2010 Regular Session


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Sponsored By:
Delegates Kelly, Barnes, Beitzel, Conaway, Donoghue, Dumais, Feldman, Frank, Gilchrist, Gutierrez, Hixson, Kaiser, Kramer, Lee, McComas, Montgomery, Myers, Reznik, Rice, Rosenberg, Serafini, Simmons, and Valderrama
Rachel's Law - Closed Captioning in Movie Theaters


Requiring a specified place of public accommodation to provide access to closed-captioning technology for deaf and hard of hearing individuals; requiring the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, in consultation with the Governor's Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, to identify and approve the appropriate technology to provide reasonable accommodation and to set the minimum number of showings in which closed-captioning technology is required at a movie theater; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Re-referred Economic Matters
Hearing 3/23 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Kevin Kelly, District 1B
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Wendell R. Beitzel, District 1A
Delegate Frank M. Conaway, Jr., District 40
Delegate John P. Donoghue, District 2C
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer, District 19
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., District 1C
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Andrew A. Serafini, District 2A
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Deaf Persons
Disabilities -see also- Blind; Deaf; Developmental
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, Department of
Motion Pictures
Rules and Regulations

Bill affects the following Statutes:

State Government
( 20-301 , 20-305 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :
Economic Matters