Lawmakers in New York are planning legislative action to curb a surge in the number of lawsuits brought in federal court against businesses who operate websites that allegedly violate the terms of the Americans With Disabilities Act, or ADA.

A little-known committee chaired by State Sen. Diane Savino, D-Staten Island, has plans to tackle the issue, which has caused the number of lawsuits brought against businesses allegedly out of compliance with the ADA to skyrocket in recent years.

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