Senate Bill 1142 - ADA Reform: Right to Cure ​

July 31, 2016

*Bill Status: Bill died in committee.

Fact Sheet (PDF)

Bill Language (PDF)

Legislative Information

Letters of Support


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. 


April 26, 2016




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.

How ADA Abuse Hurts California Businesses

Why California Needs SB 1142 ADA Reform: Right to Cure Legislation

ADA Reform Could Have Saved This CA Business

How SB 1142 Would Help Businesses & Curb Hurtful Litigation


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.