Bill slowing lawsuits for ADA non-compliance passes
"A bill that slows the process of filing a non-compliant Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit passed the House on Thursday.
The ADA Education and Reform Act, or H.R. 620 was introduced by Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas).
Businesses will now have an additional 60 days to devise a plan to fix non-ADA compliant issues and another 120 days to implement the changes before being sued.
“These ‘drive-by’ lawsuits all too often create a negative impression about the goals of this important law. Suits of this kind saw a 14 percent increase in 2017,” Poe said in a statement on his website.
Supporters of the bill claim it will help both small businesses and people with disabilities."