Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill aiming to limit “drive-by” lawsuits over violations of the Arizonans with Disabilities Act, the Arizona Republic reported.
Arizona businesses will now have 90 days to fix structural accessibility issues before a lawsuit could be filed. The law is different from a compromise proposal reached earlier between business groups and advocates for people with disabilities, leaving some unhappy.
“I’m not going to minimize the feelings of those in the disability community when they face a situation (with an accessibility issue),” he told the paper. “At the same time, I’m not going to minimize the frustration of businesses as they attempt to comply with a litany of government regulations.”