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A02076 Summary:

BILL NOA02076
 
SAME ASSAME AS S01650
 
SPONSORZebrowski (MS)
 
COSPNSRGottfried, Colton, Rosenthal L, Weprin, Blake, McDonough
 
MLTSPNSRRodriguez
 
Add 79-o, Civ Rts L
 
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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A02076 Actions:

BILL NOA02076
 
01/22/2019referred to governmental operations
05/21/2019reported
05/23/2019advanced to third reading cal.388
05/30/2019substituted by s1650
 S01650 AMEND= SKOUFIS
 01/15/2019REFERRED TO CODES
 05/06/2019REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
 05/14/20191ST REPORT CAL.719
 05/15/20192ND REPORT CAL.
 05/20/2019ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
 05/29/2019PASSED SENATE
 05/29/2019DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 05/29/2019referred to governmental operations
 05/30/2019substituted for a2076
 05/30/2019ordered to third reading cal.388
 05/30/2019passed assembly
 05/30/2019returned to senate
 09/13/2019DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
 09/13/2019SIGNED CHAP.295
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A02076 Committee Votes:

GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS Chair:Titus DATE:05/21/2019AYE/NAY:14/0 Action: Favorable
TitusAyeJohnsAye
GalefAyeGoodellAye
GlickAyeLalorAye
KimAyeByrneAye
BuchwaldAye
BichotteAye
BlakeAye
HyndmanAye
WilliamsAye
EpsteinAye

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A02076 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A02076 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A2076
 
SPONSOR: Zebrowski (MS)
  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 OF THE BILL: 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: Closed captioning is a television feature that displays visual tran- scription of the audio of the program. It is also a useful assistive technology for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. In places of public accommodations, deaf or hard of hearing individuals are unable to determine what is being broadcasted because there is no closed caption- ing. In times of emergencies such as Superstorm Sandy, it is even more important to ensure that televisions are equipped to communicate to everyone. This would require establishments to have closed captioning enabled during regular hours of operation.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.1547 of 2017-18, A.2035B of 2015-2016; A.8268 of 2013-2014.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.
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A02076 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2076
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 22, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ZEBROWSKI,  GOTTFRIED, COLTON, L. ROSENTHAL,
          WEPRIN, BLAKE, McDONOUGH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  RODRIGUEZ
          -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations
 
        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:
 
     1    Section 1. The civil rights law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
     2  79-o to read as follows:
     3    § 79-o. Closed captioning in places of public accommodation, resort or
     4  amusement.  1.  A place of public accommodation, resort or amusement, as
     5  defined in subdivision nine of section two  hundred  ninety-two  of  the
     6  executive  law, shall upon request be required to have closed captioning
     7  enabled on all televisions that are located in the public area  of  such
     8  establishment  during  regular  hours  of business. The regular hours of
     9  business of the place of public accommodation, resort or amusement shall
    10  be the hours of operation as posted in such establishment.
    11    2. The provisions of this section shall not apply if:
    12    (a) no televisions in the public area of the place of public  accommo-
    13  dation,  resort or amusement are capable of providing closed captioning;
    14  or
    15    (b) in the event that two televisions in the public area of the  place
    16  of  public  accommodation,  resort  or amusement   have the same channel
    17  being broadcast, only one of the televisions shall be  subject  to  this
    18  section.
    19    3. As used in this section:
    20    (a) "closed captioning" shall mean a feature on a television that when
    21  activated  will visually display a transcription of the audio portion of
    22  video programming; and
    23    (b) "public area" shall mean the section of a place of public accommo-
    24  dation, resort or amusement that is open to the general public.
    25    § 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01560-01-9
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A02076 LFIN:

 NO LFIN
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A02076 Chamber Video/Transcript:

5-30-19Video (@ 00:47:53)Transcript pdf Transcript html
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