highways; conditions.
§ 62-182. Acquisition of right-of-way by contract.
§ 62-182.1. Access to dedicated public right-of-way.
§ 62-183. Grant of eminent domain.
§ 62-184. Dwelling house of owner, etc., may be taken under certain cases.
§ 62-185. Exercise of right of eminent domain; parties' interests only taken; no survey required.
§ 62-186. Repealed by Session Laws 1981, c. 919, s. 4, effective January 1, 1982.
§ 62-187. Proceedings as under eminent domain.
§ 62-188. Repealed by Session Laws 1981, c. 919, s. 6, effective January 1, 1982.
§ 62-189. Powers granted corporations under Chapter exercisable by persons, firms or copartnerships.
§ 62-190. Right of eminent domain conferred upon pipeline companies; other rights.
§ 62-191. Flume companies exercising right of eminent domain become common carriers.
§ 62-192: Repealed by Session Laws 1998-128, s. 13.
§§ 62-193 through 62-199. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 62-200. Duty to transport household goods within a reasonable time.
§ 62-201. Freight charges to be at legal rates; penalty for failure to deliver to consignee on tender of same.
§ 62-202. Baggage and freight to be carefully handled.
§ 62-203. Claims for loss or damage to goods; filing and adjustment.
§ 62-204. Notice of claims, statute of limitations for loss, damage or injury to property.
§ 62-205. Joinder of causes of action.
§ 62-206. Carrier's right against prior carrier.
§ 62-207: Repealed by Session Laws 1998-128, s. 13.
§ 62-208. Common carriers to settle promptly for cash-on-delivery shipments; penalty.
§ 62-209. Sale of unclaimed baggage or household goods; notice; sale of rejected property; escheat.
§ 62-210. Discrimination between connecting lines.
§ 62-211: Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 523, s. 15.
§ 62-212. Indemnity agreements in motor carrier transportation contracts.
§§ 62-213 through 62-219. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 62-220: Recodified as § 136-190 by Session Laws 1998-128, s. 14.
§§ 62-221 through 62-222: Repealed by Session Laws 1998-128, s. 13.
§§ 62-223 through 62-226: Recodified as §§ 136-191 through 136-194 by Session Laws 1998-128, s. 14.
§§ 62-227 through 62-234: Repealed by Session Laws 1998-128, s. 13.
§ 62-235: Repealed by Session Laws 1995 (Regular Session, 1996), c. 673, s. 3.
§ 62-236: Recodified as § 136-20.1 by Session Laws 1995 (Regular Session, 1996), c. 673, s. 5.
§ 62-237: Recodified as G.S. 136-195 by Session Laws 1998-128, s. 14, effective September 4, 1998.
§§ 62-238 through 62-239: Repealed by Session Laws 1998-128, s. 13.
§ 62-240: Recodified as § 136-196 by Session Laws 1998-128, s. 14.
§§ 62-241 through 62-247: Repealed by Session Laws 1998-128, s. 13.
§§ 62-248 through 62-258. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 62-259. Additional declaration of policy for motor carriers.
§ 62-259.1. Specific declaration of policy for bus companies.
§ 62-260. Exemptions from regulations.
§ 62-261. Additional powers and duties of Commission applicable to motor vehicles.
§ 62-262. Applications and hearings other than for bus companies.
§ 62-262.1. Certificates of authority for passenger operations by bus companies.
§ 62-262.2. Discontinuance or reduction in service.
§ 62-263. Application for broker's license.
§ 62-264: Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 523, s. 19.
§ 62-265. Emergency operating authority.
§ 62-266. Repealed by Session Laws 1985, c. 454, s. 13, effective June 24, 1985.
§ 62-267. Deviation from regular route operations.
§ 62-268. Security for protection of public; liability insurance.
§ 62-269. Accounts, records and reports.
§ 62-270. Orders, notices, and service of process.
§ 62-271. Collection of rates and charges of motor carriers of household goods.
§ 62-272. Allowance to shippers for transportation services.
§ 62-273. Embezzlement of C.O.D. shipments.
§ 62-274. Evidence; joinder of surety.
§ 62-275. Repealed by Session Laws 1985, c. 676, s. 23, effective July 10, 1985.
§ 62-276. Construction of Article.
§ 62-277. Repealed by Session Laws 1985, c. 454, s. 16, effective June 24, 1985.
§ 62-278. Revocation of license plates by Utilities Commission.
§ 62-279. Injunction for unlawful operations.
§ 62-280. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 62-281. Repealed by Session Laws 1985, c. 454, s. 17, effective June 24, 1985.
§§ 62-282 through 62-289. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 62-289.1. Short title.
§ 62-289.2. Purpose.
§ 62-289.3. Definitions.
§ 62-289.4. Classification of transportation.
§ 62-289.5. Inapplicable laws and regulations.
§ 62-289.6. Insurance for volunteers.
§ 62-289.7. Municipal licenses and taxes.
§ 62-290. Corporations whose property and franchises sold under order of court or execution.
§ 62-291. New owners to meet and organize; special rule for railroads.
§ 62-292. Certificate to be filed with Secretary of State.
§ 62-293. Effect on liens and other rights.
§§ 62-294 through 62-299. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 62-300. Particular fees and charges fixed; payment.
§ 62-301: Repealed by Session Laws 1989, c. 787, s. 2.
§ 62-302. Regulatory fee.
§§ 62-303 through 62-309. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 62-310. Public utility violating any provision of Chapter, rules or orders; penalty; enforcement by injunction.
§ 62-311. Willful acts of employees deemed those of public utility.
§ 62-312. Actions to recover penalties.
§ 62-313. Refusal to permit Commission to inspect records made misdemeanor.
§ 62-314. Violating rules, with injury to others.
§ 62-315. Failure to make report; obstructing Commission.
§ 62-316. Disclosure of information by employee of Commission unlawful.
§ 62-317. Remedies for injuries cumulative.
§ 62-318. Allowing or accepting rebates a misdemeanor.
§ 62-319. Riding on train unlawfully; venue.
§ 62-320: Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 523, s. 30.
§ 62-321. Penalty for nondelivery of intrastate telegraph message.
§ 62-322. Unauthorized manufacture or sale of switch-lock keys a misdemeanor.
§ 62-323. Willful injury to property of public utility a misdemeanor.
§ 62-324. Disclosure of information as to shipments unlawful.
§ 62-325. Unlawful motor carrier operations.
§ 62-326. Furnishing false information to the Commission; withholding information from the Commission.
§ 62-327. Gifts to members of Commission, Commission employees, or public staff.
§ 62-328. Unauthorized use of Citizens Band equipment.
§ 62-329: Reserved for future codification.
§ 62-330: Reserved for future codification.
§ 62-331: Reserved for future codification.
§ 62-332: Reserved for future codification.
§ 62-333. Screening employment applications.
§ 62-350. (See Editor's note) Regulation of pole attachments.