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HB 0473 - Service Animal Accommodations
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Tracking Level: Neutral
Sponsor: Tom Kirby (R)
Last Action: 2/14/2018 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
House Committee: Health and Human Services
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This legislation provides that physically and mentally impaired individuals must be provided full access to trains, buses, streetcars and other modes of public transportation, as well as to areas where the general public is invited. Individuals may be accompanied by service animals when the animal provides assistance with a major life functions, such as ambulating, seeing, hearing, learning, working and interacting with others.  Service animals that provide only emotional support, comfort or companionship are not required to be allowed.

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