[Athen] Hawaii to Mandate Description & Captioning for Movies

Lissner, L S. (Scott ) lissner.2 at osu.edu
Sat Jun 13 09:42:00 PDT 2015

Last My Hawaii governor David Ige signed House Bill 1272<http://mandrillapp.com/track/click/30489975/www.capitol.hawaii.gov?p=eyJzIjoiSkZYN1NWMUJMNDBLMWRXU0dXbmpRVlY0VGFzIiwidiI6MSwicCI6IntcInVcIjozMDQ4OTk3NSxcInZcIjoxLFwidXJsXCI6XCJodHRwOlxcXC9cXFwvd3d3LmNhcGl0b2wuaGF3YWlpLmdvdlxcXC9zZXNzaW9uMjAxNVxcXC9iaWxsc1xcXC9IQjEyNzJfLlBERlwiLFwiaWRcIjpcIjdlNDRhNmI1OTNhNTQ4N2Q5NWZmYWY0MWRjM2ZkOWNmXCIsXCJ1cmxfaWRzXCI6W1wiMWJiOWI1NDEzNGZlZDc2N2QyMTU3ZTgxNThiMWJjZmRmNmY0MDE0NVwiXX0ifQ> requiring audio description and captioning to be available in movie theaters beginning January 1, 2016. While it is tempting to go to Hawaii for the movies….

"Every motion picture theater that has more than two facilities in the State to which the general public is invited shall provide closed movie captioning and descriptive narration, upon request, during at least two showings per week of each motion picture that is offered for viewing at the motion picture theater; provided that this subsection shall not apply when a motion picture is offered for viewing at the motion picture theater for less than one week."
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