TITLE 40
Human services

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

SECTION 40-9.1-1


§ 40-9.1-1 Declaration of policy.

It is the policy of this state that:

(a) Persons who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard-of-hearing and otherwise disabled have the same rights as the able-bodied to the full and free use of the streets, highways, walkways, public buildings, public facilities and other public places.

(b) Persons who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard-of-hearing and otherwise disabled are entitled to full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges on any public conveyance operated on land or water or in the air, or any stations and terminals thereof, not limited to taxis, airplanes, motor vehicles, railroad trains, motor buses, street cars, boats and in any educational institution, not limited to any kindergarten, primary and secondary school, trade or business school, high school, academy, college and university, and in places of public resort, accommodation, assemblage or amusement, not limited to hotels, lodging places, restaurants, theater and in all other places to which the general public is invited, subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law and applicable alike to all persons.

(c) Persons who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard-of-hearing and otherwise disabled persons shall be entitled to rent, lease or purchase, as other members of the general public, any housing accommodations offered for rent, lease or other compensation in this state, subject to the conditions and limitations established by law and applicable alike to all persons.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1975, ch. 55, § 1; P.L. 1979, ch. 159, § 6; P.L. 1997, ch. 85, § 1.)