CARRIERS BY WATER (EXCERPT)
Act 246 of 1921
460.201 Carriers by water; rates; filing, fixing by commission, exception.
Any and all persons, firms and corporations engaged in the transportation of freight, passengers, or express, by water, wholly within this state shall, within 30 days after this act shall take effect, make and file with the Michigan public utilities commission in such form as it shall prescribe, its schedule of rates, fares, and charges for the carrying of freight, passengers, and express; which said rates, fares and charges shall continue in force until superseded by other schedules, filed in the manner above prescribed, by said carrier, with the Michigan public utilities commission: Provided, however, That said Michigan public utilities commission may, either upon request, or upon its own motion, suspend the operation of any rate, fare, charge, or tariff filed as aforesaid, for a period not exceeding 30 days; and in case any such rate, fare, charge, or tariff shall be suspended by said Michigan public utilities commission, it shall give the interested carrier immediate notice thereof, and, within 10 days from the date of such suspension, shall fix a date of hearing, not more than 20 days from the date of said suspension, and shall give notice thereof to said carrier and to other persons in interest, who may be heard; and after said hearing said commission shall fix the rate, fare, charge, or tariff in the matter complained of; and such rate, fare, charge or tariff, when so fixed, shall continue to be the legal rate, fare, charge, or tariff in force until superseded as provided by law: Provided, That any ferry company operating within any municipality under an agreement with such municipality shall not be affected either as to fares or operation by this act.
History: 1921, Act 246, Imd. Eff. May 18, 1921
CL 1929, 11071
CL 1948, 460.201
Compiler's Notes: The public utilities commission, referred to in this section, was abolished and its powers and duties transferred to the public service commission by MCL 460.4.
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