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Act 480 of 2006

AN ACT to provide for uniform video service local franchises; to promote competition in providing video services in this state; to ensure local control of rights-of-way; to provide for fees payable to local units of government; to provide for local programming; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and officials; and to provide for penalties.

History: 2006, Act 480, Eff. Jan. 1, 2007

© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 484.3301SectionShort title; definitions.
Section 484.3302SectionUniform video service local franchise agreement; form; provisions.
Section 484.3303SectionFranchise agreement with local unit of government; notice of completion; approval; transferability; termination or modification; notice of change in information; duration of franchise; renewal; certain conditions prohibited.
Section 484.3304SectionPublic, education, and government access channels; availability; manner of retransmission; interconnection; editorial control; liability; access to signals of local broadcast television station; prohibited conduct by provider; use of reception technology; use for noncommercial purposes; applicability of subsections (7) to (11); request specifying number of channels in actual use.
Section 484.3305SectionRenewal or extension of existing franchise agreement; unreasonable and unenforceable provisions; burdensome terms, conditions, or requirements.
Section 484.3306SectionVideo service provider fee; payment; "gross revenues" defined; calculation; additional fee; credits; assessment; inapplicability of subsection after December 31, 2009.
Section 484.3307SectionAudits; claims for unpaid fees or refunds; identification and collection as separate line item.
Section 484.3308SectionInstallation, construction, and maintenance of video service or communications network within public right-of-way; access; fee; limitation.
Section 484.3309SectionDenial of service access due to race or income; defense to violation of subsection (1); video service requirements; number of households; report on compliance with subsections (2) and (3); use of alternative technology; waiver or time extension; service outside provider's existing telephone exchange boundaries not required; mandatory build-out or deployment provisions, schedules, or requirements.
Section 484.3310SectionProhibited conduct; establishment of dispute resolution process; notice to customers; filing of complaint; manner of dispute resolution.
Section 484.3311SectionConfidentiality.
Section 484.3312SectionAdministration of act; limitations; report.
Section 484.3313SectionVoluntary franchise agreement.
Section 484.3314SectionViolation; remedies and penalties; costs; appeal and review.
Section 484.3315SectionCosts to commission in exercising duties; assessment of amount against each video service provider; limitation; deduction; credit of payments to special account; applicability of section.