Devastating ADA Education and Reform Act gaining momentum in Congress

We wrote about HR 620 back in May of this year (original story) and now comes unfortunate word that the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives is poised to finish the mark up of the bill and move it out of the committee to be voted on.

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There is a possibility that the committee could markup this harmful legislation this week, beginning as early as today, when Congress returns from its August recess. 

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H.R. 620 Talking Points:

  • Undermines the landmark civil rights law, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and harms people with disabilities.  
  • H.R. 620 does not strengthen the ADA, it severely weakens and undermines a key provision of the ADA by preventing people with disabilities from immediately going to court to enforce their rights. 
  • A “time period fix” does in fact harm people with disabilities, meaning that people with disabilities will not be able to gain physical access to any place of public accommodation for weeks, months, or possibly years.
  • H.R. 620 REMOVES ANY INCENTIVE for businesses to comply proactively with the ADA.   

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