PRESS RELEASE: Disability Law Colorado Comments on HB 16-1308

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Nick and his service dog, Denver

DENVER, April 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Intentional Misrepresentation of a Service Animal could soon be a crime if HB 16-1308 continues its passage through Colorado's General Assembly.

The bill makes it an offense to bring "an animal into a place that it would otherwise not be allowed to enter by passing off a pet, therapy animal, or emotional support animal as a service animal."

Director of Legal Services Alison Daniels notes that: "Disability Law Colorado (www.disabilitylawco.org) was founded in 1976 to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Over four decades we've seen the difference that animals can make in a person's life. That's why we need education on the law rather than criminalizing behavior by people that don't understand it."

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