Washington, D.C. (February 14, 2018)– NFIB sent a letter yesterday to members of the House of Representatives announcing that their vote this week on H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, will be a key vote.
“Small businesses pay a disproportionately high price for the ADA’s complexity,” said NFIB Senior Vice President of Public Policy Brad Close. “This legislation will help small business owners ensure compliance by allowing a reasonable period to address alleged violations before litigation.”
Ambiguity in the law and technicalities of ADA compliance have led to thousands of lawsuits against small business owners. Small businesses are unable to afford expensive litigation and are more likely to settle with plaintiffs’ attorneys for minor alleged violations that do not impede access.
Every session of Congress, NFIB identifies the key issues for small business owners and then tracks the votes of every member of the House and Senate. The organization makes the scores available to members and the public in its How Congress Voted report.
UPDATE: H.R. 620 passed on Thursday, February 15. Thank you to legislators who support small business.