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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE XXII CORPORATIONS
  • CHAPTER 159 COMMON CARRIERS

Section 1 - Duties; jurisdiction to enforce

Section 2 - Penalty

Section 3 - Limitations upon liability imposed by carrier

Section 4 - Security required of employee to indemnify against neglect; penalty

Section 5 - Foreign express businesses; appointment of general agent

Section 6 - Foreign express businesses; general agent’s bond

Section 7 - Foreign express businesses; failure of agent to comply with Secs. 5 and 6; penalty

Section 8 - Protection of carriers; misuse of orders; penalty

Section 9 - Express business upon steamboat lines; application of provisions relating to railroads

Section 10 - Enforcement of chapter by department of telecommunications and cable and department of public utilities

Section 11 - Record of action by department

Section 12 - Services supervised and regulated by department

Section 12A - Definitions applicable to Secs. 12B to 12D

Section 12B - Mobile radio telephone service; certification; exemptions

Section 12C - Jurisdiction of department over certified radio utilities; rate below maximum; notice

Section 12D - Secs. 12A to 12C not applicable to telephone or telegraph utilities

Section 12E - Third party verification service providers; registration

Section 13 - Inquiry into rates, etc.

Section 14 - Unjust rates, fares or charges; orders to fix; orders for reparation

Section 14A - Aircraft, rates and charges

Section 15 - Free service, tickets, passes or transportation prohibited; exceptions

Section 16 - Regulations, practices, equipment, appliances or service of carrier; department control, hearing and order; proof of compliance

Section 16A - Factors in ordering discontinuance or abandonment of railway service

Section 17 - Charges for service; regulation

Section 18 - Classes of rates established by carrier; special rates

Section 19 - Filing of rate schedules

Section 19A - Directory assistance rate schedules

Section 19B - Automatic telephone dialing systems; definition

Section 19C - Notification of wish not to receive calls from automatic telephone dialing system

Section 19D - Design and operation of automatic telephone dialing systems

Section 19E - Solicitations by telephone; required disclosures; misrepresentation

Section 20 - Notice and hearing upon proposed rate schedule changes; order

Section 21 - Establishment of through routes for passengers and freight

Section 22 - Railway signals required by department

Section 23 - Notice to railway of recommended improvements and changes

Section 24 - Hearing upon complaint concerning service or rates of carrier transmitting intelligence by electricity

Section 25 - Hearings; notice to interested members of general court

Section 26 - Valuation and revaluation of carrier’s property

Section 27 - Inspections

Section 28 - Notice of accidents

Section 29 - Investigation of accidents

Section 30 - Defects; information by employee; protection of source

Section 31 - Forms of accounts, records and memoranda

Section 32 - Annual return; form; time of filing; amendment

Section 33 - Express business; annual return

Section 34 - Examination of books, etc.; subpoena duces tecum

Section 34A - Supervision of companies affiliated with carrier

Section 35 - Examination of condition of company on request of interested party

Section 36 - Annual audit

Section 37 - Service of orders of department; notification of receipt and acceptance

Section 38 - Effect of request or advice of department

Section 39 - Violations; action by attorney general

Section 40 - Violations or threatened violations; mandamus or injunction

Section 41 - Representation at hearings concerning proposed legislation affecting department

Section 42 - Repealed, 1922, 259, Sec. 2

Section 43 - Annual report of department

Section 44 - Examinations or audits by department; divulging information; penalty

Section 45 to 49A - Repealed, 1931, 408, Sec. 2

Section 50 - Offer of new capital stock to stockholders; notice; price; time of acceptance

Section 51 - Auction of new capital stock

Section 52 - Basis of determination by department as to amount of new capital stock

Section 53 - Computation of amount of capital stock as basis for bond issue

Section 54 - Approval by department; public hearing

Section 55, 56 - Repealed, 1957, 765, Sec. 2

Section 57 - Consent of department

Section 58 - Supervision of crossing following consent of department

Section 59 - Proceedings to alter crossing

Section 60 - Eminent domain

Section 61 - Party to carry award into effect and to pay charges

Section 62 - Appointment of commission; hearing; notice

Section 63 - Revision of award; jury

Section 64 - Recovery after alteration of proportion of expense

Section 65 - Proceedings to abolish grade crossings

Section 66 to 69 - Repealed, 1930, 417, Sec. 2

Section 70 - Manner and limits of grade crossing abolitions; costs; apportionment

Section 71 - Repealed, 1930, 417, Sec. 2

Section 72 - Crossing abolished upon state highway; clear view

Section 73 - Financing cost of abolishing crossing by street railway company

Section 74 - Change of location

Section 75 - Damages

Section 76 - Settlement of claims; failure to file petition

Section 77 - Expenses of maintenance and repair

Section 78 - Audit of expenses; investigations; orders of payment of apportioned share

Section 79 - Enforcement; review

Section 80 - Proceedings upon agreement as to alterations

Section 81 - Repealed, 1930, 417, Sec. 2

Section 82 - Application

Section 83 - Examination by railways; report; submission of plans for bridge

Section 84 - Maintenance and repair; hearing; order

Section 85 - Enforcement

Section 86 - Formation of relief corporation

Section 87 - By-laws; statements of membership and financial condition

Section 88 - Association of railroad corporation with relief corporations

Section 89 to 91 - Repealed, 1964, 400, Sec. 2

Section 92 - Badges

Section 93 - Powers

Section 94 - Arrest of offenders

Section 95 - Compensation of police; liability for misconduct of police

Section 96 - Action for debt due for constructing a railroad

Section 97 - Exception; contractor

Section 98 - Notice of intention by materialman; filing; fee

Section 99 - Statement of amount due for labor performed; filing; fee

Section 100 - Limitation of actions

Section 101 - Evasion of payment of toll or fare

Section 102 - Designation of torpedoes or other explosives

Section 103 - Injury to signals, tracks, cars, etc.

Section 104 - Throwing or shooting missiles

Section 105 - Application