2020 Georgia Code
Title 46 - Public Utilities and Public Transportation
Chapter 8 - Railroad Companies
Article 2 - Powers and Duties of Commission as to Railroad Companies Generally
§ 46-8-22. Investigation by Commission of Books and Papers of Railroad Companies; Inspection of Railroad Offices and Stations; Examination of Railroad's Agents and Employees; Rules and Regulations Concerning Investigations and Inspections
- It shall be the duty of the commission to investigate the books and papers of all railroad companies doing business in this state in order to ascertain if the rules and regulations of the commission have been complied with, to make personal visitation to railroad offices, stations, and other places of business for the purpose of examinations, and to make rules and regulations concerning such examinations, which rules and regulations shall be observed and obeyed as the other rules and regulations of the commission.
- The commission shall have full power and authority to examine any person, including agents and employees of railroad companies, under oath or otherwise, in order to procure the information necessary to make just and reasonable freight and passenger rates and to ascertain whether rules and regulations of the commission are observed or violated. The commission shall have the power to make necessary and proper rules and regulations concerning such examinations, which rules and regulations shall be obeyed and enforced as all other rules and regulations of the commission.
(Ga. L. 1878-79, p. 125, § 7; Code 1882, § 719; Civil Code 1895, § 2192; Civil Code 1910, § 2633; Code 1933, § 93-301.)
- Constitutionality and construction of statute imposing upon public service corporation expense of investigation of its affairs, 101 A.L.R. 197.