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S. 2703 (99th): Air Carrier Access Act of 1986

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 2, 1986 (Passed Congress).


100 STAT. 1080                    PUBLIC LAW 99-435—OCT. 2, 1986
                 Public Law 99-435
                 99th Congress
                                                      An Act
  Oct. 2, 1986   To amend the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to provide that prohibitions of discrimina
   [S. 2703]              tion against handicapped individueds shall apply to air carriers.

                   Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
Air Carrier      United States of America in Congress assembled. That this Act may
Access Act of    be cited as the "Air Carrier Access Act of 1986".
1986.
49 u s e app.      SEC. 2. (a) Section 404 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (49
1301 note.       U.S.C. 1374) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following
49 u s e app.    new subsection:
1374.
                 " P R O H I B I T I O N O N D I S C R I M I N A T I O N AGAINST HANDICAPPED INDIVIDUALS

                    "(c)(1) No air carrier may discriminate against any otherwise
                 qualified handicapped individual, by reason of such handicap, in the
                 provision of air transportation.
                    "(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1) of this subsection the term
                 'handicapped individual' means any individual who has a physical
                 or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major
                 life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as
                 having such an impairment.".
                    (b) That portion of the table of contents of the Federal Aviation
                 Act of 1958 which appears under the side heading
                 "SEC. 404. Rates for carriage of persons and property."
                 is amended by adding at the end thereof:
                           "(c) Prohibition on discrimination against handicapped individuals.".
Regulations.       SEC. 3. Within one hundred and twenty days after the date of
49 u s e app.    enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall promul-
1374 note.
                 gate regulations to ensure non-discriminatory treatment of qualified
                 handicapped individuals consistent with safe carriage of all pas-
                 sengers on air carriers.
                    Approved October 2, 1986.




                 LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S. 2703:
                 SENATE REPORTS: No. 99-400 (Comm. on Commerce, Science, and Transportation).
                 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 132 (1986):
                     Aug. 15, considered and passed Senate. , . ^<, r
                     Sept. 18, considered and passed House.         „