Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) and some of his House colleagues questioned the need for certain federal regulations on business under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), affecting things like minature golf courses, driving ranges, shooting ranges, and saunas, and stressed that the regulators “want to cover every hypothetical that could ever happen in the world.”
Rep. Griffin cited regulations for “balancing ponies” and Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Tex.) cited wheelchair ramps at intersections that have no sidewalks in rural Texas as examples of where the regulations seemed nonsensical.
Griffin made his remarks at a press conference on Tuesday where he and several colleagues announced a seven-bill package to tackle excessive regulations, including the Red Tape Reduction and Business Job Creation Act, which the House is expected to vote on before the August recess.
As CNSNews.com previously reported, the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design went into effect on March 15, standards which regulate everything from the dimensions of miniature golf course holes to the use of seeing-eye miniature horses in restaurants.
In addition to the ADA guidelines, the Department of Transportation issued a draft manual earlier this month requiring airlines to let passengers fly with pot-bellied pigs for “emotional support.”
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