(A) No for-hire motor carrier may operate in intrastate commerce unless the carrier has a current and valid certificate of public convenience and necessity.
(B) The public utilities commission shall issue a certificate of public convenience and necessity to any person who does all of the following:
(1) Files with the commission, in accordance with rules adopted under section 4921.05 of the Revised Code, a complete and accurate application that shall include a certification that (a) the person understands and is in compliance with the applicable service, operation, and safety laws of this state and (b) the person meets the requirements of section 4921.09 of the Revised Code;
(2) Agrees to maintain accurate and current business and insurance information with the commission, in accordance with the commission's rules;
(3) Has paid all applicable registration fees in accordance with rules adopted under section 4921.11 of the Revised Code, all applicable taxes under section 4921.19 of the Revised Code, and any forfeitures imposed under section 4923.99 of the Revised Code.
(C) The commission shall have no power to fix, alter, or establish rates for the transportation of persons or property, nor shall the commission have the power to require or accept the filing of tariffs establishing such rates, except that the commission may accept the filing of tariffs establishing rates for the transportation of household goods.
(D) A for-hire motor carrier may, at any time after a certificate of public convenience and necessity is granted or refused, file a new application or supplement a former application.
(E) The commission may deny issuance of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for failure to comply with this section or rules adopted under section 4921.05 of the Revised Code.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127,HB 487, §101.01, eff. 6/11/2012.