C.R.S. Section 40-3-105
Free and reduced service or transportation prohibited

  • exceptions


No public utility shall, directly or indirectly, issue, give, or tender any free service, ticket, frank, free pass, or other gratuity of services or any free or reduced rate transportation for passengers or property between points within this state unless a tariff so providing is first filed with and approved by the commission.


Except as otherwise provided in this section, no public utility shall charge, demand, collect, or receive a greater or lesser or different compensation for any product or commodity furnished or to be furnished, or for any service rendered or to be rendered, than the rates, tolls, rentals, and charges applicable to such product or commodity or service as specified in its schedules on file and in effect at the time, nor shall any such public utility refund or remit, directly or indirectly, in any manner or by any device, any portion of the rates, tolls, rentals, and charges so specified, nor extend to any corporation or person any form of contract or agreement or rule or regulation or any facility or privilege except those which are regularly and uniformly extended to all corporations and persons; but the commission may by rule or order establish such exceptions from the operation of this prohibition as it may consider just and reasonable as to each public utility.


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Nothing in this article shall prohibit or restrict any public utility from furnishing its service, product, or commodity to, or the receiving of its service, product, or commodity by, its employees, pensioners, officers, directors, or board members at no charge or at charges less than those prescribed in the utility’s published schedules or tariffs.


No revenue shall accrue or be credited in the accounts of such utility with respect to such service, product, or commodity furnished at no charge nor with respect to any amounts by which charges for such service, product, or commodity are less than those prescribed in the utility’s published schedules or tariffs.

Source: Section 40-3-105 — Free and reduced service or transportation prohibited - exceptions, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-40.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

Reasonable charges - adequate service
Regulation of rates - correction of abuses
Limiting rate case expenses for investor-owned utilities - information included in rate case filings - gas cost or electric commodity adjustment filings - rules - definitions
Utilities to file rate schedules - rules
Medical exemption - tiered electricity rates - rules
Disconnection due to nonpayment - connection and reconnection fees - deposits - standard practices - rules - definitions
Changes in rates - notice
Manner of regulation - competitive responses - definitions - repeal
Simplified regulatory treatment for small or nonprofit water companies
Special provisions for rail carrier rate increases
Free and reduced service or transportation prohibited - exceptions
Advantages prohibited - graduated schedules - consideration of household income and other factors - definitions
Transmission of business of other companies
Interconnection with renewable energy cooperatives
Rates for long and short distances
Street transportation public utility - transfers
Information furnished commission - reports
Rates determined after hearing
Commission to provide local government with avoided cost information
Cost recovery - prohibitions - reporting - penalties - definitions
Recovery of utility relocation costs
Electric vehicle programs - rates
Measurement of use for billing - rules
Fuel cost sharing - gas utilities - electric utilities - rules
Natural gas cost causation study - commission proceeding - reporting - repeal
Green check means up to date. Up to date

Current through Fall 2024

§ 40-3-105’s source at colorado​.gov