In reaction to an unprecedented number of lawsuits filed against area businesses last year, the East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance worked with lawmakers to introduce legislation this past session that ends the unscrupulous shakedown practice. Included in the new law is a provision regarding websites that helps nearly every business in the East Valley.

Courts are divided on the issue of a business website being an extension of its physical location. Most business websites do not include closed captioning of video, background tracks, and include text within graphics. The new Arizona law states that a business cannot be sued for a noncompliant website. Businesses should comply with disability law and this allows Arizona to “push pause” on the issue until a definitive court ruling.

This is another example of how your Chamber is at work for you at the Arizona Capitol each Legislative Session.