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Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

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Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

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Americans with Disabilities Act of 1989

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Americans with Disabilities Act of 1989

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Americans with Disabilities Act of 1989

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A bill to establish a clear and comprehensive prohibition of discrimination on the basis of disability.


Actions Overview (13)

Date
07/26/1990Became Public Law No: 101-336.
07/26/1990Signed by President.
07/17/1990Presented to President.
07/13/1990Conference report agreed to in Senate: Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 91-6. Record Vote No: 152.
07/12/1990Conference report agreed to in House: On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by recorded vote: 377 - 28 (Roll no. 228).
07/12/1990Conference report filed: Conference report H. Rept. 101-596 filed.
06/26/1990Conference report filed: Conference report H. Rept. 101-558 filed.
06/25/1990Conference committee actions: Conferees agreed to file conference report.
06/06/1990Resolving differences -- Senate actions: Senate disagreed to the House amendments by Voice Vote.
05/22/1990Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed without objection.
09/07/1989Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 76-8. Record Vote No: 173.
08/30/1989Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Reported to Senate by Senator Kennedy under the authority of the order of Aug 2, 89 with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 101-116. Additional views filed.
05/09/1989Introduced in Senate

All Actions (111)

Date Chamber
07/26/1990Became Public Law No: 101-336.
07/26/1990Signed by President.
07/17/1990SenatePresented to President.
07/17/1990SenateMeasure Signed in Senate.
07/16/1990SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
07/13/1990SenateSenate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 91-6. Record Vote No: 152.
07/13/1990SenateConference report considered in Senate.
07/12/1990SenateConference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
07/12/1990-7:25pmHouseOn agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by recorded vote: 377 - 28 (Roll no. 228).
07/12/1990-7:18pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions to conference committee Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 180 - 224 (Roll no. 227).
07/12/1990-6:56pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit the conference report with instructions was ordered without objection.
07/12/1990-6:55pmHouseRECOMMIT CONFERENCE REPORT WITH INSTRUCTIONS - The motion to recommit the conference report with instructions is not debatable. The provisions of the motion direct the House conferees to insist on inclusion of the amendment of Mr. Chapman of Texas which reads as follows: "(d) FOOD HANDLING JOBS.--It shall not be a violation of this Act for an employer to refuse to assign or continue to assign any employee with an infectious disease or communicable disease of public health significance to a job involving food handling, provided that the employer shall make reasonable accomodation that would offer an alternative employment opportunity for which the employee is qualified and for which the employee would sustain no economic damage."
07/12/1990-6:54pmHouseMr. Dannemeyer moved to recommit with instructions to the conference committee.
07/12/1990-6:53pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
07/12/1990-5:50pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of general debate on the conference report.
07/12/1990-5:49pmHouseMr. Hawkins brought up conference report H.Rept. 101-596 for consideration as a privileged matter.
07/12/1990-5:00pmHouseConference report H. Rept. 101-596 filed.
07/11/1990SenateConference report recommitted by Senate. Voice Vote.
07/11/1990SenateMotion to recommit conference report with instructions entered in Senate.
07/11/1990SenateConference report considered in Senate. By Unanimous Consent.
06/27/1990-5:59pmHouseNOTICE REQUIREMENT--MOTION TO INSTRUCT CONFEREES - Pursuant to House rule XXVIII, Clause 1(c), Mr. Chapman gave notice of his intent to offer a motion directing managers on the part of the House to insist upon the retention of the provisions contained in section 103(d) of the House amendment, if the other Body adopts a motion to recommit the Conference Agreement on S. 933 to conference.
06/27/1990-5:59pmHouseNOTICE REQUIREMENT--MOTION TO INSTRUCT CONFEREES - Pursuant to House Rule XXVIII, Section 1, Clause (c), Mr. Dannemeyer gave notice of his intent to offer a motion to instruct managers on the part of the House to the bill to insist on the amendment from the Congressman from Texas, Mr. Chapman, which reads as follows: "(d) FOOD HANDLING JOBS. -- It shall not be a violation of this Act for an employer to refuse to assign or continue to assign any employee with an infectious disease or communicable disease of public health significance to a job involving food handling, provided that the employer shall make reasonable accommodation that would offer an alternative employment opportunity for which the employee is qualified and for which the employee would sustain no economic damage."
06/26/1990SenateConference papers: Senate report and managers' statement and official papers held at the desk in Senate.
06/26/1990-6:12pmHouseConference report H. Rept. 101-558 filed.
06/25/1990-9:18amConferees agreed to file conference report.
Action By: Both Chambers
06/07/1990SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
06/06/1990SenateSenate appointed conferees Hollings; Inouye; Danforth from the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, solely for consideration of issues within that Committee's jurisdication (telecommunications, commuter transit, and drug testing of transportation employees).
06/06/1990SenateSenate appointed conferees Kennedy; Harkin; Metzenbaum; Simon; Hatch; Durenberger; Jeffords.
06/06/1990SenateMotion to instruct conferees withdrawn in Senate.
06/06/1990SenateMotion by Senator Grassley to instruct conferees made in Senate.
06/06/1990SenateSenate Conferees instructed.
06/06/1990SenateMotion to table the motion to instruct the conferees rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 40-53. Record Vote No: 110.
06/06/1990SenateSenate agreed to request for conference by Unanimous Consent.
06/06/1990SenateSenate disagreed to the House amendments by Voice Vote.
06/06/1990SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
05/24/1990SenateMessage on House action received in Senate and held at desk: House amendments to Senate bill and House requests a conference.
05/24/1990-9:39pmHouseBy unanimous consent, the Speaker reserved the authority to make additional appointments of conferees and to specify certain portions of the Senate bill and House amendment as subjects of the various appointments.
05/24/1990-9:39pmHouseThe chair appointed an additional conferee for consideration of section 103(d) of the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Chapman.
05/24/1990-9:39pmHouseThe chair appointed an additional conferee on the Senate bill, and the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Hoyer.
05/24/1990-9:38pmHouseThe chair appointed conferees - from the Committee on the Judiciary for consideration of the Senate bill, and the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Brooks, Edwards (CA), Kastenmeier, Fish, and Sensenbrenner.
05/24/1990-9:38pmHouseThe chair appointed conferees - from the Committee on Public Works and Transportation for consideration of the Senate bill, and the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Anderson, Roe, Mineta, Hammerschmidt, and Shuster.
05/24/1990-9:38pmHouseThe chair appointed conferees Except that, for consideration of title IV of the Senate bill, and title IV of the House amendment, Mr. Rinaldo is appointed in lieu of Mr. Whittaker.
05/24/1990-9:38pmHouseThe chair appointed conferees - from the Committee on Energy and Commerce for consideration of the Senate bill, and the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference.: Dingell, Markey, Thomas Luken, Lent, and Whittaker.
05/24/1990-9:38pmHouseThe chair appointed conferees - from the Committee on Education and Labor for consideration of the Senate bill, and the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Hawkins, Owens (NY), Martinez, Bartlett, and Fawell.
05/24/1990-9:37pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/24/1990-9:36pmHouseOn motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by voice vote.
05/24/1990-9:35pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to instruct conferees to insist on the inclusion of the provisions of section 310 (B) of the House amendment relating to the date when civil actions may be taken against certain private entities in Title III.
05/24/1990-9:34pmHouseMr. Fish moved that the House instruct conferees.
05/24/1990-9:34pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/24/1990-9:34pmHouseOn motion that the House insist upon its amendment, and request a conference Agreed to without objection.
05/24/1990-9:33pmHouseMr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent that the House insist upon its amendment, and request a conference.
05/22/1990-3:05pmHouseA similar measure H.R. 2273 was laid on the table without objection.
05/22/1990-3:05pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/22/1990-3:05pmHouseOn passage Passed without objection.
05/22/1990-3:04pmHouseThe House struck all after the enacting clause and inserted in lieu thereof the provisions of a similar measure H.R. 2273. Agreed to without objection.
05/22/1990-3:04pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 2273 with 2 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. In lieu of the amendments now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider an amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part one of the report accompanying this resolution as an original bill and all points of order against the substitute and the amendments printed in part two of the report are waived. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. After passage of H.R. 2273, it shall be in order to take from the Speaker's table and consider in the House the bill S.933 and it shall be in order to move to strike all after the enacting clause and insert the text of H.R. 2273, as passed by the House.
05/22/1990-3:04pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 394.
10/16/1989SenateSenate ordered measure printed as passed with amendments of the Senate numbered.
09/12/1989-2:42pmHouseHeld at the desk.
09/12/1989-2:41pmHouseReceived in the House.
09/12/1989SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
09/07/1989SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 76-8. Record Vote No: 173.
09/07/1989SenateThe committee substitute as amended agreed to by Voice Vote.
09/07/1989SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
08/30/1989SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 216.
08/30/1989SenateCommittee on Labor and Human Resources. Reported to Senate by Senator Kennedy under the authority of the order of Aug 2, 89 with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 101-116. Additional views filed.
08/02/1989SenateCommittee on Labor and Human Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
08/01/1989SenateS.Amdt.541 Referred to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
06/22/1989SenateCommittee on Labor and Human Resources. Hearings held.
05/16/1989SenateSubcommittee on Handicapped (Labor and Human Res.). Hearings held.
Action By: Senate Labor and Human Resources Subcommittee on Handicapped
05/10/1989SenateSubcommittee on Handicapped (Labor and Human Res.). Hearings held.
Action By: Senate Labor and Human Resources Subcommittee on Handicapped
05/09/1989SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
05/09/1989SenateCommittee on Labor and Human Resources. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 101-156.

Cosponsors (63)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Kennedy, Edward M. [D-MA]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Durenberger, Dave [R-MN]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Simon, Paul [D-IL]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Jeffords, James M. [R-VT]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Cranston, Alan [D-CA]* 05/09/1989
Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Mitchell, George J. [D-ME]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Chafee, John H. [R-RI]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Stevens, Ted [R-AK]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Inouye, Daniel K. [D-HI]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Cohen, William S. [R-ME]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Gore, Albert, Jr. [D-TN]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Packwood, Bob [R-OR]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Riegle, Donald W., Jr. [D-MI]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Graham, Bob [D-FL]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Pell, Claiborne [D-RI]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Dodd, Christopher J. [D-CT]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Adams, Brock [D-WA]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Mikulski, Barbara A. [D-MD]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Metzenbaum, Howard M. [D-OH]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Matsunaga, Spark M. [D-HI]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Wirth, Timothy [D-CO]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Bingaman, Jeff [D-NM]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Conrad, Kent [D-ND]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Burdick, Quentin N. [D-ND]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Levin, Carl [D-MI]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Lieberman, Joseph I. [D-CT]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Moynihan, Daniel Patrick [D-NY]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Kerry, John F. [D-MA]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Sarbanes, Paul S. [D-MD]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Boschwitz, Rudy [R-MN]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Heinz, John [R-PA]* 05/09/1989
Sen. Glenn, John H., Jr. [D-OH] 05/17/1989
Sen. Shelby, Richard C. [D-AL] 05/18/1989
Sen. Pressler, Larry [R-SD] 05/31/1989
Sen. Hollings, Ernest F. [D-SC] 06/06/1989
Sen. Sanford, Terry [D-NC] 06/13/1989
Sen. Wilson, Pete [R-CA] 06/13/1989
Sen. Sasser, Jim [D-TN] 06/16/1989
Sen. Dixon, Alan J. [D-IL] 06/20/1989
Sen. Kerrey, J. Robert [D-NE] 06/21/1989
Sen. Robb, Charles S. [D-VA] 06/22/1989
Sen. Fowler, Wyche, Jr. [D-GA] 06/23/1989
Sen. Rockefeller, John D., IV [D-WV] 07/14/1989
Sen. Biden, Joseph R., Jr. [D-DE] 07/14/1989
Sen. Bentsen, Lloyd M. [D-TX] 07/17/1989
Sen. Specter, Arlen [R-PA] 07/25/1989
Sen. DeConcini, Dennis [D-AZ] 07/26/1989
Sen. Kohl, Herb [D-WI] 07/31/1989
Sen. Lautenberg, Frank R. [D-NJ] 07/31/1989
Sen. D'Amato, Alfonse [R-NY] 07/31/1989
Sen. Dole, Robert J. [R-KS] 08/02/1989
Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT] 08/02/1989
Sen. Pryor, David H. [D-AR] 08/03/1989
Sen. Warner, John [R-VA] 08/03/1989
Sen. Bradley, Bill [D-NJ] 08/04/1989
Sen. Boren, David L. [D-OK] 09/06/1989
Sen. Murkowski, Frank H. [R-AK] 09/06/1989
Sen. Daschle, Thomas A. [D-SD] 09/06/1989
Sen. Rudman, Warren [R-NH] 09/06/1989
Sen. Hatfield, Mark O. [R-OR] 09/06/1989
Sen. Nunn, Sam [D-GA] 09/13/1989

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Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Labor and Human Resources05/09/1989 Referred to
06/22/1989 Hearings by
08/02/1989 Markup by
08/30/1989 Reported by S.Rept 101-116
Senate Labor and Human Resources Subcommittee on Handicapped05/16/1989 Hearings by

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Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 - Title I: Employment - Prohibits discrimination by a covered entity (any employer, employment agency, labor organization, or joint labor-management committee) against any qualified individual with a disability in job application procedures, hiring or discharge, compensation, advancement, training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

Lists actions construed to be discrimination.

Allows: (1) actions that are job related and consistent with business necessity, if performance cannot be accomplished by reasonable accommodation; (2) a requirement that an individual not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace; and (3) requirements that an individual be a member of and conform to the tenets of a religious entity employer.

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to publish, annually update, and disseminate a list of diseases transmitted through food handling. Allows a covered entity to refuse to assign to a food handling job an individual who has a disease on the list, if reasonable accommodation cannot be made.

Excludes from the term "qualified individual with a disability" an individual who is currently engaging in the illegal use of drugs. Allows a covered entity to take specified actions with regard to the illegal use of drugs and the use of alcohol in relation to the workplace. Declares that, for this title, a test to determine illegal use of drugs is not a medical examination.

Makes the remedies set forth in specified provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 available to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Attorney General, or any person alleging discrimination in violation of this Act.

Title II: Public Services - Subtitle A: Prohibition Against Discrimination and Other Generally Applicable Provisions - Declares that no qualified individual with a disability shall be excluded from the participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination by a public entity (defined as a State, an agency, political subdivision, or other instrumentality of a State or States, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, and any commuter authority as defined in the Rail Passenger Service Act).

Makes the remedies and rights set forth in specified provisions of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 available to any person alleging discrimination in violation of these provisions.

Requires regulations under this subtitle: (1) subject to exception, to be consistent with certain coordination regulations applicable to recipients of Federal financial assistance under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and (2) to include standards for facilities and vehicles covered by this subtitle consistent with the minimum guidelines and requirements issued by the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ATBCB).

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 - Lists actions deemed to be discrimination with regard to: (1) public entities operating fixed route systems, with an exception for historic vehicles; (2) paratransit as a complement to fixed route service, with consideration given to undue financial burdens; and (3) public entities operating demand responsive systems.

Allows the Secretary of Transportation, in certain circumstances, to temporarily relieve a public entity from the obligation to purchase new buses that are accessible and usable by individuals with disabilities.

Lists actions deemed to be discrimination with regard to construction of new facilities or alterations of existing facilities, with special rules for rapid rail and light rail key stations, including an extension of deadlines for extraordinarily expensive structural changes.

Lists actions deemed to be discrimination with regard to public transportation programs and activities in existing facilities, subject to exception. Requires one accessible car per train. Provides an exception for historic trains. Requires regulations under these provisions to include standards consistent with the minimum ATBCB guidelines and requirements.

Part II: Public Transportation by Intercity and Commuter Rail - Lists actions deemed to be discrimination with regard to intercity and commuter rail. Requires one accessible car per train. Requires accessibility standards included in regulations under this part to be consistent with the ATBCB minimum guidelines.

Title III: Public Accommodations and Services Operated by Private Entities - Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the enjoyment of any place of public accommodation.

Lists actions construed to be discrimination.

Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in public transportation services provided by a private entity that is primarily engaged in transporting people.

Lists actions construed to be discrimination, with an exception for historic or antiquated rail passenger cars.

Establishes an advisory committee to assist the Office of Technology Assessment in studying the access needs of over-the-road bus service of individuals with disabilities.

Exempts from this title: (1) private clubs or establishments exempted from coverage under title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; and (2) religious organizations or entities controlled by religious organizations, including places of worship.

Makes the remedies and procedures set forth in specified provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 available to any person who is being subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability in violation of this title or who has reasonable grounds for believing that such person is about to be subjected to such discrimination. Declares that nothing in these provisions requires a person with a disability to engage in a futile gesture if the person has actual notice that a person or organization covered by this title does not intend to comply with its provisions.

Requires, for certain violations, injunctive orders to alter facilities and, in other circumstances as appropriate, injunctive orders to provide an auxiliary aid or service, modify a policy, or provide alternative methods.

Directs the Attorney General to investigate alleged violations of this title and undertake periodic reviews of compliance.

Provides for certification by the Attorney General that a State law or local building code or similar ordinance meets or exceeds the minimum requirements of this Act. Makes such certification rebuttable evidence that the law or ordinance meets or exceeds the requirements of this Act.

Authorizes the Attorney General to commence a civil action in any U.S. district court if there is reasonable cause to believe that any person or group: (1) is engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination; or (2) has been discriminated against and the discrimination raises an issue of general public importance. Allows a court, in such an action, to: (1) grant equitable relief as appropriate; (2) award other relief including monetary damages to persons aggrieved when requested by the Attorney General; and (3) assess a civil penalty.

Requires any person that offers examinations or courses related to applications, licensing, certification, or credentialing for secondary or postsecondary education, professional, trade purposes to offer the examinations or courses in an accessible place and manner or offer alternative accessible arrangements.

Title IV: Telecommunications - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to define "telecommunications relay services" to mean telephone transmission services that provide the ability for an individual with a hearing or speech impairment to engage in communication by wire or radio with a hearing individual in a manner that is functionally equivalent to the ability of an individual who does not have such an impairment.

Requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ensure that interstate and intrastate telecommunications relay services are available, to the extent possible and in the most efficient manner, to hearing-impaired and speech-impaired individuals. Grants the FCC, in order to carry out these provisions, the same authority regarding intrastate common carriers as it has over interstate common carriers.

Requires each common carrier providing telephone voice transmission services to provide telecommunications relay services, individually, through designees, through a competitively selected vendor, or in concert with other carriers.

Requires that relay services operate 24 hours a day, every day and that rates be no greater than for voice communications services.

Provides for certification by the FCC of State programs to implement intrastate telecommunications relay services.

Requires that any television public service announcement produced or funded in whole or part by any agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government to include close captioning.

Title V: Miscellaneous Provisions - Declares that a State shall not be immune under the 11th Amendment to the Constitution from an action in Federal or State court for a violation of this Act.

Prohibits retaliatory discrimination against any individual because of actions related to this Act.

Prohibits coercion, intimidation, or interference with any individual in the exercise or enjoyment of, or on account of having exercised, or aided or encouraged others regarding, any right granted or protected by this Act.

Requires the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board to issue minimum guidelines to supplement the existing Minimum Guidelines and Requirements for accessible Design, including guidelines regarding historic properties.

Allows the awarding of reasonable attorney's fees, in certain circumstances, in any action or proceeding under this Act.

Directs the Attorney General to develop a plan to assist entities covered under this Act, and other Federal agencies, in understanding their responsibilities under this Act. Authorizes specified Federal agencies to: (1) render technical assistance regarding rights or duties under this Act; and (2) make grants or award contracts with regard to the provision of technical assistance.

Directs the National Council on Disability to study and report on the effect that wilderness designations and wilderness land management practices have on the ability of individuals with disabilities to use and enjoy the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Declares that, for this Act, the term "disabled" or "disability" shall not apply to transvestites.

Declares that: (1) the rights and protections in this Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 apply to the Senate; (2) notwithstanding any other provision of law, the enforcement and adjudication of certain rights and protections under these provisions shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Senate; and (3) certain of these provisions are enacted as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate and may be changed as any other rule of the Senate.

Declares that: (1) the rights and protections of this Act apply to the House of Representatives; and (2) certain of these provisions are enacted as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the House of Representatives and may be changed as any other rule of the House of Representatives.

Declares that the rights and protections under this Act apply with respect to the Architect of the Capitol, the Congressional Budget Office, the General Accounting Office, the Government Printing Office, the Library of Congress, the Office of Technology Assessment, and the U.S. Botanic Garden.

Declares that, for this Act and subject to exception, the term "individual with a disability" does not include an individual who is currently engaging in the illegal use of drugs.

Excludes homosexuality, bisexuality, and certain conditions from the definition of "disability."

Amends the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to declare that, for title V of that Act and subject to exception, the term "individual with handicaps" does not include an individual who is currently engaging in the illegal use of drugs.