Summary: S.480 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate without amendment (11/19/2004)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Training for Realtime Writers Act of 2004 - Directs the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to make competitive grants to eligible entities to promote training and placement of individuals, including individuals who have completed a court reporting training program, as realtime writers providing closed captioning in video programming. Sets forth: (1) priorities in making grants; and (2) grant application requirements. Limits grants to $1.5 million for a two-year period.

Requires each grant recipient to report: (1) annually during the grant period on the use of funds; and (2) on best practices identified for increasing the number of individuals trained, employed, and retained as realtime writers.

Authorizes appropriations.