California Public Utilities Code

Sec. § 5850


A state-issued franchise shall only be valid for 10 years after the date of issuance, and the holder shall apply for a renewal of the state franchise for an additional 10-year period if it wishes to continue to provide video services in the area covered by the franchise after the expiration of the franchise.


Except as provided in this section, the criteria and process described in Section 5840 shall apply to a renewal registration, and the commission shall not impose any additional or different criteria.


Renewal of a state franchise shall be consistent with federal law and regulations.


The commission shall not renew the franchise if the video service provider is in violation of any final nonappealable court order issued pursuant to this division.

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