H.R. 1408 (111th): Inclusive Home Design Act of 2009

Introduced:
Mar 10, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Janice “Jan” Schakowsky
Representative for Illinois's 9th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 10, 2009
Length
14 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4202 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 15, 2007

H.R. 5781 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 16, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 10, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 10, 2009
Referred to Committee Mar 10, 2009
 
Full Title

To require all newly constructed, federally assisted, single-family houses and town houses to meet minimum standards of visitability for persons with disabilities.

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Cosponsors
16 cosponsors (15D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Financial Services

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3/10/2009--Introduced.
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.

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