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AB-181 Legislative floor sessions: closed- and live-captioning.(2005-2006)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  January 04, 2006
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 31, 2005

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2005–2006 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 181


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Huff
(Coauthor(s): Assembly Member DeVore, Shirley Horton, Koretz, Maze)
(Coauthor(s): Senator Alquist)

January 24, 2005


An act to add Section 9032 to the Government Code, relating to the Legislature.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 181, as amended, Huff. Legislative hearings floor sessions: closed- and live-captioning.
Existing law, with certain exceptions, requires that all meetings of the Senate and the Assembly, or of a committee of the Senate or Assembly, be open and public, and requires that all persons be permitted to attend those meetings.
This bill would enact the Legislative Captioning Act of 2005 2006, which would provide that, commencing January 1, 2008, and upon appropriation of funds for purposes of the bill in the annual Budget Act, the rules committee of the respective house shall provide closed-captioned and live-captioned broadcasts of the floor sessions and committee hearings of the Senate and the Assembly. Under the bill, the Joint Rules Committee would provide closed-captioned and live-captioned broadcasts of a joint committee hearing.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 This act shall be known, and may be cited, as the Legislative Captioning Act of 2005 2006.

SEC. 2.

 Section 9032 is added to the Government Code, to read:

9032.
 Upon Commencing January 1, 2008, upon appropriation of funds in the annual Budget Act for purposes of this section, the rules committee of the respective house shall provide closed-captioned and live-captioned broadcasts of all the floor sessions and committee hearings of the Senate and Assembly. In the case of a joint committee hearing, the Joint Rules Committee shall provide the closed-captioned and live-captioned broadcasts. of the Senate and the Assembly.