Bill Status of HB4078 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: UTILITIES-CHANNEL SELECTION
Rep. Martin J. Moylan
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that the amendatory Act may be referred to as the Pay For Only The Channels You Want Act. Provides that, to the extent consistent with federal law, cable or video providers shall not charge a subscriber for any channel, service, or equipment (rather than service or equipment) that the subscriber has not affirmatively requested or affirmatively agreed to by name. Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law and to the extent consistent with federal law, cable or video providers shall not deny the ability of any subscriber to refuse to be charged for any particular channel and shall allow any subscriber to remove any specific channel and associated carriage fees from the subscriber's monthly bill. Provides that cable and video providers shall allow any subscriber to remove any channel and all associated carriage fees assessed to that subscriber via a website or toll-free telephone number. Provides that cable and video providers shall, for every new or renewing subscriber, list all channels offered in every particular service to all subscribers and allow the subscriber to approve or reject each channel and the associated carriage fee for that channel. Effective immediately.