Chapter 759 Telecommunications Utility Regulation

General Provisions

§ 759.005 Definitions
§ 759.015 Legislative findings on universal telecommunications service
§ 759.016 Legislative findings on broadband services
§ 759.020 Certificate of authority
§ 759.025 Certificates of authority for persons, companies and corporations providing services on January 1, 1986
§ 759.027 Shared telecommunications service provider
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Regulation of Telecommunications Services

§ 759.036 Commission authority
§ 759.040 Exemptions for certain unaffiliated utilities with fewer than 50,000 access lines
§ 759.045 Special rules for utilities exempted from regulation under ORS 759.040
§ 759.050 Competitive zone service regulation
§ 759.052 Commission authority to exempt telecommunications services from regulation
§ 759.054 Price listing for product or service offered as part of local exchange telecommunications services
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Rights of Way

§ 759.075 Authority to construct lines and facilities
§ 759.080 Use of property outside limits of municipal corporation

Accounts and Records

§ 759.120 Form and manner of accounts prescribed by commission
§ 759.125 Records and accounts prescribed by commission
§ 759.130 Closing date of accounts
§ 759.135 Depreciation accounts

Rate Regulation and Procedures; Measuring Equipment

§ 759.175 Filing rate schedules and data with commission
§ 759.180 Hearing on reasonableness of rates
§ 759.182 Rate schedules for service promotions
§ 759.185 Suspension of rates pending hearing
§ 759.190 Notice of schedule change
§ 759.195 Price listing of services
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Illegal Practices

§ 759.260 Unjust discrimination in rates
§ 759.265 Practices not constituting unjust discrimination
§ 759.267 Service promotion activities
§ 759.270 Reducing rates for persons furnishing part of facilities
§ 759.275 Undue preferences and prejudices
§ 759.280 Soliciting or accepting rebates or special advantage
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Issuance of Securities

§ 759.300 “Stocks” defined
§ 759.305 Power to regulate issuance of telecommunications stocks
§ 759.310 When issuance of securities void
§ 759.315 Purposes for which securities may be issued
§ 759.320 Application of ORS 759.315
§ 759.325 Application of ORS 759.375
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Transactions of Utilities

§ 759.375 Approval prior to sale, mortgage or disposal of operative utility property
§ 759.380 Purchase of stock or property of another utility
§ 759.385 Contracts regarding use of utility property
§ 759.390 Contracts with affiliated interests
§ 759.393 Applicability of ORS 759.385 and 759.390

Price Cap Regulation

§ 759.400 Definitions for ORS 759.400 to 759.455
§ 759.405 Election of regulation under ORS 759.405 and 759.410
§ 759.410 Intent of ORS 759.410
§ 759.415 Order in rate proceeding filed prior to January 1, 1999, to establish maximum rate for affected telecommunications services
§ 759.420 Application of ORS 759.400 to 759.455 to wholesale transactions regulated under federal law
§ 759.425 Universal service fund
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Service Quality Standards and Prohibited Acts

§ 759.450 Minimum service quality standards
§ 759.455 Prohibited acts

Allocation of Territories

§ 759.500 Definitions for ORS 759.500 to 759.570
§ 759.506 Purpose of allocated territory laws
§ 759.535 Application to serve unserved territory
§ 759.560 Assignment or transfer of allocated territory
§ 759.565 Injunction against unauthorized provision of service
§ 759.570 Application of law to local government
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Attachment Regulation

§ 759.650 Definitions for ORS 759.650 to 759.675
§ 759.655 Authority of commission to regulate attachments
§ 759.660 Fixing charges or rates
§ 759.665 Considerations in determining just and reasonable rate
§ 759.670 Presumption of reasonableness of rates set by agreement
§ 759.675 Regulatory procedure

Operator Service Providers

§ 759.680 Operator service provider duties to service users

Residential Service Protection Fund

§ 759.685 Surcharge assessed on retail telecommunications subscribers
§ 759.687 Residential Service Protection Fund
§ 759.688 Oregon Telephone Assistance Program Advisory Committee
§ 759.689 Use of surcharge for marketing and outreach to increase participation rate in plan of assistance
§ 759.693 Definitions
§ 759.694 Legislative recognition of need
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Information Service Providers

§ 759.700 Definitions for ORS 759.700 to 759.720
§ 759.705 Program message preamble
§ 759.710 Pay-per-call information
§ 759.715 Information service blocking
§ 759.720 Action against information provider for failure to comply with law

Unauthorized Changes in Telecommunications Carriers

§ 759.730 Unauthorized changes in telecommunications carriers (“slamming”)

Damages

§ 759.900 Liability of utility

Penalties

§ 759.990 Penalties
Source:
Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 759—Telecommunications Utility Regulation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors759.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).