S.956 - A bill to exclude users of alcohol and illegal substances from the definition of handicapped individuals under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and for other purposes.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Coats, Daniel [R-IN] (Introduced 05/10/1989)|
|Committees:||Senate - Labor and Human Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/10/1989 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.956 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/10/1989)
Amends the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to exclude from the definition of "handicapped individual" (and from the protection of such Act) any otherwise non-handicapped person who uses or is addicted to alcohol or illegal drugs.
Excludes from the definition of "handicapped individual," with respect to nondiscrimination and affirmative action in employment under Federal contracts, any alcoholic whose current alcohol abuse prevents job performance or would constitute a direct threat to property or safety.