Ohio House Bill 271 - Accessibility Laws

To authorize an alleged aggrieved party to provide a notice of an alleged accessibility law violation in advance of filing a civil action and to establish the circumstances under which an alleged aggrieved party is entitled to attorney's fees in a civil action based on the violation.

SUMMARY:

  • Requires individuals to provide a notice prior to filing a lawsuit claiming lack of access

PRIMARY SPONSORS:

Representatives McColley**, Rezabek

** Indicates individual is no longer a member of the Ohio House of Representatives

SECONDARY SPONSORS:

Representatives Henne, Antani, Wiggam, Arndt, Hood, Koehler,
Sweeney, Kick, Thompson, Riedel, Seitz, Lipps, Goodman**, Dean, Scherer, Green,
Blessing, Schaffer

** Indicates individual is no longer a member of the Ohio House of Representatives

COMMITTEE:

House Civil Justice, Senate Judiciary

COMPANION BILL:

No Companion Bill

LINK TO BILL:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA132-HB-271

LEGISLATION STATUS:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA132-HB-271

BILL STATUS:

House Action

Introduced in the House on June 12, 2017

Referred to Committee on June 20, 2017

Committee Hearings on:

September 13, 2017
September 20, 2017
October 24, 2017
January 31, 2018

Reported out of Committee on January 31, 2018

Passed the House on February 28, 2018 with a vote of 90-0

Senate Action

Referred to Committee on March 21, 2018

Committee Hearings on:

May 22, 2018
September 25, 2018
November 27, 2018
December 4, 2018
December 5, 2018

Reported out of Committee on December 5, 2018

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