PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATION
PUBLIC UTILITIES LAW — ENFORCEMENT, PENALTIES, AND INTERPRETATION
61-712. Action to recover penalties — Disposition of fines. Actions to recover penalties under this act shall be brought in the name of the state of Idaho, in the district court in and for the county in which the cause of action or some part thereof arose, or in which the corporation complained of, if any, has its principal place of business, or in which the person, if any, complained of, resides. Such action shall be commenced and prosecuted to final judgment by the attorney of the commission. In any such action, all penalties incurred up to the time of commencing the same may be sued for and recovered. In all such actions, the procedure and rules of evidence shall be the same as in ordinary civil actions, except as otherwise herein provided. All fines and penalties recovered by the state in any such action, together with the costs thereof, shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of the general fund. Any such action may be compromised or discontinued on application of the commission upon such terms as the court shall approve and order.
[(61-712) 1913, ch. 61, sec. 76, p. 248; reen. C.L. 106:160; C.S., sec. 2528; I.C.A., sec. 59-712.]