Code of the District of Columbia

§ 34–1271.01. Cable operator disconnection of cable service during a public health emergency.

*NOTE: This section was created by temporary legislation that will expire on February 4, 2022.*

(a) A cable operator, as that term is defined by § 34-1251.03(6), shall not disconnect, suspend, or degrade basic cable service or other basic cable operator services for non-payment of a bill, any fees for service or equipment, or any other charges, or for noncompliance with a deferred payment agreement during a period of time for which the Mayor has declared a public health emergency pursuant to § 7-2304.01, or for 15 calendar days thereafter.

(b) For purposes of this subsection, the term "other basic cable operator services" includes only basic broadband internet service and Voice over Internet Protocol service (known as VOIP service).

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(June 24, 2021, D.C. Law 24-9, § 307(b), 68 DCR 004824.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 307(b) of Coronavirus Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-96, June 7, 2021, 68 DCR 006025).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 307(b) of Coronavirus Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-30, Mar. 17, 2021, 68 DCR 003101).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 307(b) of Coronavirus Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-328, June 8, 2020, 67 DCR 7598).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 307(b) of Coronavirus Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-326, May 27, 2020, 67 DCR 7045).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) creation of this section, see § 307(b) of Coronavirus Support Temporary Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Law 24-9, June 24, 2021, 68 DCR 004824).