Through the years since that time assistance dog providers and those partnered with these dogs worked diligently to gain the same rights extended to guide dogs and their partners.
Eventually each state modified their laws to include Signal [hearing] and Service Dogs.
North Dakota Century Code [chapter 25-13] has undergone proposed changes as they pertain to assistance dog access.
The intention of amending the existing law was to standardize terminology as well as to provide access for professional assistance dog trainers and assistance dogs in training.
Governor Hoven has signed this SB2635 and it currently stands as law.
Sponsoring legislators are: Senators Erbele and Trenbeath, Representatives Kretschmar, Metcalf and Pollert.
This should be of concern to anyone interested in the assistance dog field.
This federal law refers to “individually trained” dogs in regards to performing tasks, but no where does it mention to what level it should be trained in regards to public access, although it clearly gives public access rights.
This is a good question and worth discussing, in depth, with our readers.gov The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guarantees a blind, deaf, or physically disabled person the legal right to be accompanied by a service animal in all areas open to the general public.