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HB 49: Emotional Support Animals

GENERAL BILL by Killebrew

Emotional Support Animals; Provides individual with disability who has emotional support animal is entitled to access to housing accommodation; prohibits housing accommodation from requiring such individual to pay extra compensation; authorizes housing accommodation to request written documentation verifying individual's disability or disability-related need; specifies individual is liable for damage done by emotional support animal; prohibits falsification of written documentation or other misrepresentation; provides penalties.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 8/12/2019 House - Withdrawn prior to introduction, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 1084 (Ch. 2020-76) -HJ 12
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    8/12/2019 House • Filed
    • Withdrawn prior to introduction, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 1084 (Ch. 2020-76) -HJ 12

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  • HB 49, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 8/12/2019 at 10:59 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 209 (c3) Emotional Support Animals Civil Justice Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 3/9/2020 H Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 1084 (Ch. 2020-76) -HJ 994
    S 1084 (er) Emotional Support Animals Diaz Compare Last Action: 6/24/2020 Chapter No. 2020-76

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    413.08 Rights and responsibilities of an individual with a disability; use of a service animal; prohibited discrimination in public employment, public accommodations, and housing accommodations; penalties. Page 2 (pdf)

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