South Dakota Service Dog Laws

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Accommodation Law

Any person who is totally or partially physically disabled, totally or partially blind, or totally or partially deaf may be accompanied by a service animal in listed places of public accommodation.

Failure of any owner or employee of a listed place to comply with the provisions of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

S D C L § 20-13-23.2

No landlord may prohibit by lease or otherwise the keeping of a service animal by a person who is totally or partially physically disabled, totally or partially blind, or totally or partially deaf in an apartment or other rented or leased residential property.
A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

S D C L § 20-13-23.4

Harassment of/Interference with Service Dogs

No person maymaliciously beat, injure, attempt to injure, harass, intimidate, entice, distract, or otherwise interfere with any service animal accompanying a person with a disability if the service animal is being controlled by the person and the service animal is wearing a harness or other control device normally used for service animals accompanying or leading persons with disabilities.

A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

S D C L § 40-1-38

Driving Law

Whenever a pedestrian is crossing or attempting to cross a public street guided by a guide dog, the driver of every vehicle approaching the intersection must bring vehicle to a full stop before arriving at such intersection, and shall take such precautions as may be necessary to avoid injuring such pedestrian.

A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

S D C L § 32-27-7