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2022 House Bill 5751: Prescribe standards for “emotional support animal” certification
Introduced by Rep. Sara Cambensy D-Marquette on February 15, 2022
To make it a civil infraction subject to fines up to $2,000 for a health care provider to falsely certify that an individual has a need for an emotional support animal, for the purpose of allowing the individual to rent and bring an animal into property in which no pets are allowed. This is related to a 2015 law that requires the Department of Civil Rights to create an identification card, tag, and vest for a service animal (like a seeing-eye dog), which would permits bringing the animal into a rental unit or public accommodations where animals are not otherwise allowed.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on February 15, 2022
Reported in the House on May 17, 2022
Refer to the Committee on Judiciary.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on May 17, 2022
Reported in the House on June 7, 2022
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on September 27, 2022
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on September 27, 2022