If a railroad, or an agent or officer of a railroad, by special rate, rebate, drawback, or by means of false billing, false classification, false weighing, or other device, charges, demands, collects, or receives, either directly or indirectly, from any person, firm, or corporation, a greater or less compensation for service rendered or to be rendered by such railroad for the transportation of persons or property or any service in connection therewith, than that prescribed in the published tariffs then in force, or established as provided in Chapters 4901., 4903., 4905., 4907., and 4909. of the Revised Code, or a greater or less compensation than it charges, demands, collects, or receives from any other person, firm, or corporation for a like and contemporaneous service in the transportation of a like kind of traffic, under substantially similar circumstances and conditions, the railroad is guilty of unjust discrimination, which is hereby prohibited. Upon conviction of unjust discrimination, such railroad shall forfeit and pay into the state treasury not less than one hundred nor more than five thousand dollars for each offense.
No agent or officer of a railroad shall violate this section.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 6/11/2012.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .