STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Representative Vince Leach (R-11) today applauded the Senate Finance Committee for unanimously passing legislation that he’s introduced (HB 2214) that lets businesses amortize costs associated with complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the year they incur those costs.
Presently, businesses must amortize ADA compliance costs over 39 years.
“Momentum continues to build for HB 2214,” said Representative Leach. “Small businesses shouldn’t have to choose between costly repairs or costly lawsuits. HB 2214 helps bring businesses into compliance with the ADA by lessening the cost of doing so.”
The House of Representatives passed HB 2214 last month by a vote of 58-1. The bill has broad support, ranging from business groups, like the National Federation of Independent Businesses, to advocates for the disability community, like the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.