ADA Reform Hearing Date Set!
The committee hearing for Assemblywoman Beth Gaines‘ ADA lawsuit reform legislation, Assembly Bill 1878, has been set for 9 a.m. on May 1 in committee room 4202 at the State Capitol. They need your help getting the word out.
This legislation will give our community’s most vulnerable small businesses an opportunity to correct an ADA violation before a lawsuit can be filed. Once a business has received a written notice of violation, they would be given 120 days to begin to correct the violation.
Chamber members, business owners, and anyone interested are invited to attend the hearing and testify in person, or send in letters of support. If a business is interested in testifying in person, please contact Jenna Nielson at (916) 774-4430. Depending on the number of people who wish to testify, individuals may only be able to say their name, organization and that they support the bill, but this is still very helpful.
Click Here for a sample letter of support as an example (you can use the letter as is, or submit your own). Letters must be sent to the Assembly Judiciary Committee by Tuesday, April 24! Letters can be addressed to either:
The Honorable Beth Gaines
California State Assembly
State Capitol, Room 4009
Sacramento, CA 94249-2004
The Honorable Mike Feuer, Chair
Assembly Judiciary Committee
1020 N St., Room 1047
Sacramento, CA 95814
Questions can be directed to Jenna Nielson at (916) 774-4430.