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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

13-HR0203 on Jan 4, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: Pool SAFE Act
Source: H.R.203
A BILL to revise certain rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) relating to accessible means of entry to pools.
    This Act may be cited as the 'Pool Safety and Accessibility for Everyone Act' or the 'Pool SAFE Act'. Congress finds the following:
  1. One of the purposes of the ADA is to 'provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities'.
  2. The Nation's proper goals regarding individuals with disabilities are to ensure equality of opportunity and full participation for such individuals.
  3. The ADA recognizes that public accommodations should provide access to their amenities to individuals with disabilities.
  4. It is important for public accommodations to provide access to their amenities, including pools, to individuals with disabilities.
  5. Public accommodations should provide access to their amenities, including pools, in a reasonable, efficient, and expedient manner that accounts for the interests of individuals with disabilities and also considers other legitimate concerns, such as safety and feasibility.
  6. The current regulations for the ADA as the regulations relate to the accessibility of pools at public accommodations, do not reasonably or adequately balance the access needs of individuals with disabilities with other legitimate concerns.
REVISION OF RULES.
  • Any suit against a public accommodation or commercial facility for a violation that is brought on or after January 31, 2013, and before the date of enactment of this Act, shall be dismissed, and no new suits filed for one year.
  • The Code of Federal Regulations shall provide that a public accommodation or commercial facility that has a pool and uses a portable pool lift on request shall be in compliance.
  • The term 'pool' means a swimming pool, wading pool, sauna, steam room, spa, wave pool, lazy river, sand bottom pool, other water amusement, or any other manmade body of water.


  • Topic: Civil Rights
  • Headline: Ensure disabled access to public pools
  • Headline 2: Sponsored ensuring disabled access to public pools

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 13-HR0203

Bill Owens s1oNew York DemocratJan 4, 2013



Republicans participating in 13-HR0203

Mark Amodei s1oNevada RepublicanJan 4, 2013
Jo Bonner s1oAlabama RepublicanJan 14, 2013
Ken Calvert s1oCalifornia RepublicanFeb 5, 2013
Mike Coffman s1oColorado RepublicanJan 4, 2013
Blake Farenthold s1oTexas RepublicanJan 4, 2013
Cory Gardner s1oColorado RepublicanFeb 14, 2013
Trey Gowdy s1oSouth Carolina RepublicanJan 14, 2013
Tom Graves s1oGeorgia RepublicanJan 4, 2013
Andy Harris s1oMaryland RepublicanJan 15, 2013
Vicky Hartzler s1oMissouri RepublicanJan 14, 2013
Bill Huizenga s1oMichigan RepublicanJan 15, 2013
Walter Beaman Jones s1oNorth Carolina RepublicanJan 4, 2013
Doug Lamborn s1oColorado RepublicanJan 23, 2013
James Lankford s1oOklahoma RepublicanJan 4, 2013
Billy Long s1oMissouri RepublicanJan 23, 2013
Mick Mulvaney s2pSouth Carolina RepublicanJan 4, 2013
Reid Ribble s1oWisconsin RepublicanJan 4, 2013
Phil Roe s1oTennessee RepublicanJan 4, 2013
Todd Rokita s1oIndiana RepublicanFeb 5, 2013
Aaron Schock s1oIllinois RepublicanJan 15, 2013
David Schweikert s1oArizona RepublicanJan 4, 2013
Steve Stivers s1oOhio RepublicanJan 15, 2013
Pat Tiberi s1oOhio RepublicanJan 4, 2013
Lynn Westmoreland s1oGeorgia RepublicanJan 4, 2013
Joe Wilson s1oSouth Carolina RepublicanJan 23, 2013



Independents participating in 13-HR0203



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 1
Republicans: 25
Independents: 0


















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