hb2093i-Introduced Bill Text
SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 2093
91ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE REYNOLDS.
Read 1st time March 4, 2002, and 1000 copies ordered printed.
TED WEDEL, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 209, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the deaf and hard of hearing.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 209, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 209.350, to read as
209.350. 1. To ensure effective communication of the content of all local news, weather, and sports broadcasts to
deaf and hearing-impaired Missourians, beginning January 1, 2003, all television stations located in the state of
Missouri with gross revenues in excess of three million dollars a year shall provide real-time captioning of all local
news, weather, and sports programming. Because of its inability to provide maximum information, the use of
electronic newsroom technology shall not satisfy the requirements of this section.
2. To avoid undue burden to television stations, all stations required to provide real-time captioning pursuant to
this section may limit their expenditures for such captioning to two percent of their annual gross revenues.
Missouri House of