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Chapter 394

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  394.160.  Rules and regulations prescribed by public service commission — limitation on jurisdiction of commission. — 1.  Every cooperative constructing, maintaining and operating its electric transmission or distribution lines shall construct, maintain and operate such lines in conformity with the rules and regulations relating to the manner and methods of construction, maintenance and operation and as to safety of the public and as to induction or electrical interference with other lines now or hereafter from time to time prescribed by the public service commission for the construction, maintenance and operation of electric transmission or distribution lines or system.  The jurisdiction, supervision, powers and duties of the public service commission shall extend to every such cooperative so far as concerns the construction, maintenance and operation of the physical equipment of such cooperative to the extent of providing for the safety of the public and the elimination or lessening of induction or electrical interference, including the power to minimize retail distribution electric line duplication for the sole purpose of providing for the safety of employees and the general public in those cases when, upon complaint, the commission finds that a proposed retail distribution electric line cannot be constructed in compliance with commission safety rules.  The jurisdiction of the public service commission shall be extended only to the extent provided in this section, and nothing herein contained shall be construed as otherwise conferring upon such commission jurisdiction over the service, rates, financing, accounting or management of any such cooperative.

  2.  Applications, notices, hearings, findings and orders, and all other proceedings before the commission, in pursuance of the powers and duties herein conferred upon such commission, and review thereof, shall be the same as now or hereafter provided by law for other similar proceedings before the commission and review thereof.

  3.  The commission may retain jurisdiction of any such cause for the purpose of making such supplemental orders in such cause as may be necessary in furtherance of the purposes of this section, or for the purpose of modifying or amending the terms of, or revoking any permit granted under, the provisions of this section for failure to comply with such rules, regulations, findings and orders made by the commission under authority of this section.

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(RSMo 1939 § 5389, A.L. 1979 H.B. 186)


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