2015 Mississippi Code
Title 43 - PUBLIC WELFARE
Chapter 6 - RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Article 5 - MISSISSIPPI SUPPORT ANIMAL ACT
§ 43-6-155 - Support animals' access to public places; limitations

MS Code § 43-6-155 (2015) What's This?

(1) Any blind person, mobility impaired person or hearing impaired person who uses a dog or other animal specifically trained as a guide, leader, listener or for any other assistance necessary to assist such blind, mobility impaired or hearing impaired person in day-to-day activities shall be entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges of all public conveyances, hotels, lodging places, businesses open to the public for the sale of any goods or services and all places of public accommodation, amusement, or resort and other places to which the general public is invited, and may take the dog or other animal into conveyances and places, subject only to the conditions and limitations applicable to all persons not so accompanied, except that:

(a) The dog or other animal shall not occupy a seat in any public conveyance.

(b) The dog or other animal shall be upon a leash or otherwise sufficiently restrained in a manner appropriate for the animal while using the facilities of a common carrier.

(2) Trainers of support dogs and other support animals shall have the same rights of accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges with support animals-in-training as those provided to blind, mobility impaired or hearing impaired persons with support animals under this section.

(3) No person shall deprive a blind, mobility impaired, hearing impaired person, or a support animal trainer of any of the advantages, facilities or privileges provided in this section, nor charge such blind, mobility impaired or hearing impaired person or support animal trainer a fee or charge for the use of the animal.

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