Accessibility Lawsuit Reforms

California accessibility laws are generally not enforced by a state government agency in most cases. Because of this, lawsuits by private individuals are the primary means of enforcement. This arrangement is commonly called “private enforcement” and has been criticized as costly and ineffective.

As a result, legislative reforms were passed in 2008 (SB 1608), 2012 (SB 1186) and, again, in 2015 (AB 1521) to respond to claims of unfairness.​​​​​​​​​

​Read​ about new 2016 laws.
 
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