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                         Laws of Minnesota 1988 

                        CHAPTER 637-H.F.No. 1748 
           An act relating to the handicapped; permitting equal 
          access to housing accommodations for persons using a 
          service dog; clarifying terms; amending Minnesota 
          Statutes 1986, sections 256C.025, subdivision 4; and 
          256C.03. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 256C.025, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 4.  Every totally or partially blind, physically 
handicapped, or deaf person who has a guide service dog, or who 
obtains a guide service dog, shall be entitled to full and equal 
access to all housing accommodations provided for in this 
section, and shall not be required to pay extra compensation for 
such guide service dog but shall be liable for any damage done 
to the premises by such guide service dog. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 256C.03, is 
amended to read:  
    256C.03 [BLIND OR DEAF PEDESTRIANS; CIVIL LIABILITY.] 
    The driver of a vehicle approaching a totally or partially 
blind pedestrian who is carrying a cane predominantly white or 
metallic in color, with or without a red tip, or using a guide 
service dog, or totally or partially deaf person with a guide 
service dog identified with a burnt orange collar or leash, 
shall bring such vehicle to a stop and give the right of way at 
any intersection of any street, avenue, alley or other public 
highway to such blind or deaf pedestrian. 
    Approved April 26, 1988