(Enacted) Ohio House Bill 271 - Accessibility Laws

To authorize an alleged aggrieved party to provide a notice of an alleged accessibility law violation in advance of filing a civil action and to establish the circumstances under which an alleged aggrieved party is entitled to attorney's fees in a civil action based on the violation.

SUMMARY:

  • Allows individuals to provide a notice prior to filing a lawsuit claiming lack of access

PRIMARY SPONSORS:

Representatives McColley**, Rezabek

** Indicates individual is no longer a member of the Ohio House of Representatives

SECONDARY SPONSORS:

Representatives Henne, Antani, Wiggam, Arndt, Hood, Koehler,
Sweeney, Kick, Thompson, Riedel, Seitz, Lipps, Goodman**, Dean, Scherer, Green,
Blessing, Schaffer

** Indicates individual is no longer a member of the Ohio House of Representatives

COMMITTEE:

House Civil Justice, Senate Judiciary

COMPANION BILL:

No Companion Bill

LINK TO BILL:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA132-HB-271

LEGISLATION STATUS:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA132-HB-271

BILL STATUS:

House Action

Introduced in the House on June 12, 2017

Referred to Committee on June 20, 2017

Committee Hearings on:

September 13, 2017
September 20, 2017
October 24, 2017
January 31, 2018

Reported out of Committee on January 31, 2018

Passed the House on February 28, 2018 with a vote of 90-0

Senate Action

Referred to Committee on March 21, 2018

Committee Hearings on:

May 22, 2018
September 25, 2018
November 27, 2018
December 4, 2018
December 5, 2018

Reported out of Committee on December 5, 2018

Passed the Senate on December 12, 2018 with a vote of 30-0

Signed by the Governor on December 19, 2018

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