ORS 759.990¹

(1) Any telecommunications utility violating ORS 759.260 (Unjust discrimination in rates) commits a Class A violation. Violation of ORS 759.260 (Unjust discrimination in rates) by an officer or agent of a telecommunications utility is a Class D violation.

(2) Violation of ORS 759.275 (Undue preferences and prejudices) is a specific fine violation punishable by a fine of not more than $10,000.

(3) Violation of ORS 759.280 (Soliciting or accepting rebates or special advantage) is a Class A violation.

(4) Violation of ORS 759.355 (Issuance or use of proceeds contrary to commission order) is a specific fine violation punishable by a fine of not more than $20,000.

(5) Violation of ORS 759.360 (Prohibited acts regarding issuance of securities) is a Class C felony.

(6) A telecommunications carrier, as defined in ORS 759.400 (Definitions for ORS 759.400 to 759.455), shall forfeit a sum of not less than $100 nor more than $50,000 for each time that the carrier:

(a) Violates any statute administered by the Public Utility Commission;

(b) Commits any prohibited act, or fails to perform any duty enjoined upon the carrier by the commission;

(c) Fails to obey any lawful requirement or order made by the commission; or

(d) Fails to obey any judgment made by any court upon the application of the commission.

(7) In construing and enforcing subsection (6) of this section, the act, omission or failure of any officer, agent or other person acting on behalf of or employed by a telecommunications carrier and acting within the scope of the person’s employment shall in every case be deemed to be the act, omission or failure of such telecommunications carrier.

(8) Except when provided by law that a penalty, forfeiture or other sum be paid to the aggrieved party, all penalties, forfeitures or other sums collected or paid under subsection (6) of this section shall be paid into the General Fund and credited to the Public Utility Commission Account. [1987 c.447 §52; 1999 c.1051 §225; 1999 c.1093 §39; 2003 c.576 §563; 2011 c.597 §94]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 759—Telecommunications Utility Regulation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors759.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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