AN ACT TO CLARIFY LANGUAGE REGARDING THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT FOR SERVICE ANIMALS UNDER THE LAWS PERTAINING TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES TO CONFORM WITH FEDERAL LAW AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR A CAMPAIGN TO NOTIFY THE PUBLIC OF THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.
Amends GS 168-4.2, repealing the provision which conditions a person with a disability's right to be accompanied by a trained service animal in places identified in GS 168-3 on the person showing a tag issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that is stamped with registration number, or showing that the animal is being trained or has been trained as a service animal.
Appropriates $250,000 from the General Fund to DHHS for 2022-23 to develop and implement an information campaign on the right of persons with disabilities as enacted.
Effective July 1, 2022.
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