2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 17. Corporation Commission
§17-43. Matters considered in issuing license - Existing gins - Showing to obtain license - Cooperative gins - Inspectors.

17 OK Stat § 17-43 (2015) What's This?

The Corporation Commission in issuing such license shall have the right to take into consideration the necessity for the operation of a gin for such purpose at the place of its location; provided nothing herein shall operate to prevent the licensing of gins now established, except for violation of the provisions of this act or of the rules, regulations, and requirements of the Corporation Commission made and promulgated pursuant to this act. No new gin plants shall be constructed, installed, or licensed, or any old gin removed from one point to another until satisfactory showing shall have been made to the Corporation Commission setting forth that such gin is a needed utility and that the proposed corporation, company, firm or individual is a competent and desirable corporation, company, firm or individual to establish and operate said gin as may appear in the discretion of said commission; provided, that on the presentation of a petition for the establishment of a gin to be run cooperatively, signed by one hundred (100) citizens and tax payers of the community where the gin is to be located, the Corporation Commission shall issue a license for said gin. The commission shall have the right to take into consideration the responsibility and reliability and qualifications as well as the capacity of the person or persons or corporation to do such ginning business so far as to afford all reasonable facilities, conveniences and services to the public and shall have the power and authority to require such facilities, conveniences and services to be afforded the public. The inspectors provided herein shall be men who have served at least three (3) years in practical and actual gin operation and shall be appointed by the Corporation Commission; that said inspectors shall have the power to make recommendations to the commission as to the opening or closing of any gin or gins as well as to the affording by such gins of the reasonable facilities, conveniences and services to the public hereinbefore authorized to be required, as well as to make such other reports and recommendations to the Corporation Commission as may to said inspectors appear necessary, reasonable and just.

Laws 1915, c. 176, § 3; Laws 1923, c. 191, p. 341, § 2; Laws 1925, c. 109, p. 157, § 1.

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