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
Subd. 2. Enforcement.
A person who violates this section is subject to the penalties and
remedies provided in section
, 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.
History: 1995 c 143 s 1