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Subscriber limitation on television reception
Public Service (PBS) CHAPTER 48, ARTICLE 11
§ 229-a. Subscriber limitation on television reception. 1. To the
extent technologically feasible, every cable television company shall
offer to each of its subscribers a locking program control device which
enables the subscriber to limit the reception in the subscriber's
residence, of any channel which displays public access programs or for
which a specific, optional premium charge is imposed.

2. Such program control devices need only be installed in cases where
they are requested by the subscriber. Any subscriber requesting such a
device may be charged by the cable television company, on a one time or
recurring basis, no more than fifteen percent above the actual cost to
the company for the manufacture, purchase and installation of such

3. Every cable television company shall notify each of its
subscribers, in writing of the availability of the device described in
subdivision one of this section. Such notice shall be printed in
prominent type face and shall include information concerning the cost to
the subscribers. Such notice may be included with other materials
distributed by the company. Notice shall be given to all new subscribers
at the time of initial subscription, to each subscriber who requests a
change in service, and to all subscribers annually thereafter.