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, any other public conveyances or modes of transportation, hotels, lodging places, places of public accommodation, amusement, or resort, and other places in which the general public is invited, subject only to the conditions and limitations . . .applicable alike to all persons.”
Interference Class III misdemeanor
Housing “. . . full and equal access to all housing accommodations offered for rent, lease.”
Licenses/Fees “. . . no license tax shall be charged upon a showing by the owner that the dog is a graduate of a recognized training school. ”
Identification not mentioned
Misrepresentation unlawful to use white cane if not blind
Trainers “. . . has the right to be accompanied by such dog in training in any of the places listed in subsection (b) of this section without being required to pay an extra charge.”
White Cane cautionary statute; White Cane Safety Day is October 15.
Injury to Dog “Violence on a service dog or interference with a service dog is a Class III misdemeanor.”
Penalties Class III misdemeanor
Summary Nebraska 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 20-20-127(2003); 20-20-131.01(1980)
Interference 20-20-129(2003); 28-28-1009.01(1997)
Housing 20-20-131.01(1997); 20-20-131.04(1997)
White Cane 28-28-1313(1977); 28-28-1314(1977); 20-20-130(1971)
Injury to Dog 28-28-1009.01(1997)
Penalties 20-20-129(2003); 28-28-1009.01(5)(1997); 28-28-1313(1977)
Nebraska Statutes, Title 20, Chapter 20, Section 20-127(b).
Nebraska Statutes, Title 20, Chapter 20, Section 20-131.01.
Nebraska Statutes, Title 54, Chapter 54, Section 54-603(b).
Nebraska Statutes, Title 20, Chapter 20, Section 20-127(c).
Nebraska Statutes, Title 80, Chapter 28, Section 28-1009.01(e).
Source Guild to Assistance Dog Laws by Assistance Dogs International's