[§347-2.6]  Misrepresentation of a service animal; civil penalty.  (a)  It shall be unlawful for a person to knowingly misrepresent as a service animal any animal that does not meet the requirements of a service animal as defined in section 347‑2.5.

     (b)  Upon a finding of clear and convincing evidence, a person who violates subsection (a) shall be fined not less than $100 and not more than $250 for the first violation, and not less than $500 for a second violation and each violation thereafter.

     (c)  Nothing in this section shall preclude any other civil remedies available to a person, entity, or other organization arising from misrepresentation by another person of a service animal. [L 2018, c 217, §2]


Law Journals and Reviews


  Hounds at the Hospital, Cats at the Clinic:  Challenges Associated with Service Animals and Animal-Assisted Interventions in Healthcare Facilities.  40 UH L. Rev. 53 (2018).