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  • Chamber Coalition Supports Proposed Legislation to Improve Disability Access and Reduce Frivolous Litigation

    The Santa Maria Valley Chamber partnered with the California Chamber of Commerce and other organizations to support AB 2164 which will benefit both small businesses and customers by providing financial assistance to ensure facilities are accessible and will protect small businesses from frivolous litigation.

    For years, small businesses have been targeted by bad actors who repeatedly file accessibility related lawsuits against businesses for technical violations. This has continued during the pandemic and has devastated small businesses trying to stay open.
     AB 2164 helps address this issue by providing small businesses with a financial pathway to proactively take steps to become accessible

    The letter written in support of AB 2164 may be found here.