SEC. 77-9-17. Penalty for failure to make reports and returns.
If any railroad, express, telephone, telegraph or sleeping car company shall fail or refuse to make any annual report or quarterly return for the time prescribed, or to report fully in the manner required, it shall forfeit the sum of fifty dollars for each day's delay, to be recovered in an action to be instituted by the public service commission. However, no penalty shall accrue, nor shall any suit or action be brought or maintained, in cases where the commission has not heretofore forwarded, and shall not hereafter forward, to the said company proper blanks and printed forms prepared and adopted by the commission for making such report or return, and until said company has had sixty days after the receipt of said blanks and printed forms within which to make report and return as provided for therein.
SOURCES: Codes, 1892, Sec. 4323; 1906, Sec. 4877; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 7662; 1930, Sec. 7055; 1942, Sec. 7831; Laws, 1928, ch. 204.
SOURCE: 1997 Laws, Chapter 460, Sec. 5, SB2997, Effective July