The Sacramento Bee has published an interesting article about disability access lawsuits, a topic after a local skating rink was sued.
The Bee said that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) has offered her two cents regarding perceived abuse of the state's disability access laws. The U.S. senator was quoted as being "troubled" by reports that accessibilty lawsuits are threatening small businesses during tough economic times.
Feinstein's intervention revived a stalled reform bill in the California legislature this spring. Two senators have co-sponsored a law that would give businesses notice of accessibility violations before being hit with legal action. Disability rights advocates argue that provision doesn't enforce discrimination and will water down important civil rights laws.
As Rosemont Patch reported earlier this month, , a skating center and arcade in Rosemont, for not providing adequate wheelchair access. The Rink's owners responded by claiming .