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§ 20-306. Closed captioning requirements in place of public accommodation

West's Annotated Code of MarylandState GovernmentEffective: October 1, 2010

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
State Government (Refs & Annos)
Title 20. Human Relations (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2010
MD Code, State Government, § 20-306
§ 20-306. Closed captioning requirements in place of public accommodation
(a)(1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.
(2) “Closed captioning” means a transcript or dialog of the audio portion of a television program that is displayed on a television receiver screen when the user activates the feature.
(3) “Closed-captioning television receiver” means a receiver of television programming that has the ability to display closed captioning, including a television, digital set top box, and any other technology capable of displaying closed captioning.
(4) “Public area” means a part of a place of public accommodation that is open to the general public.
(5) “Regular hours” means the hours of any day in which a place of public accommodation is open to members of the general public.
In general
(b) On request, a place of public accommodation may not fail to keep closed captioning activated on any closed-captioning television receiver that is in use during regular hours in any public area.
(c) This section does not require a place of public accommodation to make closed captioning available in a public area of the place of public accommodation if:
(1) no television receiver of any kind is available in the public area; or
(2) the only public television receiver available in the public area is not a closed-captioning television receiver.


Added by Acts 2010, c. 213, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2010, c. 214, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010.
MD Code, State Government, § 20-306, MD STATE GOVT § 20-306
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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