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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 11. Criminal Law
- Chapter 76. Miscellaneous Offenses
- Section 133. Interference With the Training of a Service Animal.
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AS 11.76.133. Interference With the Training of a Service Animal.
- (a) A person commits the crime of interference with the training of a service animal if the person intentionally prevents
or restricts a person who is authorized to train a service animal from being accompanied by an animal that is
identified as being in training to be a service animal, or assesses an extra charge because of the animal, in a public
facility, except as provided in (b) and (c) of this section.
- (b) A trainer who is accompanied by an animal in training to be a service animal in a public facility is liable for
property damage done by the animal.
- (c) It is an affirmative defense to a prosecution under this section that
- (1) the person accompanied by the animal in training to be a service animal did not, when requested by the defendant, give
reasonable evidence of being a person authorized to train service animals; or
- (2) the defendant prevented entry into the facility or caused the trainer and the animal to leave or be removed from the
facility based on unruly or disruptive conduct of the animal that created
- (A) a substantial risk of imminent physical injury to a person other than the trainer; or
- (B) an atmosphere that made regular activities by other persons in the facility substantially more difficult than usual.
- (d) In this section,
- (1) "authorized" means employed by, or serving as a volunteer with, a school, agency, or other facility that trains
- (2) "identified as being in training" means wearing a device or exhibiting an insignia approved by a school, agency, or
other facility that trains service animals that identifies the animal as being in training to be a service animal;
- (3) "in training to be a service animal" means being in the pre-training or training period as required under a program
administered through a school, agency, or other training facility for service animals whose goal is to certify the
animal as being able to assist physically or mentally challenged persons;
- (4) "public facility" means a capital improvement owned, operated, or occupied by, or a mode of transportation owned or
operated by, the state, a public corporation of the state, the University of Alaska, a political subdivision of the
state, or a regional educational attendance area.
- (e) Interference with the training of a service animal is a violation.
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