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S 0281 - Establishes penalties for intentionally misrepresenting a service animal

Tracking Level: Passed
Sponsor: Scott Talley
Last Action: 6/5/2019 - Act No. 44
Senate Committee: ANR
House Committee: Judy
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

04.30.2019 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.
04.25.2019 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.
03.28.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments change the criminal penalties to civil penalties that can be cited on a Uniform Traffic Ticket; amends the definition of a service animal to only dogs and miniature horses and restricts to people with a documented medical condition; defines emotional support animal; allows landlords to ask questions and request documentation.
03.14.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee carried this bill over.
02.28.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee carried this bill over.
02.14.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee carried this bill over.
01.24.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee carried this bill over.
01.15.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Animal Welfare subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment incorporates ADA definitions of service animals.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes a misdemeanor charge and penalties for intentionally misrepresenting a service animal. 

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