Movie theaters; open captioning on any film that is regularly shown. (HB747)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105058D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/14/2020Assigned HWI sub: Social Services
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
01/28/2020Continued to 2021 in Health, Welfare and Institutions
12/04/2020Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions