This bill would devastate the civil rights of disabled Americans and you need to know about it.
A bill which just passed the House would update the law for disabled Americans for modern times, say Republicans. Democrats say it would set disabled Americans’ civil rights back decades. Here's what you need to know.
What does HR 620 do?
The ADA Education and Reform Act aims to crack down on frivolous lawsuits, by amending the existing 1990 law to require a “notice and cure” period.
The legislation would require that any person claiming discrimination must first provide written notice, allowing 60 days for an owner to acknowledge receipt of the complaint, plus an additional 120 days before legal action can be initiated. No other civil rights legislation currently on the books contains such a provision, though, some states have enacted legislature to crack down on the frivolous suits themselves.
What do Supporters say?
Supporters say that the bill will crack down on frivolous lawsuits that benefit lawyers more than disabled Americans.
"The goal of the Americans with Disabilities Act is to provide access for the disabled – it’s not to give unscrupulous trial lawyers the...