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SB 1406 - Limits Applicability of Disability Lawsuits - Arizona Key Vote

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Title: Limits Applicability of Disability Lawsuits

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Title: Limits Applicability of Disability Lawsuits

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that establishes requirements for disability lawsuit claims against businesses, allowing businesses 30 days to fix violations.

Highlights:

  • Establishes requirements for filing a civil action against a business or private entity that has allegedly violated a law related to accessibility or discriminated against an individual with a disability (Sec. 1).   

  • Requires the aggrieved person or their attorney to provide the private entity with a written notice containing sufficient detail about the violation before they can file a civil action to allow the private entity to identify and cure the violation or comply with the law (Sec. 2).

  • Requires that within 30 days of receiving written notice about a violation, a private entity must supply the aggrieved person or their attorney with a corrective action plan (Sec. 2).

  • Requires that within 30 days of receiving written notice about a violation, a private entity must also obtain any governmental approvals or permits needed in order to make the required changes or comply with the law (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that the aggrieved person may not file a civil action for an additional 60 days from the date that the private entity provided them with a corrective action plan (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that the aggrieved person has a maximum of 2 years from the occurrence to file a civil action against a private entity after an occurrence or termination of discriminatory public accommodation practice or the breach of a conciliation agreement (Sec. 2).

Title: Limits Applicability of Disability Lawsuits

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