[Effective Until 8/4/2020] Hotelkeepers
|Currency:||Current through P.A. Acts 2020-13|
(a) Refusal of accommodations.--A hotelkeeper shall have the right to refuse or deny accommodations, facilities or privileges of a lodging establishment to any of the following:
(1) A person who is unwilling or unable to pay for the accommodations and services of the lodging establishment. The hotelkeeper shall have the right to require that prospective guests demonstrate their ability to pay by cash, a valid credit card or a certified or cashier's check. If a minor is not accompanied by his parent or legal guardian, the hotelkeeper may require the minor's parent or legal guardian to do one of the following:
(i) Accept, in writing, liability for the guest room cost, taxes, all charges by the minor and any damages in excess of normal wear and tear to the guest room or its furnishings caused by the minor while a guest at the lodging establishment. Damages shall be calculated at the cost of labor and materials for repair by the lodging establishment.
(ii) Provide the hotelkeeper with a valid credit card number and authorization to cover the guest roomcost, taxes, charges by the minor and any damages to the guest room or its furnishings caused by the minor.
(iii) Require all of the following, if a credit card authorization is not provided:
(A) An advanced cash payment to cover the guest room cost and taxes for all room nights reserved for the minor.
(B) A cash damage deposit in an amount not to exceed the cost of one night's guest room accommodations, including taxes, for payment of additional charges by the minor or for damages to the guest room or its furniture or furnishings. The hotelkeeper shall refund the cash deposit to the extent that it is not used to cover any reasonable charges or damages, as determined by the hotelkeeper following room inspection at checkout.
(2) A person who is disorderly.
(3) A person who the hotelkeeper reasonably believes is seeking accommodations for an unlawful purpose, including the unlawful possession or use of a controlled substance by the person or the use of the premises for the consumption of alcoholic beverages by any person under 21 years of age.
(4) A person who the hotelkeeper reasonably believes is bringing into the lodging establishment property which may be dangerous to other persons, including explosives or illegal firearms.
(5) A person who exceeds the maximum number of persons allowed to occupy a particular guest room in the lodging establishment, as posted by the lodging establishment.
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