H.R.3590 - ADA Notification Act106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Foley, Mark [R-FL-16] (Introduced 02/08/2000)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/15/2000 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (02/08/2000)
[Congressional Bills 106th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 3590 Introduced in House (IH)] 106th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 3590 To amend title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to require, as a precondition to commencing a civil action with respect to a place of public accommodation or a commercial facility, that an opportunity be provided to correct alleged violations. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 8, 2000 Mr. Foley (for himself and Mr. Shaw) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to require, as a precondition to commencing a civil action with respect to a place of public accommodation or a commercial facility, that an opportunity be provided to correct alleged violations. 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 ``ADA Notification Act''. SEC. 2. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITY TO CORRECT ALLEGED VIOLATIONS AS PRECONDITION TO CIVIL ACTIONS REGARDING PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS AND COMMERCIAL FACILITIES. Section 308(a)(1) of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12188(a)(1)) is amended-- (1) by striking ``(1) Availability'' and all that follows through ``The remedies and procedures set forth'' and inserting the following: ``(1) Availability of remedies and procedures.-- ``(A) In general.--Subject to subparagraphs (B) and (C), the remedies and procedures set forth''; (2) in subparagraph (A) (as designated by paragraph (1) of this section), by striking the second sentence; and (3) by adding at the end the following subparagraphs: ``(B) Opportunity for correction of alleged violation.--A court does not have jurisdiction in a civil action filed under subparagraph (A) with the court unless-- ``(i) before filing the complaint, the plaintiff provided to the defendant notice of the alleged violation, and the notice was provided by registered mail or in person; ``(ii) the notice identified the specific facts that constitute the alleged violation, including identification of the location at which the violation occurred and the date on which the violation occurred; ``(iii) 90 or more days has elapsed after the date on which the notice was so provided; ``(iv) the notice informed the defendant that the civil action could not be commenced until the expiration of such 90-day period; and ``(v) the complaint states that, as of the date on which the complaint is filed, the defendant has not corrected the alleged violation. ``(C) Certain consequences of failure to provide opportunity for correction.--With respect to a civil action that does not meet the criteria under subparagraph (B) to provide jurisdiction to the court involved, the following applies: ``(i) The court shall impose an appropriate sanction upon the attorneys involved (and notwithstanding the lack of jurisdiction to proceed with the action, the court has jurisdiction to impose and enforce the sanction). ``(ii) If the criteria are subsequently met and the civil action proceeds, the court may not under section 505 allow the plaintiff any attorneys' fees (including litigation expenses) or costs.''. <all>