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                         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.