*Bill Status: Bill died in committee.
Fact Sheet (PDF)
Bill Language (PDF)
Letters of Support
- Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) Letter of Support
- CA Appartment Association
- Civil Justice Assn of CA
- CSAC Excess Insurance Authority
Senate Bill 1142 would allow small business owners, many of whom are “mom-and-pop” businesses, a “right to cure” within 120 days any identified non-compliance of the Construction- Related Accessibility Standards Compliance Act or Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), without penalty and without an expensive lawsuit being filed and attorney’s fees being owed. Additionally, where there is conflict between the federal rule and the California rule, the federal rule will preempt the California rule.
FULL JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HEARING:
April 26, 2016
- KMPH FOX 26: Special Report: A Truly Disabling Dilemma
- ABC 30 Fresno: Action News Investigates ADA Lawsuits
- Press Enterprise: JESUS GARCIA - How to make business less a target for exploitive lawsuits
- NBC Bay Area: California Outpaces Other States in ADA Lawsuits
- KCRA: Squeeze Inn owner joins fight against costly ADA lawsuits
- Faces of Law Suite Abuse: San Francisco coffee shop targeted by frivolous ADA lawsuit
- KCRA: Lawmakers band together to fight drive-by ADA lawsuits
- OC Register: Abuse of ADA a plague on CA small businesses
- Daily Democrat: Time for state to curb ADA lawsuit abuse
- KSTE: Senator Moorlach Discusses ADA Reform with Armstrong & Getty Show
- ADA Litigation Nightmares to Continue for Many California Business Owners
- LA Daily News: It’s time for California to curb enthusiasm for ADA lawsuit abuse
- Fox & Hounds: Maybe-Finally-Relief for Lawsuits Against Small Business
- Mercury News: Serial ADA lawsuit filer striking Bay Area
- OC Register: How to make business less a target for exploitive lawsuits
- Fox & Hounds: CalChamber Releases 2016 Job Creator List
Rachelle Golden defends public and private entities against lawsuits brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act. As someone who has used a manual wheelchair since 1999, she is passionate about ensuring accessibility compliance however, her legal philosophy rests upon working collaboratively with companies to develop proactive compliance strategies to ensure that they can effectively defend against frivolous lawsuits. She also defends public entities against various torts, including catastrophic injury.
BUSINESS OWNER STORIES:
Small Business Owner: Vincent Passanisi
CLICK HERE TO WATCH Mr. Passanisi’s story on how his Southern California small business was affected by ADA abuse and why California needs SB 1142.
George Coles, owner of Coles Fine Flooring in San Diego, CA, suffered three ADA lawsuits by the same plaintiff attorney.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH Mr. Coles’ share his experience with ADA lawsuit abuse and why California business owners need the opportunity to fix any ADA non-compliance before they are vulnerable to a lawsuit that could potential drive them out of business. Learn more about why California needs SB 1142 - ADA Reform: Right to Cure.