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§24D-1-23. Other duties of commission; suit to enforce chapter.

(a) The commission has the power and jurisdiction to supervise every cable operator within this state so far as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter and to do all things which are necessary or convenient in the exercise of this power and jurisdiction.

(b) The commission may adopt rules and regulations as are necessary to implement the provisions of this article. The rules and regulations promulgated by the cable advisory board pursuant to repealed article eighteen, chapter five, and in force and in effect on December 31, 1997, shall remain in effect and hereby become the rules and regulations of the commission.

(c) The commission or the commission's designated representatives may, from time to time, visit the places of business and other premises and examine the records and facilities of all cable operators to ascertain if all laws, rules, regulations and cable franchise provisions have been complied with, and may examine all officers, agents and employees of cable operators and all other persons, under oath, and compel the production of papers and the attendance of witnesses to obtain the information necessary for administering this article.

(d) The commission may appoint or contract for assistants and clerical, stenographic and other staff as may be necessary for the proper administration and enforcement of this article.

(e) The commission or other aggrieved party may institute, or intervene as a party in, any action in any court of law seeking a mandamus, or injunctive or other relief to compel compliance with this chapter, or any rule, regulation, or order adopted hereunder, or to restrain or otherwise prevent or prohibit any illegal or unauthorized conduct in connection with this article.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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