as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/11/2019 02:19pm
A bill for an act
relating to human rights; changing statutory provisions to conform with Minnesota
Human Rights Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256C.02.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256C.02, is amended to read:
People who are blind or people with a visual or physical disability have the same right
as the able-bodied to the full and free use of the streets, highways, sidewalks, walkways,
public buildings, public facilities, and other public places; and are entitled to full and equal
accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of all common carriers, airplanes,
motor vehicles, railroad trains, motor buses, 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.
Every person who is totally or partially blind, or person who is deaf, or person with a
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have the right to be accompanied by a service deleted text begindogdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end in any of the places listed in
section 363A.19. The person shall be liable for any damage done to the premises or facilities
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as from a recognized school for seeing eye, hearing ear, service, or guide dogs.
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