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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017

Short Titles as Reported to House

ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced

ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to promote compliance through education, to clarify the requirements for demand letters, to provide for a notice and cure period before the commencement of a private civil action, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date
02/15/2018Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 225 - 192 (Roll no. 80).(text: CR H1192)
01/30/2018Reported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 115-539.
01/24/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (49)

Date Chamber
02/26/2018SenateReceived in the Senate.
02/15/2018-11:57amHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
02/15/2018-11:57amHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 225 - 192 (Roll no. 80). (text: CR H1192)
02/15/2018-11:50amHouseThe House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
02/15/2018-11:48amHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
02/15/2018-11:47amHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 620.
02/15/2018-11:47amHouseH.Amdt.520 On agreeing to the Langevin amendment Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 226 (Roll no. 79).
02/15/2018-11:21amHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of an amendment which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
02/15/2018-11:21amHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
02/15/2018-11:20amHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1198-1200)
02/15/2018-11:15amHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 620 as unfinished business.
02/15/2018-11:15amHouseOn motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
02/15/2018-11:15amHouseMr. Poe (TX) moved that the committee rise.
02/15/2018-11:13amHouseH.Amdt.524 On agreeing to the Poe (TX) amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
02/15/2018-11:09amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 736, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Poe(TX) Part A amendment No. 6.
02/15/2018-11:08amHouseH.Amdt.524 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Poe (TX). (consideration: CR H1197-1198; text: CR H1197)
02/15/2018-11:08amHouseH.Amdt.523 On agreeing to the Bera amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
02/15/2018-11:02amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 736, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bera Part A amendment No. 5.
02/15/2018-11:01amHouseH.Amdt.523 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Bera. (consideration: CR H1196-1197; text: CR H1196)
02/15/2018-11:01amHouseH.Amdt.522 On agreeing to the Speier amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
02/15/2018-10:54amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 736, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Speier Part A amendment No. 4.
02/15/2018-10:54amHouseH.Amdt.522 Amendment (A004) offered by Ms. Speier. (consideration: CR H1195-1196; text: CR H1195)
02/15/2018-10:53amHouseH.Amdt.521 On agreeing to the Foster amendment (A003) Failed by voice vote.
02/15/2018-10:48amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 736, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foster Part A amendment No. 3.
02/15/2018-10:48amHouseH.Amdt.521 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Foster. (consideration: CR H1195; text: CR H1195)
02/15/2018-10:47amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Langevin amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Langevin demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
02/15/2018-10:38amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 736, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin Part A amendment No. 2.
02/15/2018-10:38amHouseH.Amdt.520 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Langevin. (consideration: CR H1194-1195, H1198-1199; text: CR H1194)
02/15/2018-10:37amHouseH.Amdt.519 On agreeing to the Denham amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
02/15/2018-10:30amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 736, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Denham Part A amendment No. 1.
02/15/2018-10:29amHouseH.Amdt.519 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Denham. (consideration: CR H1192-1194; text: CR H1193)
02/15/2018-10:28amHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
02/15/2018-10:27amHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1192-1198)
02/15/2018-10:22amHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 620 as unfinished business.
02/15/2018-10:21amHouseOn motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
02/15/2018-10:21amHouseMr. Goodlatte moved that the committee rise.
02/15/2018-9:15amHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 620.
02/15/2018-9:14amHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Chairman of the Committee.
02/15/2018-9:14amHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 736 and Rule XVIII.
02/15/2018-9:13amHouseProvides for consideration of H.R. 620 and H.R. 3978 under structured rules and H.R. 3299 under a closed rule. Each bill shall be debatable for one hour. The resolution provides for proceedings during the period of February 16, 2018 through February 23, 2018.
02/15/2018-9:13amHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 736. (consideration: CR H1183-1192)
02/13/2018-7:12pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 736 Reported to House. Provides for consideration of H.R. 620 and H.R. 3978 under structured rules and H.R. 3299 under a closed rule. Each bill shall be debatable for one hour. The resolution provides for proceedings during the period of February 16, 2018 through February 23, 2018.
01/30/2018HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 403.
01/30/2018HouseReported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 115-539.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
09/07/2017HouseOrdered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 15 - 9.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
09/07/2017HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/08/2017HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/24/2017HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
01/24/2017HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (108)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31] 02/27/2017
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5] 02/27/2017
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46] 03/22/2017
Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9] 03/22/2017
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 03/28/2017
Rep. Denham, Jeff [R-CA-10] 03/28/2017
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9] 03/29/2017
Rep. Mitchell, Paul [R-MI-10] 03/29/2017
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49] 04/05/2017
Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] 05/19/2017
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] 05/22/2017
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 05/22/2017
Rep. Roby, Martha [R-AL-2] 06/15/2017
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 07/26/2017
Rep. Russell, Steve [R-OK-5] 07/26/2017
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16] 08/08/2017
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 08/08/2017
Rep. Valadao, David G. [R-CA-21] 09/08/2017
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 09/08/2017
Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2] 09/08/2017
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2] 09/08/2017
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3] 09/08/2017
Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] 09/08/2017
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] 09/08/2017
Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1] 09/08/2017
Rep. Gallagher, Mike [R-WI-8] 09/08/2017
Rep. Crawford, Eric A. "Rick" [R-AR-1] 09/08/2017
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] 09/08/2017
Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26] 09/08/2017
Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50] 09/08/2017
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] 09/08/2017
Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] 09/08/2017
Rep. Walker, Mark [R-NC-6] 09/08/2017
Rep. Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5] 09/08/2017
Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] 09/08/2017
Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4] 09/08/2017
Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] 09/08/2017
Rep. Graves, Garret [R-LA-6] 09/08/2017
Rep. Nunes, Devin [R-CA-22] 09/08/2017
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] 09/08/2017
Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1] 09/08/2017
Rep. Johnson, Mike [R-LA-4] 09/08/2017
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] 09/08/2017
Rep. Gonzalez-Colon, Jenniffer [R-PR-At Large] 09/08/2017
Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1] 09/08/2017
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 09/14/2017
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4] 09/26/2017
Rep. Womack, Steve [R-AR-3] 09/26/2017
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] 09/26/2017
Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15] 09/26/2017
Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4] 09/26/2017
Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4] 09/26/2017
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] 09/28/2017
Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] 09/28/2017
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] 10/02/2017
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 10/02/2017
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] 10/02/2017
Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2] 10/04/2017
Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3] 10/04/2017
Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2] 10/04/2017
Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4] 10/04/2017
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 10/04/2017
Rep. Lewis, Jason [R-MN-2] 10/10/2017
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] 10/10/2017
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1] 10/10/2017
Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10] 10/12/2017
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] 10/12/2017
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 10/25/2017
Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4] 10/25/2017
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] 10/26/2017
Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] 10/26/2017
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8] 10/26/2017
Rep. Norman, Ralph [R-SC-5] 10/26/2017
Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36] 10/26/2017
Rep. Mast, Brian J. [R-FL-18] 10/26/2017
Rep. Taylor, Scott [R-VA-2] 11/02/2017
Rep. Rooney, Francis [R-FL-19] 11/02/2017
Rep. Holding, George [R-NC-2] 11/02/2017
Rep. Comer, James [R-KY-1] 11/07/2017
Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25] 11/07/2017
Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8] 11/07/2017
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] 11/07/2017
Rep. Marino, Tom [R-PA-10] 11/07/2017
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] 11/07/2017
Rep. Walters, Mimi [R-CA-45] 11/16/2017
Rep. Fleischmann, Charles J. "Chuck" [R-TN-3] 11/28/2017
Rep. Handel, Karen C. [R-GA-6] 11/28/2017
Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1] 12/18/2017
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3] 12/18/2017
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9] 12/18/2017
Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] 12/18/2017
Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] 12/18/2017
Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15] 12/18/2017
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] 12/18/2017
Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7] 12/21/2017
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] 01/12/2018
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] 01/12/2018
Rep. Reed, Tom [R-NY-23] 01/12/2018
Rep. Higgins, Clay [R-LA-3] 01/12/2018
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14] 01/29/2018
Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3] 01/29/2018
Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10] 01/29/2018
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 01/29/2018
Cosponsors Who Withdrew Date Cosponsored Date Withdrawn CR Explanation
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 06/15/2017 07/20/2017 H6131
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 05/19/2017 10/31/2017 H8286

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary01/24/2017 Referred to
09/07/2017 Markup by
01/30/2018 Reported by H. Rept. 115-539
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice02/08/2017 Referred to

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Passed House amended (02/15/2018)

ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill requires the Disability Rights Section of the Department of Justice to develop a program to educate state and local governments and property owners on strategies for promoting access to public accommodations for persons with a disability. The program may include training for professionals to provide a guidance of remediation for potential violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

(Sec. 3) The bill prohibits civil actions based on the failure to remove an architectural barrier to access into an existing public accommodation unless: (1) the aggrieved person has provided to the owners or operators a written notice specific enough to identify the barrier, and (2) the owners or operators fail to provide the person with a written description outlining improvements that will be made to improve the barrier or they fail to remove the barrier or make substantial progress after providing such a description. The aggrieved person's notice must specify the circumstances under which public accommodation access was denied.

(Sec. 5) The Judicial Conference of the United States must develop a model program to promote alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to resolve such claims. The model program should include an expedited method for determining relevant facts related to such barriers and steps to resolve accessibility issues before litigation.