S. 2186 (112th): A bill to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to prohibit the Attorney General from ...

...administering or enforcing certain accessibility regulations relating to pools at public accommodations or provided by public entities.

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Mar 13, 2012 (Placed on Calendar in the Senate).

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Calendar No. 335

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2186

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 12, 2012

(for himself and Mr. Graham) introduced the following bill; which was read the first time

March 13, 2012

Read the second time and placed on the calendar

A BILL

To amend the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to prohibit the Attorney General from administering or enforcing certain accessibility regulations relating to pools at public accommodations or provided by public entities.

1.

Regulations regarding pools provided by public entities

Section 204 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12134) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(d)

Regulations regarding pools provided by public entities

(1)

Definitions

(A)

Covered regulation

The term covered regulation means the portions of part 35 of title 28, Code of Federal Regulations, that were added under the final rule issued by the Attorney General entitled Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services, 75 Fed. Reg. 56164 (September 15, 2010).

(B)

Pool

The term pool means a swimming pool, wading pool, sauna, steam room, spa, wave pool, lazy river, sand bottom pool, or other water amusement, within the meaning of part 36 of title 28, Code of Federal Regulations.

(2)

Prohibition

Neither the Attorney General nor any official of the Federal Government shall have authority, under this subtitle or any other provision of Federal law, to administer or enforce a covered regulation, with respect to a pool provided by a public entity and covered by this subtitle.

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2.

Regulations regarding pools at public accommodations

Section 306 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1998 (42 U.S.C. 12186) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(e)

Regulations regarding pools at public accommodations

(1)

Definitions

(A)

Covered regulation

The term covered regulation means the portions of part 36 of title 28, Code of Federal Regulations, that were added under the final rule issued by the Attorney General entitled Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations and in Commercial Facilities, 75 Fed. Reg. 56236 (September 15, 2010).

(B)

Pool

The term pool means a swimming pool, wading pool, sauna, steam room, spa, wave pool, lazy river, sand bottom pool, or other water amusement, within the meaning of part 36 of title 28, Code of Federal Regulations.

(2)

Prohibition

Neither the Attorney General nor any official of the Federal Government shall have authority, under this title or any other provision of Federal law, to administer or enforce a covered regulation, with respect to a pool at a public accommodation.

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March 13, 2012

Read the second time and placed on the calendar