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
§ 46-8-24. Inspection by Commission of Contracts and Agreements Between Railroad Companies; Disapproval of Agreements; Inclusion in Agreements of Rates Exceeding Rates Fixed by Commission
All contracts and agreements as to freight and passenger rates between railroad companies doing business in this state shall be submitted to the commission for inspection and correction so that it may be ascertained whether or not such contracts and agreements are in violation of the laws of this state, of the Constitution of Georgia, or of the rules and regulations of the commission. All arrangements and agreements whatever as to the division of earnings of any kind by competing railroad companies doing business in this state shall be submitted to the commission for inspection and approval, insofar as such arrangements and agreements affect rules and regulations made by the commission to secure to all persons doing business with such companies just and reasonable freight and passenger rates. The commission may make such rules and regulations as to such contracts and agreements as may be then deemed necessary and proper. Any such agreements not approved by the commission, or by virtue of which rates are charged exceeding the rates fixed by the commission for freight and passengers, shall be deemed to be violations of Article III, Section VI, Paragraph V(c) of the Constitution of Georgia and shall be illegal and void.
(Ga. L. 1878-79, p. 125, § 8; Code 1882, § 719h; Civil Code 1895, § 2193; Civil Code 1910, § 2638; Code 1933, § 93-303; Ga. L. 1983, p. 3, § 62.)
Am. Jur. 2d.
- 65 Am. Jur. 2d, Railroads, § 249.ALR.
- Power of public service commission to require railroad or street railway to extend its line or build new line to new territory, 2 A.L.R. 983; 30 A.L.R. 73.
Constitutionality of statutes providing for consolidation or merger of public utility corporations, 66 A.L.R. 1568.