Monday, November 9, 2015

BOMA International Advocacy Update: New ADA Legislation Introduced

On October 20, U.S. Representative Ted Poe (R-Texas) introduced H.R 3765, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015, to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to curb the practice of so-called drive-by lawsuits.

The legislation calls for a notice and cure period prior to the commencement of any ADA noncompliance lawsuit, which would allow businesses the opportunity to identify and remedy alleged accessibility violations before engaging in lengthy and costly legal battles. The bill also includes a provision to treat vague and misleading demand letters as an unlawful practice punishable by a fine.

BOMA International sent Rep. Poe a letter of support commending him for introducing this legislation and thanking him for his leadership on this issue. If you have a story about “drive-by” lawsuits that illustrates the importance of this legislation, please e-mail BOMA International's Manager of Advocacy Dylan Isenberg at

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