SB-0299, As Passed Senate, June 18, 2015
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:
act to exempt certain
animals from license
Sec. 1. (1) Notwithstanding any law or ordinance to the
dog service animal is not subject to any fee for
licensing if either of the following applies:
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
dog service animal is owned by a partnership,
or other legal entity that trains
dogs service animals
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
(2) As used in this section:
"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
(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.