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.