CHAPTER 14--S.F.No. 1086
relating to human rights; ensuring public accommodations for blind and
disabled persons;amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 363A.19.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 363A.19, is amended to read:
363A.19 DISCRIMINATION AGAINST BLIND, DEAF, OR OTHER
PERSONS WITH PHYSICAL OR SENSORY DISABILITIES PROHIBITED.
(a) It is an unfair discriminatory practice for an owner, operator, or manager of a
hotel, restaurant, public conveyance, or other public place to prohibit a blind or deaf
person or a person with a physical or sensory disability from taking a service animal into
the public place or conveyance
if the service animal can be properly identified as being
from a recognized program which trains service animals
to aid blind or deaf persons
or persons with physical or sensory disabilities, and if the service
animal is properly
harnessed or leashed so that the blind or deaf person or a person with a physical or sensory
disability may maintain control of the service
(b) No person shall require a blind, physically disabled, or deaf person to make an
extra payment or pay an additional charge when taking a service animal into any of the
public places referred to in paragraph (a).
(c) For purposes of this section, "service animal" means a service animal as defined
by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended.
Presented to the governor April 18, 2013
Signed by the governor April 22, 2013, 11:17 a.m.