2013 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 58 - Public Utilities, Services and Carriers
CHAPTER 17 - THE GENERAL RAILROAD LAW
SECTION 58-17-2000. Charging greater compensation for certain services for shorter distance than for longer distance shall be unlawful; exceptions.


SC Code § 58-17-2000 (2013) What's This?

It is unlawful for any railroad to charge or receive any greater compensation for carrying, receiving, storing, forwarding, or handling articles of the same character and description for a shorter than a longer distance in one continuous carriage; provided, that:

(1) Nothing in the General Railroad Law contained shall be construed so as to require any corporation or combination of corporations to regulate their charges for shorter distances by their proportion of through rates between terminal or junctional competitive points.

(2) If one corporation uses, operates, or otherwise controls, wholly or in part, several lines or divisions of theretofore independent railroads within the State, the Public Service Commission may fix different rates of toll or compensation for freight traffic on each of such previously independent lines or divisions.

(3) The commission may make special rates for the purpose of developing all manufacturing, mining, milling, and internal improvements in this State.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 58-1081; 1952 Code Section 58-1081; 1942 Code Section 8297; 1932 Code Section 8297; Civ. C. '22 Section 4844; Civ. C. '12 Section 3168; Civ. C. '02 Section 2086; G. S. 1443; R. S. 1649; 1887 (19) 790; 2006 Act No. 318, Section 122, eff May 24, 2006.

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