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AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1989

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

AND THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON
CIVIL AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

ONE HUNDRED FIRST CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H.R. 2273
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1989

AUGUST 3, OCTOBER 11 AND 12, 1989

Serial No. 58

Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1990

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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

JACK BROOKS, Texas, Chairman
ROBERT W. KASTENMEIER, Wisconsin HAMILTON FISH, JR., New York
DON EDWARDS, California

CARLOS J. MOORHEAD, California JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

HENRY J. HYDE, Dlinois ROMANO L. MAZZOLI, Kentucky

F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, JR., WILLIAM J. HUGHES, New Jersey

Wisconsin MIKE SYNAR, Oklahoma

BILL MCCOLLUM, Florida PATRICIA SCHROEDER, Colorado

GEORGE W. GEKAS, Pennsylvania DAN GLICKMAN, Kansas

MICHAEL DEWINE, Ohio BARNEY FRANK, Massachusetts

WILLIAM E. DANNEMEYER, California GEO. W. CROCKETT, JR., Michigan

HOWARD COBLE, North Carolina CHARLES E. SCHUMER, New York

D. FRENCH SLAUGHTER, JR., Virginia BRUCE A. MORRISON, Connecticut

LAMAR S. SMITH, Texas EDWARD F. FEIGHAN, Ohio

LARKIN I. SMITH, Mississippi LAWRENCE J. SMITH, Florida

CHUCK DOUGLAS, New Hampshire HOWARD L. BERMAN, California

CRAIG T. JAMES, Florida
RICK BOUCHER, Virginia
HARLEY O. STAGGERS, JR., West Virginia
JOHN BRYANT, Texas
BENJAMIN L. CARDIN, Maryland
GEORGE E. SANGMEISTER, Illinois

WILLIAM M. JONES, General Counsel
ROBERT H. BRINK, Deputy General Counsel
ALAN F. COFFEY, JR., Minority Chief Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON CIVIL AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

DON EDWARDS, California, Chairman ROBERT W. KASTENMEIER, Wisconsin F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, JR., JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

Wisconsin PATRICIA SCHROEDER, Colorado

WILLIAM E. DANNEMEYER, California GEO. W. CROCKETT, JR., Michigan

CRAIG T. JAMES, Florida

CATHERINE LEROY, Counsel

Ivy Davis, Assistant Counsel
STUART J. ISHIMARU, Assistant Counsel
JAMES X. DEMPSEY, Assistant Counsel

COLLEEN KIKO, Minority Counsel

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e Brooks, Hon. Jack, a Representative in Congress from the State of Texas, and
chairman, Committee on the Judiciary

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Edwards, Hon. Don, a Representative in Congress from the State of Califor-
nia, and chairman, Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights ....

WITNESSES
Addesso, Peter, Paralyzed Veterans of America.....
Allen, Rev. Scott, Commissioner, National Commission on AIDS, Washington,

DC..........
Brady, James S., vice chairman, National Organization on Disability, accom-

panied by Mark Lewis, director of communications .....
Burgdorf, Robert L., Jr., associate professor, District of Columbia School of

Law ......
Cooper, Laura D., attorney, Pettit & Martin, San Francisco, CA
DiLuigi, James A., AIA, director, technical information, Marriott Corp., on

behalf of the American Hotel and Motel Association, Washington, DC
Feldblum, Chai R., legislative counsel, American Civil Liberties Union
Hoey, Christopher J., assistant treasurer and general counsel, Woolworth

Corp., on behalf of the International Mass Retail Association
Holzer, Jo, executive director, Council for Disability Rights
Lynch, Robert Dale, AIA, American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC
Motley, John, director of Federal Government relations, National Federation

of Independent Business ......
Roth, Paul A., president, the Roth Cos., Silver Spring, MD, and chairman,

Government Relations Committee, National Association of Theatre Owners,

North Hollywood, CA .........
Thornburgh, Dick, Attorney General of the United States of America....

LETTERS, STATEMENTS, ETC., SUBMITTED FOR THE HEARINGS
Addesso, Peter, Paralyzed Veterans of America: Prepared statement.
Allen, Rev. Scott, Commissioner, National Commission on AIDS, Washington,

DC: Prepared statement........
Baynard, Geoffrey M.: Prepared statement ...........
Brady, James S., vice chairman, National Organization on Disability: Pre-

pared statement......
Burgdorf, Robert L., Jr., associate professor, District of Columbia School of

Law: Prepared statement .......
Cooper, Laura D., attorney, Pettit & Martin, San Francisco, CA: Prepared

statement ......

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DiLuigi, James A., AIA, director, technical information, Marriott Corp.,

on behalf of the American Hotel and Motel Association, Washington, DC:

Prepared statement .............
Fawcett, Stephen B., Ph.D., professor of human development and research

associate of the Research and Training Center on Independent Living
(RTCIL), and Barbara Bradford, training associate (RTCIL), University of

Kansas: Prepared statement ............
Feldblum, Chai R., legislative counsel, American Civil Liberties Union: Pre-

pared statement..
Hoey, Christopher J., assistant treasurer and general counsel, Woolworth

Corp., on behalf of the International Mass Retail Association: Prepared

statement ............... Holzer, Jo, executive director, Council for Disability Rights: Prepared state

ment..
Lynch, Robert Dale, AIA, American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC:

Prepared statement ....
Motley, John, director of Federal Government relations, National Federation

of Independent Business: Prepared statement
Roth, Paul A., president, the Roth Cos., Silver Spring, MD, and chairman,

Government Relations Committee, National Association of Theatre Owners,

North Hollywood, CA: Prepared statement ..........
Thornburgh, Dick, Attorney General of the United States of America: Pre-

pared statement..
Witkin, Cynthia D., director, congressional relations/labor, Associated Gener-

al Contractors of America: Prepared statement

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Hon. F. James Sensenbrenner, letter to Chai Feldblum, August 7, 1989
Chai R. Feldblum, legislative counsel, American Civil Liberties Union, letter

to Hon. F. James Sensenbrenner, September 26, 1989 ..... .....
James W. Ellis, president, American Association on Mental Retardation, pre-

pared statement.......... Nancy R. Fulco, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, prepared statement Roy Š. Bredder, director, Washington office, American Dental Association,

letter to Hon. Jack Brooks, October 24, 1989... Kathy J. Hogancamp, prepared statement .......... James P. Cramer, executive vice president and CEO, American Institute of

Architects, letter to Hon. Don Edwards, October 26, 1989.

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AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1989

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1989

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SUBCOMMITTEE ON CIVIL AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS,

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY,

Washington, DC. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 9:40 a.m., in room 2237, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Don Edwards (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Present: Representatives Don Edwards, William E. Dannemeyer, and Craig T. James.

Also present: Representative Steny H. Hoyer.

Staff present: Stuart J. Ishimaru and Ivy L. Davis, assistant counsels; Jancelyn Brower, secretary; and Colleen Kiko, minority counsel. Mr. EDWARDS. The subcommittee will come to order. Mr. Dannemeyer.

Mr. DANNEMEYER. Mr. Chairman, I ask unanimous consent for the subcommittee to permit the coverage of these hearings in full or in part by television broadcast, still photography, or by radio broadcast, in accordance with committee rule 5.

Mr. EDWARDS. Without objection, it is so ordered.

OPENING STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN EDWARDS This morning the subcommittee begins hearings on H.R. 2273, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA represents a major effort to provide comprehensive antidiscrimination protections for persons with disabilities. The bill was introduced first by our colleague, the former majority whip, Mr. Coelho, and is now managed by Mr. Hoyer. The bill has broad bipartisan support, with 200 cosponsors.

[The bill, H.R. 2273, follows:]

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