H.R. 5178 (100th): Closed-Captioned Television Services for the Hearing-Impaired Act of 1988


Aug 8, 1988
100th Congress, 1987–1988

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on August 8, 1988, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Don Bonker

Representative for Washington's 3rd congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to require that certain Federal entities and certain non-Federal entities receiving Federal financial assistance provide television sets capable of displaying closed-captioning, to prohibit Federal funding of conferences held at certain places of public accommodation which do not provide guests with guest rooms furnished with televisions capable of displaying closed-captioning, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

8/8/1988--Introduced.Closed-Captioned Television Services for the Hearing-Impaired Act of 1988 - Amends part A (General Provisions) of title XI of the Social Security Act to permit participation in the Medicaid and ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Aug 8, 1988

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5178”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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