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The DC Code: § 6-751.02a Visual alert systems.

Index6 Housing and Building Restrictions and Regulations. (Refs & Annos)
a
(1) The owner of each hotel or motel shall have available on the premises at least 1 visual alert system for every 50 units or less.
2
Each hotel or motel shall provide a visual alert system to any guest or patron upon request. In circumstances in which the number of requests for visual alert systems exceeds the number of visual alert systems available, the hotel or motel shall make arrangements to procure additional systems, which shall be provided to the guest or patron within 8 hours of his or her request.
3
A notice informing guests and patrons of the availability of visual alert systems for deaf or hearing-impaired persons shall be posted either conspicuously in the lobby of the hotel or motel or placed conspicuously in the room of each guest or patron.
b
Upon the request of a deaf or hearing-impaired person, the owner of each dwelling unit, hospital, nursing home, or residential-custodial care facility shall provide a visual alert system in each room in which a deaf or hearing-impaired person resides.
c
Upon the request of a deaf or hearing-impaired person, the Mayor shall provide a visual alert system in each dwelling unit, hospital, nursing home, jail, prison, or residential-custodial care facility owned by the District of Columbia in which a deaf or hearing-impaired person resides.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 5-530.1. Legislative History of Laws Law 7-84, the "Visual Alert Systems for the Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Amendment Act of 1987," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 7-96, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 10, 1987 and November 24, 1987, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 10, 1987, it was assigned Act No 7-119 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. DC CODE § 6-751.02a Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(June 20, 1978, D.C. Law 2-81, § 3a, as added Mar. 9, 1988, D.C. Law 7- 84, § 2(b), 34 DCR 8122.)