“Service animal” means a dog guide or other animal that assists a physically disabled person to function as a pedestrian.
“Certified service animal” means an animal trained to assist a physically or mentally challenged person and certified by a school or training facility for service animals as having completed such training.
“In training to be a service animal” means being in the pre-training or training period as required under a program administered through a school, agency, or other training facility for service animals whose goal is to certify the animal as being able to assist physically or mentally challenged persons.
A person commits the crime of interference with the rights of a physically or mentally challenged person if he or she intentionally prevents or restricts a physically or mentally challenged person from being accompanied or assisted by a certified service animal in a common carrier/place of public accommodation.
Interference with the rights of a physically or mentally challenged person is a class B misdemeanor.
Interference with training of service animal:
A person commits the offense of interference with the training of a service animal if he or she intentionally prevents or restricts a person who is authorized to train a service animal from being accompanied by an animal that is identified as being in training to be a service animal.
Interference with the training of a service animal is a violation.
The driver of a vehicle approaching a physically disabled pedestrian who is using a service animal must take precautions to avoid injury to the pedestrian or the service animal. A driver who fails to take necessary precautions and causes injury to the pedestrian/service animal is liable for the injury or damage caused.