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§ 7-902. Specialized customer telephone equipment, shopping facilities

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHuman ServicesEffective: July 1, 2020

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Human Services (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Individuals with Disabilities (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 9. Telecommunications Devices and Distribution of Accessible Information for Disabled Individuals (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2020
MD Code, Human Services, § 7-902
Formerly cited as MD STATE FIN & PROC § 3A-602
§ 7-902. Specialized customer telephone equipment, shopping facilities
Specialized customer telephone equipment
(a) In accordance with the State budget and § 7-806 of this title, the Department, in consultation with the Board, shall establish and administer a program:
(1) to provide specialized customer telephone equipment to eligible program participants; and
(2) to provide reimbursement of costs under § 7-906 of this subtitle.
Shopping facilities
(b)(1) In this subsection, “shopping facility” means an outdoor or indoor retail facility with a common pedestrian area housing more than five sales or rental establishments in which a majority of the tenants have a main entrance from the common pedestrian area.
(2) This subsection applies to a shopping facility that:
(i) provides a total number of four or more public pay telephones at the facility of which at least one is located in the common pedestrian area; and
(ii) is larger than 500,000 square feet.
(3) In accordance with the standards and regulations established by the Department, the owner, operator, manager, or other person having control of a shopping facility shall acquire and install at least one specialized communications device designed to enable customers with hearing or speech disabilities to access a telephone or wireless service providers network.


Added as State Finance and Procurement § 3A-602 by Acts 2008, c. 9, § 2, eff. July 1, 2008. Amended by Acts 2012, c. 571, § 1, eff. July 1, 2012; Acts 2012, c. 572, § 1, eff. July 1, 2012. Transferred to be Human Services § 7-902 by Acts 2020, c. 586, § 1, eff. July 1, 2020. Amended by Acts 2020, c. 586, § 2, eff. July 1, 2020.
MD Code, Human Services, § 7-902, MD HUMAN SERV § 7-902
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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