Another policy issue, for which we have long advocated, is reform of how ADA is enforced. As sponsors of the first significant reform on the issue three years ago, we have been disheartened to see predatory (“Drive By”) lawsuits move from state to federal courts. However, this Congressional session has seen the introduction of a bill by Congressmember Dan Lungren (R-Gold River) meant to reduce these frivolous lawsuits. Additionally, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) recently sent a letter to State Senate pro tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) encouraging the State Legislature to make another effort to resolve the issue and offering to introduce federal legislation if needed.
We say huzzah and thank you to Mr. Lungren, Mr. Steinberg, and Ms. Feinstein, for your leadership on this issue. Drive-by lawsuits must be staunched – they are hurting the business community while doing nothing to address or improve “access.”
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