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Public pay telephone volume controls
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 21
* § 336-b. Public pay telephone volume controls. 1. Each telephone
corporation doing business in this state which provides public pay
telephones, including those owners or providers of customer owned
currency operated telephones (COCOT's), shall provide at least
twenty-five percent of its public pay telephones installed on or after
January first, nineteen hundred ninety-three with volume control
equipment to enable deaf or hard of hearing persons to access and
utilize telecommunications services. The telephones with volume control
equipment shall be distributed evenly among the public pay telephones
provided by the corporation. Each public pay telephone with a volume
control shall have signage either on the telephone or in the immediate
vicinity thereof, identifying that telephone as being equipped with a
deaf or hard of hearing volume control.

2. Whenever more than two public pay telephones are installed within
fifty feet of each other then at least one such telephone shall be
equipped with volume control equipment.

3. The provisions of this section shall be applicable to all buildings
or facilities constructed for public use.

4. For the purposes of this section the following terms shall have the
following meanings:

a. "Building or facility" shall mean all or any portion of buildings,
structures, equipment, roads, walks, parking lots, parks, sites, or
other real property or interest in such property;

b. "Public use" shall mean any interior and exterior rooms or spaces
made available to the general public. Public use may be provided at a
building or facility that is privately or publicly owned;

c. "Signage" shall mean the display of written, symbolic, tactile, or
pictorial information.

* NB There are 2 § 336-b's