Substitute for HOUSE BILL No. 2076
An  Act concerning cable television subscriber fees on delinquent balances; amending
K.S.A. 12-2008 and repealing the existing section.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

      Section  1. K.S.A. 12-2008 is hereby amended to read as follows: 12-
2008. (a) Every applicant for a franchise shall, upon request of the city,
shall file with the city a schedule of its proposed rates and charges for its
proposed services. Such rates and charges may be established as maxi-
mum rates for such services by the original franchise and if so established
may not be exceeded without the approval of the governing body of the

      (b) A cable television provider may impose a monthly fee for any
delinquent balance owed by a subscriber of cable television or related
services, subject to the following:

      (1) At least 10 days before the date the fee is imposed, the subscriber
shall be given written notice, on the face of the bill or by separate notice,
of: (A) The date after which the fee will be imposed if the balance is not
paid; and (B) the amount of the fee that will be imposed; and

      (2) the fee for delinquent payment shall not exceed 5% of the amount
of the delinquent balance per month or $5 per month, whichever is
Sec.  2. K.S.A. 12-2008 is hereby repealed.
  Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.

Approved April 5, 1999.