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Statute Regarding Accessibility: Title 20, section 347-13 (1991) Title 28, section 515-3
(1997); section 711-1109.5
Locations Allowed: Full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of
all common carriers, airplanes, motor vehicles, railroad trains, motor buses, street cars,
boatsm or any other public conveyances or modes of transportation, hotels, lodging places,
places of public accommodation, amusement, or resort, and other places to which the
general public is invited, subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law and
applicable alike to all persons.
Statute Regarding Interference: 347-14 (1991) and 711-1109.5 (2002)
Interference Includes: A person commits the offense of intentional interference with the use
of a guide dog, signal dog, or service animal if the person, with no legal justification,
intentionally or knowingly: (a) Harms a guide dog, signal dog, or service animal; or (b)
Strikes or kicks a guide dog, signal dog, or service animal; while the guide dog, signal dog,
or service animal is in the discharge of its duties.
Statute Regarding Housing: 515-3 (1997)
Housing Includes: All housing accommodations with the following exceptions: (1) To the
rental of a housing accommodation in a building which contains housing accommodations for
not more than two families living independently of each other if the lessor resides in one of
the housing accommodations; or (2) To the rental of a room or up to four rooms in a
housing accommodation by an individual if the individual resides therein. Dogs must be
trained by licensed or nationally recognized program.
Killing or Injury to Dog: 711-1109.4 (2002) Any person who commits the offense of
causing injury or death to a guide dog, signal dog, or service animal shall be punished as
follows: (a) For a first offense by a fine of not more than $2000, imprisonment of not more
than thirty days, or both; and (b) For a second or subsequent offense by a fine of not more
than $5000, imprisonment of not more than 30 days, or both. Any person who is convicted
of a violation of this section shall be ordered to make restitution.
Penalties For Interference: Shall be fined not more than $1000 [or, if a natural person,
imprisoned not more than one year, or both]. Section 347-13.5 allows civil action to up to
three times actual damages up to $1000. Is to be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Summary of Law: Hawaii law guarantees a blind, deaf, or physically disabled person has the
legal right to be accompanied by a specially trained dog in all public accommodations and
on all common carriers. No extra charges 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.
Additional: Hawaii Quarantine - Title 11, Chapter 142, sections 142-1 through 142-11
Quarantine prevents travel from mainland with Assistance Dog. There are exceptions for
some Guide Dogs that fit certain qualifications.