United States Code

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§ 12131.
As used in this subchapter:
Public entity
The term “public entity” means—
any State or local government;
any department, agency, special purpose district, or other instrumentality of a State or States or local government; and
the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, and any commuter authority (as defined in section 24102(4) 1
 See References in Text note below.
of title 49).
Qualified individual with a disability

The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable modifications to rules, policies, or practices, the removal of architectural, communication, or transportation barriers, or the provision of auxiliary aids and services, meets the essential eligibility requirements for the receipt of services or the participation in programs or activities provided by a public entity.

(Pub. L. 101–336, title II, § 201, July 26, 1990, 104 Stat. 337.)
cite as: 42 USC 12131