Title 40
Human Services

Chapter 9.1
Equal Rights to Public Facilities

R.I. Gen. Laws 40-9.1-1.1



 40-9.1-1.1.  Definitions.


(1) "Disability" means a disability as defined in 42-87-1.

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

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

(4) "Public area" means a part of a place listed in 40-9.1-1 that is open to the general public.

(5) "Regular hours" means the hours of any day in which a public place listed in 40-9.1-1 is open to members of the general public.

(6) "Service animal" means a dog that has been, or is being, specifically trained to assist an individual with a disability, and includes a guide dog or hearing dog.

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; P.L. 2019, ch. 96, 1; P.L. 2019, ch. 131, 1.