language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1991 CHAPTER 154-H.F.No. 564 An act relating to telephones; exempting certain providers of telephone service from regulation by the public utilities commission; requiring hotels, motels, and other establishments to provide notice of separate charges for use of telephones and notice of which long distance carriers provide service to telephones in the establishments; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 237 and 325F. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [237.067] [ESTABLISHMENTS EXEMPT FROM REGULATION.] Subdivision 1. [DEFINITION.] For purposes of this section, "establishment" means an individual hotel, motel, restaurant, lodging house, boarding house, resort, or place of refreshment licensed under chapter 157. Subd. 2. [EXEMPTION; CONDITIONS.] An establishment that provides telephone service to patrons on the premises of the establishment is not subject to regulation under this chapter, except that the establishment: (1) shall comply with the requirement of section 237.06 that rates charged must be fair and reasonable; (2) shall provide notice of charges and service providers to patrons as required in section 2; and (3) is subject to the complaint and investigation procedures of section 237.081. Sec. 2. [325F.99] [TELEPHONE CALLS; FEES; LONG DISTANCE CARRIERS; NOTICE.] Subdivision 1. [FEES FOR CALLS.] A hotel, motel, restaurant, lodging house, boarding house, resort, or place of refreshment, licensed under chapter 157, that charges a separate fee for the use of a telephone, other than immediate payment by coin, credit card, or other payment device on a per call basis for the caller to complete the call, shall provide notice on or near each telephone stating the separate fee charged for making a local, credit card, or other call. Subd. 2. [LONG DISTANCE CARRIER.] Establishments governed by subdivision 1 shall provide notice on or near each telephone stating the name of the carrier with which the establishment has subscribed to provide long distance service to that telephone. Presented to the governor May 20, 1991 Signed by the governor May 23, 1991, 7:04 p.m.