A bill strongly supported by the commercial real estate industry, AB 2093 (Steinorth; R-Rancho Cucamonga), has been signed by Governor Brown.  The bill which industry has worked on for several year, moved through the legislature on strong bipartisan votes.  AB 2093 clears-up issues related to required lease language and disclosures when your building has been inspected by a California Certified Access Specialist (CASp).  Such inspections and disclosures provide a layer of legal protection that helps prevent unnecessary and/or frivolous lawsuits while increasing access to public spaces.

“Many businesses are simply unaware of ADA violations on their property, and are unexpectedly served with lawsuits which could put them out of business,” said Assemblymember Steinorth when discussing AB 2093. “This doesn’t help customers, businesses, or our community. AB 2093 will give businesses more educational tools and resources, so they can proactively avoid this situation and make their property accessible for all.”

Click here to read the bill, AB 2093 as it was signed into law.

Rex Hime, President and CEO of CBPA stated, “this is an example of the simple common sense measures we work with the Legislature and Governor on to assure that our buildings are accessible to our tenants and customers without opening the door wide open for abusive lawsuits.  This bill, coupled SB 269 by Senator Roth will go a long way to address serious issues in our state’s laws.”

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