S. 933 (101st): Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

This was a vote to pass S. 933 (101st) in the Senate.

It was not the final Senate vote on the bill. See the history of S. 933 (101st) for further details.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a wide-ranging civil rights law that is intended to protect against discrimination based on disability. Enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1990, it affords similar protections against discrimination to Americans with disabilities as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin, and other characteristics illegal. In addition, unlike the Civil Rights Act, the ADA also requires covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities, and imposes accessibility requirements on public accommodations.

In 1986, the National Council on Disability had recommended enactment of an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and drafted the first version of the bill which was introduced in the House and Senate in 1988. The final version of the bill was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush. It was later amended in 2008 and signed by President George W. Bush with changes effective as of January 1, 2009.

This summary is from Wikipedia.

Congress
101st Congress
Date
Sep 7, 1989
Chamber
Senate
Number
#173
Question:
On Passage of the Bill in the Senate
Result:
Bill Passed

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 76
 
 
76%
44 32
  Nay 8
 
 
8%
0 8
Not Voting 16
 
 
16%
11 5
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