Bill slowing lawsuits for ADA non-compliance passes

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"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."