H.R.563 - Air Travel Rights for Blind Individuals Act101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Traficant, James A., Jr. [D-OH-17] (Introduced 01/19/1989)|
|Committees:||House - Public Works and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/09/1989 Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation. (All Actions)|
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Text: H.R.563 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
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HR 563 IH 101st CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 563 To amend the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to prohibit discrimination against blind individuals in establishing restrictions on seating in aircraft. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 19, 1989 Mr. TRAFICANT introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Public Works and Transportation A BILL To amend the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to prohibit discrimination against blind individuals in establishing restrictions on seating in aircraft. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Air Travel Rights for Blind Individuals Act'. SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT OF SEATING RESTRICTIONS. Section 404(c) of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (49 U.S.C. 1374(c)) is amended by adding at the end of paragraph (1) the following: `An air carrier shall not restrict seating in aircraft on the basis of the visual acuity of a passenger or the use by a passenger of a white cane, dog guide, or other such means of assistance.'. SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE. The amendment made by this Act shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act.