2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 46 - Public Welfare and Assistance
RS 46:1954 - Housing accommodations; full and equal access; degree of care; service dogs

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 46:1954 (2017)

§1954. Housing accommodations; full and equal access; degree of care; service dogs

A. Every person with a disability shall be entitled to full and equal access, as other members of the general public, to all housing accommodations offered for rent, lease, or compensation in this state, subject to the conditions and limitations established by law and applicable alike to all persons.

B. Nothing in this Section shall require any person renting, leasing, or providing for compensation immovable property to modify his property in any way or to provide a higher degree of care for a person with a disability than for a person who is not disabled.

C. Each person with a disability who has a service dog, especially trained to aid such person or who obtains such a dog, shall be entitled to full and equal access to all housing accommodations as defined in R.S. 46:1952(2), and he shall not be required to pay extra compensation for such dog but shall be liable for any damage done to the premises or any person on the premises by such dog.

Acts 1982, No. 518, §1; Acts 1993, No. 482, §1; Acts 1993, No. 763, §2; Acts 2014, No. 492, §1; Acts 2014, No. 811, §24, eff. June 23, 2014.

NOTE: Acts 1993, No. 763, §1 amended prior R.S. 46:1952(A), (B), and (C), 1953(D), and 1954 and enacted R.S. 46:1953(E). Acts 1993, No. 482, §1 amended and reenacted the entire Chapter. The Chapter appears as in Act No. 482. The Louisiana State Law Institute printed the provisions of Act No. 763 as a note at the head of this Chapter.

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