4999.18 Demanding compensation when telegraph or telephone wires not working.

No officer, agent, or other person acting for or in behalf of a railroad company operating ten or more miles of its railroad for the carrying or transporting of passengers or freight over its railroad within this state which fails to erect and maintain telegraph or telephone wires in complete working order for use and operation along its railroad, with an office and proper means of communication by such wires at each of its principal railway stations, shall order, direct, advise, ask, demand, or receive compensation for transportation of passengers or freight. Whoever violates this section be fined not less than one hundred nor more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned for not less than thirty nor more than ninety days, or both.

Cite as R.C. § 4999.18

History. Effective Date: 10-01-1953