|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to codes|
|Jan 26, 2017||referred to codes|
senate Bill S3717
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S3717 (ACTIVE) - Details
S3717 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3717 TITLE OF BILL : 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 PURPOSE : This bill will require, upon request, places of public accommodation to enable closed captioning on televisions in public areas to assist persons who are hard of hearing. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section one of the bill amends the civil rights law by adding a new section 79-o as it relates to requiring closed captioning, upon request, in places of public accommodation during the hours of operation. It provides for exemptions if the televisions in the public area are not capable of closed captioning or if two televisions are broadcasting the same channel than only one television is subject to the requirement. Section two of the bill relates to the effective date. JUSTIFICATION :
S3717 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3717 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 26, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. LARKIN, AVELLA -- 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: § 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: (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. § 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.
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