Assembly bill gives more power to remove out of control service animals

Entrance to the State Legislature of Nevada in Carson City

Entrance to the State Legislature of Nevada in Carson City

The Nevada Assembly is considering legislation that would give public transit and public accommodations more power to refuse service to someone accompanied by a service animal.
Existing law says it can be requested the person and animal leave if the animal is out of control and the person doesn’t act to control it or if it poses a direct threat to the health and safety of others.
AB135 would make the request to leave mandatory, punishable by a civil penalty if the person refuses the request to leave.
The bill would also give the transportation authority or public accommodation manager a right to ask if the animal is a service animal or service animal in training.
AB135 was referred to the Commerce and Labor Committee for a hearing.

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