RAILROADS AND OTHER PUBLIC UTILITIES
TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1988
62-620. Civil penalty for violation. Any telephone corporation who violates or fails to comply with any final order, decision, rule or regulation duly issued by the commission pursuant to this chapter shall be subject to a civil penalty of not to exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000) for each day that the violation continues.
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 for 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 action, 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 account. Any such action may be compromised or discontinued on application of the commission upon such terms as the court shall approve and order.
[62-620, added 1988, ch. 195, sec. 1, p. 367.]