An Act relative to the architectural access board


This legislation makes changes to state disability regulations that have fallen behind federal standards in the past decade. The bill addresses these shortfalls by including an additional member of the disability advocacy community on the board. Importantly, the legislation extends the AAB’s regulatory authority to employee areas of public buildings. It also expands their authority to spaces around buildings (parking lots, sidewalks) and aligns the definition of “public building” with ADA regulations.