2007 ORS 757.990¹
Penalties

(1) Any person or municipality, or their agents, lessees, trustees or receivers, who omits, fails or refuses to do any act required by ORS 757.035 (Adoption of safety rules and regulations), or fails to comply with any orders, rules or regulations of the Public Utility Commission made in pursuance of ORS 757.035 (Adoption of safety rules and regulations), shall forfeit and pay into the State Treasury a sum of not less than $100, nor more than $10,000 for each such offense.

(2) Any public utility violating ORS 757.310 (Prohibition related to charges for service) commits a Class A violation and upon conviction the court shall impose a fine of not less than $100. Violation of ORS 757.310 (Prohibition related to charges for service) by an officer or agent of a public utility is punishable, upon conviction, by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $100 for each offense.

(3) Any person violating ORS 757.325 (Undue preferences and prejudices) shall, upon conviction, forfeit and pay to the State Treasurer not less than $100 and not more than $10,000 for each offense. Violation of ORS 757.325 (Undue preferences and prejudices) by any agent or officer of any public utility or person is punishable, upon conviction, by a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $1,000 for each offense.

(4) Violation of ORS 757.330 (Soliciting or accepting special privileges from utilities) is a Class A violation.

(5) Violation of ORS 757.445 (Wrongful issues or use of proceeds by utility) is punishable, upon conviction, by a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $20,000 for each offense.

(6) Violation of ORS 757.450 (Wrongful acts relating to issuance of securities) is a felony and is punishable, upon conviction, by a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $20,000, or by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not less than one nor more than five years, or both. [Amended by 1971 c.655 §95; 1979 c.990 §428; 1987 c.320 §245; 1999 c.1051 §224]

Chapter 757

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)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of Governor and Public Utility Commissioner to enter into binding agree­ments with respect to uniform curtail­ment plans, (1977) Vol 38, p 861

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 757—Utility Regulation Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­757.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 757, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­757ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.