senate Bill S5348A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires places of public accommodation, resort or amusement that operate televisions during regular hours of operation to provide closed captioning on certain televisions upon request

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 12, 2016 print number 5348a
Jan 12, 2016 amend and recommit to codes
Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
May 13, 2015 referred to codes

S5348 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2035
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §79-o, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8268
2017-2018: S3717, A1547
2019-2020: S1650, A2076

S5348 - Summary

Requires places of public accommodation, resort or amusement that operate televisions during regular hours of operation to provide closed captioning on certain televisions upon request.

S5348 - Sponsor Memo

S5348 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5348

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to requiring places of
  public accommodation, resort or  amusement  that  operate  televisions
  during  regular  hours  of  operation  to provide closed captioning on
  certain televisions upon request

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  civil  rights law is amended by adding a new section
79-o to read as follows:
  S 79-O. CLOSED CAPTIONING IN PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, RESORT OR
AMUSEMENT. 1. A PLACE OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, RESORT OR  AMUSEMENT,  AS
DEFINED  IN  SUBDIVISION  NINE  OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINETY-TWO OF THE
EXECUTIVE LAW, SHALL UPON REQUEST BE REQUIRED TO HAVE CLOSED  CAPTIONING
ENABLED  ON  ALL TELEVISIONS THAT ARE LOCATED IN THE PUBLIC AREA OF SUCH
ESTABLISHMENT DURING REGULAR HOURS OF BUSINESS.  THE  REGULAR  HOURS  OF
BUSINESS OF THE PLACE OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, RESORT OR AMUSEMENT SHALL
BE THE HOURS OF OPERATION AS POSTED IN SUCH ESTABLISHMENT.
  2. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY IF:
  (A)  NO TELEVISIONS IN THE PUBLIC AREA OF THE PLACE OF PUBLIC ACCOMMO-
DATION, RESORT OR AMUSEMENT ARE CAPABLE OF PROVIDING CLOSED  CAPTIONING;
OR
  (B)  IN THE EVENT THAT TWO TELEVISIONS IN THE PUBLIC AREA OF THE PLACE
OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, RESORT OR AMUSEMENT    HAVE  THE  SAME  CHANNEL
BEING  BROADCAST,  ONLY  ONE OF THE TELEVISIONS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THIS
SECTION.
  3. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "CLOSED CAPTIONING" SHALL MEAN A FEATURE ON A TELEVISION THAT WHEN
ACTIVATED WILL VISUALLY DISPLAY A TRANSCRIPTION OF THE AUDIO PORTION  OF
VIDEO PROGRAMMING; AND
  (B) "PUBLIC AREA" SHALL MEAN THE SECTION OF A PLACE OF PUBLIC ACCOMMO-
DATION, RESORT OR AMUSEMENT THAT IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
  S 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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S5348A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2035
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §79-o, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8268
2017-2018: S3717, A1547
2019-2020: S1650, A2076

S5348A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires places of public accommodation, resort or amusement that operate televisions during regular hours of operation to provide closed captioning on certain televisions upon request.

S5348A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5348A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 5348--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes  --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on  Codes  in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to requiring places of
  public  accommodation,  resort  or  amusement that operate televisions
  during regular hours of operation  to  provide  closed  captioning  on
  certain televisions upon request

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The civil rights law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
79-o to read as follows:
  S 79-O. CLOSED CAPTIONING IN PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, RESORT OR
AMUSEMENT.  1.  A PLACE OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, RESORT OR AMUSEMENT, AS
DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION NINE OF SECTION TWO  HUNDRED  NINETY-TWO  OF  THE
EXECUTIVE  LAW, SHALL UPON REQUEST BE REQUIRED TO HAVE CLOSED CAPTIONING
ENABLED ON ALL TELEVISIONS THAT ARE LOCATED IN THE PUBLIC AREA  OF  SUCH
ESTABLISHMENT  DURING  REGULAR  HOURS  OF BUSINESS. THE REGULAR HOURS OF
BUSINESS OF THE PLACE OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, RESORT OR AMUSEMENT SHALL
BE THE HOURS OF OPERATION AS POSTED IN SUCH ESTABLISHMENT.
  2. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY IF:
  (A) NO TELEVISIONS IN THE PUBLIC AREA OF THE PLACE OF PUBLIC  ACCOMMO-
DATION,  RESORT OR AMUSEMENT ARE CAPABLE OF PROVIDING CLOSED CAPTIONING;
OR
  (B) IN THE EVENT THAT TWO TELEVISIONS IN THE PUBLIC AREA OF THE  PLACE
OF  PUBLIC  ACCOMMODATION,  RESORT  OR AMUSEMENT   HAVE THE SAME CHANNEL
BEING BROADCAST, ONLY ONE OF THE TELEVISIONS SHALL BE  SUBJECT  TO  THIS
SECTION.
  3. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02962-04-6

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