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  67.2689.  Fee authorized, amount — exception — adjustment of fee, when. — 1.  A franchise entity may collect a video service provider fee equal to not more than five percent of the gross revenues charged to each customer of a video service provider that is 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.  Beginning August 28, 2023, franchise entities are prohibited from collecting a video service provider fee in excess of four and one-half percent of such gross revenues.  Beginning August 28, 2024, franchise entities are prohibited from collecting a video service provider fee in excess of four percent of such gross revenues.  Beginning August 28, 2025, franchise entities are prohibited from collecting a video service provider fee in excess of three and one-half percent of such gross revenues.  Beginning August 28, 2026, franchise entities are prohibited from collecting a video service provider fee in excess of three percent of such gross revenues.  Beginning August 28, 2027, and continuing thereafter, franchise entities are prohibited from collecting a video service provider fee in excess of two and one-half percent of such gross revenues.

  3.  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.

  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 the calculation defined in subsections 1 and 2 of this section.

  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.  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 shall 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, A.L. 2021 S.B. 153 & 97)


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