White House Meeting and New Pool Lift Legislation

March 26, 2012 – Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) today introduced bipartisan legislation (H.R. 4256) titled, ‘‘Pool Safety and Accessibility for Everyone (Pool SAFE) Act.’’ Pool SAFE would provide a one year delay for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) pool lift requirement, allow the use of portable lifts, allow sharing of lifts between pools, and protect hoteliers from being sued during the delay period. AH&LA supports this legislation as it provides a reasonable solution to the pool lift requirement, while still providing access to travelers with disabilities. The bill has 26 original co-sponsors.