H.R. 620: The ADA Education and Notification Act of 2017

February 9, 2018


Next week, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on H.R. 620, a bill that impacts the Americans with Disabilities Act, civil rights legislation which prohibits discrimination based on disability and requires reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities, as well as accessibility in public accommodations.

Of concern, H.R. 620:

  • requires a person with a disability provide a business with a legal notice detailing how architectural barriers violate the ADA
  • imposes a six-month waiting period to resolve the violation
  • extends the resolution if "progress" is made

Take Action:

Please join AUCD to educate Congress on the potential impact of in H.R. 620 in the House of Representatives by contacting your Representative.  Call the Capitol switchboard at
202-224-3121 to connect to your member or find your representative online.

  • Your Representatives may be home this weekend; consider reaching out and asking to meet with them about the ADA. If you can't get an in-person meeting, be sure to ask if they have any public events you can attend. 
  • Call your Representative. The following script may be adapted for your use:Hello, my name is [your name] and I live in Rep. [name's] district. My address is [your address]. I am calling to talk with Rep. [name] about my concerns around H.R. 620. The ADA is critical civil rights legislation that ensures my community is accessible to all its members. The changes to the ADA in HR 620 are not the right way to prevent frivolous lawsuits. Please tell Rep. [name] that this constituent has concerns about H.R. 620 and would be willing to speak to [him/her] more about it.
  • Share that this issue matters to you on SOCIAL MEDIA (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) using #HandsOffMyADA


Additional Detailed analysis and resources can be found on the CCD webpages