language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to human rights; ensuring public accommodations for blind and disabled persons;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 363A.19.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
(a) It is an unfair discriminatory practice for an owner, operator, or manager of a hotel, restaurant, public conveyance, or other public place to prohibit a blind or deaf person or a person with a physical or sensory disability from taking a service animal into the public place or conveyance if the service animal can be properly identified as being from a recognized program which trains service animals to aid blind or deaf persons or persons with physical or sensory disabilities, and if the animal is properly harnessed or leashed so that the blind or deaf person or a person with a physical or sensory disability may maintain control of the animal.
(b) No person shall require a blind, physically disabled, or deaf person to make an extra payment or pay an additional charge when taking a service animal into any of the public places referred to in paragraph (a).
Presented to the governor April 18, 2013
Signed by the governor April 22, 2013, 11:17 a.m.