Congress Passes Golf Course Accessibility Bill

SEC. 662. PILOT PROJECT FOR PROVISION OF GOLF CARTS ACCESSIBLE FOR DISABLED PERSONS AT MILITARY GOLF COURSES.

(a) Pilot Project Required.--The Secretary of Defense shall conduct a pilot project at a significant number of military golf courses, to be selected by the Secretary, for the purpose of developing--

(1) an implementation strategy to make available, as soon as practicable at all military golf courses in the United States, an adequate supply of golf carts that are accessible for disabled persons authorized to use such courses; and

(2) a Department-wide campaign to increase the awareness among such disabled persons of the availability of accessible golf carts and to promote the use of military golf courses by such disabled persons.

(b) Required Number of Accessible Golf Carts.-- The Secretary shall provide at least two accessible golf carts at each pilot project location.

(c) Pilot Project Locations.--The military golf courses selected to participate in the pilot project shall be geographically dispersed, except that at least one of the military golf courses shall be in the Washington metropolitan area. The Secretary may not select a military golf course to participate in the pilot project if that military golf course already has golf carts that are accessible for disabled persons.

(d) Department of Defense Health Care Awareness.--Military medical treatment facilities shall provide information to patients about the pilot project and the availability of accessible golf carts at military golf courses participating in the pilot project and at other military golf courses that already provide accessible golf carts.

(e) Duration.--The Secretary shall conduct the pilot project for a minimum of one year.

(f) Report Required.--Not later than 180 days after the conclusion of the pilot project, the Secretary shall submit a report to Congress containing the results of the project and the recommendations of the Secretary regarding how to make an adequate supply of accessible golf carts available at all military golf courses in the United States.