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4510Ratification Number: 234Act Number: 204Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20020116Primary Sponsor: StilleAll Sponsors: Stille, Simrill, Sharpe, Moody-Lawrence, Phillips, Allison, Barfield, Barrett, Bowers, Davenport, Easterday, Emory, Freeman, Gourdine, Hayes, Hinson, Hosey, Keegan, Littlejohn, Lloyd, Martin, McCraw, Merrill, J.M. Neal, Neilson, Parks, Riser, Sandifer, Sinclair, J.E. Smith, J.R. Smith, Taylor, Thompson, Trotter, Walker, White, Witherspoon, Knotts, Clyburn, RiceDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\swb\5590djc01.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020328Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20020410Subject: Guide dog trainer has same rights as blind and disabled persons to use public facilities and accommodations while training a guide dogHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20020424 Act No. A204 ------ 20020410 Signed by Governor ------ 20020404 Ratified R234 Senate 20020328 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 20020327 Read second time Senate 20020326 Committee report: Favorable 13 SMA Senate 20020123 Introduced, read first time, 13 SMA referred to Committee House 20020123 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20020122 Read second time House 20020122 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Knotts Clyburn Rice House 20020116 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Versions of This Bill Revised on January 16, 2002 - Word format Revised on March 26, 2002 - Word format
(A204, R234, H4510)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 43-33-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RIGHTS OF THE BLIND AND DISABLED PERSONS TO USE PUBLIC FACILITIES AND ACCOMMODATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY TRAINER OF A GUIDE DOG, WHILE TRAINING A GUIDE DOG, HAS THE SAME RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES WITH RESPECT TO ACCESS TO PUBLIC FACILITIES AND ACCOMMODATIONS AS BLIND AND DISABLED PERSONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Rights and privileges of guide dog trainers to public facilities and accommodations
SECTION 1. Section 43-33-20 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 147 of 1987, is further amended by adding:
"(d) Every person who is a trainer of an assistance or guide dog, while engaged in the training of an assistance or guide dog, has the same rights and privileges with respect to access to public facilities and accommodations as blind and disabled persons, including the right to be accompanied by an assistance or guide dog or assistance or guide dog in training, in any of the places listed in item (b) of this section without being required to pay an extra charge for the assistance dog. A person who uses premises or facilities accommodations accompanied by a dog under the authority of this item is liable for any damage done to the premises or facilities by the dog."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 4th day of April, 2002.
Approved the 10th day of April, 2002.
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