S.933

--S.933--

One Hundred First Congress of the United States of America

AT THE SECOND SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday, the twenty-third day of January,

one thousand nine hundred and ninety

An Act

To establish a clear and comprehensive prohibition of discrimination on the basis of

disability.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

TITLE I--EMPLOYMENT

TITLE II--PUBLIC SERVICES

Subtitle A--Prohibition Against Discrimination and Other Generally Applicable Provisions

Subtitle B--Actions Applicable to Public Transportation Provided by Public Entities Considered Discriminatory

Part I--Public Transportation Other Than by Aircraft or Certain Rail Operations

Part II--Public Transportation by Intercity and Commuter Rail

TITLE III--PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS AND SERVICES OPERATED BY PRIVATE ENTITIES

TITLE IV--TELECOMMUNICATIONS

TITLE V--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

TITLE I--EMPLOYMENT

SEC. 101. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 102. DISCRIMINATION.

SEC. 103. DEFENSES.

SEC. 104. ILLEGAL USE OF DRUGS AND ALCOHOL.

SEC. 105. POSTING NOTICES.

SEC. 106. REGULATIONS.

SEC. 107. ENFORCEMENT.

SEC. 108. EFFECTIVE DATE.

TITLE II--PUBLIC SERVICES

Subtitle A--Prohibition Against Discrimination and Other Generally Applicable Provisions

SEC. 201. DEFINITION.

SEC. 202. DISCRIMINATION.

SEC. 203. ENFORCEMENT.

SEC. 204. REGULATIONS.

SEC. 205. EFFECTIVE DATE.

Subtitle B--Actions Applicable to Public Transportation Provided by Public Entities Considered Discriminatory

PART I--PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OTHER THAN BY AIRCRAFT OR CERTAIN RAIL OPERATIONS

SEC. 221. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 222. PUBLIC ENTITIES OPERATING FIXED ROUTE SYSTEMS.

SEC. 223. PARATRANSIT AS A COMPLEMENT TO FIXED ROUTE SERVICE.

SEC. 224. PUBLIC ENTITY OPERATING A DEMAND RESPONSIVE SYSTEM.

SEC. 225. TEMPORARY RELIEF WHERE LIFTS ARE UNAVAILABLE.

SEC. 226. NEW FACILITIES.

SEC. 227. ALTERATIONS OF EXISTING FACILITIES.

SEC. 228. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES IN EXISTING FACILITIES AND ONE CAR PER TRAIN RULE.

SEC. 229. REGULATIONS.

SEC. 230. INTERIM ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.

SEC. 231. EFFECTIVE DATE.

PART II--PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION BY INTERCITY AND COMMUTER RAIL

SEC. 241. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 242. INTERCITY AND COMMUTER RAIL ACTIONS CONSIDERED DISCRIMINATORY.

SEC. 243. CONFORMANCE OF ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS.

SEC. 244. REGULATIONS.

SEC. 245. INTERIM ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.

SEC. 246. EFFECTIVE DATE.

TITLE III--PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS AND SERVICES OPERATED BY PRIVATE ENTITIES

SEC. 301. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 302. PROHIBITION OF DISCRIMINATION BY PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS.

SEC. 303. NEW CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATIONS IN PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS AND COMMERCIAL FACILITIES.

SEC. 304. PROHIBITION OF DISCRIMINATION IN SPECIFIED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES PROVIDED BY PRIVATE ENTITIES.

SEC. 305. STUDY.

SEC. 306. REGULATIONS.

SEC. 307. EXEMPTIONS FOR PRIVATE CLUBS AND RELIGIOUS ORGANI- ZATIONS.

SEC. 308. ENFORCEMENT.

SEC. 309. EXAMINATIONS AND COURSES.

SEC. 310. EFFECTIVE DATE.

TITLE IV--TELECOMMUNICATIONS

SEC. 401. TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICES FOR HEARINGIMPAIRED AND SPEECH-IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS.

`SEC. 225. TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES FOR HEARING-IMPAIRED AND SPEECH-IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS.

SEC. 402. CLOSED-CAPTIONING OF PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS.

`SEC. 711. CLOSED-CAPTIONING OF PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS.

TITLE V--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

SEC. 501. CONSTRUCTION.

SEC. 502. STATE IMMUNITY.

SEC. 503. PROHIBITION AGAINST RETALIATION AND COERCION.

SEC. 504. REGULATIONS BY THE ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD.

SEC. 505. ATTORNEY'S FEES.

SEC. 506. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 507. FEDERAL WILDERNESS AREAS.

SEC. 508. TRANSVESTITES.

SEC. 509. COVERAGE OF CONGRESS AND THE AGENCIES OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH.

SEC. 510. ILLEGAL USE OF DRUGS.

SEC. 511. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 512. AMENDMENTS TO THE REHABILITATION ACT.

SEC. 513. ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION.

SEC. 514. SEVERABILITY.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.

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