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HB 439 (BR 1694) - L. Combs, K. Flood, F. Nesler, T. Riner, S. Westrom

     AN ACT relating to the civil rights of deaf and hard of hearing persons.
     Amend KRS 344.120 to require movie theaters with five or more screens to provide access to captioned movies for deaf and hard of hearing persons; amend KRS 344.190 to require the Commission on Human Rights to review and approve available captioning technologies and set the minimum numbers of captioned showings of a movie which must be offered at each covered theater.


     HCS - Delete original provisions of bill and insert provision requiring the Commission on Human Rights to conduct a study of current and emerging technological means by which captioning may be provided to deaf and hard-of-hearing persons patronizing movie theaters, with a required report to the Legislative Research Commission prior to the 2011 session of the General Assembly.

     Feb 16-introduced in House
     Feb 17-to Judiciary (H)
     Mar 2-posted in committee
     Mar 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 11-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 15, 2010
     Mar 15-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 16-received in Senate
     Mar 17-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 24-2nd reading, to Rules

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