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Commonly Requested U.S. Laws and Regulations

Learn about some of the best-known U.S. laws and regulations.

Federal Laws and Agency Enforcement

One way to learn about federal laws and regulations is through the federal agencies charged with enforcing them. Check the list below for links to agency sites on popular legal topics. Where no federal law exists, sites offer compilations of state laws on a topic.

Business

Child Welfare

Consumer Protection

Controlled Substances

Debt and Bankruptcy

Education

Health

Historic Preservation

Housing

Homeland Security

Immigration and Citizenship

Information and Privacy

Jobs and Employment

Protection of Animals and the Environment

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the rights of people with disabilities. It guarantees equal opportunity in:

  • Public accommodations

  • Jobs

  • Transportation

  • Government services

  • Telecommunications

The Department of Justice ADA information line answers questions about ADA requirements. It’s available to businesses, state and local governments, and the public. Call 1- 800-514-0301 (TTY: 1-800-514-0383).

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Gun laws in Pennsylvania – Wikipedia

Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Gun laws in Pennsylvania regulate the sale, possession, and use of firearms and ammunition in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States.[1][2][3]

Summary table[edit]

Subject/Law Long guns Handguns Relevant statutes Notes
State permit required to purchase? No No
Firearm registration? No Partial 18 Pa.C.S. § 6111.4 18 Pa.C.S. § 6111.4 forbids the government from creating a firearm registry. Nevertheless, all handgun buyers in the state must undergo a PICS check at the point of sale, a record of which is maintained by the state police in a “sales database”. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that this is legal under the aforementioned statue, as it is not a comprehensive record of all handgun ownership within the state — gun owners moving into the state are not required to register their firearms.
Assault weapon law? No No
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Laws and Regulations Home

The Department of Labor & Industry administers and monitors regulations that touch the daily lives of Pennsylvanians in a variety of ways. For example:

  • The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) administers laws assuring that workers are insured against job-related injury, illness, or death. The BWC Health and Safety Division is responsible for enforcement of the health and safety regulations of the Workers’ Compensation Act.
  • The Bureau of Workforce Development Partnership administers federal and state workforce programs funded by the Workforce Investment Act, Wagner-Peyser Act, Trade Act, Jobs for Veterans Act and other federal and state legislation.
  • The Bureau of Occupational and Industrial Safety administers and enforces the Uniform Construction Code, Fire and Panic Law, Universal Accessibility Law, Energy Conservation Law, General Safety Law, Boiler Law, Elevator Law, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Law, Flammable & Combustible Liquids Law, Asbestos and Lead Laws, Bedding and Upholstery Law, Stuffed Toy
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10 Weird Pennsylvania Laws That Will Make You Wonder


Every state has its strange and sometimes archaic laws. Whether they are out-of-date and no one’s gotten around to updating the law books, or they just address a peculiarity of that particular place, there’s no doubt it’s interesting to compare them. Below are ten of the strangest laws in Pennsylvania. See if you can guess why they might have come to be.

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A Guide to Disability Rights Laws

U.S. Department of Justice

Civil Rights Division
Disability Rights Section

Department of Justice seal

February 2020

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Americans with Disabilities Act

Telecommunications Act

Fair Housing Act

Air Carrier Access Act

Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act

National Voter Registration Act

Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Rehabilitation Act

Architectural Barriers Act

General Sources of Disability Rights Information

Statute Citations

For persons with disabilities, this document is available in large print, Braille, and CD.

Reproduction of this document is encouraged.


This guide provides an overview of Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities. To find out more about how these laws may apply to you, contact the agencies and organizations listed below.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation,

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Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination: Questions And Answers

Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination: Questions And<br /> Answers
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws

I. What Are the Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination?

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin;
  • the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), which protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from sex-based wage discrimination;
  • the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), which protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older;
  • Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (ADA), which prohibit employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in the private sector, and in state and local governments;
  • Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals with
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