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2017 House Bill 5281: Impose licensure on assistance-animal trainers
Introduced by Rep. Peter Lucido (R) on November 28, 2017
To mandate that an individual who provides “basic obedience training and instruction for assistance animals” (including both service animals like seeing-eye dogs and "emotional support animals") must complete a government-approved training program that meets the extensive specifications proposed by the bill. An individual would have to apply for a certification (license), pay $100 and get a ID card. The bill also would impose detailed regulations on providing this service, authorize administrative rule-making powers, and essentially impose a new comprehensive regulatory regime on this activity.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Agriculture Committee on November 28, 2017