Proposed rollback of Americans with Disabilities Act is permanently stalled

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Proposed rollback of Americans with Disabilities Act is permanently stalled

By Jonathan Hilburg • April 6, 2018 • National, News, Newsletter, Professional Practice, Urbanism

Proposed rollback of Americans with Disabilities Act is permanently stalled. Pictured: Protestors in San Francisco demonstrating outside the 50 UN Plaza Building in April, 1977. (Anthony Tusler)

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After the House voted earlier this year to pass H.R. 620, or the ADA Education and Reform Act, the proposal seems to have permanently stalled after 43 Democratic Senators have pledged to filibuster the measure. As first reported by Rewire.News, Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) has successfully wrangled the votes required to keep the Senate from bringing up H.R. 620 for a vote.

As AN first reported back in February, the passage of H.R. 620 would have required written notices to be given to places of business found in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The violators would have 60 days to respond to the notice with an action plan, and another 120 days to implement the changes before they could be held liable. The change, ostensibly meant to cut down on the number of frivolous lawsuits filed by lawyers seeking quick payouts, was [...]

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