Summary: H.R.5935 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5935. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (10/26/1990)

Amends the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to include the costs of securing and maintaining a hearing dog trained to assist a deaf or hard-of-hearing individual as allowable medical expenses for the purpose of income-related calculations to determine eligibility for the food stamp program.

Amends Federal law to: (1) include as a benefit to certain veterans the provision of hearing dogs trained to assist deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals; (2) permit hearing dogs trained to assist a deaf or hard-of-hearing individual to be admitted to public buildings and other properties owned by the United States; and (3) permit certain common carriers to continue to establish a special rate for transportation of a hearing-impaired individual when accompanied by a dog trained to assist the individual.

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a commission regarding measures that should be taken to provide rights regarding the use of guide dogs by deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals.