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256C.02 PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS.
The blind, the visually disabled, 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 disabled, 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 363A.19. 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.
History: 1969 c 900 s 2; 1977 c 247 s 1; 1984 c 655 art 1 s 42; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 141
s 1; 1989 c 108 s 1; 2005 c 56 s 1