DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
IURC enforcement authority. Allows the utility regulatory commission (IURC) to impose the following penalties if a utility violates state utility law or fails to comply with an IURC order: (1) A civil penalty of not more than $25,000 per violation. (2) A cease and desist order. (3) An order for corrective action. (4) Revocation or modification of certain certificates and permits. Authorizes the attorney general to bring an action to enforce any of those penalties. Provides for the deposit of the civil penalties in the commission public utility fund account. Allows the IURC to impose only those civil penalties allowed under current law for violations of telecommunications slamming and cramming laws. Authorizes the IURC to direct a utility to provide service within 24 hours if the IURC determines that the service is necessary to prevent injury or to alleviate an emergency. Repeals a superseded statute concerning the IURC's enforcement powers.