VA HB747 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 6 2020 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-01-28 - Continued to 2021 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
Pending: House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Open captioning at movie theaters. Requires all movie theaters that have four or more screens and are open to the general public to provide open captioning at least twice per week on any film that is regularly shown, provided that open captioning is available for such film. The bill requires such movie theaters to provide notice to the general public regarding the availability of open captioning and schedule at least one viewing during peak viewing time.

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Movie theaters; open captioning on any film that is regularly shown.



2020-01-28HouseContinued to 2021 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
2020-01-23HouseSubcommittee recommends continuing to 2021 by voice vote
2020-01-14HouseAssigned HWI sub: Social Services
2020-01-06HouseReferred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
2020-01-06HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105058D

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51544(n/a)See Bill Text

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