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36-602. Innkeeper's right to refuse or deny accommodations; when; who. An innkeeper shall have the right to refuse or deny any accommodations, facilities or privileges of a hotel to:

(a) Any person who is unwilling or unable to pay for accommodations and services of the hotel. The innkeeper shall have the right to require the prospective guest to demonstrate such prospective guest's ability to pay by cash, valid credit card or a validated check;

(b) any minor. The innkeeper may require a parent or legal guardian of a minor or a representative of the entity responsible for payment of the accommodation to: (1) Accept in writing liability of the guest room costs, taxes, all charges by the minor and any damages to the guest room, hotel and its furnishings caused by the minor while a guest at the hotel; and (2) provide the innkeeper with a valid credit card number to cover the guest room costs, taxes, charges by the minor and any damages to the guest room or its furnishings caused by the minor; or (3) if the credit card is not an option, give the innkeeper an advance cash payment to cover the guest room costs and taxes for all room nights reserved for the minor, plus reasonable cash deposit not to exceed $250 towards the payment of any charges by the minor for any damages to the guest room, hotel and its furnishings. The innkeeper shall refund such cash deposit to the extent not used to cover any such charges or any damages as determined by the innkeeper following room inspection at check-out;

(c) any person who is engaged in disorderly conduct as defined in K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 21-6203, and amendments thereto; and

(d) any person who is on record by the hotel as having violated the provisions contained in K.S.A. 36-604, and amendments thereto, in the past.

Any innkeeper who refuses or denies such accommodations, facilities or privileges of a hotel for any of the reasons specified in subsections (a) through (d) shall not be liable in any civil or criminal action or for any fine or penalty based upon such refusal or denial, except that such accommodation, facilities or privilege of a hotel shall not be refused or denied based upon the person's race, religion, color, sex, disability, origin or ancestry.

History: L. 1997, ch. 144, § 2; L. 2011, ch. 30, § 152; July 1.



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