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HB24-1452

Airport Accessibility Requirements

Concerning airport accessibility requirements.
Session:
2024 Regular Session
Subject:
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

The act imposes the following duties on each large hub airport (airport), as defined by federal law, in Colorado for accessibility-related functions at the airports:

  • To establish an advisory committee for the cross-disabled community;
  • To consult with the disabled community and confer with the advisory committee during the construction of walkways and other facilities at the airport;
  • To incorporate wayfinding technology to assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired to navigate the airport;
  • To create, maintain, and update an electronic dashboard to report and track basic access shortcomings and violations throughout the travel process;
  • To develop and provide ongoing, comprehensive training programs for airport staff on disability cultural competency, including the presence of, use of, and best practices related to mobility devices, medical equipment, adaptive sports equipment, wayfinding, and access to the airport's accessibility features and amenities;
  • To install and maintain restrooms for individuals with disabilities that include companion care changing tables, including at least one accessible public restroom in every terminal; and
  • To use elevators to transport power wheelchairs from the tarmac to the jetway and give priority usage of an elevator to power wheelchairs and other mobility devices.

Each airport shall monitor the completion and ongoing upkeep of compliance with the duties and functions according to the timelines established in the act.

APPROVED by Governor June 5, 2024

EFFECTIVE June 5, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status

Introduced
Passed
Became Law

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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details