TITLE 40
Human services

CHAPTER 40-9.1
Equal Rights of Blind and Deaf Persons to Public Facilities

SECTION 40-9.1-1.1


§ 40-9.1-1.1 Definitions.

(a) "Guide dog" means a dog that has been or is being specially trained to aid a particular blind or visually impaired person.

(b) "Hearing dog" means a dog that has been or is being specially trained to aid a particular deaf or hard-of-hearing person.

(c) "Housing accommodations" means any real property or portion thereof that is used or occupied, or intended, arranged or designed to be used or occupied, as the home, residence or sleeping place of one or more human beings, but does not include any single-family residence the occupants of which rent, lease or furnish for compensation to more than one room therein.

(d) "Personal assistance animal" means a dog that has been or is being trained as a guide dog, hearing dog or service dog.

(e) "Service dog" means a dog that has been or is being specially trained to aid a particular disabled person with a disability other than sight or hearing.

(f) "Disabled" means a disability as defined in § 42-87-1.

(g) "Closed-captioning" means a transcript or dialog of the audio portion of a television program that is displayed on a television receiver screen when the user activates the feature.

(h) "Public area" means a part of a place of public accommodation that is open to the general public.

(i) "Regular hours" means the hours of any day in which a place of public accommodation is open to members of the general public.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1997, ch. 85, § 2; P.L. 2006, ch. 216, § 22; P.L. 2009, ch. 96, § 5; P.L. 2009, ch. 97, § 5; P.L. 2012, ch. 90, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 100, § 1.)