“Assistance dog” means a guide dog, hearing dog, or service dog that has been trained by a nonprofit special agency.
“Guide dog” means a dog that has been trained or is in training to assist a blind person.
“Hearing dog” means a dog that has been trained or is in training to assist a deaf or hearing-impaired person.
“Service dog” means a dog that has been trained or is in training to assist a mobility impaired person.
When either a blind, deaf or hearing impaired, or mobility impaired person or a trainer of an assistance dog is accompanied by an assistance dog, the person or the trainer, as applicable, is entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of all public conveyances, hotels, lodging places, all places of public accommodation, amusement, or resort, all institutions of education, and other places to which the general public is invited.
Assaulting an assistance dog:
No person shall knowinglycause, or attempt to cause, physical harm to an assistance dog if dog is engaged in assisting blind, deaf or hearing impaired, or mobility impaired person at the time or the person has actual knowledge that the dog is an assistance dog.
A misdemeanor of the second degree unless:
Harassing an assistance dog:
No person shall recklessly:
Harassing an assistance dog is a misdemeanor of the second degree unless:
The driver of every vehicle shall yield the right of way to every blind pedestrian guided by a guide dog.
Violation is a minor misdemeanor.
When an application is made for registration of an assistance dog and the owner can show proof by certificate or other means that the dog is an assistance dog, the owner of the dog shall be exempt from any fee for the registration.
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