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2017

  • Won passage of requirements for good acoustics and hearing loops in state-funded construction.

2016

  • Won passage of a requirement for closed captioning to be activated in hospital waiting rooms and surgical centers.

2015

  • Initiated a closed captioning campaign to convince restaurants, bars and other businesses with TVs for the public to pledge to keep the closed captioning activated at all times.

2013

  • Won passage of the elimination of the requirement for service animal owners to carry papers proving their dogs graduated from a recognized training program. 

2005 

  • Won passage of the captioning bill, which gives $600,000 per year for real-time captioning for live news programming in Duluth, Mankato, Rochester, Alexandria, and TPT's Almanac.
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