H.R.5154 - A bill to amend the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to ensure that air carriers do not discriminate against handicapped persons in providing air transportation.99th Congress (1985-1986)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-7] (Introduced 07/14/1986)|
|Committees:||House - Public Works and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||09/18/1986 See S.2703. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5154 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/14/1986)
Amends the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to prohibit an air carrier from: (1) unjustly discriminating against a handicapped person; and (2) imposing unreasonable restrictions upon placing equipment on board an aircraft if needed by such person to use the air carrier's facilities. Requires air carriers to provide: (1) handicapped persons the same services as are provided to non-handicapped persons; and (2) equipment to enable handicapped persons to use the air carrier's facilities.
Permits aggrieved persons to bring a civil action in a United States district court for violations of this Act.