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Steve Cassano

Representing Andover, Bolton, Glastonbury & Manchester

Legislation Seeking to Increases Accessibility of State Capitol Proposed by Sen. Cassano Raised in Planning and Development Committee


Today, legislation introduced by State Senator Steve Cassano (D-Manchester), seeking to ultimately increase accessibility in the State Capitol and Legislative Office buildings, was raised by the Planning and Development Committee. The legislation seeks to study the buildings' current accessibility for people with disabilities and make recommendations on how the buildings can be brought more in compliance with the most recent Americans with Disability Act standards.

"Though we are currently unable to welcome the public into the State Capitol, I'm confident that will change soon. When we can, though, we need to make sure we can welcome everyone," said Sen. Cassano. "There are parts of the Capitol building and the Legislative Office Building difficult to access by those with disabilities and injuries, but they don't have to be. Starting with this legislation, we can make sure government is ready to serve all of us, and everyone can participate."

The legislative concept would see the Joint Committee on Legislative Management contract with a third-party entity to study the Legislative Office Building and State Capitol, assessing accessibility and making recommendations on ensuring compliance with ADA standards. This would help ensure the buildings remain accessible to all, increasing the public's ability to participate in state government.


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