Public Utilities and Carriers

Regulatory Powers of Administration

SECTION 39-3-31

§ 39-3-31. Court order to cease practice impairing service.

If, as a result of an investigation in accordance with § 39-3-30, the division shall find that any public utility is making any payment or about to make any payment or doing or about to do any other thing which substantially threatens or impairs the ability of the public utility to render adequate service, at reasonable rates, or otherwise to discharge its duty to the public, the division may apply to the superior court for an order directing the public utility to cease making any payment or doing any other thing, and thereupon the court shall make such order as the public good may require.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1923, ch. 253, § 64; P.L. 1936, ch. 2345, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 122, § 60; G.L. 1956, § 39-3-31.)