Thanks for posting that info, Gentle Lake. Of course, as you pointed out, the new wording doesn't really change anything.
It is already in the law that if a dog comes into a business and misbehaves, even if it is a true service dog, the business owner or manager has the right to make dog and handler leave.
That being the case, why would any business owner, after evicting the unruly dog, then follow the person, attempt to obtain his or her name and information (which the person would not be under legal obligation to provide), and further attempt to go after the person with the new law, take it to court, and get the person fined?
Not going to happen. And if the dog is well behaved, why would any business owner confront the team at all?
As you also said, since there is no incontrovertible proof in existence, no license with hologram or other such thing to prove that a dog is a service dog, there's no way for anyone to know if the dog, well behaved or not, is a service dog or not.
The other thing that seriously annoys me is that an exception is made for emotional support dogs who assist people with PTSD only if they are veterans.
PTSD is caused by many different kinds of trauma, not only warfare, and PTSD caused by a different kind of true trauma is just as debilitating as that caused by warfare. This means that those people suffering genuine PTSD from kidnapping or hostage situations, rape, serious abuse by spouse or parents and so on are excluded.
Also excluded are those who suffer from serious anxiety and/or depression, whose lives are thereby severely curtailed, and who find that they can manage to go out of their homes and into public places if their well behaved and trained dog is with them.
So much more needs to be done in this area to make the use of service and support dogs fair and equitable for those who need them, while protecting other people and dogs from badly behaved dogs who have not been given appropriate training and whose company is not genuinely needed by their owners.
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