A bill that would continue the state’s reform of ADA laws in an effort to increase accessibility while decreasing frivolous lawsuits passed the Legislature on a bipartisan vote has been signed by Governor Jerry Brown.

AB 1148 (Steinorth; R-Rancho Cucamonga) passed its final vote in the Assembly 62-0. Click here to read the law.

The new law clarifies issues related to CASp inspection lease disclosures by defining the types of properties that must disclose. Basically, all properties are leased as a “public accommodation” must comply but certain properties that are not generally open to the public will be exempt.

ICSC and the California Business Properties Association (CBPA) lobbied in support of this legislation.