/  H.R. 620—ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017

H.R. 620 - ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 620 PDF XML

    ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (as reported)

  • H. Rept. 115-539 PDF

    Report from the Committee on the Judiciary 

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 7-4 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 736: 
Agreed to by record vote of 227-187, after agreeing to the previous questions by record vote of 228-187 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

MANAGERS: Collins/Polis

1. Structured rule for H.R. 620.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Closed rule for H.R. 3299.

10. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services.

11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

12. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

14. Provides one motion to recommit.

15. Structured rule for H.R. 3978.

16. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services.

17. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

18. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-59, modified by the amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

19. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

20. Makes in order only the further amendment printed in part C of the Rules Committee report, if offered by the Member designated in the report, which shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

21. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in part C of the report.

22. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

23. Section 4 provides that on any legislative day during the period from February 16, 2018, through February 23, 2018: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

24. Section 5 provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 4.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
2Version 2Bera (CA), Schrader (OR), Peters, Scott (CA), Sinema (AZ)DemocratRevised Shortens the timeline from 180 to 120 total days.Made In Order
3Version 1Castor (FL)DemocratSUBSTITUTE The proposal allows businesses a 120-day period to correct an alleged violation before commencing civil action. After this 120-day period, the individual facing an ADA barrier could file a lawsuit for noncompliance. Submitted
4Version 2Denham (CA)RepublicanRevised Ensures the Department of Justice’s Disability Rights Section takes action, to the extent practicable, to make ADA compliance publications available in languages commonly used by owners and operators of U.S. businesses Made In Order
11Version 1Denham (CA)RepublicanLate States that until the 120-day period has expired, an owner/operator may not be held liable under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.Submitted
6Version 1Foster (IL)DemocratAllows for punitive damages for noncompliance after the cure period.Made In Order
10Version 1Hartzler (MO)RepublicanLate Allows the use of portable pool lifts and allow the sharing of lifts between pools and spas to satisfy the pool accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act for places of public accommodation. Made In Order
1Version 1Langevin (RI), Harper (MS)Bi-PartisanRemoves the requirement that a person who claims discrimination must first provide written notice that allows 60 days for an owner to acknowledge receipt of the complaint and 120 days to demonstrate substantial progress in removing the barrier before legal action may be pursued.Made In Order
9Version 1McMorris Rodgers (WA)RepublicanStrikes the requirement that the written notices of alleged violation include the specific sections of the ADA alleged to have been violated. Made In Order
7Version 1Speier (CA), Schrader (OR), Bera (CA), Sinema (AZ)DemocratRemoves requirements for the plaintiff to reference the specific statute alleged to have been violated, whether a request was made to have the barrier removed, and whether the barrier was permanent or temporary in order to file a claim.Submitted
8Version 1Speier (CA), Schrader (OR), Bera (CA), Sinema (AZ), Peters, Scott (CA)DemocratClarifies that the defendant is still liable if the defendant fails to make substantial progress to remove the barrier.Made In Order
5Version 1Stivers (OH)RepublicanWithdrawn Prevents the awarding of legal fees when a party's only injury is its organizational expenditure of resources. Withdrawn