senate Bill S1650

2019-2020 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
May 30, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.388
substituted for a2076
May 29, 2019 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 20, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 15, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 14, 2019 1st report cal.719
May 06, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Jan 15, 2019 referred to codes

Votes

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May 14, 2019 - Finance committee Vote

S1650
17
1
committee
17
Aye
1
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 6, 2019 - Codes committee Vote

S1650
12
1
committee
12
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: May 6, 2019

nay (1)

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S1650 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2076
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §79-o, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8268
2015-2016: S5348, A2035
2017-2018: S3717, A1547

S1650 (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.

S1650 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1650 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1650

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- 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, 2020.

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