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(a) A person commits the crime of interference with the rights of a physically or mentally challenged person if the person intentionally prevents or restricts
(1) a physically or mentally challenged person from having full and free pedestrian use of a street, highway, sidewalk, walkway, or other thoroughfare to the same extent that any other person has a right to pedestrian use; or
(2) a physically or mentally challenged person from being accompanied or assisted by a certified service animal, without an extra charge for the service animal, in a common carrier, place of public accommodation, or other place to which the general public is invited except as provided in (b) of this section.
(b) A physically or mentally challenged person who is accompanied or assisted by a certified service animal in a common carrier, place of public accommodation, or other place to which the general public is invited is liable for property damage done by the animal.
(c) In this section,
(1) “certified service animal” means an animal trained to assist a physically or mentally challenged person and certified by a school or training facility for service animals as having completed such training;
(2) “physically or mentally challenged ” means physically or mentally disabled, as defined in AS 18.80.300.
(d) Interference with the rights of a physically or mentally challenged person is a class B misdemeanor.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alaska Statutes Title 11. Criminal Law § 11.76.130. Interference with rights of physically or mentally challenged person - last updated April 21, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ak/title-11-criminal-law/ak-st-sect-11-76-130/
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