2022 House Bill 5751

Prescribe standards for “emotional support animal” certification

Introduced in the House

Feb. 15, 2022

Introduced by Rep. Sara Cambensy (D-109)

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.

Referred to the Committee on Regulatory Reform

May 17, 2022

Reported without amendment

Refer to the Committee on Judiciary.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary

June 7, 2022

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

Sept. 22, 2022

Passed in the House 108 to 0 (details)

Received in the Senate

Sept. 27, 2022

Referred to the Committee on Regulatory Reform