HB 1459 -- Closed Captioning
This bill requires all television stations in Missouri to provide
real-time captioning of all local news, weather, and sports
programming by January 1, 2006. The use of electronic newsroom
technology is not a sufficient method by which these captioning
services can be provided. Any television station that would have
to spend more than 2% of its annual gross income in order to
comply with these requirements is exempt from doing so.