H.R.1408 - Inclusive Home Design Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 03/10/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Financial Services|
|Latest Action:||03/10/2009 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1408 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/10/2009)
Inclusive Home Design Act of 2009 - Requires, with exceptions, newly constructed, federally assisted single family houses and town houses to include at least one level that complies with the following accessibility features for persons with disabilities: (1) accessible entrance; (2) accessible interior doors; (3) accessible environmental controls; and (4) accessible habitable space and an accessible bathroom.
Requires: (1) each applicant for federal financial assistance to submit compliance assurances to the relevant federal agency; and (2) each person who arranges for design or construction of a covered dwelling to submit architectural and construction plans for state or local approval. Prohibits federal financial assistance to a state or local government unit unless the recipient is taking certain enforcement actions with regard to covered dwellings.
Permits: (1) private civil actions in a U.S. district court or state court for violations under this Act; and (2) the Attorney General to commence civil actions or intervene in civil actions under this Act.