MCLEOD September 1, 1993 RAYMOND A. McLEOD 48 E MAIN STREET WILLIAM J. MCLEOD TELEPHONE (407) 886-3300 JAMES S. CURRY FAX (407) 886-0087 Honorable Janet Reno Attorney General of the United States Department of Justice 10th & Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530 Re: Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 Dear Ms. Attorney General: This letter comes to you in request of information concerning the notice requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act ("ADA'). As you are aware, part of the requirements of the ADA is the inclusion of certain language within all notices of court related proceedings informing the individual who may be disabled that accommodations can be made for their attendance. Said notice is also to provide a telephone number of the court administrator through whom such accommodations are to be made. On April 15, 1993, in the Ninth Judicial Circuit, in and for Orange County, Florida, then Chief Judge Frederick Pfeiffer entered his Administrative Order implementing said notice requirement. A copy of said order is enclosed. We feel the notice requirement is appropriate and have complied since that date. My question to your office is two-fold. One, is there a separate requirement within the ADA mandating that Orders such as the one enclosed be entered to implement the notice requirement; and Two, what are the penalties/sanctions to be posed against a party who fails to include the notice requirement. We have contacted the Court Administrator for the Ninth Judicial Circuit who informed us that she knew of no mandate to

enter the subject Order nor penalty or sanction to be imposed for failure to include the notice requirement. We have conducted additional research into the area of penalties/sanctions for noncompliance but have not been successful in identifying those areas within the ADA. We find it difficult to believe that a mandated requirement of an act such as the ADA would not have any teeth. 01-02676

HONORABLE JANET RENO ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES September 1, 1993 Page Two I would ask that your office direct us to the appropriate document(s) which might contain the information we seek, or, if they are readily available, to please send us copies of same. As noted above, we have reviewed those portions of the ADA available to us and do not find the mandate or any provision for penalties/sanctions. Should your office require any further information in responding to this request please contact us. Your valuable time and consideration in this request is greatly appreciated. Awaiting your reply, I remain, Very Truly Yours, James S. Curry JSC/ enc.