49-31-7.1 Powers and duties of commission.
Powers and duties of commission.
The commission may:
Examine and inspect the condition of each telecommunications company in this state and
of its equipment, and the manner of its conduct and management with reference to the
safety, accommodation and convenience of the public;
Require any telecommunications company doing business in this state to install any
facility necessary for the safety, convenience and accommodation of the public;
Inquire into the management of the business of all telecommunications companies subject
to the provisions of this chapter, and the commission shall keep informed as to the manner
and method in which the same is conducted, and may obtain from such
telecommunications companies full and complete information necessary to enable it to
perform the duties and carry out the objects for which it was created;
Require annual reports and such special reports which, in the opinion of the commission,
are necessary or proper for its information;
Prescribe the forms of any and all accounts, records and memoranda to be kept by
Inspect all accounts, records and memoranda kept by telecommunications companies and
may employ special agents or examiners who have authority, under the order of the
commission, to examine any and all accounts, records and memoranda kept by any
telecommunications company engaged in interstate commerce;
Examine any of the books, papers or documents of any such telecommunications
company and to examine under oath or otherwise any officer, director, agent or employee
of any such telecommunications company; and
Issue subpoenas to compel the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production
of all books, papers, tariffs, schedules, contracts, agreements and documents relating to
any matter under investigation, and to that end may invoke the aid of any court of this
state in requiring the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of books,
papers and documents under the provisions of this section. The attendance of witnesses
and the production of documents, books and papers may be required from any place in the
state at any designated place of hearing.
SDC 1939, §§ 52.0202 to 52.0205, 52.0256, 52.0259; SDCL, §§ 49-3-6, 49-3-10, 49-3-11,
49-3-12, 49-3-13, 49-3-16, 49-3-17, 49-3-19, 49-3-20; SL 1987, ch 345, § 49.