More stories about Legislation

  • More ADA Road blocks Ahead

    As federal officials grapple with a deadline extension — and new legislation — that could change the rules regarding swimming pools and Americans with Disability Act requirements,other issues are further complicating the road to compliance.

  • New ADA Bill Introduced

    Pool accessibility has become a hot topic in Washington, D.C.

  • Illinois Seeks VGB Relief for Noncompliant Facilities

    One of the states most active in implementing federal safety measures may allow pools to open this season regardless of whether they comply with the law

  • ADA Lift Ruling Under Fire

    On the heels of a U.S. Department of Justice interpretation of the Americans with Disabilities Act restricting use of portable lifts, several industry organizations and manufacturers are banding together to challenge the decision

  • CPSC Takes Firmer Hand in VGB Testing

    With a new certification standard in place and swim season coming, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is instituting strict new drain cover testing procedures

  • Swim Sex Abusers Trigger Legislation

    Legislation that would ban confidential lawsuit settlements involving allegations of child sexual abuse and lengthen the statute of limitations for victims to file civil actions has been introduced in California

  • CPSC Approves Unblockable Extension

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission is extending by one year the deadline for retrofitting unblockable drains in public pools

  • Government Grants ADA Compliance Extension

    Responding to concerns from pool industry experts and a hotel/ lodging industry coalition, the White House issued a 60-day extension for compliance with requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act

  • ADA Deadline Lacks Sense of Urgency

    When the Americans with Disabilities Act standards compliance deadline of March 15 was originally announced, some professionals likened it to the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

  • Senate Bill Battles ADA

    A Senate bill has been introduced to prevent enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act on commercial pools and spas.