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DC Commission on Persons with Disabilities Submits Letter in Opposition of HR 620 (ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The DC Commission on Persons with Disabilities (DCCPD) submitted a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee opposing HR 620, The ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017. In following Mayor Muriel Bowser's first step in sending a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee opposing HR 620, the Commission followed suit. The Commission serves as an Advisory Board to inform and advise the District on programs, services, facilities, and activity that impact the lives of residents with disabilities. It was originally established by a Mayor's Order in 2008. The Commission sent this letter of opposition to emphasize the fact that if enacted, if enacted, H.R. 620 would gut provisions on public accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III by removing any incentive that businesses have to comply with the law before a complaint is filed by an individual with a disability.