Legislative Update on H.R. 3765, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015
July 6, 2016 / ADA
What you need to know:
The U.S. House of Representatives, Judiciary Committee will soon be reviewing and voting on H.R. 3765, controversial legislation that would make significant changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
H.R. 3765 would make it more difficult for people with disabilities to file lawsuits when someone violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The bill would require a detailed and lengthy notification process that people with disabilities would have to follow before filing a lawsuit and obtaining compliance with the law.
H.R. 3765 would create barriers to the civil rights for persons with disabilities that do not exist in other civil rights laws, which would limit the power of the ADA and reduce compliance with the law.
The bill would also require federal officials to do more education and training about accessibility and public accommodations, as well as promote alternative dispute resolution methods (ways to come to an agreement without going to court) to resolve accessibility law suits.
Nearly 26 years after enactment of the ADA, there are still organizations, businesses, and companies who have yet to comply with this important civil rights law – now is not the time to add more barriers to access for persons with disabilities.
What other organizations are saying about H.R. 3765:
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