S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
February 25, 2013
Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to defining a "three-
unit service dog team" and granting rights and privileges to such
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 47-b of the civil rights law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 3-a to read as follows:
3-A. PERSONS WHO ARE PART OF A THREE-UNIT SERVICE DOG TEAM, WHILE
ENGAGED IN CONTINUING TRAINING OF A SERVICE DOG, SHALL HAVE THE SAME
RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES SET FORTH FOR PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY IN THIS
ARTICLE. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, "THREE-UNIT SERVICE DOG TEAM"
SHALL MEAN A TEAM CONSISTING OF A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY, A TRAINED
SERVICE DOG, AND A PERSON OVER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN WHO HAS BEEN TRAINED
TO HANDLE A SERVICE DOG.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.