Public Laws

124th Legislature

Second Regular Session

Chapter 543

S.P. 584 - L.D. 1519

An Act To Ensure Search and Rescue Dogs Are Afforded Access to Public Accommodations without an Extra Charge

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 12 MRSA 10105, sub-4-A is enacted to read:

4-A. Search and rescue dogs. A person assisting the commissioner under subsection 4 with a search and rescue dog certified by or in training with an organization recognized by the Bureau of Warden Service may be accompanied by the search and rescue dog in a place of public accommodation without being required to pay an extra charge or security deposit for the search and rescue dog. The owner of the search and rescue dog is liable for any damages done to the premises by that animal. For purposes of this subsection, "place of public accommodation" has the same meaning as in Title 5, section 4553, subsection 8, paragraph A.

Effective July 12, 2010

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Augusta, ME 04333