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Title VI COUNTY, TOWNSHIP AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISION GOVERNMENT

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  67.2689.  Fee authorized, amount. — 1.  A franchise entity may collect a video service provider fee equal to not more than five percent of the gross revenues from each video service provider providing video service in the geographic area of such franchise entity.  The video service provider fee shall apply equally to all video service providers within the geographic area of a franchise entity.

  2.  Except as otherwise expressly provided in sections 67.2675 to 67.2714, neither a franchise entity nor any other political subdivision shall demand any additional fees, licenses, gross receipt taxes, or charges on the provision of video services by a video service provider and shall not demand the use of any other calculation method.

  3.  All video service providers providing service in the geographic area of a franchise entity shall pay the video service provider fee at the same percent of gross revenues as had been assessed on the incumbent cable operator by the franchise entity immediately prior to the date of enactment of sections 67.2675 to 67.2714, and such percentage shall continue to apply until the date that the incumbent cable operator's franchise existing at that time expires or would have expired if it had not been terminated pursuant to sections 67.2675 to 67.2714.  The franchise entity shall notify the applicant for a video service authorization of the applicable gross revenue fee percentage within thirty days of the date notice of the applicant is provided.

  4.  Not more than once per calendar year after the date that the incumbent cable operator's franchise existing on August 28, 2007, expires or would have expired if it had not been terminated pursuant to sections 67.2675 to 67.2714, or in any political subdivision where no franchise applied on the date of enactment of sections 67.2675 to 67.2714, no more than once per calendar year after the video service provider fee was initially imposed, a franchise entity, may, upon ninety days notice to all video service providers, elect to adjust the amount of the video service provider fee subject to state and federal law, but in no event shall such fee exceed five percent of a video service provider's gross revenue.

  5.  The video service provider fee shall be paid to each franchise entity requiring such fee on or before the last day of the month following the end of each calendar quarter and shall be calculated as a percentage of gross revenues, as defined under section 67.2677.  Any payment made pursuant to subsection 8 of section 67.2703 shall be made at the same time as the payment of the video service provider fee.

  6.  Any video service provider may identify and collect the amount of the video service provider fee and collect any support under subsection 8 of section 67.2703 as separate line items on subscriber bills.

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(L. 2007 S.B. 284)


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