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Public Act 097-0956





Public Act 097-0956
HB3826 EnrolledLRB097 13611 RLC 58146 b

    AN ACT concerning service dogs.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
14-6.02 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/14-6.02)  (from Ch. 122, par. 14-6.02)
    Sec. 14-6.02. Service animals. Service animals such as
guide dogs, signal dogs or any other animal individually
trained to perform tasks for the benefit of a student with a
disability shall be permitted to accompany that student at all
school functions, whether in or outside the classroom. For the
purposes of this Section, "service animal" has the same meaning
as in Section 1 of the Service Animal Access Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-228.)
    Section 10. The Guide Dog Access Act is amended by changing
the title of the Act and Sections 0.01 and 1 as follows:
    (720 ILCS 630/Act title)
An Act in relation to a blind person accompanied by service
animal guide dog in place of public accommodation.
    (720 ILCS 630/0.01)  (from Ch. 38, par. 65)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Service Animal Guide Dog Access Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)
    (720 ILCS 630/1)  (from Ch. 38, par. 65-1)
    Sec. 1. When a blind, hearing impaired or physically
handicapped person with a physical, mental, or intellectual
disability requiring the use of a service animal or a person
who is subject to epilepsy or other seizure disorders is
accompanied by a service animal a dog which serves as a guide,
leader, seizure-alert, or seizure-response dog for such person
or when a trainer of a service animal guide, leader,
seizure-alert, or seizure-response dog is accompanied by a
service animal guide, leader, seizure-alert, or
seizure-response dog or a dog that is being trained to be a
guide, leader, seizure-alert, or seizure-response dog, neither
the person nor the service animal 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
    For the purposes of this Section, "service animal" means a
dog or miniature horse trained or being trained as a hearing
animal, a guide animal, an assistance animal, a seizure alert
animal, a mobility animal, a psychiatric service animal, an
autism service animal, or an animal trained for any other
physical, mental, or intellectual disability. "Service animal"
includes a miniature horse that a public place of accommodation
shall make reasonable accommodation so long as the public place
of accommodation takes into consideration: (1) the type, size
and weight of the miniature horse and whether the facility can
accommodate its features; (2) whether the handler has
sufficient control of the miniature horse; (3) whether the
miniature horse is housebroken; and (4) whether the miniature
horse's presence in the facility compromises legitimate safety
requirements necessary for operation.
    Any violation of this Act is a Class C misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 92-187, eff. 1-1-02; 93-532, eff. 1-1-04.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 08/14/2012