|Service Dogs Save Lives!
|State Has Laws Regarding:
Statute Regarding Accessibility: Title 20, Chapter 20-13, Sections 20-12-23.1 (1986) and
Locations Allowed: Reasonably equal accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges
of all 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: 20-13-23.2 (1995)
Interference Includes: It shall be an unfair or discriminatory practice for any person engaged
in the provision of public accommodations
Statute Regarding Housing: 20-13-23.4 (1995)
Housing Includes: No landlord may prohibit by lease or otherwise the keeping of a service
animal by a person who is totally or partially physically disabled, totally or partially blind, or
totally or partially deaf.
White Cane Law Statute: 32-27-7 (1980)
Penalties for Interference: Class 2 misdemeanor.
Summary of Law: South Dakota law guarantees a blind, deaf, or physically disabled 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
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