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2022 House Bill 5751: Prescribe standards for “emotional support animal” certification
Introduced by Rep. Sara Cambensy (D) on February 15, 2022
To prescribe requirements for a person with a disability to get an emotional support animal certification, which among other things would require a licensed health care professional to attest to the validity of the need. 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 permits the owner to bring the animal into public accommodations where dogs are usually not 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.