[nagdu] Fw: [buddy-l] A very bad legislative effort

The Pawpower Pack pawpower4me at gmail.com
Sun Dec 27 15:40:24 UTC 2009


having this provision as individual state laws is quite different than  
adding a provision for mainly able-bodied trainers to access places of  
public accommodations under the ADA.

For example, some state laws required that both teams and trainers be  
"certified" from a school or program and that said handler or trainer  
produce identification upon request when accessing places of public  
accommodation showing that they are affiliated with such program.

However because the ADA requires that each dog be "individually  
trained to do work or perform tasks" and the law also says that  
identification cannot be requested as a condition of access, I as an  
owner trainer without identification have a broader law to fall back  
upon should there be any questions.

If trainers want access, then it needs to not be a part of the ADA.

Sorry if this was unclear. I need more caffeine!

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