H.R.1878 - To require that the same access to transportation and public accommodations that is afforded to individuals with disabilities who use service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act be afforded to certified trainers of service animals.112th Congress (2011-2012)
Summary: H.R.1878 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)
Introduced in House (05/12/2011)
Requires the same right of access to public transportation, accommodations, and private entity transportation services to be afforded to licensed or certified trainers of service animals (or appropriately credentialed handlers such animals) as is afforded under specified provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to individuals with disabilities who use such service animals.
Declares it discriminatory under the ADA to afford such a trainer, when accompanied by a service animal, with any service, facility, privilege, advantage, or accommodation that is unequal to that afforded to other individuals.
Defines "service animal" as a guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained or being trained to assist a disabled individual and distinguished by wearing a collar, leash, harness, or cape identifying the animal as a service animal in training, regardless of whether such animal has been licensed or certified by a state or local government.