§ 476.1 Applicability of authority
§ 476.1A Applicability of authority — certain electric utilities.
§ 476.1B Applicability of authority — municipally owned utilities.
§ 476.1C Applicability of authority — certain gas utilities.
§ 476.1D Regulation and deregulation of communications services
§ 476.2 Board powers and rules — utility’s Iowa office.
§ 476.3 Complaints — investigation — refunds.
§ 476.4 Tariffs filed
§ 476.4A Exemption from tariff filings for telephone utilities
§ 476.5 Adherence to schedules
§ 476.6 Changes in rates, charges, schedules, and regulations — supply and cost review — water costs for fire protection — energy efficiency.
§ 476.6A Alternate energy production facilities — notification requirements.
§ 476.7 Application by utility for review
§ 476.8 Utility charges and service
§ 476.9 Accounts rendered to board
§ 476.10 Investigations — expense — appropriation.
§ 476.10A Funding for Iowa energy center and center for global and regional environmental research
§ 476.10B Energy-efficient building
§ 476.11 Telephone toll connections
§ 476.12 Rehearings before board
§ 476.13 Judicial review
§ 476.14 Violations stopped
§ 476.15 Extent of jurisdiction
§ 476.16 Annual report
§ 476.17 Peak-load energy conservation
§ 476.18 Impermissible charges
§ 476.19 Construction of statutes
§ 476.20 Disconnection limited — notice — moratorium — deposits.
§ 476.21 Discrimination prohibited
§ 476.22 Definition
§ 476.23 Electric service conflicts — certificates of authority.
§ 476.24 Electric utility service area maps
§ 476.25 Assigned service areas — electric utilities — legislative policy.
§ 476.26 Effect of incorporation, annexation, or consolidation
§ 476.27 Public utility crossing — railroad rights-of-way.
§ 476.29 Certificates for providing local telecommunications services
§ 476.31 Continuing audit of operation
§ 476.32 Review of annual reports
§ 476.33 Rules governing hearings
§ 476.41 Purpose
§ 476.42 Definitions
§ 476.43 Rates for alternate energy production facilities
§ 476.44 Exceptions
§ 476.44A Trading of credits
§ 476.45 Exemption from excess capacity
§ 476.46 Alternate energy revolving loan program
§ 476.47 Alternate energy purchase programs
§ 476.48 Small wind innovation zone program
§ 476.51 Civil penalty
§ 476.52 Management efficiency
§ 476.53 Electric generating and transmission facilities
§ 476.53A Renewable electric power generation
§ 476.54 Delayed payment charges
§ 476.55 Complaint of antitrust activities
§ 476.56 Energy costs provided
§ 476.57 Limitations on use of ADAD equipment — penalty.
§ 476.58 Safety of distributed generation facilities — disconnection device required — rules.
§ 476.62 Energy-efficient lighting required
§ 476.63 Energy efficiency programs
§ 476.65 Energy audits
§ 476.66 Customer contribution fund
§ 476.71 Purpose
§ 476.72 Definitions
§ 476.73 Affiliate records
§ 476.74 Affiliate information required to be filed
§ 476.75 Audits required
§ 476.76 Reorganization defined
§ 476.77 Time and standards for review
§ 476.78 Cross-subsidization prohibited
§ 476.79 Provision of nonutility service
§ 476.80 Additional requirements
§ 476.81 Audit required
§ 476.82 Exemption — energy efficiency.
§ 476.83 Complaints
§ 476.84 Water, sanitary sewer, and storm water utilities — acquisitions — advance ratemaking.
§ 476.86 Definitions
§ 476.87 Certification of competitive natural gas providers
§ 476.91 Alternative operator services
§ 476.95 Internet protocol-enabled service and voice over internet protocol service — regulation.
§ 476.95A Annual registration for telecommunications service providers
§ 476.95B Applicability of authority
§ 476.96 Definitions
§ 476.97 Price regulation
§ 476.98 Earnings calculation and report
§ 476.99 Additional price regulation plan provisions
§ 476.100 Prohibited acts
§ 476.101 Local exchange competition
§ 476.102 Universal service
§ 476.103 Unauthorized change in service — civil penalty.
§ 476.104 Severability

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 476

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • clerk: means clerk of the court in which the action or proceeding is brought or is pending; and the words "clerk's office" mean the office of that clerk. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Internet: means the federated international system that is composed of allied electronic communication networks linked by telecommunication channels, that uses standardized protocols, and that facilitates electronic communication services, including but not limited to use of the world wide web; the transmission of electronic mail or messages; the transfer of files and data or other electronic information; and the transmission of voice, image, and video. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" and the abbreviation "A. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • public utility: shall include any person, partnership, business association, or corporation, domestic or foreign, owning or operating any facilities for:
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • undertaking: means a promise or security in any form. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • utilities board: means the utilities board within the utilities division of the department of commerce. See Iowa Code 476.1
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See Iowa Code 4.1