House Passes Radical Change to ADA Enforcement
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Education and Reform Act (H.R. 620) which undercuts current enforcement of the ADA. Under the ADA, individuals with disabilities can go to court to enforce their rights and to press for timely removal of the barrier that impedes access. H.R. 620 instead creates a “notice and cure” period before an individual can bring suit. Under H.R. 620, the company need only make “substantial progress” after 120 days and never actually complete the project. No Senate companion exists and a number of Senators have already spoken out strongly against the legislation. View the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities resource page on H.R. 620.
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