An Act Regarding Service Dogs
Sec. 1. 7 MRSA §3922, sub-§4, as amended by PL 2007, c. 664, §11, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 7 MRSA §3923-B, sub-§1-A is enacted to read:
This bill requires that an individual registering a service dog present to the municipal clerk a letter signed by a physician, psychologist, physician assistant or nurse practitioner indicating that the individual or a member of the individual's household requires the service dog and a certification or other document indicating that the service dog has completed training from an established service animal training organization or has been evaluated by a certified animal trainer and found to have a sound temperament suitable for a service dog. It also requires the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to ensure that the registration tag of a service dog clearly indicates that the dog is a service animal and to devise a method of ensuring that a service dog's registration tag is visible to the public.