ADA Reform Passes House!

Posted By: Chip Tatum Industry , Legislative Updates ,

You took action, and ADA Reform Passed in the US House of Representatives!

Greg Brown, NAA's SVP of Government Affairs, sent the following...

"[Thursday, February 15th], our legislation in the House – H.R. 620 – to curb 'drive-by' lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act passed by a vote of 225-192. It was not pretty and we were fighting for individual votes right through the debate on the bill. Our special thanks to so many affiliates who took our grassroots alert and pushed it out again to their memberships.  In three days of action, our members reached 55% of the House of Representatives. Even more important though was the work of several of you and of our key contacts in touching individual members of Congress, especially Republicans who were facing immense pressure from advocates to vote no and needed shoring up. The impact of these efforts was felt in the final vote count. 

Several amendments were made to the bill that tightened up language, responded to some concerns being voiced by the opposition, but didn’t undermine the core objectives of the legislation."

On behalf of the AAGO Legislative Committee and Board of Directors thanks to so many of you who took a few minutes out of your busy days this week to reach out to your member of Congress.  Your voice, as you can see above, makes a big difference in the process!  Now, NAA/NMHC's efforts will turn to the US Senate.  AAGO members will visit NAA's "Advocate" Conference in March to lobby for this issue in addition to several others.  For more information on Advocate please click here.

 

(Original Call to Action Below)

Take Action - ADA Reform Vote Expected Thursday, February 15th!

A vote is expected by Thursday on HR 620, which would rein in “drive-by” lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act. As you may know, this kind of litigation has grown significantly in recent years. HR 620, which enjoys bipartisan support, would rein in those lawsuits and allow property owners an opportunity to cure alleged problems.

NAA is asking AAGO (and affiliated associations) members to contact their member of Congress and tell them to vote YES on HR 620.  Please click the following link and take 2 minutes to reach out to your member of Congress.  (It is super easy to participate.)

Click Here to Take Action

Thank you in advance for your participation!