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CHAPTER 143-H.F.No. 1048 An act relating to commerce; regulating videotape distributions; requiring certain captioning for deaf or hard of hearing persons; providing penalties and remedies; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325I. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [325I.05] [VIDEO CAPTIONING.] Subdivision 1. [REQUIREMENT.] A person may not in the ordinary course of business distribute a prerecorded videocassette tape or similar audio-visual material to a videotape seller or videotape service provider unless it is open-captioned or closed-captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing. For purposes of this section, "videotape seller" and "videotape service provider" have the meanings given them in section 325I.01. Subd. 2. [ENFORCEMENT.] A person who violates this section is subject to the penalties and remedies provided in section 8.31, except subdivision 3a. Subd. 3. [APPLICATION.] This section applies to prerecorded videocassette tapes or similar audio-visual material that: (1) is primarily produced for sale to educational institutions, training facilities, state or local government agencies, or medical facilities; and (2) is released or rereleased on or after June 1, 1997, and more than 500 copies are produced in the release or rerelease; or (3) is produced by a governmental entity for educational purposes. Presented to the governor May 8, 1995 Signed by the governor May 10, 1995, 10:20 a.m.