The Judiciary committee has voted H.R. 620 the ADA Education and Reform Act out of Committee and a Rules Committee hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 13 at 5pm. We are not sure if this hearing will be open to the public or will be held in secret. A vote on the House floor is likely to follow on Wednesday or Thursday.
We need you to take action now and contact your Representative and URGE A NO VOTE ON H.R. 620.
This bill would require individuals with disabilities to send a letter of notification to the business that it is out of compliance with the law, allow 60 days for them to acknowledge the barrier and allow businesses another 120 days to fix the access problem.
• H.R. 620 does not strengthen the ADA, it severely weakens and undermines one of the goals of the law.
• There is no definition for “substantial progress” in this bill. Progress is NOT access.
• There will be NO INCENTIVE for a business to learn about ADA compliance or take any steps to comply prior to notification.