RIMS Supports H.R. 4099 - The ACCESS (ADA Compliance for Customer Entry to Stores and Services) Act
Over the years RIMS members been subject to "drive-by" lawsuits, where the storeowners alleged the people who sued weren't customers but individuals who stopped by small businesses with the intent of finding something to sue over, saw violations and sued, the report observed.
To curb these suits the RIMS supports the ACCESS Act (H.R. 4099) introduced by Congressman Calvert (R-CA). If enacted, the legislation would amend Title III of the ADA, which prohibits public accommodations—hotels, restaurants, theaters, private schools, private day care centers and health care providers—from discriminating against disabled customers or other individuals. It would allow for businesses to fix the problem