1899 public laws – Ch. 164 Sec. 11

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CHAPTER 164 An act to establish the North Carolina Corporation Commission. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact :

Thatsaid commission shall have power, whenever ince deem it expedient and practicable, to require any railroad corporation operating a railroad or part of a railroad in this state to provide separate and equal accommodations for the white and colored races on the passenger trains, and also at the passenger station or waiting rooms in this state, and for failure to comply with the orders of said commission made under this section such company shall be subject to a penalty of one hundred dollars for each day it so fails to perform the orders of said commission.

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