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                         Laws of Minnesota 1989 

                        CHAPTER 108-H.F.No. 1459 
           An act relating to handicapped persons; permitting 
          training of guide dogs in public accommodations; 
          amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 256C.02. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 256C.02, is 
amended to read: 
    256C.02 [PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS.] 
    The blind, the visually handicapped, and the otherwise 
physically disabled 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 totally or partially blind, physically handicapped, 
or deaf person or any person training a dog to be a service dog 
shall have the right to be accompanied by a service dog in any 
of the places listed in section 363.03, subdivision 10.  The 
person shall be liable for any damage done to the premises or 
facilities by such dog.  The service dog must be capable of 
being properly identified as from a recognized school for seeing 
eye, hearing ear, service, or guide dogs. 
    Presented to the governor May 5, 1989 
    Signed by the governor May 9, 1989, 6:22 p.m.