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Record Group Number: 000392
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Creator: Florida Railroad and Public Utilities Commission.
Title, Dates: Florida Railroad and Public Utilities Commission record group.
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Biographical/Historical Note:     The Florida Railroad and Public Utilities Commission was created in 1947 (Ch. 24095, Laws of Florida), succeeding the Railroad Commission of the State of Florida.  Its primary purpose was the regulation of railroads, public utilities, and motor transportation in Florida. It established rules and regulations, supervised rates and services, issued certificates and permits, collected taxes and fees, heard complaints, and issued written orders.  The commission was renamed the Florida Public Utilities Commission in 1963 (Ch. 63-279, Laws) and the Florida Public Service Commission in 1965 (Ch. 65-52, Laws).
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