I want to thank Newark Charter students Jasmin, Genevieve, Makenzie and Jordyn. They began looking into Delaware‘s equal accommodation law as it relates to service dogs as part of a class project and brought this issue to my attention.
We found out that we needed to clarify the state code so it is consistent with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act so I introduced HB 354 to clearly define service animal and the disabilities covered. Watch the video and read the bill (https://bit.ly/2ISbAbq) to learn more!
I was honored to work with Newark Charter High School students Jasmin, Genevieve, Makenzie and Jordyn on House Bill 354, and am so happy they were able to be part of the legislative process, and most recently at the bill signing ceremony.They began looking into #Delaware's equal accommodation law as it relates to service dogs as part of a class project and brought an oversight in Delaware's code to my attention. As a result, HB 354 clearly defines the term service animal and brings state law in line with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The bill helps to better supports those with service animals and affirms protections for the animals themselves.Thank you all so much for your hard work on this issue! #ADA
Posted by Rep. Ed Osienski on Tuesday, September 25, 2018