|Service Dogs Save Lives!
|State Has Laws Regarding:
Statute Regarding Accessibility: Title 56, section 56-704 (1997), Title 18, section18-5812A
Locations Allowed: Full and free use of the streets, highways, sidewalks, walkways, to full
and equal accommodations in all common carriers, hotels, lodging places, places of public
accommodation or other public places. The blind, the visually handicapped, the hearing
impaired, and the otherwise physically disabled are entitled to full and equal
accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of all common carriers, airplanes,
motor vehicles, and modes of transportation, hotels, lodging places, places of public
accommodations, 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: 56-706 (1984)
Interference Includes: Any person who, without justification, intentionally interferes with the
use of an assistance dog or assistive device by obstructing, battering, or intimidating the user
of the dog, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
Statute Regarding Housing: 18-5811A (1997)
Housing Includes: Housing for sale or rent
Licenses or Fee Requirements: No fee for flourescent tag. The tags shall bear an identifying
number, and the guide dog shall not be required to have any other license or tag that may
otherwise be required by a city or county.
Misrepresentation of Disability: 18-5811A (1997) Any person, not being a disabled person
or being trained to assist disabled persons, who uses an assistance device or assistance dog
in an attempt to gain treatment or benefits as a disabled person, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
Trainers Allowed With Dogs: 18-5812B (1997) and 56-704A (1997) Same locations as
trained dogs. The person shall be fully liable for any damages done to the premises or
facilities by the dog.
Trainers Requirements: 18-5812B (1997) and 56-704A (1997) Shall carry and upon
request display an identification card issued by a recognized school for assistance dogs.
White Cane Law Statute: 18-5811 (1997) and 49-706 (1988)
Killing or Injury to Dog: 18-5812 (1997) Any person who: (a) Permits any animal which is
owned, harbored, or controlled by him to cause injury to or the death of any assistance dog
or dog-in-training is guilty of a misdemeanor. (b) Intentionally causes injury to or the death
of any assistance dog or dog-in-training is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by
imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine not exceeding five
thousand dollars ($5000) or by both. In addition, shall be ordered to make full restitution.
Penalties For Interference: Shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in
the county jail not exceeding six (6) months, or by a fine of not less than fifty dollars
($50.00) nor more than one thousand five hundred dollars ($1500), or by both.
Summary of Law: Idaho 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 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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