Upon the final decision by the supreme court upon an appeal from an order or decision of the public utilities commission, all moneys which the public utility or railroad has collected pending the appeal, in excess of those authorized by such final decision, shall be promptly paid to the corporations or persons entitled to them, in such manner and through such methods of distribution as are prescribed by the court. If any such moneys are not claimed by the corporations or persons entitled to them within one year from the final decision of the supreme court, the trustees appointed by the court shall give notice to such corporations or persons by publication, once a week for two consecutive weeks, in a newspaper of general circulation published in Columbus, and in such other newspapers as are designated by such trustee, said notice to state the names of the corporations or persons entitled to such moneys and the amount due each corporation or person. All moneys not claimed within three months after the publication of said notice shall be paid by the public utility or railroad, under the direction of such trustee, into the state treasury for the benefit of the general fund. The court may make such order with respect to the compensation of the trustee as it deems proper.
Effective Date: 10-07-1977 .