2015 Wyoming Code
TITLE 40 - TRADE AND COMMERCE
CHAPTER 26 - FAIR HOUSING ACT
SECTION 40-26-107. - Disability.

WY Stat § 40-26-107. (2015) What's This?

40-26-107. Disability.

(a) A person may not discriminate in the sale or rental of, or make unavailable or deny, a dwelling to any buyer or renter because of a disability of:

(i) The buyer or renter;

(ii) An individual residing in or intending to reside in that dwelling after it is sold, rented, or made available; or

(iii) Any individual associated with the buyer or renter.

(b) A person may not discriminate against an individual in the terms, conditions or privileges of sale or rental of a dwelling or in the provision of services or facilities in connection with the dwelling because of a disability of:

(i) That individual;

(ii) An individual residing in or intending to reside in that dwelling after it is sold, rented, or made available; or

(iii) Any individual associated with that individual.

(c) In this section, discrimination includes:

(i) A refusal to permit, at the expense of the individual having a disability, a reasonable modification of existing premises occupied or to be occupied by the individual if the modification may be necessary to afford the individual full enjoyment of the premises, except that, in the case of a rental, the landlord may condition, when it is reasonable to do so, permission for a modification on the renter agreeing to restore the interior of the premises to the condition that existed before the modification, reasonable wear and tear excepted;

(ii) A refusal to make a reasonable accommodation in rules, policies, practices or services if the accommodation may be necessary to afford the individual equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling; or

(iii) The failure to design and construct a covered multifamily dwelling in a manner that allows the public use and common use portions of the dwellings to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals having a disability, that allows all doors designed to allow passage into and within all premises within the dwellings to be sufficiently wide to allow passage by an individual who has a disability and who is in a wheelchair, and that provides all premises within the dwellings contain the following features of adaptive design:

(A) An accessible route into and throughout the dwelling;

(B) Light switches, electrical outlets, thermostats, and other environmental controls in accessible locations;

(C) Reinforcements in bathroom walls to allow later installation of grab bars; and

(D) Kitchens and bathrooms that are usable and have sufficient space in which an individual in a wheelchair can maneuver.

(d) Compliance with the appropriate requirements of the American national standard for buildings and facilities providing accessibility and usability for individuals having physical disabilities, as that standard exists on July 1, 2015, satisfies the requirements of adaptive design in paragraph (c)(iii) of this section.

(e) The adaptive design requirements of subparagraph (c)(iii)(A) of this section do not apply to a building the first occupancy of which occurred on or before March 13, 1991.

(f) This section does not require a dwelling to be made available to an individual whose tenancy would constitute a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals whose tenancy would result in substantial physical damage to the property of others.

(g) Covered multifamily dwellings are buildings consisting of four (4) or more units if the buildings have one (1) or more elevators and ground floor units in other buildings consisting of four (4) or more units.

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