§39-2-13  Admission of guide dogs. –

Published: 2015

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Public Utilities and Carriers


Duties of Utilities and Carriers

SECTION 39-2-13

   § 39-2-13  Admission of guide dogs. –

Any blind or deaf person, who uses the services of a seeing-eye guide dog, or

personal assistance animal or a hearing-ear signal dog, clearly identified as

such by a yellow harness and trained by a recognized training agency or school,

may enter any public facility of any public utility or common carrier in this

state, and when riding on any bus or other public utility or common carrier,

engaged in the transportation of passengers or when riding in any elevator in

this state where a landlord has the elevator operated for the use of his

tenants and their visitors, or while in any building in this state open to the

public, may keep the animal in his or her immediate custody; and the person

shall not be required to pay any charge or fare, for or on account of the

transportation thereon of him or herself and any dog so accompanying him or

her, in addition to the charge of fare lawfully chargeable for his or her own

transportation; provided, however, the provisions of this section shall not

apply to railroad sleeping, parlor, club, buffet, or lounge cars.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1938, ch. 2595, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 402, § 1; G.L. 1956, §

39-2-16; G.L. 1956, § 39-2-13; P.L. 1969, ch. 240, § 3; P.L. 1979,

ch. 159, § 3; P.L. 1997, ch. 85, § 3.)