Session of 1999
SENATE BILL No. 54
By Committee on Federal and State Affairs
9 AN ACT concerning access to television services; providing restrictions
10 on certain premises owners relating thereto.
12 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
13 Section 1. (a) No premises owner shall demand or accept payment
14 of any fee, charge or other thing of value from any provider of cable
15 television service, satellite master antenna television service, direct broad-
16 cast satellite television service, subscription television service or service
17 of any other television programming system in exchange for giving the
18 residents access to such service. No premises owner shall demand or
19 accept any such payment from any resident in exchange therefor unless
20 the premises owner is itself the provider of the television service. No
21 premises owner shall discriminate in rental charges between tenants who
22 receive any such service and those who do not. Nothing contained in this
23 section shall prohibit a premises owner from requiring that the provider
24 of such service and the resident bear the entire cost of the installation,
25 operation or removal of the facilities incident thereto, or prohibit a prem-
26 ises owner from demanding or accepting indemnity or security for any
27 damages caused by such installation, operation or removal.
28 (b) As used in this section, "premises owner" means any landlord,
29 owner of a condominium, multiple dwelling unit, townhouse, or housing
30 cooperative association or corporation.
31 Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
32 publication in the statute book.