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Public Act 093-0532


 

Public Act 93-0532 of the 93rd General Assembly


Public Act 93-0532

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    AN ACT concerning dogs.

    Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section  5.   The  Guide  Dog  Access  Act  is amended by
changing Section 1 as follows:

    (720 ILCS 630/1) (from Ch. 38, par. 65-1)
    Sec. 1.  When a blind,  hearing  impaired  or  physically
handicapped  person or a person who is subject to epilepsy or
other seizure disorders is accompanied by a dog which  serves
as a guide, or leader, seizure-alert, or seizure-response dog
for  such  person  or  when  a trainer of a guide, or leader,
seizure-alert, or seizure-response  dog is accompanied  by  a
guide, or leader, seizure-alert, or seizure-response dog or a
dog  that  is  being  trained  to  be  a  guide,  or  leader,
seizure-alert,  or  seizure-response  dog, neither the person
nor the dog shall be denied the right of  entry  and  use  of
facilities of any public place of accommodation as defined in
Section 5-101 of the "Illinois Human Rights Act", if such dog
is wearing a harness and such person presents credentials for
inspection  issued  by  a  school for training guide, leader,
seizure-alert, or seizure-response dogs.
    Any violation of this Act is a Class C misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 92-187, eff. 1-1-02.)

    Section 10.  The White Cane Law is  amended  by  changing
Section 3 as follows:

    (775 ILCS 30/3) (from Ch. 23, par. 3363)
    Sec. 3.  The blind, the visually handicapped, the hearing
impaired,  persons  who  are  subject  to  epilepsy  or other
seizure disorders, 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.
    The  blind,  the  visually   handicapped,   the   hearing
impaired,  persons  who  are  subject  to  epilepsy  or other
seizure disorders, and the otherwise physically disabled  are
entitled   to  full  and  equal  accommodations,  advantages,
facilities and privileges of all common carriers,  airplanes,
motor  vehicles,  railroad  trains, motor buses, street cars,
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,  hearing  impaired,
person who is subject to epilepsy or other seizure disorders,
or otherwise physically  disabled  person  or  a  trainer  of
support     dogs,    guide    dogs,    seizure-alert    dogs,
seizure-response dogs, or hearing dogs shall have  the  right
to  be  accompanied  by a support dog or guide dog especially
trained for the purpose, or a dog that is being trained to be
a support dog, guide dog, seizure-alert dog, seizure-response
dog, or hearing dog, in any of  the  places  listed  in  this
Section without being required to pay an extra charge for the
guide,  support,  seizure-alert, seizure-response, or hearing
dog; provided that he shall be liable for any damage done  to
the premises or facilities by such dog.
(Source: P.A. 92-187, eff. 1-1-02.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2004