SB-0299, As Passed House, October 7, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBSTITUTE FOR

 

SENATE BILL NO. 299

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     A bill to amend 1970 PA 207, entitled

 

"An act to exempt certain dogs from license fees,"

 

by amending the title and section 1 (MCL 287.291), the title as

 

amended by 1981 PA 74 and section 1 as amended by 2000 PA 4.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

TITLE

 

     An act to exempt certain dogs service animals from license

 

fees.

 

     Sec. 1. (1) Notwithstanding any law or ordinance to the

 

contrary, a dog service animal is not subject to any fee for

 

licensing if either of the following applies:

 

     (a) The dog service animal is used as a guide or leader dog

 

for a blind person, a hearing dog for a deaf or audibly impaired

 

person, or a service dog for by a physically limited person with a

 

disability.


 

     (b) The dog service animal is owned by a partnership,

 

corporation, or other legal entity that trains dogs service animals

 

for use as guide or leader dogs for blind persons, hearing dogs for

 

deaf or audibly impaired persons, or service dogs for physically

 

limited persons.by a person with a disability.

 

     (2) As used in this section:

 

     (a) "Audibly impaired" means audibly impaired as defined in

 

section 1 of 1981 PA 82, MCL 752.61.

 

     (b) "Blind person" means a blind person as defined in section

 

1 of 1978 PA 260, MCL 393.351.

 

     (c) "Deaf person" means a deaf person as defined in section 1

 

of 1981 PA 82, MCL 752.61.

 

     (d) "Physically limited" means physically limited as defined

 

in section 1 of 1966 PA 1, MCL 125.1351.

 

     (a) "Person with a disability" means a person who has a

 

disability as defined in section 12102 of the Americans with

 

disabilities act of 1990, 42 USC 12102, and 28 CFR 36.104.

 

     (b) As used in subdivision (a), "person with a disability"

 

includes a veteran who has been diagnosed with 1 or more of the

 

following:

 

     (i) Post-traumatic stress disorder.

 

     (ii) Traumatic brain injury.

 

     (iii) Other service-related disabilities.

 

     (c) "Service animal" means all of the following:

 

     (i) That term as defined in 28 CFR 36.104.

 

     (ii) A miniature horse that has been individually trained to do

 

work or perform tasks as described in 28 CFR 36.104 for the benefit


 

of a person with a disability.

 

     (d) "Veteran" means any of the following:

 

     (i) A person who performed military service in the armed forces

 

for a period of more than 90 days and separated from the armed

 

forces in a manner other than a dishonorable discharge.

 

     (ii) A person discharged or released from military service

 

because of a service-related disability.

 

     (iii) A member of a reserve branch of the armed forces at the

 

time he or she was ordered to military service during a period of

 

war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge is

 

authorized, and was released from military service in a manner

 

other than a dishonorable discharge.

 

     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days

 

after the date it is enacted into law.

 

     Enacting section 2. This amendatory act does not take effect

 

unless all of the following bills of the 98th Legislature are

 

enacted into law:

 

     (a) Senate Bill No. 298.

 

     (b) House Bill No. 4521.

 

     (c) House Bill No. 4527.