HB17-1092

HB17-1092 - Retail Establishment And Performing Rights

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning contracts involving license royalties with proprietors of retail establishments that publicly perform music.

Section 1 of the bill expands the law covering contracts between performing rights societies and proprietors of retail establishments to cover investigations and negotiations between the two.

Current law gives a retail establishment 72 hours to consider and to rescind a contract with a performing rights society. Section 2 changes this standard to 3 business days. Section 2 also clarifies that the law governing these negotiations and contracts applies to representatives of these societies. Finally, the societies are prohibited from charging a proprietor for performances that are already licensed for the performance.

Section 3 raises the minimum statutory damages from $1,000 to $2,000 for violating the statutes covering performing rights societies.

Section 4 :

 

  • Requires a performing rights society to publish and file with the secretary of state its form contracts and a schedule of fees it charges a proprietor to license music for public performance. A link to the schedule must be filed with the secretary of state, who publishes the link.
  • Upon request from the secretary of state, requires each performing rights society to provide information concerning a proprietor's rights and duties for public performances. The secretary of state must post the information on the secretary's website.
  • Requires a performing rights society to publish a catalog of musical works the society licenses. A link to the catalog must be filed with the secretary of state, who publishes the link.

Section 5 authorizes the secretary of state to collect filing fees for the filings required by the bill.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Latest update: March 23, 2017
03/23/2017 - Governor Signed
03/20/2017 - Sent to the Governor
03/17/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
03/17/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/13/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
03/10/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over to 03/13/2017
03/06/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/03/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/02/2017 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/27/2017 - Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/15/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
02/13/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/10/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
02/07/2017 - House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
01/19/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor