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§ 53. Assistive listening systems. 1. All new public buildings,
construction of which commences after January first, nineteen hundred
ninety-one, containing an auditorium, theater, meeting hall, hearing
room, amphitheater, or room used in any similar capacity which are so
designated by the appropriate building and fire code shall have equipped
and installed an assistive listening system for use by hearing impaired
persons who require the use of such a system to improve their reception
of sound.

2. Standards for such systems shall be developed by the state fire
prevention and building code council upon receiving recommendations from
the advisory board on assistive listening systems in places of public
assembly.

3. For purposes of this section, the term "assistive listening
system" shall mean situational-personal acoustic communication equipment
designed to improve the transmission and auditory reception of sound.

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