Alaska Statutes.
Title 11. Criminal Law
Chapter 76. Miscellaneous Offenses
Section 133. Interference With the Training of a Service Animal.
previous: Section 130. Interference With Rights of Physically or Mentally Challenged Person.
next: Section 140. Avoidance of Ignition Interlock Device.

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 service animals;

(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.

All content © 2008 by Touch N' Go/Bright Solutions, Inc.

Note to HTML Version:

This version of the Alaska Statutes is current through December, 2007. The Alaska Statutes were automatically converted to HTML from a plain text format. Every effort has been made to ensure their accuracy, but this can not be guaranteed. If it is critical that the precise terms of the Alaska Statutes be known, it is recommended that more formal sources be consulted. For statutes adopted after the effective date of these statutes, see, Alaska State Legislature If any errors are found, please e-mail Touch N' Go systems at E-mail. We hope you find this information useful.