Category: USA Service Dog Animal Laws
Written by Paul
Applies to Guide, Hearing, and Service Dogs
Accessibility “. . . full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of all common carriers, airplanes, motor vehicles, railroad trains, motor buses, street cars, boats, 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 . . .applicable alike to all persons.”
Housing must not “. . . deny equal opportunity to use and enjoy a housing accommodation due to a disability because the person uses the services of a guide dog, signal dog, or service animal; . . . restrictions or prohibitions may be imposed regarding excessive noise or other problems caused by those animals.”
White Cane no precautionary statute; no proclamation
Injury to Dog “. . . recklessly causes injury to or the death of any guide dog, signal dog, or service animal, while the dog is in the discharge of its duties; . . . resulting in the injury or death of the guide dog, signal dog, or service animal.”
Penalties “. . . for a first offense . . . a fine of not more than $2,000, imprisonment of not more than thirty days, or both; . . . for a second or subsequent offense . . . a fine of not more than $5,000, imprisonment of not more than thirty days, or both.”
Summary Hawaii law requires that a specially trained Assistance Dog be allowed to accompany a blind, deaf, or disabled person to all public accommodations and common carriers. Extra charges cannot be made due to the presence of the dog, but if the dog causes damage to the premises, the dog user is liable.
Accessibility 7-347-13(1991); 12-515-3(1997)
Injury to Dog 14-711-1109.4(2002); 14-711-1109.5(2002)
Penalties 14-711-1109.4(2002); 7-347-14(1991)
Hawaii Statutes, Volume 7, Chapter 347, Section 13.
Hawaii Statutes, Volume 12, Chapter 515, Section 3(8).
Hawaii Statutes, Volume 14, Chapter 711, Section 1109.5.
Hawaii Statutes, Volume 14, Chapter 711, Section 1109.4.
source Guild to Assistance Dog Laws by Assistance Dogs International's