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The DC Code: § 34-731 Prosecution for violation of rules.

Index34 Public Utilities. (Refs & Annos)

Prosecution for violation of any rule, order, or regulation issued, adopted, or approved by the Public Service Commission pursuant to this subtitle; § 50- 2201.03(e), or Chapters 28 and 30 of Title 47, shall be on information in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, in the name of the District of Columbia, by the Corporation Counsel or any of his or her assistants. Any person, corporation, or public utility violating any rule, order, or regulation shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than $10,000. With respect to orders, rules, or regulations made or adopted by the Public Service Commission under authority of this subtitle, this section shall be construed to apply only to the orders, rules, or regulations subject to the penalties specifically provided in § 34-706.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 43-307. 1973 Ed., § 43-907. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 15-342 substituted "$10,000" for "$300". Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 302 of Omnibus Utility Emergency Amendment Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-12, January 28, 2005, 52 DCR 2945). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 5-153, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 34-706. For Law 15-342, see notes following § 34-401. References in Text Chapter 30 of Title 47, referred to in the first sentence, was repealed by D.C. Law 5-136, effective March 13, 1985. Change in Government This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 (D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act (D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section. DC CODE § 34-731 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 5, 1939, 53 Stat. 569, ch. 40, § 1; Apr. 1, 1942, 56 Stat. 190, ch. 207, § 1; July 8, 1963, 77 Stat. 77, Pub. L. 88-60, § 1; Aug. 30, 1964, 78 Stat. 634, Pub. L. 88-503, § 21; July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 570, Pub. L. 91-358, title I, § 155(a); Mar. 14, 1985, D.C. Law 5-153, § 4(a), 31 DCR 6440; Apr. 12, 2005, D.C. Law 15-342, § 302, 52 DCR 2346.)