Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Jerry Brown signs bill targeting abuses of disability access law Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation designed to limit what advocates say is an abuse of disability access lawsuits, his office said this afternoon

Senate Bill 1186, by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, and Republican Sen. Bob Dutton of Rancho Cucamonga, will reduce potential damages for disability access violations from a minimum of $4,000 to as little as $1,000 if the defendant corrects violations quickly. - Sacramento Bee

The bill enjoyed bipartisan support but was opposed by Disability Rights California.