NOTICE ME NOW
April 2017 Senate Bill 1406 went into effect and now requires individuals in Arizona to provide notice to a business who is noncompliant with the Arizonans with Disabilities Act (AzDA) prior to filing a lawsuit. The intent of the bill was to slow the influx of vexatious litigants, however it created another barrier to enforcing the AzDA. Our board members saw an opportunity, because SB 1406 inevitably provided people with disabilities legal authority that we have never had before. Now is our chance to make a change before they realize the power they handed over!
THERE ARE STANDARDS YOU MUST MEET! If you fail to meet these standards your notice will not have legal authority. Please keep in mind that the law requires the following for providing notice:
- Notice MUST be Written
- Provide the Name of the Aggrieved Party (person who faced noncompliance)
- Date the Incident Occurred
- Detailed Explanation of Noncompliance
While it is not required, we recommend you have an employee sign the "For Your Records" page provided below for your records.
You can provide written notice on practically ANYTHING, even a napkin would do! However, if you prefer below is a suggested template for providing notice to businesses who are non-compliant.
Click below to access the notice template to provide businesses with legal notice of AzDA noncompliance.
FOR YOUR RECORDS
This document is not necessary, but we recommend taking the additional steps to support your case should you have to file a claim or report it to the Attorney General's office.
If you have received notice or have questions as a business owner, click below for our facts page.
All materials have been prepared for general information purposes only to permit you to learn more about Arizona's laws, our nonprofit, and the experience of our board members. The information presented is not legal advice, is not to be acted on as such, may not be current and is subject to change without notice. For up to date legal information visit www.azdisabilitylaw.org.