2013 Regular Session
|At the request of:|
|Chief Sponsors:||Senator Kruse , Senator Monnes Anderson , Senator Shields|
|Bill Title:||Relating to assistance animals; and declaring an emergency.|
|Catchline/Summary:||Modifies definitions pertaining to assistance animals for purposes of accessing places of public accommodation and places of access to state government services, programs or activities and for purposes of cause of action for harm to assistance animal.
Requires places of public accommodation or of access to state government services, programs or activities to make reasonable modification of policies, practices and procedures as necessary to accommodate presence of assistance animal or assistance animal trainee. Allows places of public accommodation and places of access to state government services, programs or activities to establish requirements for assistance animals necessary for safe operations. Establishes permissible and prohibited inquiries and requirements regarding animals for places of public accommodation or of access to state government services, programs or activities. Eliminates redundant provisions addressing assistance animals for persons with visual or hearing impairments. Modifies definitions for purposes of offense involving interference with assistance animal. Modifies definition of place of public accommodation. Modifies definition for assistance animal exemption from licensing. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
|Fiscal Impact:||Has Minimal Fiscal Impact|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|