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1 Provided, That paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) are not used as a 2 subterfuge to evade the purposes of title I and III.
3 SEC. 502. PROHIBITION AGAINST RETALIATION AND COER
(a) RETALIATION.—No individual shall discriminate
6 against any other individual because such other individual 7 has opposed any act or practice made unlawful by this Act or 8 because such other individual made a charge, testified, assist9 ed, or participated in any manner in an investigation, pro10 ceeding, or hearing under this Act.
(b) INTERFERENCE, COERCION, OR INTIMIDATION.-It
12 shall be unlawful to coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere
13 with any person in the exercise or enjoyment of, or on ac14 count of his or her having exercised or enjoyed, or on account 15 of his or her having aided or encouraged any other person in 16 the exercise or enjoyment of, any right granted or protected
17 by this Act.
(c) REMEDIES AND PROCEDURES.-The remedies and
19 procedures available under sections 107, 205, and 308 of this
20 Act shall be available to aggrieved persons for violations of
21 subsections (a) and (b).
22 SEC. 503. STATE IMMUNITY.
A State shall not be immune under the eleventh amend
24 ment to the Constitution of the United States from an action
25 in Federal court for a violation of this Act. In any action
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1 against a State for a violation of the requirements of this Act, 2 remedies (including remedies both at law and in equity) are 3 available for such a violation to the same extent as such rem4 edies are available for such a violation in an action against 5 any public or private entity other than a State.
6 SEC. 504. REGULATIONS BY THE ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANS.
PORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD.
(a) ISSUANCE OF GUIDELINES.—Not later than 6
9 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Architec
10 tural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board shall 11 issue minimum guidelines that shall supplement the existing 12 Minimum Guidelines and Requirements for Accessible Design
13 for purposes of titles II and III.
(b) CONTENTS OF GUIDELINES.—The guidelines issued
15 under subsection (a) shall establish additional requirements,
16 consistent with this Act, to ensure that buildings, facilities,
17 and vehicles are accessible, in terms of architecture and
18 design, transportation, and communication, to individuals
19 with disabilities.
20 SEC. 505. ATTORNEY'S FEES.
21 In any action or administrative proceeding commenced 22 pursuant to this Act, the court or agency, in its discretion, 23 may allow the prevailing party, other than the United States, 24 a reasonable attorney's fee, including litigation expenses, and
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1 costs, and the United States shall be liable for the foregoing 2 the same as a private individual.
(1) IN GENERAL.-Not later than 180 days after
the date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney Gener- ·
al, in consultation with the Chairman of the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission, the Secretary of
Transportation, the National Council on Disability, the Chairperson of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, and the Chairman of Federal Communications Commission, shall develop a plan to assist entities covered under this Act, along with other executive agencies and commissions, in understanding the responsibility of such entities, agencies,
and commissions under this Act.
(2) PUBLICATION OF PLAN.—The Attorney General shall publish the plan referred to in paragraph (1)
for public comment in accordance with the Administra
tive Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 551 et seq.).
(b) AGENCY AND PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.—The Attorney
22 General is authorized to obtain the assistance of other Feder
23 al agencies in carrying out subsection (a), including the Na24 tional Council on Disability, the President's Committee on
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1 Employment of People with Disabilities, the Small Business 2 Administration, and the Department of Commerce.
(1) AUTHORITY TO CONTRACT.-Each depart
ment or agency that has responsibility for implementing this Act may render technical assistance to individuals and institutions that have rights or responsibilities
under this Act.
(2) IMPLEMENTATION OF TITLES.
(A) TITLE I.—The Equal Employment Op
portunity Commission and the Attorney General shall implement the plan for assistance, as de
scribed in subsection (a), for title I.
(C) TITLE III.-The Attorney General, in coordination with the Secretary of Transportation
and the Chairperson of the Architectural Trans
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tion would unduly burden one or more common carriers, the Commission may extend the date for full compliance by such carrier for a period not to exceed 1 ad
“(1) IN GENERAL.-Subject to subsections (1) and (g), the Commission shall enforce this section.
“(2) COMPLAINT. -The Commission shall re
solve, by final order, a complaint alleging a violation of this section within 180 days after the date such complaint is filed.
"(1) STATE DOCUMENTATION.-Each State may
shall certify the State program if the Commission determines that the program makes available to hearingimpaired and speech-impaired individuals either directly, through designees, or through regulation of intra
state common carriers, intrastate telecommunications
relay services in such State in a manner that meets the
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