[Hpn] Dog Guide Laws

Thomas Cagle nh-adapt@juno.com
Sun, 24 Jun 2001 08:23:07 -0400


From: Ross Doerr <rdoerr@SIGHTCENTER.COM>
To: NHBLIND-TALK@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU

      Good afternoon to all Dog Guide Users

Over the past few months there have been many on line as well as off line
discussions regarding New Hampshire law on Dog Guide user rights and
responsibilities.

Below I am pasting 3 sections of NH RSA 167 that apply directly to Dog
Guides and service Dogs.

I hope that this will help those of you with questions on the issues
covered
in the sections.

Enjoy the great day with your Dog Guide!

Ross Doerr
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RSA 167-C:2 Access to Public Facilities.

        The blind, the visually disabled, and the otherwise physically
disabled have the same rights and privileges as the able-bodied to the
full
and free use of the facilities enumerated in RSA 167-D.  Every totally or
partially blind person shall have the right to be accompanied in such
facilities by a guide dog, especially trained for the purpose, without
being
required to pay an extra charge for the guide dog, provided that such
person
shall be liable for any damage done to the premises or facilities by such
dog.


RSA 167-D:3 Dogs May Accompany.

        It is lawful for any hearing ear dog, guide dog, or service dog
to
accompany his deaf or hearing impaired, blind or visually impaired, or
mobility impaired master into any public facility, housing accommodation,
or
place of public accommodation to which the general public is invited,
subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law and
applicable alike to all persons.


RSA 167-C:3 Penalty

Any person or persons, firm or corporation, or the agent of any person or
persons, firm or corporation who denies or interferes with the admittance
to
or enjoyment of the public facilities enumerated in RSA 167-D or
otherwise
interferes with the rights of a totally or partially blind or otherwise
disabled person as provided in RSA 167-C or RSA 167-D shall be fined not
more than $25.

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