ORS 756.521¹
Public hearings
  • record required
  • furnishing transcripts

All hearings shall be open to the public and may be had before the Public Utility Commission, an examiner or any other person authorized to hold such hearing. A full record thereof shall be kept. However, it shall not be necessary to transcribe testimony unless requested. For purposes of rehearing or reconsideration under ORS 756.561 (Rehearing), a transcription shall be made at the commission’s expense, and copies of such transcription shall be supplied to the parties, at cost. A copy of the transcript shall be supplied to a party without cost upon the filing with the commission of a satisfactory affidavit of indigency. [1971 c.655 §41; 2005 c.638 §3]

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)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 756—Public Utility Commission, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors756.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 756, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano756.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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