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Old 02-26-2017, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
I know it's a local law (and I honestly thought it was true at the federal level, too) that a business is not allowed to ask the nature of the disability.
Originally Posted by GaryM View Post
However they are allowed to ask what service the animal is trained to provide
You are correct but incomplete:
The Justice Department permits two questions to be asked of a person that arrives at your place of business with a service animal:

Is the dog a service animal required because of a disability?
What task has the dog been trained to perform?

That is it! No other questions are permitted. Questions like “do you have a disability?” or “do you have proof that your dog is a service animal?” are both inconsiderate and illegal.
Nevada has a law about misrepresenting an animal as a service animal, too:
NRS 426.805 Fraudulent misrepresentation of animal as service animal or service animal in training unlawful; penalty.

1. It is unlawful for a person to fraudulently misrepresent an animal as a service animal or service animal in training.

2. A person convicted of fraudulently misrepresenting an animal as a service animal or service animal in training is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500.

Frankly, I think it should be part of the deal that a person has to be able to provide proof that an animal is a service animal. I can't see that being a burdensome regulation, but I'd be willing to be hear how I might be wrong about that.

Otherwise, like SteveG1 and Springtime For Spacers, I want a humongous and/or deadly service animal. Or maybe just Service Hornets or something.