Vivian Dietemann’s Jan. 1994 ADA complaint against smoky MO State Capitol


Ms. Vivian Dietemann

Ms. Vivian Dietemann, a highly smoke-sensitive asthmatic, filed a formal complaint against the Missouri State Capitol in early 1994. The four page complaint is reproduced below.
It referenced both Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Ms. Dietemann alleged that she was being denied access because of permitted smoking throughout the building, citing relevant law and court decisions. The complaint was filed initially with then-Attorney General, Jay Nixon, and subsequently redirected to the three entities responsible for different parts of the Missouri State Capitol: the House, the Senate, and the Office of Administration.


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