|Service Dogs Save Lives!
|Has Laws Regarding:
Statute Regarding Accessibility: Title 6, section 6-1702 (1981)
Full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of all common carriers,
airplanes, motor vehicles, railroad trains, motor buses, streetcars, boats, or any other public
conveyances or modes of transportation in the District of Columbia, hotels, lodging places,
places of public accommodation, amusement, or resort, and other places to which the
general public is invited in the District of Columbia, subject only to the conditions and
limitations established by law or in accordance with law applicable alike to all persons.
Statute Regarding Interference: 6-1707 (1972)
Interference Includes: Any person or the agent of any person in the District of Columbia
who denies or interferes with admittance to or enjoyment of any of the places,
accommodations, or conveyances listed in sections 6-1701 and 6-1702 or otherwise
interferes with the rights of a blind or otherwise disabled person under sections 6-1701,
6-1702, 6-1705, or 6-1706
Statute Regarding Housing: 6-1706 (1981)
Housing Includes: All housing accommodations for rent.
White Cane Law Statute: 6-1704 (1981)
White Cane Proclamation: 6-1708 (1973) White Cane Safety Day October 15th
Penalties for Interference: Imprisoned for not longer than 90 days, or fined for not more than
$300, or both.
Summary of Law: District of Columbia law guarantees a blind or deaf person has the legal
right to be accompanied by a specially trained dog in housing, all public accommodations
and on all common carriers. No extra charge can be levied because of the dog's presence,
but the dog user is liable for any damage the dog might cause to the premises.
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