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H.R. 3260: Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act of 2015

Title: Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act of 2015

Introduced: Jul 28, 2015 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: Rep. Janice "Jan" D. Schakowsky [D-IL9]

Status: Referred to Committee - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Summary: Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act of 2015 Requires newly constructed, federally assisted single family houses and town houses to include at least one level that complies with the Standards for Type C (Visitable) Units of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standards for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities (1005-ICC ANSI A117.1-2009) and any future revisions. Requires: (1) each applicant for federal financial assistance to submit compliance assurances to the relevant federal agency, and (2) each person who arranges for design or construction of a covered dwelling to submit architectural and construction plans for state or local approval. Prohibits federal financial assistance to a state or local government unit unless the recipient is taking certain enforcement actions with regard to covered dwellings. Permits: (1) private civil actions in a U.S. district court or state court for violations of this Act, and (2) the Attorney General to commence civil actions or intervene in civil actions under this Act.

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