S.480 - Training for Realtime Writers Act of 2004108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Harkin, Tom [D-IA] (Introduced 02/27/2003)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 108-399|
|Latest Action:||11/20/2004 Held at the desk. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.480 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)
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.