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 established by law and applicable alike to all persons.”
Interference Class A misdemeanor
Housing civil rights violation to deny rental because of guide dog
Identification “. . . dog is wearing a harness and such person presents credentials for inspection issued by a school for training guide . . . dogs.”
Trainers same rights as disabled person
White Cane cautionary statute; White Cane Safety Day designated each year by governor
Injury to Dog “. . . impaired person or owner may recover . . . costs and expenses, including, but not limited to, costs of temporary replacement assistance services, whether provided by another assistance animal or a person, incurred as a result of the theft of or injury to the animal.”
Penalties Class A misdemeanor
Summary Illinois law requires that a specially trained Assistance Dog be allowed to accompany a blind, deaf, or disabled person or trainer 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 720-720 ILCS 630/1(1991); 105 ILCS 5/-14-/14-6.02 (1991);775-775 ILCS 30/3(2002)
Interference 775-775 ILCS 30/4(1991)
Housing 775 ILCS 5-3/3-104.1(1984)
Identification 720-720 ILCS 630/1(1991)
Trainers 775-775 ILCS 30/3(2002); 720-720 ILCS 630/1(1991)
White Cane 625-625 ILCS 5-11-X-1004(1995);775-775 ILCS 30/6(1991)
Injury to Dog 740-740 ILCS 13/10(2000); 510-510 ILCS 70/4.03 & 4.04(2002)
Penalties 720-720 ILCS 630/1(2004); 775 ILCS 30/4(1991); Chapter 510,
Article 510 ILCS 70, Section 4.03(2002);510 ILCS 70/4.04(2002)
Illinois Statutes, Chapter 775, Article 775 ILCS 30, Section 3.
Illinois Statutes, Chapter 720, Article 720 ILCS 630, Section 0.01.
Illinois Statutes, Chapter 740, Article 740 ILCS 13, Section 10.
Chapter 625, Chapter 11, Article X, Section 1004.
source Guild to Assistance Dog Laws by Assistance Dogs International's